Teens gather at the seminar to discuss
the areas of their lives they are concerned about and they find
important. The environment we provide is fertile for honest,
frank discussion. From those discussions and activities of the
seminar teens discover what really matters to them. From Empower!
they take the tools needed to be productive, balanced citizens.
They "get" that there's a bigger world out there than
a few friends and the latest compact disk.
The power behind Empower! is our
approach to education. While the didactic method (lecture) may
be effective in teaching English or mathematics, we are convinced
that it is ineffective for instructing "life skills."
Therefore we employ the experiential ("hands on") model
throughout the seminar. Students are invited -- encouraged --
to participate. As a direct result of your teen's participation
he or she will take home those skills necessary to succeed.
that hit the mark
has identified a number of areas that are of universal concern
to parents and has developed course material that addresses those
issues. Communication skills lead the list. Language is a common
thread that binds society. Those people who can communicate effectively,
for the most part, are those who succeed. Empower! emphasizes
the proper use of language and focuses on skills required to
Responsibility is another major area emphasized
during Empower!. Many teenagers refuse to accept their
responsibility for their actions. It is our deeply held conviction
that this trend has created a society populated by victims. Being
a victim may make great television but is of no lasting benefit
for anyone. Conversely, we are confident those people who accept
responsibility for their actions are happier, healthier and more
Teenagers often feel "ganged up on"
and often are distrustful of others. Students will discuss what
it means to give someone else their trust and what it takes to
earn the trust of another. There are many other major topics
that Empower! covers -- just about everything that is
of concern to teens -- during the seminar.
teens are far from the only ones who benefit
Unquestionably Empower! is of value
to teenagers that seem "out of control." However, if
your teen seems like "an angel," Empower! is
designed for him or her as well. Self motivation is a theme throughout
the course. Teenagers will have an opportunity to take a good,
hard look at whom they are right now. Not who they think they
are, but how they are perceived by those around them. Armed with
this knowledge, they are able to declare anew what they truly
want from life. So from "problem" teens to average,
everyday teens to future president's and captain's of industry
Empower! achieves results.
Motivational seminars have made the difference
for many adults and now there's an equivalent "technology"
for our teenagers.
and unconditional commitment is the Empower! promise
The Empower! Seminar is led by a
professional, highly motivated facilitator and assisted by a
staff of graduates of this or other similar seminars. Your teen
will have a competent instructor and will be challenged. He or
she will not be bored. While there are a few (very few) lectures
about specific topics, the vast majority of the time the facilitator
introduces situations and invites the students to "work"
on particular topics. One thing that remains constant throughout
the course is the commitment of the speaker and staff.
and extraordinary value
Parents are amazed at the difference one
four-day seminar can have. Communication is improved. Ambition
once rarely exhibited is common. Issues that once were impossible
to deal with are easily tackled. The list goes on. This is possible
because Empower! goes way beyond throwing some platitude
up on the board and saying: "wouldn't this be nice?"
Empower! allows your teenager to decide what he or she
thinks is truly important and your teenager will actually "experience"
whatever they say is important. It's kind of like riding a bicycle.
Once you've ridden a bicycle you always know how to ride one.
When an issue comes up in your teen's life a week, month, or
year after the seminar, he or she will know how to deal with
it. That's true because -- just like when you first learned how
to ride a bike -- your teen has already dealt with the situation
and knows how to handle it.
better day than today to take action
Action is another important Empower!
topic. All too often people have great ideas, do nothing about
their idea only later to regret that indecision. We will explain
-- and your teenager will experience -- the benefits of making
a decision and taking action. Nothing has ever been accomplished
though wishing or wanting or hoping. Only
when someone declares what they want to happen -- and then take
the appropriate action -- does that "want" become a
reality. All you have to do is let us know you're interested
and we'll let you know when a Empower! Seminar is schedulled
in your area. It's that simple. It's that important.