Girls Inc. of Carpinteria was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Cottage Hospital Foundation, the organization announced.
The grant supports the organization’s STRONG curriculum and will be used to expand the program. STRONG encourages Girls Inc. of Carpinteria members to engage in healthy living, combining physical activity and nutrition.
“Our programs are designed to help girls and their families enhance their ability to handle stress, manage emotions, and tackle everyday challenges – many of which are exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic – while providing a safe and supportive environment,” said Jamie Collins, executive director of Girls Inc. Carpinteria.
“This funding will enable us to expand our programming that promotes overall health awareness through physical activity, nutrition, and nature, and we are grateful to Cottage Hospital Foundation for recognizing this important need and investing in the well-being of our local girls.”
The STRONG program was launched in 2021, courtesy of a grant from the Audacious Foundation.
Learn more about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria at girlsinc-carp.org or at (805) 684-6364.