UnitedHealthcare (UHC), in collaboration with BGCWA, has identified a cohort of Clubs to receive funding in support of prevention programs. Funds will target communities and Clubs with the greatest need, reflecting higher Medicaid populations. UHC has committed funds aimed at fostering a positive impact on youth mental health through programs focused on Healthy Lifestyles. The partnership will advance our mutual efforts to foster healthy lifestyles among Washington’s youth.
This partnership also provides a vital benefit to UHC Medicaid youth members to participate in local Boys & Girls Club programs. UHC members are provided free annual BGC membership by going to their local Club and identifying themselves as UHC members. The annual membership includes after-school activities, including healthy lifestyles programs, mentoring, and homework assistance.
Youth of the Year 2020 Sponsorship
- Teens from across the state furthered their leadership skills by participating in Virtual Youth of Activities.
- 15 Teens competed from across the state of Washington. These leaders are chosen by their local organizations based on their community service, academic success, and personal character.
- A Virtual Youth of the Year Event was held with our 15 participants in May of 2020 to protect public health and our members across the state.
2020 Mental Health Grant Program
Four Club Organizations benefitted from programmatic investments made with the help of United Healthcare’s grant program. Clubs received grants ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 to assist with mental health programs for their members.