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Starting Point 2.0 & EmpowHer

Starting Point 2.0 & EmpowHER

Get the skills you need for a brighter future!

Starting Point 2.0 and EmpowHER are free programs designed to help women ages 18-29 with financial planning skills, empowerment, and career planning that will lead to further education and/or a new career. This program is open to both single mothers and women without children.

  • Gain the necessary skills to go to college or prepare for an entry-level job
  • Make connections and find out about available resources
  • Learn team-building, conflict management and other critical employment skills
  • Gain confidence
  • Learn how to manage your finances

Starting Point 2.0 | For Single Mothers

How It Works

  • Attend five, three-hour classes Wednesday mornings from 9:00-12:15 at B.A.B.E.S., Inc. with your child (under the age of 5).
  • While mothers attend classes, children attend quality early childhood education targeting age-appropriate milestones and school readiness.
  • Enrolled women will receive an FVTC ID, which provides you access to free transportation on Valley Transit and other college resources.
  • Upon completing Starting Point 2.0 workshop, you will then come to the Fox Valley Technical College campus to attend Inside Track, a free 12-hour course offered on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. In this session, you’ll learn about Fox Valley Tech and how to be successful in school.
  • Early childhood education continues for children at B.A.B.E.S., Inc. while moms are in class.
  • Counseling, advising and parent coaching will be provided to each participant.
  • For those who complete the class, a graduation ceremony will be held at Fox Valley Technical College.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18-29 year-old single parent women
  • Income level must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline 
  • Must have at least one child under the age of 11 years old
  • Must reside in Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca Counties, or Neenah/Menasha
  • Must have reliable housing (not homeless)
  • Must be interested in and determined to pursue your education

Not a parent? No problem. Introducing EmpowHer!

How It Works

EmpowHER is similar to Starting Point 2.0, however it’s designed specifically for women ages 18-29 who do NOT have children.

This free 12-week workshop focuses on topics like:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Time Management
  • Financial Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • And more

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18-29 year-old women (without children)
  • Must reside in Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca Counties, or Neenah/Menasha
  • Must have reliable housing (not homeless)
  • Must be interested in and determined to move forward with her education

Starting Point 2.0 and EmpowHER are collaborative projects with the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Fox Valley Technical College, B.A.B.E.S, Inc. and the FVTC Foundation

Now enrolling for Spring 2019.
Getting started is easy! 

Starting Point 2.0
Starting in February 2019 (Dates TBD)
Get Started

EmpowHER 
Starting in February 2019 (Dates TBD)
Get Started

For More Information:

Kara Nowak
nowakk@fvtc.edu
920-735-5722

Kelly Kohl
kohlk@fvtc.edu
920-735-4825