Monday Message for January 28, 2019

Upcoming Events


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

  • MAP Testing (Jan. 7-31)
  • Orientation (Jan. 7-31)
  • 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,

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 mission statement. Learners are excelling at email composition and setting up check-ins with their Guides. The semester is off to a great start.

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

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown



What’s Happening at EG?

Check in 1

The learners and the facilitators are doing an excellent job checking in with one another! The learners are using their planners and working hard to meet deadlines.

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 agent such as baking powder, and fat were added, creating the fluffier, lighter pancakes we know today.

Adding blueberries to the pancake batter when mixing up the ingredients may result in a bluish hue. To avoid this, add them right after dropping dollops of batter to the hot griddle.

Blueberries add a freshness to pancakes and nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese and copper.