Disney Minnie Grants for Youth Service

Posted by on May 4, 2009

Global Youth Service Day was a resounding success as millions of youth changed the world this past weekend. Lasting three days, April 24-26, thousands of events around the world celebrated and recognized the contributions young people make to their communities every day of the year. 1,950 GYSD projects were registered at http://www.GYSD.org, almost twice as many projects as in 2008.

So, what’s next?

You can start planning for a project to take place in September-November 2009 and apply for the next round of Disney Minnie Grants.

A special note for the higher education community – any project that engages youth 5-14 as leaders is eligible – for example, if you’re primarily working with college students to organize the project, but are engaging youth 5-14 in planning and implementing the project, you are eligible.

Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to offer the Disney Minnie Grants to fund children’s efforts to improve their communities. These grants of $500 are for children (ages 5-14) or the organizations that engage them, to implement youth-led service projects that address the issues of Poverty, Hunger, Education, Environment, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Community Development, and Disaster Prevention & Relief.  Applications are accepted from all over the world.  Projects will take place in the months of September-November 2009.

Accepting applications through June 15.
Apply online at http://www.ysa.org/awards
Questions? Email MinnieGrant@ysa.org

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