Young Health Program: IM40 seeks community partners

YHP: IM40 brings together parents, communities and young people to build a healthier generation of adolescents

The Young Health Program: IM40 is expanding to bring on more partners in a statewide effort to help Delaware’s adolescents develop into healthier, more productive young adults.

The United Way of Delaware will be awarding grant funding to non-profit organizations with a strong community presence in the East Wilmington, Central/North Dover and Seaford-Bridgeville areas of Delaware.

Youth ages 12 to 15 and in grades 7, 8, and 9 living in each of these areas will be the focus of the Young Health Program: IM40 activities, which will be organized and managed by the groups selected during the RFP process.

Young Health Program: IM40 will build a self-sustaining movement promoting positive youth development and healthy behaviors that will improve the developmental assets of young people. The program will build communities that support adolescent health and school performance. Though the program is starting in the three identified communities, the goal is to reach across the state and to establish a template for other communities across the nation.

Delaware nonprofit organizations interested in responding to the RFPs are encouraged to participate in an information conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at United Way of Delaware, 625 N. Orange St., Wilmington. To join the conference via phone, call 302-573-3781.

The full RFPs may be viewed on the Young Health Program: IM40 website. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on May 11, 2012, and should be submitted to Renee Roberts, United Way Director of Strategic Initiatives at rroberts@uwde.org.