Author: Empower Generations

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.
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In-Depth Graphic Novel Exploration

This week Ms. Jenna’s class begins to delve into the content of their graphic novels to analyze the story lines, the characters, and the major conflicts in the story. Learners will also begin to create their own projects based on Read more…

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‘Family Feud’ Presentation of Learning: Please Take Our Survey!

This is the last week of school for the semester, and this is when we have our POLs. One of our classes has been looking at conflict and immigration, which can both be hot-button topics, but they have been very Read more…

Giving Tuesday
#GivingTuesday Is This Week, and We’re Participating!

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019, and every day. This #GivingTuesday, people around the world will be making online, year-end donations to Read more…

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4th Annual Giving Celebration!

Please join us on Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 PM for our virtual Giving Celebration. Due to COVID, we will be hosting a Zoom meeting. Please register to be able to pick a toy and have it delivered to you! Read more…

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4th Annual Giving Celebration!

Please join us on Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 PM for our virtual Giving Celebration. Due to COVID, we will be hosting a Zoom meeting. Please register to be able to pick a toy and have it delivered to you! Read more…

Online Learning Success
5 Ways to Set Up for Online Learning Success!

Originally published by iLEAD Online Learning online has many benefits. Flexibility in where and when you learn and the ability to design your own learning space are two of them. But successful online learning requires some thought. Unlike a traditional Read more…

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A Message from the Director

Hello Learners and Families, On July 1, I was honored to become the new program director for Empower Generations (EG). I had nearly a decade of experience in education, having taught English and served as an administrator for four years Read more…

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A Mile in Their Shoes

Join us for a 21-day walking challenge! By joining the challenge, you commit to going on a walk each day and learning more about Black history! Please fill out the Google Form to help us plan, and then get your Read more…

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A Mile in Their Shoes

Our journey to health and knowledge is underway! Join us in daily walks while we learn about Black history. Please email Ms. Jeanette if you would like to be added to the challenge. Every day you will receive a podcast, Read more…

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Advisory: Victory Garden

This week we are continuing with gardening lessons. We have some green onions growing, which can be done by cutting off the white ends of the green onions and placing them in water. You can change the water every two Read more…

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Advisory: Victory Garden

Each week in Ms. Jennifer’s advisory, learners are making discoveries about growing food from food they’ve already bought. Green onions are the easiest things to grow. Just cut the ends off your onions and put them in water, and then Read more…

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Advisory: Victory Garden

Each week in advisory we are learning about growing food from food we’ve already bought. This week we’re talking about raised gardens, which are a great way to garden in our desert.  We will be showing the learners a nearly Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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Advisory: Why, Who, and How

WHY Advisory is the hub of who we are and provides an opportunity to support personal growth and build relationships. This year, we will build upon FOUR PILLARS: Learn to Learn, Learn to Love, Learn to Collaborate, and Learn to Read more…

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All Learners Returning in 2020-2021: Re-enrollment Forms Coming Soon!

Dear Families, Starting this week, we will be asking all returning learners’ families to complete their re-enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 school year. This will require several steps, and we’ll be sending you timely information at each step of the Read more…

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Announcing the iLEAD Student Support Counseling Page & Spring Lunch Bunch!

Dear Empower Generations learners, The iLEAD Student Support team is excited to bring you new resources and the return of Lunch Bunch! Please come check out our brand-new counseling page! The Student Support counseling team is meeting the social-emotional needs Read more…

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Annual Giving Celebration This Thursday!

Come join us Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for our annual Giving Celebration! CHP has been working with Toys for Tots to help provide a holiday celebration for our Empowered Families. In addition, we will having a gift-wrapping station Read more…

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Antelope Valley College Tour

Who: Seniors When: Thursday, October 24th Time: Vans will be leaving at 9:15 a.m. and we will return at 2 p.m. Notes: Please make sure your learner brings money for lunch. Permission slips are due Tuesday.  Thank you!

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Apply for Free Food Benefits

As you know, we are serving grab-and-go meals each weekday. In addition, you may be eligible to receive $365 per child to help feed your family. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, families who are eligible for free or Read more…

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Apply for Free Food Benefits

As you know, we are serving grab-and-go meals each weekday. In addition, you may be eligible to receive $365 per child to help feed your family. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, families who are eligible for free or Read more…

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Apply to Join a DreamUp to Space Launch Team!

Empower Generations / Innovation Studios’ learners are invited to apply to join one of two DreamUp to Space Launch Teams, featuring experiments designed by learners at SCVi and iLEAD Exploration! Deadline to apply: September 25, 2020. Selected team members will Read more…

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Art and Activism!

Art makes us human. It is a reflection of our deeper selves and a universal connection to others. Through music, pictures, and dance, we speak our truths. Empower Generations invites you to explore your truth and self through three different Read more…

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Art at Home

Over the last few weeks, Ms. Tanya has challenged learners to create art at home using everyday objects lying around the house.  Mark Delgado submitted a creative art interpretation of a cat using Hot Wheels cars. Briana Ramirez painted a Read more…

Art Club Resuming!
Art Club Resuming!

Art Club resumes Friday, February 5, at noon! Please join us as we explore new mediums and activities. Ideas for the semester include polymer clay, acrylic painting techniques, and watercolor! We hope you come hang out and learn new skills Read more…

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Art Club with Ms. Jeanette: Creation for Destruction!

Art Club is going to start a new series of projects called “Creation for Destruction!” This series of activities will explore creating just to create! The works we create will not necessarily be to show off because we are going Read more…

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Article: Achieve Your Greatness

As you begin another semester and a new year, we thought you might find inspiration in this article from Kindra Hall. “The truth is, you are a great storyteller. You likely have a library full of stories you tell yourself Read more…

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Article: Courage and Power from Pain

We have found great inspiration in the work of author, speaker, and researcher Brene Brown, and hope you may find some encouragement in this interview she did with actress Viola Davis. “There’s an unspoken message that the only stories worth Read more…

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Arts and Activism: Inspiring Change

Our Advisory activism unit has started! We began by researching current activists and writing them thank-you letters. Next, we will be taking weekly dives into social movements of the 20th century, from the Feminist Art Movement of the 1940s all Read more…

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At-Home Art Design Challenge

Over the next couple of weeks, Ms. Tanya has challenged learners to create art at home using everyday objects lying around the house. The first art design submitted was created by Mattea Barnett using coffee filters, a plastic bottle, pipe Read more…

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Attention, Seniors! Scholarship Opportunity

iLEAD Education is proud to sponsor a scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. In support of lifelong learning, iLEAD Education has dedicated funds to be awarded to high school seniors to further their education. Each senior that is eligible Read more…

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Attention, Seniors! Scholarship Opportunity

iLEAD Education is proud to sponsor a scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. In support of lifelong learning, iLEAD Education has dedicated funds to be awarded to high school seniors to further their education. Each senior that is eligible Read more…

AV Baby Expo 2019
AV Baby Expo

We are proud to sponsor the 2019 AV Baby Expo to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Please plan to join us at the AV Baby Expo on Saturday, August 4th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Event Center. Read more…

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Back to the Village Night

Join us Wednesday, September 4th from 5-7:00 pm. Learn more about upcoming projects, workshops, clubs, and sports! There will be 2 sessions offered. You can attend either session, but do not need to attend both of them as they are Read more…

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Back to the Village Night

Join us Wednesday, September 4th from 5-7:00 pm. Learn more about upcoming projects, workshops, clubs, and sports! In addition, we are selling personalized water bottles to help keep down our cost of paper cups. Purchase one for $5.00 AND stay Read more…

Bake Sale
Bake Sale

  Thank you to all who came and helped at the bake sale. We were able to raise significant funds to help host Prom for Empower Juniors and Seniors!

