GrassROOTS Awarded Grant To Study How Participation In Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure To Violence

GrassROOTS Awarded Grant to Study How Participation in Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure to Violence

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) acknowledges that violence is a public health issue that disproportionately impacts youth, particularly those who live in economically depressed communities, are overexposed to violence and its deleterious effects. Because of this unfortunate reality, GCF works with youth, families and community stakeholders to identify sources of violence so that we may reduce youth’s exposure to and engagement in these social ills. Guided by the cumulative research evidence on public health and youth development, we have designed a…

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Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K Race Training

Come one, come all! Let’s reclaim our health and our communities. Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey. No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let’s Move Together.

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5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

Come one, come all! Let's reclaim our health and our communities.   Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144.   Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey.   No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let's Move…

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Recruiting Middle School Girls For Wellness Program In Philadelphia

Recruiting Middle School Girls for Wellness Program in Philadelphia

LEAVES, a free public health and social action program for girls in 4th-8th grade, will resume this month.   GrassROOTS is training girls to be healthy and how to use their healthy energy to make a difference in the world.   Our curriculum focuses on four key elements of adolescent girls’ development: Physical Health (healthy eating and physical activity) Mental Health (self-confidence and positive self-image) Sexual Health (informed sexual decision-making) Economics of Health (how money affects our health)   Girls…

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SuperGirls Society Applications Are Now Open

SuperGirls Society Applications are Now Open

The purpose of the SuperGirls Society (SGS) is to support the health and wellbeing of Black girls, foster sisterhood, and to serve as an example of Black girl excellence. SGS is a branch of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s SuperCamp program. Based on the four principles of Maat: Truth, Order, Balance, and Reciprocity — this unique association provides a safe community space for public health and social action programming for girls of African descent.   SuperGirls Society realizes the importance of…

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F.A.B. – Fitness And Bites

F.A.B. – Fitness and Bites

Kick off your New Year by choosing to invest in our health and well-being. We are better together, so let's move together. Family friendly wellness community activity led by Coach Lez, Temple Building Fitness. Delicious healthy snacks will be provided. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5K In Newark Results And Pics

Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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