Empower Academy

Our mission at Empower Academy is to provide youth with a Christ-centered education by equipping students for academic excellence, inspiring students to discover their God-given purpose, and elevating them to reach their highest potential. Empower Academy provides a Christian educational experience for middle and high school students who may be more successful in an individualized environment. We have a small, comfortable atmosphere and provide career, college, and life skill preparedness. We encourage community involvement, provide new cultural experiences, and fun trips all in a safe Biblically based setting.

Adult Education

The Empower 225 Adult Education Program targets out-of-school youth (16-24) and adults (25 and up) that lack a high school diploma, are basic skills deficient, unemployed or underemployed, and lack employability skills. The center is located in 4829 Winbourne Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70805 In addition to education support, the program provides supportive services and case management. Participants can study for the Louisiana High School Equivalency Exam (HiSET), learn skills to get a job and explore career options. Participants may also qualify to enroll in a vocational program or receive industry-based training leading to certification. Courses are offered on-site and online. Register HERE.

Youth Programs

The Street Outreach Program (SOP) provides street-based services to homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-21. For questions, contact SOP at 225-255-1330 or streetoutreach@empower225.org. 

The Awareness, Mentorship, Prevention, Protection (AMPP) Violence Prevention Programs goal is to provide comprehensive services and support for juvenile offenders, at risk youth, and survivors of domestic abuse and gun violence.

Housing Programs

Anchor House provides stable housing and support for homeless or at-risk male youth ages 16-21 in Baton Rouge who are trying to improve their lives. It is an eight-bed family-style transitional living program used to create a supportive home environment.

Youth & Family Services

My Community Cares (MCC) is a community-driven, neighborhood-based approach that brings children and families who have live experience in the child welfare system, community members, and agency partners together to co-design and implement a network of quality services and supports. Services include:  needs assessment, parent and community cafes, advocacy, and solution-based case management. Families who are eligible for MCC services live in zip codes 70802, 70805, and 70806, who are involved or at-risk of becoming involved in foster care or kinship care. Recruiting community members and leaders to participate in Neighborhood or Parish Support Teams.

Independent Living provides life skills training to youth currently in foster care ages 14- 17 years old and case management to young adults who have aged out of foster care ages 18-23 years old. Independent living provides services to East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, and Iberville.

The HOPE Team

The HOPE Team provides prevention education, supportive services, and mentoring to victims of human trafficking.  Email hope@empower225.org for more information.

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