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 explore topics like body image, friendship, stress management, and healthy relationships, while encouraging 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) as well as with adults, while improving self-esteem, problem solving skills and critical thinking. For more information, email sjohnson@copecenter.net.