New STEM-Focused Service Learning Funds Available for Middle Schools

From Engaged for Success: Service Learning as a Tool for High School Drop Out Prevention (PDF)

From Engaged for Success: Service Learning as a Tool for High School Drop Out Prevention (PDF)

Youth Service America is looking to fund middle-school based service learning projects incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula.

Middle school teachers, administrators, service learning coordinators and after-school staff in select states can apply for $5000 in funding to engage kids in grades six through eight in a semester-long service-learning project geared towards environmental issues.

The grants, called STEMester of Service Grants, aim to address community problems in states with the highest school dropout rates while encouraging kids to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

According to the website, environmental concerns can include green space availability, health effects, climate change, and Continue reading

Global Youth Service Day!

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Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is taking place from April 24 to 26, and according to organizers, is the largest annual service event in the world. The annual days of service aim to “highlight and celebrate the difference youth make in their communities year-round through community service and service-learning.”

This weekend, estimated millions of young people will participate in and lead service projects in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries.

In partnership with families, schools, community organizations, faith-based communities, and businesses, the young people will address critical issues such as global climate change, homelessness, poverty, health, hunger, homelessness, education and illiteracy.

Youth spokesperson Miley Cyrus has been promoting GYSD this year — learn more about her involvement and check out her blog.

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