Youth Service America Invites Applications for State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants
State Farm and Youth Service America are offering grants of up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public schools in all fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Each grant will engage participating youth in service-learning, a teaching and learning strategy that helps to promote student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. The State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants encourage semester-long projects — a "Semester of Service" — that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).
Applicants must be a teacher, service-learning coordinator, or student (age 5 to 25) in a K-12 public school; or a staff member or youth in a community-based organization working within a K-12 public school. Projects must serve a real community need and have intentional learning goals (content or academic standards that students will meet by developing and implementing the service-learning project). Students should participate in a meaningful way at every stage of the project.
Up to one hundred and twenty-five grants will be awarded; at least ten to fifteen grants will support projects addressing teen driver safety issues.
YSA will host two application training Webinars, September 27 and October 13, 2011, for applicants to learn more about developing a successful project application.
Visit the YSA Web site for complete program guidelines, project planning resources, the eligibility quiz and application, and to register for a Webinar training session.
Link to Complete RFP