The Last Message Bag Of Hope


We just wanted to fill in the gaps. Honest. We didn’t seek to become a huge operation. We had one goal. Sneak in the gaps between churches and schools and government organizations and change lives. If it meant putting together a food bag—OK. If we could teach a leadership class—that’s cool. If it means securing … Continue reading The Last Message Bag Of Hope

Year End Giving Benefits All of Us!


Donate NOW! We need you! The end of the year… How did your year go? Empower Youth found ourselves in the middle of a whirlwind of activity that could not have happened without your help. Some of the thing we were able to accomplish through donations of time and finances are: We brought a community … Continue reading Year End Giving Benefits All of Us!

No words left for a title…


THANKS For some reason, I don’t know where to start. I’ve been trying to write this article for two weeks. Ever since the last picnic in the park and before the start of school, I’ve just wanted to say “thanks”. But the words have failed me. All I have is what feels like a huge … Continue reading No words left for a title…

Tonight we saw…


Come with me to an Empower Youth picnic and see what we see… Tonight we saw new faces… they were enjoying the food, the music, and just being away from the house enjoying the neighbors.   Tonight, we saw a grandpa, giving his granddaughter some advice… we weren’t close enough to listen in but that … Continue reading Tonight we saw…

Summer Picnics Are Here


Last year, Empower Youth broke out into Burke Park with one goal– connect our community in a way that no matter your background, paystub, or facebook status that we could all come together and have a great time enjoying our families, our neighbors, and meeting new friends along the way.  We had a fantastic success. … Continue reading Summer Picnics Are Here

I’ve Been Diagnosed… finally


My own case of ADHD—Advocate for the Dreamers, Harbor for the Downcast…. For the last few months, my husband and I along with our board members and many of our volunteers have been seeing that we are outgrowing the beautiful storage and packing space that a local church (Faith Chapel in Bethel) has so willingly … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed… finally