This year marks the 15 Year Anniversary for Tomorrows Youth International and the Empower U program!! What a way to celebrate with an absolutely phenomenal weekend. It was one of the best programs, if not the best, run in the last 15 years.
There were an extraordinary amount of participants who really just committed to the weekend from the start, right on the Friday night. It usually takes some more time into the program before everyone is fully engaged but by the Saturday morning, we already knew this was a great group. If anything, this weekend reinforced to me the importance of the work we are doing in light of what I am seeing as a rise in depression and anxiety in young people.
They certainly did not start this enthusiastic
Below are a series of testimonials written by some of the participants who attended the program. I am sure you will be blown away by what they had to say about their experience. Especially considering a lot of them did not want to be there in the first place.
Many participants were coming for a second time and found they got even more out of it this time around
I’m so insanely glad I did Empower U! I was pushed along by my mum as she said I was lacking motivation and commitment. Now almost every day since I have thanked her for forcing me to go!
There is no experience like it and I am changed forever thanks to Brent and the awesome Empower U team! They are all so insanely supportive of everything and I am just so thankful for everything they’ve done for me!
I am honestly changed for the good and it’s a crazy awesome feeling! 110% attending more and recommending it 120% to anyone and everyone!!
Lachie discovering the importance of speaker listener communication
This my third Empower U experience with Brent and I swear every time it gets better and better. My favourite thing about this Empower U was all of the beautiful people. Everyone was so enthusiastic and they all went down the waterslide so fast.
It really made the whole thing amazing and really inspired me to do all of the things I committed to last time but didn’t do. All in all, revisiting is just so much more amazing and I loved seeing everyone go through this amazing process alongside me.
Oscar celebrating because he can. This was his 3rd time attending!!!
My mum actually got me to Empower U and I had no idea what it was. So I searched it up on YouTube and people started saying it changed their lives and I was like “yeah right”. She even said I had to pay.
I just decided to do it in the end and I’m glad I did. Brent will 100% change the way you think and feel about yourself. He will get you out of your comfort zone and teach you very important life skills.
We are now looking forward to our next Empower U to be held in Canberra in a few weeks time. It will be from the 18th to 21st March 2016.
My Amazing Assist Team