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Jenny Goff, PhD., CPRP

Jenny Goff, PhD., CPRP

Director, CARE Now

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia Area

Jennifer Goff has her PhD in the Sport and Recreation Management from Old Dominion University. Jennifer’s current research research foci is on the impact of service-learning on college students, resiliency and character development in urban youth, outcome-focused programming through summer day camps, and resiliency developmen...

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Old Dominion University

Director, CARE Now

CARE Now (Character And Resilience Education, Now) After-school Director, Park Recreation and Tourism Studies Program, Human Movement Sciences Department
Dates: One Year Appointment [2010-2011], Adjunct [2011-2013], and Graduate Teaching Assistant [2013-present]
Implementation at the following schools: Blair Middle School (2010-Present), Lafayette-Winona Middle School (2011-2014), & P. B. Young Elementary (2013-2014)

• CARE Now promotes positive youth development by using an asset based, outcome-focused approach to support middle school youth who face risk factors due to low socioeconomic status.
• Responsible for the creation and maintenance of unique partnerships within the immediate community that not only help address issues relating to social equity, but also provides students with a variety of educational options, opportunities, and experiences, and addresses barriers of safe passage home and minimizing the cost of participation (free to all students).
• Supervise undergraduate students enrolled in PRTS 301 Youth Development through Recreation, PRTS 302 Facilitating the Recreation Experience, & PRTS 303 Youth Development through Recreation-Lab which facilitates the CARE Now after-school program.
• Responsible for all coordination of outcome focused recreation programming, parent communication, and evaluation for the after-school program, under the supervision of Dr. Eddie Hill for Lafayette-Winona Middle School (2011-2014), Blair Middle School (2010-present), and P. B. Young Elementary School (2013-2014).
• Successfully created, implemented, maintained, partnered and evaluated programming at Lafayette-Winona (2011-2014), P. B. Young Summer program (2013) and P.B. Young Elementary (2013-2014).
• Responsible for the active publicizing of the benefits of the program in and around the community to create strong social ties.

School supply drive for elementary youth at Ingleside Elementary in Norfolk, VA. Anything helps!

School should be a time of learning and not a time of feeling inadequate due to lack of supplies. Lets help make sure that no child at Ingleside Elementary school-- under the excellent guidance of Dr. Balthazar, goes without. Lets help build our...

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