Archive for December, 2011

January is National Mentoring Month

DATE December 29, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for […]

Scholastic Book Grants

DATE December 29, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadline: Ongoing The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need. The Company’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations. […]

Captain Planet Environmental Grants

DATE December 29, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadline:  January 15 The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in […]

Scholastic Book Grants

DATE December 9, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadline: Ongoing The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need. The Company’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations. […]

Splashlife Lincoln Awards

DATE December 9, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadlines: Dec. 15, Jan. 15, Feb. 14 Identifying, honoring and supporting the next wave of entrepreneurs to help them take charge of America’s future. As announced at the White House Youth Entrepreneur Summit, Splashlife is giving out $2,500 Lincoln Awards to support entrepreneurs aged 35 or younger. All business ideas will come from their members […]

Sodexo Youth Grants

DATE December 9, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

YSA will award 100 Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to support youth-led service projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). 16.2 million children in the United States live at risk of hunger. YSA and Sodexo are calling on young people, ages […]

NYLC Webinar: Designing Academically Rigorous Service-Learning

DATE December 9, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:00pm Central NYLC staff will share a process for writing academically rigorous service-learning curriculum for K-12 students. Explore how to use a backward design curriculum development model that links service and educational standards. Learn from vivid real-life examples of successful programs, sample service-learning projects, and discuss common challenges and opportunities […]