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Diamond In The Rough Youth Development Inc

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Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth


2140 McGee Road Suite C640 Snellville GA 30078 USA


Diamond In The Rough (DITR), is an award winning, faith-based, non-denominational, youth development and leadership program dedicated to "Transforming the world . . . One child, one family, one community at a time". DITR offers a variety of preventative programs and enrichment activities designed to build self-esteem, character, and leadership among girls of all ages. Visit our website at www.ditr.org to learn more.


Diamond In The Rough has successfully served over 4,000 youth and families since our inception in 2004. Working in collaboration with local schools, churches and organizations, it is our goal to provide programs and services to girls around the globe.

Target demographics:

Girls ages 4-18 and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

150 youth

Geographic areas served:

metro Atlanta


Group mentoring, leadership training, career training & family enrichment activities.

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1 person found this review helpful

Diamond in the Rough has been a blessing to me and to so many young girls. I love the heart and passion that this organization demonstrates through all of their programs. I so wish this was around when I was a young girl.

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This is a wonderful organization that far exceeds the expectations the community places on them. The members that make up this organization are praying, professional and profound women. Anyone that is blessed to come in contact with or become a part of DITR is impacted in a positive manner.

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Diamonds in a Rough is a great mentoring program for our young girls.

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I have been volunteering with the Diamond In The Rough Youth Development program for about 4 years.
I cannot begin to tell you how it has blessed me beyond my expectations. This organization has brought so
much awareness of what our young girls are facing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I have seen
the lives of these young girls transformed as a result of being a part of the Diamond In The Rough Family.
This organization has truly created a safe environment for the girls to express themselves and not feel judged
instead they receive love, care, support, protection and knowledge. Each girl that comes into the program and
truly engage and participate will definitely become a precious diamond and their lives will never be the same.
Mentor/Volunteer Ms. Lucille

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Diamond In The Rough is by far the most rewarding organization that I've volunteered for. The Leaders of DITR are organized, creative and plan agendas that positively impact our young girls. Over the years they've partnered with other non-profits such as Partners Against Domestic Violence and local colleges to educate and empower our next generation of women. I look forward to volunteering every year!

Karli James

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The DITR program is making a huge difference in society. The dedicated mentors/volunteers go above and beyond for the success of the program. Everyone in the program are passionate about promoting the mission. Diamond In The Rough is not only a fabulous nonprofit to be a part of but a family.

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I found DITR several years ago searching for a debutante and it was the best thing I could've found for my daughter. She is currently going on her 4th year. She has learned to express herself better, social and people skills, understanding that God and family are first and knowing her worth. This is a program that continues to get better each year and I'm delighted to be involved. There are so many activities and ways a parent can stayed involved. It's a blessing! Thank you DITR for providing our girls with "Girl Power", the strength and knowledge of the different stages a girl goes through to womanhood.

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I had been searching for a girl mentoring group for my daughter for over a year. After some not so good experiences, I saw a side-note on my Facebook page about Diamond In The Rough. I looked them up & after speaking with Ms. Audra McDaniel, signed my daughter up immediately. Ms. McDaniel was very patient, took time to answer my questions, and as a mother, shared some of her stories with me. September 2015, my daughter will be going into her 2nd year as a member and she loves it. I wanted her to have another support system ... other than myself and my husband ... where she could go to if she ever needed to. I wanted her to have a place where she can be surrounded by young ladies her age (13 at the time) or older who would most likely be experiencing the same things she was, or had gone through something similar. And she found that in DITR. The mentors in my daughter's cluster ... in my opinion ... showed sincere care and concern for the young ladies. My daughter expressed how comfortable she felt speaking with them. It doesn't feel at all to me like the organization is all about money. Field trips are offered, both free and some we have to pay ~> and I'm fine with that. From what I see, the organization is always pushing FAMILY. I love what Ms. Nicole Steele, Ms. Audra McDaniel and the rest of the DITR family are doing, and I hope they continue. For what the organization means to my daughter, it definitely gets my support. In fact, 2 days ago I recommended it to another friend. And just from reading the website, she registered her daughter and they are both excited to get started this September 2015. May this organization continue its mission. Bless ~ Pittman

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Diamond In the Rough is one of the best non profit organizations I have ever been apart of. If I could get every girl apart of this youth empowerment group I definitely would. I started out in 6th grade insecure , didn't really know my purpose and afraid to come out. This organization has helped me with self empowerment, my confidence and knowing I have a purpose. I used to be the girl in the back, didn't say much bad attitude and didn't want to ever speak out. But now I am a active member of Diamond In The Rough and I am the president of the Core Leadership group in Diamond In The Rough.

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I begin mentoring five years ago at DITR. Since I have been serving as a Mentor and Volunteer at DITR, it has completed changed my life. My professional background is in IT(Masters in Information Technology Management) since my involvement in mentoring; I'm currently back in school getting a BA in Social Services with a minor in Behavior Development. Diamond in the Rough is a great organization that really really helps and gives back to our girls(leaders of tomorrow).

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