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Meet our Founder

Diamond Youth Development is a nonprofit organization founded by Kalisha Gaines in 2022. Her initial goal was to create a safe and nurturing space for young girls and their families to learn, grow, and be empowered. Through workshops, mentorship programs, and events, her focus is to create a community of powerful young women who are confident in their abilities and celebrate their identity. 

Our Team.

Meet the passionate individuals behind Diamond Youth Development. Our dedicated team is committed to empowering and inspiring young Black girls in Rutherford County, TN. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, we share a common mission to make a positive impact on the lives of our future leaders. Get to know our team and the driving force behind our programs.

Board Members

Board President - Kalisha Gaines
Board Treasurer - Brittany Spriggs
Board Secretary - Jeanette Price
General Board Member (Advisory) - Natalie Russell
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