In Massachusetts, 16.3 percent of children are obese. In New Bedford and Fall River, that rate is even higher: 19.2 percent and 17.4 percent, respectively. Want to do something about it? Apply for this grant!
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.
Youth Service America will hold webinars to help applicants through the application process and answer questions. The first webinar will be held September 13, 2012.
Visit the YSA Web site for complete program guidelines, webinar details, and information on 2012 grantee projects. Applications will be accepted online beginning September 4, 2012.”
Link to Complete RFP