Healthy Island Youth Initiative
Island County Public Health (lead agency) and South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation (fiscal sponsor) have partnered with South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District, Coupeville School District and North Whidbey Pool, Parks and Recreation District to provide scholarships to youths from families unable to afford the registration costs of organized physical activities.
Funds for these scholarships were donated by various organizations in Island County (see the logos on this page).
Places to Play Map
Check out the new HIYI Scholarship Story Map: Places to Play
HIYI Scholarships can be requested to cover registration fees, equipment vouchers, and other expenses that are a barrier to a child/youth pursuing an organized physical activity anywhere throughout Island County. The HIYI Scholarship Program provides assistance to children and youths from low-income families who are not currently being served by an existing scholarship or fee waiver programs. To apply for a physical activity scholarship, please complete and submit the application.
National Youth Sports Strategy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.
To help raise awareness about the NYSS and organizations whose work aligns with the vision, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition are recognizing NYSS Champions for their work promoting and supporting youth sports.
There is a limit to one scholarship per applicant for a maximum amount of $200 per quarter, $400 yearly. Individuals may apply for consecutive quarters. Scholarships are limited to individuals only, groups and organizations are not eligible. View the HIYI Fact Sheet for more information.
Donating to the Scholarship
Donations to this scholarship are tax-deductible, as South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is our fiscal sponsor. Donations can be made payable to: South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, with a note on the memo line directing it to the "HIYI Scholarship Fund." Mail to South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260.
Scan the QR Code below to donate to HIYI on the South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation website.
HIYI Scholarship Fund