EMPOWER is Weld RE-4’s formal training program designed to engage Weld RE-4 citizens in the work of the school district. 

Every year, Weld RE-4 invites approximately 20 citizens representing RE-4 schools and different facets of our community to be part of EMPOWER. Over the course of the school year, EMPOWER participants meet seven times for 90 minute sessions led by district leaders. Every session covers multiple topics such as district finance and operations, classroom instruction, technology, and exceptional student services. EMPOWER participants are encouraged to actively engage in each session through conversations and questions.


Goals of the EMPOWER program include: 

  • Growing parent and community engagement for the benefit of our students.
  • Creating a sounding board for better informed decisions.
  • Generating an informed group of citizens who have a deeper understanding of the school district.
  • Providing a meaningful way for members to serve the community, build their leadership capacity, and strengthen relationships across the community.


EMPOWER is especially valuable for citizens who want to obtain a foundation in district operations and governance, and become more engaged in school district affairs. Participants learn about our school district, meet a variety of district leaders, have the opportunity to share information with their school community, and get to know other engaged citizens.

We invite those who are interested in participating in EMPOWER to apply! Applications for the 2019–2020 cohort will be open through September 12, 2019.


By participating in EMPOWER, you are making an 11-hour commitment over the course of the school year. The 2019–2020 schedule is as follows. All sessions are from 8:30am – 10am and are held at Weld RE-4 schools or facilities.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Click Here to Apply!

More Information

If you would like more information about EMPOWER, please contact Sherry Hoffman at sherry.hoffman@weldre4.org or 970-686-8011.