Our Mission

To empower youth in the capital region who are at-risk of homelessness and dependency to reach their highest potential through these five key areas below.

Tutoring in the Computer Lab
Life Skills Training in the Kitchen
Career Tour
Youth moving into new apartment
Mentorship with youth

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Visit our STORIES page or click on the pictures below for stories of youth and families who have benefited from the support of the Empower 225 family including the volunteers, donors, and community partners.

  • Malique


Malique and his two older siblings became involved at the Dream Center at an early age. Volunteers that knew them more than 10 years ago still ask about them. Malique was in middle school when [...]

  • Simpson Family

The Simpson Family

Ms. Ashley Simpson is a single mom of 5 with amazing, gifted, smart, funny children who have had their share of struggles. This mom lived right by the Dream Center.  At one point, her kids [...]

  • Brandon's Story


https://youtu.be/EkJCs2GDNdY   Watch this video to hear about how this young man's life was changed through Empower 225 and the Anchor House Program. This video was also shared at then Empower 225 Gala: Celebrating Youth. [...]

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