"We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas
and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
~ Mary McCleod Bethune, American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil rights activist
Great Youth, Inc. (formerly known as Great Girls Inc., a girls’ only program from November, 2014 through November, 2016 and also formerly known as Great Girls Great Guys, a girls and boys program from November, 2016 to June, 2018) was founded by Rhonda G. Mincey in June, 2018. Great Youth, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax- exempt organization. Subsequent to the organization’s official name change in 2018, Great Youth, Inc. revised its mission to transforming both middle school-aged boys and girls into leaders, mentors, and role models. The organization is committed to serving the Low Country, the Coastal Empire, and other regions throughout the United States.
We have several initiatives to accomplish our mission. They include:
Rhonda G. Mincey, M. Ed.
Board of Directors
Our board of directors is comprised of skilled, dedicated, passionate men and women from various occupations and backgrounds who understand the urgency of equipping our youth to be leaders, mentors, and role models. If you'd like to bring your talents and resources to our team and are committed to our cause, get involved. We especially need an attorney, accountant, and a fundraiser to serve on our Board. Will you help?
Youth Advisory Committee
Since the heartbeat of Great Youth, Inc. is youth, we rely on them to offer their first-hand perspective on what affects them most and to offer solutions on how to solve their problems. We also use their energy and ideas to propel the organization forward.
Rhonda is the visionary behind the Great Youth organization and serves as its Executive Director. She is passionate about the success of youth from all walks of life and has received numerous awards for her work with young people. Rhonda has been a role model and mentor for countless girls for nearly a decade as well as a mentor to women who have begun nonprofit organizations that serve girls. As the founder of GREAT Success, LLC, she developed the GREAT Girls Club, an innovative methodology that has impacted thousands of girls. She is a sought-after motivational speaker, an educator, and the author of "A Girl's Guide to Being Great." Rhonda has a Master's in Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has received numerous awards for community service and leadership. Her motto is "It is never too late to be great."
We utilize the experience from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and consult with other businesses to obtain guidance on a variety of issues, including Strategic Planning, Board Governance, etc.