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To support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs.
Open to any afterschool program that meets the following requirements:
All activities must put students’ health and safety first by following COVID-related guidelines of federal, state, and local governments;
Grantees will engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects between December 2020 – May/June 2021;
Grantees agree to submit an online impact report by June 30, 2021;
Preference will be given to programs that engage a large percentage of youth from underserved communities;
Applicants should focus on engaging middle-school and high-school aged youth;
Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide. Afterschool coalitions are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for multiple grants;
Applicants must be based in the United States; and
Activities can take place any time between mid-December and the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We will provide additional planning resources to grantees for MLK Day of Service (January 18, 2021) and/or Global Youth Service Day (April 23-25, 2021); participation in both of these days is optional.
To recognize the additional time classroom teachers in a school district or nonprofit nonpublic school spent outside of normal working hours and additional costs classroom teachers have incurred or experienced to provide a continuity of learning during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.