EMPOWER — a community engagement program — is designed to provide an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at various facets of the Weld RE-4 School District. Through EMPOWER, we look to:

  • Engage parents and community members for the benefit of our students.

  • Equip community members with a deeper understanding of the district.

  • Create a sounding board for better-informed district decision making.

  • Provide opportunities for members to serve the community and build leadership capacity.

  • Strengthen relationships across the community.

Every year, we invite approximately 25 citizens representing Weld RE-4 schools and various areas of our community to join a cohort of learners.

Over the course of the program, EMPOWER participants meet seven times for 90-minute sessions led by district leaders. Each session will cover a different topic — from finance and operations to classroom instruction, and technology to exceptional student services. Participants will be provided opportunities to learn more about the district through engaging presentations, student / staff demonstrations, tours, community conversations, and Q&A panels.

EMPOWER is especially valuable for community members who want to obtain a foundation in district operations and governance, and become more engaged in the school district.


By participating in EMPOWER, you are committing to attend from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. each month from October through April. Lunch will be provided. The tentative dates for the 2023 - 2024 cohort are:

  • October 26

  • November 30

  • December 14

  • January 25

  • February 29

  • March 28

  • April 25

The final schedule will be provided at the first session.

To ensure the best experience, participants are encouraged to actively engage in each session through conversations and questions.

More Information

For more information about EMPOWER, please contact Katie Smith, 970-686-8095.