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

3 v 3 Soccer Tournament– register now!


Click here to register for this tournament and support Empower Youth scholarships.   If you haven’t registered for camp– it’s not too late!  We are still accepting camp registrations. Please follow this link to get more information.  

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

Happy Anniversary to Us!


A year ago… I just couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t watch one more child be left out. I couldn’t handle one more child being belittled for things they could not control: poverty, hygiene, neglect, overworked parents, lice, overtired, lack of opportunity, hunger…. I knew I couldn’t stop it all, but if we could just … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Us!

Enlarging Territory: My Buddy Sal


Meet Sal. He’s ten years old and he has wiggled into my heart. When I first met Sal, his Momma introduced him to me and explained that he had some speech problems and was a bit autistic. I met him right after Halloween. I remember the first time he came to my Sunday morning class. … Continue reading Enlarging Territory: My Buddy Sal

Vocabulary Lesson


Food insecurity—the condition assessed in the food security survey and represented in USDA food security reports—is a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.—USDA Economic Research Service The USDA definition of “food insecurity” is clinical and sterile—which by nature is what we are going for with a definition. We … Continue reading Vocabulary Lesson