Programs for Elementary students

Helping Students Become Self-Directed, Confident Learners

The Building Blocks for Student Success

A student’s elementary school years are filled with the building blocks — skills, knowledge and mindset — for the future. Self-regulation and resilience form the foundation all students need for learning and for life, and helps students who need extra support to engage and succeed.

Take Charge of Me

Universal Classroom Instruction

Our Tier 1 elementary curriculum (K-5) gives all students the vocabulary, skills and mindset to find healthy success in school and life.

  • Turnkey curriculum led by classroom teacher using prompts and resources inside EmpowerU portal
  • Short weekly EmpowerU classroom lesson and daily calming exercise tailored to each grade level
  • Engaging resources and activities to reinforce and internalize learning
  • Streamlined teacher training and minimal prep 


Tier 2 Intervention Program and Support

Our Tier 2 targeted intervention (grade K-5) delivers expert 1:1 support to struggling students. Our team can help you identify students who will benefit from additional online lessons and personalized coaching by trained EmpowerU instructors.

  • Six-week course that can begin any time during the school year
  • Bite-size online lessons delivered twice a week during intervention time
  • Support from a highly-trained EmpowerU instructor
  • Collaboration with school counseling team for consistent support

    Charge up Learning.

    Build Resilience.

    Kindergarten through fifth grade students are at the perfect stage to learn about their internal locus of control. When students learn how to tap into their internal locus of control, they gain the skills to listen to their inner coach (and tune out their inner critic) to navigate difficult times in positive, healthy ways.

    The internal locus of control, or inner coach, is represented by Charge™, a lovably fuzzy stuffed character who hangs out in each EmpowerU Tier 1 classroom and is featured in the curriculum’s videos and learning materials. Charge™ helps engage students, reminding them of the power they have over thoughts and emotions.

    Why EmpowerU in Elementary?

    Introducing self-regulation and resilience skills at the elementary level establishes a healthy foundation for student wellbeing and a positive school community.

    As students progress through elementary school, EmpowerU continues to guide them to reflect and apply core concepts to their goals and obstacles in a meaningful and personalized way. This ongoing approach increases confidence, connection and healthy coping — creating the social-emotional skill set to thrive inside and outside the classroom.

    Each year, students learn, practice and master EmpowerU’s five core concepts in the K-5 curriculum. Our holistic Tier 1 approach builds school-wide capacity, giving students and educators common language around social-emotional wellness.

    EmpowerU core concepts are aligned with ASCA standards, as well as with National Health and Wellness standards.


    Student learns about self in order to best make personal changes and improve quality of life

    Responsible Decision Making

    Student creates personal change by mastering strategies for habit change and motivation

    Realistic Thinking

    Student improves distress tolerance by using realistic self-talk (Inner Coach over Inner Critic)

    Self-Control & Regulation

    Student learns and successfully implements strategies for emotional regulation

    Social Connection

    Student is able to identify community of support and make more meaningful connections

    More than 94% of students make significant progress toward their goals, preparing them to better navigate life’s challenges and bumps.

    Accessible Solution With Lasting Benefits

    Research clearly shows the valuable returns on school investments in evidence-based programs and multi-tiered systems of support. An effective program to improve student resilience and success makes a lasting difference for students, educators and the entire school community.

    EmpowerU is the skilled partner schools need to implement quickly and affordably. Together, we will create equitable care for student success and support the students who need it most.

    • Early introduction of social-emotional concepts to build a foundation of student resilience
    • Normalizes mental “fitness” and builds positive school community
    • Creates common language for social-emotional growth and wellbeing 
    • Seamlessly integrates into daily classroom routines
    • Requires minimal training and virtually no daily prep

    Tiered support for all levels of need

    EmpowerU can design a tiered program that is accessible, equitable, effective and affordable. Every day, we help education leaders build school-wide capacity, implement a targeted intervention for struggling students and measure the results of their investment in student success.

    Tier 2 Interventions

    EmpowerU helps schools support Tier 1 and Tier 2 students, reducing the need for Tier 3 interventions

    EmpowerU Student Lifecycle

    Build Core Concepts
    and Common Language

    • Teacher-led lessons – Tier 1
    • Guided individual reflection
    • Targeted support – Tier 2
    • Simple, online teacher training

    Skill Building
    for Prevention

    • Teacher-led lessons – Tier 1
    • Guided student reflection
    • Targeted support – Tier 2
    • Simple, online teacher training

    Proven Support for
    Struggling Students

    • Targeted support – Tier 2
    • Semester course credit available
    • Tier 1 virtual option
    • Coordination with school-based team

    What People are Saying

    “My greatest improvement after taking EmpowerU is to know when I need to use a deep breath or check-in.”

    Elementary Student

    “EmpowerU helps students of all ages realize — no matter what happens around them — that they absolutely can learn to control their thinking and the way the handle their emotions. Students gain confidence by learning the skills to do just that.”


    Elementary School Counselor

    “Now I know how to take charge. And I think more positively about myself.”


    Elementary Student


    Learn More

    We’re excited to learn more about your school’s summer programming needs. Schedule a quick call with your school partnership director to get started.

    EmpowerU’s revolutionary approach to student success helps students increase resilience, persistence, motivation and success. As active participants in their wellness journey, students complete engaging, online lessons supported by daily 1:1 motivational coaching that fuel improved emotional wellbeing, school attendance, and grades. EmpowerU offers site-based licenses to schools and colleges, as well as access to the credit-bearing course through third-party online schools or direct from the company.