Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Serve a Smile

2017 Delta Dental of Minnesota Serve a Smile Grant Program

The deadline to submit applications for the 2017 Serve a Smile grant has passed.

Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is pleased to announce the 14th annual Serve a Smile grant program in collaboration with the Minnesota chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Serve a Smile is based on the belief that when creative and resourceful youth are given an opportunity to participate in public service initiatives with their family, friends, and school and community leaders, they can contribute in meaningful ways to help solve pressing issues and improve their community.

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is dedicating over $20,000 for grants of up to $2,500 each to support youth-led service projects that address an important health or oral health issue in their community. These grants will be awarded to schools and youth-serving organizations in Minnesota, and will provide young people with essential start-up funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.



Any youth affiliated with a youth-serving organization in Minnesota who designs and leads a service or service-learning project around a health related issue which benefits their community is eligible to apply. Organizations may include: local chapters of school groups/clubs, community-based organizations or scouting groups.


December 2016 Announcement of Serve a Smile grant opportunity

February 3, 2017 Grant applications are due to Minnesota Alliance With Youth

February 2017 Grant Recipients Selected

April – May 2017 SAS Project Implementation

June 2017 Serve a Smile projects conclude and evaluations due

Project planning can begin on or before the grant deadline. The actual service project must occur after the Serve a Smile grant announcements are made in February.

Questions can be directed to Julie Muklebust at jmuklebust@mnyouth.net or 651.528.8561.







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