Empower Welcomes Program Coordinator Kelly Taylor and Announces New Board Roles

By Chris Olsen

This month, Empower welcomed new staff member Kelly Taylor as its program coordinator. Kelly has devoted her career to youth athletics, and brings a true passion for working with young people to the organization. Her role at Empower includes supporting the scheduling of leadership academies and recruiting coaches to become certified in delivering Empower’s program curriculum.

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Empower Renews Partnership with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018

By Chris Olsen

Empower Leadership Academy for Girls announced a renewed partnership with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. For the second year, Empower and the Vikings Women’s Initiatives and Youth Marketing will host a Full-Day Leadership Academy for up to 60 girls. The shared goal is to develop emerging female leaders, and to promote healthy, active lifestyles among young Vikings fans.

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Minnesota Lynx Lindsay Whalen: A Role Model for Young Girls and Women

By Chris Olsen

Before she discovered basketball, Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen thought she’d grow up to be a physical therapist or P.E. teacher some day. But like most middle schoolers, Lindsay’s career path was yet to be determined.

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We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.

-Max DePree