We’re not just mentors;
we’re champions of dreams
Artistry and Innovation Combined
Experience the fusion of creativity and technology at 50/50 Mentoring
We believe that true transformation happens through meaningful connections.
Established in 2019 by visionary founder Nicole Hayden in Louisville, KY, Friends of Nicole 50/50 Mentoring Collaborative was created to build a robust conduit for Black women to stand as mentors for young Black girls.
Our mission is unequivocal: nurturing a vibrant pipeline of mentorship to introduce girls to diverse careers and novel experiences. Our commitment is steadfast in equipping these girls with tools for self-expression through art and the transformative realm of technology and social media.
Our impact reaches JCPS and local community centers, fortifying aspirations both close to home and across the globe.
Our Four Pillars
These four pillars encapsulate the essence of the 50/50 Mentoring Collaborative's mission,
driving an impact that resonates within individuals, the community, and society as a whole.
At 50/50 Mentoring, we're dedicated to equitable mentorship for youth of color ages 13 to 24. We forge a nurturing platform for diverse voices, empowering both mentees and mentors through shared understanding. Equitable mentorship not only empowers mentees with guidance and support but also enriches mentors' lives by fostering understanding and connection across diverse experiences.
Crafting Careers: Art & Tech Pathways
Our second pillar revolves around holistic skill development. We acknowledge the contemporary world's need for a diverse skill set beyond traditional education. By combining art, technology, and mentorship programs, the 50/50 Mentoring Collaborative equips individuals with practical proficiencies essential in today's evolving landscape. This holistic approach ensures participants excel academically, fostering interpersonal, creative, and technological abilities vital for personal and professional growth.
Community Engagement and Transformation
The fourth pillar emphasizes community engagement and transformation. 50/50 Mentoring generates a ripple effect beyond participants, fostering learning, collaboration, and mutual support through art activism, workshops, exhibitions, and mentorship. This engagement fuels transformative change in both lives and community dynamics. Through wider community engagement, our organization strives to cultivate a culture of learning, collaboration, and mutual support.
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders
Our commitment transcends geographical boundaries, extending to the immersive Angel's Selfie Museum New Tech Learning Space. Here, the fusion of art, technology, and mentorship converges into a space where innovative ideas flourish. Through art and technology programming, we empower individuals to explore, learn, and create, nurturing cross-cultural understanding and collaboration that transcends oceans.