Monday, April 12, 2010

Grants and Awards

Parade All America High School Service Team (Deadline: April 14)

Do you know a high school student who is making a big difference in the community?  They can be nominated (or self-nominate) for the Parade All America High School Service Team. PARADE Magazine and The LEAGUE (a national youth service-learning organization which empowers young people to make a positive difference in their communities) are seeking nominations for a new form of award, The All America High School Service Team, to recognize students who have made exemplary contributions in the service areas of: health, education, environment, economics or community.   These students show service as a solution to solve community problems and the power of stories to inspire others to action. All nominations must be received online by April 14, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Nominations will be scored by independent reviewers based on impact of using service to solve community problems.  Final winners will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of leaders from across sectors and will be invited to receive an award and accept the challenge of a task: developing their own ideas as a national group for promoting service and service-learning in schools nationwide. The 15 winning students will be invited to travel to Washington DC with a parent or teacher for a special ceremony on June 9. or


MetLife Afterschool Innovator Award (Deadline: April 23)

The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are partnering to develop and disseminate a series of Issue Briefs that address topics related to middle school youth and afterschool programs. Awards will be given out by the Afterschool Alliance in conjunction with the 2010 Lights On Afterschool and each recipient will receive an award of $5,000 to be used to continue or improve upon the highlighted program. Nominate a program by April 23, 2010 for a chance to receive a MetLife Afterschool Innovator Award and be highlighted in one of our Issue Briefs. Categories include: Providing Multiple Benefits for Middle School Students, Promoting health and wellness for pre-teens and teens, Preparing middle school youth for college and careers, and Merging middle school programs and STEM.

World of Children Founder's Youth Award (Deadline: May 1)
The World of Children Awards program was created to recognize and elevate those selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children here in the USA and across the globe, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries. The 2010 Founder's Youth Award - maximum grant of up to $25,000 - recognizes youth that are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Nominee must be under the age of 21, and must have an existing non-profit organization in good standing, which can receive grant funds if awarded.

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