Youth-Led Innovative Solutions to Leading Health Threat

Posted by on August 10, 2009

UnitedHealth HEROES Grants Support Youth-Led Innovative Solutions to Leading Health
(Deadline: October 22)

Educators, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions are eligible to apply for the UnitedHealth HEROES service-learning project grants. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that combines meaningful service to the community with school-based curriculum or program-based learning.

Grant recipients will receive up to $1,000 in support for service-learning projects that focus on childhood obesity, engage youth ages 5-25 in the planning and implementation process, and take place during Semester of Service 2010 (MLK Day, January 18, to Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25).

The grant cycle opens August 1 and applications are due October 22, 2009. Eligible states include: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. To access the application, complete our Eligibility Quiz. If you are eligible, you will be given access the application materials.

To create a service-learning project around childhood obesity, check out “First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning.”

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