TSET has opened a new statewide funding opportunity for programs that promote youth character development for students in grades 3-8.
TSET is seeking proposals from organizations to deliver character-building programs that strengthen leadership and decision-making skills for young Oklahomans.
Healthy habits learned early last into adulthood. Investments in helping young people have confidence in healthy choices supports TSET’s mission of preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity.
“Character development efforts have been shown to encourage healthy behavior and decision-making across the board, preparing children and teens to stand strong in the face of outside pressure for risky behaviors and negative health behaviors,” said Julie Bisbee, executive director of TSET. “Today’s youth face more challenges than ever, and investing in Oklahoma’s children helps put us on a path to ensure a strong start.”
Up to $1 million of funding per year is available through this opportunity over a four and half year period, depending upon funding availability.
TSET's objective is to fund 35-50 sites across Oklahoma devoted to character development and education for students in grades 3-8.