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Be the Change You Want to See

Mr. Isaac’s Workshop #2 is in full swing. This week we will be looking at songs and speeches and how they can be used to spread awareness about a topic. We will be looking at metaphors and similes as well Read more…

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Black Breastfeeding Week

This week, we are celebrating and supporting Black Breastfeeding Week. We support all mothers in their choices of how they nourish their child. We also know that overwhelming evidence supports breastfeeding for all infants. Black Breastfeeding Week is an acknowledgement of Read more…

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Black History Bootcamp

The 21-Day Challenge is underway! This challenge is a Black History Bootcamp where we’re learning about those who have come before us. Throughout this challenge, we’re committing to becoming healthier, learning more about the past, and becoming a force of Read more…

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Boys’ Basketball: Go, Bobcats!

Our boys have been practicing each week and have shown off their hard work in some scrimmages.  Last Friday night, they played against Team Crush Basketball with doubles wins 34-22 for the first scrimmage and 41-39 for the second scrimmage.  Read more…

Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and Lunch Program at Empower Generations

We are serving both breakfast and lunch free to all children 18 years old and under (whether or not they are enrolled at our site) during the window of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. We will be Read more…

Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and Lunch Program at Empower Generations

We are serving both breakfast and lunch free to all children 18 years old and under (whether or not they are enrolled at our site) during the window of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. We will be Read more…

Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and Lunch Program at Empower Generations

We are serving both breakfast and lunch free to all children 18 years old and under (whether or not they are enrolled at our site) during the window of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. We will be Read more…

Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and Lunch Program at Empower Generations

We are serving both breakfast and lunch free to all children 18 years old and under (whether or not they are enrolled at our site) during the window of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. We will be Read more…

Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and Lunch Program at Empower Generations

We are serving both breakfast and lunch free to all children 18 years old and under (whether or not they are enrolled at our site) during the window of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. We will be Read more…

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Budgeting Basics

In Ms. Tanya’s workshop, learners are working on applying basic math principles to real-life financial applications. We are learning how to make change and calculating how much we are saving when items are on sale. Learners are conducting a case Read more…

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California Healthy Youth Curriculum Survey

iLEAD Schools needs your input! Please view the attached letter to provide us with important feedback regarding the curriculum selection to comply with the California Healthy Youth Act.

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Calling All Artists: Enter a Movie Poster Design Contest!

Calling all our creative artists! Griffin Loch, a talented young filmmaker and 2020 SCVi grad, invites you to participate in a poster design contest for his film “A Spark in Nothing”! Entries are due April 15. Best wishes! If you’d Read more…

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Car Seat Safety Workshop

Friday 11:00-12:30 We are thrilled to have Karen Apolinario back on-site as our Certified Car Seat Safety Technitian to work with our learners on some passion projects and on car seat safety.

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Celebrate National School Choice Week!

National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for children and is the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in K-12 education. It’s a time when we showcase and celebrate our schools and the fact that families have Read more…

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Celebrations

STAR STUDENTS: All of you are stars!   GRATITUDE: Stephanie, thank you for all of the hard work that you do behind the scenes to keep our school running smoothly.      

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Celebrations

STAR STUDENT: Congratulations to Terry for scoring above grade level on his MAP Math Assessment. GRATITUDE: To our Care Team member Danielle, thank you for always stepping in and handling difficult situations without being asked.

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Celebrations

STAR STUDENTS: All of you are stars! GRATITUDE: Shaana, we appreciate the care and love that you provide to our learners. Thank you!    

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Check out our first set of workshops this semester!

Ms. Jeanette In Ms. Jeanette’s workshop, through a variety of integrated math and science lenses, learners are exploring the idea of where they come from. These lenses include DNA and heredity, chemical bonding and the origin of the universe, the Read more…

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Check out our first set of workshops this semester!

Ms. Jeanette In Ms. Jeanette’s workshop, through a variety of integrated math and science lenses, learners are exploring the idea of where they come from. These lenses include DNA and heredity, chemical bonding and the origin of the universe, the Read more…

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Check out our first set of workshops this semester!

Ms. Jeanette In Ms. Jeanette’s workshop, through a variety of integrated math and science lenses, learners are exploring the idea of where they come from. These lenses include DNA and heredity, chemical bonding and the origin of the universe, the Read more…

Cheer Club
Cheer Club

We would like to introduce the Empower Generations Bobcats Cheer Squad! Cheer practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30-4 p.m. Please sign up on our club board in the Village if interested!

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College Corner: College Expo & Scholarship Opportunities

Virtual California Black College Expo – February 19-20, 2021 The Virtual California Black College Expo is a two-day ONLINE experience for you to access colleges highlighting HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) and other educational programs. Click here for more information on Read more…

Community Night
Community Night

Please join us April 6th from 5-7pm for a fun community night. Kids crafts, family game, and summer school information.

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Community Night

Thank you to Kris Nilsen and Penny Lane for joining us on our first Community Night! Kris shared valuable information about colleges, while Penny Lane shared their family resources. Our next Community Night will be our Fall Festival on October Read more…

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Community Night

Thanks to all who attended October’s Community Night! Mark your calendar for November 3rd from 6-8 for the next evening.

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Community Night: Fall Festival

Our next community night is Thursday, October 17th, from 5-7 p.m. Our first Fall Festival will be taking place in our courtyard.  Our site clubs would love for you to come and participate in their fall-themed booths. Tickets are $1 Read more…

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County of LA Public Health: Voting Tips

LA County wants to ensure that voters can exercise their right safely during COVID-19. If you have underlying health conditions, make a plan and reduce your risk by either using the mail-in ballot, vote-by-mail drop boxes, or going to vote early Read more…

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County of LA Public Health: Voting Tips

LA County wants to ensure that voters can exercise their right safely during COVID-19. If you have underlying health conditions, make a plan and reduce your risk by either using the mail-in ballot, vote-by-mail drop boxes, or going to vote early Read more…

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COVID-19 Communications

Note: We will regularly update this page regarding our response to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Program COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist Reopening Protocols iLEAD Family Resource Helpline The iLEAD Family Resource helpline is available to you, toll-free, Monday Read more…

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Create Your Personal Schedule

Below is a blank template for you to use to create your schedule each week and practice time management skills.

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Creativity at Its Finest

This week Mr. Isaac’s learners will flex their creativity muscles flex as they begin to work on their creatures. After all the brainstorming and pre-work comes the exciting next steps. Don’t forget to check into Google Classroom for the requirements Read more…

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Creativity Corner!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” —Albert Einstein We love to see your minds at work and having fun! Creativity Corner is a place to showcase some of your own ideas and activities. If you want to share some of your Read more…

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Creativity Takes Courage: Arts Clubs

Join us in being brave and exploring our inner selves! We have two different opportunities for artists at Empower Generations. Our first arts opportunity is iPERFORM, our performing arts experience. iPERFORM meets every Thursday at 2:15. In iPERFORM we learn Read more…

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Crime Scene Investigation Project Is Coming to a Close

This is our last week of our Crime Scene Investigation project for Ms. Susan’s learners. They will make their final decisions this week and put together their final presentations! Questions? Email susan.miller@empowergenerations.org.

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Cruising through the Changes

During the third week of this Creating a Change Workshop, Mr. Isaac’s learners will be looking at social movements and their effects on change. We will be looking at what strategies they use. Remember if this is something that you Read more…

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CSI Projects Are Underway!

Ms. Susan’s class has begun their CSI Project! This week, they had to do some internet research to find out how food poisoning, DNA, and the immune system work. Next, they will use the information they found to solve the Read more…

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Dec. 6: Join Us for a Presentation of Learning

Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please join us to celebrate learners’ passion projects.  

