As I think back to my adolescent years, growing up in a single parent home, I can only thank God for the strong, confident, caring individuals placed in my life, who supported me and held me to higher standard.

I, like many young girls today, was insecure, impressionable and unclear of my true worth and value, resulting in many poor choices along the path of life. However, it was through the guidance, support and prayers of others, that I came to realize that I was a precious, priceless Diamond In The Rough, created by God for a specific purpose.

Now as an adult, I feel an obligation and have committed my life to helping empower the next generation of young girls as they transition from adolescence to womanhood. It is my belief that despite the challenges that young girls face today, when they have a true understanding of their value and tap into their full potential, they can overcome any odds, and become the bright, beautiful GEMS God created them to be.

It is my prayer, that God will continue to use me and the fabulous members of our team, to touch the lives of young girls all over the earth and to truly transform the child, one family, one community at a time.