UnitedHealth HEROES Webinar


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  • Founded in 1986, Youth Service America is passionate about engaging youth to create change The umbrella organization for the youth service and service-learning movement, working in all 50 states and 100 countries Works in innovative partnerships offering expertise, outreach, and turn-key opportunities to families, schools, congregations, communities, businesses, and governments
  • UHH shares comments about company, program and working with YSA
  • Read objectives Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • What the grant funds Service-learning incorporated General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • What the grant funds Service-learning incorporated General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • What the grant funds Service-learning incorporated General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Briefly explain ‘thorough’ review process by external and internal SL experts that takes place between application submission to announcement of grants Describe Semester of Service ‘starting’ with MLK and ‘ending’ with GYSD (but doesn’t necessarily have to follow that timeline, just has to have a significant part on GYSD) Briefly describe GYSD Importance on their project being apart of a bigger movement Start to get in their minds the importance of REPORTING!! Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Cover eligibility requirements Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Cover eligibility requirements Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Cover eligibility requirements Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Want details in the application Need to show evidence of planning (esp with youth) in the application The narrative and budget need to show feasibility Serv vs SL = duration, intensity, learning goals through process Youth need to be involved in every step of the process; youth led projects We want to hear more in the community need specific to obesity in the community. The Community Need is not JUST obesity but what in their community is leading to obesity? Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • First Responders was created specific for this grant program It gives more background information about the UHH program, explains who the “first responders” are and gives the steps to take Also includes great examples of previously awarded projects; great ideas! Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Brief explanation of the IPARD/C model, how to use it and how the application is set up to mirror the model Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • YSA has a TON of resources to utilize and these are the most important for this program we suggest using The tipsheets are specific to areas of diversity, issues, etc. Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • UnitedHealth HEROES Webinar

    1. 1. UnitedHealth HEROES Grant Program
    2. 2. Improving communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.
    3. 3. UnitedHealth Group’s mission is to help people live healthier lives. To help people achieve the goal of living healthier lives, they believe it is necessary to be active citizens of their communities, nation, and world.
    4. 4. <ul><li>Overview of the UnitedHealth HEROES grant program </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the application and rubric as guides to help prepare and implement a high quality project </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions! </li></ul>Today’s Objectives
    5. 5. <ul><li>a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>grants of $500 (sometimes up to $1,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity </li></ul></ul>UnitedHealth HEROES Grant Program
    6. 6. <ul><ul><li>An effective teaching and learning strategy integrating meaningful community service with academic study and reflective practice to enrich learning, build civic engagement, and strengthen communities. </li></ul></ul>What is Service-Learning?
    7. 7. <ul><ul><li>HEROES grants encourage semester-long projects: Launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17, 2011) Culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011) </li></ul></ul>A Semester of Service
    8. 8. <ul><li>October 22 nd : Application deadline </li></ul><ul><li>December 13 th : Announce winners </li></ul><ul><li>January 4 th , 2011: MOU due </li></ul><ul><li>January 14 th , 2011: Grant funds distributed </li></ul><ul><li>January 17 th , 2011: MLK Day </li></ul><ul><li>April 15 th -17 th , 2011: Global Youth Service Day </li></ul><ul><li>May, 2011: Post-project reports due </li></ul>UnitedHealth HEROES Timeline
    9. 9. <ul><li>The applicant must be one of the following: educator, service-learning coordinator, student in a health profession, public health professional, community-based nonprofit or group. </li></ul><ul><li>The applicant must at least 17 years of age. </li></ul><ul><li>All 50 states and DC are eligible to apply. </li></ul><ul><li>Previous YSA grantees are welcome to apply. </li></ul>UnitedHealth HEROES Eligibility – Who can apply?
    10. 10. <ul><li>The project must be a service-learning project about childhood obesity and related health issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and/or youth, ages 5-25 must be the primary volunteers in your service-learning project. </li></ul>UnitedHealth HEROES Eligibility – About the Project
    11. 11. <ul><li>The service-learning project activities must take place between January 2011 and April 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>A significant component of your service-learning project must take place on Global Youth Service Day, 2011 (April 15-17, 2011). </li></ul>UnitedHealth HEROES Eligibility – Special Days of Service
    12. 12. <ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of planning </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility </li></ul><ul><li>Service vs. Service-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Youth involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community need </li></ul>General Tips
    13. 13. First Responders: Youth Addressing Obesity Through Service-Learning http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/modules/YSA-First_Responders_Childhood_Obesity.pdf
    14. 14. <ul><li>Created as a project planning tool </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates the IPARD/C model: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation and Planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration/Celebration </li></ul></ul></ul>Application
    15. 15. <ul><li>Semester of Service Strategy Guide: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/semester/YSA-2010-strategy-guide.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>GYSD Planning Toolkit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tools.YSA.org/downloads/gysd/toolkits/2009GYSDToolKit.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring Rubric: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tools.YSA.org/downloads/grants/uhh/2010-UHH-Rubric.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>YSA Tipsheets: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// YSA.org /resources </li></ul>Additional Resources
    16. 16. A Walk through the Application
    17. 17. For more information . . . www.YSA.org /HEROES Amanda McDonald YSA Grants Manager [email_address]