Youth Service America Invites K-12 Educators to Apply for Sodexo Foundation School Engagement Grant. Application due July 15, 2012
Programs funded through the grant will engage teachers and students, grades K-12, in a semester of service learning about childhood hunger in their community. The program framework is designed to engage students in a minimum of seventy hours of service and learning over a period of at least ten to fourteen weeks.
Successful grantees will attend YSA's Youth Service Institute in Houston, October 17-19, 2012 (travel and training fees are included in the grant); design a semester of service that uses YSA's research-supported IPARD/C service-learning model and launches during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 10-18, 2012) through Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28, 2013); involve students in either direct service-learning projects (e.g., students preparing food for hungry children), and/or indirect service-learning projects (e.g., students packing food boxes at their local food bank), and/or research and advocacy service-learning projects (e.g., students meeting with elected officials to urge support for additional food subsidies for low-income families); focus on school-required academic standards in at least one content area (the suggested areas for the program are civics, social studies, and language arts, although other content areas may also be proposed); commit to involve a minimum of twenty students engaged on a continual and regular basis in the semester of service; encourage student ownership and leadership at all stages of the service program; and establish partnership(s) between participating schools and local community-based organizations and/or resources addressing food insufficiency.
Grantees will receive a $5,000 grant award to support professional development in service-learning, project planning and implementation, and demonstration/sharing of outcomes; eligibility for recognition through the establishment of annual awards designed to further enhance both outreach and replicability of the program; and YSA training and resources.
Visit the YSA Web site for complete program guidelines, grantee requirements, and the application form.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Education
Secondary Subject(s): Community Improvement/Development, Children and Youth, Human Services, Elementary and Secondary Education
Geographic Funding Area: National
Posted June 20, 2012 via Foundation Center - PND
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