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Community event empowering young Black girls in Rutherford County, TN.

Diamond Youth Development - Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Empowering, Inspiring, Enriching

Our Mission

At Diamond Youth Development, we believe that every young girl of color has the potential to shine brilliantly. We're on a mission to empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of girls aged 9-14 in Rutherford County, TN. Our programs are designed to foster character, celebrate culture, boost confidence, and strengthen our community. We're thrilled to have you here and invite you to explore how we're making a difference in the lives of our young leaders."

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Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character

Melanie Koulouris

Our Goals

Building Confidence

We strive to close the confidence gap between girls and boys in the same age group. Through our programs, we help girls develop the self-assurance they need to succeed in all aspects of life.

Exploring STEM and Career Opportunities

We introduce girls to STEM-based learning and career choices, opening doors to exciting and rewarding future possibilities.

Fostering Community Engagement

Our participants are encouraged to create and engage in community service opportunities, teaching them the value of giving back and making a difference.

Cultural Pride

Our programs instill pride in the African American culture. Participants become well-versed in the rich history and heritage of our roots, fostering a deep sense of identity and belonging.

Academic Excellence Achievement

We aim to see our participants achieve higher grades in school by providing them with tools for success, mentorship, and a supportive learning environment.

Mental Well-being

We create a safe and supportive space for middle school-age girls of color to share their stories, receive mentorship, and develop the mental resilience needed to thrive.

I absolutely love Diamond Youth Development (DYD). One of my favorite memories is the Sneaker Ball. Beforehand, each diamond spent a lot of time preparing for the big event and it was worth it! We hung out with family and friends, ate good food, danced, stepped and received awards. I love DYD because of all the fun events and classes we get to attend. This program is helping me learn more about myself, leadership and culture. I am a proud diamond!


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diamond youth development is Community event empowering young Black girls in Rutherford County, TN.
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