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Depression Awareness

Offering support and asking for help are more important than ever. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out now. Depression and anxiety are a normal response to stress. Please click here if you need someone to Read more…

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Design Challenge #1: Create Your Own Musical Instruments and Make a Band!

This week, we are kicking off a series of design challenges! First up: we’re challenging you to create your own musical instruments at home and then create a family band! See below for all the details. Send your drawings, photos, Read more…

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Design Challenge #2: Create a Rube Goldberg Machine!

This week, we’re challenging you to create a Rube Goldberg Machine! See below for all the details. Send your drawings, photos, and videos to Ms. Jeanette, and watch the Monday Message for the big reveal of your projects!    

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Design Challenge #3: Disaster Strikes!

The times, they are a-changing! While it may be scary and new to live through a pandemic, human beings are exceptionally resilient and resourceful! This week’s design challenge is about adapting to and overcoming natural obstacles. Inspired by the familiar Read more…

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Design Challenge #4: Creature Camera Camouflage

Many people’s lives have drastically changed over the last month. In the future, scientists and historians may want to look back on this time to see how people coped, survived, and thrived. Human behavior is often easy to study because Read more…

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Design Challenge #5: Paper Plane Records

The Antelope Valley has been a world leader in aviation and aerospace technologies for the last fifty years. We are home to Edwards Air Force Base as well as major engineering companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Virgin Read more…

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Design Challenge #7: Build a Bird Feeder

The desert is a complex ecosystem full of more life than most people expect! However, with the urbanization of the desert, certain animal populations are growing much more rapidly than others! Animals who feast on trash (such as ravens, possums, Read more…

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Design Challenge #8: Mad Scientists!

For our final design challenge, I challenge you to design your own experiment about something you have always wanted to learn! Go out and be curious!    

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Digital Citizenship Week and Virtual Book Club Kickoff

iLEAD California strives to foster a community where our learners are digital citizens. Being a good digital citizen is about understanding the best way to connect and collaborate with others. Now more than ever, fostering digital citizenship is essential.  When Read more…

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Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology

A FREE event intended to help parents understand and work with their children addicted to their electronic devices. Tom Kersting is a nationally renowned authority on mental health and the author of “Disconnected — How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Read more…

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Do You Need Help with Laptops or Hotspots?

Laptops and hotspots are issued by Ms. Dani. If you are having problems with your laptop or are in need of a hotspot, please send an email to danielle.padilla@empowergenerations.org. Please explain the issue with your laptop for an exchange of Read more…

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Don’t Forget to Fill Out Your 2020-21 Re-enrollment Form from Pathways!

Dear Families, Two weeks ago, we sent an email via Pathways asking all returning families to complete their re-enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 school year. This requires several steps, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this Read more…

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Don’t Forget to Fill Out Your 2020-21 Re-enrollment Form from Pathways!

Dear Families, Last week, we sent an email via Pathways asking all returning families to complete their re-enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 school year. This requires several steps, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this process. Read more…

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Don’t Forget to Re-Enroll to Save Your Seat for 2020-2021!

We hope you’re having a wonderful learning experience at Empower Generations/Innovation Studios! It’s been an incredible journey this school year, and we are looking forward to you continuing this journey with us for the remainder of your high school career. Read more…

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Babies, and we are also currently accepting the following donations for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, Read more…

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Babies, and we are also currently accepting the following donations for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, Read more…

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Babies, and we are also currently accepting the following donations for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, Read more…

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, please email stephanie.vasquez@empowergenerations.org.

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Babies, and we are also currently accepting the following donations for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, Read more…

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Donations Needed for Our Empowered Families

We need baby items for our Empowered Babies, and we are also currently accepting the following donations for our Empowered Families. Please click here for our Amazon wish list! If you have questions or would like to drop off donations, Read more…

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DreamUp to Space!

Based on the results from Ms. Jeanette’s survey, we will start a Space Club on Thursday afternoons at 2:00 to participate in the DreamUp competition. The club will start the week of April 16. (If you are in iPERFORM, our Read more…

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Drive-Thru Fall Festival

Join us on October 29 at 4:00 PM for second annual Fall Festival! Drive on by to see Empower Generations/Innovation Studios staff. Enjoy music, resources, goodies and a taco plate for those in costume or who bring a carved pumpkin! Questions? Read more…

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Drive-Thru Food Pantry at the Palmdale Family Resource Center

L.A. Care Health Plan and Antelope Valley Partners for Health are hosting a Drive-Thru Food Pantry at the Palmdale Family Resource Center. They do not want any families to go hungry. To access this drive-through food giveaway, see the information Read more…

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Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

What this is… The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act. The EITC is Read more…

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Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

What this is… The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act. The EITC is Read more…

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Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Individualized Learning Plans

At the heart of the Empower Generations / Innovation Studios approach to learning is a firm belief that because every child is different, there is a great benefit in education that embraces a learner’s individuality. Setting goals at the beginning Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about Empower Generations / Innovation Studios’ approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Real-World Experiences

Empower Generations emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of learners come up with scientific research projects that launch to Read more…

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Empower Generations Back to School 2020-21

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year, Empower Generations/Innovation Studios Families! Here are a few reminders: August 19-21: Computer Device Checkout, 8:00 – 11:00 AM  August 21: Meet the Facilitator via Zoom, links and time TBA August 25: First day of Read more…

Empower Generations Bake Sale
Empower Generations Bake Sale

Please consider supporting these amazing learners as they raise funds for prom! Nothing says support like the community coming together for a great cause! We will be providing goodies like cupcakes and cakepops for their bake sale!

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Empower Generations Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at Empower Generations Charter School. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach.  A whole-child mind-set means that we are focused on far more than teaching to tests or holding Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the Empower Generations education model, we believe kids are more empowered to learn and retain knowledge when learning means Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Did Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Empower Generations, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and resolve, Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Growth Mindset

At Empower Generations, we believe when kids learn how to face challenges, they grow into leaders. As part of our emphasis on social-emotional learning (SEL), we believe it’s important to develop what we call a growth mindset. Let’s do a Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Empower Generations approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Purpose

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Living with purpose.” The phrase evokes a range of thoughts and emotions, doesn’t it? When Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Self-Control

By definition, social-emotional learning (SEL) helps kids tap into their emotions and how they affect what they do. So it should follow that an essential component of SEL is an understanding of self-control, or self-management. As defined by the Collaborative Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at Empower Generations, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and Read more…

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Empower Generations Distance Learning Survey from Panorama Education

On April 27, we will be sending a brief survey to gain insight into your perception of our school’s effectiveness during distance learning. We need your feedback in order to continually improve in our mission to provide high-quality learning experiences Read more…

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Empower Generations Family Meetings Coming Soon!

Agenda: Meraki Mind Current & future project cycles Learner presentations Returning to campus Q&A Please join us at one of the following meeting times: Thursday, March 25, at 5:00 PM OR Thursday, May 6, at 5:00 PM We’ll send the Read more…

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Empower Generations In the News: iLEAD Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments

We’re honored to be featured in Getting Smart! “iLEAD offers different programs and avenues for all students K-12. One of these unique programs is Empower Generations that began as a place for teen parents…to customize a learning experience that was Read more…

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Empower Generations Incorporates Competency-Based Approaches for Greater Skill Mastery and Personalization

By Michael Niehoff  Education Content Coordinator at iLEAD Schools Since formal education has existed, we have often wrestled with what the goals or outcomes are supposed to be and how we know if our learners have successfully reached them. For Read more…

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Empower Generations Learner Birthday Announcements!

We love what you love, and what’s better than celebrating your birthday? Happy birthday from the staff at Empower Generations!

