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Our Team

Sharon Woods Floyd

Founder and Executive Director

Better Bound Youth Development was born out of my personal experience as an “at-risk youth”, and mentors at “More Than Words” which is an outstanding youth development organization in Boston doing phenomenal things for their youth and their community. Being placed in the foster care system at an early age, I know how quickly a child can become lost in the system and even further behind in school. That journey gifted me a passion for helping youth who are struggling to find their full potential.

Our goal at Better Bound Youth Development is to empower our most vulnerable youth to find their path to success. This program is not a handout, we believe that young people want to be successful, and are willing to work towards attainable goals. We are dedicated to supporting and empowering youth to “Do The Work” to lead meaningful lives with every opportunity for success.

  • Formerly Licensed Foster Parent in SC
  • Public Speaker
  • 2021 National Step Ahead Award Winner: Recognizing women in science, technology, engineering, and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies.
  • Manufacturing Supervisor at Siemens Energy of Charlotte N.C.
  • Graduate of Limestone College Gaffney B.S. Business Administration
  • Graduate of York Technical College AS. Business Management
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Our Team

Aubrey Lamar Thompson


Aubrey is the Treasurer of Better Bound Book Store & Youth Development Corporation. Born here in York County, Lamar attended Rock Hill High School, where he was a recognized student-athlete. He has served as the Director of the Charlotte Ave YMCA for 25 years and is currently the District Vice President of the Upper Palmetto YMCA. His strong belief that we must support our youth in order to secure our future is evident in his commitment to working with young people in all aspects from sports, to critical needs and youth empowerment.

B.A. Degree from Newberry College

Tiffany Hefney


Tiffany Hefney is the Secretary of Better Bound Book Store & Youth Development Corporation. She is Regional Performance Coach with the State of South Carolina & ¼ Owner of “From Start To Finish, LLC” an Event Planning/ Coordinating Service.

Tiffany is Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Eta Alpha Omega Chapter of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Graduate Advisory Council and Technology Team. Board of Director member for Pearls of Service Incorporated. Serving as Nominations Chairman. Tiffany has worked and volunteered with youth most of her life and continues to build strong networks of support for many young people along her path.

Life motto: “God, use me wherever the need may be.”

2009 Graduate of Gardner – Webb University
B.S. Business Administration – Healthcare Services

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Our Team

Robert Floyd

Community Engagement Manager

Robert Floyd is a clerk with the York County Solicitors office. He is a retired firefighter and has dedicated many years of service to the local community. This includes work with the Rock Hill School District, the York County Solicitors Office in the Youth Arbitration Program, the Central City Optimist Club, and various levels of volunteerism with the City of Rock Hill Neighborhood programs.

He will work with the public to rally support for social awareness, fundraising and nonprofit initiatives and overall support and awareness of the organization’s needs and goals. Robert currently works with the Rock Hill Solicitors Office, where he serves as a clerk and works with youth in various programs in the juvenile system.

Jaiah Caldwell

Board Member

Jaiah Caldwell is a native of Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from Allen University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences. Jaiah obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

She is an esteemed member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®️, as well as the Purple Heart Auxiliary Chapter 425 Augusta, Georgia. Additionally, she is an active member of the Programming Committee of the Grants Professional Association South Carolina Chapter and Black Girls in Social Work Association.

Jaiah currently serves as the Resource Development Manager at Habitat for Humanity of York County. Having been with the organization for over a year, she takes pride in making a positive impact on the community by fostering relationships through community outreach, fundraising, sponsorships, and grant writing.

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Our Team

Dora Irasema Thomas

Board Member

Dora Irasema Thomas is a dedicated entrepreneur and community leader originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As a loving mother of four and the wife of Tim Thomas for 36 years, Dora has balanced family life with her passion for business and ministry. She is the founder and owner of Ebenezer Home and Office Cleaning Services.

Dora’s educational background includes studies at Crossroads Bible College and the Children’s Ministry Institute, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to make a significant impact in the lives of young people. She successfully managed a daycare, nurturing the next generation with care and education. Her calling to ministry led her to work with CEF, a children’s organization, where she ministered to elementary school children through after-school Bible clubs. Dora also played a pivotal role in helping local churches establish Hispanic ministries, reaching out to the Spanish-speaking communities and fostering inclusivity. Her journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to her family, her business endeavors, and her community outreach, making her a respected figure in both her professional and personal circles. Dora’s story is one of perseverance, faith, and the pursuit of the American dream.

Better Bound Bookstore is a 501 (c) Non-Profit

We are a 501 (c3) Non-Profit and we sustain ourselves on donations, sales generated on our eBay store, and the support of volunteers and community partners – who make all the difference. Get involved and help us – empower youth to lead successful lives.

Because of you, we can help others.