The Empower Project is an experiential learning platform for 7-8th grade boys that serves as an alternative to traditional schooling.
Our mission is to help boys transform into young men through self-discovery, skill development, and collaborative know-how in an alternative educational setting.
Our vision is to create a developmental environment that empowers boys to become young men in a year-long “project” that replaces school. We are Mentors rather than Teachers; the kids are Cohorts instead of Students; and the program is designed as a Project versus Curriculum… all aimed at empowering our young men to be, “persistent in the face of adversity”.
We believe in a kid’s goodness and inherent wisdom, and along with our service partners will act as expert guides helping to position them for success on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, service, knowledge and power that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
The Empower Project is based in the Town of Fairfax, north of San Francisco right in the heart of Marin County. It is a pleasure to serve this and the surrounding communities and be given such an amazing opportunity to empower these kids as they become young adults.
It is our dream to see our reach grow as we provide excellent service to the community and meaningful employment for those advocating for our youth.
We are built on a foundation of Knowledge, Empathy and Power...
+ Knowledge is the basis of an accurate inquiry and must be acquired through experience and study.
+ Empathy is an emotional connection to self and others that is best cultivated through mindfulness.
+ Power is found in the capacity to get it done including collaborative know-how and self-driving determination.