Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Serve a Smile

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In 2015, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Minnesota FCCLA, has awarded more than $30,000 in annual youth service grants and in-kind dental hygiene supplies to 39 sites in 29 communities. These competitive grants are awarded through Delta Dental’s Serve a Smile grant program to support youth-led service projects that address important oral health and overall health issues. The program provides young people with funds to create healthier schools and communities.

“Youth in Minnesota have some of the best ideas to change the world,” said Susan Hammel, Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Community Affairs. “As we have for 11 years, we are proud to support their creativity and initiative through the Serve a Smile mini grant program.”

“The Alliance is pleased to celebrate our 12th year of partnering with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Minnesota FCCLA on the Serve a Smile program,” said Sarah Dixon, CEO of Minnesota Alliance With Youth. “The opportunity to give back and become involved in the community is critical to the academic and lifelong success of youth.  These grants are a tremendous way to engage young people as contributing members of society, raise awareness of important health issues, and provide much-needed support across our state,” Dixon said.







2015 Serve a smile Grantees

A.I. Jedlicka Middle School, Proctor MN- Eating Healthy For Teens

Badger FCCLA, Badger MN- Healthy Meal

Battle Creek Middle School, St. Paul MN- The Better Self

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Rochester MN- SMART Girls

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth MN- Health on a Budget

Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area, Cass Lake MN- Cavity-Free Zone

Dawson 8th Grade FACS Class, Dawson MN- Food & Floss (Healthy Snacks & Good Oral Hygiene)

Emma Norton Services: Emma’s Place, Maplewood MN- Emma’s Place Dental Care Helpers

Family Pathways, North Branch MN- Making North Branch Sparkle

Fridley Middle School, Minneapolis MN- Oral Health Presentation for Young Adolescents

Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center, St. Paul MN- Freds for Food

Fulda FCCLA Chapter, Fulda MN- Countdown to Good Health – 5, 4, 3, …

Guadalupe Alternative Programs, West St. Paul MN- School Health Fair and Blood Drive

Harbor City International School, Duluth MN- See a Smile, Share a Smile

Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage MN- Healthy Smiles

High School For Recording Arts, St. Paul MN- 410 PLEDGE

Kasson-Mantorville FCCLA, Kasson MN- Nothin’ but the Tooth

Kids First- A Program of ISD 544 Community Education, Fergus Falls MN- Make a Difference in Oral Health in the Early Years

Kerkhoven Murdock High School, Kerkhoven MN- Smart Choices for a Healthy Community

Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth MN- Healthy Wildcats

Lucy Craft Laney, Minneapolis MN- Get Active Event

Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis MN- Back to Our Roots!

Morris Area FCCLA, Morris MN- Health = Good Life

Northern Lights Community School, Warba MN-NLCS Health Expo

Northfield Public Schools, Northfield MN- Healthy Families

Princeton School District 477, Princeton MN- We Care Kits

Proctor Secondary Schools, Proctor MN- Hygiene Kits

Project for Pride in Living – MERC High School, Minneapolis MN- Building Health Awareness Among Low-Income Youth and Families

Promise Neighborhood, Saint Cloud MN- Health and Health Resource Fair 2015

REACH Lester Prairie, Lester Prairie MN- Smile Makers

Something Cool, Inc., McGregor MN- Hall Around

Spring Lake Park FCCLA, Spring Lake Park MN- Toy Story: Healthy Teeth or You’ll Be Sorry

St. Clair FCCLA – Peer Ed Team, Roseville MN- Lights! Camera! Action! Health Snacks – Health Choices

Voyageurs Expeditionary School, Bemidji MN- I Care Kits for the Homeless

Washburn High School, Minneapolis MN- Millers Mentor

Wellstone International High School, Minneapolis MN- Beautiful Smiles

White Bear Area YMCA, White Bear Lake MN- Operation Toothbrush

Worthington FCCLA, Worthington MN- Cavity Monsters

Youth Hope Rising, Minnetonka MN- Keep Smiling Project

For more information contact Sarah Ullmer at serveasmile@mnyouth.net.