Family Engagement

Increased calm, resilience and self-regulation for families

A Parent is a Child’s Greatest Teacher

Our family engagement program helps busy families learn valuable skills to increase calm, improve behaviors, and establish healthy communication so they can decrease stress and thrive. Each portable and effective lesson doubles its impact by teaching vital resilience concepts to both parent and child – together at home. 

Age-Differentiated Versions


For families with young children, Thriving Together helps caregivers and their children build awareness, good decision making and self-regulation skills.


For families with teenagers, Thriving Together teaches skills to help conquer anxiety, self-doubt and low motivation. Together, families learn to set and achieve goals, foster healthier habits, and strengthen family bonds.

Accessible and Flexible for Busy Families

Delivered in multiple modalities to ensure all families have quick access to high-impact and effective coping skills


All families in your school receive access to our skill of the month, proven to decrease stress and increase coping for parents and children. Delivered via email/text or through school communications.


At-home kits (PreK-5th and 6th-12th grade versions) deliver effective skillbuilding lessons proven to increase coping and self-regulation. Each engaging, 10-minute lesson is completed by parents and children together using the included family journal with activities and scannable links to videos. Learning kits deliver high impact with a low lift, improving communication, decreasing stress, and helping all family members take charge of their thoughts and actions to become more self-regulated and calm.


Families who want or need more in-depth learning can dig in further with free access to Thriving Together’s online curriculum that aligns with the at-home learning kit. The online content expands on topics using additional scenarios, digital storybooks and activities to cement learning of vital family resilience skills.

Why Family Engagement?

Research shows that strong family engagement is central in promoting children’s healthy development and wellness, including social-emotional and behavioral development, preparing children for school, seamlessly transitioning them to kindergarten, and supporting academic achievement in elementary school and beyond. 

EmpowerU is the skilled partner schools need to support families in this work in an effective and affordable way.  Together, we will create equitable care for student success and support the families who need it most.

Source: Office of Early Childhood Development (from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

    What Families Are Saying About EmpowerU 

    If I am helping my kids to remember their Inner Coach, it will help me to remember mine!

    Dad of 4 year old

    “This program has given my twins ideas about tools they did not know they had. It provided an easier way to think about how to be in charge of their feelings.”

    parent of elementary twins

    “EmpowerU equipped our family with the tools to help my child acknowledge and regulate their emotions.”

    mom of 7 year old


    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.