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Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

On Sunday, September 25th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the Newark YMCA presents a Fun Run led by Lisa Morgan, Newark Hall of Famer, Team USA World Junior Championship Coach. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the Newark YMCA at 9am to run to Military Park and back. There will be prizes for youth, and as with all GrassROOTS programs we will have a dance contest.  It’s free and open to all.  No registration required.…

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Back-to-School Fun Run

Back-to-School Fun Run

On Sunday, September 18th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the City of Newark presents Back-to-School Fun Run led by Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the foot of Newark City Hall 920 Broad Street at 9am to run to Military Park and back.
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SuperGirls Learn The Basics Of Good Mental And Sexual Health

SuperGirls Learn the Basics of Good Mental and Sexual Health

Mental Health: Identity Our goal is to increase self-efficacy and girls’ confidence. In so doing we strive to reduce incidences of anxiety and depression, and suicide rates. Kazi of The Medicine Lifestyle, taught the New Jersey SuperGirls about focus, form, and force through the art of Tai Chi. Campers learned this ancient art to help cultivate their ability to quiet their minds and bodies. The girls met the practice with initial resistance, but eventually perfected their movements and breathing techniques.…

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SuperCamp Creates A Healthy Foundation For Girls And Their Families

SuperCamp Creates A Healthy Foundation For Girls and Their Families

Our initiatives and programs are organized around four intersecting and overlapping areas of wellness: Physical Health, Mental Health, Sexual Health, and Economics of Health. While the SuperCamp Philadelphia pilot was only two weeks, the program incorporated the essential elements of the SuperCamp curriculum.
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MayMovement Plainfield

MayMovement Plainfield

MayMovement is a fun, high energy, encouraging and supportive community wellness program. It is designed to energize individuals, families and communities to engage in outdoor activities together starting on May 1, 2016.

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Let’s Move It: Jersey 2016

Let’s Move It: Jersey 2016

GrassROOTS Community Foundation: 6th Annual Let’s Move It: Jersey Hip Hop Party. Party with a purpose. Music: Black Thought of The Roots, Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder and a team of women MCs including Rapsody and Sa-Roc and Newark’s own Rah Digga. New this year is a special surprise guest who is not only a well-known celebrity, but committed to helping young girls and women lead healthy, happy lives. Attire: Party chic. Proceeds from this year’s event goes will support…

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