On September 21, 2017, Whitehaven High school alumni, business and community leaders will come together to expose nearly 2,000 Whitehaven students to a variety of personal and professional development topics during the 2nd annual Whitehaven Empowerment Expo (#WEZExpo). The Expo was birthed in 2016 in support of alignment in the new Whitehaven Empowerment Zone initiative. Over 100+ Whitehaven alumni traveled from all over this country and participated in the Expo which was designed to enlighten, empower and encourage the students of Whitehaven to become productive contributors and communicators beyond the walls of Whitehaven. Whether immediately entering the workforce, enrolling in college, or selecting a skilled trade, the Expo aims to bring the Whitehaven High School mission and vision to life and ensure Whitehaven students are well prepared for their next milestone. The goals of the 2017 Whitehaven Empowerment Expo are as follows:
Double/Triple alumni participation for increased impact and exposure to career fields and life skills for Whitehaven students.
Provide sustainable resources and experiences to Whitehaven High School students.
Provide scholarships to deserving Whitehaven students to attend summer enrichment programs at major colleges/universities.
Secure an influential celebrity motivational speaker for the event who is relatable to the students to increase engagement and excitement.
Support Whitehaven's Capital Campaign for Campus Improvements
In early 2016, it was decided to make this Expo event a part of the Whitehaven High School Homecoming Week activities which is a huge event in the Whitehaven Community and brings back alumni from years past to participate in the homecoming week festivities. Whitehaven Alumni and community leaders will come together and aim to make the Empowerment Expo impactful and meaningful for students, giving them information and resources to help better prepare them for life after high school.
"Right now it is up to us, former graduates and alumni of Whitehaven and community members to come together to galvanize all of our talents to help our young people make smart decisions so they can be better prepared for life." --- Dr. Vincent Hunter, Whitehaven High School Principal.
Whitehaven Empowerment Expo t-shirts will be worn during the 2017 #WEZExpo by all participants. This fundraiser and any additional tax deductible donations will go towards supporting the goals of the Empowerment Expo.
• Recognition on our social media page, and receive verbal acknowledgement onsite at the event and in the VIP lounge for alumni and prominent community leaders. • One (1) ticket to the Whitehaven Homecoming Game – September 21, 2017 or September 22, 2017
• Business name only (not logo) listed on Empowerment Expo printed materials • Company name will be listed on, and acknowledged on social media • Two (2) tickets to Whitehaven Homecoming Game – September 21, 2017 or September 22, 2017
• Access to majority of promotional material including posters, flyers, press releases • You will be given the unique opportunity to have a presence within the Empowerment Expo event and the VIP lounge for alumni and prominent community leaders. • Full profile on the event social media pages • Banner/Gate Signage at Homecoming Football Game • Four (4) tickets to Whitehaven Homecoming Game – September 21, 2017 and September 22, 2017
• Premier partnership, your organization's name and logo will be prominent on all promotional signage, printed materials and promotional items • You will be given the unique opportunity to have a presence within the Empowerment Expo event and the VIP lounge for alumni and prominent community leaders. • Presence at homecoming activities and football game • Full profile on the event social media pages with weekly mentions via social media post • Banner/Gate Signage at each Home Regular Season Football Game and Homecoming Game • Two (2) season tickets to Whitehaven Football Home Games