Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Youth Leadership Opportunity: Apply Today for the Power of Youth Challenge

Apply now for the
Power of Youth Challenge:
 COVID-19 Response Grants

Apply now for the Power of Youth Challenge to create and lead service projects safely from home in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

America‚Äôs Promise Alliance has launched a new set of mini grants of $250 each as part of the Power of Youth Challenge.
The Power of Youth Challenge, which is made possible through support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, encourages and inspires youth-led remote service projects related to COVID-19 that young people can lead safely from home.
Through the Power of Youth Challenge, young people (ages 13-18) across the U.S. can identify a need in their communities related to COVID-19 and apply for a grant to help them put a remote service project into action.
Help us spread the word about this critical opportunity! Visit the website for more information and links to apply.
*Service projects do not need to be completed by May 20 in order to apply*

The #PowerofYouth Challenge is literally designed and powered by youth for youth.  Young people who have had some experience and traction with service have shaped this initiative to encourage others to serve, to learn more about the causes of an injustice or challenge and to take action against it. 
The (Youth) Steering Committee is the design team, identifying what they needed as they got started and creating avenues for coaching others to act on their passions. They are joined by a larger (Youth)  Council who are the coaches who review the applications and offer suggestions about how to make theirs strong enough for the $250 mini-grant.