Empower CNY began as a way to improve educational equity in Central New York. Many young students have fallen behind due to disproportionate resource allocation within our education system. To help students combat this issue, Empower CNY links high school volunteers with them locally. Tutors not only enjoy working with the community at a grassroots level, but also have the opportunity to build interpersonal and leadership qualities. Through diverse student leadership, Empower CNY is able to develop activities and programs that meet the needs of all ambitious students. At Empower CNY, we strive to provide the resources for all students to reach their maximum academic potential.