Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Serve a Smile

Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation are pleased to announce the 13th annual Serve a Smile mini-grant program. Through the generosity of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, over $25,000 in mini-grant funding will be made available to Minnesota youth-led service/service-learning projects that address important oral health or health issues. Mini-grant awards of up to $1000 will support youth affiliated with schools and youth-serving community organizations in Minnesota, offering young people essential funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.

2016 Serve a Smile grants winners have been announced! See below or click here for a complete list.

In 2016, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Minnesota FCCLA, awarded almost $30,000 in annual youth service grants and in-kind dental hygiene supplies to 31 sites in 26 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. For more information contact Annie Himmelsteib at ahimmelsteib@mnyouth.net.







2016 Serve a smile Grantees

A.I. Jedlick Middle School, Proctor, MN – Healthy Eating for Teens

Badger FCCLA, Badger, MN – Importance of Play

Christ the King School, Browerville, MN – Happy, Healthy Smiles

East Union Elementary School, Carver, MN – Get Active!

Family Pathways, North Branch, MN – Brightening Mora’s Smiles

Fergus Falls Public Schools, Fergus Falls, MN – Make A Difference in Oral Health

Fulda FCCLA Chapter, Fulda, MN – Put the GLO in Your Health

Gage Elementary School, Rochester, MN – Gator Chompers

Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN – Sustained Living through Culture

Harbor City International School, Duluth, MN – A Dental Health Deluge in Duluth

Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage, MN – Smarter Smiles

Hinckley-Finlayson High School, Hinckley, MN – Toothbrush Backpack Program

Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, MN – Healthy Eating

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton FCCLA, Janesville, MN – Healthy Smile, Healthy You!!

Kelliher FCCLA, Kelliher, MN – Teeth are Terrific

Lester Prairie School, Lester Prairie, MN – Amazing Smiles

Minnesota Internship Center High School, Minneapolis, MN – Dental Health Awareness Week

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Northfield, MN – The Viking Terrace Park Project

Olson Middle School, Minneapolis, MN – Co-Create

Paladin Career & Technical High School, Blaine, MN – Be You: Healthy Hygiene and Nutrition for Teens

Reach for Resources, INC., Minnetonka, MN – Spring Into Wellness

Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, Scandia, MN – Healthy Food for a Healthy Mouth

Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative, Shakopee, MN – Preserving Healthy Smiles

Spring Lake Park High School FCCLA, Spring Lake Park, MN – Marvels to the Rescue!

TORCH Program, Northfield, MN – TORCH Girl’s Group

Tri-City United Le-Center K-8 School, Le Center, MN – TCU Health Awareness Day

University YMCA, Minneapolis, MN – Smile! You’re on Camera

Vermilion Country School, Tower, MN – Use and Abuse of Oral Health

Voyageurs Expeditionary School, Bemidji, MN – Locally Grown

Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) – What is Oral Health?

Worthington FCCLA, Worthington, MN – Brush, Book, and Bedtime