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WORDOUT Grants   Grantees of these funds are building healthier communities by creating ideas on how to best share evidence-based science knowledge with their constituents. Community members then pass on their knowledge earned to those in their circles, shortening the time research takes to otherwise be circulated. As part of Focus On Renewal’s Learn & Earn Program (in partnership with Partners4Work) Anna Flores, MSW, is leading a group of young people in researching, writing, sharing, and publishing their experiences and findings around mental health with their peers and the Sto-Rox community.

WORDOUT Grants

Grantees of these funds are building healthier communities by creating ideas on how to best share evidence-based science knowledge with their constituents. Community members then pass on their knowledge earned to those in their circles, shortening the time research takes to otherwise be circulated. As part of Focus On Renewal’s Learn & Earn Program (in partnership with Partners4Work) Anna Flores, MSW, is leading a group of young people in researching, writing, sharing, and publishing their experiences and findings around mental health with their peers and the Sto-Rox community.

Meet anna flores

MSW/PhD Student School of Social Work University of Pittsburgh

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I love being creative, I do ceramics when I can, and I miss Mexican food. I recently moved from Southern California to Pittsburgh to do a PhD in Social Work at Pitt. My research interest is in mental health interventions and I hope to continue working towards improving mental health care access  and services for our communities. I am grateful for this opportunity to work with Focus on Renewal and with the young people in the area. It has been truly inspiring.

Ana Flores received her BA in Psychology from California State University - San Bernardino. She graduated with departmental honors, working in behavioral neuroscience research. Flores has more than seven years of experience in the mental health and social service fields with a wide range of populations. ATF26@pitt.edu

Meet our wordout students

Demond Carson   I like to play video games or play basketball for fun. My work with WORDOUT has been meaningful in that I am learning and becoming more self-aware.

Demond Carson

I like to play video games or play basketball for fun. My work with WORDOUT has been meaningful in that I am learning and becoming more self-aware.

Keona McDonald  I like to listen to music or watch mukbangs (specifically Stephanie Soo - I recommend :) ). To me, mental health means to not over-think your brain with negative thoughts. My job at WORDOUT is important because it makes me feel independent and I learn new things every day.

Keona McDonald
I like to listen to music or watch mukbangs (specifically Stephanie Soo - I recommend :) ). To me, mental health means to not over-think your brain with negative thoughts. My job at WORDOUT is important because it makes me feel independent and I learn new things every day.

Niya Kenney-Pryor  I like to sing and dance. Wordout is important to me because Ana taught me things that I didn't know before and I like working with her. Something interesting about me is that my middle name is Chanelmarie and my favorite color is green.

Niya Kenney-Pryor
I like to sing and dance. Wordout is important to me because Ana taught me things that I didn't know before and I like working with her. Something interesting about me is that my middle name is Chanelmarie and my favorite color is green.

Logan Smith   I love finding and listening to old records as well as playing the piano. I think Mental health is a form of self expression and the state of your mental health reflects your over-all person. I grew up in a family that experienced mental illness and my parents work in the mental health field so the work with WORDOUT has been important to me. When I retire, I plan to take the money I saved and open a jazz club in downtown Pittsburgh.

Logan Smith

I love finding and listening to old records as well as playing the piano. I think Mental health is a form of self expression and the state of your mental health reflects your over-all person. I grew up in a family that experienced mental illness and my parents work in the mental health field so the work with WORDOUT has been important to me. When I retire, I plan to take the money I saved and open a jazz club in downtown Pittsburgh.