Media Release
May 11, 2021
Contact: Koko Mackin
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards $252,000 in Grants to Address Childhood Obesity
BIRMINGHAM, AL – In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program is awarding $252,000 in grants to 26 schools statewide enrolling students in grades K through sixth for the 2021-2022 school year. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year. More than 12,200 students will benefit from the program. Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000.

Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded over $2.3 million in 253 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting more than 119,000 students.

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2021-2022 school year:
School City County
Andalusia Elementary Andalusia Covington
Asbury Elementary Albertville Marshall
Columbia Elementary Madison Madison
Dannelly Elementary Montgomery Montgomery
Edgewood Elementary Selma Dallas
Greenville Middle Greenville Butler
Greenwood Middle Bessemer Jefferson
Hackleburg Elementary Hackleburg Marion
Highland Avenue Elementary Montgomery Montgomery
Highland Home School Highland Home Crenshaw
Homewood Middle Homewood Jefferson
Horseshoe Bend High New Site Tallapoosa
Hueytown Intermediate Hueytown Jefferson
I3 Academy Birmingham Jefferson
James L. Cowart Elementary Athens Limestone
Monroe Intermediate Lower Peach Tree Monroe
Moody Elementary Moody St. Clair
Moundville Elementary Moundville Hale
Pleasant Home School Andalusia Covington
Saraland Elementary Saraland Mobile
Valley Head School Valley Head DeKalb
Vina School Vina Franklin
Wedowee Middle Wedowee Randolph
West Decatur Elementary Decatur Morgan
Wetumpka Middle Wetumpka Elmore
Wilson Hall Middle Grove Hill Clarke

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