About the Program
Empower Us partners with South Whitley Elementary School to provide mentoring and positive role models for elementary students.
Teachers recommend students for the program, and One Community will match each student with a mentor.
Mentors meet with their students during school hours for 30 minutes each week. Focus areas include relationship building and goal setting.
Empower Us is made possible by United Way.
"I really enjoy volunteering with One Community because the kids could really use someone in their life, and it feels good to know I am that someone."
-Malarie Puterbaugh, Empower Us mentor
"I challenge more volunteers to come forward; it's a great reward to interact with the beautiful children in our own community! Seeing the big smile on a child's face each week and getting those hugs makes it all worthwhile!"
-Sue Pence, Empower Us mentor