SNEAK PEAK: Nadege Borgat

  Photo by Brian Tietz

Nadege is a woman who did not become a product of her circumstances.

Nadege came from Haiti to America for a better life. Unfortunately, she made unwise choices and became a teenage mother at the young age of 18 years old and a high school dropout. She entered a mothering program after she found out she was pregnant to find stability. After spending months of going from place to place, sleeping in her car, and not having food to eat it seemed her situation was hopeless. With no family support from either her family or the father of her child. She found herself at the lowest point of her life. However, God had a plan for her, and someone saw her real potential.

Nadege was adopted by a couple from the Midwest who at the time were serving as house parents at the program. They immediately had a connection to her. They saw something in her no one else did; Her spirit and will to make a difference for her life and her unborn child. As they were getting ready to transition into there new assignment in the missions’ field, they asked Nadege if she wanted to go live with them full-time. Scared and confused, but desperately searching for love and support Nadege said yes. Almost a decade later the rest has been history.

Since then, Nadege graduated from Florida Southwestern State College (Edison State College) with her AA, then went on to Florida Gulf Coast University to earn her bachelor’s in marketing. She has most recently obtained her MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She is married to Don Borgat, and together they have Three children Malik, Ethan, and Zoey.

Nadege now serves as the Executive Director of  The New Beginnings of SWFL, Inc. (TNB), a ministry that was birthed from her experiences. TNB is a program that helps young mothers earn an education and learn important life skills while mentoring them in spiritual growth.  Nadege is passionate about the work she is doing and is excited to connect with other local nonprofits to help empower these young women to make a real impact in their lives and in the lives of their children.  She is a true example of the saying “God turns your mess into your message.”

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