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Service learning grants—up to $500!

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Service learning grants—up to $500!

With generous support for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Youth Service Alliance (YSA) will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs.

Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program in the United States that meets the following requirements:

  • Engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects between November 2019-May 2020
  • Submit an online impact report by May 31, 2020
  • Engage a large percentage of youth from underserved communities
  • Focus on engaging middle and high-school aged youth

Activities can take place any time between November 1 and the end of the 019-2020 school year. We will provide additional planning resources to grantees for MLK Day of Service (January 20, 2020) and/or Global Youth Service Day (April 14-16, 2020); participation in both of these days is optional.

For assistance in preparing your application, please review YSA’s Youth Changing the World Toolkit and other free planning tools in the YSA Knowledge Center. For project ideas, please visit YSA’s Idea Center.

View the scoring rubric that we will use to review your grant application.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m., your local time. Please contact Karen Daniel, Vice President of Programs, with application questions at kdaniel@ysa.org.

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