For Girls With A Story

The Ruby Project reaches out to girls (ages 13-24) who've experienced abuse & various traumas. Our goal? To help these girls realize that, despite what they’ve been through, they are still worth far more than Rubies (Proverbs 31:10). So every year, we host all-expense-paid “Ruby Retreats.” A special time where our girls participate in designed mental health workshops, woman’s health workshops, and creative art therapies, which help these girls “rewrite” their stories in a way that helps them take back their power and approach their lives with a new found sense of purpose and strength. Read more about us here. Each retreat culminates with our “Ruby Arts Showcase” where the girls come before an audience and share their NEW stories through art. It is easily the most powerful and transformative moment of the treat – for both the girls and the audience!


    Donate your time, services, and talents to the Ruby Project! Contact us for volunteer opportunities and open internship positions. *Note: Volunteer spots for the retreat weekend are limited.

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  • Help and Support

    At the Ruby Project we: work through the emotional impacts of trauma, address health issues unique to young women, provide a sisterhood of support where girls realize they are not alone, promote healing and healthy coping through the creative arts

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  • Sponsor a girl

    It takes a minimum of $300 to cover the costs of each girl that wants to attend our retreat. Help get these girls to our annual retreat by sponsoring one today!

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Meet the Founders & Directors

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    Chinyere Peace Amadi

    Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Chinyere Peace Amadi, received her BA in psychology from UCLA and her M.A and doctorate in psychology (Psy.D)...

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    Leslie Oluchi Nwoke

    Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Leslie Oluchi Nwoke, received her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine, her Masters in Public Health (MPH)...

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Support the Rubies



It takes about of $375 to cover the cost of one girl. But every little gift helps! Join us in carrying out the mission of The Ruby Project via retreats & other initiatives. Give today!



Our girls experience life-changing breakthroughs during our retreats, but need your mentorship to continue their growth? Have experience, advice, and encouragement to share in the areas of self-esteem, love/relationships, parenting, college, or career? Email us at and let us know you're interested in mentoring!



Have time, services, and talents that you'd like to share with the girls of Ruby Project? Contact us for volunteer opportunities and open internship positions. *Note: Retreat Leader spots for our Ruby Retreats are limited.

Support our efforts by a making a monetary donation