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Empower Generations Learners Take Civic Action through ‘Creating a Difference Project’

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools Many educators believe civic education, engagement and activism are vital aspects of learning and maintaining a healthy democracy. All over the country, we are seeing higher levels of civic action being taken Read more…

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Empower Generations to Perform in Lancaster City Christmas Parade

We are participating in our first community event! On December 7, we will be part of the Lancaster City Christmas Parade! We will be teaming up with iSPIRIT from iLEAD Lancaster in a cheer/dance routine. Practices will start next week Read more…

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Empower Generations to Perform in Lancaster City Christmas Parade

We are participating in our first community event! On December 7, we will be part of the Lancaster City Christmas Parade! We will be teaming up with iSPIRIT from iLEAD Lancaster in a cheer/dance routine. Practices will start next week Read more…

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn and grow while we play? For the next few weeks we will be exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project Read more…

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? Empowered Babies are having so much fun this week learning about shapes and textures as they play! They also LOVE our new mirror addition Read more…

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.     

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? Empowered Babies are having so much fun this week learning about more sensory activities through a learner-designed project.  Together, they made dirt cups, went Read more…

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.     

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Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.  Get to Read more…

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn and grow while we play? For the next few weeks we will be exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project Read more…

Empowered Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory. 

Empower Generations Babies
Empowered Babies

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.  Get to Read more…

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Empowered Babies: New Facilitator!

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.  Please welcome Read more…

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Empowered Babies: New Facilitator!

Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn, and grow while we play? We will continue exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.  Please welcome Read more…

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Empowered Connections

Field Trip to Antelope Valley College Learners took a tour of Antelope Valley College. They were able to speak to professors, ask students questions, and engage in the air-conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation program and the aircraft fabrication and assembly program. Read more…

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Empowered Families

This week, our Empowered Babies explored a variety of sensory play, from sticky contact paper to outside water play, and even a super cool sensory wall.   Here are 5 reasons why sensory play is beneficial: Research shows that sensory play Read more…

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Empowered Families

We had a special visitor from our sister school, iLEAD Lancaster, come read stories in the Empowered Babies room this week.  Peer to peer reading! Let us know if you want to come volunteer in our Empowered Babies room!

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Thank you to those who have made recent donations. Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative. We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Different color sheer fabric Sand Paper Tape (Duct, Painters, Read more…

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Thank you to those who have made recent donations. Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative. We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Different color sheer fabric Sand Paper Tape (Duct, Painters, Read more…

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keep our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Thank you to those who have made recent donations. Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative. We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Cupcake tray Different color sheer fabric Sand Paper Tape Read more…

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Need Donations

Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.  Current needs include: Different-colored sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painter’s, masking, scotch); we’re open to colored or patterned, too Sprinkles Glycerin Baby oil  Rice  Craft pom-poms Whisk  Ribbon

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Empowered Families Needed Donations

We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Large and small Ziploc bags Two cookie sheets  Cupcake tray Different color sheer fabric Sandpaper  Tape (duct, painters, masking, scotch) — open to colored or patterned, Read more…

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Needed Donations

We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Large and small Ziploc bags Two cookie sheets Cupcake tray Different color sheer fabric Sandpaper Tape (duct, painters, masking, scotch) — open to colored or patterned, Read more…

Empower Generations Donations
Empowered Families Needed Donations

Thank you to those who have made recent donations. Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative. We are in need of donations to support our learner programs. Current needs include: Large and small Ziploc bags Two cookie sheets Cupcake Read more…

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End-of-the-School-Year Encouragement from Student Support

Never look back and feel guilty for a place you are now. Instead, it’s more productive to have a plan for now and reflect on how to strategize better in the future.  Whenever we find ourselves in a time crunch, Read more…

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Engineering and Design Classes Celebrate Engineers’ Week!

This week the Engineering and Design classes celebrated Engineers’ Week with lab challenges! All cohorts participated in a Water Rocket Lab led by a guest engineer from Lockheed Martin. Learners explored the relationships between force, mass, and acceleration using water-powered Read more…

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English and Imagery

This semester Ms. Jennifer will be helping learners build their skills in English, reading, and comprehension, as well as their knowledge of history and social justice issues through graphic novels and videos. All the readings will have a focus on Read more…

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English Learner Updates Newsletters from California Dept. of Education

Click below for newsletters with the latest information and resources regarding English learner education and distance learning from the California Department of Education English Learner Support Division: English Learner Updates Newsletter

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Enrollment Info

Now Enrolling! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is open. Know someone who would benefit from a safe, personalized, FUN, education?  School hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will send Read more…

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Examining Genetic Probability

This week Ms. Susan’s class will further examine their Genetics Survey Data to find the probability of passing on traits related to food choices. They’ll use Punnett Squares to figure this out and report their results in ratios and percentages.  Read more…

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Experience Matters: Why Competency-Based Education Will Not Replace Seat Time

This is a selection from a longer article by Johann N. Neem, associate professor of history at Western Washington University. Click here to read the entire piece. There is a growing trend in higher education to offer college credit for Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 3 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. You can find more articles by clicking here.  This week, we look at Habit #3: Put First Things First. This Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 4 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach.  “In the long run, if it isn’t a win for both of us, we both lose. That’s why win-win is Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 5 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. They say communication is key, but if we lack understanding in our relationships and interactions, how can we ever hope Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 6 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, relationships, or life in general, learning to compromise can be an important and helpful Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: Habit 7 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. So here we are. We’ve explored six of the seven habits and why they’re important to us and our learners Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What Does “iLEAD” Mean?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools. Recently, we took some time to unpack one of the Read more…

Social Emotional Learning
Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘D’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD’s educational philosophy and approach.  “What will make someone successful is your relentless capacity to innovate, to create…. It’s your ability to see through challenges, to Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘E’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD’s educational philosophy and approach.  “If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘i’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools. Last week, we introduced you to what’s behind the letters Read more…

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Exploring Empower Generations Culture: What’s the ‘L’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools.   “You are here in order to enable the world Read more…

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Exploring Ethics at Empower Generations

This week in Getting to Know Your Country and Getting to Know Your World, we started discussing ethics with a focus on the death penalty. There have been some great discussions and debates on the topic, and learners are really Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: Habit 1 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. Last week, we introduced a vital element of Empower Generations’ approach to education — The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Learning Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: Habit 2 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. You can find more articles by clicking here.  When was the last time you went on a trip to a Read more…

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Exploring the Empower Generations Culture: The 7 Habits

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 is off to a good start. As we head into the second half of the school year, we’re happy to introduce a new series of articles in the Monday Message, aimed at unpacking Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight – Mrs. Scott (Counselor)

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Mrs. Scott has loved camping and has been camping every year since the age of three. What is something that you are passionate about? I am passionate about Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Mrs. Brown (School Director)

What is something that you are passionate about? I am passionate about charter schools, research on demoralization, and pregnant and parenting teens. How has Empower Generations changed your perception of education or educational leadership? Empower Generations has opened my eyes Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Mrs. Howard (SPED Paraprofessional)

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Ms. Tasheba Howard has a B.A in Child Development, a minor in Family Studies, and she is currently earning a master’s degree in Inclusion. What is something that Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Mrs. Vasquez (Office Manager)

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Mrs. Vasquez went skydiving when she was 19. What is something that you are passionate about? Mrs. Vasquez is passionate about political, social, and educational equality. How has Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Ms. Elayne Woods

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Ms. Elayne Woods has been teaching Zumba and cycling for 8 years. What is something that you are passionate about? Ms. Elayne is passionate about motivating and inspiring Read more…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Ms. Fornelli (Humanities Teacher)

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Ms. Fornelli is fluent in French and has a French law degree. What is something that you are passionate about? Ms. Fornelli is passionate about the literacy of Read more…

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Fall Festival Was a Success!

