A program that gets high school students prepared and ready for their future is underway in Etowah County. Gadsden State Community College hosts the annual Empowerment Camp for High School students. The camp's goal is to assist teens with transforming dreams into reality by providing some of the life and academic tools they will need during their college careers. Camp Coordinator Kimberly Campbell says the students are really learning a lot. Campbell also says a tool-kit is designed to assist campers with tracking accomplishments critical to their college application process. The camp focuses on technical careers, the value of education, budgeting for college, scholarships, cyber and personal etiquette and banking and finance.