Empower Me! is a project led by girls and young women, 14-25 from Glasgow and supported by Achieve More Scotland. Empower Me! supports girls and young women to engage in new and exciting activities that grow their confidence, self-esteem and provide them with a sense of empowerment.
Empower Me! aims to give you the chance to challenge yourself and reach your potential as an empowered girl and young women by offering you a safe and non-judgemental environment. We have a mix of girls and young women involved, all with their own challenges and stories.
You can participate in weekly or monthly sessions or become an ambassador, supporting the programme to reach more girls and young women in Glasgow. If interested, have a look at our timetable below to keep updated on Empower Me! activities, we hope you will join us for taking time for yourself and realising your potential!
“Our empower me programme is a group that gives young woman 14+ across Glasgow who are involved in our activities and those who are not with a chance to become more involved in the charity. We have run this programme since 2017 the aim of creating this group is to help girls and young woman feel empowered and important. We give young woman a support base when they join, some of our participants see our group as a safe space, somewhere they can come to get away from reality and they get to relax.
The sessions we run for the group are usually things that the group themselves have suggested and are interested in and want to learn more about it and will enjoy it. Every time we have a session at least one of them tells me how she found it and it’s something she would do again.
The opportunities presented to the Empower Me group are more or less something they wouldn’t get a chance to engage in. For example; we recently organised a residential in the Highlands and the girls and young women got a chance to apply to attend. When kayaking and hill walking, I could see the difference it was making to their lives!
We have done self-defence classes, ring making classes and sessions to talk about sexual health and impact of pornography on females. All which they want to do again!
At empower me we have a mixed bunch who turn up to sessions and activities. Some are very extrovert and some are very introvert, but when they come together as a group they balance each other out and they all get along. In my personal opinion it’s the first big group I have seen constantly support and ‘empower’ each other, when together and apart. It is the most welcoming group I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of.”
Empower Me Assistant and a young woman