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5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

Come one, come all! Let's reclaim our health and our communities.   Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144.   Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey.   No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let's Move…

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Free Wellness Program for Middle School Girls

Join our free wellness program for girls. Activities include fitness and health workshops, dancing, cooking demonstrations and more. Our LEAVES program trains girls to be healthy and use their healthy energy to make a difference in the world. Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon Street Philadelphia, PA 19144  

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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…

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F.A.B. – Fitness and Bites

Kick off your New Year by choosing to invest in our health and well-being. We are better together, so let's move together. Family friendly wellness community activity led by Coach Lez, Temple Building Fitness. Delicious healthy snacks will be provided. Free and open to all middle school aged girls and their caregiving circles. Questions? Contact Jeanelle Lawson at jlawson@grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or 215-964-9858

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Winter Wellness Cooking Workshops

Join us December 28th  - December 30th as we teach the fundamentals of preparing healthy, easy and delicious meals. Over the 3 days girls will make their own Afro-Latin holiday dishes and other tasty afterschool snacks. Each day, caregivers will get a chance to be tastemasters. No cooking and lots of eating with no clean up--adults this is a gift for you. On the final day, we will have a pre-New Year's Day party. Live DJ with plenty of food…

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Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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Wellness Coach: Sexual Health Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role, you will work with girls to increase their body confidence and to provide scientifically accurate information about their development and well-being. As a coach, you will also work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Physical Health LEAVES Germantown, Philadelphia

In your role as Physical Health Wellness Coach will be responsible for facilitating health and wellness workshops and for helping youth achieve the highest level of wellness. You will support girls in eating well by increasing their intake of food and vegetables and reducing their intake of excessive artificial sugar and processed foods; you will also participate and encourage their ongoing and daily movement and physical activity. As a Physical Health Coach, you are an ambassador who will work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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Wellness Coach: Economics of Health Germantown, Philadelphia

Economics of Health Coach will be responsible for facilitating health and wellness workshops and for helping youth achieve the highest level of wellness. More specifically, the coach will inform and support girls’ understanding of the key social and environmental factors that influence their wellbeing, introduce them with the interconnections between the economic environment and their health behavior and status. As a coach, you will also work closely with the girls, their families, and the community to execute social action work in their community. In addition, the coach will collaborate with their fellow coaches as well as with The GrassROOTS team President, Program, Partnership and Research Team.
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