UnitedHealth HEROES Grants

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).

Who is eligible?
Educators, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions.
States eligible for this year’s UnitedHealth HEROES program include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

How to Apply
Please begin by completing our Eligibility Quiz.
If you are eligible, you will be given access the application materials.

Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline: October 22
Notification: late 2009
Projects: MLK Day (January 18, 2010) to Global Youth Service Day (April 23-25, 2010)

Resources to Consult
First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning, a project planning module that provides the necessary information for school and community educators to develop effective projects.