Collier and Lee Counties Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Genelle Grant Helps Change Lives

Genelle Grant, president of the board of directors of the Happehatchee Center, in Estero, was part of an all-volunteer Guatemalan Rural Adult and Children’s Education (GRACE) Project group that visited the country in November to inform girls and women about health issues such as menstrual management and family planning. Presentations and workshops included distribution of 260 Days for Girls kits in rural regions. WGCU Public Media news reporter Jessica Meszaros also attended to produce segments to air on the radio station.

“Most of them wouldn’t be able to afford the items we provided,” says Grant, who founded the GRACE Project, which provides family and reproductive health, music, art and teacher training for indigenous, Latina and farmworker women, youth, community leaders and educators in Southwest Florida and Central America, has visited Guatemala at least once a year for the last 12 years.

For more information, visit,, and

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Natural Awakenings Publishers Attend Conference in Orlando

Natural Awakenings publishers from around the U.S., plus Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, attended a company conference from May 5 to 7 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, in Orlando.

Sayer Ji Launches Resource for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Sayer Ji, founder and director of, launched an upgrade to the resource for complementary and alternative medicine information last month.

Living Well Chiropractic collected 405 pounds of food for Interfaith Charities

Estero Historic Preservation Citizens' Committee Protects and Educates

Andrea's Organic Hair Studio & Day Spa now Certified Green Circle Salon