We endeavor to elevate lives by fueling spiritual, family, and educational values


A society where ALL young men and women have a positive self-image and outlook despite the influences of the world and obstacles they may encounter.

About Us

Focusing Upon Elevating Lives, is a non-profit 501c3 organization that seeks to assist in developing and preparing young people, married couples, single people, and families for their future now. FUEL uses an old-school approach mixed with modern day technology in assisting the next generation of families.

Darcel Collins is a native of New Jersey who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics from Bowie State University. She also has a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership. While all of her career is in the field of Engineering, her passion continues to be helping others, especially young people and encouraging them to think about those careers in Engineering and becoming successful confident young adults.

I Love Me (ILM), Girls Mentoring program was founded in 2006 in Capitol Heights, by Darcel M. Collins, business owner, mentor, volunteer, and tutor. ILM was created as a part of The SET Teen Center. It was the component of the business that would allow us to give back to the community by giving young ladies something positive to do at little or no cost to the parents.

Bernard Collins is a native of New York and was an integral part of the planning, development, and implementation of The Set Teen Center which is where it all started in Summer of 2005. His leadership role in keeping all aspects of then SET Teen center and now, FUEL organized, safe, and secure for everyone for all events and activities keeps the minds of all students, parents, and families at ease.


Our Services

Mentoring Program for Girls

I Love Me is structured to expose the mentees to a wealth of experiences. Group meetings with mentors and mentees are held the 3rd Monday of each month. The program will run in 1-year cycles. This will allow mentors and mentees to develop meaningful relationships. During such time, new mentors and mentees can join the program. We develop and enhance:

  • Education
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity

Our workshops offers entertaining and educational etiquette program in manners, poise and style that empowers girls to achieve their maximum potential by building their self-esteem and confidence.


We have all attended women’s conferences, men’s conferences, teen summits, singles, and couple’s ministry events, but what can we all do as a family and be strengthened at the same time? Our annual family summits, family trips and events bring the family together for fun, fellowship and growth.


We take middle and high school students to visit college campus’, attend college football games and mingle with college students enjoying their meals in the college cafeteria. Encouraging parents and sending the message that it’s not too early to start the conversation. Our trips are 1-day and affordable for the entire family.



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College Trips

We believe in education






Family Events

We believe in unity





Girls Mentoring Speakers

We believe in learning





Community Service

We believe in helping

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