Leaves

Leaves

Leaves are the main energy conversion section of most plants. LEAVES programs focus on youth (10-13 years old)—a group typically at risk for significant and long-term public health challenges such as obesity. LEAVES programs emphasize learning and mastering good health practices.

Super Camp
Essex County, New Jersey

City of Newark
National City Bank
Barnabas Health

Hours of operation: 9-5pm

General Info: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

Sponsorships & Financial Aid: Contact Lisa Maxwell at financialaid@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

This camp is an expansion of the original Super Girls Camp for elementary school aged girls. Super Camp Leaves is summer Leadership Academy for middle school aged girls of African ancestry. The Camp provides girls with leadership training and confidence grounded in a sense of history and cultural understanding. At Super Camp Leaves, girls will use mathematical skills while shopping on a budget; develop an understanding for science and engineering, refine their history, and reading skills through a cultural exploration of their heritage. In addition, campers receive mentorship from professional Black women trailblazers. They practice reciprocity by participating in community service activities and a weekly internship project. Pilot begins Summer of 2015 in Newark, NJ.

Next Super Camp

July 11-August 5, 2016

The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion
160 W. South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079

Middle School Girls’ Summer Leadership Camp

Healthy Eating and Movement

  • Learn the fundamental of reducing sugar intake and moving daily. Perform choreographed dances in Jazz, hip-hop, step and modern dance.

Kemetic Yoga

  • Learn the history and fundaments of living a life of harmony guided by the universal African principles of Maat.

Mental Health

  • Learn strategies for fostering confidence and self efficacy by studying persons of biographical and cultural significance.

Sexual Health

  • Learn the fundamentals of body confidence.

Social Action

  • Learn how to work together with community stakeholders on a social action project in the community.

Self and Family Evaluation

  • The pathway to success begins on day one when camp staff work with parent and child to set individual and shared goals. Parents and children complete a self-evaluation and track the progression of meeting their goals over time.

 Mentorship: The Trailblazer Series

  • Campers meet weekly with professional black women trailblazers and entrepreneurs in the areas of Finance, Art, Science and Technology. During their half-day experience girls have an opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurialism. Trailblazers educate girls on their professions by designing and overseeing a hands-on activity.

Internships

  • Campers intern once a week with a social justice organization to learn the fundamentals of how to enact social change in their community.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Elementary School (5th-8th grade)
  • African ancestry
  • At least one parent identifies as Black
  • Lives in Essex County, New Jersey

 

Application closes 4-2-16

 

Financial aid application

Please download PDF application HERE, fill it out and mail it to:

Attention: Lisa Maxwell
59 Main Street
Suite 323
West Orange, NJ 07052

 

Financial aid applications due by 4-12-16

If eligible, we may award aid up to 75% of tuition. Financial aid awards will be notified by 5-25-16.

 

Interviews: 4-11-16 to 4-29-16

Some applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews. A GrassROOTS Team member, a SuperCamp family member as well members of the Girls’ Council, and an independent Super Camp Supporter conduct interviews. The committee submits their recommendations to the President for approval.

 

Decision
5-1-16 with financial aid award

 

Must notify us of participation by
5-15-16

 

Total Tuition: $1600
Deposit: $200 due by 5-30-16                                                             

  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $200 must be received by GrassROOTS by no later than 5-30-16, 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. If payment is not received, you forfeit your acceptance to camp and your financial aid. Wait listed applicants will be eligible for the forfeited spot, no exceptions.
  • Balance of Payment: The remaining balance is due to GrassROOTS no later than 6-15-16, 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. If final payment is not received, you forfeit your acceptance to camp and wait listed applicants will be eligible for the forfeited spot, no exceptions.

 

Note: Admission into SuperCamp is the beginning of a reciprocal relationship. Beginning in 2016, applicants who are admitted into the Camp must also agree to participate in a minimum of two Super Camp fundraisers and community engagement events. This reciprocal relationship is the cornerstone of our ability to provide aid. Please note, if you miss the financial aid application deadline, you will not be eligible to receive aid, no exceptions.

APPLICATION CLOSED

Submit your payment deposit, installment or balance by clicking on the button below. Make payment after your application has been accepted and you have received an email from our staff regarding your payment procedure and details. Secure payment is made via PayPal. PayPal accepts payment via credit card, and PayPal balance or credit. Payment is final and there are no refunds.

