Overview

Nourishing Hands Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 and expanded its services in
2019. The organization serves youth ages 14-24 in Georgia by providing extended life and professional
skills training through a holistic approach to mentoring. We partner with families, school districts, and
youth dwelling places to deliver relevant and practical informational and applicable training through
facilitated (large group) and small group mentoring sessions. Our program meets the need for productive
role models and mentors between the school districts, Juvenile Justice Systems, business entities, the
communities, and youths. The nourishing Hands program provides an avenue for youth in Georgia to
develop into productive citizens and leaders of their communities. We have designed our programs to
provide the necessary guidance and accountability required for guiding and redirecting youth as they
navigate the path to adulthood. We are committed to our vision, and that commitment drives our holistic
and non-traditional curricular approach and interaction with our participants.

In a recent publication of The Chronicles of Evidence-Based- Mentoring, Harvard professor Dr. Jean E.
Rhodes, article, Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century, writes that most
mentoring programs do not focus on young people. Organizations typically prioritize building emotional
bonds between mentors and mentees. But research clarifies that effective programs emphasize
developing specific social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Our approach is unmatched because we
deliver practical programs, proven to be impactful, researched, and evidenced-based. Through strategic
partnerships, we address the problems of inequality, inequity, and the lack of access to opportunities for
youth, whose fate does not provide such resources and would otherwise be deemed hopeless and
unproductive.