Empowering 5th and 6th grade girls to achieve equality, strength, and success

program goal:

Empower girls.

The PowerUp for Middle School program gives 5th and 6th grade girls foundations for mental health, self-esteem, equality, safety, and success in relationships and education while empowering them to thrive under pressures they will face in middle school.  

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Youth Empowerment Group's Mission

To support youth mental health, relationship and educational success, self-esteem, safety, and equality by developing and implementing motivational, practical life-skill education that enables thriving amidst today’s challenges.



Fifty-five 5th grade girls were served in our Windsor pilot program

Girls' participant survey results:

  • 96% indicated they had fun or a lot of fun

  • 95% thought what they learned would make a positive impact on their lives

  • 94% found the sessions to be helpful or very helpful

  • 89% said they would probably or definitely recommend the program to friends

  • 87% indicated on daily surveys that they would use something they learned

Girl participant quotes:

  • "It prepared me for middle school and how to deal with bullies and to know what good friends are and I can add friends and to know how I'm being a good friend."

  • "They didn’t make stuff awkward to talk about."

  • "This group is awesome!"

  • On the last day, "I wish it wasn't ending."


  • Would recommend the program to other parents

  • Said their girls enjoyed the program

  • Thought the program taught their girls useful life-skills

Parent quotes:

  • "I especially like the social media section and bullying, my husband and I work in law enforcement and for the Court and don't feel students really understand how much of an impact social media can have both today as well as in the long-term."

  • "I loved that my daughter came home and wanted to continue the hard discussions that were had in this program. Many conversations are uncomfortable and hard to have, but your program started these conversations and made my daughter feel comfortable enough to have them with me."

  • "The information given was so good & helpful! My daughter felt very welcomed and loved it and looked forward to the next one!!! But best was definitely the material covered!!"

Our sponsors

Gold level sponsors

silver level sponsor

The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund

Bronze level sponsor

Greeley, Colorado

OUR other valued sponsors

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Our Pilot Program Sponsor


Windsor COMMUNITY Recreation center

We wish to thank the Windsor Recreation Center staff and the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture organization for their support by supplying us with their beautiful venue for our pilot program in March & April, 2018. 


 Windsor Community Recreation Center

250 N. 11th Street, Windsor, CO  80550

(970) 674-3500

empowering QUOTES for girls

"I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship."

Louisa May Alcott

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.”

Taylor Swift

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Register your child For the Program

Don’t let your daughter miss out on a PowerUp life-changing, fun experience with other girls! Registration for spring, 2019 events in Weld County Colorado will open in February. Simply click the button below!

Become a sponsor or Make a Donation

We are a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit and would gratefully accept tax-deductible donations to defray our costs and help us expand programming to make a greater impact. For sponsorship information, click here. Thank you!