The Black Girl Health Foundations College Ambassador Program is on a mission to heal and empower 92 of color from low-income communities. African American 92 endure an immense amount of mental and emotional stresses that include racism, sexism, poverty, and pressure to embody the archetype of the Strong Black Woman. We are continuing our successful mental health campaign called Minds Matter by launching Minds Matter NOLA. The foundation of Minds Matter is built upon creating healthy minds by increasing mental health literacy and education. These are two key values both shared by Black Girl Health Foundation and our campaign partner, New Orleans Public Library System. Minds Matter NOLA will include 6 mental health related workshops hosted by BGH health professionals and partners that include therapists, doctors, and yoga instructors, to name a few. If awarded, we also expect to partner with NNLMs SCR Coordinator to host the Caring for the Mind course as one of the workshops in our mental health series.

Project Details

Organization Name

Black Girl Health Foundation

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead

Porcha Johnson

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health