With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning opportunities in up to 60 afterschool programs. Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program that meets the following requirements:
Engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects during the 2021-2022 academic year;
Submit an online impact report by June 10, 2022;
50% of youth engaged are from low-income, underserved communities;
Focus on engaging middle-school and high-school aged youth; and
Continue to put students’ health and safety first by following any COVID-related guidelines of federal, state, and local governments that are still in place during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Activities can take place any time during the 2021-2022 school year. We will provide additional planning resources to grantees for 9/11 Day of Service (September 11, 2021) MLK Day of Service (January 17, 2022) and/or Global Youth Service Day (April 29 – May 1, 2022). Participation in these days is encouraged, but is not required.
Applicants must be based in the United States. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide. Afterschool coalitions are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for multiple grants;
Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:59pm your local time.