Our learners raised over $300 for their clubs and we had over 100 people attend!  Great job, learners!

February 2nd Community Night
February 2nd Community Night

This is an important evening to discuss 2nd semester, clarify school expectations and support, and prepare for an exciting semester! All learners and family members should attend.

Foodie Friday
Foodie Friday

Last Friday was Pastaluck! Our learners explored a variety of pastas, sauces, meats, and cheese to make a DELICIOUS MEAL! Have a culinary talent you would like to share with our learners? Reach out to stephanie.vasquez@empowergenerations.org.

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Foodie Friday

This week for Foodie Friday we made delicious nachos!  Learners diced and sliced a variety of veggies as toppings.  Feelin’ hungry? Come Join us for Foodie Friday!

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Foodie Friday

Last Friday was Teriyaki Chicken Bowls!  Thank you, Kristopher Yu, for bringing in Korean Rice. Our learners diced chicken, chopped veggies, and cooked the rice to mix with some delicious teriyaki and orange chicken sauces to make a delicious meal! Read more…

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Foodie Friday Vibes

Last week, our learners collaborated in flipping flapjacks, scrambling farm fresh eggs, and of course we enjoyed the sizzling sounds of bacon. The aroma of breakfast filled our site! Please come by Friday mornings and join us! Each week we Read more…

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Fractions Mini Project Is Underway!

Math is just as much a part of Ms. Susan’s workshops as science is! The Fractions Mini Project is up and running. In this project, learners are creating a Google Slides presentation that will help them for the rest of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations
Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Drive up to the front gate Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM, to receive your FREE grab-and-go breakfast and lunch. Mask is required. Parents and guardians picking up meals for their child will be required to provide their attending learner’s name. Our address Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations
Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations
Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations
Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

Free Breakfast Empower Generations
Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch Served at iLEAD Lancaster   All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate in the Summer Seamless Program at iLEAD Lancaster to receive FREE meals for all children up to 18 years of Read more…

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Free Breakfast Served Monday through Friday

All Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families are invited to participate to receive free breakfast each day at iLEAD Lancaster. iLEAD Lancaster will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all children up to 18 years of age at no Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

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Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

Ralphs Community Rewards
Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

Ralphs Community Rewards
Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

Ralphs Community Rewards
Free Fundraising! Link Your Ralphs Rewards Card to Empower Generations

Empower Generations is active in the Ralphs Community Rewards program. Please link your rewards card to Empower Generations. The more you shop with Ralphs with your rewards card, the more money Empower Generations will earn! New enrollments are accepted at Read more…

Free Learning Resources
Free Learning Resources for Empowered Families

We hope you’re enjoying your remote learning! Click here for the schedule for our ongoing virtual school. Are you also looking for some enriching activities and learning opportunities for your little ones? Take a look at the resources below! PowerSchool  Read more…

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Friendsgiving Team-Building Activity

Ms. Shanna has put together a fun team-building event for Thursday, November 21, at 10:50 a.m. Please see her to reserve your spot. There are only 15 available!

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Fun Fact: National All Is Ours Day

National All Is Ours Day is observed each year on April 8th. The meaning of this day is looked at in different ways. National All Is Ours Day can be looked at as a time to reflect on all of Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Awkward Moments Day

On March 18th, we recognize National Awkward Moments Day. This is an annual day that every person can relate to as we have all had our awkward moments from time to time as they are a part of life; they Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Blueberry Pancake Day

At breakfast on Jan. 28, add a few blueberries to your pancake, flapjack, or hotcake, because it’s National Blueberry Pancake Day. The early pancakes consisted mostly of flour and milk and were more like biscuits. Later, eggs, milk, a leavening Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day

National Chocolate Covered Nut Day is observed each year on February 25th. It is a day for the delicious crunchy nut to be enjoyed once it has been covered in chocolate. The possibilities are endless, as there are so many Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Earth Day

National Earth Day is observed each year on April 22. National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth.

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Fun Fact: National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th. According to Global Language Monitor, the estimated number of words in the English language is 1,025,109. There is some controversy over that figure, but it’s safe Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Lobster Newburg Day

March 25th is designated as National Lobster Newburg Day. Lobster Newburg is an American seafood dish made with lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs, and cayenne pepper. It is an elegant and classic dish enjoyed by many since the late Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Make a Friend Day

Always observed on February 11th, National Make-A-Friend Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship. Friends serve a vital role in everyone’s lives. They are one of life’s most valuable assets. While friends often Read more…

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Fun Fact: National One Cent Day

What do Benjamin Franklin, the phrase “mind your business”, and April 1 all have in common? The answer is the penny, which we recognize on National One Cent Day. The United States first issued a one-cent coin produced by a Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Peace Rose Day

Each year on April 29th, we recognize National Peace Rose Day. The day is set aside to honor the “Peace” rose, a well-known and fruitful garden rose. The light yellow to large cream-colored flowers of the Peace Rose have slightly Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Rescue Dog Day

On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and Read more…

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Fun Fact: National Thank A Mail Carrier Day

There is mail in your mailbox six days a week, so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail carrier who is responsible for getting it there! Thank a Mail Carrier Day (also known as Thank a Read more…

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Fun Fact: Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is a federal U.S. holiday observed on the third Monday in February. This day is set aside by more and more of America’s population to honor all of the past United States Presidents who have served our country. Read more…

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Fun Fact: School Principals Day

On May 1, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals Day. Throughout the school year, these educators assume the commitment to lead our young people to a prosperous future. They support Read more…

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Fun Field Trip to MOAH (Museum of Art and History)

Our learners enjoyed spending time at our local art and history museum reflecting and enhancing their journal writing!

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Genetics Survey!

Ever wonder why some people like cilantro, and some say it tastes like soap? Do you like sweets, or are you a salty person? Does pineapple belong on pizza? Ms. Susan’s learners will be delving into the world of genetics Read more…

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Get to Know Your Empower Generations/Innovation Studios Student Support Team

Tasheba “Sheba” Howard Testing Coordinator, Care Team Member, Advisor Where do you live, and how long have you worked here? I live in Lancaster and have been working here since March 2017, a few months after EG started. It has Read more…

Empower Generations Social Emotional Learning
Getting Ready for Our POLs

As next week is the last week before Winter Break, learners are working on projects, which they will present in their POLs on Wednesday, December 16, and Thursday, December 17.  This week, then, is focused on working on projects, practicing Read more…

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Giving Celebration

Mark your calendar! And note the time change!

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Go Green Club Working in the Community

Our Go Green Club presented their courtyard beautification plan to our School Site Property Manager last week. The mutual goal is to work together with other community members, including Home Depot and local architects, to create a sustainable and beautiful Read more…

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Graduation

Empower Generations is proud to be supporting 8 amazing seniors and 5 amazing babies/toddlers in their goal to graduate this June. Please send them your best thoughts! As part of graduation, all seniors must prepare for and defend a Graduation Read more…

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Graduation

We are proud to present our 2019 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 6th, at 6 p.m. in iLEAD Lancaster’s Village (254 East Avenue K-4 Lancaster CA 93535). Ticket information is available by contacting Stephanie in the front office. A ticket Read more…

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Gratitude

I truly appreciate each and every one of YOU!      

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Happy Presidents Day!

In observance of Presidents Day, we will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19. Happy Presidents Day!

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Have You Filled Out the Multipurpose Family Income Form?

If you’ve already filled out the form, thank you so much! If you haven’t had a chance yet, please read on to learn how EVERYONE’s participation will benefit our school. Thanks so much for your time! The start of school Read more…

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Have You Filled Out the Multipurpose Family Income Form?

