Good Neighbor YOUth In Driver Seat Grants

May 30, 2013       The NonProfit Times       [post_view]       0

Youth Service America (YSA) is teaming up with State Farm for the YOUth In Driver Seat program, a service and learning program that includes training, ongoing support and consultation, and a $1,500 grant to implement a 14 week project that encourages safe driving habits, service to the community, and student achievement.

Features of the program include:

  • Participating teachers and their students will engage in a 14 week YOUth in the Driver Seat Semester of Service™, a service and learning program focused on teen driver safety.
  • Educators will attend a one-day training prior to beginning the program, to learn about its elements and expectations and to network with their peers from around the country who are also implementing the program.   Attendance at this training is a required program element, and the cost of the training (travel, lodging, if needed) is included in the grant.
  • Educators and students will receive YOUth in the Driver Seat, a toolkit designed to help students develop their own service-learning program with educator guidance.
  • Educators receive ongoing consultation from YSA, to help design programs that promote academic achievement, 21st Century career and workforce skills, and stronger communities.  External evaluations have shown that YSA’s service-learning programs promote academic engagement and positive student outcomes.
Agency(s):

Youth Service America

Closing Date(s):

June 23, 2013

Roll Off Date:

20130623

More Info URL:

http://www.ysa.org/grants/YOUthInTheDriverSeat

Eligible Organizations:

Eligible organizations must work with K-12 public schools in the United States, District of Colombia, and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta, are eligible to apply for the grant.