Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. announced a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to address social determinants that can substantially impact the health of our nation’s youth including food insecurity and access to healthy lifestyle information. Humana’s investment will also promote equity and inclusiveness to empower youth to reach their full potential.
Humana will provide nationwide support to activate Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Healthy Habits curriculum across their 4,700 Club footprint and will co-sponsor 10 community gardens to be designed, built and maintained by Club members with support from the local community as well as Humana’s members and employees.
“Humana is honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to address the holistic needs of youth in the communities we serve,” said Bruce Broussard, Humana President and CEO. “Together, we are co-creating solutions that provide the critical elements needed to promote healthy eating and physical activity leading to better health and community outcomes.” The co-created campaign called “Planting the Seed to Combat Food Insecurity,” will allow Humana employees and members to volunteer virtually (and eventually in person) to send messages of encouragement to BGCA children and provide them inspiration to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America prioritizes programs and partnerships that help youth develop skills, confidence and motivation to make healthier choices. At Boys & Girls Clubs, our programming empowers young people to make positive decisions, this includes creating and maintaining healthy habits,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Part of maintaining healthy habits is making sure kids and teens have access to good nutrition. We are so grateful to have Humana as a new partner. Their support will give young people the opportunity to learn about growing their own fruits and vegetables, helping us close the gap and address food insecurities across the nation.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a youth advocacy organization working to ensure that all kids and teens have the same opportunities to succeed in life. Serving 4.6 million young people annually, Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to equipping young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities at Clubs and at home, with the goal of encouraging young people to take small steps toward positive behavior change.
In 2022 and depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, Humana will co-sponsor community gardens at 10 Boys & Girls Clubs. Humana will engage its local members, employees and the community-at-large in the opportunity to volunteer and work side-by-side with Club youth. Those Clubs include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Suncoast – Saint Petersburg, FL
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley – Columbus, GA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana – Slidell, LA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana – Ruston, LA
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County – Oklahoma City, OK
- Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi, TX