If you’ve already filled out the form, thank you so much! If you haven’t had a chance yet, please read on to learn how EVERYONE’s participation will benefit our school. Thanks so much for your time! The start of school Read more…

Free STEM Field Study
Hello Future Free STEM Field Study

This event on October 24th will include over 100-plus interactive exhibition stands built in partnership with YoMo. The experiences will ENGAGE young woman and show them how STEM applies in unexpected ways.  Attendees will also take part in a Career Read more…

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Hello! It’s Me, Art Telephone!

Creation Station, our Art Club, has started a project to explore and develop our voices as artists! We are working collaboratively to analyze art and create new pieces inspired by what we see. This project, as well as personal projects, Read more…

MLK Day
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day of Service

Dear Empower Generations Family, We find great inspiration in the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the work of love, justice, true peace, and mercy. This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day Read more…

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iLEAD Aerospace is Out of This World

Did you know that iLEAD Student Aerospace projects are so out of this world they have their own website? Click here to visit the ISAP website and stay up to date with what our learners are up to.

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iLEAD Family Resource Helpline

We want to thank you for all you do for your children. Our lives have been shaken and changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter what you’re feeling and experiencing, we want you to know you are not alone. Though Read more…

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iLEAD Family Resource Helpline

The iLEAD Family Resource helpline is available to you, toll free, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dial 833-610-0700.

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iLEAD Family Resource Helpline

The iLEAD Family Resource helpline is available to you, toll free, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dial 833-610-0700.

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iLEAD Schools 2018 Staff Retreat

As part of preparing for the new school year, our team joined the rest of iLEAD California for an inspiring all-staff retreat on Aug. 13 and 14. This retreat was an important opportunity for professional development and discussion, as well as a chance to Read more…

Science Accelerator Mission
iLEAD Student Aerospace Project: Science Accelerator Mission 2019-20

“What are the products and innovations necessary to develop in order to survive, flourish and sustain life away from our home planet?” Learners have the opportunity to work in virtual teams with youth from all over the world to answer Read more…

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iLEAD Students Prepare for Launch to Space Station

A team of iLEAD students is preparing to send a science experiment aboard the SpaceX-16 Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to launch on December 4. The project is part of a partnership between iLEAD and Read more…

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Important Message about Attendance

The attendance rate at Empower Generations has decreased by 90%. Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your learner for success — both in school and in life. When you make school attendance Read more…

Social Emotional Learning
Important Message about Social Emotional Learning

5 Ways to Incorporate SEL in High School Editor’s Note: This is an article by Jill Fletcher, a poet, AVID college readiness teacher, and writer for Edutopia (where this piece originally appeared). “Social and emotional learning is more than a Read more…

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In the Lab

Learners made discoveries in the lab this week. Their driving questions were as follows: Cohort B: How can we determine how to neutralize household acids? Cohort C: How does an inclined plane reduce the amount of force needed to lift Read more…

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In the News: Competency-Based Approaches Focus On Skills, Relevancy and Personalization

“At iLEAD Schools—a collaborative of charter schools in California, Colorado, Hawaii and Ohio who are project-based—they are aggressively working to redesign the learner experience and are counting on competency-based approaches being instrumental in that effort. iLEAD Empower Generations Director Malaka Donovan Read more…

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

We value the idea that we need a road map in order to have a successful journey! Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) meetings are September 13th, 19th, 20th, 27th. Empower Generations embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic Read more…

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

We value the idea that we need a road map in order to have a successful journey! Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) meetings are September 13th, 19th, 20th, 27th. Empower Generations embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic Read more…

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

We value the idea that we need a road map in order to have a successful journey! Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) meetings are September 19th, 20th, 27th. Empower Generations embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic skills. Read more…

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

ILPs help us as a team (learner, family, Guide) to develop learning goals and social emotional goals for the school year. Together we talk about how our personal strengths and challenges can be the tools that help us reach those Read more…

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Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

We value the idea that we need a road map in order to have a successful journey! Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) meetings are September 13th, 19th, 20th, 27th.

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Introducing Empower Generations Birth Announcements!

Empower Generations is proud to announce our new segment! We would like to spotlight our learners’ new additions to our Empowered Village!

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iPERFORM – Dialogue and Dramatic Expression!

iPERFORM, our drama and performing arts experience, has been working to tell our stories through arts. Last week we explored monologues, dialogues, and dramatic readings. Working with professional actors has allowed us to receive lots of positive feedback and grow Read more…

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It’s Time to Re-Enroll!

We hope you’re having a wonderful learning experience at Empower Generations! It’s been an incredible journey this school year, and we are looking forward to you continuing this journey with us for the remainder of your high school career. We Read more…

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It’s Time to Re-Enroll!

We hope you’re having a wonderful learning experience at Empower Generations! It’s been an incredible journey this school year, and we are looking forward to you continuing this journey with us for the remainder of your high school career. We Read more…

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Joe Walker Middle School Food Distribution

Joe Walker Middle School (5632 W. Ave L8, Lancaster) is hosting a free food drive-through giveaway Tuesday, September 1, from 9 AM to noon. See below for details.  

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Join a Club at Empower Generations!

Are you bored? Need a new hobby? Want to hang with your pals and favorite facilitators? Pick a club to join and meet us there! Don’t see a club you’re interested in, but want to create one? Contact Mrs. Tori Read more…

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Join Mr. Rob for a Group Workout Every Wednesday!

Join Mr. Rob every Wednesday for a full-body at-home workout. We will be going through a range of motions. We will encourage one another to stay fit in the midst of this pandemic. If you need the link to join Read more…

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Join Mr. Rob for a Group Workout on Wednesday!

Join Mr. Rob every Wednesday at 10 AM for a full-body at-home group workout. We will be going through a range of motions. We will encourage one another to stay fit in the midst of this pandemic. If you need Read more…

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Join Ms. Taylor’s Lunch Bunch!

  Every Monday from 11 AM to noon, Ms. Taylor is hosting a Lunch Bunch. Please join to ask questions related to credits, jobs, or graduation — or just to talk. Feel free to jump on in to Ms. Taylor’s Read more…

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Join Our Basketball Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Mr. Rob has started basketball practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00-4:30 p.m. If anyone would like to join, that would be great.  

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Join Our Basketball Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Mr. Rob has started basketball practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00-4:30 p.m. If anyone would like to join, that would be great.  

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Join Our Community Corner!

Welcome to our Community Corner, where we all add in resources and learn new skills, like cooking! Click here to join us! Questions? Email stephanie.vasquez@empowergenerations.org.

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Join Our Community Corner!

Welcome to our Community Corner, where we all add in resources and learn new skills, like cooking! Click here to join us! Questions? Email stephanie.vasquez@empowergenerations.org.

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Join Small Groups for Extra Help!

All learners who have IEPs and SAI minutes have small groups throughout the week! Small groups are an opportunity to get extra help with your classwork and to work on your goals. Please check you schedule or email the Care Read more…

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Join Small Groups for Extra Help!

All learners who have IEPs and SAI minutes have small groups throughout the week! Small groups are an opportunity to get extra help with your classwork and to work on your goals. Please check you schedule or email the Care Read more…

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Join Small Groups for Extra Help!

All learners who have IEPs and SAI minutes have small groups throughout the week! Small groups are an opportunity to get extra help with your classwork and to work on your goals. Please check you schedule or email the Care Read more…

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Join the Empower Generations Fall Family Fun Challenge!

Dear Empower Generations Innovation Studios families, One of the highlights throughout this time of distance learning has been viewing our families’ photos. We miss our learners and families so much, and it brings us joy to see you learning and Read more…

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Join Us as We Spread Kindness!

