Name of Engagement

Empowerent3 Center

Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Moran

Contact Details

morante@jmu.edu

Description

From the Empowerment3 Center (Kinesiology): Overcoming Barriers Physical Activity Mentoring Programs (Fall Spring & Summer) 14 programs each semester serving children ages two -young adults with disabilities. Eight community based and four on campus. Ability Olympics Event (local families – fall; statewide – spring) Fall is the culminating event for our Overcoming Barriers Programs Two Day Statewide Olympic style event for participants with virtually any disability ages 3-30. 150 participants from across the state came and participated in 18 different sports and physical activity opportunities.

Web Presence

http://empowerment3.jmu.edu/contact.aspx

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Date

Academic Year AY '15-'16

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Center

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