Empower Generations is a free public charter that supports pregnant and parenting teens to meet their individual goals through a whole-person, whole-family approach. Empower Generations provides pregnant and parenting teens with a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore and gain confidence amid the unique challenge of young parenthood. We welcome pregnant and parenting high school learners (teen moms and dads) and their young children onto campus 2-3 days per week for group and individual advisory, collaboration opportunities, and one-on-one support. With clear and personalized guidance, learners determine their course of study and method of obtaining graduation requirements, including internship, online courses, independent study, and one-on-one support. Learners realize their potential as confident parents, engaged learners, and active community members while working toward a high school diploma and gaining invaluable real-life experience.
The mission of Empower Generations is to collaborate with learners in health and wellness, lifelong learning, college and career readiness, and community partnership. Learners become self-directed leaders, problem-solvers, creators, collaborators, innovators, and active community members. We accomplish this through a rigorous, relevant, and attainable education program that blends independent study, community experience, and one-on-one support based on the Common Core Standards. We celebrate and foster learners’ individuality and support them in discovering their highest potential in the environment that best suits their needs.
The vision of Empower Generations is that all learners will possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve health and wellness, raise healthy and happy children, master academic standards and develop a deep understanding of subject matter, and collaborate effectively with the community in which they live. All learners will graduate with awareness of and preparedness for the endless possibilities of their future while meeting rigorous and attainable graduation requirements.