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 lead happy, confident, courageous and healthy lives by learning resilience and coping skills for daily life. 

Pillars of Light and Love



"Julia’s Joy" is a free Teen & Tween Empowerment Program for girls and boys created in memory of Julia Morath. Julia, a 14 year old Freshman at Springford High School in Pennsylvania,  was unable to find her true self and joy in this life. She sadly made an impulsive decision to choose suicide in April of 2017 after a viral Cyber bullying incident. Her family, friends and the team at Pillars of Light and Love have developed this program to help Teens learn to live their best life, and to become the greatest versions of themselves. Teen suicide is up 200% and drug use and heroin overdoses are rapidly increasing. We believe teaching strong coping skills, self-acceptance, self-love, self-respect , self-responsibility and most importantly RESILIENCE, will empower teens and help them make positive choices in relationships, health and life.

This initial program was brought to the community through donations from Julia's friends and family. To help us continue our program, please consider a donation HERE.


In response to parental requests, we have created a customized version of Julia's Joy for 11 & 12 year olds. Topics for the TWEEN version will be  emotions, bullying, social media, friend drama, body image, self- esteem, courage and more! We are currently looking for a new Facilitator for this monthly group, please contact us if interested at 484-854-1162. Clearances required.

CLICK HERE search for the next Tween Workshop date and to register. 

The Teen Program ran weekly for the Summer of 2017. It has evolved to a weekly program held at 7:15pm each Wednesday evening and we welcome newcomers ages 13-19. The group plays games and chats with the young and dynamic Carter Ross  who facilitates Teen Talk with specific topics each week. 

CLICK HERE to search for the "Julia's Joy Teen Talk & Fun" upcoming dates and to register.


Communicating Effectively with Parents and Others, So You Are Heard & Understood"

“What is OK and Not OK in How You are Treated or See Others Treated-and what to do about it"

“Feelings- Handling the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

“Bouncing Back When Things Get Tough”- Resilience

“When the Going Gets Tough”- Managing Stress and Frustration

“Getting Everything Done on Time”- Time Management

 “The Pressure to Be Perfect & Fit In"

  "How to Cope with Exclusion and Lack of Friendships"


For any questions call Pillars of Light and Love at 484-854-1162, send an email to Staff@PillarsofLightandLove.org 

Our facility, the Empowering U Center, is handicap accessible and is located at 511 W Main St Trappe. Please let us know if you will need access so we are sure to have our sessions on the main level instead of the lower level. You may email staff@pillarsoflightandlove.org

Julia's Joy is a Youth Empowerment Program Created in

 Memory of Julia Ann Morath