YouthPower Grants (US applicants only)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Youth Service America (<a href="http://www.ysa.org/">http://www.ysa.org/</a>) (YSA) are pleased to announce YouthPower grants of up to $1,000 to support youth-led service projects. These grants support youth in foster care (ages 5-18) and youth who have recently transitioned out of foster care (ages 19-25) in planning and implementing service projects in their community.
Youth-serving organizations that have prior experience in working with youth in the foster care system are eligible to apply, provided that they that engage foster youth in planning and implementing a service project.
Service projects will take place as part of Global Youth Service Day on April 25-27, 2008. Projects can address themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a community need.
Applications are welcome from organizations in the US only. Please download application materials at <a href="http://www.ysa.org/awards">http://www.ysa.org/awards</a>.
Questions? Email YouthPower@ysa.org. Receipt deadline: October 1, 2007.
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