Supporting HealthCorps' use of peer mentoring to curb childhood obesity at four U.S. high schools

This grant provides support for four full-time HealthCorps coordinators to serve in four diverse high schools across the country to engage students in a nutrition, fitness and mental-resilience curriculum in the classroom, as well as in relevant service-learning projects outside the classroom. Each HealthCorps coordinator will make a two-year, full-time commitment to their assigned school. Approximately 600 students will participate at each school, thereby impacting up to 2,400 students. These students will engage in service-learning projects that will impact up to an additional 7,200 community members. The project will provide students with the information needed to make healthy choices about diet and exercise, as well as with experiential opportunities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 11/28/2011

Time frame: 12/1/2011 - 9/30/2012

Grant Number: 69545

Grantee

HealthCorps

505 8th Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY, 10018-4540

212-742-2875
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C. Michelle Bouchard
Project Director

212-742-2875
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Shawn G. Hayes
Project Director

212-742-2875
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