Empowerment Squared’s ground-breaking approach to youth empowerment and family support programs are transforming marginalized communities through leadership development, academic success and access to post-secondary education. Working with various community partners, academic institutions, school boards, hundreds of diverse mentors, we are determined to break the cycle of poverty through the development of educational pathways and building vibrant communities.
Our Academic Mentoring Program supports marginalized, refugees and newcomer youth ranging from grades 2 through 12. It includes the Homework Circle, Academic Literacy, School Readiness, Day on Campus and Summer Literacy programs. The Academic Mentoring Program empowers students for academic success and access to postsecondary education through problem solving, one on one mentoring and tutoring, and goal setting.
Sports & Recreation
Our supervised sports and recreation programs include the Hamilton Downtown Sports League and Annual Community Cup Tournament. The program removes barriers that prevents marginalized youth and families from participating in meaningful sports and recreation activities for the development of healthy lifestyles. We use sports and recreation to develop constructive after-school activities for diverse groups of youth.
Empowerment Squared’s Information Literacy programs empower parents, caregivers and adult allies to support their children and be active participants in the educational journey. These programs bring parents, children, caregivers and entire families together through the development of specific skills to build resilient families where children and youth feel supported. program facilitators and mentors support the delivery of formal and informal skill development that help families communicate better with their children and become engaged within their community.