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Grants to USA K-12 Schools for Service Learning Projects

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Funding Source
State Farm and Youth Service America
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Important Dates
Deadline: 05/08/15 Save

Grant Description
Grants of $5,000 to USA K-12 schools to support their efforts to create a culture of meaningful learning through service. Funding is intended to help schools use service-learning as a strategy to meet state academic standards and teach career and workforce readiness skills, while aligning service-learning activities with other innovative educational strategies or methods.

On June 30th, 2015 (tentative), YSA will convene the principals, head of schools, or superintendents from the 20 schools for a service-learning leadership forum/training in Washington, DC. This training will follow a “train-the-trainer” approach and will prepare administrators to train their staff how to implement and evaluate meaningful service in their school.

They will be required to lead a training(s) for their staff during professional development or in-service workshops throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
K-12 public schools (elementary, middle, or high school) in the 50 U.S. states and DC with an administrator (principal, head of school, or superintendent) who commits to:
- Provide service-learning training to their staff.
- Convene and work with a service-learning team that includes another administrator, students, a guidance counselor, at least five teachers representing different departments or grade levels, parents, and community partners – including a State Farm representative.

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Term of Contract
2015-2016 academic year.

Contact Information
Scott Ganske

Youth Service America
1101 15th St., NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20005

RFP & Supporting Documents
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