Program Name: Inspiring the Communities to Succeed
Award Amount: $20,000
Program Description: The Inspiring Communities to Succeed program is based on the latest research on effects of poor eating habits for at risk youth. Funding will allow SIOTA to expand the Communities to Succeed! Program in Northwest Baltimore, specifically the Ashburton, Glen Falls, and Coldspring areas for girls to develop leadership skills, improve scholastic success and learn healthy eating habits that will improve their health and lower their risk of acquiring diseases. The objective is that by the end of the year the young ladies will have been exposed to culturally enriching outings and will have improved their overall health.
The Program will include culturally enriching activities for program participants, girls between ages 11-18. Fifteen girls will attend the 2019 Black College Expo and a group of girls will attend the National Youth Assembly in Chicago.