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Treasured Jewels

Changing the world, one girl at a time


About Treasured Jewels After-school Mentor Program

Treasured Jewels is designed to nurture and support teenage girls facing challenging issues that are 

affecting them emotionally and academically, by providing mentoring, enriching experiences, 

self-awareness, and character development while empowering them to become successful,

independent, educated, and confident young women in today’s society.


Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.


Mar 1st

Ticket Sales for the Key To My Heart Dinner begins


Mar 14th

Journey through Black History @6pm

@ Magnolia Middle School



Mar 16th

Black Youth in Action Debutante Orientation 

March 16th, 2019 @ 11am

@ THE EPICENTER in Edgewood


Mar 20th

Cupcake Decorating w/ @6pm

Cost: $25

@ Magnolia Middle School


May 18th

Key To My Heart Dinner @ 3pm

 July 1st 2020

London  to Paris Trip

Donations are greatly appreciated

 Meet Our Team

Our team of skilled workers and volunteers continues to grow each year!

Mijiza Green


Mijiza Green is a Special Educator at Harford County Public Schools. She developed Treasured Jewels mentor program in 2012 starting with 17 girls she is currently in 4 schools and has a total 250 members. Mijiza has degree in Business Management and is working toward her Master’s in Psychology. She has worked with children for more than 10 years and has been contracted to create programs for the Boys & Girls Club, HCPS, YMCA, and Teen Court.

Keeping the success of children always on her mind, she wanted to have more resources to decrease suspension rates in her school, so alongside her husband Nathanal Green in 2017 they developed G.R.A.C.E. Empowerment & Young Men Empowered, which teaches teens who have been suspended from school or have committed minor crimes about self-esteem, conflict resolution, bullying, and more to build character in our youth.

Today, Mijiza strives each day to impact the lives of a youth so they do not have to experience trauma as she did, raised in the streets of Brooklyn NY. In the process of finishing her first book, with her husband, 4 children, and 2 grandchildren, she understands her purpose is to tell her story and share her testimony in order to fulfill her destiny, by creating change in this world, and empowering youth one child at a time.

Russ Sawyer

Nathanal Green

 Director of Young Men Empowered

Nathanal Green moved to Maryland in 1998 to become a professional Barber, soon after he recognized that he had the desire to help youth be academically successful, particularly at risk boys. He took this idea and started to  give free hair cuts for back to school, good grades, honor roll and prom. While using his chair as a vehicle to mentor, this passion grew, as he along with his wife developed Planting Seeds Community Outreach, starting with a girls program, this quickly grew to more. Currently a  certified child care professional, he is a staff member at the EPICENTER after school program, gym teacher in summer camp, Youth Asst Director of Middle School Camp, paved the way to the development of YOUNG MEN Empowered. A community resource that teaches at risk boys who have been in trouble in school or with the law, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Bullying and more. In the process of pursuing his college degree,  Nate says "This is just the beginning of his journey to impact the lives of teen boys"

Andrea Rice

Director of Elementary Programs

My name is Andrea Rice.  I am a Para educator at Edgewood  Elementary school. I've worked for HCPS since 2005.  I served as a coordinator and instructor, leading our elementary youth to compete at the Black Saga Competition at Towson Universty for almost 6 years. I took over leading the Sisterhood Program for a year until the program ended. I currently serve as the POC and assist with our school's male mentor program, The Joshua Boys. I am one of four selected from my school to participate and serve as a part of the Active Assailant Critical Response Training (AACRT) Design Team. 

Grace Wiggins

Director of Middle School Programs

Lureen Wiggins has been employed with Harford County public schools for almost ten years and currently works as a special educator at Edgewood middle school. Mrs. Wiggins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hunter College and Masters degree in Education from City College of New York. Previously she was employed as a New York City Probation officer. In this capacity she supervised juvenile delinquents, conducted law-related education classes and worked in a computer lab providing tutorial services for the troubled youth. Mrs. Wiggins currently works closely with Mrs. Green and fully embraces Mrs. Green’s vision for young girls in the community. Mrs. Wiggins serves as the Director/Teacher of Treasured Jewels in Edgewood middle school. She is also married and the mother of three children, one who attends a Harford County public school.

Chevonne Francis

Director of G.R.A.C.E Empowerment