Empowered Youth

Education for Smart, Brave, Healthy Decisions

Relationship Education for Students & Teens

For Parents

We are so excited to be invited into your teenager’s class to provide workshops that encourage smart, brave, and healthy decision-making. Our program equips students with tools to navigate life’s choices and avoid risks, develop healthy relationship skills, and ultimately reach their goals.

As parents ourselves, we know how imperative it is for you to know what your child is being taught!

Our Curriculum

We use, and are certified by, a national curriculum called REAL Essentials – Relationship Education And Leadership.

This peer-reviewed program is evidenced-based, medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive, as it recognizes every student has value. It is utilized nationwide and meets many Pennsylvania State Standards in health education.

Our dynamic and fun workshops include a wide variety of topics that foster relationship health:

  • Self-Discovery
  • Understanding differences in others
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution
  • Decision making skills
  • Navigating and setting healthy boundaries
  • Strategies for overcoming peer pressure
  • Relationship red flags
  • Making decisions about sexual health
How does it work?

Upcoming Parent Workshops:

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7pm
Hope House at A Woman’s Concern
1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603

Attend one of our Parent Workshops to find out! At our workshop, we’ll highlight an actual student lesson and allow time for you to ask questions and get the answers you need.

Our parent workshops are offered regularly and coincide with student classroom workshops. We value engaged parents and would welcome any questions you may have!


How are Empowered Youth programs funded?

Empowered Youth is funded through a grant from Community Aid, as well as private donations.

Does Empowered Youth’s programming meet Pennsylvania’s Health Standards?

Absolutely. Real Essentials is in alignment with the CDC Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT).

Is there any data showing the success of Empowered Youth’s programming?

View results on the Penn’s Youth Initiative website

How does the Empowered Youth track results?

Empowered Youth uses confidential surveys to confirm changes in attitude, knowledge, and intended behavior to measure program effectiveness.

Other Resources

Parent Workshop Registration

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7pm

    Hope House at A Woman’s Concern
    1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 1760