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OUR VISSION

Our vision is to establish a community for our students capable of helping them realize their potential and shape a brighter future by providing them with access to a tutor or mentor who supports their academic, social, and emotional growth.

"Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders: The Young Debs Inc Story"

In the heart of the vibrant Baltimore metropolitan area, an incredible journey began in 2002 when Addie C. Ruffin, MS, and April R. Ruffin, MD, had a vision for a brighter future. Together, they founded The Young Debs Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to molding respectful, ethical, and hardworking students who would be prepared to overcome life's challenges.

At its core, The Young Debs Inc aimed to provide mentorship, guidance, and love to the young men and women in the community. Over the years, this organization has undergone an inspiring evolution, adapting its programs to better serve the needs of its students. Their journey was nothing short of remarkable, and their impact on countless lives has been profound.

Mentorship and volunteerism have always been at the heart of The Young Debs Inc. With the guidance of dedicated mentors and volunteers, the organization has touched the lives of numerous students. Their journey unfolds through several transformative programs:

  1. Young Debs: For the younger members of the community this program designed to empower young women with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in life.

  2. Junior Debs: this program is the cornerstone of The Young Debs Inc, this program instills the same values, building a strong foundation for a brighter future.

  3. Gents: Empowering young men with the tools to become responsible, respectful, and successful individuals.

  4. Debutantes: An advanced program for young women who are rising high school seniors, equipping them with leadership skills and life knowledge.

  5. Performing Arts Outreach Programs: Recognizing the power of the arts, these programs encourage creative expression, enabling students to explore talents in fields such as music, dance, musical theatre and acting.

Through unwavering dedication to their mission, The Young Debs Inc has witnessed the transformative power of mentorship, love, and compassion in the lives of their students. The impact of this organization extends well beyond their formative years, as many alumni have gone on to achieve remarkable success in a wide array of fields.

Scholarships have opened doors for Young Debs alumni, leading them to pursue higher education and post-secondary training programs. Their career paths span diverse industries, including nursing, culinary arts, media and photography, music, and even the military. The success of these alumni serves as a testament to the organization's commitment to fostering talent and empowering young minds.

The Young Debs Inc invites you to explore their website to learn more about their extraordinary journey. As they continue to shape the leaders of tomorrow, they remain committed to their vision of a community where every young person is given the opportunity to thrive, learn, and grow.

The story of The Young Debs Inc is one of inspiration and hope, a testament to the enduring impact of mentorship, and a shining example of the positive change that a dedicated group of individuals can bring to a community.

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