 

When you click on the button below, you will be directed to PayPal page. Please enter the dollar amount at the top left corner where it says “Item Price” and click on “Update”. Then you can choose to pay with your PayPal account or other options including credit card. Click the below PayPal payment option to choose credit card option, debit card or other payment options. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Maxwell at lmaxwell@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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Lingelbach School Germantown, Philadelphia

This SuperCamp is a family-based camp for girls of African descent. Our camp is based on psychological theories that recognize the relationship between positive racial and social identity development for children’s well-being. As a supplement to children’s educational experience, we focus on areas of African and African American history not typically included in standard school curricula. SuperGirls explore and learn the histories of cultural icons and heroes that reflect their own biographies.

 

Additionally, we recognize the value of cultivating healthy bodies and a creative spirit. To foster artistic development and expression, youth participate in daily fitness including running, yoga, and dancing classes. The success of each camper depends on the support of her caregiving circle. To ensure that each camper reaches her goals, each camper and her caregiving circle completes a family assessment, which is used as the basis for their developmental plan and as the measurement tool to evaluate success. Each camp ends with a final performance where youth showcase what they have learned over the course of the camp.

Next Super Camp

July 18-July 28, 2016

Anna L. Lingelbach School
6340 Wayne Avenue
Germantown, Philadelphia 19144

Eligibility Requirements

  • Middle School aged girls (5th-8th grade)
  • At least one parent identifies as Black
  • Philadelphia Resident, with preference for girls in Zip Code 19144

 

SuperCamp Dates and Hours:
Monday – Friday, July 18 – July 28, 2016
Drop off is 8:30am
Camp Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm
*Tuesdays and Thursdays – Extended hours until 4:00pm

 

Application closes 7-14-16

 

Financial aid application

Please download PDF application HERE, fill it out and submit at time of interview.

 

If eligible, we may award aid up to 75% of tuition. Financial aid awards will be notified by 7-15-16.

 

Interviews: 7-11-16 to 7-13-16

Applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews. A GrassROOTS Team member and an independent Super Camp Supporter will conduct interviews from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The committee submits their recommendations to the President for approval.

 

Decision

7-14-16 acceptance with financial aid award
Must notify us of participation by

7-15-16

Orientation and Welcome Reception
Saturday, July 16 10:00am to 2:00pm

 

Closing Ceremony
July 29 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Total Tuition: $150 per week $300 for two weeks

Payment in full is due on Friday July 15 by 5:00pm.

  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $50 must be received by GrassROOTS no later than 7-15-16, 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. If payment is not received, you forfeit your acceptance to camp and your financial aid. Wait listed applicants will be eligible for the forfeited spot, no exceptions.

 

  • Balance of Payment: The remaining balance is due to GrassROOTS no later than 7-18-16, 8:30a.m. Eastern Time. If final payment is not received, you forfeit your acceptance to camp and wait listed applicants will be eligible for the forfeited spot, no exceptions.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Submit your payment deposit, installment or balance by clicking on the button below. Make payment after your application has been accepted and you have received an email from our staff regarding your payment procedure and details. Secure payment is made via PayPal. PayPal accepts payment via credit card, and PayPal balance or credit. Payment is final and there are no refunds.

 

When you click on the button below, you will be directed to PayPal page. Please enter the dollar amount at the top left corner where it says “Item Price” and click on “Update”. Then you can choose to pay with your PayPal account or other options including credit card. Click the below PayPal payment option to choose credit card option, debit card or other payment options. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Maxwell at lmaxwell@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

Click Here to Pay
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Home & School Association at Lingelbach
  • Office of State Representative Stephen Kinsey
  • Office of City Councilmember Cindy Bass
  • Urban Creators

Jeanelle Lawson

Naeemah Afi

General Questions:  LEAVES@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

Harding Middle School

LEAVES at Harding Middle School was GrassROOTS’ first grantee. The program served over 100 girls during its operation.

 

Operation: 2011-2013 [ended]

Warren G. Harding Middle School
2000 Wakeling Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

  • Carson Valley Children’s Aid
  • Noble Strategy
  • ShopRite
  • Einstein Medical
  • Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
  • A Peace of Mind

Carson Valley Children’s Aid Society
1419 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031