ALSC/Candlewick Press is offering“Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” grants of $3,000 to assist libraries conducting exemplary and replicable outreach to underserved populations through a new program or expansion of an existing program. Preference is given to programs serving special-population children, which may include children who have learning or physical differences, or speak English as a second language; those who are in a nontraditional school environment or a nontraditional family setting (such as teen parents, foster children, children in the juvenile justice system, and children in gay and lesbian families); and youth who need accommodation services to meet their needs.
The Amazon Future EngineerTeacher of the Year Awards will honor and recognize ten all-star teachers working diligently to help students in underserved and underrepresented communities pursue futures in computer science and robotics.
Every fall the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) launches a set of challenges in the NFTE World Series of Innovation. Students are invited to think big and submit ideas to advance the United Nations Global Goals, which together form a roadmap to a better future.
Through innovative and experiential education programs for K–12 students from under-resourced communities, Learning Undefeated sparks interest in STEM careers, building the workforce that will drive the innovation economy and bridging school, community, health, and business.