A 501(c)3 not for profit organization offering Free Workshops, Programs and Support Groups in the Collegeville Area to Empower Youth and Adults to build self-esteem, courage, combat bullying, and learn healthy coping skills to handle stress & daily life.
Pillars of Light and Love
A fun and empowering event for Boys and Girls ages 5-11. "Be Me" is a children's group designed by our Founder's 9 year old Grandaughter who saw the need for kids to be strong in who they are, and not what others think they should be. We cover adifferent top each month, then have open discussion on kind and unkind things the children observed in their school or friends' groups. Our discussion helps youth strenghten self-confidence, self-acceptance and gives them techniques to stand up to peer and media pressure, as well as to embrace kindness toward themselves and others. Our goal is to empower youth to feel free to express their feelings and individual personalities, and help them with bullying and feelings of exclusion. Check out our Workshops page for our next Be Me Kids group meeting!
Kathy Opperman, Founder and President
Kathy Opperman, Certified Life Coach, has a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves! A graduate of Gwynedd Mercy College, she practiced as a Registered Nurse in the 1980's. She later joined her family's business as a Realtor where she became a Manager, Trainer and then Owner. In 2011 after surgery for a rare skin cancer on her scalp, Kathy was inspired to open a different kind of Wellness Center in 2013. However, she discovered many people needed stress relief services and Life Coaching, but could not afford it. She was encouraged to start a non-Profit whose mission would be to help youth to adult to lead happier and successful lives. Pillars of Light and Love was formed in 2014 and became active in the Fall of 2015 after it received 501(c)3 tax deductible status from the IRS. In December of 2015, the Wellness Center was closed and Pillars of Light and Love became the main tenant of newly named building, the Empowering U Center. Pillars of Light and Love exists solely on donations, heavily funded by Kathy to keep it going. Kathy is completing a self-improvement book and teaches several workshops onsite and at local businesses on Stress and Time Management, Creating Peace in Your Life, and more. Many lives have been positively transformed at the Empowering U Center. Kathy looks forward to growing Pillars so it may continue to serve and achieve it's mission of helping to create happy, confident, courageous and stress free children, teens and adults!
Connect with Kathy on Facebook by liking her page https://www.facebook.com/KathyOppermanInspires/ and joining her Group called Tips for Life and Stress Management at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TipsForStress/ or follow her on Twitter @KathyOpperman