Living Drug Free: Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

DATE October 24, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute […]

Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants

DATE October 23, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

The Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants program, an initiative of The Nature Conservancy, supports the building, amendment or revitalization of gardens on school campuses throughout the U.S.The program provides cash grants of $1,000 to $2,000. Click here for more information!


DATE October 23, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

The 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference March 30 – April 2, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN Hyatt Regency Minneapolis        Do you have a service-learning project to showcase? These science fair-style presentations are sure to ignite the imagination of fellow conference attendees. Apply by Friday, November 13 to […]

Celebrate My Drive Grants

DATE September 21, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

Entry Period: October 12-25 Celebrate My Drive® encourages teens to make positive choices as they begin driving, like 2N2 — 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. Enter October 12-25, 2015, for a chance to win a $100,000 grant and an Echosmith concert for your high school by showing State Farm how […]

Kent ISD and Lowell Rock Orchestra Selected for Arts Advocacy Award

DATE September 21, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

State Farm® Youth Advisory Board Grants $83,750 to Service Learning Project by School News Network   Lowell Area Schools, MI —  Student musicians joined educators on stage Oct. 23 as State Farm representatives present a check to Kent ISD to fund the Rock Orchestra Arts Advocacy Project. The grant will help orchestra students and their […]

Rock Orchestra Arts Advocacy Project

DATE September 21, 2015 LEAVE A COMMENT

Through an innovative Rock Orchestra Retreat, Camp and Performances, student musicians will advocate for arts education in the State Farm service – learning initiative.  The project will increase support and enrollment in music education in urban schools. Student musicians will (a) inspire minority youth living in poverty to enroll in music programs (b) increase youth […]

‘Best Prom Ever’ — Sparta Special Ed students plan big dance for teens, adults with disabilities


SPARTA, Mich. — Since 2004, Renne Wyman’s special education students at Sparta High School have taken on a unique class project. Dubbed the “Best Prom Ever”, the class takes on every last detail of organizing and planning a prom for teens and adults with disabilities. “There’s a lot of people who really enjoy it,” said […]

Climate Education Tool Kit


The Youth Service America Climate Education Week Toolkit is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two highlighted activities […]

Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants


Deadline: May 8 YSA and State Farm are looking for administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their school. We will select 20 K-12 public schools to be recognized as Good Neighbor Innovation Schools. Each selected school will receive a $5,000 grant to support their efforts to authentically engage […]

April is National Garden Month


National Garden Month is a time to spread the word about the importance of garden-based education in our communities. We all want our children to be healthy. Let’s teach them where healthful food comes from. Most importantly, let’s teach them HOW to grow this food themselves – empowering them to be stewards of the environment […]