The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Maya Angelou Institute in collaboration with the WSSU School of Education & Human Performance (SEHP), the Guilford County Department of Social Services, and the N.C. A&T State University Cooperative Extension Program has developed a three- component program designed to promote and develop trusting, supportive, and empowering relationships between Kimberley Park Elementary School’s fourth-grade girls and their mothers.
The mother-daughter dyads will:
– Take part in weekly structured low-impact physical fitness activities to strengthen their bodies and their relationship with one another.
– Create and maintain an urban community garden on the grounds of Kimberley Park Elementary School as an exercise in cooperation, empowerment, and community-building while producing healthy foods.
– Participate weekly in a curriculum-based support group designed to heal and strengthen the mother-daughter bond.
This project is sponsored by the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem.