Thursday, August 12, 2010

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants $1,000

State Farm and Youth Service America are asking young people to be “good neighbors” by partnering with their schools and community organizations to create and implement local programs addressing critical issues.

The State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant funds youth-led service-learning programs, a teaching and learning strategy designed to increase academic achievement and workplace readiness by connecting service to community with school-based curricula. Students partner with other youth, their teachers, nonprofit leaders, local government, and the media, to identify and address significant issues on a local, national, and global scale.

YSA will offer 125 grants of up to $1,000 to well-planned service projects that make curricular connections and provide opportunities for youth leadership. Each granted project will culminate on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), an international event occurring in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries, April 15-17, 2011. State Farm is the GYSD presenting sponsor for the United States.

Grant applications will be available early August 2010.  Click here for more info

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