Monday Message for March 25, 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 (3/1-5/31)
  • 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?

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 have been learning. Next week, you will switch to the opposite lab, so turn in everything before this Saturday.

If you had a project, not a lab, that is also due before this Saturday so that you may move onward.

This week’s Interdisciplinary Workshop combined Science, History, and Social-Emotional Learning! Learners dove into the relationship between the Earth and Moon, as well as the symbolism in the spring equinox. We created delicious models of the continents and phases of the moon. Join us next week for creative problem-solving in Minute-to-Win-It games!

Child Development

This week in Child Development, we are finishing up our Amusement Park Website Blog! Each learner was encouraged to choose an amusement park of their choice and create a website blog that focused on the environment and the feeling an amusement park promotes. We have learned how important a child’s environment is in creating a fun, engaging, and challenging experience for them. Thinking about playing with dolls and Tonka trucks may be too hard to remember for our learners; however, thinking about the thrill of an amusement park helps them feel like a kid again!

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

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown



Learner Spotlight – Ariana Johnson

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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.

  • Ariana enjoys being a teen mother. She is honored to have her son in her life.

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

  • Parenthood: EG has supported Ariana as a parent by receiving resources to support her child, such as diapers and wipes.
  • Learner: EG has supported Ariana as a learner by meeting with her independently and providing clarification on difficult subjects.

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 you are passionate about?

  • Ms. Howard is passionate about helping people reach their goals.

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

  • Empower Generations has changed Ms. Howard’s perception of education by allowing the learners to have a voice.

Fun Fact: National Lobster Newburg Day

Lobster Fun Fact Pictures

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 1800s.

Debuting in 1876 at Delmonico’s, a fine New York restaurant, this dish was invented by sea captain Ben Wenburg. He demonstrated the recipe to restaurant manager Charles Delmonico and refinements were made by chef Charles Ranhofer. The creation was then added to the restaurant’s menu as Lobster a la Wenburg. The dish grew fast in popularity.

There was an argument between Wenburg and manager Charles Delmonica which caused the dish to be removed from the menu, but after many requests from patrons, it returned with a new name. The entree came to be known as Lobster Newburg.