Name of Engagement

Overcoming Barriers

Contact Information

Tom Moran, Director of Empowerment3 - The Center for Physical Activity and Wellness for Underserved Youth

Contact Details

morante@jmu.edu

Description

The Overcoming Barriers is designed around the concept of "Empowerment". Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities, parents, educators/instructors, and community organizations by producing significant changes in each target population's self-efficacy. Each group is empowered by receiving and utilizing the "tools" necessary to participate in, advocate for, and/or facilitate successful health and physical activity programs. The programming, training, and support provided is designed to give each targeted population the skills, knowledge, and appropriate attitudes to achieve success and allow all individuals with disabilities to work towards making significant changes in health, wellness, function, and community integration outcomes.

Web Presence

http://empowerment3.jmu.edu/overcoming_barriers.html

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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