Youth Leaders for Literacy

Posted on September 8, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Youth Leaders for Literacy to Awards Grants for Student-Led Projects
Deadline: November 24, 2006

Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association (<a href="http://www.nea.org/">http://www.nea.org/</a>) and Youth Service America (<a href="http://www.ysa.org/">http://www.ysa.org/</a>) to help youth direct their enthusiasm and creativity into reading-related service projects.

Grant applications should propose youth leadership in developing and implementing a literacy project that begins on NEA’s Read Across America Day, March 2, 2007, and culminates on YSA’s National Youth Service Days (<a href="http://www.ysa.org/nysd/">http://www.ysa.org/nysd/</a>), April 20-22.

The National Education Association will award twenty grants of $500 each to support student-led initiatives.

Applicants aged 21 or younger can apply either as individuals or groups. Youth should be involved in preparing and submitting the grant application.

To be eligible for grant funds, applicants must include a scheduled activity (e.g., read-aloud session, trip to the library, book-making, etc.) for each week of the project period as part of the proposed service project.

Complete program information, examples of funded projects, and application guidelines are available at the NEA Web site.

RFP Link: <a href="http://www.nea.org/readacross/volunteer/">http://www.nea.org/readacross/volunteer/</a>

For additional RFPs in Children and Youth, visit: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml">http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml</a>


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