Social Action Projects
At GrassROOTS, we train young black girls to use their skills and talents to make a difference in the world. Leadership training begins in the first grade and extends through high school. By the time our girls are in sixth grade, we begin assessing their capacity to share what they have been taught in our leadership development programs. Social action projects is our primary mechanism for evaluating their leadership competencies.
More specifically, we use social action projects to evaluate girls’ leadership abilities to:
Garner Community Support
Execute a Project
Initiative aimed at collecting and donating 1000 books where black girls are the main character.
Led by Marley Dias, #1000BlackGirlBooks
STEM-based games aimed at improving girls’ confidence in mathematics.
Led by Amina Anekwe, #MathWizGames
a room renovation project for unaccompanied minors living at the Newark YMCA.
Led by Crynthia Anderson, #RoomForChange
A charity basketball game to collect winter coats for youth in Newark.
Led by Tori Fergus, #FullCourtDress
A program aimed at educating youth and adults about healthy eating.
Led by Huntar Hayes, #Food4Life Summit
A wellness go-box for youth coping with chronic pain.
Led by Ariyan Wint, #ZenZone
A benefit concert that raises funds to grant wishes to orphan youth.
Led by Olivia Raymond, #WhatOrphansWant