This opportunity for students to win grant money to develop ways to keep their peers in school through graduation just crossed our desk at ADE. The June 11 deadline is quickly approaching, but we wanted to make it known to schools and students anyway:
America’s Promise and sponsor AT&T Arkansas are looking for grant applications from Arkansas for this new grant program. The My Idea applications must be completed by high school age youth but they are required to work with a partner organization which will serve as the fiscal sponsor. The partners must be tax-exempt not-for-profit organizations or schools. Additional information and the grant application can be found at: http://www.americaspromise.org/myideagrants
While there is not a lot of time until the application deadline on Friday, June 11, you might have a project that could easily fit the criteria or know of a youth who would be a good applicant. The hope is that our youth will be much more receptive to ideas from their peers.
One in three American students fails to graduate on time. That’s approximately one every 26 seconds. To help combat this problem, America’s Promise Alliance and AT&T have recently launched the My Idea Grants Program
is part of Grad Nation, a campaign to mobilize America to end the dropout crisis and ensure that high school graduates are prepared for
college and a 21st century career. We are looking for the energy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment from young people to help solve the dropout crisis. My Idea Grants will empower high school-aged youth to examine the high school dropout crisis and take action to help more of their peers graduate on time – improving outcomes for themselves and their community. Underserved young people and their communities are the primary focus – where the need and opportunities are greatest.
National grants of $10,000-$20,000 will be awarded to 20 – 25 youth for best ideas submitted to help increase a community’s graduation rate
anywhere in the United States.
Posted by JJT.