The most important role I have played in my life is that of a mother and advocate for my two children. As a result of this, I am passionate about effecting change that is in the best interest of all children as a whole. This includes advocacy that will bring about family court system reform resulting more sensitive, just and humane treatment for all. Through My Time Has Come™ program (www.mytimehascome.org), I offer workshops that address the emotional and social well-being of youth and families as they face the ethical challenges of today’s society. My Time Has Come™ program also provides art-related solutions and cultural enrichment workshops tailored to the needs of participants from all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I credit the effectiveness of this program, to my extensive professional experience and skills gained from working as a teacher in the New York City School System, an Eastern Suffolk BOCES independent consultant, and most importantly, as an informed and committed parent. I am truly happy for the opportunity to work with our at-risk youth, juvenile delinquents, special education and gifted population in my quest to make a difference in this world with the full support of my husband, the My Time Has Come Mental Health Director, James A. Lacy, LCSW. I am also the Owner and Creative Director of a wearable art business based in Bellmore. (www.madonacoleoriginals.com) Through Madona Cole Originals™, I offer fashion solutions for the social and emotional needs of the 21st Century woman.