Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Ohio have made significant strides enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. Among Ohio Club members, for example, 70 percent reported eating more than two servings of fruit per day, compared to 32 percent of youth nationally.
Thanks to the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the following Clubs will receive grants to implement the Triple Play program:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Dayton
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
- J. Ashburn, Jr. Boys & Girls Club
- Milo-Grogan Boys & Girls Club
- Upper Arlington and Metro
- KIPP-Connect Boys & Girls Club
- Pheasant Run Boys & Girls Club
“At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, we are working to ensure Ohio youth have an opportunity to live a healthier life,” said Dr. Tiffany Inglis, medical director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. “Through our Foundation, we are taking a proactive approach to adolescent health that takes into consideration social and environmental factors that impact well-being, and providing access to resources and support that foster greater awareness about the benefits of leading a healthier lifestyle that can positively impact their future.”
As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the program’s three components deliver on the belief that whole child health fosters young people’s ability to gain diverse knowledge, skills, and protective factors that enable them to overcome barriers to wellness, resulting in positive future health outcomes.
“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’s continued support of Triple Play has enabled us to continuously build and implement a whole child development approach,” said Jennifer Bateman, National Vice President of Youth Development Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Through the partnership, we’re enabling Ohio youth in all communities statewide to develop the healthy habits, and social and emotional skills to lead a healthy lifestyle for life.”
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening communities. Over the summer, the Foundation awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus a $25,000 grant to expand the Triple Play program for local youth.
Through Triple Play, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation aims to create positive outcomes for youth, families and communities that are sustained over time. Together, the partnership seeks to level the playing field to enable all youth to achieve great futures.
The Triple Play grants are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America from The Anthem Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation’s parent company.