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.
Amount Awarded $250,000.00
Awarded on: 11/28/2011
Time frame: 12/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Grant Number: 69545