Stacey Rodgers is the dedicated and passionate visionary of Sparkle Mentoring Program and serves as its Founder and Director. Sparkle Mentoring Program is an organization created for girls of color to be empowered and live up to their potential. Stacey took on the vision God gave her and birthed Sparkle in 2008 with her daughters and nieces. She felt compelled to create a safe place for girls to learn and openly discuss issues that concern them. Stacey desires that girls of color have the self-esteem to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.
Stacey has more than 10 years experience working with and serving families and youth. She has worked in an Intensive In-home setting serving at-risk children, as well as more than 10 years experience providing support and advocacy for victims and survivors or domestic violence and sexual assault. In this role, she provided domestic violence education to women detoxing from drugs and alcohol. She also served domestic violence victims in a shelter along with providing domestic violence education to youth Wake County Public Schools. She is certified Victim Service Practitioner with the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network. Stacey worked for a short while as a Foster Care Social Woker for Wake County. She now serves as Parenting Specialist for The Hope Center at Pullen providing support and case management services to former foster care youth. Stacey is a trained Facilitator for Stewards of Children: Darkness to Light, a nonprofit organization empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stacey is a licensed Minister and loves serving and supporting others.
Stacey graduated from Shaw University with a degree in Social Work. She is married to her best friend, Irving. Together, they have nine children and nine grandchildren. Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and road trips with her husband. “My purpose and vision is to encourage teen girls to think better, speak better and become better!”
Meet the Team
This is our team of Mentors.