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GrassROOTS Advocates

We ADVOCATE for community, legislative and policy actions that benefit women and girls’ health and well-being.

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Within Schools

We advocate for:
Eliminating out-of-school suspension for PreK to 3rd grade

Incorporating:
Daily Physical Education classes
Sexual education in the science curriculum
Mental health screening and services in schools
Mandatory summer reading beginning in kindergarten
Extended school day

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Outside of Schools

Establish:

  • Shared Use Agreement between schools and community groups
    • Community members are able to use school grounds when school is not in session
  • School Health Zones
    • No liquor or cigarettes sold within 500 feet of schools
  • Enforcement of dog leashing laws
    • Enforce regulations that keep dogs on leashes so youth and community members can freely use the outdoors
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