Success Stories

Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club Sets the Bar High for Healthy Living

Ms. Tyanna Jackson, Executive Director, and Mr. Ayinde Al-Amini, Executive Program Director of the Michael A. Grant Boys and Girls Club, have indeed taken the initiative to make their club as healthy as possible by consistently engaging club members, parents and the community.

The club-wide No Soda Ever policy was enforced throughout the school year and over the summer. Youth Health Advocates are responsible for setting up the HealthMPowers-provided dispensers full of infused waters for club members and parents to enjoy daily.

Health Advocates shine during the Cooking Matters demonstrations. Club favorites include Okinomiyaki Japanese Pancakes and The Works Vegetable Pizza. Youth enjoy telling their peers how dishes are made and educating them on what makes them healthy.