Friday, June 12, 2009

Project Ignition Service-Learning Grant Due June 30th

Service-Learning Folks,


This is a great program and opportunity!!! Last year CA had a number of great submissions…Two of which were selected to be in the top 25 … Check out Bella Vista High School, Alert + Aware = Alive and Eureka  high school's  Drive 2 Stay Alive  2008-09 entry… Eureka was in the top 10, and as such, they were sent to the National S-L Conference to showcase their program!!


Michael Brugh, CalServe Program Director

California Department of Education,

CalServe Initiative, Suite 6408

1430 N Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Ph. (916) 319-0543

FX. (916)  323-6061

Supported by a grant from the Corporation for National Service, Learn and Serve America


From: Melissa Mitchell []
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:00 PM
To: K-12 Service Learning
Subject: [k12-sl] National grant opportunity


Traffic accidents are the number #1 killer of teens. Your students can help stop these largely preventable tragedies. We are sharing this information with your association in hopes you can pass on the information to any public high schools who may wish to apply. Thank you for your assistance.


Encourage Teen- Driver Safety -- National Grant Competition Apply now!

Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm Companies Foundation and the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), is an annual competition for high school students to promote teen-driver safety. We invite your high schools to apply now. Teams of students create "awareness campaigns" that employ any type or combination of media—television commercials, radio spots, print ads, direct mail, web sites, special events, hip-hop performances, art exhibitions and more. To participate, school-based teams submit their proposals to NYLC. The top 25 teams will be notified in September and receive a $2,000 grant to turn their proposals into a real campaign. Those campaigns are then judged in January, 2010, with the top 10 teams each awarded an additional $5,000 to attend NYLC's National Service Learning Conference, where they present their campaigns to a national audience in March, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The campaign chosen as Best of the Best earns that school another $10,000 grant to continue its teen driver safety efforts. The application form is less than 3 pages, so apply now!

Application Deadline: June 30, 2009 for the 2009–2010 school year.

To apply go to and download a form.

For more info, call Michael VanKeulen at 651-999-7378 or

For information about NYLC go to



Thank you so much for your time!


Melissa Mitchell
Program Coordinator
National Youth Leadership Council
1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite D300
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-999-7356
Fax: 651-631-2955

Serve. Learn. Change the World.

Apply for a Project Ignition grant and receive up to $2,000 for your school to complete a teen driver safety campaign! For more info visit or ~ Applications are due June 30, 2009.

Join us at the 6th Annual Urban Service-Learning Institute August 5-7, 2009, New Foundations Charter School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  


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