The Elisa Project (TEP) is dedicated to the development of healthy children and adolescents by promoting the awareness and prevention of life-threatening disordered eating through education, support, and advocacy.
Elisa Project clients include people living with symptoms of unhealthy relationships with food, including disordered eating, obesity, eating disorders, and more. TEP serves more than 30,000 individuals annually. Currently, about half of their clients live in the North Texas area, and more than 70 percent of their clients have monthly incomes less than $1,000.
Aside from varoious volunteer opportunities, TEP also trains ED campus ambassadors. Being an ED campus ambassador is a high-profile position on campus for the educator who is the most passionate advocate and warrior fighting against eating disorders. ED campus ambassadors are dedicated to becoming the most knowledgeable resource, and to promoting the awareness and prevention of eating disorders at their school.
TEP provides ED campus ambassadors with educational tools, ongoing ED training, and social event ideas that can benefit their students, parents, faculty, administrators, and community.
The Elisa Project's annual Life Lessons Luncheon raises important funds and features a highly-anticipated speaker each year. Past featured speakers have included Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and actress Chrissy Metz. The inspiring afternoon includes a reception and seated luncheon.