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  • Grassroots Goes to the American School Health Association National Conference
    Grassroots Goes to the American School Health Association National Conference
    Sharing Grassroots Health’s Best Practices Nationwide  In July, program coordinators Lara Negrón Ocasio and Treniyyah Anderson traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to represent Grassroots Health and connect with lifelong educators, public health officials, and passionate community members at the American School Health Association (ASHA) Annual Conference. They shared Grassroots Health’s best practices, and engaged with other passionate people from across
  • Building Connection and Growing Skills in Summer 2022 
    Building Connection and Growing Skills in Summer 2022 
    This summer has been an exciting time for the Grassroots Health team. We’ve had a busy few months growing professionally and preparing for the upcoming school year! Five Fellows, Five Weeks, One Mission  This summer, the goal of the Grassroots Health 5-week training fellow program was to provide student-athlete facilitators with the skills and knowledge necessary to recruit, train, and
  • Giving Back Became a Way of Life for The Howard Women’s Lacrosse Team
    Giving Back Became a Way of Life for The Howard Women’s Lacrosse Team
    by Alania James Talia Coryat, a rising senior at Howard University, has used her time as a college student to give back to the DC community. She is a leader among her peers in an organization called Grassroots. Grassroots trains hundreds of athletes, like Talia, to become coaches and natural leaders. Those athletes return to train upcoming fellows and pilot
  • TGP Welcomes Program Coordinators, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio
    TGP Welcomes Program Coordinators, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio
    Grassroots is thrilled to announce two new staff members, Treniyyah Anderson and Lara Negrón Ocasio. Treniyyah and Lara will be TGP’s first ever Program Coordinators as the organization plans for a return to in person programs this fall and continues to grow exponentially in DC! They will seek to both increase the quality of TGP programming in middle schools and
  • #MyTGPstory: Juice
    #MyTGPstory: Juice
    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy49Ydwv2oQ&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Juliana Saling, also known as Juice, is a Master Trainer at TGP and was a part of the second cohort of Master Trainer Interns during the summer of 2019. She is a Sophomore from Maplewood, New Jersey, and is majoring in Business Administration at American University with a specialization in Ethical Business Management and Consulting. Her goal is to
  • Goodbye and Thank You to Limbani and Lucia
    Goodbye and Thank You to Limbani and Lucia
    One of our amazing 2018-19 GHC fellows and our incredible Curriculum Development Intern are moving on from TGP. Their contributions to our success and growth this year cannot be overstated, and we are so grateful to them for all of their hard work. We're so excited to see what they accomplish in the future! We interviewed Limbani and Lucia about
  • I Have a CONNECTion
    I Have a CONNECTion
    They have done it! The students have completed the Grassroots curriculum and now have the health knowledge to begin sharing information and make healthy personal decisions. It’s time for Grassroots Connect! This is a special event where the Grassroots family celebrates students for putting their all into the 8-week health education programs, and the event also gives them health resources
  • Development of TGP’s New Mental Health Curriculum with American University Student-Athlete, Swezen Kizito 
    Development of TGP’s New Mental Health Curriculum with American University Student-Athlete, Swezen Kizito 
    Written by: Nea’la Prue Interviews done by: Nea’la Prue & Myaira Arnold For 10 years now, Grassroots (TGP) has been successful in facilitating school-based health education programs and increasing sexual health knowledge for sixth grade students in the Washington D.C area. In 2018, TGP launched a nutrition and physical health curriculum for the same students to receive when they reached
  • Going from Athlete 2 Coach
    Going from Athlete 2 Coach
    Written by: Myaira Arnold, TGP Community Intern Interviews by: Myaira Arnold & Nea'la Prue, TPG Community Interns Athlete2Coach (A2C) trainings are a practice that all student-athletes volunteering with Grassroots (TGP) must go through before being facilitating in school programs. Grassroots trains student-athletes to facilitate discussions around Sexual Health, Nutrition & Physical Health, and soon Mental Health in DC middle schools.
