Organizations in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., have been given grants as part of the UnitedHealth Heroes program.
In Chattanooga, the James A. Henry YMCA, located on Sixth Street, was given $1,000 for Synergy, a teen health and wellness program. More than 100 students are in the program, which features workshops, a walking/running club and uses social media to reach teens.
In Cleveland, the Outdoor Adventure 4-H Club was given a $1,000 grant. Members of the club, who come from several Southeast Tennessee counties, clean park trails and map trails using GPS.
UnitedHealth Heroes is a wellness initiative developed by UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America with a goal to fight childhood obesity.