There is an organization that inspires and provides the state of Missouri and Illinois with resources, fundamental growth, and skills. The name of this life-changing movement is called WEPOWER. This organization does not need an introduction. WEPOWER has been supporting and improving impoverished communities throughout the years.

Charli Cooksey, the founder of WEPOWER, started the movement in 2015 after the unrest in Ferguson, MO. Soon after the riot, Cooksey’s words created actions and WEPOWER became a bigger and brighter institution. The movement is designed to develop leaders to inspire overlooked communities to pursue a better future. WEPOWER is dedicated to creating a place where people of color can develop a lifestyle with better education, health, wealth and have fun doing so.

WEPOWER is outside today! The movement is hosting an exciting 3-day #WeOutSide Campaign Festival starting Aug 26th – Aug 28th. All life changers and families are welcome to attend. The #WeOutside weekend starts with an already sold-out Garden Party at Magic Chef Mansion on Friday, August 26th. The campaign continues with a FREE two-day event at Hyde Park. People can meet WEPOWER outside Saturday, August 27th for Community Day.

WEPOWER Community Day

Community Day is excited to shine a light on recent graduates from WEPOWER’s Elevated/Elevar Accelerator Program. The graduates will have the opportunity to share their Black & Latinx business with the community. The festivities will be filled with great food and music by a lineup of talented hosts, DJs, and performers. Special guests will also be in attendance. While enjoying the excellence of colored people, attendees can also purchase their favorite meals from food trucks and children will enjoy free face paint, balloon twisters, and a petting zoo.

WEPOWER Self Care Sunday

When it’s time to unwind, the community can come back for Self-Care Day, Sunday, August 28th, for some relaxation. WEPOWER teamed up with The Collective STL for yoga, breathing exercises, and guided meditation to bring self-awareness to the community free of charge. The #WeOutside Campaign expects to share this experience with 300-500 people each day on Saturday and Sunday. That’s close to changing 1,000 lives who can soon reach out to their community and guide them to a better future.

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