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A successful mentor/mentee relationship requires an experienced individual partnering with a teachable individual who wishes to learn and develop. Through consistent communication, role-modeling, career guidance and psychosocial support, GrowGurls who register in the Mentorship Program will thrive among their peers and achieve their future goals with confidence. Here's the link to request a young adult mentor,

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Vicky Mitchell-Taylor

Small Business Owner, Event Planner, Servant Leader

As a Small Business owner, Vicky loves to serve. Many describe her as passionate, dedicated and hard-working. She is committed to providing high-quality services, making a difference in the community and sharing God’s love with an encouraging word of HOPE.


Vicky is a wife, mother, grandmother, lover of music/comedy and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Cydney Matthews

Small Business Owner, Life Insurance Agent

Co-owner of a cleaning franchise for the past 20 years and more recently a Home Health agency in Pittsburgh, PA.

After faithfully working for 13 years with UPMC Health Plan, she left corporate America to pursue entrepreneurship full time. Within two months, she successfully became a licensed life insurance agent and later started a successful home health agency. 

She is most proud of her 20 year marriage, being a mother of four, and grandmother of two.

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Nicole Gilbert

Owner of Linnette's Gourmet Cookies,
Commission Notary Public, NSA certified

Nicole is a true entrepreneur. When asked why mentoring is important to her, she says of the GrowGurls, "They will be our future doctors, lawyers, CEOs, business owners and world leaders". Nicole is co-founder of the Waccawave curling iron cleaner.

She is a mother of 4 and Nana to 1.

Youth Ambassadors

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Naomi Gilbert

Lead Youth Ambassador, Charlotte, NC

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Loren Knight

Youth Ambassador, Pittsburgh, PA

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Miyah Knight

Youth Ambassador, Los Angeles, CA

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