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About Jersey Divas

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Director

Shiobhan Peters

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Co-Director

Iman Hayes

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Assistant Director

Nicole Fitchett

Jersey Divas (D.I.V.A.S) is a non-profit organization serving the youth and teen girls in the Trenton/Mercer county area. The organization is in the beginning stages of the launching process, but is very promising for the female population in at-risk urban areas. The D.I.V.A.S was founded by Shiobhan Peters and Nicole Fitchett. With great determination these individuals in the Trenton Community felt the need to give inner city girls a broader outlook on life as well as equipping them with life-long knowledge and skills that they can use in their everyday life. The program has a wide curriculum that will suit the skills and activities that our teen girls need to have and understand, in order to successfully thrive in the Trenton/Mercer  Area.


1.1 Objectives


D.I.V.A.S is being established to provide mentoring for at risk and urban, elementary middle and high school youth in the Greater Trenton Area. The program will create partnerships with the local school district. Below
are some of the programs your child can look forward to:


 Big Me: Big Me is a paring of our youths to a response adult who they can come to for advice, mentoring, and adult guidance if they need someone other than their parents, families, and friends to talk to.

 Our World in the World: O.W2 will focus on traveling, exploring, volunteering, and community service leadership projects. It will expose our youths to things OUTSIDE of the Trenton Area, as well as giving them the understanding of why it is necessary to be able to be able to travel in order to gain life experiences and get a wider perspective of what the world offers.


 Higher Ground: Higher Ground will help the older students find jobs, expose them to possible careers, college tours, and link students to survival needs.


 What I Need: W.I.N will be fun and interesting activities that your child can engage in such as cooking, baking, fashion design, arts and crafts, and many other various opportunities.


 Jersey Divas: Jersey Divas is an umbrella organization of The D.I.V.A.S brand that focuses on discipline, dance, stamina, health, sisterhood, and community through a variety of dance techniques in the majorette style. Preparing and exposing children to HBCU styles of dance and introducing them to HBCU colleges and what they have to offer.

1.2 Mission
The mission of D.I.V.A.S is the pursuit of the following principles:


Commitment: to inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future.


Responsibility: to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.


Possibility: to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.


Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system.

D.I.V.A.S wants to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.


1.3 Keys to Success


 Establish a strong network of support with the school systems, local clubs/ organizations, and businesses.


 Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the expanding program.


 Establish an effective training program for mentors that will increase their ability to be successful communicators and great people individually.


 Establish an effective monitoring system to protect both the youth and the mentor. The staff looks forward to working with talented, diverse, committed, and beautiful young ladies in our community. We look forward to working with parents and well as students to determine their needs and to expose the youth to think outside of the box and to broaden their horizons. Until further notice, D.I.V.A.S will be self-funded until actual funding and grants become available. Together we can make a great impact on the youths of our community.

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