Foundation / Corporation
Youth Service America
Grants for $5,000 for teachers and after school program facilitators who educate and involve their middle school students about the needs of the community. The purpose of this grant is to support a semester-long service-learning framework in which students learn about a critical community issue and connect it to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curricula, in order to increase student academic achievement.
Schools must have a large population of disadvantaged youth and be located in one of the 19 states with the highest dropout rates: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wyoming.
An example of a previously funded project is the Lincoln IB World School: Fort Collins, CO Middle School. Students examined water quality and quantity in their community, researched issues surrounding the proposed construction of a new dam, Glade Reservoir and established a Conversation Café for community members to debate and share their opinions. Students brought together experts and community members and debated the issue while raising public awareness and knowledge about this issue of great importance to the community and the environment.
GrantWatch ID#: 125572
Projects must launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).
USA: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Delaware; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Louisiana; Michigan; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; Washington, DC; Washington; Wyoming