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!

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

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!