EMPOWER, a program for pre-teens and teens, is currently offered only in West Orange.  Separate EMPOWER Clubs for boys and girls promote social change by teaching skills that will help youth thrive as they mature.  The clubs offer a safe, structured space in which participants are able to explore topics like body image, friendship, strength, and healthy relationships, and the clubs encourage solidarity and responsibility. A primary goal is for the boys and girls to develop healthy relationships with their peers (seeing them as allies rather than rivals) and also with adults, while improving self-esteem, problem solving skills and critical thinking. For more information, email sjohnson@copecenter.net.