Winter is dragging on in Minnesota – so we’re looking for sunshine. And what would be more sun shiny than some funding to help you integrate service-learning into the classroom…
Student Service Learning Projects in the U.S. and Canada Funded
State Farm Youth Advisory Board National Grant Program
The Youth Advisory Board National Grant Program funds student-led service-learning projects throughout the United States and in the provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario in Canada. Each grant request must fall under one of the following issue areas, chosen by the board itself: community safety and natural disaster preparedness, environmental responsibility, accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap, social health and wellness issues, and financial literacy. Public K-12, charter, and higher education institutions are eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to interact with students in public K-12 schools. Programs must be youth-driven and youth-led, so youth involvement and leadership is imperative. Grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. Applications must be submitted online by May 3, 2013. Visit the Youth Advisory Board website for application guidelines.
(We find out about these through the Grant Station!)