WHO WE ARE
Empowerment Essence Inc., is a non-profit organization mentoring and supporting those who have been and are hurting from life’s experiences. Provide trainings, workshops, resources and additional programs so more individuals and communities are aware of Suicide Prevention & Bullying. It’s important that more are able to detect early signs of Suicide and Bullying so we as a community can help bring it to an end. One area of focus is positive image building for youth and young adults. We will encourage and rebuild positive self esteem by working through past disappointments and focusing on the promises of today with expectations of a better future.
Empowerment Essence will advocate for suicide survivors, attempters and those affected by bullying. We desire all to live a healthy, safe and well balanced life. We will also be producing productions, and projects that enlighten and empower our youth and young adults. Raising greater awareness in the area of suicide prevention and bullying. Our projects and programs are designed to impact individuals, communities and all in whom we come in contact with.
Filming projects will allow suicide survivors, attempters including bullying victims and survivors the opportunity to tell their story and save another’s life. We will work to empower youth and young adults within the communities. Educating all on the importance that we all matter, should be respected, never forgotten and to reach out for help in a time of need.
Recognition and Awards
Certificate of Appreciation from the Behavioral Health Administration and Suicide Prevention Conference Planning Committee
Certificate of Appreciation from the honorable Douglas F. Gansler , Attorney General Conference, 2014.
Shenetta Malkia is widely known throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area, Maryland and nationally. She is a spokes person and advocate for suicide prevention and anti-bullying programs. Malkia has sat on the MD-SPIN advisory board and MD Governor’s Commission for Suicide Prevention from 2014-2019. Shenetta is the founding President and Executive Director of Empowerment Essence, an organization dedicated to eradicating bullying and suicide beginning in Maryland & DC communities. Malkia is also a leading clinician and workshop facilitator for community organizations and government agencies. She is seeking innovative ways to grapple a growing problem within communities. As a sought-after speaker, Malkia’s voice continues to sound the trumpet for systematic change within schools and social service systems, which often ignores the signs of bullying and suicide. Malkia has been featured on radio, TV, and at community events. She was the key note Speaker for Maryland’s 26th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, 2014 and continues to lead the survivor’s panels, teach other workshops and speak nationally and internationally.
Empowerment Essence Inc., is a non-profit organization mentoring and supporting those who have been and are hurting from life’s experiences. We provide trainings, workshops, resources and additional programs so more individuals and communities are aware of Suicide Prevention & Bullying.