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Empower With Words LLC

Empower With Words is a College Preparation Company that provides students and their guardians the clarity and tools needed to successfully navigate the college and scholarship processes.  We provides strategies throughout individual coaching, group workshops, and college tours targeting student goals, time management skills, essay writing, scholarship searching, and financial aid awareness.  


    We Offer    

College and Career Bootcamp
Private Advisory Counseling
Workshop Speaker /Facilitator
  • In-State College Tours

  • Out-of-State College Tours

  • Prices Vary based upon 1 time or continuous partnership as well as travel distance.

  • Study Strategies

  • Time Management Strategies

  • GPA Maintenance

  • Scholarship  Searches

  • College Application Completion

  • Editing Essays

  • Recommendations

  • 30-minute free consultation

3-Part College Bootcamp Program

  • Academic Preparation 

  • Financial Preparation

  • Parent Training

  • Tomorrow Starts Now: Time Management

  • Financial Planning Easy Planning 123: Financial Planning

  • How to Plant Your Seeds: Leadership and Community Service Strategies

   Pricing Packages 

Recommended for 9th &10th Grade High School Students 
Recommended for 11th &12th
Grade High School Students 
Recommended for 11th &12th Grade High School Students
Recommended for any student needing scholarship resources
  • 30-Minute Free Consultation

  • Individualized plan

  • Workbook: Zero Dollars to Full Scholarship 

  • Resume Building: (Search for Community Service and Leadership Opportunities

  • $500 for 1 month 

  • 30-Minute Free Consultation

  • Individualized Plan 

  • Workbook: Zero Dollars to Full Scholarship 

  • Individualized Plan 

  • Time management strategies

  • Academic preparation (GPA tips, study strategies, develop resume)

  • Locate and complete 10-20 scholarships

  • Edit and revise 10-20 Essays for Scholarships

  • $1200 for 3 months

  • 30-minute Free Consultation

  • Individualized Plan

  • Workbook: Zero Dollars to Full Scholarship

  • Common App: College Application Completions

  • Locate and complete 30-40 Scholarships

  • Edit and Revise 30-40 Essays for Scholarships

  • $1500 for 6 months

  • 30-minute Free Consultation

  • Individualized Plan

  • Edit Essays, locate and complete10-20 Scholarships for $500

  • Edit Essays, locate and complete 20-30 Scholarships for $700

  • Edit Essays, locate and complete 30-40 Scholarships for $900




   the Staff  


Shantel Nock is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Empower With Words College Prep. To alleviate feelings of stress and being overwhelmed with the college and scholarship planning processes, she established the organization to assist parents and students. She successfully provides strategies through individual coaching, group workshops, and college tours to students and their guardians to help them academically and financially navigate the college process. 

To overcome poverty in a rural area, Shantel excelled in academics. This determination resulted in being a Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient. Through this scholarship, she was afforded the opportunity to receive both a bachelors and masters degree in the Health and Human Services field.

Shantel is an International and Professional Public Speaker as well as a Leader of Toastmasters International Speaking Organization in Woodbridge, VA. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and an active servant and youth mentor within her church as well as Gavel Club  facilitator of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Alexandria-Mt. Vernon Chapter. 


Adarn Mckoy

Adarn Mckoy serves as the current President and Operational Manager Assistant of Empower With Words College Prep. In this role, Adarn is responsible for leading and providing valuable strategies and innovation to each Department of Empower With Words College Prep; Private Coaching,  College Tour, and Group Workshops.


She currently oversees the Student Intern Program. Since joining this organization, Adarn has demonstrated her leadership and organization roles in a diversity of settings and student age groups. Her attention to detail and ability to manage have allowed this organization to service more students. 

Adarn earned an undergraduate degree in Government from George Mason University. She brings strong operational and strategic skills with a passion for children and embodies Empower With Words’ mission:  helping young adults reach their full academic and career potential. 



Russian-Speaking Student Inspired during a group workshop

Tour of Dormitory

College Tour

Clark Atlanta Class of 2022

Empowerment Workshop with middle school students

Teaching Positive Affirmations

Scholarship Search Session

Inspiring and Guiding Youth

Scholarship Recipient

International Student Seminar

ODU College Tour

Liberty University Graduate

Oglethorpe University Class of 2022

Norfolk State University Class of 2022



“Professional. Resourceful. Caring. Working with Shantel Nock consulting delivered the results my daughter needed in financing her college education. If you’re looking for a result-driven solution, turn to her and her team to get it done. Thanks Shantel!”





Washington, D.C. & Atlanta Metropolitan Area



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