Seedlings

Seedlings

Youth are like seeds; they grow best when their needs are met. SEEDLINGS programs focus on youth (5-9 years old). Programs emphasize the foundational elements that youth need for success: confidence, literacy, and knowledge of self.

Super Camp
Essex County, New Jersey
Super Girls

A summer leadership academy for elementary 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, girls learn basic literacy in mathematics, science, history, and reading through a cultural lens. Campers receive mentorship from professional Black women trailblazers. They practice reciprocity by participating in community service activities. In operation since 2011.

Next SuperGirls

July 11 – August 5, 2016

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

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.

 

Field Trips

  • Weekly explorations include active learning such as visiting the Botanical Gardens to learn about nature; visiting cultural centers and museums such as the Newark Museum and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

 

Health and Well-being

  • Each day Super Campers participate in a daily one hour walk/run; healthy eating workshops conducted in partnership with ShopRite of West Orange, NJ.

 

Super Market Mathematics

  • Together parent and youth learn how to secure the order in meal in order to stabilize blood sugar, the truth about dieting, how to balance a healthy plate, as well as maintaining, a healthy weight.

 

Research

  • Super Campers select a group of leaders and changemakers who made significant contributions to the world in the arts, entertainment, politics, athletics, and natural and social sciences. Campers develop a project on their person of interest.Campers conduct basic geographic and historical research on their place of birth, nationality and ancestry.

 

Mentorship: The Trailblazer Series

  • Super Girls meet weekly with professional black women trailblazers 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.

St. Matthew AME Church
Barnabas Health
City of Newark
Exclusive Events
In The Wink of An Eye
ShopRite at Essex Green
Havic Squared

Eligibility Requirements

  • Elementary School (1st-4th 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 enter your credit card information or log in to your PayPal account if you have one.

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

Not Available Yet

Hours of operation: 9-5pm

Ali Scott–Program Director, ascott@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

Lisa Maxwell – Sponsorships & Financial Aid, financialaid@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

Super Camp
Newark, New Jersey
Super Boys

An exploration of self, family and community through a cultural lens. Parents and advocates urged us to pilot a companion program to Super Camp for girls.

Next SuperBoys

Not offered in 2016

Boys participated in

  • Fitness Training
  • History
  • Kemetic Yoga
  • Library study
  • Public Presentation/Oration
  • Sports Science
  • Super Market Mathematics

Boys memorized and performed W.E.B DuBois an excerpt of “Niagra Movement”  speech at the Super Camp Finale.

Friday performance: 5-6:30pm

ShopRite of Essex Green
Athletic Genius
In the Wink of an Eye
The Living Source

Eligibility Requirements

  • Elementary school-aged boy
  • African ancestry (5-9 years old)
  • At lease one parent identifies as Black
  • Lives in Essex County, New Jersey

Application due: 6-22-15

Tuition: $750

Deposit: $150 due by 6-30-15

Limited financial aid is available.

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 enter your credit card information or log in to your PayPal account if you have one.

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

Not Available

Hours of operation: 9-5pm

Dr. Janice Johnson Dias – info@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org

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