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Empowering healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play is what we do – reaching over 500,000 children in over 1,300 schools, child care centers and out of school time (OST) sites in the past 5 years.

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News Updates

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Gives $100,000 to Empower Middle School Girls Across Georgia

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers today announced grant funding support from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation for Girls Empowering Movement (GEM). The foundation’s $100K, one-year commitment will support new physical activity programming created by girls, for girls across the state of Georgia, and will greatly enhance GEM’s reach and impact.

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HealthMPowers Announces Five New Board Members

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors. New members are Gerry Halphen, Pat Hickok, Jasmine Hoffman, Nicole Mosley and Sonya Tinsley-Hook.

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HealthMPowers Names Jennifer L. Owens President and Chief Executive Officer

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers today announced the organization’s Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer L. Owens as President and CEO, effective August 24th. Owens most recently was the Senior Vice President at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a nonpartisan policy research and advocacy organization.

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Media Coverage

Grant aimed at keeping girls in P.E., and healthy

At about middle school age, more Georgia girls start to choose to opt out of P.E. compared to boys. It’s marked by girls’ health metrics starting to decline.

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Girls Empowerment Movement: By girls, for girls

The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) is focused on finding innovative approaches to increase time kids spend in physical activity, especially for children who are most likely to miss out or opt out of being active.

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Girls Empowering Movement and GSHG

Middle school girls across the state of Georgia are being empowered to get moving! GEM (Girls Empowering Movement) is a statewide program to improve physical activity in middle school girls by empowering them to create their own solutions to improve their short-term and long-term health.

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