What is EMPOWER?

The JWP EMPOWER Program was launched in 2020 in an effort to formalize and expand those areas of added benefit that address today’s unique societal challenges.

EMPOWER strengthens scholarship investment dollars by providing caddies with exceptional benefits and leadership training through access to the wide network of JWP donors and alumni.

J. Wood Platt is honored to partner with local corporations on the initial EMPOWER initiatives and looks forward to building relationships with businesses of all sizes within the GAP network. To learn more, read our recent feature article or contact Lindsay Myers, JWP Director of Scholar and Alumni Engagement.

Feature ArticleInaugural Leadership Summit

Annual Leadership Conference

This half-day event will convene JWP scholars and provide access to networking and leadership training with a focus on those issues specific to emerging college students.

Mentoring Program

(Spring 2021)

Using the wide network of JWP alumni and supporters, Scholars are connected with mentors, allowing them to leverage professional connections in their field of interest


EMPOWER partners with this unique career guidance platform to combine objective measures of a Scholar’s aptitudes with interests to match talent with best-fit, in-demand careers

Corporate Partnerships

New alliances with forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies position our Scholars to formally apply for internship and employment opportunities

Community Partnerships

By collaborating with organizations focusing on underserved youth populations, new initiatives directly support diversity and inclusion efforts

 Leadership Development Webinar Series

Scholars are engaged in topics including conversational skills, dressing for success, networking through golf, and other career-building elements that are sometimes overlooked in the classroom