OUR HISTORY:

Over the years with the development of several relationships with women and young adults (some long term, and some not so long term), we uncovered common cares, dreams, hopes and gaps in our journeys.  It didn't take long before many of us came to realize that we were giving each other what we had not received in our earlier years of development - that being the space to express our honest concerns, fears, and desires and having support, guidance, accountability,

So in 2004, You Belong started its journey of developing and establishing an environment that would provide young mothers with an opportunity to grow as  women and young mothers.  With a commitment to provide relational opportunities, we set out to identify and equip young mothers through relational commitments, guidance, encouragement, resources, and unconditional love. 

In approximately 2015, we realized there was a large population of young women that are not mothers, there were benefiting from the You Belong model of mentoring and coaching.  As a result You Belong Too was birthed. 

OUR WHY: 

WE BELIEVE personal growth requires authentic connections 

OUR HOW:

… and the development of safe, honest, responsible, and mutually respectful relationships

OUR WHAT:  

… provides environments that allow our clients to discover and develop ways that builds their confidence, character, responsibility, and accountability.

 

 


Meet the Board

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jaci mathis

Chief Executive Officer

With a passion for encouraging women to be all that God created them to be, having grown to understand how important it is to be confident in who you are and to realize that we all need unconditional love, support, and encouragement.  Connecting with young mothers in ways that helps them grow holistically and uniquely is one of the many joys that I've found on my life's journey. With the help of other like-minded individuals and organizations, the full vision of You Belong is becoming clearer and clearer every day.

Certifications:  Stephens Minister, Active Parenting Facilitator, ILD Leadership & Communications Coach, PMP, several workshop certifications in coaching and mentoring.  

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Erica godbey

Officer

After experiencing my own inner struggles and having someone create an environment for me to feel safe, I realized it was my calling to work with other young women to help them see their truth in whatever situation they might be encountering.

Working with young girls has been the most fulfilling experience I have encountered, to see the light inside of them emerge, or just asking questions to allow them to come to their own conclusion I have found extremely important in every women’s life.

Omari Lamar

IT Support and Management / Internet Marketer 

With a Bachelors degree in Information technology, I have a strong background in computers. In addition, I have a strong passion for making smart decisions online. I love helping young women and men learn about new trends in the technology field. In addition, I also like helping others unlock the potential that they have within them by motivating and encouraging them.