Top 5 Tips for Parents to Teach Teenagers Resilience

Top 5 Tips for Parents to Teach Teenagers Resilience

Top 5 Tips for Parents to Teach Teenagers Resilience In today’s day and age, we see so many parents who struggle to get their teenagers to commit to things they’re required to do… be it school work, household chores, or even doing things that are outside their comfort...
A Massive Start To 2019… And How Your Teenager Can Be Part Of It!

A Massive Start To 2019… And How Your Teenager Can Be Part Of It!

A Massive Start To 2019… And How Your Teenager Can Be Part Of It! Well it’s been over a week now since we kicked off our first Empower U Program for 2019, and it was MASSIVE! We had over 100 participants in attendance and even had to close enrolments weeks early due...
Launching into 2019 with the 5-Day Camp

Launching into 2019 with the 5-Day Camp

Launching into 2019 with the 5-Day Camp The Most Challenging Event In Our History Well it’s now been a week since we finished our January 2019 5-Day Camp. This is the most advanced event we run and is only open to graduates of the Empower U weekend program. This was...
Should Smartphones Be Banned In Schools?

Should Smartphones Be Banned In Schools?

Should Smartphones Be Banned In Schools? One of the biggest struggles we face today is the inability to stay present. With rapid advancements in technology, people are finding it increasingly hard to stay focused, are constantly distracted and our attention spans are...
Mind Matters

Mind Matters

Mind Matters Since our inception in October 2001, our aim as an organisation has always been to fill in the gaps in young people’s education to equip them with the best tools and strategies for success which are not always focused on in schools. Almost two decades...
A Parent’s Thoughts…

A Parent’s Thoughts…

A Parent's Thoughts... Oftentimes, parents struggle to get their teenagers along to Empower U, and in some cases, simply won’t send their children because they refuse to go because they might have a negative perception of the program, or have weekend sport etc. Here’s...
Social Media, Technology and Frogs

Social Media, Technology and Frogs

Social Media, Technology and Frogs In the 1980’s Steve Jobs said that he wanted the computer (and subsequently the phone) to be an extension of the person. Fast forward to 2018, and it’s clear that Job’s vision has come to fruition. It has been 10 years since the...
How Anxiety Has Slowly Crept Up On Us

How Anxiety Has Slowly Crept Up On Us

How Anxiety Has Slowly Crept Up On Us A few weeks ago, I did a interview on the Mike Goldman show about Empower U and the changes I’ve seen in teenagers over my years of running the program. While many of the issues that young people face have remained the same in the...
Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity After finishing another incredible Empower U program, I have been reflecting on one of the topics we cover over the course of the weekend, which is one of the keys to having strong conversation skills, forming relationships, problem solving and...
Beliefs Vs. Facts

Beliefs Vs. Facts

Beliefs Vs. Facts Our beliefs govern everything we do, every choice we make, and every thought we have. Many of us have some great beliefs about ourselves, and this drives us to positive thoughts and actions. However, the truth is, many of us have quite a few negative...