Dedicated to giving children skills for happier healthier lives?

Partner with The Empowerment Factory to foster positive personal impact in every child. The Empowerment Factory (TEF) blends hands-on art, literacy, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), environmental classes for Rhode Island’s at-risk youth.

Whether an after school class, youth volunteer opportunity, summer class, online course, or community art installation, The Empowerment Factory (TEF) harnesses proven methodology to best serve the needs of today’s under resourced youth and students across Rhode Island with Project-Based Learning to boost: creativity, self-esteem, and civic pride.

With the support of partners like you – schools, community organizations, recreation facilities, and libraries – together we can let every child feel that they matter and can make a difference in the world around them.

If you would like to speak with someone about hosting a program, please fill out the form below.

Since its founding in 2014, The Empowerment Factory has served 5000 students, with partners across the state, including:

  • Rhode Island Department of Education’s afterschool online courses
  • Pawtucket Child Opportunity Zone ( COZ )
  • Providence Afterschool Alliance ( PASA )
  • Rhode Island State Council of the Arts ( RISCA )
  • Rhode Island School of Design ( RISD )
  • Pawtucket Arts Festival
  • Groundwork RI
  • Book are Wings and Crossroads RI
  • Central Falls School Department
  • Pawtucket Housing
  • Pawtucket School Department
  • Central Falls School Dept.
  • Providence & Pawtucket Parks Department
  • Partnership for Providence Parks
  • RI Dept. of Environmental Management
  • Gloria Gemma

Why Partner With The Empowerment Factory

Are you interested in supporting students’ ability to:

  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Make responsible decisions
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Build their self-esteem
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships

Unlike other organizations

TEF fosters lifelong personal development skills in students to build resilience and resolve – in a positive, strengths-based environment, free of competitive performance pressures – while having fun with new friends. Blending literacy with creativity and art … is an art that TEF’s teachers & founders have developed and proven is effective, based on Social-Emotional Learning and myriad research and best practices.

Click here to learn about our learning opportunities.