The word “empower” is usually defined as “to give power or authority to”. The term “empower” is the perfect way to summarize all aspects of South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind’s mission. Through employment and education we are helping to give our employees the power to be a productive member of society, to provide for their families, and live a quality life. Vision loss presents certain challenges, and obstacles can be found around every corner. Through our services, we give people the power to overcome obstacles and to be confident in their skills and abilities. Through educating our community about vision loss, we help to open more doors for people with disabilities and ensure a better community for us all.