Brian had dreams of starting his own business, but his disability had left him feeling marginalized and unsure of how to turn his dreams into reality. Through envisioning what the eMPower Academy could do for him, he found the support and resources he needed to bring his entrepreneurial aspirations to life.

Brian engaged with outside resources, received mentorship, and has started to develop a solid business plan. His newfound confidence and knowledge inspired him to step out into the public eye and share his journey with others. He began discussing his business concept with friends, family, and even strangers, showcasing the transformational impact of the eMPower Academy not only on his own life but on the broader community.




Munch O Matic is Brian's can crushing business he operates to earn money. He collects cans at Carey Services and asks community members to bring their cans in to him. Brian crushes the cans and when he has a bag, Direct Support Professional staff at Carey Services help him to take it to the recycle center. There he earns money he uses for things he needs and wants. Brian has become more independent and is living his best life as an entrepreneur.


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