POW3R (pronounced POWER) was founded in May 2015 by a group of six women who were distraught by the climate of our city and knew that we had to offer something that would make a positive change. We, therefore, strive to educate, empower, and enlighten Chicago youth through positive programming. POW3R is an acronym which stands for positive, optimistic, worthy, educate, enlighten, empower, and ready. These are the attributes that we desire to pass onto our participants so they are successful members of society for themselves, their families, and their communities.
To date, we have held two youth expos and two workshops, all of which have been interactive and very successful. Our events highlight speakers from musical artist, to choreographer, to chefs, to ministers that talk to our participants about self-love, self-care, and self-expression.