Supporting Youth Leaders with Rapid Response Grants
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. Peace First has also kicked off a series of video calls and webinars to help young people who are feeling isolated connect with youth leaders around the world, share best practices in digital organizing, and co-create projects to respond to COVID-19. In addition, the Peace First team is creating a resource list for young people seeking project-planning support, public health information, tips on building community digitally, and ideas to care for mental health while practicing social distancing. Plus, the organization is reaching out to parents and educators around the world to provide a digitalcurriculum to students experiencing disruption in their education.
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.
NextNotes is a national program, sponsored by the American Composers Forum, to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music of all styles. Talented young artists convene as a cohort and receive mentorship, scholarship funds, and recognition through a national awards ceremony.
Apply today for the Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together 2021. The annual Sphere Summit is a full-scholarship professional development program for educators of grades 5–12 that will take place June 27–July 1 and July 25–July 29 in Washington, DC. The summit will offer a hybrid experience, which will allow for both in-person and online attendance.