Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Executive Director and Mentor

Program Coordinator/Mentor, PACE Teens

Program Coordinator/Mentor, PACE Young Women

Program Coordinator/Mentor, E-Mentoring

Mentors


PACE Mentoring is a program of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Tax id: 47-3286737.  

“Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.  Research further notes that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will group up without this critical asset"(MENTOR, 2016).

Knowledge is Power!

Advancing and Empowering Teens and Young Women of Color

​PACE Mentoring Program


Mentoring Matters



“When you celebrate girls and women of color you are embracing them and it is that embrace that empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.” (Culbreth, 2015)

 

To be the leading mentoring program for teens and young women of color in Jersey City.

Our Goals


The mission of the PACE Mentoring Program is to advance and empower teens and young women of color, ages 13 and up from underserved communities to reach their full life potential and higher ground through four pathways (1) Personal Enrichment, (2) Academic Success (3) Career Preparation and (4) Extracurricular Interests.


In alignment with the mission of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., we are seeking to advance and empower teens and young women of color to reach their full potential in life. We strive for them to reach for the stars believing and knowing that the sky and beyond is the limit and that the power to achieve their dreams is within. We strive for them to become success stories in their own right, to discover their unique callings, talents and strengths and then share their knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through the PACE Mentoring Program with the world and strive to leave the world better than they found it. 

Program staff

Vision Statement

The PACE Mentoring Program is a program of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Jersey City, New Jersey. PACE Mentoring is a free, unique, high quality, one-to-one mentoring, e-mentoring and group mentoring program created using a holistic approach to address the unique needs, challenges and issues of teens and young women of color from underserved communities. Activities include workshops, providing advice, coaching, guidance and resources relative to personal enrichment, academic success, career exploration and planning and extracurricular achievements, e-workshops, group discussions, field trips to cultural events and community service events. 


The PACE Mentoring Program is the first program in Jersey City, New Jersey to focus on the:


  • unique needs, visibility, voices, experiences, challenges, issues and traumas of teens and young women of color


  • psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth of teens and young women of color, while focusing on


  • personal enrichment, academic success, career exploration and preparation and the pursuit of extracurricular interests for teens and young women of color.

Mission

Overview

  • To advance, celebrate, embrace and empower teens and young women of color to reach their full potential in life and higher ground.


  • To advance and empower teens and young women of color to achieve personal, academic, career and extracurricular goals.


  • To ensure the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth of teens and young women of color.


  • To be a resource for teens and young women of color in the development of self-advocacy skills, healthy self-esteem, self-love, self-respect, self-identity, and self-pride through personal enrichment strategies.


  • To be an ongoing resource for teens and young women of color; to inspire positive change, make good decisions, plan brilliant futures, develop critical thinking and leadership skills, character development; and to enable them to reach for the stars believing that the sky and above is the limit and that the power to achieve their dreams is within.


  • To be a resource for teens and young women of color as they discover their unique talents and strengths.

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  • To be the change needed to propel teens and young women of color to higher ground through advice, caring, coaching, quality mentoring and raising community awareness about the unique needs, challenges, traumas, issues and experiences of teens and young women of color.


  • To provide advice, guidance and resources to help program participants prepare for and successfully complete college.


  • ​To prepare program participants for the twenty-first century workforce by developing workforce ready knowledge, skills and abilities. 


  • To serve the community.

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Purpose

Preparing teens and young women of color for brilliant futures!