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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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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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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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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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