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.…
GrassROOTS Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for our 2016 Wellness Warriors.
SuperGirls in New Jersey and Philadelphia had the opportunity to learn from and engage with social justice scholars and women business trailblazers this summer.
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.
GrassROOTS’ Super Camp program had a major expansion this year with the addition of SuperCamp Philadelphia site. With two themes and one mission, GrassROOTS’ SuperCamp implemented a culturally rich summer program directed at improving black girls’ leadership skills and guided by the core principles of Maat.
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.
On Saturday, June 4th over 400 people enjoyed an interactive fun morning of family wellness activities. For the fourth year in a row, GrassROOTS Chairman of the Board Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, from the Legendary Roots Crew, led the race showing us why he is one of the greatest of all times.
My only birthday wish is that you invest $40 in girls so they can have even more choices than I did. Instead of rushing to the store to buy me a card or a gift, please instead invest in the #SuperGirls of GrassROOTS Community Foundation.
We are inviting YOU to help us better understand what it takes to live a healthy life. We are seeking 12 participants who for 90 days are willing to chronicle their lives and provide us an insight into the resources they are using to become and stay healthy. Join us on My Wellness Journey. Help us understand what it takes to live a healthy life.
Book reading is an essential component of cognitive and social development for children and adolescents. Reading a lot is associated with things that might be expected, such as larger vocabularies, better comprehension, and stronger writing ability. But reading also opens up the world to the reader, increasing children’s knowledge about how things work, the history of the world, and the nature of social relationships. Reading helps students to focus for longer periods of time and to persist in other academic tasks. In short, reading is a fundamental skill--a building block of other important processes.