I am new to Diamond in the Rough with this being my daughters first year. If you see the picture of her on her first day you would see that she was not excited AT ALL to be a apart of the organization. However, by the end of that first day her whole attitude changed. She now looks forward to every Saturday session with her new friends. Not only does my daughter love DITR, but as a parent I am impressed with the resources they provide to us. We just recently had a parent resource fair and they gathered a wealth of resources that are available to help not only members of DITR but also other families in the community. I am so happy that I did not hesitate to register my daughter with this organization because I already love what it has provided my family.
In speaking with Audra, I was immediately captivated by her passion for equipping our girls with the empowerment to BE DYNAMIC! Audra spoke in a way that was not only engaging but also endearing – it was made very clear to me that DITR is the program for my daughter. I walked away from our interaction feeling empowered myself – to know the DITR program is all about creating awareness and investing in our girls so they can be their best selves reminded me of my requirement not only as a mom but also as a corporate professional to support the work being done by innovators such as yourself/ your team.
Audra McDaniel was exceptional in her willingness to assist and inform and I want to echo what I am certain you have heard before, DITR has a powerful yet compassionate voice representing their brand!
DITR under the leadership of Dr. Nicole Steele is a phenomenal organization serving Gwinnett county's beautiful daughters, ages ranging from 4 to 18 yrs . This is my daughter's and I first year participating, (her in DIDs and I as a volunteer). The programs are well thought out and executed by seasoned and new volunteers, all with servant hearts. It's a great vessel to partner with as a parent or a professional. Congratulations on serving the community and it's daughters 15 years!!!
My daughter Amari J. has been a member of DITR for 9 years. I have seen her growth. I'm greatful to Dr. Nicole and her wonderful staff. Their dedication to the young ladies is amazing. They are truly empowering and transforming one young lady at a time. I highly recommend this organization!
As a volunteer, I get to see first hand the dedication to helping girls achieve their full potential.
As a new excited volunteer, I am extremely motivated by all the programs DITR offers young women. This experience has been a blessing!
Diamonds in the Rough is a wonderful organization that empowers our young black girls to work together, build their self- esteem and confidence to know that they can achieve anything!
DITR has made a positive impact in my daughter's life by offering a medium in which she can interact with other young ladies her age as well as with a group of positive women who reconfirms her self worth, helps her to develop her leadership skills, and provides resources to help her with her academic and career goals. This organization also allows for her to ask the tough questions regardless of whether the question relates to academics, sexuality, sex, ,and other issues and questions that teenagers experience.
Diamond in the rough is one of the best organizations around to assist young ladies in their growth and wellbeing. D.I.T.R. has done wonders for my daughter.
This is our first year with Diamonds In The Rough and so far I have been very pleased with the program! The mentors have had such a positive and loving influence on my daughter and she truly enjoys each session she attends. The emphasis on building leadership skills, self confidence and self empowerment particularly for girls of color is evident throughout every facet of the organization and is so important. So happy my daughter had an opportunity to be apart of the program!
Diamond In The Rough is a magnificent youth development program that is revolutionizing the lives of young girls (ages 4 to 18) in order to help build their self-esteem, character and leadership skills. Further, Dr. Steele and her team of leaders, mentors, and volunteers are extremely passionate about empowering, educating, developing, guiding, advising, bonding and providing support to each girl to help them develop, grow, reach their goals and succeed in life. Furthermore, the girls within the organization receive emotional support, learn valuable life lessons, receive lots of hugs, compliments and words of encouragement to build their confidence. Diamond In The Rough is a phenomenal organization that is making a mark in the community, developing the next generation of leaders, providing a platform for girls to shine, making impartations, helping girls to fulfill their dreams and transforming the world one child…one family…one community at a time.
Diamond In The Rough Youth Development, Incorporated is a phenomenal organization that has changed my life as well as my daughter's life. My daughter has blossomed in the cluster mentoring program for the past 8 years, progressed in the area of self-esteem and has developed into an awesome leader in the community as a result of the training offered in the C.O.R.E. Leadership Program, Priceless Peer Leadership Program and Diamond University Leadership Academy. In addition, my daughter has been exposed to awesome speakers, informative workshops, community service projects, 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 and value. Furthermore, the staff, mentors and volunteers are very caring, compassionate, driven and passionate about mentoring young girls. The Mentors 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 the statement "It takes a village to raise a child." I would highly recommend this organization because they truly live up to their slogan which is "Transforming the world one child...one family...one community at a time."
I am volunteer now , but i was actually a “gem” of this wonderful program when I was in high school. A “gem” is a young lady who takes part in the program as a mentee. I was so impacted by the program that I decided to come back & volunteer. No matter what side I am on I am always learning & improving. I feel like without his program I wouldn’t have realized the poteinal I have nor would I be trying to use it for anything. I am just thankful to have been a part of an organization that you can actually see & feel the love when you walk in.
DITR is such a positive impactful organization. Everytime I attend a function I get goose bumps from all the love, inspiring stories and the positive role models the mentors the youth. I always say wow I wish they were around when I was growing up.
Diamond In the Rough is an amazing program! My daughter and I will always be apart of this family!! DITR provides spiritual, psychological, educational and financial support to parents and children. I love you all!!!
Dr. Jillian Whatley, NCSP
This program is an amazing resource for the development of young girls! I am so glad our family found out about this nonprofit!
For years, DITR has nurtured young girls in leadership and careers. I've been there from the beginning and so proud of the work they continue to do.
DITR is an AMAZING organization for young girls, parents and the community! From camps to conferences to coaching and creative curriculum, this is the program for your girl. You won't be sorry you enrolled, but you will be sorry if you don't. :)