The George Grant

George Grant Hagans

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Project ROOTS

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The George Grant 

The George Grant has been created to honor the memory of George Grant Hagans
(June 19, 1948 - December 3, 2019).  George spent his entire career, spanning 30
years, working with and in service to young people. His service included camps and
after school and community programs such as Children’s Village, The White Plains
Youth Bureau’s Bits N’ Pieces, the Westchester County Music and Arts camp and the
Thomas H. Slater Center.  George also served as Executive Director of the White
Plains Youth Bureau and as the At Risk Youth Coordinator and Grant Writer for the White Plains Board
of Education.

His devotion to young people, camp and community is what makes ROOTS the
perfect fit for continuing his legacy.  A place like Project ROOTS, where youth are
encouraged to explore self love and empowerment, learn to manage conflicts and
help to build a more equitable and just society can continue the work that George
devoted his life to. The George Grant will go directly towards paying for camp
tuition fees for as many young people who need the financial assistance as
possible.  George’s family is excited that they will be able to see this work continue
in future generations with the help of your donation.

About Project ROOTS: Rising Over Oppression Through Solidarity 

The youth of our world are our potential. They are the seeds through which more roots and branches will grow. At ROOTS, we believe that allowing youth to explore topics of identity, build self-love and empowerment, and gain the tools to manage conflicts and bias can be the foundation upon which a more equitable and just society can grow. We believe that once individuals feel whole, they can begin to dismantle the multiple layers of oppression, from the inside out.

Project ROOTS is a weeklong residential program for high school students (entering grades 10-12). Schools and community groups can send delegations of between 4-8 students in order to build the critical mass needed to catalyze social change.   

During this life-changing journey, our youth participants will:

  • Cultivate self-love and empowerment
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Explore identity, equity, and justice
  • Build community and solidarity
  • Challenge bias and oppression
  • Mindfully engage in activism
  • Catalyze social change

A typical day at Project ROOTS: 

  • Small group discussions & story sharing 
  • Experiential workshops on justice, equity and inclusion 
  • Team building, problem solving, & leadership development 
  • Movement & mindfulness practices 

The Project ROOTS staff: Our staff is made up of educators, social workers, environmental justice activists, community organizers, healing practitioners, and more. They are highly trained in working with youth around issues of community, justice and equity.

For more information about Project ROOTS visit the website: inclusiveroots.org

George's family (Paula, Eric, Tauren, Lindsey and Brittany) so appreciate contributions of any size!  Your support with help us send students to ROOTS who otherwise would not be able to afford to.  

 



Supporters

Papa Steve made a donation

5 months ago

$500

Donated in the memory of your Dad and Linda Chang’s Dad to honor them and the gift they both gave us . You & Linda❤️❤️

Anonymous made a donation

6 months ago

sincere condolences to all of George's family.

Jamila & Jouwad Syed made a donation

6 months ago

$50

Lindsey, made a donation

6 months ago

$50

My condolences. Sending you love. Naima

Richard Stephen Bell, Cinema Ed made a donation

6 months ago

$50

Our heartfelt condolences to Eric and your entire family. We honor George and the life he led - clearly a kind, giving man who's legacy is reflected in this wonderful organization and in the lives of his children.

Jill Kaufman made a donation

6 months ago

$50

Sending love to the whole family ❤️

Michael Ray, Linda, Malcolm, Dorothy made a donation

6 months ago

$50

Ralph DeMarco made a donation

6 months ago

$150

My condolences, please know that George is in my prayers.

Anonymous made a donation

6 months ago

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts

Ejeris Dixon made a donation

6 months ago

$50

Sending so much love Lindsey. Honored to contribute in your dad's honor.

Scott Edwards and Kelli Troccoli made a donation

6 months ago

$100

Our deepest sympathies. Uncle George was a great, kind soul. He will be greatly missed.

Janeris and Dennis Gutierrez made a donation

6 months ago

$30

Sending our deepest condolences during this hard time. May God bless you all with strength. <3

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