Our mission is providing strategic life solutions to empower the lives of vulnerable youth

Guided by the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. 7-Step Model, our programs will bring life-changing solutions in a Christ-centered environment.

  • A stable and loving place to call home
  • Food, clothing, and essentials
  • Healthcare, self-care, and therapy for healing and restoration
  • Bible-based guidance to learn about Jesus and Christian values
  • Recreational & social activities to enjoy community & God’s creation
  • Tutoring to supplement academic and vocational learning
  • Career support and cooperative work programs for self-sufficiency
  • Life skills training for independent living and healthy relationships
  • Mentoring programs for building integrity and life-long support

Our Programs

Our top priority in empowering vulnerable youth is to build the Empower 7 Ranch: a safe, serene residential community for youth that need a safe place to call home. The ranch will provide homes for foster care teens and aged-out foster youth. Our complementary and progressive programs – Blessings, Growth, and Empower – are tailored to the unique and specific needs of vulnerable youth.

The Ranch

At the ranch, youth will heal from trauma and build physical, cognitive, psychological, social, emotional, moral, and spiritual competence. They will prepare for independent living, form healthy relationships, and discover their God given purpose. They will be empowered to go after their dreams. This residential community will offer:

  • Large ranch homes for family-style residential services for foster care teens ages 13 to 18
  • Small cottages for supervised independent living for aged-out foster youth, ages 18 to 24

Blessings

When the immediate needs of vulnerable youth are addressed, they can begin the growing process. Our Blessings Program offers:

 

  • Food, clothing, shelter & essentials
  • Educational supplies
  • Sponsorships
  • Celebration gifts

Growth

Consistent teaching and nurturing will increase confidence, direct paths, and profoundly shape futures. Our Growth Program incorporates Christian values and offers:

  • Workshops
  • Camps
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring

Empower

Ultimately, our goal is for youth to leave our care with confidence, dignity, purpose, and eagerness to make the world a better place to live. To support their transformation process, our Empower Program offers:

  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Community service projects
  • Transitional living life skills
  • Work-based learning
  • Career and college readiness

Pray

  • Stability and protection for all youth, and for them to know the love of Jesus Christ in their lives
  • Wisdom and guidance for our leaders to fulfill God’s will for Empower 7
  • Provision of resources for our programs & building the Empower 7 Ranch
  • Connection to the land owner

Give

  • Land and other non-cash assets
  • Planned gifts to invest in our vision for future generations at the ranch
  • Financial and in-kind donations to support our annual programs and Lighting Their Way Campaign
  • Event ticket purchases & sponsorships to support our annual fundraisers

Serve

  • Advocating for our mission to increase our outreach and raise awareness
  • Volunteering for our annual fundraisers and programs to empower vulnerable youth
  • Volunteering and skill-based services to build the Empower 7 Ranch

Together We Are Lighting Their Way to a Brighter Future

Our vision is for all youth, regardless of their circumstance, to become thriving, purposeful adults who are driven to make the world a better place. Our top priority in empowering vulnerable youth is to build the Empower 7 Ranch: a Christ-centered residential community for at-risk youth who need a safe, serene place to call home.