Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative)
Deadline: May 31, 2019


OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted. The YES Initiative seeks to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation. YES Initiative applicants should propose to address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth (including, specifically girls), and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. Applicants should have capacity to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies for youth engagement.