DITR is a beautiful organization. The intentions and character of the volunteers are exceptional. The young women AND parents receive quality service and information. I am honored to be a volunteer and a part of the team.
I am a volunteer with Diamond in the Rough, a mentoring program for young ladies ages 4-18. The mentors very clearly love the girls, and each other. Every mentor and volunteer helps the girls, parents, and each other grow spiritually and mentally through various programs and special events. Diamond in the Rough has operated for 14 years in the Gwinnett County area. There are many volunteers who have been with Dr. Nicole Steele all those years. Others, like me, just started. But, it doesn't matter how long you have been with them, they love and welcome you like an old friend. This same love and acceptance is shown to the mentees. Dr. Steele is obviously quite passionate about what she does, and so are all the other women involved. I couldn't have chosen a better place to volunteer.
DITR is an amazing organization. I started volunteering with them while taking care of my Mom as her Caregiver. I lost my Mom Feb 20, 2017 a few weeks after I started volunteering with DITR.
Finding out about this program has been a life saver for me. While the girls were learning so was I. It helped build me up when I was sinking.
The young ladies also support one another. It's the most beautiful thing to see. I have never seen anything like this program. It's a win win situation for everyone.
I have volunteered with Diamond in the Rough since 2010 and cannot think of anything but wonderful things to say about this organization. Dr. Nicole Steele has done a phenomenal job at providing tools, resources, and guidance to young women and mentors alike. It has been a pleasure being a part of such a remarkable organization and I look forward to many years to come!
I have volunteered with DITR for almost three years! The organization is very well run, providing positive, enriching and life-changing experiences for the girls it serves, as well as the adult volunteers. Nothing but positive accolades for Dr Nicole Steele, leadership team and the other volunteers!!!!
My experience has been as a volunteer and committee member. I enjoy working with Dr. Steele and the other staff members. The young ladies that are a part of the program are growing and maturing because of the awesome mentor volunteers and the wonderful relationships that they are building with each other. I love this organization!
Being a volunteer for over 6 years with such an outstanding organization has been a rewarding experience. The team of ladies that I work with on a monthly basis are the most positive, most genuine, and most uplifting group of ladies that I have ever worked with. The girls who are a part of the organization benefit greatly from the awesome women who they engage with weekly. This organization provides the girls with love, support, understanding, reassurance, goal setting, long term planning, and a bright outlook on life. This organization is second to none and they serve the community with pride and they do a good job. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
Diamond in the Rough is a top notched and award winning youth development program for girls. Not only does this organization provide mentoring to young girls, it also provides opportunities to the entire community. Weekly mentoring sessions, Parent Workshops, Webinars and Workshops focused on College and Career Planning, Abstinence and Leadership are just a few of the tools this organization has used to transform families, communities and the world.
Makes a difference in the community and in the lives of girls. I have also in the last few years become a Client as well....the growth I have experienced with my daughter and her level of confidence and leadership skills is priceless.
I have been apart of Diamond In The Rough for about 10 years now as a Team Leader for the Princess Cluster (grades 4th & 5th). As I volunteer in different capacities and mentor girls on a daily bases, I have grown up within the program myself. I started out as a single young lady, shy and nervous. And now I am married, have a 3 year old son, I stand bold, brilliantly and beautiful as a WOMAN!!! I THANK God and Dr. Nicole Steele for the creation of this AMAZING organization because I am a product of the faithfulness, determination, and mission of the organization ... "Transforming the world ... One child, one family, one community at a time". #ILoveDITR!!!
Wow! The day does not have enough hours available for me to talk about DITR. The Leadership, volunteers and mentees are awesome. Everytime i hear the typical saying that "Women/Girls can NOT get along. I have great joy stating that , I know of an organization that defeats that stereotype and that organization is Diamond In the Rough. I am so honored to be apart of such an outstanding group that I can call each individual my sistersfriends in love & Christ.
I have been apart of DITR since 6th grade and I am currently in the 11th grade. When I first joined I was so over the place, my attitude was horrible and I just wasn’t myself. Diamond in the Rough is like another family to me. Dr. Nicole & Mrs. Audra show so much love to all the girls in the program and you can see they are happy to wake up early in the morning and be at the church every Saturday to pour into our lives. Last year I was accepted into CORE. I had so much fun planning community service projects & etc with my DITR sisters. I went out my comfort zone and ran for VP of Special Events. I was given the opportunity to represent DITR as VP of Special Events the year of 2016-2017 and now 2018-2019. I am so blessed I am the young lady I am today. If it wasn’t for my mom or DITR I don’t know where I would be today.
