to make someone stronger and more confident;
to give authority or power to do something

EMPOWER U is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Marla Townsend. EMPOWER U’s main purpose is to help instill the power to improve decision making skills in young people. EMPOWER U will encourage the development of educational strategies to improve the quality of life for our youth. Speaking opportunities will take place at schools and with community organizations whose purpose is to support our children.

EMPOWER U’s ultimate goal is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE…while inspiring young lives.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.



The purpose of EMPOWER U is to:

  • help young people understand how important it is to be in control of their actions
  • promote the development of mental toughness and the ability to deal with adversity
  • reach across boundaries and provide guidance for all
  • improve the leadership skills in individuals
  • address decision-making skills

Empower children’s lives and they will be able to change the world!


EMPOWER U Programs include:

  • Getting and Keeping a Positive Mindset
  • Expecting Great Things To Happen
  • Maintaining a Winners Perspective (W.I.N.)
  • Striving For Excellence
  • Managing My Life
  • Dealing with Adversity

There are many practical and effective ways to support EMPOWER U...