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To cultivate the seeds of leadership and entrepreneurship in today's youth in order to prepare them to become global trailblazers.
WHO WE ARE
The ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute™, a division of Sound of Nations, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is a youth-based mentoring program providing mentorship opportunities and educational resources to develop creativity, interpersonal skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial mindsets. Our holistic approach to youth development provides educational opportunities for both children and parents to learn and grow together while also, developing relationships with a community of like-minded supporters. Our mission is to empower our youth to become global trailblazers by equipping families with the resources and support to run a business, lead a cause and impact the world.
ExCEL began in 2014 in Prince George's County, Maryland, as the brainchild of teenpreneur/momager team, Gabrielle Jordan and Marcella Mollon-Williams. Based on their desire to expose young people to the possibility of entrepreneurship and expand their mindset, Gabrielle and Marcella sought out to create a platform for young trailblazers and their supportive parents to connect, learn and grow through the power of "the village". Today, ExCEL reaches families throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South American, Africa, and Europe. ExCEL offers online programs suitable for individual home study and group collaborations along with our youth workshops and summit.
The ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute™ is an equal opportunity organization, supporting youth without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
"I never intended to raise a young entrepreneur" says Marcella Mollon-Williams, co-creators of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute. "My goal was to raise leaders that would leave a positive impact on society. Entrepreneurship came naturally once leadership was established." As a fifth generation business owner, Marcella's legacy of entrepreneurship is evident in her daughter, Gabrielle Jordan.
Gabrielle, now 18, is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry company which she started at age 9. However, her passion for business did not stop there. Gabrielle has taken her experience in business and her passion for inspiring others to publish the #1 Amazon Bestselling book, The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kids Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success which launched her platform as a sought-after speaker with accomplishments such as TEDx and keynoting events and conferences around the world.
Gabrielle and Marcella's experience as a kidpreneur/momager team has allowed them to develop an in depth understanding of the intricate details involved in developing leaders and the entrepreneurial mindsets among Millennials and GenZ.