Welcome New Empower Learners and Supporters
Welcome Back Learners and Supporters from last year
13 Sept 2019
Greetings To Our Empower Learner Supporters,
Ready or not, we are off and running in the 2019-2020 learning year! It has been a treat for Alyssa, Randy and Brad to catch-up with returning learners and meet and get to know our new learners. The interest in the Empower programs is large this year. The three of us pledge to do everything we can to allow each Empower learner to meet their goals for this year successfully.
Last week we spent most of the time getting our learners set up with their own study materials and getting back into the swing of learning. We had our first waffle Wednesday, which was much appreciated and learners started getting to know each other. As always the first few weeks also include some team building activities.
This week we finally made it out to Rhine Lake for our annual beginning of the year picnic. Usually scheduled for the first Thursday, we had to postpone it due to weather; luckily this Tuesday was the only dry day this week. It turned out to be a great day to celebrate the learners who have summer birthdays. Almost all of the learners went out on the lake either canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boating. We even had a couple of learners demonstrate the proper process of dealing with a capsized canoe. Overall another great team-building and relaxing day with a little learning snuck in.
We have many learners that have hit the ground running and are on track to graduate before Christmas this year. Others are working at a solid pace to keep up with their Oct 24th goals. We have a few learners that we are encouraged to find their groove on their learning path. We had some learners take part in the Education Fair at Pine City where they could see what over 100 colleges and technical schools had to offer. One of our learners has also started working with the elementary program as a learning experience for credit. We hope to get more learners involved in opportunities like this outside our building.
Coming Events: Remember all events are updated on our website.
Sept 18 Empower MAAP STARS Presents at the Finlayson-Giese Lions
Sept 25 CMJTS Youthbuild Presentation
Oct 2 ASVAB Testing at Empower
Oct 9-10 MAAP STARS Leadership Overnight Camp Beauty
Oct 10 Empower Dinner and a Movie 5-8pm
Thank you again for your support. We are a community of learners and Empower is just one part. Your involvement is always the key to any learners success. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.
Mr Brad Jensen Empower Learning Center
Mrs Alyssa Prater (320) 384- 6132 ext. 5001 and 5005
Mr Randy Henkel
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