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Monday Message – April 15, 2024

Dear Families, We’re looking forward to another inspiring week of learning with our tight-knit community at Empower Generations. As we embark on the final two months of the school year, Read more…

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Monday Message – April 8, 2024

Dear Families, We hope you’re enjoying spring break! We look forward to seeing you when school resumes on Tuesday. Before the break, we were thrilled to host the incredible team Read more…

Empower Generations learners Let It Out Creative Arts 2024

Monday Message – March 25, 2024

Dear Families, Our learners have been loving our “Let It Out” creative arts program! They’re expressing themselves and connecting through spoken word and music.  Can you believe it’s the final Read more…

Empower Generations Kindness Day

Monday Message – March 18, 2024

Dear Families, Kindness rocks at Empower Generations! Earlier this school year, learners spread joy by painting rocks with heartfelt messages of kindness. Let’s inspire kindness, one rock, one message, one Read more…

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Monday Message – March 11, 2024

Dear Families, Throughout the month of March, we have info sessions scheduled specifically for families to learn more about the enriching experiences we offer. RSVP for the event(s) of your choice Read more…

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Monday Message – March 4, 2024

Dear Families, Happy Arts Education Month! At Empower Generations, we embrace the fusion of arts and academics, empowering learners to creatively showcase their learning across all subjects. Join us in Read more…

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Monday Message – February 26, 2024

Dear Families, We’re looking forward to another wonderful week at Empower Generations! As a reminder, now is the time for interested families to apply for a spot in our dynamic, enriching Read more…

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Monday Message – February 19, 2024

Dear Families, We hope you’re enjoying the long Presidents’ Day weekend! We’re looking forward to seeing you when school resumes Tuesday. At Empower Generations, we are committed to providing an Read more…

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Monday Message – February 12, 2024

Dear Families, At Empower Generations, we are committed to providing an inspiring environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity, and personal growth. We are excited to welcome new families to apply Read more…

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Monday Message – February 5, 2024

Dear Families, As we enter this second month of 2024, we’re anticipating many opportunities for learning and growth ahead. Our learners have been working hard and achieving great things. We’re Read more…

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Monday Message – January 29, 2024

Dear Families, We hope you had a great National School Choice Week! We know you have many wonderful choices for education, and we are honored that you’ve chosen to be Read more…

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Monday Message – January 22, 2024

Dear Families, January 21-27 is National School Choice Week, a time to celebrate the fact that families get to choose the learning experience that best serves their children. What is Read more…

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Monday Message – January 15, 2024

Dear Families, We hope you enjoyed a wonderful first school week of 2024! We’re excited for all the opportunities ahead to learn and grow together. As a reminder, we are Read more…

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Monday Message – January 8, 2024

Dear Families, We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Winter Break! Monday, January 8, will be a professional development day for our team, and school will resume for learners on Tuesday, Read more…

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Monday Message – December 11, 2023

Dear Families, As we enter the final week of our fall semester, we’re remembering all the fun and learning we’ve shared. It has been a dynamic school year so far Read more…

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Monday Message – December 4, 2023

Dear Families, We are officially in the final month of 2023, and what an amazing year it has been for our Empower Generations learners, families, and team! We’re looking forward Read more…

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Monday Message – November 27, 2023

Dear Families, I hope you and your family enjoyed a beautiful holiday break! I’m so grateful you are part of our community at Empower Generations, and I’m looking forward to Read more…

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Monday Message – November 13, 2023

Dear Families, Thank you for the warm welcome to Empower Generations last week! I’m honored to be serving you as school director, and I’m looking forward to another great week Read more…

Empower Generations director and learners November 2023

Monday Message – November 6, 2023

Dear Families, As we enter November, we’re reminded of the many memorable events we’ve shared so far as a school community. Let’s make it a month filled with warm memories, Read more…

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Monday Message – October 30, 2023

Dear Families, Our learners have been on a remarkable journey with competency-based learning. They’re excelling in creative expressions, showcasing their knowledge through diverse projects, and achieving impressive results in their Read more…

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Monday Message – October 23, 2023

Dear Families, Learning is in full swing at Empower Generations. While some are learning how to walk, others are learning how to do science experiments, analyze literature, cook, and more!  Read more…

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Monday Message – October 16, 2023

Dear Families, We are pleased to announce that after a comprehensive search and selection process, the Empower Generations Board has appointed our new school director. It is with great pleasure Read more…

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Monday Message – October 2, 2023

Dear Families, We hope you’re enjoying this autumn season. For our learners, Mid-Fall Break is coming up October 9-13. Our staff will be participating in professional development during this time. Read more…

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Monday Message – September 25, 2023

Dear Families, At Empower Generations, we have designed our spaces to provide both intellectually stimulating and inviting environments where learners can thrive. As an example, during lunch breaks, our Mind Read more…

