Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 28, 2013 - 9:50pm.
"State Farm and Youth Service America are offering grants for programs enhancing student achievement through service learning. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: K-12 public schools in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta. Deadline: June 23, 2013."
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 28, 2013 - 9:45pm.
"Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people between the ages of 16 and 22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. Each Ambassador will receive support, advocacy training in the nation's capital, and planning-guidance for their respective service projects.
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 28, 2013 - 9:39pm.
An international research report from Child Trends, the "World Family Map report summarizes data on family strengths and challenges, as well as important educational outcomes for children and youth across high- and low-income countries."
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 28, 2013 - 9:27pm.
"Youth engagement is a successful strategy in many places but remains underused in many others. Let's learn from those efforts so that we can do better, Karen Pittman says in her latest column for Youth Today."
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm.
Voting continues for creative youth-produced media submitted to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards by educators from around the world. The Audience Award is given away in each category, and YOU, the audience, have the power to decide which pieces best represent the artist's vision for driving positive change. To cast your vote, watch the media then share through Facebook and Twitter. Each like, share, tweet, and re-tweet count as votes. Winners will be announced on June 17.
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 2, 2013 - 11:55am.
"The Open Society Foundations' Youth Initiative is seeking proposals from organizations interested in developing and curating thematic pages on Youthpolicy.org, an online global youth portal that aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth-related policies around the world.
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 2, 2013 - 11:51am.
"The Afterschool Alliance and the Noyce Foundation invite applications for one of two $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Awards! As afterschool STEM programming grows around the nation, we would like to recognize programs that are clearly demonstrating their impact on participants. Such programs highlight the power of afterschool programs as key partners in STEM education reform and can also serve as best-practice models. Submission Deadline: May 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT."
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 2, 2013 - 11:44am.
"Go inside a high school classroom where students were asked to design a shoe! See how the design thinking process works, and how it can give students a valuable framework for solving problems and being innovative."
Submitted by wrivenburgh on May 2, 2013 - 11:33am.
"Children and young adults who do not receive adequate education are not able to thrive, and often become yet another statistic in the developing world’s challenges with poverty and sickness. But with widespread dissemination, education technology, or ed-tech, has the power to change that, giving students the opportunity to access educational resources that hold up to any world standard."