The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence and to recognize and use their resources.
Rickover Naval Academy's Empowerment Club strives to empower both young men and women through developing skills that show them they have personal authority and influence over their life choices. Empowerment occurs through improvement of conditions, standards, events, and a global perspective of life.
Rickover Naval Academy Empowerment Day 2016