Empowering Young People Through Our Teen Leadership Program

Teen Leadership Programs For the Leaders of Tomorrow

Empowering Minds is a Calgary-based charity, and we believe in empowerment through leadership development. Through our youth ambassador activities and teen leadership programs, youth experience learning in a new way. With a focus on social-emotional learning, our programs challenge teens to be more aware of themselves and their relationships with others. Our programs highlight the importance of goal-setting, effective self-management, and the value of leaving a positive impact on the world. Partnering with High Schools and youth-focused organizations across the city, we’ve helped over 5,000 young people, providing them with world-class leadership experiences and instruction. We are an independent, public charity, relying on the support from schools, community initiatives, volunteers, local donors and corporate funding to bring our one-of-a-kind programs to more and more teens. If you’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of the leaders of tomorrow, we invite you to join us in our empowerment initiatives.

Our
Mission

Our mission is to provide youth and educators alike with proven and innovative leadership programs that develop the confidence, motivation, and resilience necessary to thrive in today’s world.

Our
Values

We’ve established several values that define who we are as a company and as difference makers for the future — our teen leadership programs centre on the same values.

  • Value Based Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Active Citizenship
  • Self-Awareness

They
Need
Your
Help

Investing in Teen Leadership Programs

At Empowering Minds, we are passionate about teaching leadership skills to youth in a positive and uplifting environment. All of our instructors receive consistent and comprehensive training and are Rapport certified. Everything we do is geared towards helping teens achieve their goals and inspiring young minds to act. Our teen leadership programs are hands-on and immersive environments designed to help kids unlock their full potential and realize the power they have to be an influence for good. The University of Calgary has conducted a study to prove the effectiveness of our approach and training methods. We believe in taking advantage of the benefits of experience-based learning as we strive to make leadership learning more accessible and engaging to teens from all different backgrounds. Our programs aren’t merely about teaching the essentials of leadership; they’re about instilling principles that kids will carry forever. Empowering Minds relies on the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Join us, and together we can empower the young minds of the future and create a better world for them to grow, learn, develop, and lead.

  • Become a Volunteer
  • Become a Donor
  • Become a Sponsor

Schools We Empowered

  • Lord Beaverbrook High School
  • Lester B. Pearson High School
  • Nelson Mandela High School
  • William Aberhart High School
  • Central Memorial High
  • Foundations For the Future Charter Academy
  • Foothills Academy
  • Henry Wise Wood High School
  • Bishop Carrol High School
  • Bowness High
  • Connect Charter
  • AE Cross Junior High
  • John G. Diefenbaker High School

Our
Programs

Connex
Program

  • Develop skills of active and responsible citizenship
  • Build your capacity to inquire
  • Make reasoned and informed judgments
  • Arrive at decisions for the public good

Teen Leadership Breakthrough

  • Broader self awareness
  • Focused goal setting
  • Greater confidence & self-esteem
  • Heightened enthusiasm for life
  • Increased accountability
  • Stronger relationships

Success Stories

Our
Upcoming
Events

Oct. 17-19, 2019

Teen Leadership Breakthrough / Camp Chestermere

Oct. 19, 2019

Teen Leadership Breakthrough Graduation / Camp Chestermere

Nov. 16, 2019

Live & Unsigned / Bella Concert Hall

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