Leadership Academy

2017-2018 LEADERSHIP CLASS

EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls will empower female students from various schools throughout the Palm Beach County District. The academy supports diversity and would introduce the junior and senior girls to organizations that are led by women executives and will focus on job shadowing, interview skills, resume writing, effective communication both verbal and written, career exploration and much more.

The Leadership Academy is free and open to twenty (20) young ladies thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors. The Leadership Academy will meet once a month during the Palm Beach County School District calendar beginning in September of 2017, with eight (8) planned business tours in the areas of Leadership Empowerment (leadership and branding), Political Empowerment, Economic Empowerment and Education Empowerment. Training will be provided by Palm Beach County’s Women Experts. The Leadership Academy participants will also be provided with a trip to Tallahassee to tour the Florida State Capitol. The tour would offer the girls an opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators and learn more about the political process.

Upon completion of the program in May of 2018, participants will finish with a leadership certificate and community service hours to be awarded during our Student Achievement Awards Program.

Criteria to participate:

  • Full-time student in Palm Beach County School System
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 2.5 and higher
  • Essay describing why you feel you are a good candidate for this program.
2018 Leadership Program
Academy for Girls-A-650

2017 - 2018 ADVOCACY PROJECT

One Heart, One Box- 2018-2019 Advocacy Project

Donate a shoebox of toiletries here – deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, male hygiene products, mouthwash, lotions, wash clothes and towels, hair products, soap/body wash, facial wash, razors, body spray/cologne, baby wipes, deodorant, band-aides, hand sanitizer and journals to express their most inner thoughts in an effort of releasing whatever is going on in their lives.

EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls providing “Welcome Home Kits” for the 100 Youth in 100 Homes in 100 Days Challenge
supporting the efforts of Palm Beach County Community Service, Human Services Division
— Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition & Housing Alliance

DROP OFF SITES:

Delray Beach:     Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 170 NW 5th Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444
Boynton Beach:     Children Service Council 2300 High Ridge Road Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Hypoluxo:     Allstate Insurance – Hooks Insurance (across from Santaluces High School) 3960 Hypoluxo Road, Suite 202 Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Lake Worth:     Curves (Buttonwood Shopping Plaza, Corner or 10th Avenue & Jog Road) 3044 Jog Road Lake Worth, FL 33467
West Palm Beach:     Café Sweets, Downtown West Palm Beach 519 25th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Riviera Beach:     Youth Empowerment Center 1550 W. 28th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Palm Beach Gardens:     Velocity Community Credit Union 2801 PGA Blvd #120 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Wellington:     Wellington Branch Library 1951 Royal Fern Drive Wellington, FL 33414

For more information, contact EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches
by calling(561) 336-0498 or email us info@empowherofthepalmbeaches.org

Thank YOU-lite
Childrens Services

The Leadership Academy is a recipient
of the 2017-2018 Great Ideas Initiative Grant
funded by Children's Service Council

CSC Group

RECAP GALLERY

2016-17 ADVOCACY PROJECT

THANK YOU, CBS Channel 12, for featuring the story on the 6 p.m.
and 11 p.m. news and their website!

A BIG THANK YOU to our youth partners.

In communities across America, the homeless live their days on the streets. As a society, we have helped countless homeless through donations of clothing and food. Yet, one article of clothing is often missed in donation piles and desperately needed by this group. SOCKS. Why socks?

  • People very rarely donate new socks to the homeless.
  • Since socks are worn almost all of the time, they can be worn and frayed from the wear and tear. Therefore, the number one needed clothing article is new socks from medical issues like bunions and hammertoes to infectious diseases like athlete’s foot and fungus, old socks only contribute to increasing damage to feet.

EmpowHER Leadership Academy for Girls determined that there was a need in our community and jumped into action with Project Sock ‘Em.
The Academy donated nearly 2,400 pairs socks to the Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County!

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