Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants

Posted by on November 17, 2008

The NEA/YSA Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants deadline has been extended to November 20, 2008 to give student organizers time to complete and turn in their project proposals.

The Youth Leaders for Literacy Grant is a $500 award for youth-led literacy projects. Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) and Youth Service America (YSA) 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, 2009, and culminates on YSA’s Global Youth Service Day, April 24-26, 2009. During the six-week program period and beyond, we hope to create a groundswell of literacy service in communities across the country.

The NEA and Youth Service America developed the Youth Leaders for Literacy program in 2001 to encourage and celebrate literacy service of our nation’s young people, and to provide them with resources to conduct reading-related activities that benefit others. Making a difference in the lives of America’s children is what the relationship between the NEA and YSA is all about.

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