Empower Academy

Is your child not quite ready to compete on the Miss America stage?

The Empower Academy is a leadership camp filled with expert-led workshops and activities that takes place twice per year in conjunction with our national Teen and Miss America competitions. The program is perfect for any child or teen looking to learn public speaking, safe use of social media, communication skills, and the power of giving back to the community. Participants are placed in one of two groups to ensure age-appropriate material: Pre-Teen Ambassadors includes ages 6-12, and Teen Advocates is for those 13-19. The Academy is open to all kids between 6-19. 

Registration for the Summer 2022
Empower Academy is now open!

Join us in Dallas August 10th-12th

Participants will experience three event-filled days of workshops and fun during the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX. In addition to the expert-led workshops, each participant will have the opportunity to be on stage during the Teen Competition for a special segment. Registration includes tickets for participants to all events, a swag bag, and more. 

The Empower Academy is $900, but if you sign up by July 7th using discount code “EAEARLY” you’ll receive 25% off! And if you sign up before June 30th your child will be recognized in the MAOTeen Competition Magazine.

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Pre-Teen Ambassador Schedule

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2022

9:00AM-9:30AM
Official Academy Registration (Pick up your goody bag, credentials, event tickets, etc.)
MAOTeen Merchandise Room (Crown Couture Collection Booth)
You will register your participant for the Empower Academy Event

9:30AM-10:00AM
Parent Meeting/Schedule Review
Meeting Room TBD
During this time, we will review the schedule and discuss important details.

10:00AM-11:30AM

Sign making for Cheer Tunnel and an “I WANT TO BE” Workshop with Lindley Mayer, Empower Academy Director and Former Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen.
Meeting Room TBD
During this event participants will make signs that will be used to welcome the Teen Candidates for preliminary competition. The Empower Academy staff will provide all materials needed to make the signs. If the girls want to bring any photos of themselves with their candidate to use on the signs, or other fun materials that is also welcomed. This event will also include a “Get To Know You” portion to help our participants get acquainted with each other and an “I Want To Be” portion as well. Participants will share these on stage on Wednesday night of preliminaries. Please have them think of this in advance and prepare an outfit that aligns with what they choose for their response.

Wardrobe: Participants will need to be dressed for the entire day. Please have them wear their Empower Academy T-Shirts and bottoms of choice on Wednesday.

11:30AM-12:30PM

Discover Your Purpose-Develop Success Habits-Achieve Your Goals Workshop Savelle Foy
Meeting Room TBD

Terri Savelle Foy is a world-class motivator who teaches that if you can dream it, you can do it. Through personal experience and proven results, she is helping people discover how to develop vision, confidence and discipline that will lead them into God’s perfect plan for their lives. She has done motivational speaking for the Dallas Cowboys and all across the Country.

Wardrobe: Empower Academy T-shirt and bottoms of choice.

12:30PM-2:00PM

Lunch & Rehearsal for Onstage Intros
Meeting Room TBD
Lunch included for Participants on-site

2:00PM-3:30PM

Community Service and Social Impact Workshop with Rachel Wyatt, MAOTeen 2013 Meeting Room TBD
Participants will develop their social impact initiative.

Wardrobe: Same attire as above.

* 3:30PM Parents/chaperones will check out participants in the MAOATeen Merchandise Room.

5:45PM-6:15PM

Paparazzi photos to Kick off MAOTeen Preliminaries & Cheer Tunnel to kick off MAOTeen Preliminary Competition (Check In)
MAOTeen Merchandise Room (Crown Couture Collection Booth)
Parents/Chaperones meet Academy Staff to sign in their participants. We will use the signs made earlier in the day so please remember to bring these with you. If you have any other cheer items that you would like to bring at this time, feel free to do so. Academy participants are provided a ticket for admission and will sit together with Academy Staff. We will head to make a cheer tunnel and take step and repeat photos before the show as a group. Participants will remain with staff until the end of the show and will be checked out immediately following at the Merchandise Room.

