Names of PI and Co-PI's on the grant? Chrissy Knoll/Lindsey Robinson
Who is funding the grant? UWG COE Tech Fee Grant
Amount of the grant? $5,836
Timeline of the grant? Start date and end date? August 2020-June 2021
Short description of the grant and what we are doing? EIM Student Workers: Grant pays for student workers to assist with the EIM program (conducting exercise training sessions and biometric screenings, giving exercise recommendations, promoting physical activity, and providing wellness education)
Names of PI and Co-PI's on the grant? Biber, D. D. (PI); Brandenburg, G., Stewart, B. (2020).
Title of grant? State Opioid Response: College Adopt a School.
Who is funding the grant? The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Amount of the grant? $105,039
Timeline of the grant? Start date and end date? November 2019, November 2020
Short description of the grant and what we are doing? The University of West Georgia and the Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education has been awarded a grant through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office to participate in the College Adopt A School Program. Through this grant, faculty at UWG would like to adopt Central High School to implement the Sources of Strength program (https://sourcesofstrength.org/). The Sources of Strength program is a strength-based, holistic wellness program implemented by adult mentors (UWG students) who train peer leaders (high school students) to spread Hope, Help, and Strength messaging to positively change school and/or community cultures around help seeking behavior, codes of silence, and perceptions of adult support. The goal of this program is also to raise awareness and prevention regarding opioid use.
The College Adopt a School grant has been awarded for the second year in a row, November 2020-November 2021!
Names of PI and Co-PI's on the grant? Sasha McBurse and Jamie Brandenburg
Who is funding the grant? ORSP Faculty Research Grant
Amount of the grant? $4950
Timeline of the grant? Start date and end date? TBA
Short description of the grant and what we are doing? Peer Advisors for Learning and Success (PALS): A pilot peer mentoring program for minority students. Successful students will mentor struggling students to navigate college life and learn skills to achieve academic success.