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Village Cultural Arts Center
The Village serves primarily African American youth and is committed to uplifting the family by embracing family values through practicing, living and teaching Africa's rich cultural traditions which include principles of character, discipline and community enrichment. The grant is to provide services to 35 African American girls ages 10-13 who attend school in the 37206,37207,37208 zip code areas of Nashville whose Body Mass Index is greater than 95th percentile. The program aims to 1) to decrease the age appropriate BMI of each participant to a healthy level 2) to improve the self-esteem and academic performance of young girls through empowerment. 3) engage participants in topic related sessions around healthy eating and activity.