We can help you

Since 1992, the Center for Teen Empowerment has developed an innovative, interactive, and nationally recognized model. In the process, we discovered that our model and approach can help others. Today, we share our expertise with a wide range of organizations, helping them address pivotal challenges with flexible consulting solutions and training workshops.

What we do



Our consulting and training services help clients successfully identify needs and tackle organizational challenges.

Through training workshops and our book, Moving Beyond Icebreakers, we help build the skills, knowledge, and leadership necessary to create sustainable change.





We bring a new perspective to help you successfully address key issues through both short and long term projects. We consult with corporations, schools, nonprofits, and government agencies. We work with both adult and youth populations to provide:

  • Youth program development and implementation
  • Engaging curriculum & training design
  • Development of collaborative organizational cultures
  • Leadership development
  • and much, much, more

What our clients say about us

We’ve worked with organizations such as Year Up, City Year, John Hancock, the New England Aquarium and more.

“Teen Empowerment has worked alongside Community Academy staff over the past year to co-design and implement structures to strengthen school climate, restorative practices, and student voice. TE co-facilitates professional development sessions with staff, contributing to the improvement of our group and decision-making processes. As the principal of a small alternative high school in Boston, I wanted to bring in a consultant that brought expertise through a practitioner’s lens. With Teen Empowerment’s coaching, we successfully launched our very first student leadership group. We are also excited to work with TE to develop a comprehensive feedback and communication system for staff and faculty that will improve the efficacy of our work.”




“Teen Empowerment has been a crucial partner of the New England Aquarium’s ClimaTeens program. ClimaTeens helps youth develop skills and confidence for public speaking and fostering constructive dialogue about climate change and its impacts on ocean systems.

Teen Empowerment has brought valuable insight and experience to the program planning table and into our youth meetings, and retreats.

Thanks to TE, we’ve been able to stay accountable to the youth we serve, the vision for our work, while growing the capacity of all who are involved in the program (youth and staff). Teen Empowerment’s, unique personalized approach and expertise on working with youth, have helped us to set a course for success we might not have achieved otherwise.”



Training Workshops (for adults and youth)

We use our innovative Moving Beyond Icebreakers model to provide highly interactive trainings. Moving Beyond Icebreakers is a powerful tool to help you design and facilitate highly effective meetings – meetings in which everyone is engaged and the goals of the meeting are achieved.

We can tailor trainings for your needs on a variety of topics including:

  • Positive feedback and communication systems
  • Event planning
  • Leadership
  • Organizing 101
  • Positive youth development
  • Strategy and visioning

Find out about our upcoming training workshops

How can we help?



If you have a training need beyond our core curriculum or are looking for custom training for your team, please let us know.

Please contact Heang Ly by email at: heang@teenempowerment.org or by phone at: (617) 536-4266 extension 306.






Moving Beyond Icebreakers is a resource that distills over 30 years of Teen Empowerment group facilitation best practices and step-by-step activity guides.

This international best-selling book has been utilized by community based organizations, tech companies, educators, scholars, social workers, HR professionals and more.

To learn more or to purchase a copy please click here!