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Posts dealing with issues related to D&D work done by, for, or with young people or students

Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program Invites Applications from Graduate Students in New England and California

Attention students of Environmental stakeholder planning! The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program (www.switzernetwork.org) has announced a one-year, $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees. Twenty Environmental Fellowships are awarded each year, ten in California and ten in New England. The foundation seeks to select students from different schools, programs, disciplines, and career tracks in each fellowship class. (continue)

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation Seeks Proposals For Education and Youth Programs in Los Angeles and Santa Clara Counties

The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation (http://www.fcfox.org/) has opened its Request for Proposals for nonprofits in Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties, California, for education and youth programs, including youth dialogue and deliberation. Grant awards for program support typically range from $5,000 to $20,000 each. The foundation expects to award up to a total of $200,000 in grant funds this cycle. (continue)

Oracle Education Foundation Invites Students and Teachers to Take Part in ThinkQuest International

The Oracle Education Foundation (www.oraclefoundation.org) has announced the opening of a new ThinkQuest competition, ThinkQuest International 2007, and invites students and teachers from around the globe to take part in this collaborative learning experience. The educational contest is open to students between the ages of 9 and 19 and their teacher-coaches from anywhere in the world. The program promotes collaboration and cross-cultural learning by encouraging students to team with peers in other regions to develop Web sites on educational topics. In the process of creating […] (continue)

Youth Service America Invites Applications for National & Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies

Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) invites applications from organizations interested in serving as Lead Agencies for National & Global Youth Service Day 2007, April 20-22 (www.ysa.org/nysd). Lead Agencies are organizations across the United States that increase the scope, visibility, and sustainability of National & Global Youth Service Day by leading city, regional, or statewide service projects. Past Lead Agencies have been successful in garnering national media attention, developing new partnerships, and engaging elected and public officials in their service and service-learning projects. Lead Agencies receive a […] (continue)

YouthRising Grant Program to Support High Risk Youth in Volunteer Service

Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/) have announced the launch of the YouthRising grant program. This opportunity offers grants of $2,000 for organizations in the United States to engage high risk and/or gang-involved youth (ages 12-25) in volunteer service to their communities. Community-based groups/organizations, local government agencies, schools, and faith-based groups that have prior experience and documented success working directly with high-risk and/or gang-involved youth are eligible to apply. The program seeks projects […] (continue)

Youth Service America Offers Youth Venture Funding

Through partial funding from the US Department of Justice, Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) and Youth Venture, Inc. (www.youthventure.org) are teaming up again to make every day National & Global Youth Service Day (www.ysa.org/nysd). The program is giving young people the opportunity to create sustainable National Youth Service Day projects for N&GYSD 2007,April 20-22. YSA and Youth Venture are offering funding to enable young people to engage in community service and make a difference in their world. Thirty awards of up to $1,000 in start-up funds […] (continue)

Training in Performance-Based Youth Decision-Making Coming Up in Nevada

ZIPoPo is an interactive performance program that combines scriptwriting, acting, directing and facilitating to teach ethical decision making skills through audience participation. ZIPoPo was developed in Russia, was shown on 22 television stations there and is now in 62 countries around the world. Shamil Fattakhov, the program creator, will be here from Russia to do the training. The program is ideal for teachers, counselors and youth programs. The program could be presented as part of school activities or after school programs. The manual includes the […] (continue)

New York City Opportunities Fund Offers Funding for Youth Organizing

The New York City Opportunities Fund is a funding pool developed by the Overbrook Foundation (www.overbrook.org), the Surdna Foundation (www.surdna.org), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (www.rbf.org), and the Merck Family Fund (www.merckff.org) and administered by the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (www.fcyo.org). NYCOF is open to New York City community organizing groups that are actively engaged in youth organizing, specifically in low-income communities, and will provide small grants to address typically unmet technical assistance needs and/or collaboration projects defined by youth organizing groups. Areas of interests […] (continue)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Seeks Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner for Anti-Gang Grant Effort

The Massachusetts legislature recently provided $11 million for anti-gang grants through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative. The Executive Office of Public Safety (http://www.mass.gov/eops/) is the lead agency for implementation of this anti-gang effort. To enhance the effectiveness of this initiative, EOPS will make available up to $250,000 in Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant funds to gather and share knowledge on youth violence and to work with Local Action Research Partner grantees and Shannon CSI grantees to improve overall program success and outcomes. A […] (continue)

New CIRCLE Paper on Influence of Institutions on Youth Civic Engagement Available Online

A new CIRCLE Working Paper edited by Peter Levine and James Youniss collects 14 short essays by leading scholars in political science, psychology, education, communications, and sociology. Each of the 14 short essays suggests ways to expand the study of youth civic engagement to include institutions and cultural contexts as well as the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of individual youth. The collection, entitled “Youth Civic Engagement: An Institutional Turn,”can be found here: www.civicyouth.org/research/products/working_papers.htm (continue)

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