Program Electives

Adulting 101

In 2019, Adulting 101 was piloted in an effort to prepare students to life after high school.

In its first session, the Foundation partnered with a project team from the 2018 United Way St. Joseph Leadership Class to provide students the opportunity to learn about leadership & diversity, healthcare, wellness & nutrition, car-care & maintenance and employment.

Community experts use their time, talent and devotion to uplifting our regional high school student population.

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Careers in Science
One of emPowerU’s program electives, Careers in Science, is offered for students in grades 2-4.
This program includes creative, hands-on activities that inspires students to acquaint themselves with the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation. Participants choose from a variety of educational activities that encourage the scientist in everyone.
Opportunities include slime creations, structure and bridge building, surface tension modules and catapulting.
LEGO Robotics

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics is a program elective offered for students in grades 3-5.

This program brings to life 280 building elements that motivate students to collaborate, build, problem-solve and explore, all while deepening their STEAM learning and developing 21st century skills.

LEGO EV3 Robotics is another program elective offered for students in grades 6-8.

This program motivates and excites students to learn programming and engineering concepts through creating and constructing machines to solve real-world problems.

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Professional Development

Mosaic Life Care Foundation and emPowerU offers several professional development workshops to support northwest Missouri school districts in challenge-based learning, leadership development and STEAM exploration. Our emPowerU facilitators are trained in experiential learning techniques that encourage educators to implement an active learning environment in the classroom.

Professional development objectives include:

  • Cultivating relationships with colleagues
  • Learner engagement
  • Student-led learning
  • Team building
  • Technology integration
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Devran Brower

Program Operations Director

(816) 271-7910

518 S. Sixth St.

St. Joseph, MO 64501