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WHAT WE DO

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SCHOOLS

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WORKSHOP GROUPS

50

FACILITATORS & VOLUNTEERS

320

EMPOWERED STUDENTS

500

TRAINED SCHOOL NURSES

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Body Empowerment Project is excited to announce its second annual year-end fundraising campaign!

We need your help to continue our mission of decreasing eating disorder risk in marginalized youth. In 2022, we have empowered over 300 adolescents across 10 Philadelphia public schools, trained over 50 college volunteers, and provided professional development trainings for over 250 nurses within the School District of Philadelphia. With your support, we can expand our programming to 4 new schools in 2023.

BEP Highlights in 2022:

January — BEP was 1st place recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Award
April — Established partnerships with 2 national eating disorder treatment centers: Within Health and Monte Nido & Affiliates
April — Welcomed a new Operations Director, Clara Pritchett, to our leadership team
May — Expanded our programming to 2 new schools: Paul L. Dunbar School and George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
June — Collaborated with The Body Positive to draft a new curriculum for Be Body Positive Philly
August — Received $16,000+ at the Philadelphia Philanthropitch Competition

Impact:

Findings from our research study in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia revealed that the Be Body Positive Philly program significantly decreases eating disorder risk and improves body appreciation in our participants!

For more highlights, check out our 2022 annual newsletter.

Latest News

BEP named Philanthropitch finalist!

Body Empowerment Project was selected as a finalist for the Philadelphia Philanthropitch Competition!

At the event, BEP received $13,000+ from the audience and judges, as well as an additional $2,500 award from The Giant Company.

Thank you to all those who supported our work and helped us raise funds to continue offering our eating disorder prevention program in Philadelphia public schools for free!

Clara Pritchett, BEP Operations Director
Clara Pritchett, BEP Operations Director

Clara Pritchett, BEP's Operations Director, telling Philanthropitch attendees about our eating disorder prevention program, Be Body Positive Philly.

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Leadership Team
Leadership Team

BEP's Operations Director and Co-Founder at the Philanthropitch event.

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Philanthropitch Award
Philanthropitch Award

Our board members stand on stage with BEP's leadership team and volunteers to receive an award from The Giant Company.

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Clara Pritchett, BEP Operations Director
Clara Pritchett, BEP Operations Director

Clara Pritchett, BEP's Operations Director, telling Philanthropitch attendees about our eating disorder prevention program, Be Body Positive Philly.

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Feature In: Nickelodeon News

Taron, a Be Body Positive Philly middle school participant, speaks about body image struggles in adolescents for this Nickelodeon News episode.

Spring 2022 Ceremony

April 29, 2022

Over 100 students, volunteers, teachers, nurses, parents, and treatment providers gathered on April 29th to celebrate Body Empowerment Project's very first year-end ceremony. The event, sponsored by Monte Nido & Affiliates and Within Health, involved an evening of mingling, programming highlights, student testimonials, volunteer graduation farewells, and remarks from the BEP leadership team.

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Highlights From Our 2021-2022 Academic Year

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