There's still time to apply for the Sprint Character Education Grant Program. Applications are due on February 5, 2010, and the application is easy to complete. There are very few grants specifically designated for character education - so we hope that you take advantage of this opportunity!
The Sprint Foundation is offering grants for K-12 public schools and school districts. The grant funds character education teacher training and curriculum as well as projects for service learning and leadership/mentor training. This opportunity fits perfectly with CHARACTER COUNTS! and is an excellent opportunity to begin or enhance your CC! initiative. Several schools and districts used the Sprint Grant to do just that in last year's application cycle.
Individual schools may apply for grants up to $5,000, and school districts may apply for grants up to $25,000. Again, the grant is limited to public schools and school districts - which includes public charter schools - for projects and activities in the 2010-2011 school year.
Applications are available online now at: http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/education/character/index.html. Specific questions about the grant should be directed to the Sprint Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer consultative support on shaping your desired CHARACTER COUNTS! implementation plan to meet the priorities of the grant. If you plan to apply, please call our national office at (800) 711-2670 so we can be of assistance to you!