• Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center youth at Mounts Botanical Garden

  • Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center youth playing golf

  • Youth at the Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center

  • Youth at the Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Center during summer 2017

  • Youth Empowerment Center Tour 2018 at University of Florida

  • Lake Worth Youth Empowerment Center Youth during a cleanup for community service

  • Lake Worth Youth Empowerment Center youth during a cleanup for community service

  • Lake Worth Youth Empowerment Center youth participate in an activity with the Florida Fishing Academy.

  • Youth Empowerment Center kids attend a Miami Heat game



The Youth Empowerment Centers (YEC) provide activities and services to  youth ages 11-19, including after-school educational and recreational programs/activities. The YEC focuses on empowering youth, nurturing health, fostering education, encouraging leadership and community involvement, and career opportunities.

Services and Activities

A partial list of after-school and during the summer services and activities provided by the YECs are as follows:

  • Homework assistance, tutoring and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) skill building
  • Mentoring support
  • Life skills, financial literacy and leadership skills training
  • College readiness and tours
  • Career exploration/readiness, employability skills training, summer internships and job placement assistance
  • Community service projects incorporating reflective learning
  • Connectivity to resources
  • Youth/teen advisory council meetings to recommend programs, activities and policy for the YECs
  • Other services and supports


Contact Us

Youth Empowerment Centers

Ike Powell
Senior Program Specialist

50 S Military Trail
Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Phone: 561-242-5704

Email:  ipowell@pbcgov.org

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