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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 will learn and participate in:

  • Fitness and health workshops
  • Nutrition and cooking workshops
  • Confidence exercises
  • Field trips
  • Community service
  • Sisterhood groups


Healthy snacks are provided.

Two locations are available

Waterview Recreation

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 25th

12 Week Program

Wednesdays 3pm – 6pm and
Saturdays 10am-2pm

Waterview Recreation Center
5826 McMahon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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