Empowering Kids Perham

Empowering Kids to Bright Futures!

Our mission is to empower children, families, and the community by providing support and resources to those with autism or social challenges.

Our vision is to provide a life of hope, happiness, dignity, and purpose.

FROM AN EMPOWERING KIDS PARENT: When I found out my son had autism, II knew I would do anything to help him succeed. I also knew my ability to help him would be limited, because I had no training in teaching, and certainly not in autism! I was uncertain where we could go to get him the extra help he would need…would we need to go to Fargo or the Cities? Neither option sounded very appealing.

When I found out about Empowering Kids, I was so excited that there was an organization in our rural area that could help him. Empowering Kids has been such a blessing to my son and our family. He has had the chance to work with Heidi, Tiffany, Keiler and Chelsey- professionals trained specifically to help kids with autism. They help him with so many of the life skills that we take for granted. They make learning fun for him. He has matured so much in managing his emotions, expressing his feelings to others and succeeding in school. His future is so bright! And I know this would not be possible without Empowering Kids and its wonderful employees. We are so grateful our son gets to go to Empowering Kids, and can’t wait to see how much he learns in the future!

The number of children within a 50 mile radius of Perham who have an educational determination of autism . This number does not include the children who have only a medical diagnosis or have not been diagnosed.
The number of children and adults receiving services at Empowering Kids
A game or snacks for afterschool program
A fun community outing such as bowling, snow tubing, or a movie.
Instructor to teach art, robotics, computer programs, etc..


2021 Budget
77%Program Spend
16%Management Spend
7%Fundraising Spend

Volunteering + Events

Puzzlepalooza 2022

We are looking for volunteers and teams to participate in the 2nd Annual Puzzlepalooza Puzzle Competition! Click on the link to learn more!

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Giving Hearts Day 2022

On February 10th, the Boys & Girls Club and Empowering Kids will be teaming up to raise funds and increase awareness through the annual Giving Hearts Day fundraiser!

How does your support make a difference for Empowering Kids?

All funds raised on Giving Hearts Day will be used to complete our new location at the Hub. This space has been designed to specifically meet the needs of individuals with autism and ADHD, and includes a sensory gym, Montessori preschool, employment lab, art studio, Esports computer lab, training apartment, social skills rooms, family waiting area, and mental health wing. We are excited to offer a wide range of services for autistic individuals and individuals with ADHD to live a life of hope, happiness, dignity and purpose. Empowering Kids Giving Hearts Day campaign goal is $30,000.

Get involved in Giving Hearts Day to share in the joy of giving:


Raise awareness by decorating your yard, business, or other space with red for Giving Hearts Day.


Help us spread the word about Giving Hearts Day by sharing our information with your family, friends, coworkers, and more!


Make a financial contribution on Thursday, February 10th to one (or both) of our organizations.

To learn more about this project, or how you can help us reach our Giving Hearts Day goal, go to www.givingheartsperham.org

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