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Blue figure holding yellow sunThe EMPOWER Program provides educational assistance and job training to help out-of-school youth ages 18-24 succeed in school, then transition to college and/or a career.  Youth that do not have a high school diploma are provided with basic education skills, tutoring, and study skills, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, in order to obtain a GED or high school diploma.  EMPOWER youth are also provided paid and/or unpaid work experience, employability skills training, leadership development, placement in post-secondary education to include career technical education and/or occupational skills training, support services, adult mentoring, comprehensive guidance and counseling, and follow-up services for at least 12 months after completion of participation in the program.  The goal of all planned services is to lead to educational and career success for each participant!


Our Mission: 

EMPOWER is Youth Centric. The mission of the EMPOWER Program is to empower young adults to make informed decisions by providing self-awareness, options , and accountability that lead to successful employment.

Our Vision:

By 2018, EMPOWER will be recognized by our community as the premier program that prepares young adults to be responsible and contributing members of society.

EMPOWER Program Services:

  1. Support Services
  2. Paid and Unpaid Work Experience – Including Internships and Job Shadowing
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Adult Mentoring
  5. Completion of a High School Diploma – Drop-out Prevention
  6. Career Technical Training/Occupational Skills Training
  7. Guidance and Counseling
  8. Alternative Secondary School Offerings
  9. Summer Employment Opportunities
  10. Follow-up Services (12 Months)