Kindness Rocks! World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13. Join the iLEAD community as we spread a bit of kindness through Kindness Rocks! Collect some rocks, decorate them with a kind word and inspiring art, and spread them around your Read more…

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Join Us for a Mommy & Me Art Break

Join us March 29 at 10 AM for a Mommy & Me Art Break! Why make art with your little one? It promotes bonding. It helps you and your child develop new skills.  It’s FUN! Just a little imagination and Read more…

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Join Us for a Virtual Intro to Empower Generations!

Register today for an upcoming virtual tour: Zoom link to follow after registration here. Do you know someone who would love Empower Generations? Please help us spread the word by sharing this invitation with a friend!

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Lancaster City Christmas Parade This Saturday!

We are participating in our first community event! On December 7, we will be part of the Lancaster City Christmas Parade! We will be teaming up with iSPIRIT from iLEAD Lancaster in a cheer/dance routine. Practices are at iLEAD Lancaster, Read more…

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LCAP/WASC Committee Invitation

Empower Generations cordially invites our families, learners, and community stakeholders to our LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) public meetings.  The purpose of these meetings are to collaboratively collect learner data and Read more…

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LCAP/WASC Committee Invitation

Empower Generations cordially invites our families, learners, and community stakeholders to our LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) public meetings.  The purpose of these meetings are to collaboratively collect learner data and Read more…

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LCAP/WASC Committee Invitation

Empower Generations cordially invites our families, learners, and community stakeholders to our LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) public meetings.  The purpose of these meetings are to collaboratively collect learner data and Read more…

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Learner of the Week: Courtney

Courtney is due in February and gearing up to graduate as soon as she can. She is zooming ahead in online classes, interviewing local doulas for a Health/Biology project, and starting an internship in the criminal justice field soon. We Read more…

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Learner of the Week: Kaydrianna

Learner of the Week. Meet KayDrianna. KayDrianna is Empower Generation’s founding learner and is recovering after the birth of her daughter. KayDrianna has been using her maternity leave to study child development and work on online classes. Through weekly home Read more…

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Learner of the Week: Kulani

Learner of the Week. Meet Kulani and Kayden. Kulani has straight A’s in her online classes and is zooming ahead of schedule. She is taking a Yale University African American History course and studying Anatomy/Physiology through the lens of infant Read more…

Learner of the Week: Misty
Learner of the Week: Misty

Misty and baby Julianious. Misty is a science/physics wiz who aspires to be a car seat safety technician and is applying what she’s learning in physics to car seat safety. Misty is a leader at Empower who works to create Read more…

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Learner of the Week: Reynita

Learner of the Week: Reynita and baby Samantha. Reynita wants to work with animals as a career and works hard to be the best mother she can be to Samantha. She models compassion, kindness, and fun to her baby and Read more…

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Learner of the Week: Wendy

Wendy is a fantastic source of strength, love, and patience with her children, our learners, and our staff. Wendy is working toward a fitness and health coach certification and models excellent parenting skills.

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Learner Spotlight – Ariana Johnson

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Ariana is a great dancer. What is something that you are passionate about? Ariana is passionate about motherhood. Tell me the best part about being a teen mother. Read more…

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Learner Spotlight – Ashley Daly

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Ashley can curve her pinky in strange ways. What is something that you are passionate about? Ashley is passionate about belly dancing. How has Empower Generations supported you Read more…

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Learner Spotlight – Emily Valenzuela

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Emily transitioned into foster care after living with her mother. What is something that you are passionate about? Emily is passionate about her daughter and their future. Tell Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Amber

Amber has been at Empower Generations for about five months. She has a 2-year-old son. She came to Empower because it was a great opportunity for her and her son. Amber loves being a mom and watching and guiding her Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Angie

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? People are surprised to know that Angie is a mom. What is something you are passionate about? Angie is passionate about music. She is a member of the Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Johnathan and Breanna

Johnathan and Breanna are new learners to Empower Generations. They have recently welcomed home their second daughter, Miracle, after a very long NICU stay. Johnathan and Breanna are working on English, child development, and health state standards in exploring the Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Lashonna

How did you meet your son’s father? The two met on Facebook He visited Lashonna’s home The two fell in love after they moved in together How did you find out that you were pregnant? Lashonna started repeatedly feeling, and Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Reginee

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? People are surprised to know that Reginee is a kind person despite her facial expressions. What is something you are passionate about? Reginee is passionate about graduation, because Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Samantha Herrera

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Samantha Herrera was homeless between the ages of 15-17 prior to becoming an EG learner. What is something that you are passionate about? Sam is passionate about being Read more…

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Learner Spotlight: Sydney Daniel

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Sydney loves to draw and considers herself to be an artist. What is something that you are passionate about? Sydney is passionate about motherhood, completing school, family, and Read more…

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Learners Create Plans for Making a Change

Learners have emailed their local city officials and are entering the last week of the Making a Change Workshop. They are creating a Plan of Action for steps they will continue to take after the workshop is long gone. The Read more…

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Learning More About Choices!

This week Ms. Susan’s learners will continue through their math journey. They will look at graphs to learn more about substance abuse and its effects, and they will also learn more about fractions.

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Learning Period 2 Ends This Week

As Learning Period 2 ends this Friday, Oct. 18, please check with your learner that they have the following completed: Learning Samples in Work Sample Folders Unit Logs complete Reflection complete and emailed home

Foodie Fridays
Life Skills

We experienced our first FOODIE FRIDAY, creating Canadian crepes; folding fresh, fruity spring rolls; and hot outta’ the fryer fried chicken n’ waffles. Learners were introduced to food safety, cut, chopped and sliced fresh fruit, deep-fried chicken and practiced using Read more…

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Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation: Sign Up for Winter Classes

You can still join the fun and learning something new with Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation’s Virtual Classes. Let LA County Parks help you with your new year’s goals. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, live a healthier Read more…

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Mandatory Orientation Week

learners are required to be on-site for orientation this week Monday-Thursday from 9-4pm. Lunch available. Please click HERE for this year’s school calendar. We know that learners are more successful and graduate faster when they attend campus activities regularly. We are asking Read more…

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MAP Testing

NWEA MAP testing is one way to measure academic growth for our learners in Math and English Language Arts.  We use Fall test results to help set academic ILP goals and to guide some of our workshops. Testing happens in Read more…

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MAP Testing

NWEA MAP testing is one way to measure academic growth for our learners in Math and English Language Arts.  We use Fall test results to help set academic ILP goals and to guide some of our workshops. Testing happens in Read more…

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MAP Testing

We will be doing virtual MAP assessments this fall. We had a very successful trial run of administering MAP during remote learning last spring, and will use a similar approach this fall, incorporating what we learned works best for this Read more…

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Marathon Mentorship

Have you been noticing influencers and celebrities on social media doing exciting things and making money? In Mr. Antwans’s workshop you’ll hear their stories of how they made smart moves with their money and how you can learn from people Read more…

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Mark Your Calendar for the Next Empower Generations Family Meeting!

Agenda: Meraki Mind Current & future project cycles Learner presentations Returning to campus Q&A Please join us: Thursday, May 6, at 5:00 PM We’ll send the Zoom info the day of the meeting! We look forward to seeing you!

