Welcome to the virtual home of the Dr. Quin Foundation! We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment, leadership development, character building, and overall success of youth of color, specifically Black youth, in southern rural areas.
We are aware that minority mentorship is at its highest levels in the inner cities. The Dr. Quin Foundation brings that level of mentorship to the rural and underserved vicinities in the South.
Dr. NaQuindra Brooks, founder, president, and CEO, has a heart for southern & rural youth of color because she used to be one. Having been a first-generation college student, Dr. Quin knows very well the key role mentorship and having a village played in her life. Now, she believes it's her turn to pour back into rural communities in the South like the ones that helped shape who she is today.
Take A Closer Look
Consider our logo; it's "who" we are at our core.
In our logo, we were adamant about the message we want to convey. The owl represents wisdom, as we want to impart knowledge and wisdom in all our youth no matter if they're just getting started in kindergarten or preparing to head off to college.
We use the colors red, black, and green plus implemented the African continent to pay homage to our Motherland and the Black culture.
The wheat under the owl's feet symbolizes the southern and rural areas our youth of color are from.
Like youth anywhere else, southern and rural youth of color are full of potential to change the world. They just need someone to help unlock it.
The Dr. Quin Foundation has the keys to do just that.
We lead by example today
So that we can pass the torch tomorrow.
The Dr. Quin Foundation employs the following strategies to empower our rural youth of color:
•Educational Field Trips
•Cultural Celebrations and Observances
•Career Readiness Programs
•Black Wealth/Financial Literacy
•Mental and Emotional Wellness Check-ins
•Interactive Team Building Exercises
Through these various avenues, we remain intentional about effective mentorship and how it impacts the minority rural youth we reach.
Meet Dr. Quin--Founder, President, & CEO
D/E/I Practitioner. Author. Activist. Feminist. Educator. Visionary. Leader. Servant.
Dr. NaQuindra Brooks, known as Dr. Quin, is a passionate diversity, equity, and inclusion (D/E/I) practitioner dedicated to affording southern and rural youth of color the access they'll need to tools and resources for a bright future.
She is a native of Jackson, Alabama, but resides in Arkansas as she currently serves as an Assistant Dean, leading the Dept. of Diversity and Inclusion at Arkansas Tech University.
She holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University, a Master of Liberal Arts in Leadership and Ethics from Spring Hill College, and a Ph.D in Leadership with emphases in Education Administration and Organizational Development from Carolina University (formerly Piedmont International University). She holds the distinction of being the first Black woman to earn the Leadership Ph.D at the then PIU.
Outside of higher education, Dr. Quin is a published author and a zealous activist who works tirelessly at fostering and fulfilling social justice initiatives and building equity within marginalized communities.
She has affiliations and memberships
within, but not limited to, the American Association for Access, Equity,
and Diversity (AAAED), the National Association of Diversity Officers in
Higher Education (NADOHE), the National Conference on Race and
Ethnicity (NCORE), National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP), the National Association of Multicultural
Education (NAME), the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and
she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Chairwoman for
Multicultural Affairs for the Arkansas Student Affairs Association (ArSAA).
She is a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and owner and CEO of Quin-clusion, LLC, a holistic diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice consulting firm as well as Wright on Time Professional Writing Services, LLC that specializes in content creation for individuals and businesses.