Monday Message for March 18, 2019

Upcoming Events


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

  • Senior Portfolio Preparation (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Get Smart Be You Workshop – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Friday, April 26th: iLEAD Antelope Valley Region Vision in Education Benefit Dinner (click here)

Message from the Director


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 charter schools by demonstrating in front of the State Capitol, with over 8,000 charter school educators, administrators, students, and families, as they marched and rallied to urge the Legislature to fully fund networks and to support proposals that advance charter opportunities.

Meanwhile, EG staff worked on creating an awesome SEL calendar specifically for Empower Generation learners.


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

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown



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 to the beauty, strength, and resilience of parenting teens.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

  • Mrs. Brown began walking at 8 months and potty trained herself.

Fun Fact: National Awkward Moments Day

Awkward Moment Picture

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 just happen.

Awkwardness or embarrassment is defined as an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself.

Have you ever called someone by the wrong name, tripped over nothing, walked into a door, had the completely wrong words come out of your mouth, or just forgot what you were doing? The list could go on and on. Sometimes, things just do not seem to go right, and something happens that may make you feel like you want to run and hide. Whether on National Awkward Moments Day or any other day, everyone has them.