Monday Message for February 11, 2019

Upcoming Events


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Have questions? Call us at (661) 494-7454 or send an email to

  • Learner Internships (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Senior Portfolio Preparation (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Life Skills Workshop – Goal Setting (Feb. 6-7; 13-14)
  • Get Smart Be You Workshop – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Love Fest Community Night (Feb. 13, 10 a,m. to noon)

Message from the Director


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 “official” workshop! Workshop 1 allows learners to practice sentence writing strategies by exploring the mechanics of Chromebooks. Through this workshop, learners are preparing not only for their English courses but for their online classes and the workplace.

Teaching workshops allow facilitators to enjoy the benefits of small group teaching. Small groups, as opposed to large classes, are more easily learner-centered. Small groups can help learners learn to collaborate and communicate and, “in addition to the content of the class, the group process itself becomes a learning tool. Participating in classes can help students to learn things, including successful collaboration and effective task sharing techniques, interpersonal skills, listening skills, verbal communication skills, and the synergy that can result from group discussions. A group can often produce a higher quality solution to a problem than an individual is capable of alone.”

Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My direct line is (661) 537-3719.

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown



Learner Spotlight: Samantha Herrera

Student Spotlight

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 successful and making the people she cares about proud.

Tell me the best part about being a teen mother.

  • The best part about being a teen mother for Sam is that it has made her more responsible and proactive.

How has Empower Generations supported you as a parent and a learner?

  • Sam feels supported through the donations of clothing, food, and diapers. As a learner, Sam is grateful for having access to a computer at home.

Facilitator Spotlight: Ms. Elayne Woods

Facilitator Spotlight

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 others.

How has Empower Generations changed your perception of education or educational leadership?

  • Empower Generations has changed Ms. Elayne’s perception by enhancing her value for building personal relationships with the learners.

Fun Fact: National Make a Friend Day

Make a Friend Pic

  • 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 share common backgrounds or experiences, they certainly don’t have to have everything in common. One of the simplest ways to make new friends is to explore your interests by taking a class or joining a club.