The Empowerment Center has provided an incredible opportunity for my son to learn, grow, and work.  Prior to volunteering at the Empowerment Center he was very nervous to actively seek employment and start working.  He wasn't sure what to expect and had very low self-confidence.  He was nervous, unsure, and very shy.  The Empowerment Center provided an opportunity for him to begin working and building the needed self-confidence to be successful in a job.  We witnessed great growth in him, increased self-confidence, and even some leadership skills beginning to emerge, as he began taking more initiative to do things that need to be done without having to be told.  He is now working a full-time job and is not only doing well, he is truly succeeding and enjoying working.  I would highly recommend the Empowerment Center as an opportunity to make connections, build skills and confidence, engage with wonderful and hardworking people, and begin the steps to becoming a leader.