Growing up during the turbulent 60’s, our parents modeled for my sisters and I that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. They empowered us to reach for our dreams and use or gifts to serve humanity. Now I’m a grandfather and founder of a game and edtech application developer, who has been traveling the world collaborating with grassroots organizations to empower and help the world’s youth and scale impact.
EmpowerandHelp invited ‘Granda STORK’ (me) as a guest speaker and to play the REAAL Names literacy game our company is developing, with learners in attendance. EmpowerandHelp realizes the importance exposing children and adults to resources to help them become happy, confident and successful world citizens.
Giving back and a sense of service is also vital in one’s own personal and professional development. EmpowerandHelp’s programs includes compassionate service as a component. The ActivityHero grant will aid EmpowerandHelp to empower, help and impact more.

May 2018 – Anthony Hall, Guest Speaker

The emotional awareness workshop and other community service activities conducted at Sarva Dharma service center by these volunteers were extremely helpful in bringing the community together as well as helping Sarva Dharma service center be a platform to bring the local Community together and provide various service activities to the community. The members who initially attended the emotional awareness workshop were not aware that such a place existed providing community services. Some of these members started becoming members and active volunteers off sarva dharma service center. They come regularly for yoga classes, workshops, volunteering to prepare sandwiches and take home lunch bags for distribution to the poor neighborhoods of Lakewood and freehold area..

May 2018 – Mahesh Dontamsetty, Community Event Organizer

My son went through a program organized by Aditi, which was 7 months long and had 15 separate sessions. It had as its primary aim teaching leadership and team-building skills. My son, AJ, himself was the primary participant in the program, although Aditi also engaged the parents in a couple of activities. I think what I saw as response from my son and his enthusiasm for the sessions are the best evidence I can provide regarding the value he drew from the sessions. He is a 13-year old and the fact that he was deeply engaged in the sessions and enjoyed them thoroughly let me know that what Aditi was doing had a great influence. I also saw a play my son and other participants in the sessions worked on together and presented at the end, drawing upon lessons they learned from all the sessions. The play was highly impressive and demonstrated that the whole group learned a lot.

May 2018 – Javed Mostafa, Parent

I am so lucky to be able to send my child and also attend myself, Empower and Help Workshops. It has brought of clarity in my thinking and help me become aware of my feelings.I am slowly changing into the kind of person I always wanted to be.
As for my child he has learned to stand for himself and speak his mind.He puts others feelings ahead of his.He is growing into an young man I will be very proud of.This has surely something to do with his weekend sessions at Empower n Help with Aditi Verma.

May 2018 – Nikhat Khan, Parent

I took part in helping my daughter in making Cards to Syrian kind hearted people. I absolutely had a great and heart melting time in preparing cards. I salute the EmpowerandHelp team and I also wish and pray that the team gets what they wish for and also pray God to fulfill all that they need to extend their hands, so that every needy gets their hands in time. It was absolute pleasure working with Priti and would love to help her in future aswell.

May 2018 – Sowmya Naresh, Parent

My son attended a leadership camp at Empower and Help. Working with the owner, Aditi, was a pure pleasure! She is very friendly and easy to work with, and my son learned learned life skills (how to stand up to peer pressure) all while having fun:) The classes were well organized and Aditi took a personal interest in investing in each child. I appreciate the work this organization is doing for our community and would love to see them grow and be able to reach out to more individuals!

May 2018 – Pooja Chilukuri, Parent

It was a wonderful experience with Aditi. She is very motivating and supportive. She listens and connects. I loved her classes and My daughter enjoyed the kids classes and was sad to have missed couple of classes due to her volleyball matches on Saturdays. It’s in true sense an empowerment group.

May 2018 – Bhavna Sharma, Parent

Wow!! My husband and I are so grateful to have found you. Our girls are loving this camp and it’s really opening their minds to a new belief system. We had a great family discussion last night with the worksheet you provided. Brookelynn had a big ah ha moment when she realized the “bully” in her class isn’t really a bully. Thank you for all you do!

July 2017 – Serena, Parent

I highly recommend her classes! My daughter has been attending regular sessions and Summer camps with Aditi for 2 years now. She has been enjoying them and looks forward to attending them each week. Aditi’s sessions are not totally lecture based, she plans her sessions with activities and real life application themes. My daughter likes them because she is able to apply what she does and learns in class on a day to day basis. All the kids love her , because they consider her a friend and not a teacher. We can see my daughter’s confidence level slowly building up over time.. this was our main expectation from her classes. Aditi is passionate about what she does and we as parents have felt that from day .

May 2018 – Lavanya Chukkala, Parent

Wow!! My husband and I are so grateful to have found you. Our girls are loving this camp and it’s really opening their minds to a new belief system. We had a great family discussion last night with the worksheet you provided. Brookelynn had a big ah ha moment when she realized the “bully” in her class isn’t really a bully. Thank you for all you do!

July 2017 – Serena, Parent

I enjoyed the class. It has given me a better understanding of how everyone can feel differently around the same situation/events and that is ok. I feel that I can respect others and my feelings more.

2018 – Anjana, student, 10 years