2022 CFC Recipient Kelly M.Ed Tonya

By: Mixed Talk Media

Meet Kelly M.Ed Tonya

Company: Empower our Youth Foundation
Website: empowerouryouthfoundation.org

Tonya Kelly, MEd, is the CEO/Founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization Empower our Youth Foundation. Tonya, by career, is a fourth-grade teacher at Horizon Science Academy Elementary in Columbus, Ohio. The organization began in 2017 when her second daughter experienced being bullied till she had thoughts of suicide. She witnessed firsthand the negative impacts, family emotions, and experiences that damage a child’s self-esteem and quality of life.

Empower our Youth Foundation offers youth empowerment programs to students, families, and educators to learn about bullying prevention and give our youth a voice. We are a national 501c3 non-profit organization for youth ages 5-17 years old.

Our vision is to be a voice for our youth against bullying.

Our mission statement is to be encouraged, respectful, a voice for yourself and others against bullying, and to believe in yourself.

How do you overcome challenges in business?
Empower UP is committed to providing community impact by working with local school districts (especially Title I, community, and charter school districts), law enforcement, churches, community centers, non-profit organizations, community leaders, and social agencies.

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