Sunday, November 8, 2009

Empowering Our Youth

After attending a candlelight vigil to bring awareness about homeless teenagers last week, it was refreshing to be a part of an event for an organization that strives to empower young adults and youth.

YEA, Inc. Youth/Young Adult Empowered Achievers was founded to help underserved youth become more confident, give them an outlet for their talents, help prepare them for the workforce and create a support system for troubled teens.

I was honored to be asked to help MC a fashion show fundraiser for the organization. I am truly amazed at the generosity of the Anchorage community for helping make the event happen and at the wealth of talent brought to the stage this night.


  1. Hi Erika,
    I'd like to include you in the Courageous Beauties Interview series on my blog as I research for a book I'm writing on courage and confidence. If you are interested, I need to email and turn the interview around this week. I'd love to hear about your youth work etc. Please email me at:
    angie [dot] breidenbach[at] so that I can send you the questions. It will post this month. (Obviously you'll need to fix the email as I broke it up to protect it from spam.)

    You can see quite a few of the emails at

    Again, time is important as the series is only this month.
    Thank you,
    Mrs. Montana International 2009

  2. Darn, I meant interviews not emails on my blog :-)