Mailing Address: P.O. Box 252 Spindale NC 28160 / Physical Address: 124 Groce St. Forest City NC 28043

Welcome to Youth Empowerment, Inc.

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About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on working with youth ages 10-17 in Rutherford County NC. With the help of our tireless staff, we operate a program designed to improve the lives of our youth by providing an Evidenced based Cognitive Behavioral Program, homework assistance, a hot meal and vocational  and recreational activities for youth.  Referrals are below and must be filled out through the school, DSS or a Social Service agency like Mental Health.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference. You don't have to donate $ 25 because any amount is accepted.

Contact Us

Youth Empowerment, Inc.

124 Groce St, Forest City, North Carolina 28043, United States

(828) 288-1021



Volunteer Application Date (docx)


Youth Empowerment Referral Form (doc)


Brochure 2017 PDF (pdf)


DA Testimony (pdf)


Our Services

Our After-School Program

 Our Strengthening Youth Program provides after-school activities for youth.  It provides youth opportunities to work on individual goals, interact with peers and positive adults in a safe atmosphere.  Youth work through issues that are important to their individual growth.  They can get help with homework, have access to a computer lab and pool table, air hockey and Foosball.  Youth can also participate in field trips, volunteer opportunities in the community and recreational activities


Youth Empowerment is seeking 2 qualified part-time individuals for our after school program.  The position requires and associate or a bachelors degree and experience working with youth.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm - 8pm

Community and Youth Testimonials


I won’t say that this has been an easy journey. It’s not always been fun, and I’ve not always been happy, but I believe it has been a necessary one.

Our Food Bank and Hot Meals

Youth Empowerment provides meals to students after school and during the summer thanks to the generous donations from Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina and the DPI No Kid Hungry Program.

Share the big news

Youth Empowerment just recieved a $6,000 grant from Facebook for new computers and a $20,000 grant from the community foundation for people in need.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about our program don't hesitate to contact us.