…empowering youth to create their own resources,
…reaching beyond their circumstances to be leaders of society
Earlier this Summer, Sandy Marquez our volunteer Education Director applied for a grant with State Farm to fund the leadership program that she directs at Bethel Tate Middle School.
For the last year, Sandy along with other volunteers have been going to the Bethel-Tate Middle School on a regular basis to teach the fundamental leadership principals. The class has been so successful that Sandy developed an entire program called Safety-Net.
The Safety-Net Education program is not just about in school teaching but also takes on tutoring and after school mentoring. When Sandy articulated her needs to State Farm, out of 2000 applicants her application was chosen in the top 200. Now, we need all our friends to help us become in the top 40. This is not a crowd-funding opportunity that we want to pass up. We need you. The children of Appalachia Ohio need you. We will be using our model from Bethel to teach students in our other schools.
It’s so important to us that we receive the most votes. Please help us. This is what you do:
As most of you know Lori Conley, our Executive Director, has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Empower Youth recognizes the significant financial burden this puts on the Conley family as the administrative salary raised for Lori does not come close to compensating her for the work she does. We not only want to continue to support Lori and family with our time and prayers but we also feel it is our obligation to help her overcome the financial hurdles that may come with treatment.
Empower Youth, in partnership with Woodland Lakes Camp, would like to invite you to a fundraiser lunch for Scott and Lori Conley.
Event Date and Time: August 26, 1-3:30pm
Place: Woodland Lakes Christian Camp (aside from the ranch, Lori’s most favorite place to be) 3054 Lindale-Mt Holly Rd, Amelia, OH 45102
Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Breadsticks, Caesar Salad, Drinks, Brownies
Carry out is available!
Ticket Prices: $12/adult, $8/child (10 and under), Free/Infant (2 and under)
There will be an option for additional donations at the event.
Music entertainment and bounce houses will be provided! This is a family friendly event.