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Leaves are the main energy conversion section of most plants. LEAVES programs focus on youth in 5th-8th grade – 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.

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Super Camp
Essex County, New Jersey

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.

Next SuperGirls Society Training Program

July 9-August 3, 2018

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.

In summer 2017 SuperCamp introduced a groundbreaking program for LEAVES girls, the HealthCare Fellows Program in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health. Over four weeks LEAVES SuperGirls intern at designated work sites within the RWJBarnabas System including Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

 

Long term goals of the fellowship program are to:

 

  • Develop a pipeline of socially just heathcare executives
  • Reduce racial/gender health disparities

 

Immediate goals are: (1) to familiarize the girls with the operations of the healthcare system and policy and (2) increase their understanding of how social structures work to influence people’s health and well-being. The fellowship positions SuperGirls to enter into and lead in the fast growing healthcare industry. Through this fellowship girls learn about innovations in health as well as the way to respond to contemporary healthcare needs.

 

Under the guidance of RWJBarnabas healthcare professionals, girls learn about Finance, Marketing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Technology, and Government Policy. At the close of the fellowship the girls create a capstone project on an important healthcare challenge facing women and girls in New Jersey.

Eligibility Requirements

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

 

Application closes 3-2-18

 

SuperCamp Open House
Saturday, February 17 from 12:30 – 2:30pm.
Speedway Academies School, Newark, NJ
Saturday, March 31 from 11am – 1:00pm
Central High School, Newark, NJ

 

Financial aid application

Please download 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 3-2-18

If eligible, we may award aid up to 75% of tuition. Financial aid awards will be notified by 5-25-18.

 

Interviews: 3-2-18 to 3-2-18

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

 

Notification of Acceptance
4-61-18 with financial aid award

 

Notification of intent to attend camp with $200 Deposit
4-30-18

 

Total Tuition: $1800

  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $200 must be received by GrassROOTS by
    no later than 4-30- 18, 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 5-31- 18, 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.
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.

APPLICATIONS 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

NOT YET AVAILABLE

RWJBarnabas
Purple Dragon
YMCA Newark
Newark Yoga Movement

Camp hours are: 9-5pm

General Info: info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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

Super Camp
City of Philadelphia

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 SuperGirls Society Training Program

July 9-August 3, 2018

Temple University
1801 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Elementary School (5th-8th grade)
  • Girl identifies as Black/African-American
  • At least one parent identifies as Black
  • Philadelphia Resident, with preference for girls in Zip Code 19144

 

SuperCamp Dates and Hours:
Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 3, 2018
Drop off is 8:30am
Camp Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Application and Financial Aid Application due by 5-11-18

 

Financial aid application

Please download 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 5-16-18.

 

Interviews: 4-21-18 to 5-16-18

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

5-23-18 acceptance with financial aid award
Must notify us of participation by

5-30-18

Orientation and Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 16, 2018

 

Total Tuition: $1000

  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $200 must be received by GrassROOTS no later than 5-30-18, 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 6-13-18, 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.
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

not yet available
  • Office of State Representative Stephen Kinsey
  • Office of City Councilmember Cindy Bass

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

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