emPowerU is a technology rich facility designed to maximize creativity and encourage collaboration among our youth. It is a place where youth learn how to address challenges in their schools and communities. emPowerU is a place where every voice is heard and all ideas are valued. More than 24,000 students have experienced the impact of our challenge-based immersions since 2007.
The Civic Engagement Immersions are held at emPowerU in St. Joseph and Think Ahead Works in King City. There are three unique circuits that build upon each other. Circuit One and Two are facilitator-led at emPowerU. Circuit Three is a self-propelled community project.
Civic Engagement Immersions will be offered free of charge through the next five years for school districts in the Foundation’s 31 county service region in northwest Missouri and adjacent counties in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.