Nov 15, 2016 2016-11-15
The Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award recognizes service-learning programs, including projects with long-term impact, which demonstrate outstanding youth leadership. The National Youth Leadership Council is seeking youth teams representing K–12 service-learning programs in which the service learning is tied to the curricula. The program should show a high level of youth initiative in all areas, including identifying an authentic need, planning the service, and putting the plan into action. The program will be evaluated on the following components of service learning: youth ownership, genuine community needs addressed, connections to learning objectives, reflection activities, and partnerships. Only young people involved in the prospective program may submit the nomination application. The winner will receive $1,000 to support the program, along with travel, lodging, and registration to attend the National Service-Learning Conference in Anaheim, California, on March 22–24, 2017. Interested applicants will find this opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: December 5, 2016, for applications