At Confident Girl Mentoring, we take a whole-child approach. Our staff is Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Restorative Circle Practices. We create a culture centered around family values and trauma-informed practices that improve self-esteem and confidence, family and community engagement, and improved long-term health outcomes. We embrace organizational diversity as a core value.
Tiffany Lewis, Founding President & CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring. Her vision is to heal, inspire, and connect the next generation of leaders to reach their full potential. She is a dynamic mentor, servant leader, educator, and empowerment coach. Her journey to success started when she saw the trauma that impacted the lives of historically marginalized youth. She uses her personal experiences and works to inspire people, giving them the resources and inspiration needed to amplify their authenticity. She created National Youth Confidence Day, celebrated annually on October 20th. Tiffany is guided by her core values and undying commitment to inspiring young women to take control of their lives. She has developed evidence-based programs that helped thousands of young black and brown girls discover the confidence and skills they need to become leaders, champions, and change agents in their communities. She is pursuing her degree in Organizational Management from Houghton University and certified in Restorative Practice Circles, Adverse Childhood Experience, and Parent Engagement in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She recently completed the 2022 Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Leaders of Color Fellow program. Tiffany has been honored for her work in youth advocacy by the NAACP, State, Regional, and Federal Governments. She is named CGLI's 2022 Pay It Forward Award Recipient, 2022 Remarkable Woman by Nexstar (Channel 4) and 2019 Mentor Who Move the City by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie and Niagara Counties. She is the First Woman of Color to receive her Clinical Oncology Esthetics License in WNY, helping cancer patients look and feel their best. No stranger to hard work, Tiffany previously worked in city government researching and writing various policies and legislation targeting youth and communities of color and developing marketing and wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies. Her leadership is highly sought-after. She is the Advisory Board Chairwoman for the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, designed to remove gender-based inequities in women and girls. Tiffany believes that if you have a vision, you can achieve anything. Her quote: “Your plan will lead you to your purpose, and your purpose will drive you to your destiny."
Nasiyah T., Deputy Director of Confident Girl Mentoring. At a young age, Nasiyah had a passion for speaking. At age six, she used her voice to advocate at the Women's March in Buffalo, NY. She later attended a panel discussion with distinguished professors on tobacco laws and raised a point on how others can show empathy in marginalized communities. Nasiyah is an E3 Menstrual Health Equity Ambassador, advocating for reproductive rights. When she is not studying, she is practicing her jump rope skills, spending time with family, or creating TikTok videos.
Our dedicated volunteer champions are leading the charge. Their dedication to community, family, and education assists in providing the best care for our participants. Their diverse background and leadership skills are what drive the organization to success!