"The OYOU stands for "Own Your Own Universe." It's a lyric taken from a song of mine called "Wallet." It's my belief that all things are possible with a sense of purpose, a work ethic, and a mission greater than ourselves. What "Own Your Own Universe" means to me, is that I have the power within myself to live the best life I can — regardless of my circumstances, and in doing so, inspire others to do the same. The OYOU helps people get through what they can't get over. Whether it be journaling or songwriting, learning to play an instrument, or participating in a variety of our other events, the OYOU changes lives for the better. And the true beauty of the OYOU, is that anyone can take the tools we provide by way of our events and apply them to their own lives. In doing so, it reaffirms the notion of the power that the arts can have on the human condition and soul."

— Terri Hendrix  

What is Amplify Austin?

Amplify Austin is part of "Live Here I Give Here" and is on a mission to make Central Texas the most generous community in the nation. We believe that we can build more united, more prosperous cities for all when we give together as a community. Programs like Amplify Austin Day, where folks rally behind nonprofits they believe in, are designed to help locals find the issues they care about and take action to be part of the solution. By inspiring new and young, givers, volunteers, and activists to make an impact on the community where they live.

Amplify Austin's" 24 hour day of giving!

The OYOU has been vetted, cleared, and will be participating for the third year in a row, for "Amplify Austin’s” 24 hour day of giving February 28th - March 1st. Starting today, January 15th, you are able to schedule Amplify Austin Day donations and sign up to fundraise for your cause.


The OYOU’s 2018 goal for Amplify Austin is $3000


Let's do this!