(Fremont) – “Teens4Teens Health Foundation” received a $995 UnitedHealth HEROES grant to assist a Teen Health Run during the Teen Health Fair set to take place on Global Youth Service Day.
The 5-mile Teen Health Run will feature nutritious snacks and free items, including a water bottle and a pedometer, after the run.
Students will help plan and organize the Teen Health Fair. Students will engage in service-learning projects to teach underprivileged kids in East Palo Alto how to play sports and safely exercise.
The Grant is part of a wellness initiative developed by UnitedHealthcare and YSA (Youth Service America) designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders, to create and implement walking, running or hiking programs aimed at helping fight childhood obesity.
Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to youth-led programs that include both an activity element, in which kids count their steps, and a service component that increases awareness, provides direct service, enables advocacy on behalf of a cause, or features youth philanthropy around the issue of childhood obesity.
UnitedHealth HEROES grants are available to schools and youth-focused, community-based programs across the country. UnitedHealth HEROES projects began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January.21, 2013 and will end on Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28th.