Empower U Inc. is a local based organization that is poised to become a national voice for Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention programs. This grass roots organization has teamed up with Ashley Johnson, Miss Teen Salt Lake City 2013 to bring programs such as Project Bully Busters to children in our community. Project Bully Busters is a program designed to create awareness by educating, inspiring, and empowering youth to stop bullying their peers and to prevent teen suicide. Empower U also promotes awareness through community based activities and events with celebrity DJ’s, local bands, food and fun activities.
Empower U’s mission is to create a safe haven for youth who are bullied or suicidal by motivating, inspiring, entertaining and helping them to realize their worth, potential, talents and passions and learning to love and accept themselves.
Empower U’s activities and events will include dances, competitions, athletic tournaments and events, physical challenge courses and other workshops and seminars. Participants have the opportunity to participate in safe and supportive teen based events that promote awareness in schools, community centers, and other public venues. Events such as “Your Epic Life” in May will feature professional DJ’s, local DJ competition, educational support, and safe fun activities for teens. Workshops will introduce youth to programs and opportunities that will allow them to discover their talents. Seminars will educate, inspire and instill a sense of self-worth with the hope of discouraging participation in and experimentation with alternatives that may put their life at risk.