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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.

HealthMPowers is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to our mission: empowering healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play. By bringing nutrition education and physical activity into everyday life and learning, we help create a culture that supports healthy choices. Read on to see our mission in action.

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News Updates

HealthMPowers Awarded Grant Through the American Rescue Plan

(NORCROSS, GA)—NORCROSS, GA)— Today, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, HealthMPowers announced $124,992 in funding support from The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).

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American Family Insurance Gives $20,000 to Empower Georgia Girls to Dream Fearlessly

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers today announced funding support from American Family Insurance for the Girls Empowering Movement (GEM) program. American Family’s $20,000 commitment will support the new statewide programming aimed at addressing gender disparities seen in girl’s physical activity and fitness levels.

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HealthMPowers Welcomes Five New Board Members

(NORCROSS, GA)—HealthMPowers today announced five new members to its Board of Directors. New members are  Marcus Foster, Laura Kurlander-Nagel, Esq., Sonali Rao, Shana Scott, and Chris Thomas.

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Media Coverage

#GAgenerosity sets a new state giving record for GAgives on GivingTuesday 2021

ATLANTA – Dec. 14, 2021  This year, amidst greater community need than ever, Georgia nonprofits raised $27.1 million for GAgives on GivingTuesday, another record-setting total for the state’s biggest generosity movement. 

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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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