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Service Learning Grant Funding

David Brewer Posted by David Brewer in 21st Century Skills on Oct 5, 2012 9:43:07 AM

Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare Offer Service Learning Grants for Service-Learning Projects to Combat Childhood Obesity: Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare 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 that aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running, or hiking. Project proposals must include an activity element where young people can count their steps, as well as a service component that provides direct service, enables advocacy on behalf of a cause, or features youth philanthropy.


Service-learning projects are projects that engage young people in performing meaningful service to the community as they gain new knowledge about the issue they are addressing (childhood obesity), and acquire important college, career, and workforce readiness skills in the process.



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