Ready, set, mark your calendar for Race to Empower, June 25

ROCKWALL, TX (May 25, 2022) Empower7, a local nonprofit helping vulnerable youth transform themselves into purposeful adults, is preparing for its 2nd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run which will be held Saturday, June 25 at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Empower7 Ranch building campaign and programs for at-risk teens in North Texas.

The 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K start at 8. Awards will be presented at 8:45 a.m.

Sign up now (prices will increase after May 31) at or email Vida Valk, Event Chair, at .  You may choose a virtual race option as well. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

New Volunteer Platform 

Empower7 recently introduced a new volunteer management platform. This online tool will help them better communicate their volunteer needs and grow. There are several ways to get involved:

  • 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
  • Christmas Blessings
  • Deep in the Heart
  • Lighting Their Way Capital Campaign
  • Mission Support
  • Outreach
  • Prayer Shield
  • Program Development
  • Project Self Esteem
  • Ranch Development

New and existing volunteers can join Empower7’s volunteer base by completing the following:

  • Visit the volunteer platform to learn more about opportunities to get involved:
  • Create a volunteer profile
  • Sign up for opportunities and events that interest you
  • “Become a fan” of programs that you want to get involved and to receive notifications of new volunteer needs
  • Visit the Volunteer Impact Page for impact reports and helpful information to get plugged in

Teen Advisory Council 

Empower7 is also accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Teen Advisory Council. Empower7’s TAC is a group of high school students, grades 9-12, from the greater Rockwall area. TAC members serve as leaders for the organization, actively participate in their events, and volunteer their time to support their program and fundraising needs. TAC members ensure the programming is relevant to teens today. Learn more at 

Save the Date

Save the date for Empower7’s 2nd Annual Deep in the Heart fundraiser and auction, to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at The Venue at Boyd Farm. Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, and live auction.

Blue Ribbon News staff report. 

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