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Monday Message – September 18, 2023

Dear Families, We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and high spirits as we transition into the beautiful autumn season. Please see below for important Read more…

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Monday Message – September 11, 2023

Dear Families, I hope this message finds you well and anticipating another exciting week! Please see below for important reminders and upcoming events. If you have any questions, please don’t Read more…

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Monday Message – September 4, 2023

Dear Families, We hope you’ve had a great weekend. As a reminder, Empower Generations will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4. We’re looking forward to Read more…

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Monday Message – August 28, 2023

Dear Families, We hope our learners are enjoying the classes at Empower Generations! Please read on for important updates from our team. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate Read more…

Empower Generations First Day 2023

Monday Message – August 21, 2023

Dear Families, We are so happy to have our learners back at Empower Generations! We had a great first week, and we’re looking forward to a productive school year! Please Read more…

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Monday Message – August 14, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We are so excited to see you for our first day of school, Tuesday, August 15! Below you’ll find important info about our upcoming event, Meet Read more…

Empower Generations Pajama Day Spring 2023

Monday Message – August 7, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Welcome to the latest edition of the Monday Message, our school’s weekly newsletter. In this issue, we are spotlighting personalized learning, an essential aspect of our Read more…

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Monday Message – July 31, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Welcome to the latest edition of the Monday Message, our school’s weekly newsletter. In this issue, we are spotlighting social-emotional learning, an essential aspect of our Read more…

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Monday Message – July 24, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Welcome to the latest edition of the Monday Message, our school’s weekly newsletter. This week, we’re excited to focus on competency-based learning. Read on to learn Read more…

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Monday Message – July 17, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Welcome to the latest edition of the Monday Message, our school’s weekly newsletter. This week, we’re excited to put the spotlight on the four Cs of Read more…

Empower Generations Director Malaka Donovan

Monday Message – July 10, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Welcome to this week’s edition of the Monday Message, our school’s weekly newsletter. Today we would like to shed light on Student Support at Empower Generations. Read more…

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Monday Message – July 3, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, In this week’s edition of our school newsletter, the Monday Message, we’re sharing about our open, fun learning environments. Read on to learn more about this Read more…

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Monday Message – June 26, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We are delighted to present the latest edition of our school newsletter, the Monday Message. As we enjoy our summer break and look forward to our Read more…

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Monday Message – June 19, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We did it! We’ve completed another school year, and we are incredibly proud of our learners and honored to watch them grow. As we embrace these Read more…

Empower Generations Class of 2023

Monday Message – June 12, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Just one more week until our amazing school year draws to a close. Let’s make the absolute most of it! With gratitude, Malaka Donovan School Director

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Monday Message – June 5, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, As we approach the end of the school year, I want to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation to our learners for your hard Read more…

Memorial Day

Monday Message – May 29, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. On this day, we honor the men and women of the military who have Read more…

Empower Generations learners at LACMA

Monday Message – May 22, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We are so grateful for the grant that allowed our art learners to visit LACMA last week! They came back so inspired. I hope you can Read more…

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Monday Message – May 15, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We hope the moms and maternal figures in our community enjoyed a happy Mother’s Day! We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate your Read more…

Empower Generations Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 4, 2023

Monday Message – May 8, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Thank you to our wonderful parents for such a beautiful staff appreciation breakfast! You are our heroes! This week we celebrate National Charter Schools Week. The charter Read more…

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Monday Message – May 1, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, May 1 is School Principals’ Day! Our team would like to take this opportunity to thank our school director, Malaka Donovan, for her leadership and ongoing Read more…

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Monday Message – April 24, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, I hope you’ve had a restful weekend. We’re looking forward to another productive week at Empower Generations. Have a great one! Malaka Donovan Director

Earth Day

Monday Message – April 17, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We hope you’re enjoying Spring Break! As a reminder, Monday, April 17, is a professional learning day for our team. We look forward to seeing you Read more…

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Monday Message – April 3, 2023

Dear Families, Did you know? April 6 is California Poppy Day! We’re enjoying seeing poppies and wildflowers bloom all around our valley. Thank you to everyone who came out to Read more…

Empower Generations Drum Circle

Monday Message – March 27, 2023

Dear Families, Empower Generations learners have the opportunity to express themselves and bond through drum circles, thanks to REMO, who donated drums to our learning studio. Drum circles promote inclusion Read more…

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Monday Message – March 20, 2023

Dear Families, We’re looking forward to another great week at Empower Generations! Please note that Thursday, March 23, is a minimum day for all grades. Learners will be dismissed at Read more…

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Monday Message – March 13, 2023

Dear Families, On Monday, March 13, there will be no school for learners. Our staff will be participating in professional learning. We are also looking forward to Learner-Led Conferences (LLCs) Read more…

