About PSE Institute

PSE Institute (Planting Seeds of Excellence) was launched in 2009 by Sondai K. Lester as an educational consulting company. The services have been primarily related to working with teachers, parenting groups, community leaders, and administrators on 21st Century education strategies consistent with a global, wired world. PSE places special emphasis on Black child development and African American fathers as parents and co-parents, supporting key stakeholders as they plant seeds of excellence early in their children's lives.

In 2019, Sondai and Lindiwe Lester expanded PSE to include independent publishing of educational materials as an expression of owning and controlling our stories. 

Our publishing services are prioritized in two areas:

1. publishing our years of research and writing to educate and enlighten around topics related to youth identity formation, human and leadership development, and African and African American history.

2. supporting the publishing projects of those with compelling messages who want to document those narratives. Our publishing services include coaching for writers, structuring/organizing thoughts, editing, page design, proofreading, and crafting a focused message for publication. We can also assist with the book publication process and marketing basics.

We work with partners with complementary expertise so that we achieve the desired results for ourselves and our clients.

 Sondai K. Lester, President

Lindiwe S. Lester, Partner