About counseling at Empower

What do school counselors do?

Counselors assume many roles and they assist in a variety of ways.  Counselors are an integral part of the school community, working with students, teachers, other school personnel, and parents.  Counselors also coordinate more in-depth services with community agencies when the need arises. With a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program, counselors help lay the foundation for personal, social, and academic success throughout school.  By providing a nurturing and caring environment for students, their needs are met through prevention, early at-risk identification, and intervention services.

How can we help?

We are here to help children feel valued, accepted, and safe while at school.  We also want to help them learn positive coping skills and character values. As a result, this will enable them to make good choices when they face challenges involving friends, peer pressure, bullies, self-esteem, feelings, academic difficulties, and/or family concerns.  These issues can often be addressed through responsive counseling services.

Services include:

  • Individual counseling (1-on-1 with the child)
  • Small peer groups for related issues
  • Classroom guidance lessons and career exploration activities
  • School crisis intervention as needed
  • School-wide character education programs and state initiatives throughout the year (EX: Attendance Awareness Month, Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week, etc.)

Counselors Work with school personnel to:

  • Identify and help struggling learners
  • Decrease classroom disturbances
  • Promote positive behavior
  • Increase school morale
  • Recognize early warning signs for students at-risk
  • Implement safety and violence prevention programs
  • Plan with learning communities and problem solving teams
Empower serves students elementary and middle school students in Bessemer, Alabama.

Tuition-Free Public Charter School
Empower Community School is committed to providing accessible education as a tuition-free, nonsectarian public charter school, fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment for all students.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Empower Schools of Alabama considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Empower Schools of Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law, in providing education services, activities, and programs.

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