Deadline: August 8, 2011
The STEMester of Service incorporates YSA’s Semester of Service framework to engage educators and students in addressing critical environmental and disaster preparedness needs and connecting them to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curricula. The program is funded by Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
YSA is seeking grant applications from STEM educators at middle schools with large populations of disadvantaged youth. Schools must be located in one of the nineteen states with the highest dropout rates: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wyoming. Afterschool programs with strong academic connections that engage middle school students are also eligible.
The program provides grants of $5,000 each (that includes travel and training at YSA’s Youth Service Institute in Philadelphia in October) to support teachers and afterschool program facilitators as they engage local partners and guide students in addressing local needs through planning and implementing sustainable service projects that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).
YSA STEMester of Service Grants