For the third year, we’re partnering with the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church on the Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project. This partnership empowers Young People’s Division (YPD) youth to increase access to healthy foods or physical activity in their church or community.
YPDs can receive a mini-grant in the amount of up to $900 to fund healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. You must submit your application by 5:00 pm on February 1, 2021.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
All applicants must be an active YPD in the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church. You must be willing to work on projects related to healthy eating and/or active living and projects that promote or support a PSE change. All AME churches in the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church, regardless of their level of youth engagement and health-related activities, can apply.
If your YPD team was not previously funded, please complete the application below.
If your YPD team was previously funded, you are eligible to apply again. You must upload an action plan when completing the application. All supporting documents must be in pdf format.
Below are examples of past HYPE projects:
- ESMMSC Youth Engagement Manager Trimease Carter at email@example.com or 803-667-9810, extension 306; or
- 7th Episcopal District YPD Director Dr. Ila McFadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-260-6233.