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The Michigan Childhood Health & Wellness Program

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for children across Michigan by addressing a broad spectrum of health-related issues. Join us in making a difference!

Healthy Lifestyles

Promoting healthy eating, physical fitness, and heart health to combat child obesity and support overall well-being.

Chronic Diseases

Providing support for children battling cancer, diabetes, HIV, and other chronic conditions.

Mental Health

Focusing on issues such as depression, bullying, and abuse.

Disabilities – Physical, Intellectual & Developmental

Supporting children with autism and participating in events like the Special Olympics.

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A Collaborative Effort

The Michigan District Optimists, in partnership with Optimist International and the Optimist International Foundation, proudly present the Childhood Health & Wellness Program. This initiative aims to tackle a wide range of childhood health issues, ensuring a broader impact on our communities.

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Our Mission

We strive to improve the health and wellness of children by addressing critical issues such as obesity, chronic diseases, mental health, and disabilities.

Our Vision

To create a healthier future for children by providing essential support and resources.

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to making a lasting impact on children’s lives through targeted programs and community involvement.

Program Focus Areas

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Healthy Lifestyles

Addressing child obesity, promoting healthy eating, encouraging physical fitness, and supporting initiatives like the March of Dimes.

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Chronic Diseases

Supporting children with cancer, juvenile diabetes, HIV, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and sickle cell anemia.

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Mental Health

Focusing on issues such as depression, bullying, and abuse to ensure mental well-being.

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Disabilities – Physical, Intellectual & Developmental

Supporting children with autism and participating in events like the Special Olympics.

Empower Your Community with a Grant

Clubs are encouraged to develop programs to promote the mission of Childhood Health and Wellness. The form will collect your club information, program details, and funding details.

If you are not a club, here is a link to find a club in your area to discuss program opportunities.

All questions should be directed to the Committee Chair at chw@michiganoptimists.org.

  • Grants will be awarded in $250 to $500 increments
  • Grant winners will be called within 2 weeks after the end of program.
  • Checks will be mailed to the club.

2024 Michigan District Grant deadline midnight August 23, 2024

Childhood Health & Wellness

Includes four focus areas (not limited to the examples below)

Please CHECK ONE Focus Area:
Contact Person (must be club member)
Address
*Please put project date/timeline in complete MM/DD/YY format. Project must be completed within one year of when the Grant is awarded.
Provide an overview of the funding sources, expenses with descriptions of the expenses.
Answer the following questions. How many children will be served by this project? How many Optimist Members in your Club? How many Optimist Members will directly participate in the implementation on of this project? How will Optimist Members directly participate?

Get in Touch. Get Assistancce.

Please use the form below and someone from the Michigan District Optimists Childhood Health & Wellness Committee will contact you. Be as concise as possible in the Message area.