The American Heart Association Sweethearts are high school girls who actively participate in a program designed to teach them about heart healthy lifestyles and the prevention of heart disease through education and volunteerism. Through the Sweetheart program, these young ladies learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
During their tenure as Sweethearts, they focus on the goals of the American Heart Association and how to implement them on a daily basis in their lives. Each month, the Sweethearts participate in both educational programs and volunteerism with the assistance of many local sponsors and the American Heart Association.
View the Sweethearts Program 2014-2015 calendar.
In addition to these requirements and equally as important, Sweethearts are interested in learning about their community, volunteering their time, making lifelong friends, and learning about “heart” health. They serve as representatives of their families, schools, peers, and the American Heart Association and as models for good behavior, ethics, and moral standards.
As a fundraiser for the American Heart Association Des Moines Heart Ball, Sweethearts will help fundraise throughout the course of the program. While Sweethearts, they also earn community service/education hours each centered around learning more about becoming advocates for heart health in their generation.
Sweethearts are invited and selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Young ladies who are interested in becoming participants in the Sweetheart program should contact the American Heart Association at 515-265-4567.
Applications can be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DesMoines-SweetheartApplication