Archive for May, 2013

Kelloggsville Students Tackle Homelessness Through Art

DATE May 23, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

By Sheila McGrath | Advance Newspapers on May 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM, updated May 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM A dozen 6-foot-tall houses have sprung up outside Kelloggsville High School, reminding all who see them that some people have no place to call home. The structures were built and painted as part of “House is […]

Kelloggsville Community Garden Planting – May 31

DATE May 22, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

Dear Friends of Kelloggsville Community Garden, If it works into your schedule please stop by the garden on Friday May 31 from 12:30 – 3:00. We will be planting 12 raised beds and our vine pumpkin, gourd, zucchini patch. Students from West Elementary will be arriving every 30 minutes after lunch till the end of […]

Godfrey-Lee Students Build Wheelchair Ramp

DATE May 17, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

8th Grade students from Godfrey-Lee Middle School put their math lessons to use in the real world to help a community member today.  Teachers Nichole Steinman, Tammy Annis and Mike Donovan, and their students, partnered with Disability Advocates and builders from Home Repair Services to help a community member gain some independence.  In addition to […]

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!

DATE May 9, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

Thanks to all the fabulous YEZ teachers for all the GREAT work you are doing in your classrooms and communities!

Amway’s Who Cares Challenge: Youth Leadership Contest

DATE May 1, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

Amway will honor 10 youth change-makers in the United States and Canada. The contest is open to youth ages 13 – 22. Applicants will be narrowed down through public voting to a group of 100 entries. Charity partner Free The Children will then select 10 winners to receive $10,000 each to give to the nonprofit […]

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants

DATE May 1, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation makes grants to organizations that embrace a similar mission of creating communities, systems, and nations in which all children have an equitable and promising future; one in which all children thrive. Their grants fund programs and projects that support children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel […]

Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants

DATE May 1, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. The principal focus of foundation grants will be to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of new quality skateboard parks and facilities, located in low-income communities in the United States. The deadline to […]

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants

DATE May 1, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives Purchasing […]

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants

DATE May 1, 2013 LEAVE A COMMENT

If you’re organization or school has a great idea for a service-learning project that will impact student achievement in YOUR community, apply for a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grant. The grants range in size from $25,000-$100,000, and must address the root cause of one of the following issue areas: access to higher education/ […]