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Empowerment Week 2021 Recap| Breakout of Your Comfort Zone!

Breakout of Your Comfort Zone was a huge success! Here's what happened last week...

Last week, we held our third annual Empowerment Week! The theme for this year’s week-long celebration was Breakout of Your Comfort Zone. Throughout the week, we hosted several different events that encouraged students to explore their interests, develop their creative problem-solving skills, and give back to their community!

On Tuesday, Izzy Rodriguez, Coordinator for Student Retention and Support Services, presented her session “Shatter Your Ego!” In this presentation, Rodriguez spoke about what ego is and how it affects individuals. She also offered suggestions and advice to students to help them navigate through their college experiences.

Eric Evans presented to students about the job search process on Wednesday morning. He helped students develop their resumes and better understand the interview process. Evans is willing to meet with students throughout the year to answer any questions about searching for an internship or career!

On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Tedesco hosted the first session in his Breakout of Your Comfort Zone Dialogue series! This thought-provoking discussion allowed students to consider whether or not they believed education was a right for all Americans. Students discussed what their roles are as students, members of society and educated individuals. Dr. Tedesco’s series will continue on Wednesday, April 7th at 3:30 PM in Coe Conference Room.

Thursday’s activities consisted of a Study Abroad information session in the morning and a movie screening in the afternoon! Students gathered to watch a showing of The Social Dilemma, a “documentary-drama hybrid that reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization.”

On Friday, Lake Erie College partnered with EscapeIn60 Cleveland to offer six virtual escape room opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Teams competed against each other to see who could complete the challenges and escape the fastest! Students who placed first and second will all receive $10 in Storm Dollars.

We closed out Empowerment Week 2021 with a community service event at Kiwanis Park on Saturday, March 13. Students and staff members spent over two hours cleaning up the park and the hillside.

It was incredible to see what we were able to accomplish together. We hope you all had a wonderful Empowerment Week and we are looking forward to next year!