We inspire, motivate, and empower at-risk youth through mentoring, education, tutoring, and support.

Novelette Bowen

Founder & Executive Director

I'm committed to their success!


I’m a mom, a foster mom, a Personal Empowerment Coach, a Founder/Executive Director, and an inspirational speaker who believes in exciting possibilities that can be found in the undiscovered abilities of our children and youth. Through mentoring, education, and support, I am dedicated to combating poverty by building on the innate genius of these kids, and help them create meaningful, fulfilling lives that empower them to contribute to society in a positive way.

I’m looking for like minded gladiators who oppose poverty for at-risk youth, who are in foster care and for youth who have emancipated or aged out of the foster care system, to help RFV through mentoring, education, leadership acquirement, and personal development to unlock a future for themselves that is free from homelessness, a high rate of recidivism, unemployment, and sex exploitation.

Please join me in my quest to create positive change in the lives of these kids who need us the most!

Rosene Compaine

CASA Volunteer

"Novelette is a tireless and well- informed advocate for at- risk youth. She would be an asset to any advocacy team."

Jim Schnell

CASA Volunteer

"[Novelette] has a deep understanding of the challenges these children face, and the insight, experience, and training to engender their trust, build hope, and create accountability. I see them listen when she encourages them to "keep it real," and they accept and respond to her empathetic but tough love, because they know she is all about their best interest. She makes a profound difference in their lives."



Foster youth are one of the most vulnerable subgroups of children living in the the United States. According to Foster Care statistics & resources, approximately 443,000 children and youth are currently in foster care in the United States and 30,000 youth between the ages of 18-21 "age out" of the foster care system annually.  


These at-risk youth:

  • Have the highest high school dropped rate of 50% and are often unable to take and pass the GED test;

  • Are unprepared for college level work;

  • Although 70% say they would like to go to college, less than 3% will earn a college degree in their life time;

  • Within four years of aging out of the foster care system, 50% of youth have no earnings;

  • those who do have earnings make less than $7,500 a year and are unable to economically sustain themselves;

  • Lack of preparation for adult life results in 60% of these youth being convicted of a crime.

Findings show that Domestic Violence inflicts harm to children such as emotional harm, psychological harm, physical pain, and low self-esteem, which impacts the child's learning systems, thereby influencing a child to lose interest in education, arrive late to school, be absent from school, and drop out of school.


Together, we can help them reshape the trajectory of their lives.

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Ruby's Enlightened Path, Inc.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054