Wardrobe: Participants will go on stage to present the “What I Want to Be” initiative worked on in the earlier workshop. Please have them come in attire that correlates with what they will choose for what they want to be.

6:30PM-9:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Preliminary Competition
MAOTeen Stage
Academy participants will sit and enjoy the show with staff. We will check all participants out immediately following the show in the MAOTeen Merchandise Room.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2022

9:30AM-10:30AM

Meet & Greet/Autograph Signing with the 2022 Miss
America Candidates
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Please bring your competition program, crown boxes, pillow cases, etc for signing. Please also make sure to come prepared with your own marker for your items.

Wardrobe: Cute and trendy age-appropriate clothing/Dressy Casual.

10:30AM-11:30AM

MAOTeen Service Workshop and Meet & Greet with MAOTeen 2022 Marcelle LeBlanc
Meeting Room TBD
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about service and social impact from Marcelle LeBlanc MAOTeen 2022. They also have the opportunity for a one-on-one meet & greet for a photo op and to ask any questions.

11:30PM-12:30PM

Lunch (provided) & Prepare for Talent Show
Meeting Room TBD
Lunch will be provided for our participants during this time. Please make sure they come prepared with their talent show costumes/outfits and anything else they will need for the performance. Our staff will help to ensure they are all ready to go. The Talent Show will be performed on the MAOTeen Stage and is mandatory for all participants. It can be a song, dance, monologue, etc. The time limit is 2 minutes. Please add your talent show music using this link by August 5th. Label as follows..Example (Lindley Mayer/SC/Dance Routine/Proud Mary.)

12:30PM-2:00PM

2022 Empower Academy Talent Showcase
MAOTeen Competition Stage

Wardrobe: Costume/outfit of choice. Parents are invited to watch this portion of the workshop free of charge.

2:30PM-3:30PM

Miss America Meet & Greet and Discussion with Emma Broyles Miss America 2022) Meeting Room TBD
Participants will get to have a VIP Meet & Greet with Miss America 2022!

*Parents/chaperones will check out participants at 3:30pm in the MAOATeen Merchandise Room.

6:00PM

MAOTeen Preliminary Competition (Check In)
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Parents/Chaperones meet Academy Staff to sign in their participants. Participants will remain with staff until the end of the show and will be checked out immediately following.

6:30PM-9:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Preliminary Competition
MAOTeen Stage
Academy participants are provided a ticket for admission and will sit together with Academy Staff. They will be checked out immediately following the show.

Wardrobe: Trendy/cute age-appropriate dressy casual attire.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2022

8:00AM Check-in for Teens In Action Breakfast/Begins at 8:30AM

Teens In Action Breakfast
Room TBD
This event will feature the top 7 community service projects from the MAOTeen Candidates. They will be introduced and interviewed on stage. This is a great learning opportunity for our participants and will serve as the culmination of what they have learned throughout the week. Academy Participants will be recognized with a certificate and special pinning at the beginning of the event. Tickets: Academy members receive a free ticket to this event. Parents will need to purchase one if they want to attend.

Wardrobe: Dressy Casual. Cute dress, jumpsuit, skirt, etc.

*Following Teens In Action Breakfast, participants can enjoy a free day to enjoy the city, shop the trade show, enjoy the hotel amenities, etc.

4:30PM

2022 MAOTeen Finals Competition Check In
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Parents/Chaperones will take their participant to the autograph signing and then sign in their Academy Participant.

5:00PM-7:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Finals Competition (Ticketed Event)
MAOTeen Competition Stage
Participants are provided a ticket for admission and will sit together with Staff. We will check them out immediately following the show.

PEASE NOTE:

  1. SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: We will always communicate through our REMIND app (info below) if and when things change.
  2. COMMUNICATION: We will communicate any last minute details, location changes, updates for the day, etc. through the REMIND app. Please text 81010 with @MAOTeen22 to join the group and you will receive all text updates straight to your phone.
  3. CREDENTIALS: We will use MAOTeen Credentials for checking your participants in and out to ensure everyone’s safety and security.
  4. STAFF CONTACT INFO: Please feel free to contact Empower Academy program by email at LindleyMayer116@gmail.com or for emergencies call 864-420-0216.

