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
Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.
Peace First is convening a global group of youth leaders between the ages of 13 and 25 to design a meaningful, youth-centered campaign in response to COVID-19. The organization is offering minigrants of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes enters its twentieth year of recognizing inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the United States and Canada. Established by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders, aged 8 to 18, who have made a significant, positive difference to people and the environment.