  • Going Pro in Something Other Than Your Sport: TGP Career Night
    Going Pro in Something Other Than Your Sport: TGP Career Night
    TGP Athletes discuss future careers with Tom Rose, Ugwechi Amadi, Richard Livingstone, and Lydia Abebe (Robbie Haben not pictured) Written by: Swezen Kizito, a member of the men's soccer team at American University and a TGP Master Trainer. Navigating a career path is often a daunting process. No matter what the intended profession or professions are, there are always going to be
  • AU Athlete Kira Flaherty Checks In After Grassroots Connect
    AU Athlete Kira Flaherty Checks In After Grassroots Connect
    The following reflection was written by Grassroots Coach Kira "Kir" Flaherty, a senior on the Women's Soccer Team at American University. Grassroots Connect is the event coaches, students and parents all look forward to following the 8-week Grassroots programs. Although the weekly Grassroots sessions are always fun, nothing tops Grassroots Connect! There is a lot of work that goes into the
  • So What Now?: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    So What Now?: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    The following post is written by Howard student-athletes Simone Counts ‘18 and Spencer Kelly ‘19, individual perspectives of being African-American and living in Washington, D.C. where HIV/AIDS is the highest percentage of affected people in the country. In order to understand the severity of a problem, one must first recognize it within their own community. For years African Americans have
  • Wrap Up: Student-Athlete Networking Night
    Wrap Up: Student-Athlete Networking Night
    TGP Brings back Athlete Networking Nights in 2017-2018 by Ruvimbo Mushavi, Program Manager It is nearing the end of the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, and one thing is for sure, college students are already on the lookout for summer internship opportunities. As part of Grassroots’s efforts to provide student-athlete volunteers with the professional and leadership development they
  • TGP Testifies at the DC Council Hearing on Health
    TGP Testifies at the DC Council Hearing on Health
    On May 5th, TGP's Monique Miller, Spencer Kelly, and Kayla Giger testified at the DC Council's hearing on health. See below for a video of their testimonies and a reflection on the experience from Kayla (Georgetown Rowing '18). Kayla's Reflection: This month I was able to participate in a DC Department of Health budget oversight hearing to advocate for TGP.
  • TGP Athletes Attend Special Screening of MTV’s “Shuga: Down South”
    TGP Athletes Attend Special Screening of MTV’s “Shuga: Down South”
    Guest Post by TGP Athlete Spencer Kelly (Howard U, Men's Tennis) On March 27, Grassroots invited me to attend a MTV Premiere I didn’t know much about. I was excited to see and hear something that was new to me. I understood Grassroots advocated about HIV/AIDS awareness and sexual health, but I never really knew that there were several other
  • TGP Director and Athletes Testify at DC Council Public Hearing
    TGP Director and Athletes Testify at DC Council Public Hearing
    Marie Rudolph and student-athletes Ebony McKeever and Erin Boudreau wrote and delivered a testimony discussing the impact that Grassroots has had in DC and on our lives for the City Council Performance Oversight Hearing. We testified in front of Chairman Vincent C. Gray and members of the Committee on Health on Friday, February 17, 2017. Erin “Boody” Boudreau (GWU Soccer
  • TGP Welcomes First Full Time Staff Members!
    TGP Welcomes First Full Time Staff Members!
    We are only one week away from welcoming our first ever full time staff into the TGP office. (more…)
  • Grassroot Leaders Take Over Disney World
    Grassroot Leaders Take Over Disney World
    “I was happy that I was selected to be a part of the Leadership Team, and I am ready to use what I learned this weekend to help make Grassroots even better!”- Diana Sainvil (Gtown ’14). (more…)
  • Grassroot Leaders Go to Disney World
    Grassroot Leaders Go to Disney World
    Grassroot leaders have fun with hats at Disney World.