Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc.  is established by the Founder and C. E. O., Colleen Burns.

The mission of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. is to raise awareness and establish anti-bullying community centers within the United States of America, starting in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. Our goal is to support bullied victims and their families get through the bullying crisis that is occurring within the Roanoke Valley and across the state of Virginia (and eventually the world).

The role of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance Community Centers provides counseling services, preventive anti-bullying workshops and seminars, martial art classes, campaign tours, events, and educational resources to raise awareness in the neighborhood / community the Team Leader resides. These Team Leaders will serve as an influence and a go-to person for their community and the liaison to Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance. There will also be speaking tours conducted by the Founder and C. E. O. of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Colleen Burns.

The role of responsible, qualified Team Leaders who are involved with Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. will help provide within the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, anti-bullying rights, help operate the community center for the bullied victims and parents, help run anti-bullying events and campaigns to raise awareness and educate others on the bullying epidemic, and to inspire those bullied victims that “their life matters.”

Currently, Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. are looking to find qualified Team Leaders who will work together throughout the Roanoke Valley, Virginia, area. These Team Leaders will need to pass a background check in order to help establish and provide a safer place both online and offline and within their respected communities and neighborhoods within the Roanoke Valley. Those leaders who are martial artists who want to be involved with Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. need to be willing to educate and train those bullied victims who are willing to learn self-defense and to learn to believe in themselves again.

Eventually, the ultimate goal is to build up the communities in which have been under the affects of bullying in the United States of America and throughout the world.

The Mission Statement

The mission statement of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. is to convey the sense of being valued for those who have felt marginalized as a result of violent or aggressive behavior. Our aim is to eradicate bullying in all forms and in all places, particularly schools, the workplace, and the Internet.

We want to reach those who tend to be targets of violence to engage them in training designed to build self-esteem, teach conflict resolution skills, connect them with resources, and to encourage participation in martial arts. 

The Backstory

Your Life Matters came about during the very early morning of June 10th, 2015, under the name We Are Not Just Friends, We Are Family. A few friends of mine suggested to me a couple weeks before then to make a page separate from my other page I have on Facebook (Colleen’s Martial Art Corner). So, very early Wednesday morning on June 10th, I created We Are Not Just Friends, We Are Family with martial artists in mind, for I myself am a martial artist. During a conversation I had earlier in the day, it was suggested I broaden the page, since I already had a martial art page, which did make sense. But I didn’t know what to broaden it to.