I am a seed in a pot.
Ready to grow,
My soil, my healthy relationships
My water, my passion
My sunshine’s my support.
The environment I grow in is my community
It may be dark or light, good or bad
But with my soil, water and sunshine
I am empowered
I am….healthy and strong
By Hanna, Lauren, Michelle, Shemaiah, Taegan, Tessa
Why am I empowered?
Because I have friends that accept me for who I am
Because I have passions and I want to try new things
Because I am supported
Because I choose to accept instead of being ignorant
Because I am at my best when I have my balance
Because it keeps me going
Because I care for people and other people care for me
Because I have hope
Because I have the respect for my family and peers
We are empowered when we
have a choice
WE ARE EMPOWERED!
By Amaya, Annie, Ciara, Cynthia, Diana, Kiana, Rhodas, Rhonda, Soleen
How do you spell leader?
Listening with an open mind
Everyone is included
Actions speak louder than words
Determined to make a change
Each day brings confidence to those around you
Risk takers succeed the most
Everyone has what it takes to be a LEADER
Have you taken the LEAP?
By Anita, Devon, Eva, Kiera, Montanna, Starling, Summer
I’ve asked myself after tour times of coming here.
What do I want to get out of this?
What does EMPOWERMENT mean to me?
Empowerment is being open minded in order to support and be supported by those around me while displaying and understanding the different paths we each choose to follow.
Feeling FOCUSED, SUPPORTED, ENERGIZED and STRONG are words that demonstrate how I feel when I am EMPOWERED!
I am DETERMINED, wanting to be EDUCATED. I keep showing up and trying because I can be supported while displaying my independence.
By Ali, Advienne, Brooklyn, Candyce, Laiana, Sienna, Surprise
LEAD TO EMPOWER!
Positive outcomes, we seek
Skills, good opportunities, and character, we leak
Responsibility, cooperation, empowering your homies.
Leadership isn’t bologna, nor is it phony
Setting examples mean being a good role model,
So give back, and take a step out of your comfort bottle.
By Addie, Analia, Celina, Chloe, Enda, Hanasa, Jane, Titiana
Accountability – show up, help others
Challenge – healthy food, friends
Trust – boundaries, friends & family
Inspire – others, yourself, youth, adults
Optimism – for the future, for yourself, for change
New – friends, challenges, activities, people
3… 2… 1… ACTION
By Alivia, Elizabeth, Era, Katerra, Paige, Patti, Shahar, Shaniece