Maria attended the Empower U program because free childcare was offered to program participants, and the only way she could attend was if she had help with her five children.
During the program, Maria was able to recognize how much she already knew and what parts of her life were preventing her from achieving her goals. The most important and helpful session was about budgeting and the chance to create a spending plan. She was happy to learn that she could include some indulgences, but understood that she was in charge and had to determine where she should limit spending.
Maria says she used to struggle every month with not having money. For her, the worst was not having enough money for food. But after she started tracking her income and expenses, she did not have this problem anymore. In her words “I love MY BUDGET”!
Of the program, Maria said “I learned so much that I think I can now build my life the way I want to. I can be successful, and I can show my children that life is about the choices you make.”
I learned so much that I think I can now build my life the way I want to. I can be successful, and I can show my children that life is about the choices you make.