Against All Odds Empowerment Center began in February of 2013, when Stephanie Lewter decided to put her dream of helping young mothers in motion. She wanted to help young mothers feel empowered and use her own story to inspire them. Stephanie grew up the eldest child of a Harvard graduate and a Senior Pastor. The expectations her parents set were high. As all teen-agers do, Stephanie made choices that impacted her future which resulted in finding herself pregnant and alone at the age of 15.
Excommunicated from her family, Stephanie was fortunate to find a loving home that welcomed her with open arms and provided her with a stable support system. Through their generosity Stephanie was able to complete her high school education and continue on to college and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Today, Stephanie continues her passion to empower others by working with a Fortune 500 company supporting Government and Community Relations. Her daughter is currently a college student at Hampton University. At the age of 15, pregnant and alone, Stephanie couldn’t have imagined that her journey would take her down this successful and rewarding path.
Unfortunately, many young mothers don’t have the same experience. Stephanie realized that with the right support, young women could recover from their past decisions and go on to “Make the Impossible …Possible”. Since 2013, Against All Odds Empowerment Center has provided pregnancy prevention and intervention to young mothers by teaching valuable life skills through the creation of new experiences and various programs.
Stephanie wants young mothers to imagine the impossible and believe they, too, possess the inherent ability to achieve it.