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Who Is Prim & Prosper?

Stephanie Rousseau

Founder & Executive Director

Prim & Prosper, Inc. is a mentoring organization dedicated to encouraging young women to fulfill their God-given purpose with a focus on community awareness, empowerment, health & wellness and professional development.

Our Values

The Pillars Of Prim & Prosper


Do more than just exist.

‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.’
Romans 8:28


Sophistication, grace & poise.

She shall give to your head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory will she deliver to you.
Proverbs 4:9


Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

For you are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust and the source of my confidence from my youth.
Psalms 71:5


Starve your distractions and feed your focus.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭

Our Impact

Why We Mentor

Mentoring is a successful and cost-effective intervention with an outstanding rate of success

Source: Be a Mentor Organization

1 in 2 children in Detroit live in poverty, the highest rate in the country among large cities

Source: State of the Detroit Child, Data Driven Detroit, 2012

98% of all youth mentored complete their high school education

Source: Be a Mentor Organization

Behavioral benefits from mentoring, include decreased violent behavior and likelihood of initiating illegal drugs and alcohol use


Mentoring has social-emotional development benefits, improvements in youth perceptions of parental relationships, and better prospects for moving on to higher education

Source: Federal Mentoring Council and Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002

Mentoring provides a host of educational benefits, including better academic performance, increased school attendance and positive attitudes


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Providing a helping hand to young girls.

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Benefits to Mentors

Mentoring provides benefits not only to mentees, but also to the mentors. The benefits to mentors, include:

• Increased self-esteem
• Sense of accomplishment
• Networking opportunities
• Increased patience and improved supervisory skills
• Insight into childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood


Next Community Outreach In

Emerald Gary

The Prim & Prosper, Inc. organization has a big heart for developing young women. Volunteering with Prim & Prosper for their Ronald McDonald House outreach program is where I was really able to see their heart. The toys that were purchased were for the young girls enjoyment, but also to teach them how an entrepreneurial mindset starts – using what you have and turning it into something more!

Sarah Marshall

Volunteering with Prim & Prosper at Life Home Project Foundation (LHPF) in Phucket, Thailand was such a eye-opening and meaningful experience! The visit to LHPF was well coordinated and I can’t wait to join the next community outreach!

Francoise Toussaint
Director of Foundation Marie

Thank you to the Prim & Prosper, Inc. from Foundation Foyer Marie Orphanage. We are grateful that they were able to visit and give so much love and care to the children. The children were thrilled with the gifts and donations. They loved having the opportunity to play some soccer! Our doors are always open to you at any time and welcome to the Foyer Marie family!!!

Jason Rousseau

Prim & Prosper, Inc. provided a great opportunity for me to volunteer at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM). Volunteering with the organization was one of the highlights of my Thanksgiving holiday. It was a humbling experience to be able to meet new people and help support the community.

Ronald McDonald House

On behalf of the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMGC-CNI), thank you Prim & Prosper, Inc. for your generous gift of toys including jewelry sets, accessories, barbie dolls, piggy banks, etc.Thank you for your investment and lending a helping hand!

Tamir Hill
Program Alumna, Class of 2020

It is evident that the women of Prim & Prosper aim to ensure each young woman’s happiness and success and I am so honored to say that I am a part of this network of women. I can honestly say that joining Prim & Prosper was one of the best things I could have done in
high school.

Tamir Hill
Program Alumna, Class of 2020

I also deeply appreciate the networking aspect of this program. Prim & Prosper has introduced me to so many strong and driven black women who all breathe success because they all have goals and have the intuition to achieve them. It is one thing to strive for success and good bearings, but it is another to surround yourself with successful people who also have similar goals on their agenda

Crystal Byars
Program Alumna, Class of 2020

Prim and Prosper inspired me to be a greater woman and to excel in life. My mentor goes above and beyond to listen, support, and push me to be successful. Prim and Prosper created a safe space for me to learn how to be a better young lady, confront some of the challenges I had while learning how to break generational curses through college-bound workshops.

Kendra Flowers
Program Alumna, Class of 2020

The determination and strive I have is highly encouraged by my fellow Prim and Prosper mentors and peers. The amount of support and motivation made me want to grow even more as a young lady. My future has been made so much brighter being in this organization.

19 Mar: Ladies, please be careful and aware!

By: Mentor / Mentee Pair, Amore Moore and DeShawna Conner Ladies, how often do we go out to the mall…

28 Feb: Black Girl Magic

By: Mentor / Mentee Pair, Stephanie Rousseau & Ashley Jones Hey girl, yeah you – You are a Q U…

02 Mar: Yes, You Have A Purpose

By: Chelsea Thomas If you didn’t know by now, there’s a reason for your existence! You’re destined to do wonderful…

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