We are pleased to announce funding for the On the T.R.A.I.L. (Together Raising Awareness for Indian Life) to Diabetes Prevention Program for the 2014-2015 grant year. Organizations that are classified by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a Native site (i.e. on Native lands or 70% Club membership is Native American) and are a part of a Federally recognized tribe are encouraged to apply.
This program promotes healthy lifestyles among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth using the curriculum “Together Raising Awareness for Indian Life” (T.R.A.I.L.) among the selected Boys & Girls Club sites. The focus of the project continues to be on addressing healthy lifestyle development and emphasizing nutrition and physical activity for AI/AN children and youth. The 12 chapter curriculum is presented with four themes (About Me, My Health, & Being Part of a Team; Healthy Eating; Making Smart Food Choices, and My Healthy Community) in which Club members draw from Native traditions and history to learn about nutrition, food choices, media influences and the impact of type 2 diabetes. The long term goal is to prevent or delay the onset of obesity and related diseases (i.e. type 2 diabetes).To read more, please visit the T.R.A.I.L. informational page under the Club Programs tab.
If you are interested in applying for the 2014-2015 T.R.A.I.L. grant, please read the following steps before completing your application.