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 of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance is to advocate for those who have felt marginalized or minoritized as a result of bullying.  Our goal is to promote peace, to teach conflict resolution, and to eradicate bullying in all of its forms. We believe in the decency and authenticity of the human spirit.  We ask you to join us.

Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance extends extra special thanks to the following Sponsors and Supporters:

The Advancement Foundation, Ramain Gohar Nutkani at SBSD, John Hunter and Arleen Boyd at SCORE, Christina Garnett and Tom Tanner at SBDC, Ted Edlich, Delegate Sam Rasoul, Amanda Erin Wright, Samantha Steidle, Carolyn Dice, Susan O’Della, Terri McKenzie, YLMEA’s Vice-Chair Nathan Auldridge, YLMEA’s Advisor Ty Howard

The Facts on Bullying

In the United States of America:

28% of United States students in grades 6 -12 have experienced bullying. 20% of United States students in grades 9 – 12 have experienced bullying. Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.

In general, the United States has an about average amount of bullying when compared to other countries according to a World Health Organization Survey. (http://Https://