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Monday Message – March 6, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, March is Arts Education Month. At Empower Generations, we know that the arts are foundational to learning. As author Eric Jensen writes, “The arts enhance the Read more…

Women's History Month

Monday Message – February 27, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We’re looking forward to a great month of March ahead. Women’s History Month is a monthlong celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. The Read more…

Presidents' Day

Monday Message – February 20, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day. We hope you enjoy the extra day of the weekend! Please save the Read more…

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Monday Message – February 13, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, We’re looking forward to a productive week at Empower Generations! Please see below for important messages from our staff to you, and mark your calendar for Read more…

National School Counseling Week

Monday Message – February 6, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23) is February 6-10, and the theme is “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.” This annual weeklong celebration, sponsored by the Read more…

Black History Month

Monday Message – January 30, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, Empower Generations joins in celebrating Black History Month. This national celebration exists thanks to the dedication of scholar Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), known as the Father Read more…

National School Choice Week

Monday Message – January 23, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, January 22-28 is National School Choice Week, a time to celebrate the fact that families and learners get to choose the learning experience that best serves them. What is Read more…

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Monday Message – January 16, 2023

Dear Empower Generations Families, As a reminder, we are closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. As we celebrate Dr. King’s life and Read more…

Empower Generations New Year 2023

Monday Message – January 9, 2023

Happy New Year, Empower Generations Families! As a reminder, Winter Break runs through Monday, January 9. We’ll look forward to seeing learners when school resumes Tuesday, January 10. The Empower Read more…

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Monday Message – October 17, 2022

Happy Sunday Empower Families! As we complete this last week of our first workshop cycle, learners are gearing up for POLs and completing their final assignments. The next workshop cycle Read more…

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Monday Message – October 10, 2022

Happy Monday Empower Families! Just a reminder there are NO workshops October 10th-October 14th. Google Classrooms are still accessible for learners who want to catch up on any missing work. Read more…

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Monday Message – September 26, 2022

Hello Families, Thank you to the families who have signed up for your learner’s ILP (Individualized Learning Plan). Research shows that when you write down a goal, you are more Read more…

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Monday Message – September 19, 2022

Hello Families, Our new site has been moving along. We are still a few weeks out from completion, but there has been progress every day. You can stop by anytime Read more…

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Monday Message – September 5, 2022

Hello Families, Thank you, learners, for being on site and online to get your MAP testing completed. We had one of the highest participation rates for this fall testing. Woo-hoo! Read more…

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Monday Message – August 29, 2022

It was so great to see so many learners participating on campus and virtually last week. Learners had some time to play team-building games and reconnect with one another. On Read more…

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Monday Message – August 22, 2022

Hello Families and Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! We are so excited to welcome you all back to school. Our staff has been working on getting the site, projects, Read more…

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Monday Message – June 13, 2022

Congratulations to our graduates! We were so proud to see the hard-working class of 2022 graduate on Thursday, June 9. In case you missed it last week, here are some Read more…

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Monday Message – April 25, 2022

We had a wonderful field trip to the Holocaust Museum, which included lunch at the Grove. With a guided tour, learners were able to hear firsthand about the historical events Read more…

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Monday Message – April 11, 2022

This is the busiest time of the year. Workshops are wrapping up, state testing is happening in May, senior activities are being planned and even some fundraisers are happening! If Read more…

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Monday Message – March 28, 2022

Dear Empower Generations Families, Please check with your learner’s Advisor to sign up for Learner-Led Conferences. This is a valuable time for learners to pause and reflect on their growth Read more…

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Monday Message – March 21, 2022

Dear Empower Generations Families, Please check with your learner’s Advisor to sign up for Learner-Led Conferences. This is a valuable time for learners to pause and reflect on their growth Read more…

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Monday Message – February 28, 2022

Dear Empower Generations Families, We have completed our first workshop series of this semester. This week, all learners will be working on their digital portfolios. They will present these portfolios Read more…

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Monday Message – February 14, 2022

Dear Empower Generations Families, We hope you are enjoying the sunny SoCal weather! We are continuing to see our learners on campus each week attending workshops and 1:1 support. The Read more…

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Monday Message – January 31, 2022

Dear Empower Generation Families, So much learning has been happening this past week. KUDOS to you, learners, for navigating the new schedule, logging into your Zoom sessions, coming to campus Read more…

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Monday Message – January 24, 2022

Dear Empower Generation Families, The staff enjoyed seeing so many learners on campus and on zoom for our first week of workshops. Please make sure your learners have accepted their Read more…

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Monday Message – January 17, 2022

Dear Empower Generation Families, We will begin our Spring workshops this Tuesday.  Our staff has diligently been collaborating to make sure projects are engaging, support is available, technology is ready, Read more…

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Monday Message – December 13, 2021

This is our last week before Winter Break! Please take the time to rest and recuperate! As a reminder, there is construction going on between our HQ site and AVPH. Read more…

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Monday Message – December 6, 2021

We are approaching the time of year when we have our School Site Council Elections. We are seeking parents and learners who would be willing to participate. The involvement would Read more…

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Monday Message – November 29, 2021

We hope you had a restful Fall Break!

