By Our Own Standards
To Expose! To Teach! To Reach! Go Beyond limitations. Transforming thoughts into reality and empowering others to overcome trials and tribulations to improve their outlook on life’s circumstances.
DeFined Empowerment is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was cultivated from ShineTime, a teen mentoring group developed in 2015 by co-founders Yolanda Gibbs and Adelai Brown. Yolanda quickly realized the lack of resources available for young people not pursing a four-year degree. Thus, Yolanda stepped out on faith, and Project DeFined was launched under the umbrella of DeFined Empowerment.
DeFined Empowerment partners with business owners willing to offer internships such as brick masonry, plumbing, painting, and welding to young people interested in pursuing those career paths. Further understanding adolescents face numerous challenges, DeFined Empowerment utilizes those obstacles to educate young people on how to have a positive, effective, and influential voice.
We partner with Above It All Counseling to professionally assist our young people with identifying the profound beauty of their voices, and the positive impact their voices have on transforming their thought processes and livelihood. Additionally, Yolanda created TableTalk using firsthand life experiences to encourage women to triumph through obstacles. Our vision is to expose the uniqueness of each person’s weaknesses to reveal their divine purpose! Understanding your weakness is a strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”