CHANGE MAKER AWARD
TYNISHA LOVETT is the founder and creator of Zenith Cheer, a free cheerleading training and performance program that has been operating for 9 years. After coaching for Rhode Island Preteen, Tynisha noticed that the youth were aging out of that program with little to nothing to do in the city, so she decided to form Zenith Cheer, which was named and voted on by the cheerleaders. This gave the cheerleaders that aged out of the RI Preteen a better choice over choosing boys or streets. After starting her Cheer program for older youth 15 and up, three years later, she added The Little Bits of Zenith for girl ages 5-9.
With no money or a practice facility, Zenith Cheer have grown over the years and performed at PVD Fest, Water Fire, and other events by the grace of God. Zenith Cheer have been featured on the Official Black Girls Cheer IG page at least nine times and they were fortunate enough to film a commercial for March Madness.
Tynisha is a Certified Nursing Assistant and coaches at St. Patricks’ Academy. She has coached for West Elmwood Cheerleaders for 13+ years as well as Pop Warner.
She is the mother of two children, a daughter and son with autism. Caring for an autistic son, Tynisha, and her son were asked to be a part of an autism documentary for Autism Speaks at Brown University.