Identifying options for technical assistance to increase youth access to health-promoting activities in the nonschool hours

This grant supports Impact Strategies to explore options for structuring a national technical assistance initiative to help communities, primarily in the southern and southwestern regions, increase children's access to health-promoting youth programs. Staff of Impact Strategies will meet with funders and site visit communities and talk with experts in the areas of prevention, youth development and childhood obesity. The goal of the project is to identify several approaches to technical assistance that could galvanize key organizations and funders in the out-of-school or after-school movement to help communities substantially increase vulnerable children's access to health-oriented youth programs. Specifically, the youth programs around which this project will be anchored will be those that have been identified in numerous studies as attractive to all children and that include social, emotional, physical activity and nutritional health as a core part of their mission or activities (i.e., sports leagues, dance teams, Ys, Boys and Girls Clubs, civic clubs). If successful, this exploratory work will result in an options paper that clarifies how national technical assistance, focused on the out-of-school hours, can be used to help meet health objectives of both the Foundation's Vulnerable Populations and Childhood Obesity teams.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 5/1/2006

Time frame: 5/15/2006 - 11/14/2006

Grant Number: 57185


Forum for Youth Investment

7064 Eastern Avenue, N.W.
Washington, 20012-2031


Nicole Yohalem
Project Director