Aspires to be a symbol of hope for at risk youth.


Aspires to be a symbol of hope for at risk youth.


Aspires to be a symbol of hope for at risk youth.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to be a resource to inspire change in youth and young adults through mentoring and creating positive peer experiences.

We offer the expertise of community leaders to teach our youth to improve their quality of life through a balance of coping techniques and positive reinforcement.

We are dedicated to promoting trust and empowerment among youth, and building a strong foundation for the future of our society.

Fresh Soil Nonprofit a Mentoring brand dealing with at risk teens and young adults who struggle with daily issues such as abandonment, low self-esteem, displacement, and neglect.  Would you like to Donate?

We Believe

A good role model and a positive environment bring out the best in youth and young adults.

Mentoring will work best when it’s long-term, centered in the community, and built on positivity.

A positive attitude can transform a life, regardless of what one is going through.

We should all strive to be more compassionate, kind, and respectful to everyone.

Disrespectful behaviors damages youth and communities.

By mentoring our youth it will guide them to a more positive level as young adults, and set them in a position to mentor other youth similar to how they once were as kids.


Monica knew she had a calling on her life when she escaped a lifetime sentence at a very young age. Growing up in Southeast San Diego, she made many mistakes like most teenagers who lack proper guidance. She felt like the black sheep of her family, unloved and misunderstood. That void caused her to make poor decisions with no concern for the consequences. She needed to be a positive role model for her four daughters, and she refused to let the streets raise her children like they had raised her.

She turned to God for help. She prayed tirelessly about what she could do to save girls and young women from ending up in a similar situation? How could she be a symbol, a light at the end of the tunnel?

Fresh Soil Mentoring and Transition Center is Monica’s God dream. All her prayers have brought her to this point. She feels strongly that if she had a mentor she would’ve taken a different route, or at least saw the error of her ways much more quickly. In the time since Monica has started her program she has mentored several young women

Monica won The Community Change Award, a who woman activates and spearheads others through change initiatives and leads by fearless example.  She is often the voice crying in the wilderness, championing the cause of the poor, disenfranchised, disadvantage and often disillusioned. She springs into action and takes the lead in effecting a change. She is not on the sidelines cheering; she is in the forefront leading.

Monica Kelly