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Diamond in the Rough Youth Development Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

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

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Diamond in the rough for 9 years. This organization is wonderful. We empower girls through PINK, preparation, inspiration, nurturing and knowledge.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 TreasureBoxAtlanta

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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". 

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 Deafinite Pathways Inc

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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,
CEO/Founder
Deafinite Pathways Inc.
www.deafpath.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Anamaria

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best non-profits in the world by far. I have been in the program now for about 9 years and i have no regrets. You should definitely get involved. EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION.

1 Sheila16

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was selected to participate in DITR summer program, Diamond University. The application/selection process was rigorous, but well worth it. My 11-year old was a bit skeptical at first about spending her summer days in a 'program', but soon found it to be one the best experiences of her young life. Diamond University brought in professionals on a daily basis to speak with the girls-only group about careers in science, engineering, and other relevant topics. The girls were given leadership opportunities throughout the camp and even 'home-work' assignments to keep their brains fresh during the summer. Field trip experiences included meeting executives at the headquarters of Chik-fil-a and Coca- Cola. The month long camp went quickly and my daughter is already looking forward to next year. I appreciate the structure, planning, and attitudes of those involved with DITR.