YHP:IM40 SEEKS PARTNERS!
April 13, 2012 -- United Way of Delaware has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for organizations to engage in the Young Health Program, called YHP:IM40™, which was announced in January in partnership with AstraZeneca. The RFPs are for organizations that will play key roles in assuring that youth are engaged in the three geographic areas that the YHP Coordinating Council has identified as having large groups of disadvantaged youth:
The east side of Wilmington
The central and northern area of Dover
Seaford – Bridgeville area
Youth ages 12 to 15 and in grades 7, 8, and 9 in each of these areas will be the focus of the YHP:IM40™ activities, which will be organized and managed by the groups or groups selected during the RFP process. Evidence shows that young people in this age group are especially vulnerable to a range of health and learning risks and are experiencing rapid developmental changes—physically, cognitively, and socially—that can make them susceptible to negative behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, risky sexual activities, truancy and more.
YHP: IM40™ will build a self-sustaining movement promoting positive youth development and healthy behaviors that will improve the assets of young people. The program will build communities that support adolescent health and school performance. Though the program is starting in the three identified communities, the goal is to reach across the state and to establish a template for other communities across the nation.
Community Mobilizer RFP: One RFP is for Community Mobilizer Organizations (CMOs) that serve all or any of the counties in Delaware. A CMO is responsible for advancing the implementation of YHP: IM40 in a specific geographical area in Delaware. The CMO is responsible for developing YHP: IM40 community engagement and action through capacity building, coalition / partnership building, community resource mapping, community readiness, community conversations, youth engagement, adolescent health promotion and other designated activities. (Click here for full RFP)
Statewide Youth Engagement & Leadership Development Coordination RFP: A second RFP is for a Statewide Youth Engagement coordination function that will facilitate youth engagement by integrating the Search Institute’s Developmental AssetsTM framework with existing and new programs within the CMO organizations and among partners statewide. The organizations that secure the bids for these positions will receive $75,000 to $100,000 for one year. Each grant is renewable for an additional two years, based on results and availability of funding. (Click here for full RFP)
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Delaware nonprofit organizations interested in responding to the RFPs are encouraged to participate in an information conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Interested parties can attend the conference in person at United Way of Delaware, 625 N. Orange St., Wilmington or can call in to participate via conference call at 302-573-3781. The full RFPs can also be viewed on the YHP: IM40 website (http://www.IM40.org). Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on May 11, 2012, and should be submitted to Renee Roberts, United Way Director of Strategic Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware’s mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. UWD is implementing Live United 2015, a five-year strategy to achieve long-lasting, measurable improvements throughout the state in the areas of Education, Income and Health. UWD works collaboratively with business, labor, government, nonprofit organizations, academic groups, faith groups, community organizations, concerned citizens and others to affect positive, long-lasting solutions.