Teacher, Speaker, Artisan
Edlene Julien is a native of the beautiful sunny South Florida; born and raised in Miami.
Edlene founded Get Up & Live in 2013 after asking God for a clear direction for her life. Here she was a talented, creative young lady sitting on every hope and dream; allowing the fear of the unknown to hold her hostage. God simply whispered, "I need you to GET UP & LIVE." Life will get challenging and you will face obstacles, but a daily decision to LIVE despite it all MUST be made. Jesus faced a heap of obstacles, died and got up from a dead situation. He died, so that you may LIVE!"
As an educator, Edlene's purpose is to be a beacon of light in the midst of darkness in her students’ lives. She wants to plant seeds of change in their minds, leaving impactful footprints in their hearts which will hopefully steer them towards optimistic routes. It is her ultimate goal to inspire her students to dream again. She wants them to see past their current situations and know that they don’t have to settle for the existing portrait that has been painted for them; but that they can create a masterpiece with strategic planning, supported by determination, maximum effort, and perseverance.