CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2012) - Driven by the belief that every person is born with the ability to lead, the Werklund Foundation launched Empowering Minds™ Teen leadership programs in 2006. The ongoing response to the program highlights the simple truth - that Empowering Minds™ is penetrating the core of many social issues, giving students the confidence to lead and better preparing them to combat today's most difficult developmental issues, including bullying and peer pressure.
Empowering Minds™ achieved official public charity status in July of 2012. Scott Berry was hired in August to run the operations of Empowering Minds™.
Scott Berry quoted:
"Empowering Minds™ provides experiential training in numerous Alberta schools. Over 3300 Alberta teenagers have graduated from an Empowering Minds program to date. This is a unique program that seeds future leaders and answers the need by our corporations and institutions for authentic leaders and why I have chosen to join the organization".
Empowering Minds™ is hosting the 2nd annual fundraising gala called Top THAT Hat in Calgary, Alberta, September 29, 2012. All proceeds go directly to Empowering Minds™, delivering ground breaking Teen Leadership programs. Purchase your tickets at www.TopTHATHat2012.com. For more information on the event go HERE. For any media who would like to cover the event and get VIP access, please contact Hannah@EmpoweringMinds.com.
About Empowering Minds™
The mission of Empowering Minds™ is to provide teens with proven and innovative leadership programs that develop the confidence, motivation, and resilience necessary to thrive in today's world.
An independent evaluation, conducted by the University of Calgary, proved a long-term, significant increase in emotional intelligence. Empowering Minds™ realized they had discovered a catalyst for social change, the response was so compelling that the University of Calgary was commissioned to conduct a long-term, independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. In 2007, the study was completed and the University of Calgary found the results profound and unprecedented. The details of these results can be found HERE.