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Casual and Trendy outfits for during the day. Empower Academy T-Shirts will be provided at registration and worn on Wednesday. Trendy/Dressy outfits to wear during preliminary and finals competitions.
  2. Cheer tunnel supplies. Photos with candidates, stickers, etc.
  3. “I Want To Be” Outfit for Wednesday evening preliminaries.
  4. Notebook for notes during workshops.
  5. Comfortable shoes for walking to and from the meeting room.
  6. Light snacks/bottle of water for during the day.
  7. Items and markers for Miss Candidate Autograph Signing (program, crown box, pillow case, etc)
  8. Talent Show Costume/Outfit

Teen Advocate Schedule

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2022

9:00AM-9:30AM
Official Academy Registration (Pick up your goody bag, credentials, event tickets, etc.)
MAOTeen Merchandise Room (Crown Couture Collection Booth)
You will register your participant for the Empower Academy Event

9:30AM-10:00AM
Parent Meeting/Schedule Review
Meeting Room TBD
During this time, we will review the schedule and discuss important details.

10:00AM-11:00AM

Entrepreneurship Workshop with MAOTeen Sponsor, Togatae Designs Meeting Room TBD
This workshop will feature the owner of Togatae Designs, Trish Tidd. Togatae has been an amazing sponsor for several years and will offer insight on the organization and how to grow a thriving business.

Wardrobe: Participants will need to be dressed for the entire day. Please have them wear their Empower Academy T-Shirts and bottoms of choice on Wednesday.

11:00AM-12:30PM

Community Service and Social Impact Workshop with Rachel Wyatt, MAOTeen 2013 Meeting Room TBD
Participants will develop their social impact initiatives and will prepare to share these onstage during the MAOTeen Preliminaries on Thursday evening.

Wardrobe: Same attire as above.

12:30PM-2:00PM

Empower Academy Lunch & Get To Know You Workshop Meeting Room TBD
Lunch included on-site

2:00PM-3:30PM

Discover Your Purpose-Develop Success Habits-Achieve Your Goals Workshop with Terri Savelle Foy
Meeting Room TBD

Terri Savelle Foy is a world-class motivator who teaches that if you can dream it, you can do it. Through personal experience and proven results, she is helping people discover how to develop vision, confidence and discipline that will lead them into God’s perfect plan for their lives. She has done motivational speaking for the Dallas Cowboys and all across the Country.

Wardrobe: Empower Academy T-shirt and bottoms of choice.

* 3:30p Check out participants by Parents to get ready for the MAOTeen Preliminary Competition

5:45PM-6:15PM

Paparazzi photos to Kick off MAOTeen Preliminaries
MAOTeen Merchandise Room Crown Couture Collection Booth)
Parents/Chaperones meet Academy Staff to sign in their participants. Participants will remain with staff until the end of the show and will be checked out immediately following at the Merchandise Room.

Wardrobe: Trendy/cute age-appropriate dressy casual attire.

6:30PM-9:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Preliminary Competition
MAOTeen Stage
Academy participants will sit and enjoy the show with staff. We will check all participants out immediately following the show in the MAOTeen Merchandise Room.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2022

9:30AM-10:30AM
Meet & Greet/Autograph Signing with the 2022 Miss America Candidates
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Please bring your competition program, crown boxes, pillow cases, etc for signing. Please also make sure to come prepared with your own marker for your items.

Wardrobe: Cute and trendy age-appropriate clothing/Dressy Casual.

10:30AM-11:30AM

Miss America Meet & Greet and Discussion (Featuring Emma Broyles, Miss America 2022)
Meeting Room TBD
Participants will get to have a VIP Meet & Greet with Miss America 2022!

