Our Partnering Schools
Mastery Charter - Shoemaker Campus | William L. Sayre High School | West Philadelphia High School | Paul Robeson High School | Girard Academic Music Program | High School for Creative and Performing Arts | Kensington Health Sciences Academy | Alexander K. McClure Elementary School | Penn Alexander School |
Partner Organizations & Institutional Sponsors
The University of Pennsylvania has served as an institutional sponsor for our high school program, Be Body Positive Philly. In May 2021, Penn granted the organization's founders the President's Engagement Prize — a $100,000 grant to scale our programming and establish this organization.
Body Empowerment Project has partnered with the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to run a feasibility and effectiveness study on our high school program. We work closely with Dr. C. Alix Timko to evaluate program outcomes and modify programming for future participants.
The Body Positive (TBP) is the organization from which our reserach-validated curricula are derived. All of our program facilitators complete their curricular training directly through The Body Positive. We are grateful to be working with Connie & Elizabeth, co-founders of TBP, to continue equipping adolescents with the skills to live healthfully and intuitively.
Body Empowerment Project is an official partner of the School District of Philadelphia. As such, we are able to work closely with the Office of Strategic Partnerships to ensure that our program is accessible and inclusive of the student populations we serve. Body Empowerment Project also works closely with Dr. Barbara L. Klock, the medical director of the School District of Philadelphia, to facilitate program expansion to new schools.
Duane Morris is Body Empowerment Project's representing law firm. The Philadelphia partner, Richard L. Cohen, serves as a legal advisor for our organization and has donated countless hours in pro bono services. Thank you for your continued support Rich!
RSM is Body Empowerment Project's accounting firm. Since incorporating, we have worked closely with Michael Kirsh and Michelle O'Neill to ensure the maintenance of our charitable status and tax requirements. Thank you Mike and Michelle for all of your guidance and support!
Bo Birtwell and Will Davies, from Brown & Brown Insurance, are Body Empowerment Project's insurance brokers. They've helped us secure insurance for the organization and continuously advise us on risk management. Thank you Bo and Will!
Within Health is a silver-level sponsor of Body Empowerment Project. Within Health provides comprehensive, personalized and virtual treatment for those suffering from eating disorders. Built on a tech-enabled and digitally native platform, Within brings full multidisciplinary teams, remote patient monitoring, food delivery and aftercare - all into the home - to increase access, improve outcomes and promote healing for tens of millions of Americans. They offer virtual partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) levels of care, depending on each individual client’s needs and progress. All scheduling is flexible and determined on an individual basis. Treating ages 13+ and all genders. For more information, visit their website here.
Monte Nido & Affiliates is a gold-level sponsor of Body Empowerment Project. Monte Nido & Affiliates specializes in the treatment of eating disorders for all genders and includes five distinct clinical programs: Monte Nido, Walden Behavioral Care, Clementine Programs, Oliver-Pyatt Centers, and Rosewood. For over two decades, our tenured and expert staff—which includes recovered professionals—has delivered treatment that leads to full recovery. Programs focus on stabilizing the eating disorder and co-occurring presentations, reducing urges, enhancing motivation, developing alternative coping capacities, and changing the way clients think about themselves and their world. We offer high levels of medical and psychiatric oversight with 24-hour nursing in our inpatient and residential programs. For more information, visit their website here.