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Monday Message – October 4, 2021

Director’s Message We are eager to welcome back our learners this week!  We find value in pausing, reflecting  and resetting when needed.  Together as a staff we reestablished our norms Read more…

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Monday Message – September 27, 2021

Director’s Message Dear Families, Happy Fall Equinox! The seasons of change are among us.  Empower Generations has been through some changes this year and thank you to those that have Read more…

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Monday Message – September 20, 2021

School Hours  8:00 AM – 2:45 PM Monday – Thursday and 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Friday. ParentSquare Please be sure you have signed up for ParentSquare. Important reminders and Read more…

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Monday Message – September 13, 2021

School Hours  8:00 AM – 2:45 PM Monday – Thursday and 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Friday. ParentSquare Please be sure you have signed up for ParentSquare. Important reminders and Read more…

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Monday Message – September 6, 2021

Director’s Message Hello Empower Families, During the last two weeks, we have spent time getting to know one another, we have adjusted to being back on campus, we have completed Read more…

Empower Generations learner Maker Space

Monday Message – August 30, 2021

Message from the Director: Dear Empower Generation Families, We had a wonderful first week team-building and getting to know one another.  We all enjoyed seeing returning learners back on campus Read more…

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Monday Message – August 23, 2021

Message from the Director: Hello Empower Generations and Innovation Studios learners and families… I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. After a long year of distance Read more…

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Monday Message – June 14, 2021

We are so proud of our graduates, who persevered through adversity and the unknown. Not even a global pandemic could stop them! These learners will be missed, but we look Read more…

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Monday Message – May 3, 2021

Dear Empower Generations Families, Don’t forget to re-register! Please check your email for the link to re-register for the 2021-22 school year and complete the forms as soon as possible. Read more…

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Monday Message – April 19, 2021

Dear Empower Generations Families, Don’t forget to re-register! Please check your email for the link to re-register for the 2021-22 school year and complete the forms as soon as possible. Read more…

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Monday Message – April 12, 2021

Dear Empower Generations Families, Starting this week, we will be asking all returning families* to complete your re-registration forms for the 2021-22 school year. This will require several steps, and Read more…

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Monday Message – March 29, 2021

Happy International Women’s Month! We aspire to inspire all women! We are shining a light on our incredible women here at Empower Generations! Panorama Education Survey Our Empower Generations Family Read more…

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Monday Message – March 22, 2021

Happy International Women’s Month! We aspire to inspire all women! We will be shining a light on our incredible women here at Empower Generations throughout the month. Panorama Education Survey Read more…

Women's History Month

Monday Message – March 15, 2021

Happy International Women’s Month! We aspire to inspire all women! We will be shining a light on our incredible women here at Empower Generations throughout the month. Panorama Education Survey Read more…

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Monday Message – March 1, 2021

It’s time to reserve your spot for the 2021-2022 school year! We are delighted to see you return and want to make sure you have a priority spot. Please fill Read more…

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Monday Message – February 22, 2021

Join us for a virtual introduction to Empower Generations! Learn about Empower Generations, a TUITION-FREE Public Charter School in Lancaster, California, serving grades 7-12 and specializing in helping pregnant and Read more…

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Monday Message – February 8, 2021

February is the month we celebrate and give roses to past and present Black and African American heroes. This week we are starting with Shirley Chisholm!

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Monday Message – December 7, 2020

On Thursday, December 10, at 7:30 PM via Zoom, Empower Generations will present to its authorizing school district to renew authorization for five more years. We need your support! Dear Read more…

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Monday Message – October 5, 2020

Hello, families! October is already here, and maybe some cooler weather will fall upon us soon! The fall season also means seniors are beginning to think about which colleges to Read more…

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Monday Message – September 28, 2020

Hello, families, The beginning of the school year is well on its way, and we hope everyone is getting settled with distance learning. Our guides have provided all the assignments/projects Read more…

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Monday Message – August 31, 2020

Hello, Empower Generations / Innovation Studios families!   It has been wonderful seeing so many familiar faces and so many new faces on ZOOM this week. The whole staff has Read more…

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Monday Message – August 24, 2020

Hello, Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Families! We are so excited for the new school year and the upcoming learning opportunities our staff members have been planning! We know this Read more…

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Monday Message – March 16, 2020

Please click here for important information on distance learning. Learn how to join classes and find links for free and low-cost internet.

Presidents Day

Monday Message – February 17, 2020

We will be closed on Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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