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Strengthening Lives To Build 
Healthy Communities


The mission of Breakin' Barriers is to provide services to disadvantaged populations that reduce barriers to advancement and disrupt patterns of injustice to improve the quality of life and strengthen community. 


Breakin’ Barriers offers the facilitation of curriculum-driven mindset transformation models and development services that foster an improved quality of life through relatable mentorship, coaching discipline, and barrier reduction services.  Breakin' Barriers specializes in the reduction of internal barriers that present obstacles to transformative growth that often hinder individuals from improving their quality of life.


Services provided dispel the fear associated with experiences of adversity and cultivate individual development through a strengths-based methodology that addresses common risk factors and influences protective factors.




Marvetta Froe-Shelton

Founder/President & CEO


Marvetta Froe-Shelton has a proven track record of executing the vision of impactful services to promote social justice to individuals and families with the goal of bridging disparity gaps. In 2018, the vision was translated to practice when she birthed Breakin' Barriers.


Marvetta obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Kent State University and earned her Master's Degree in Public/Justice Administration from Franklin University in 2018. Marvetta is passionate about the development of those who have experienced injustice as she embraces her role and responsibility as a solution-oriented Trailblazer. Her mission is to continuously ignite a light of hope along the pathway of progress and achievement. Since the birth of Breakin' Barriers in 2018, obstacles that hindered growth and advancement have been reduced in the lives of over 800 individuals & families through education, personal development, resiliency training, and economic mobility. Thus, improving the quality of life from one generation to another, promoting social justice, and strengthening community..


“I believe in the dignity and self-worth of all people. I also believe that all people have the ability to change and transition into the purpose for which they were created. I lead by example & support the concept of mentorship through a fiery spirit of empathy, coaching, & advocacy.”





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