Announcing New Executive Director for Empower Leadership Academy for Girls

Empower Leadership Academy for Girls is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Strak as its executive director. Christine will provide oversight and management to move the organization forward, including building and expanding community partnerships across Minnesota and beyond, in support of leadership development in girls and young women.

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Three Powerful Leadership Lessons from 11-Year-Old Makhia

By Chris Olsen

A year ago, I officially became a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer mentor to a sometimes shy but always sparkly 11-year-old girl named Makhia. We get together a couple of times a month and talk about her dreams, aspirations and apprehensions, explore new places and activities, and have a lot of fun. The experience has been incredibly rewarding for both of us.

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Empower received a donation from Rasmussen College for $1,250

Rasmussen College Campus Director, Patty Sagert, presented a check for $1,250 at an Empower board meeting.

Empower was voted on out of four other organizations to receive this donation.  The funding will go towards scholarships and hosting additional academies throughout the year.

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

-Max DePree