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Afro Women and Youth Foundation launches Sports for Mental Health

The new program for ages 10 to 16 is a chance to increase physical activity level, improve social skills, strengthen mental health and well-being and find healthy ways to cope with stress
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The Afro Women and Youth Foundation in Sudbury announced a new fall program, Sports for Mental Health, funded by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation and supported by Black Lives Matter Sudbury.

The Afro Women and Youth Foundation in Sudbury announced a new fall program, Sports for Mental Health, funded by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation and supported by Black Lives Matter Sudbury. 

The Afro Women and Youth Foundation is focused on ensuring that “girls, women and youths of African origin will develop healthy self esteem and live a productive life as emerging role models for future generations.” 

The foundation works with local organizations, and uses advocacy and capacity building to support its members, including programs for youth and their mental health. The new Sports for Mental Health program is a continuation of the organization’s summer program, Crafts for Mental Health, that took place in August.

The sports program is for ages 10 to 16, a chance to come together and increase physical activity level, improve social skills, strengthen mental health and well-being and find healthy ways to cope with stress. 

Youth will have the opportunity to take swimming lessons, learn basketball, and have a hands-on opportunity with a variety of other sports.

Basketball lessons with the Sudbury Jam basketball coaches began on Nov. 5, and will run until Dec. 10 at the Alphonse Raymond Building gym at Laurentian University. Swimming lessons will begin in December at the YMCA Sudbury location. 

For the schedule, email info@afrowf.org. For more information, visit the foundations website, found here.