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

Patching The Pavement… getting youth on down the road!


To Clermont County and beyond… The vision of Empower Youth has always been to fill in the gaps between parents, schools, and churches. Our hearts focus on sometimes those very small but significant cracks in the formation of a child’s emotional, physical, and social needs and patch or fill. Sometimes, it’s for a day. Other … Continue reading Patching The Pavement… getting youth on down the road!

What’s with those shirts?


We are so pumped to have had our t-shirts sponsored by Community Savings Bank of Bethel. Because of their donation, we are able to sell the shirts and commit the entire profit to help send kids to camp AND we get to promote the goals of Empower Youth in the process! Empower Youth seeks to: … Continue reading What’s with those shirts?

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

We are birthing an elephant!


In May of 2015, I wrote an article called It’s Only Sunday and the following week I wrote about a terrible Mother’s Day for another one of our youth. I wanted to take a moment to update you on these families. From “It’s Only Sunday”, it wasn’t long until the family returned to it’s usual … Continue reading We are birthing an elephant!