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Alicia Ranee’ Gaston is a behavioral health professional, character education consultant, speaker and writer. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and over 10 years as an education consultant specializing in character education, Alicia Ranee' has dedicated her life to service. From teaching and mentoring youth, serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness, mental illness and substance disorders, to championing women issues, Alicia Ranee' is committed to making a positive impact in her community, nation and around the world. 


As CEO of Alicia Gaston LLC, she encourages others through her faith, workshops, and tried and true life lessons. 


Alicia Ranee' is the Founder and Executive Director of Maximizing Character, a nonprofit youth organization whose mission is to teach character education, life skills and foster social responsibility through community service. Learn more at

Alicia Ranee' is currently working on several writing projects, including blogs for this site and the Maximizing Character nonprofit organization, life skills workbooks for youth, and the second installment of her first children's book series, The Baldwin Terrace Kids

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