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Youth Service America and UnitedHealth Group Offer 'HEROES' Grants to Fight Childhood Obesity
Date:11/25/2008

Administered by Youth Service of America, UnitedHealth HEROES offering grants of up to $1,000 to fund youth-led, service-learning literacy projects focused on childhood obesity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has partnered with Youth Service of America (YSA) to launch UnitedHealth Heroes, a new program that offers grants of up to $1,000 to support teachers, service-learning coordinators and students in the health professions to engage children and youth ages 5 to 25 to volunteer in leading service-learning projects focused on childhood obesity.

Grants will be awarded to projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of the health risks associated with pediatric obesity; propose creative solutions to combating obesity in their schools and communities; and can be easily implemented, scaled, and measured.

YSA, which will administer the program, encourages applicants to extend their projects over the course of a semester and culminate their activities in a celebration during Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 24-26, 2009. A service-learning module - a manual that provides guidance and resources to children and youth who are leading projects around pediatric obesity and healthful living - will be available.

Research shows that service-learning projects (community service integrating curriculum-based learning) that last approximately 70 hours, spanning a school semester, provide opportunities for youth to maximize their learning potential by giving them the appropriate time to plan, research, take action, and reflect on their work while having a positive impact on their communities. (For more information about planning service-learning projects, download the YSA Semester of Service Strategy Guide at

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