Serving Empower Youth

This week, the offices of Clermont County OSU Extension, Soil & Water Conservation and Natural Resource Conservation Services, had the opportunity to help serve at Empower Youth in Bethel, Ohio.  While there, we packed 200 weekend food packs full of food to provide enough meals to help get them through the weekend.

Empower Youth was established in 2015 by founding Executive Directors, Lori & Scott Conley.  Empower Youth is a non-profit organization that works with children and youth of the community to help instill confidence and the resources needed to help break the chain of poverty.  The mission of Empower Youth is: “To provide resources for all youth to: build healthy relationships, learn how to live financially independent, become spiritually sound, and instill a desire to serve their community.”

Every week there are approximately 700 weekend food packs that are provided for Bethel-Tate School System, Grant Career Academy, Amelia Elementary, Fayetteville-Perry and Lynchburg-Clay Schools.  The bags are available to help families who may need a little help to make their groceries stretch.

The opportunity to serve at Empower Youth was eye opening.  The resources needed for our community takes a village.  Together we can encourage confidence and help break the chain of poverty for a healthy, thriving community.


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