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Peach State Health Plan Promotes Physical Activity and Leadership Training Through Donation to Girls Empowering Movement

(NORCROSS, GA)— Today, HealthMPowers announced funding support from Peach State Health Plan for Girls Empowering Movement (GEM). The $163,000 commitment, spanning over four years, will support the implementation of new physical activity programming created by girls, for girls and provide sponsorship for the GEM Summit, a three-day leadership-training event for girls across Georgia.

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Girls Empowering Movement Physical Activity Program Prepares to Roll Out at 120 Sites Across Georgia

(NORCROSS, GA)— On the eve of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, HealthMPowers, Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and Wolf Wellness Lab at the University of West Georgia announced the 120 implementation sites selected for the new Girls Empowering Movement Program (GEM).

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Student Leaders Selected for Girls Empowering Movement Physical Activity Program

(NORCROSS, GA)— HealthMPowers, Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and Wolf Wellness Lab at the University of West Georgia have selected 14 middle-school girls as student leaders for the new Girls Empowering Movement Program (GEM). Sponsored by The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, GEM is a five-year statewide program designed by girls, for girls to improve middle school girls’ physical activity and fitness levels.

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Girls Empowerment Movement funded by Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

A girl’s physical activity initiative associated with the University of West Georgia College of Education’s (COE) Wolf Wellness Lab is being funded by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) for its part in the implementation and sustainability of the new program, Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM).

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Georgia Nonprofits Focus On Fitness Among Middle School Girls

In the fifth grade, 51% of girls in Georgia have healthy aerobic ability. By the 12th grade, the number plummets to 31%.

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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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