President's Discretionary

PowerUp CT

2021 - $10,000

This funding will support PowerUp CT in running EmpowerU Manchester, a program designed for children of color who report isolation and mental health stress. The program includes workshops and mentorship by staff, as well as creative arts, sports, yoga, and African dance. The program also provides peer mentors for youth who have experienced significant trauma during the pandemic, such as loss of family members or family economic stress. The funding will also support the beginning of an evaluation of the program as a model for providing social support for isolated youth of color, which could allow for more sustainable forms of funding in the future.

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