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
The nine Youth of the Year Finalists from across Washington have been leaders long before the Covid-19 pandemic so when challenged befell them and their communities, they were quick to provide help. Like many Boys & Girls Club members, these remarkable young people understand the power of service. Some volunteered in their local Clubs helping with homework, others spent time at local food banks, still more were a strength to their peers and families.
The Finalists first met over Video Conference to build relationships, practice interview and speech skills, and to calm some nerves. Finalists met with Washington’s leaders including a virtual conference with Governor Jay Inslee and a town hall discussion with Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Commissioner of Public Lands Hillary Franz.
Congratulations to Ethan & Alizabeth for being selected as the 2021 Washington State Youth of the Year Winners!
Thank You United Healthcare for Supporting this Event!
2020 Mental Health Grant Program
Four Club Organizations benefitted from programmatic investments made with the help of UnitedHealthcare’s grant program. Clubs received grants ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 to assist with mental health programs for their members.
Laptops Donated by Unitedhealthcare
In the month of April UnitedHealthcare donated laptops to Boys & Girls Clubs across Washington. With virtual learning still prevalent in many areas, Boys & Girls Club members were connected to greater educational opportunities, unleashing their full potential as students. Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue used the UHC donated laptops to jump start their robotics program. Club members continue to thrive thanks to the support of UHC.
This partnership also provides a vital benefit to UHC Medicaid youth members to participate in local Boys & Girls Club programs. UHC policy-holders are provided free annual BGC membership by going to their local Club and identifying themselves as Apple Health recipients. The annual membership includes after-school activities, including healthy lifestyles programs, mentoring, and homework assistance.