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Maximize Your Full Potential.

Inspiration and support for students, parents, teachers, & mentors

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O-YEA is excited to announce...

that we've partnered with Help For College Now

to help make the dream of college an affordable reality

Our world has changed and so has the expectations that colleges/employers have for new students & potential employees.  


That's why O-YEA has partnered with Help for College Now (HFCN) to ensure that high school students who want to attend college have access to the help and guidance they need at an affordable price.

HFCN has helped over 100,000 students, yes 100,000 students, like you from 9th graders to 12th graders with professional coaching and a proprietary college planning program that helps students identify, apply for, and get accepted into the right fit colleges at the right cost.

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Online Youth Empowerment Academy (O-YEA) has over 20 years of education and coaching experience.  We're passionate about educating, inspiring, and empowering students and families to dream bigger and helping them achieve better results.

We are committed to positively impacting students on their journey to Adulthood.  We foster growth by providing relevant up-to-date classes on various topics including but not limited to mindset, self-esteem, college awareness, and future opportunities. 

Colleges and employers are not only looking at a student's IQ. Emotional intelligence (EQ) and interpersonal skills are key aspects in developing a healthy and balanced young adult and are strongly considered by colleges and the job market.

Start your journey today.  Subscribe below to join our mail list.  Be the first to receive timely information regarding latest changes in legislation affecting college admissions and financing as well as up-coming webinars and live workshops that empower students to uncover their passions and to live their best life.

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Founder & CEO of FYI FLI

Hassan Thomas

Fin Lit 101

School teaches us how to work for money. Financial Literacy teaches us how we can make money work for us.

Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM (ET) / 4:30 PM (PT)

Attention high school and college students...learn how to save and invest including how to create an emergency fund by setting aside money for short-term and long-term goals as well as how to protect and build your credit and why it's important if you want to build wealth.


Real Colors, Certified Trainer

Kristan Hunter

REAL Colors

What's your real color? Join us and find out!

Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (PT)

Are you Green? Blue? Gold? Orange?  Real Colors is a fun and powerful model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament.  This dynamic 2-hour workshop will allow you to uncover your own personal strengths while learning from others in the comfort of your own home.

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Transformational Speaker, Mental Conditioning Coach, Change Facilitator

Bryn Drescher

Get Rid of the BS (Belief Systems)

Mental Conditioning for Student-Athletes

Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (EST)

Learn how to get rid of the BELIEF SYSTEMS that are holding you back and learn how to develop a winning mindset where anything can be realized and accomplished.


Painter | Creativity Coach | Author

Camille Roman

Ready to Roar! Fining Your Purpose Through Painting

On-line Creativity Workshop

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (PT)

No art experience is needed…just a willingness to be open to seeing and doing things in a different way! If you want things to change, you change what you are doing! This is NOT your typical paint workshop!

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College Planning Consultant | Owner of Higher Calling Planning

Brett Rachel

In-demand Careers Post COVID-19

Discover your higher calling

Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (PT)

Are you still unsure about what career you'd like to pursue? Does your career interest even require a college education? Would you like to know if the fastest growing careers need a degree?  How can you find a career that allows you to live out your passion?  Join us to get the answer to these questions and more!

Award Winning Actor, Comic, Writer, Beatboxer, and Educator

Joshua Silverstein

Virtual Comedy Date Night

Thursday, May 30, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (PT)

Join us as we come together as a community to engage in some fun and laughter to help break the monotony of self-quarantine.  Make it a date night with your parent or child.  Register now to secure your spot and make sure you invite someone you believe in to empower them through humor at our virtual Comedy Date Night!


O-YEA Co-founder | Educational Consultant 

Gris Bailey

College 101 - Maximize Your Potential

Not sure where to start? Let us help you get the ball rolling

Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (PT)

Join us on this interactive webinar as we explore how to graduate college with little to no debt, how to create your personal list of colleges based on cost, the steps you should be taking to increase your chances of getting accepted into the schools at the top of your list, and more!






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individual sessions

“Gris is one of the most compassionate, wise, thoughtful people that you'll ever meet.  She is very knowledgeable and passionate about youth and helping them become all that they were made to be.  Her heart cares so deeply for people, so I know you'll be blessed by Gris and her investment in you through OYEA.”

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