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Meet Mrs. Scott

My name is Mrs. Scott; I am okay with Mrs. S. or Mrs. Shaana as well. I am excited about being your Professional Guidance Counselor! I look forward to working closely with learners in the areas of personal, social, and Read more…

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Meet Your Village

Maintenance/Security/Coach Mr. Adam Morris This year, I am looking forward to interacting with everyone — my new family! Learner Success Lab Team | Ms. Danielle Padilla This year, I am looking forward to cooking with the learners and creating art Read more…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a United States federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Read more…

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Mental Health Support

Did you know that if you text “HOME” to 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal, or just needing someone to talk to, a crisis counselor will text you? Many people do not like talking on the phone and prefer Read more…

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Do not forget to buy prom tickets from Ms. Shantoria at Innovation Studios. It’s Testing Season! In schools across the country, facilitators are implementing new academic standards that provide consistent guidelines in Read more…

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Message from the Director

Dear Families, We had such an INCREDIBLE first week together. As a new person on campus, I loved meeting so many new people. Thank you also to our staff for the time and energy you put toward building your Advisory Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, Wow! Time is moving quickly. Learners, keep up the good work. I had a great time in Denver as I learned about implementing Competency-Based Instruction at EG. This will allow our students to feel successful in Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, Learners have started their very first Google Classroom workshop! Orientation introduces learners to the Google Classroom platform, as well as to core tenants of Empower Generations, such as Project-Based Learning (PBL), Competency-Based Education (CBE), and our Read more…

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Hello Learners and Families, We are excited to see some of you back on campus. However, we are still missing quite a few students. School has started, so make sure that you attend either Monday or Tuesday, based on the Read more…

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This month has been off to a GREAT start! MAP Assessments begin next week and Back 2 School Night was amazing!

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Do not forget to buy prom tickets from Ms. Shantoria at Innovation Studios. It’s Testing Season! SBAC testing begins MONDAY, May 13th. ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED! Testing is required this week. WE HAVE Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Orientation is wrapping up! One more week to go, and then it is on to core classes via iLEAD Online. This week, learners are exploring the 7 Habits through both reading the Read more…

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Dear Families, So much is happening in such a short period of time. Workshops are well on their way, with learners beginning to immerse themselves in new projects. In addition, we have mini workshops available in a variety of areas: Read more…

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Dear Families, We have been so busy since returning from Fall Break! Ms. Tanya’s workshop demonstrated the writing stamina and artistic talents through their Illuminated Journals project. Our basketball team spent some time out on the court sharpening their skills. Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Happy February! As the month opens, Orientation closes. Learners have begun presenting their 7 Habits projects and are preparing to begin an iLEAD Online class. Learners have also participated in their first Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Great job with testing last week. Now it’s time to complete your assignments by Friday, May 31st. Reach out to your guide for help. Also, stop by and say “congratulations” to your Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? iLEAD Online classes have begun! Learners are working on a variety of iLEAD Online classes and are already creating pieces demonstrating what they have learned. Some learners are writing a 5-paragraph essay Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, Wow! Time is moving quickly. Learners, keep up the good work. I am enjoying watching the progress of each project and the excitement of the learners. This week, our learners will be visiting the Lancaster Museum Read more…

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Dear Families, We had such a busy week both on and off campus. Ms. Tanya’s workshops had the opportunity to connect with art through journal writing at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH). We held our inaugural Fall Festival, Read more…

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Dear Families, Thank you to the families that were able to join us for Back to Your Village (School) Night. We hope the presentation by our Guides was helpful in understanding our workshops and competencies. If you still have questions, Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday the 27th. We will resume on Tuesday, May 28th. Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My Read more…

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Message from the Director

Hello Learners and Families and welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, Wow! Time is moving quickly. Learners, keep up the good work. I am enjoying watching the progress of each project and the excitement of the learners. This week, our learners will be introduced to Competency-Based Learning Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? iLEAD Online classes will be wrapping up on Friday, March 1st. Make sure to communicate with your Guide and submit ALL work before that Friday. In March, we will be beginning our Read more…

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Dear Families, This is our last week for our current series of workshops. You can access your learner’s workshops through Google Classroom and their online classes through iLEAD PowerSchool. Please reach out to your learner’s advisor if you need help Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, Wow! Time is moving quickly. It is almost time for our Multicultural Feast and our food drive/raffle on Nov. 15. Please contribute, if possible. Please bring any unexpired or non-perishable food items to 43301 Division St., Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, September was an awesome month, as the learners finished their MAP testing, and completed online classes and projects. Due to the growth of our learner population, the staff has chosen to recreate cohorts, so that we Read more…

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Dear Families, As we are well on our way into the school year, learners are beginning to get situated and comfortable with schedules, workshops, and various extra activities. We have Leadership Council, cheer clubs, volleyball and basketball starting soon, and Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? The final week of iLEAD Online went well. Many learners showed up and performed well under crunch time. Be ready to see a grade at your check-in this week! Unfortunately, our Q&A Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families: September will be an awesome month as the learners are preparing projects to showcase during Back to School night, the staff will begin a book on resiliency, enrollment is increasing and online learning has begun.

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Dear Families, Please make sure you’re checking your learner’s progress for their online classes and their on-site workshops. You can access these through Google Classroom and through iLEAD PowerSchool. If you need help accessing these sites, you can reach out Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, As we are approaching second semester, I would like to thank learners, staff, and parents for contributing to the Empower Generations community that we are all so proud to be part of. Reports of Progress (report Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Last week, I attended the California Charter School Association (CCSA) conference in Sacramento. I experienced several sessions on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Charter School Laws, and Supporting Online Learners. I also supported Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, We wanted to share a few quotes we hope encourage and inspire you this week. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – Read more…

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I am honored to be selected as the new Director of Empower Generation/Innovation Studios and thankful to have the opportunity to bring all I have experienced and learned through my own education journey to this wonderful community. I look forward Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? This week is the last week of your online labs! Each lab will be wrapping up with a creative mini-project. Make sure that your final pieces of work really reflect what you Read more…

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We are striving for a 100 percent online course completion rate. We can do this, EG! MAP testing is still going well. Staff members are preparing for data conversations and goal-setting with the learners.

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners, “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities.” “Strive for progress, not perfection.” “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Learners, please reach Read more…

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners and Families: September will be an awesome month as the learners are preparing projects to showcase during Back to School night, the staff will begin a book on resiliency, enrollment is increasing and online learning has begun.

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Dear Families, The season of change is among us as the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change. Our learners have been so busy this week enjoying yoga in the sun, watching the sunrise, writing letters to Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? It’s time to create mini-projects! Make sure that your final pieces of work really reflect what you have been learning. We also had our first Senior Portfolio Defense of the year. Congratulations, Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? At EG, we believe that education should be fun. Thanks to Ms. Woods, we were able to have a fun Zumba workshop this week. #Gratitude #SEL Learners, please reach out on days Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families: Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed a vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new semester of learning and growing. Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Learners return to school Tuesday, April 23rd, at 9 a.m. Do not forget to buy prom tickets from Ms. Shantoria at Innovation Studios. It’s Testing Season! In schools across the country, facilitators Read more…

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Dear Families, It was nice to see so many learners and families that were able to come visit the campus last week to check in with Ms. Shaana and/or join us during Meet Your Village night. We are really excited Read more…

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Dear Learners and Families: Stay encouraged during MAP testing! Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My direct line is (661) 537-3719. Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners and Families, What’s happening at EG? Do not forget to buy prom tickets from Ms. Shantoria at Innovation Studios. It’s Testing Season! In schools across the country, facilitators are implementing new academic standards that provide consistent guidelines in Read more…

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners and Families, Wow! Time is moving quickly. Learners, keep up the good work. I am enjoying watching the progress of each project and the excitement of the learners. Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown

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Message from the Director

Dear Learners and Families: Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My direct line is (661) 537-3719. Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown

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Dear Families, Our annual Multicultural Feast is this Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Please use the link below to sign up for a dish to bring. We welcome all of you to pause and spend some time with the Read more…

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Dear Families, We hope that you were able to spend some time “Sharpening the Saw” and catching up on any missing work last week. Staff spent the week together reviewing Advisory ideas, learning new strategies from our Student Support Symposium, Read more…

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MOAH Field Study This Week

Ms. Tanya’s Workshop will have the opportunity to visit our local museum, Lancaster Museum of Art and History on Wednesday and Thursday for this week’s writing prompts. Please make sure to return your Field Studies Slip no later than Wednesday Read more…

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