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Beverly L Smith Empowerment Initiative

Supporting Dreams, Building Futures, Impacting Communities one young woman at a time! #scholarships #mentorships

www.blsempower.org Tax ID 81-2707049


The Beverly L. Smith Empowerment Initiative ("The Initiative") is a Non-Profit Organization that connects young people of color from the inner cities across America to resources in order to prepare and equip them to reach their greatest potential.
The mission of our Scholarship Program is to ensure that every young woman of color living in an inner city has the opportunity to pursue and fulfill her dream of a college education and/or to learn a trade. To that end we award scholarships and mentorships to deserving high school and college graduates; sponsor personal and professional development workshops and ignite a fire that empowers young woman to create the future they dream of.
The Initiative was formed to be a collective of resources and built from the vision of Pastor Beverly L. Smith (Crafton), mother of Melody Smith Johnson - Founder/CEO, who believed that knowledge is priceless and that the responsibility of the informed is to educate the next generation. We rest on the 7 foundational pillars of Truth, Righteousness, Empowerment, Persistence, Community, Godliness and Purpose. These are the pillars that guide our engagement within communities and among those who we serve.