Name of Engagement

The Empowerment Center Recognized by the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition

Description

The Empowerment Center in the Department of Kinesiology was selected to host the first ever President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Inclusive Youth Sports Festival in May 2019, which 21 participants with and without disabilities attended. The program established new partnerships with refugee communities and peer mentoring programs at Montevideo Middle School, Weaver's Karate, and Edge Effect Fitness.

Web Presence

https://empowerment3.jmu.edu

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

2019

Frequency

One Time Only

Existing Center/Institute/Program

yes

Engagement Attributes

Engagement Award

Type of Partner

Federal Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Children/Youth, and Family; Health and Healthcare

Begin Date

2019

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Award

On/Off campus

On campus

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