Empower Me Series

Empower Me Series logoKYEA is bringing real world topics to youth across the state!

Catch us for a weekend workshop in your area!


What is the Empower Me! Series?

A large group of youth participants gather for a photoThe Empower Me! series brings real life topics to youth with disabilities in their own cities! Participants spend the day with KYEA staff learning in a very interactive environment. Each day-long, weekend workshop focuses on one topic and includes discussion, speakers, activities, prizes, and more. Workshop sessions include:

  • Surviving High School: Tools for getting through the ups and downs of high school!
  • Now Hiring: We all want a paycheck... find out how to get one!Faraway view of a room with meeting tables and youth working at the tables with a screen at the front.
  • It’s My Life: Learn how to take charge of your life and live independently!
  • Relationships 411: Learn how to create safe and happy relationships in all areas of your life!

Who can attend an EMS workshop?

A group of diverse youth act silly while taking a photo.Empower Me! workshops are open to youth with disabilities ages 15-25. KYEA brings this series to various cities throughout the state. Participant requirements may vary in each city (see below for upcoming workshops).


Upcoming Empower Me! Series Workshops

"Relationships 411" in Iola
Saturday, October 28  *NOTE: This is rescheduled from a previous date.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Allen Community College, Iola, KS
View the flyer   PDF   Text only
Print a registration form  Registration deadline: OCTOBER 13, 2017


EMS Photo Gallery

(click on each group photo below to view the gallery)

Hays "Now Hiring"- June 2017

Participants and volunteers at the Hays EMS workshop gather for a group photo

Wamego "Now Hiring"- February 2017

Wamego EMS group photo

Hutchinson "Now Hiring"- June 2016

Hutchinson EMS group photo

Lawrence "Relationships 411"- March 2016

Lawrence EMS group photo

Salina "It's My Life!"- January 2016

Salina EMS group photo

Parsons "Now Hiring"- June 2015

Parsons EMS group photo