MePowerment is dedicated to arming, empowering & celebrating our youth through the discovery, sharing & nurturing of their inherent gifts. 

Sherra Grasser 

Founder & Director of; Certified Life Coach, Facilitator and Speaker 

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MePowerment Youth Advisory Board/Mentors

Peter Smith

Science and Math Institute Tacoma; Sophomore

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement:  I volunteer at a horse rescue and run a farm; MePowerment Peer Led, Coach Facilitated Community 

Most Proud/Successful/Accomplished Memory So Far: Not exactly an accomplishment, but I'm proudest when I'm with my chickens, they make me so happy and it's amazing to be able to raise them

Dawn Mai

University of Washington, Freshman; Graduate of Mariner High School 2020

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement: ChickTech (STEM non-profit for girls), Mariner HS Writing Center, MePowerment U, UW Young Executives of Color (YEOC)

Most Proud/Successful/Accomplished Moment: Being the first in my family to go to college and admitted to UW as a computer science major!

Hannah Bechtel

Edmonds Community College, Freshman; Graduate of Meadowdale High School 2020

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement: Girl Scouts, Lady Mavericks Basketball Manager, YAYA Hiker (or just hiking), Fishing, Camping, Stream Team, Environmental Club

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moments in your life so far: 

The proudest moment I've had so far was when my troop won 1st place this year at Cascade Challenge, a Girl Scout outdoor competition. The event is based around outdoor survival skills and team work. We are scored on our skills in archery, outdoor cooking, animal awareness, first aid, team work, fire building (which we also won), and campsite maintenance. Three of the five girls that went in our group had never been before. Seeing my team winning 1st place for something that we worked so hard for will be something I will never forget and will always make me proud.

Faith Murray

Lynnwood High School, freshman (2022 Grad)

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement:  Member of National Honors Society, Varsity competitive swimmer, ASL club, founder of my own teen group (H.O.P.E.), ambassador for Melodic Caring Project, proud band member, young life member

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moment in your life so far: My most proud moment was when I was awarded a $2,500 scholarship in 8th grade for my work in my community as well as earning the outstanding service award and citizen of the year for Alderwood Middle School. I am so lucky to have such great connections to accomplish so much on this earth. I believe we can all make a difference!

Past Youth Advisory Board Members/Mentors

Tori Campbell

Archbishop Murphy High School  (2019 Grad)

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement:  Cross Country, basketball, track, Co-President of AMS French Club, AMS Ambassador, National Honor’s Society

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moment in your life so far:   When I went to Grand Göave, Haiti over the summer. I went through the organization “Be Like Brit.” With my group, we stayed at an orphanage and got to spend time with the kids both at the orphanage and at a local beach, built two houses for two different families, and experienced other excursions like going to the market place, hiking, Church, visiting a Voodoo Temple, going to a fishing village, and much more. I can easily say that my time spent in Haiti was the best week of my life, and I am ready to go back!

Cheyenne Thomas

Lynnwood High School (2020 Grad)

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement:  Battle of The Books Club (Self Proclaimed Book Nerd), Peer Mediation

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moment in life so far:  Dancing hula.  Hula has had some ups and downs for me.  I loved how close the girls are and I felt loved and involved.  I struggle with performing & talking in front of large groups.  Hula is helping me get better at it. 

Gracie Wellman

Seattle Prep (2019 Grad)

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement:  Varsity XC runner, distance track runner, member of Feminist Interest Group, Volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moment in your life so far:  Becoming a varsity runner and being voted as next year’s  XC (cross country) Captain

Emmy Grasser

University of Portland (August 2020 Grad)

Activities/Extra Curricular Involvement: Rowing, ASL,  Forgotten Children’s Fund

Most proud/successful/accomplished memorable moment in your life so far:  Getting into Nursing School was a great accomplishment!  And lettering in Crew with a 4.0 in my first year of college.