Grants for Initiatives That Support Middle School Education
All Points North Foundation recognizes the vital importance of the middle school years in shaping the future of our nation’s youth and focuses its grantmaking on public middle school education (grades 6–8), especially in underserved communities, whether urban or rural, through two priorities: preparing and retaining middle school teachers in an ever-changing education climate; and helping students grow both academically and socially/emotionally. To begin the application process, grantseekers must submit a two-page concept paper that clearly articulates the organization’s goals, presents a clear plan for achieving results, and tracks outcomes and impacts with specific metrics on the people and communities served. The foundation considers grant requests ranging from $20,000 to $60,000.
Deadlines: Concept paper may be submitted at any time; Letter of Intent (LOI) by June 1, 2021. Invitation to submit a grant application will be sent by September 1, 2021
International Women’s Day has been commemorated across the world on March 8 since 1911, and every United States President has marked March as Women’s History Month since 1995. Although the right to vote is a common topic of study in classrooms when students examine women’s history, many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women’s history in the United States encompasses. On the next page, you’ll find five sources for freelessons and other resources for diving deeply into women’s triumphs in every arena.
The Amazon Future Engineer program works to increase access to computer science (CS) education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. High school seniors who want to study computer science can apply for one of a hundred $40,000 scholarships offered through the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program.
Girls Who Game (GWG) is an extracurricular program sponsored by Dell Technologies, Intel, and Microsoft that provides an opportunity for girls in grades 4–8 and underserved students across North America to learn more about gaming as a learning tool, while developing their global competencies, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.