Born and raised in Detroit, Alicia McKay attended Bates Academy and then University Liggett School. After graduation, she ventured to Rice University in Houston, Texas to study Sociology. Immediately after graduation, she came back to Detroit and passionately transitioned into the education field. She earned her Masters in Education in 2012 from Purdue University Global.
Alicia shares her 20+ years of experience in leadership, business consulting, and education to focus on her mission of promoting personal growth, developing small businesses, building independent authors, and creating innovative youth programming to enhance communities through math and science. She has been an educator for over 15 years as a teacher, tutor, academic coach, academic director, mentor, and math interventionist.
As a strong believer in closing the learning gap, Alicia is focused on positively impacting the educational opportunities within southeastern Michigan. With ingenuity, aspiration, and creativity, Alicia is the founder of No Fear Cafe, The BooksmART Box, and Ready to Learn Circles. She previously served her community as President and trustee of the School Board for the City of Harper Woods. She currently sits as President of the board for The Literacy Project, a non-profit organization. For the last 15 years she has developed and led effective workshops, lessons, and curriculum to help clients to reach their truest potential.
No Fear Cafe envisions a world where urban communities are transformed and engaged in the continuous learning necessary to thrive in a rapidly advancing world, identifying and addressing critical issues related to the education of all people, and using technology to broaden and support learning opportunities.
No Fear Cafe creates fun and engaging educational programming for children and adults.
We believe that all students have the capacity to improve and excel. We create engaging experiences to help students gain confidence and meet their academic goals.
We support traditional, remote learning, and homeschooling families who want to create a clear vision and achieve more through our comprehensive coaching and consulting programs.
We propel students into the lucrative STEM career field by exposing them to useful tools, role models, and valuable resources that students can use to develop and expand their skills. At No Fear Cafe, we truly believe that knowledge is the key to unlock the fearless pursuit of your successful life. We guide our students to clarity, confidence, and fearlessness through education and exposure to high-quality STEM-based experiences.
There is an African proverb that says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Through partnerships and collaborations, No Fear Cafe has a larger impact on the community. We have collaborated with schools, churches, libraries, recreation centers, and non-profit organizations with similar goals and target audiences.