UnitedHealthcare and YSA (Youth Service America) are inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to Step Into Service by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running or hiking programs.
Project proposals for UnitedHealth HEROES grants must include an activity element where young people can count their steps, as well as a service component which increases awareness, provides direct service, enables advocacy on behalf of a cause or features youth philanthropy around the issue of childhood obesity.
To apply for a UnitedHealth HEROES grant visit www.YSA.org/HEROES. This website contains additional information about the program.
For questions regarding this grant program, e-mail HealthHEROES@ysa.org
Over the past four years nearly 1,000
UnitedHealth HEROES grants, totaling almost
$500,000, have been awarded to groups across
the country. This is your opportunity to submit
creative projects to help kids live healthier lives!
Oct. 15, 2012
Grant application deadline is midnight EST
Applicants will be notified of their status
Jan. 21, 2013
Projects kick off on Martin Luther King
April 26 – 28, 2013
Projects conclude on Global Youth