Embrace your community.

Embrace your passion.

Embrace your label.


“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”

— Alexander Den Heijer

Empowerment Lab is the first of its kind after school community center which matches youth with learning and attention issues (mentees) with high school and college aged young adults (mentors) with similar learning profiles. The goal of Empowerment Lab is to empower youth by raising self-esteem, teaching self-advocacy skills, and building peer relationships. This is done through participation in recreational activities, such as the arts, music, games, or wherever their passion leads them. Here they will find their community.

Having a mentor who believes in you and who has been in your shoes goes a long way toward building self-esteem.


What We Do

Empowerment Lab uses a social-emotional learning curriculum and recreational activities to empower middle school and high school aged youth with diagnosed learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, executive function weaknesses, and other learning and attention issues.


Technology is a part of who we are…come find out more!

How We Do It

Through recreational activities, participants find their community of like-minded young people, and maybe even find a passion. Have an idea of something to enrich our center? We want to hear from you!


Who we Serve


Empowerment Lab serves middle school and high school aged youth with diagnosed attention and learning issues, such as dyslexia, ADHD, executive function weaknesses. and the like. Other diagnoses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Parents will find their community here….

Empowerment Lab is a drop-off facility, but any parent who would like to sit, have a cup of coffee, and chat with other parents is welcome to stay and find their community….special parent programming will be planned from time to time.

Parent Lounge

Located in a different part of the building, no worries


Empowerment Lab, where youth with learning differences come to find their community, will Open November, 2019!

346 Main Street South Woodbury, CT 06798