1st Lady Empowerment Foundation, Inc. has for several years engaged in empowering, specially young girls to develop the ability and prospective to celebrate self-worth and self-esteem as qualities of an internal set of characteristics. We conducted summer camps, workshops and conferences all targeting the empowerment for young girls. These empowerment programs were conducting at churches, schools, and community centers.
John Powell argues that, “there is one need so fundamental and so essential that if it is met, everything else will almost certainly harmonize in a general sense of well-being. When this need is properly nourished, there will be no need for games and the whole human organism will be healthy and the person will be happy. This need is a true and deep appreciation of oneself, a genuine and joyful self-acceptance, an authentic self-esteem, which will result in an interior sense of celebration”.
We evaluated our goals and visions for the organization and the direction we wanted to pursue to be as effective as we possibly could be. We realized that additional services for clients with behavioral issues, developmental issues and learning disabilities were needed. Our population has expanded to include all races, all ages and all genders. We recognized that we should provide workshops for individuals who had emotional problems and various disabilities. This is especially true for individuals who need special care in a residential home style setting. So, we proudly PRESENT WeCare – Ready for Excellence, an entity of 1st Lady Empowerment Foundation, Inc. providing a safe environment for persons with intellectual disabilities, while offering services that will encourage and foster an excellent way of living through high quality services and respect for all residents under our care.
Our Mission - 1st Lady Empowerment Foundation, Inc. a charitable, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to promoting healthy self-esteem in adolescent girls and adult women. Since its start in 2008, the foundation focuses on developing and implementing programs and activities in a safe environment that develop and expand the mind, body, and refine the character of girls and women.
Our Purpose - We seek to omit negative body image issues, unhealthy relationships, depression, truancy, and teenage pregnancy. We seek to aid young girls and women in the process of following their dreams and finding their purpose in life.
Our Vision- To create groups of adolescent girls and adult women with healthy self-esteem who know who they are, what they believe in, and what they stand for.
On November 7, 2008, we conducted our first workshops at the Lakewood Elementary School in Huntsville, AL. The six-week program had 12 girls from the fourth and fifth grades, chosen by the school counselor. Since that time we have served over 500 young ladies and women through the various programs we offer.
We customize our programs for the needs of the participants. Along with our summer camps and conferences, we can also conduct workshops at your church for any youth or women's program. We specialize in the empowerment of our youth and women in the community. Contact us to see how we can serve you.
Please visit www.wecarealabama.org for mission statement and additional details.