11:30PM-12:30PM

Lunch (provided)/Prepare for Talent Show/Rehearse Onstage Social Impact Initiative
Meeting Room TBD
Lunch will be provided for our participants during this time. Please make sure they come prepared with their talent show costumes/outfits and anything else they will need for the performance. Our staff will help to ensure they are all ready to go. The Talent Show will be performed on the MAOTeen Stage and is mandatory for all participants. It can be a song, dance, monologue, etc. The time limit is 2 minutes. Participants will also rehearse their onstage social impact segment.

12:30PM-2:00PM

2022 Empower Academy Talent Showcase
MAOTeen Competition Stage

Wardrobe: Costume/outfit of choice. Parents are invited to watch this portion of the workshop free of charge.

*3:30p Check out participants by Parents to get ready for MAOTeen Preliminary Competition.

2:30PM-3:30PM

MAOTeen Service Workshop and Meet & Greet with MAOTeen 2022 Marcelle LeBlanc Meeting Room TBD
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about service and social impact from Marcelle LeBlanc MAOTeen 2022. They also have the opportunity for a one-on-one meet & greet for a photo op and to ask any questions.

6:00PM

MAOTeen Preliminary Competition (Check In)
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Parents/Chaperones meet Academy Staff to sign in their participants. Participants will remain with staff until the end of the show and will be checked out immediately following. Participants will present their social impact initiatives onstage during the MAOTeen Preliminary Competition.

6:30PM-9:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Preliminary Competition
MAOTeen Stage
Academy participants are provided a ticket for admission and will sit together with Academy Staff. They will be checked out immediately following the show. Participants will share their social impact initiatives onstage.
Wardrobe: Trendy/cute age-appropriate dressy casual attire.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2022

8:00AM Check In for Teens In Action Breakfast
8:30AM Teens In Action Breakfast

Teens In Action Breakfast
Room TBD
This event will feature the top 7 community service projects from the MAOTeen Candidates. They will be introduced and interviewed on stage. This is a great learning opportunity for our participants and will serve as the culmination of what they have learned throughout the week. Academy Participants will be recognized with a certificate and special pinning at the beginning of the event. Tickets: Academy members receive a free ticket to this event. Parents will need to purchase one if they want to attend.
Wardrobe: Dressy Casual. Cute dress, jumpsuit, skirt, etc.

*Following Teens In Action Breakfast, participants can enjoy a free day to enjoy the city, shop the trade show, enjoy the hotel amenities, etc.

4:30PM

2022 MAOTeen Finals Competition Check In
Check in at MAOTeen Merchandise Room
Parents/Chaperones will take their participant to the autograph signing and then sign in their Academy Participant.

5:00PM-7:00PM

2022 MAOTeen Finals Competition (Ticketed Event)
MAOTeen Competition Stage
Participants are provided a ticket for admission and will sit together with Staff. We will check them out immediately following the show.

PEASE NOTE:

  1. SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: We will always communicate through our REMIND app (infobelow) if and when things change.
  2. COMMUNICATION: We will communicate any last minute details, location changes, updates for the day, etc. through the REMIND app. Please text 81010 with @MAOTeen22 to join the group and you will receive all text updates straight to your phone.
  3. CREDENTIALS: We will use MAOTeen Credentials for checking your participants in and out to ensure everyone’s safety and security.
  4. STAFF CONTACT INFO: Please feel free to contact Empower Academy program by email at LindleyMayer116@gmail.com or for emergencies call 864-420-0216.

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. Casual and Trendy outfits for during the day. Empower Academy T-Shirts will be provided at registration and worn on Wednesday.
  2. Trendy/Dressy outfits to be worn during preliminary competition and finals.
  3. Notebook for notes during workshops.
  4. Comfortable shoes for walking to and from the meeting room.
  5. Light snacks/bottle of water for during the day.
  6. Items and markers for Miss Candidate Autograph Signing (program, crown box, pillow case, etc)
  7. Talent Show Costume/Outfit