Empower our Youth Foundation Gets New Home.

Empower Our Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and supporting children who have been bullied. Working to not only support the victims of bullying but also to bring resources to parents about how to cope with the problem. Empower Our Youth Foundation provides youth with a unique and comprehensive approach to bullying prevention. Helping in the development of equipping youth with the tools they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. They also, provide a safe space to assist with the reporting of bullying incidents to the authorities. Read more--->>

Governor Marks One Year Anniversary of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Providing Hope and Help

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, and Ohio 988 Administrator Doug Jackson recognized the positive impact of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has had on Ohioans following one year of state-and-nationwide implementation.

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Lead the Way Academy Student

Lead The Way Academy  and Horizon Science Academy HS student, Salman Nurani completed his community services volunteering as a HS Empower UP volunteer attending community events and EPIC Kids STEM/Literacy Academy sessions.

As of August 2024 Salman has graduated from Horizon Science Academy HS and attends Columbus State Community College.

Women Empowerment 03-05-23

The full On n About segment is on all ABC 6 WSYX-TV and social media platforms!

Last week Empower our Youth Foundation and other amazing local women business owners in Columbus were featured on the show celebrating Women's Empowerment!!!! Check it out! Do you see any fabulous #businessowners you know on the segment? Give them a shout. Thank you to Reporter Kayla May for an exciting opportunity to share the wonderful things we are doing to bring awareness and advocacy against all forms of bullying 💙


COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to the American Express Woman Owned Business Report, Black women are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Tonya Kelly is a mom and administrator at a local High School. She launched Empower Our Youth Foundation a few years ago, after her middle daughter and granddaughter experienced bullying in school. She had a problem she wanted to address, but struggled to get the capital and resources to make her nonprofit an active solution. Read the article here---->>>


Empowerment Congressional Recognition

So proud of the recognitions that are coming for Empower Our Youth Foundation.
Home Town Hero Hosted by Sunny 95 - Columbus, OH. The announcement is playing on stations QFM96: WLVQ-FM 96.3 Read More--->>

Sahara gets kids involved in community service!

I was always interested in doing something for the community but the day the schools closed in March 2020 was the day I thought about kids who rely on school breakfasts and lunches. We started Sahara to help school kiddos. But after realizing the impact of the pandemic we expanded to helping individuals experiencing homelessness and families who are struggling. We evolved and expanded per the need, we all know domestic violence increased during the pandemic, and the shelters are overwhelmed, so we try to help kids in shelters too. Read the article---->>

Girls On The Run.

About So Much More Than Running
The mission for, “Girls on the run”, is to teach young girls how to build confidence and demonstrate a positive character to respect themselves and others. They also learn how to care for those around them and form connections with girls within their networks. They teach the value of competence because we may be from different communities, but learning the importance of skill-building is good if an individual wishes to be effective when faced with various tasks or presented with multiple opportunities.


The organizations international headquarter is in Charlotte, North Carolina, and 1996 was when the dream all began to increase positive youth development. Educator and Ironman, Molly Barker, the founder of “Girls on the Run”, started with 13 girls to encourage elementary and middle schools girls to become more active in the community and build confidence within themselves. Read More--->>