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Empowered U Youth Connections
Combating Poverty Through Education
Poverty is a huge risk factor for children, and unfortunately, it is all too common. Because the definition of an at-risk youth is so broad, in some respects, all youth are at risk in one way or another. So who fits the technical definition of “at risk?” An at-risk youth is a child who is less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Children who come from low-income families are more likely to fit this definition. Youth from these low-income families are prone to be teen mothers, engage in gang activity and delinquent behaviors. The presence of one or more of the following risk factors increases the likelihood that children will be involved in the court system; school and community risk factors, family risk factors, individual risk factors and peer risk factors.
Empowered U Youth Connections (YC) focuses on teaching youth that in everything they pursue, their mindset and perspective matters. The goal of Empowered U-YC is to help youth change their view on life, which brings them to a point of
taking ownership of their decisions and
become motivated for greatness, to combat poverty.
Empowered U-YC program service youth between the ages of 13 to 24; by partnering with youth programs, schools, organizations of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. Empowered U-YC is an eligibility-based program, designed as an additional resource to help youth achieve their goals.
What WE DO
Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth
What we Believe
Connecting youth for a better tomorrow
At Empowered U, we are strong believers in the ability of youth to succeed. Our services, activities, resources and connections are designed to help youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. Youth will have the opportunity to openly discuss and ask questions they are challenged with daily. We promote individuality, respect, integrity and growth. Our mission is to connect youth with mentoring programs and resources that will equip them with the tools needed to successfully navigate life and face issues affecting them personally, academically, professionally and socially.
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