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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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Rating: 5 stars  

Diamond In The Rough Youth Development, Incorporated is a phenomenal organization that has changed my life as well as my daughter's life. She has blossomed in their cluster mentoring program over the years, progressed in the area of self-esteem and has developed into a powerful leader in the community as a result of the training offered in the C.O.R.E. Leadership Program. In addition, my daughter has been exposed to awesome speakers, informative workshops, community service , educational fieldtrips and participated in various programs and college tours.

Further, the Executive Director, Nicole Steele is an awesome visionary, gifted curriculum writer and has a heart to educate, empower, train and transform the lives of young girls by getting them to understand their self-worth. Furthermore, the staff, mentors and volunteers are very caring, compassionate, driven and passionate about mentoring young girls. They also enjoy educating, supporting and helping families build healthy relationships.

Finally, being a part of Diamond In The Rough is like meeting an instant family that epitomizes that statement "It takes a village to raise a child." I would highly recommend this organization because they truly live up to their mission statement of "Transforming the world one child...one family...one community at a time." -Audra Mac

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I would NOT change anything about this organization.

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I participated in the Healthy Girl - Healthy World Summit with Diamond in the Rough, Inc, and I was immediately impressed by this organization's professionalism and structure. The young women who were a part of the Core team who helped escort the facilitators to their sessions were so well-groomed and classy. They had a deep knowledge of who they were as young women, they were committed to community service and already had their post-highschool plans underway. Diamond in the Rough is doing an excellent job at fulfilling their mission and vision. I was ecstatic to be a part of this phenomenal organization!

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Diamond in the Rough (DITR) youth development organization is an anchor and asset to the community in which they serve. As the executive director of The Treasure Box School of Etiquette, I am in awe by the level of excellence in programming that DITR coordinates to empower 21st Century Learners. I am always honored to serve as a facilitator and collaborate with Nicole Steele and staff. ~ Rhonda Hudson

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Diamond In The Rough is the BEST nonprofit organization I have every worked with!!! I have been a Mentor with DITR for about 8 years now and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! Its an AMAZING feeling to see young girls of different ages, races, and walks of life who life's get and have changed after joining DITR. It's a place of comfort, confidence, loving, and understanding! We're not just an organization but a FAMILY ..... "Transforming the world . . . One child, one family, one community at a time". 

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This is a wonderful mentoring program for young girls. I recommend all young girls attend if possible. This program offers inspiration, creativity and confidence to these girls. I am a volunteer in this program and I love every moment I spend with the girls, this is a awesome and much needed program.

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I was a supporter of DITR nine years before accepting the position as Finance Chair on the Board. DITR is not just about the young girls, but it's about families. Nicole and the awesome volunteers at DITR are faithful, fearless, full of integrity and very professional! I am proud to be part of an organization that is dedicated to changing the world....one child, one family, one community at a time.

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Diamond In The Rough is an awesome youth development program. This program is a very much needed organization for such a time as this. I have been affiliated with DITR for more than 4 years and I have seen lives being changed and individuals grow in their own rights by leaps and bounds. DITR is a youth program that is structured to help shape young girls and young adults but there are also events and activities that are geared toward shaping women. Close to two years ago I had the opportunity to attend an event where mothers and daughters were given the charge to open up and break curses and break down barriers that were causing discord in the relationship and this event was not only life changing for me, but for all of the families that participated. I still recollect on the what I gained and learned from that event. Mrs. Nicole Steele is an angel right here on earth. Mrs. Nicole Steele has a heart for young girls and people. God is the head of this organization and Nicole has taking the charge of what it is that God has called her to do. She and her team are changing "one child, one family, one community at a time."

Dr. Yolonda Rollins

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Diamond in the Rough is an exceptional organization that offers top-notch mentoring and student development services to young girls in the Atlanta metropolitan area. I have attended several DITR events both as a guest and as an expert. Each event exceeds my expectations. Most recently, I served as a Presenter at the "Healthy Girl - Healthy World Youth Summit" at Emory University. It was refreshing to see young leaders welcoming guests and visitors at the registration desk. The event was a complete success because of the dedication of the volunteers, the mentees, and the dynamic leadership of Ms. Nicole Steele. I will continue to support this organization for years to come because of the great work that is exemplified.

Dr. Erica L. Payne,
Deafinite Pathways Inc.

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As both a Volunteer and the parent, DITR is an AMAZING organization. I Thank God for placing this organization in my path. I started out as a volunteer 11 years ago. The organization has grown by leaps and bounds and has truly been able to make a difference in the lives of young girls, adults, families and our community. I have personally experienced growth in dealing with my own issues with self esteem and self worth and confidence.

As a parent, I have seen my daughter blossom since she has been a part of DITR. My daughter is much more confident in herself and her leadership abilities.....she looks forward to going to DITR and very often chooses it over other activities when we have a schedule conflict.

Through conferences, workshops, cluster sessions etc. DITR is making a positive influence in our society....we are very fortunate that this organization exists.

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DITR, is truly an outstanding organization. As a volunteer and mentor, I am able to learn and grow using spiritual and life skills. I have truly found a blessing with DITR, and a special sisterhood of amazing ladies.


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