When I first moved to my current neighborhood, I realized there was only one community program for teens. I didn’t think that was enough, but I also realized there was a void in my community. One program does not fit all so I started one.
Before you start a program, you need to start it for the right reasons. Ask yourself, “Why am I starting this program?” Is it to make money? To become famous? To earn community service hours for that job or organization who requires you to have volunteer hours in order to become a member?
If you answer yes to any of them, those are all the wrong reasons to create a program. As the creator of an empowerment program, I have discovered the three things you absolutely need to start a successful empowerment program listed below.
In order to pique the interest of any group, you need to have a cause, passion, or personal reason to start the steps to creating a program. What are you passionate about? Is it working with youth? Is it teaching kids, special needs teens, or senior citizens how to paint portraits, learn photography, or balance their bank accounts? Or maybe you want to teach life skills to recent college grads or those recently released from incarceration. If so, then my friend you’re definitely onto something long lasting. If you’re unsure of what population to serve, this may be able to help you whittle down your passion and focus for your program. Still unsure, download my Empowerment Chart below to help you whittle down your focus. I was multi-passionate so this took awhile for me to do.
Now that you know what your program is going to be about, you have one more thing to think about. Have you thought about where the people are going to come from? What’s a program without participants? A dream. We can’t change the world by telling everyone about our new found passion and how we plan to make moves when there’s no one in the chairs to teach it to.
Think about who in your network can help you recruit the exact group of people to help bring your dream to reality. For my girl’s empowerment program, I asked five of my friends who had daughters in middle and high school if I could host a focus group with them. Here I would begin to lay the groundwork for my program.
Now that you have both your passion and base figured out, you need to take action to make this program come to life. My friend, you can make it happen and love yourself even more for moving forward. I’ve come to learn that many people simply don’t know the steps it takes to create a program. It’s not that hard with the right information.
I’ve done the work for you. Now you have to take the steps necessary. While it may seem a little overwhelming at first, my “How to Start an Empowerment Program” course (launching soon) delivers seven steps you need to take to get this program moving.
If you already have an empowerment program but feel it needs a boost in membership or you need to up your social media life in order to find/maintain membership? I can help you with that as well with my “How to Promote Your Program the Right Way” which delivers five easy to implement modules of tutorials to help you get your online life together.
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The most common reason people don't act on their desire to create an empowerment program is they don't know where to start.
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