GLORIES-HAPPY HATS

aka Glories HATS Project   |   Fairfax, VA   |  www.glorieshappyhats.org

Mission

The mission of Glories Happy HATS, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, is to bring the healing power of peer support to children isolated by hospitalization while delivering a thoughtful and positive youth development learning activity to adolescents and young adults living in underserved communities. GHP® is a social innovation that engages adolescents in providing peer support to hospitalized children, increasing their capacity for compassion, teamwork, and leadership while lessening the feelings of fear and isolation that hospitalization brings to sick children.

Glories HATS Project® (GHP) is an experiential learning initiative linking vulnerable adolescents and young adults to issues pertaining to health. GHP operational activity is based on reciprocal social trust and respect to improve adolescent health outcomes. By identifying adolescent incidence clusters in populations of vulnerable youth (ages 13 to 21), GHP organizes program sites, engages them with a HATS Headquarters® Innovation Lab and video-telecommunication capacity, and connects participants with adolescent health professionals and patient-care teams.

Through a series of 25 workshops, participants practice teamwork to create Glories hats “filled with happy thoughts!" for hospitalized children while reflecting on health and health equity. GHP provides a dynamic and positive reciprocal connection as hospital staff thank students for their measurable therapeutic impact on young patients. Concurrently, as participants discover the scale of hospital demand, (How many hats do we have to make? (500 per site) How many hats does the hospital need? (25,000 for the Clinic) Why are so many kids sick?),

GHP introduces health researchers to them to introduce the social determinants of health. Adolescents and young adults hold great potential to address these issues at a time when they are choosing their academic and career paths and will create and influence their social and community networks. Children's hospitals, by virtue of their knowledge, dedication, and compassion, can lead these adolescents to a purposeful life path through trust and respect.

GHP works with Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine; CNMC Child Life and CNMC's Adolescent Health Unit in programming and patient care teams from Neuroscience Unit and Clinic.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Dr. Ali Khorsand

Main address

10404 Pearl Street

Fairfax, VA 22032 USA

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EIN

54-1874899

NTEE code info

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Single Organization Support (O11)

Economic Development (S30)

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1. Glories HATS Project®, offered as a one-time introductory or annual 12-step workshop designed for community teambuilding and goal setting/goal attainment in support of locally hospitalized children. 2. HATS Headquarters®, an exportable and replicable Unit containing materials and resources for the Glories HATS Project® above, including optional curriculum, designed for regularly scheduled, on-site service-learning activities, and designed to develop youth leadership, health literacy, workforce readiness, and environmental stewardship capacities. 3. eHATS Network, a comprehensive, regional strategic implementation strategy designed as a platform to maximize eHealth Information Technology, to increase tele-health opportunities, and promote civic awareness while developing an engaged, prepared citizenry through regional support for hospitalized children. 4. HATS-on Hospital deliveries, connect hospitals to their surrounding communities and responsive neighborhoods who generate Glories hats in a positive reciprocal connection as equal collaborators providing for the well-being of sick children. This synergy serves as a platform for increased hospital community outreach opportunities through targeted outreach.

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as of 10/15/2017
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