Grants to Engage Youth in Meaningful Service Activities
Youth Service America is now accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service Weekend (January 18–21,2019). Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth-development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools or school districts grant funding and capacity-building training to effectively recruit and engage young people in meaningful service activities. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to activate a minimum of 500 youth during the MLK Day weekend. Applicants should focus on engaging youth in middle school and high school, especially those from underserved communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide and must be based in the United States. Grantees are encouraged to address issues of economic opportunity and financial literacy, but projects can address any issue important to the applicant’s local community.
Deadline: November 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (ET), for applications
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