Diamond in the Rough has helped me in so many ways. I have a greater understanding of what being a powerful female leader is and also the worth of my mind and heart. Being in this organization has changed my life and helped me talk through issues, while stregthening my relationship with God and myself. Definitely glad to be apart of such a great mentoring program.
Three words to describe the Diamond in the Rough experience: Inspiring, Beautiful & Amazing.
The Goodloe Family
Founder /Executive Director , Nicole Steele and the entire Diamond In The Rough Family are a true blessing. So many lives have been impacted by the valuable resources offered through the mentoring program. May God continue to shower unexpected blessings to the wonderful leader , dynamic staff, parents, students & volunteers.
I joined Diamond In The Rough 10 years ago. I had no idea i would still be a part of a wonderful organization. I am a lead facilitator for the 11/12 grade girls. Diamond In the Rough is a big family. We support each other as well as the families that send their girls to us to be mentored. It is a well structured organization that meets the needs of the girls by guiding them on how to make better decisions, being good leaders and citizens in their communities. We also talk about what the girls are facing on a daily basis. We are a faith based girls mentoring program. Nicole Steele the CEO and founder of the program is an excellent visionary and leader. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of Diamond In The Rough.
I've been involved with Diamond in the Rough (DITR) over 5 years now and can honestly say that I am thrilled to be a part of an amazing organization! Over the years, I've seen so many "girls" become respectful, secure, "young ladies". Kudos to Nicole Steele (DITR's founder) for creating such a needed organization in the Gwinnett County area!
My university requires that I participate in a social or human service agency to complete my degree program. As I searched for the best agency or organization to partner with, I found Diamond in the Rough. My initial interview with its director, Nicole Steele was more than pleasant, it was refreshing. The passion and commitment she and her staff have for this community's young ladies and their families is extraordinary. They spend many hours planning and strategizing for events, workshops, symposiums, and retreats geared towards the betterment of its participants and their parents. The love and passion in the room during the events is almost palpable. With each event I attend and volunteer, I find myself encouraged and gratified. Under the mentorship of Nicole Steele, hundreds of young women have learned what it is to not only love themselves, but recognize that they have a future. A bright and prosperous future. I am very happy to be a part of such a progressive, yet humble organization that prides themselves in loving, directing and shaping young ladies into future leaders, future educators and determined women. Upon my completion of my volunteering position, I am sure to remain a volunteer and hope to become a staff member. Yeah, this organization is "just" that awesome, better yet, blessed.
Kimberley L. Wharton
My daughter is involved and a very active part of this organization and she has blossomed and come into her most knowledgeable and resourceful self because of the dedicated women of this organization, leading the pack is Nicole Steele. They have been an integral part of shaping who she is becoming. They love, they encourage, they share, they listen, they guide, they include, they help these young ladies be their very best self under all circumstances they will encounter in their lives. they also make sure that the parents of these young lades are aware and included in the work that is being done with their precious gems! This organization puts the very best in front of these ladies so they know that the sky is the limit for them in whatever they want to do in their futures.
Diamond In The Rough is a dynamic organization that helps girls of all ages and ethnic backgrounds in dealing with all type of issues and problems by having them talk about whatever is on their minds. they have deeply helped my daughter and for this I am eternally grateful! I have not been able to volunteer as I would have liked this year due to a multitude of issues but I certainly plan to do a much better job next year. They are a warm and welcoming group of women, lead by Nicole Steele, who open their arms and hearts and make everything else that is wrong in your life melt away! Thanks ladies and may God continue to bless where ever the soles of your feet may trod!!!
I have volunteered with this organization for 9 years. It has truly been a blessing for me to be able to take part in the different events offered each year. I am a volunteer as well as my daughter has participated as a jewel for 9 years. The director of the program, Nicole Steele is such a motivator for all of the girls and the volunteers. She is dedicated, committed, and an inspiration to all of us. She lives and models the mission and vision of Diamond In The Rough.
I am a first timer volunteer of Diamond in the Rough. Our goal is to help mentor and teach life skills to young girls. As a volunteer, I am gaining experience alongside with women who truly enjoy the work of mentoring and providing support to young girls.
Diamond In The Rough is an awesome Faith-based organization. Not only does it help develop skills and knowledge for the youth it also creates a safe environment for them. Allowing them to open up and really see themselves how God sees them. This is also a great place for sisterhood bonding. I am happy to be a part of this organization and I look forward to seeing this program expand nationwide!
This organization does an amazing job mentoring young ladies as well as supporting the whole family. My daughter has been part of DITR for eight years and I have seen her personal growth and leadership skills blossom due to mentoring and support from these wondeful ladies.