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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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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Research Assistant Position – Germantown, Philadelphia

Research Assistant Position – Germantown, Philadelphia

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is seeking Research Assistants who will conduct research for its public health and social action programs in Germantown, Philadelphia. In this role, Research Assistants will be responsible for collecting and input both qualitative and quantitative data. Research Assistants will work closely with the Research Director, Dr. Brian Lawton. Research Assistants will also work closely with Program Staff, girls and their families.
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