About

Education for Smart, Brave, Healthy Decisions

The Empowered Youth program provides social/emotional relationship learning for students and teens in Lancaster County through a federal grant from the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It’s our goal to empower students to make healthy choices in their relationships.

We use a holistic approach to adolescent health that fosters healthy decision-making with proven, effective risk prevention strategies through presentations which are provided for FREE to partnering organizations and schools.

Our program

  • Uses medically-accurate and evidence-based curriculum
  • Teaches age-appropriate risk prevention strategies promoting whole person wellness
  • Encourages recognizing worth, self-identify, respect for others, boundary setting, and future planning

Our educators

Rhiannon Appelgrijn

Rhiannon Appelgrijn

Certified Empowered Youth Educator

Tanya Janoski

Certified Empowered Youth Educator

Mike Yowler

Certified Empowered Youth Educator