The Center for Holistic Empowerment & Enlightenment is a non-profit organization based in Florida. Our mission is to provide resources, information, and mentorship to individuals and communities that facilitate their empowerment and enlightenment. We believe that personal independence and sustainability are critical to creating empowered individuals and communities that are anti-fragile and free to express themselves and avoid coercion; which we believe is vital to a properly functional society. As such, we seek to teach and promote skills and philosophies that increase personal and community independence and sustainability; such as how to grow food, how to fix and maintain things, how to make and build things, how to hunt, how to defend yourself and your family, and much more.

Our organization is just getting started and this campaign marks the start of accepting donations. With your help, the organization will set up the spaces and find the experts needed to perform our mission of helping people be more independent, and thus empowered, in mind, body, and soul. Up to now, our board has personally funded the founding and lean-start of operations, but to really accomplish our goals, and expand beyond our current reach, we need funding and are now asking for donations from the public. We invite you to join us on our mission to put the spirit of independence back into our local communities.

Here is what you will be helping to fund:

- Community Gardens at our Florida property in the Keystone Heights area

- Community Classrooms & Library at our Florida property in the Keystone Heights area

- Community Workshop Space at our Florida property in the Keystone Heights area

- Community Fellowship Space at our Florida property in the Keystone Heights area

- An organization Web-page and Hosting (until we can host it ourselves and teach others to do the same!)

- Hiring or contracting mentors and experts to expand the skills-classes we can offer

- Creation of informational and educational content for distribution to the general public

A little about the Founding Board:

Our President and CEO is an ordained minister and Army Veteran of 11 years who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan; First as an airborne Cavalry Scout in the 82nd, and finally as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician attached to Special Forces. He also holds a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Liberty University.

Our Treasurer is a lifelong farmer and homesteader who has raised chickens, goats, sheep, turkeys, ducks, and other livestock on his small family farm for decades. He has extensive experience in small-scale food production and maintaining the equipment and infrastructures critical to running a small family farm and operating a CSA.

Our Secretary has been involved in youth ministry programs as a group leader and mentor at her local church for many years. She has experience as a Christian youth-camp counselor and is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.