Peace First is offering Rapid Response Minigrants for youth-centered projects and campaigns that respond to secondary effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic in communities. The projects should focus on a specific problem or injustice, such as addressing educational needs with schools closed, delivering food to elderly residents, or launching digital mental health campaigns for young people feeling isolated at home. The projects may be currently active or may start within three months after applying, with the main goals to be completed in a three-month period. Exceptions will be made to time requirements due to restrictions caused by the virus. Young people aged 13–25 in the United States, US territories, and beyond are eligible to participate as individuals or teams. The application requires a detailed plan on how the project will be carried out, including showing courage and compassion, and how requested funds will be used.
Deadline: Rolling; decisions made within two weeks following submission of application
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Events of the past year have made clear that the work of civic educators—to empower youth with the ability to make positive change—is now more urgent than ever. Oftentimes, we see something that’s unjust and wonder, Where do I go? What do I do?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.