About ELW 2018

To enrich the spark of community in Charlotte, NC.  Specifically impacting youth, businesses and residents towards helping our community, interacting and enjoying coming together. Youths will be served through a youth empowerment campaign that will occur all weekend long and the ability to volunteer at events giving them much needed exposure to practical application of skills and positive images in the community. Businesses will be served through their ability to represent and promote their respective brands and interaction with their local communities. Residents will be served through access to free health and living resources, events designed to uplift spirits and create positive enthusiasm.


Empowering Lifestyles Weekend (ELW) is the collective vision of Power In One (PIO) Fashion Boutique, Fit Bye Pharr Fitness Studio and I Can, We Will.   ELW 2018 is presented by Power In One Clothing and Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants.  Our desire is to build knowledge and recognition of our brands while uplifting the community, the people and the surrounding businesses along the way. ELW 2018 will serve as the flagship to an annual event consisting of a Health and Fitness Expo, 5K Race/Walk, All White Attire Gala on the Lake, and a Summer Block Party & Local Artist Showcase. These events will take place in Charlotte, NC over a three day time period. ELW 2018 will be the 7th consecutive year of this impactful, empowering weekend.

Our Goals

  • Goal of $5,000 donated to local non-profits that support Mental Health Awareness and Youth Empowerment.
  • Over 300 Charlotte-Metro residents interacting and positively effecting their community at one given time.
  • 10+ local businesses interacting directyory with the communities they serve.
  • Massive youth exposure to businesses, entreprenurial undertakings, community development, event planning/excecution and countless tangible life skills.
  • Collection of at least 200 book bags for I Can, We Will’s Man Bag Project. Book bags and toiletries to distribute to homeless men via local men’s shelters located in the Greater Charlotte community.
  • Residents of the Great Charlotte community exposed to numerous health and fitness opportunities.


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