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2011 YSA State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Webinar

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  • Self introduction Thank you for attending, I know this will help you to make a strong and successful application Founded in 1986, Youth Service America is passionate about engaging youth to create change The umbrella organization for the youth service and service-learning movement, working in all 50 states and 100 countries Works in innovative partnerships offering expertise, outreach, and turn-key opportunities to families, schools, congregations, communities, businesses, and governments
  • Read objectives Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • General explanation of service-learning Explain why State Farm does this program General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • What the grant funds Service-learning incorporated General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • What the grant funds Service-learning incorporated General explanation of Semester of Service Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Briefly explain ‘thorough’ review process by external and internal SL experts that takes place between application submission to announcement of grants Describe Semester of Service ‘starting’ with MLK and ‘ending’ with GYSD (but doesn’t necessarily have to follow that timeline, just has to have a significant part on GYSD) Briefly describe GYSD Importance on their project being apart of a bigger movement Start to get in their minds the importance of REPORTING!! Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Over emphasize applicant must being a school or associated with a school If they’re not associated with school we can suggest how to find one Importance of youth voice through bullet 3 Examples of a component of project taking place on GYSD Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Explain exception ability to apply if previous YSA grantee but can’t award if already awarded (i.e. can’t be a Lead Agency and applying for SF grant) Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Explain exception ability to apply if previous YSA grantee but can’t award if already awarded (i.e. can’t be a Lead Agency and applying for SF grant) Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Details in the application Evidence of planning… and including the youth Feasibility of work to be done and how the budget is used Important to hear the youth voice throughout the application Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Brief explanation of the IPARD/C model, how to use it and how the application is set up to mirror the model Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • YSA has a TON of resources to utilize and these are the most important for this program we suggest using The tipsheets are specific to areas of diversity, issues, etc. Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Susan Abravanel [email_address]
  • Transcript

    • 1. State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant
    • 2. Improving communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.
    • 3.
      • Overview of the State Farm Good Neighbor grant program
      • Discuss the application and rubric to show they are guides to help prepare and implement a high quality service project
      • Answer your questions!
      Today’s Objectives
    • 4.
      • A service-learning grant that engages youth to serve their communities and promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities.
      • $1,000 grants
      • 125 to be awarded
      State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant Program
    • 5.
        • An effective teaching and learning strategy integrating meaningful community service with academic study and reflective practice to enrich learning, build civic engagement, and strengthen communities.
      What is Service-Learning?
    • 6.
        • State Farm Good Neighbor grants encourage semester-long programs: Launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17, 2011) Culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011)
      A Semester of Service
    • 7.
      • November 9th: Application deadline
      • December 20th: Announce winners
      • January 7th: MOU due
      • January 14th : Grant funds distributed
      • January 17th, 2011: MLK Day
      • April 15th-17th, 2011: Global Youth Service Day
      • May, 2011: Post-project reports due
      State Farm Good Neighbor Timeline
    • 8.
      • The applicant must be a teacher, service-learning coordinator or student (age 5-25) in a public school, or staff and youth (age 5-25) in a community-based organization working with a public school.
      • The applicant must be a resident of one of the 50 states of the United States or the Canadian provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, or Ontario.
      • Previous YSA grantees are welcome to apply.
      State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – Who can apply?
    • 9.
      • The project must be a service-learning project and should address a real community need and connect the service with intentional learning goals and skills.
      • Children and/or youth, ages 5-25 must be the primary volunteers in your service-learning project.
      State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – About the Project
    • 10.
      • The service-learning project activities must take place between January 2011 and April 2011.
      • A significant component of your service-learning project must take place on Global Youth Service Day, 2011 (April 15-17, 2011).
      State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – Special Days of Service
    • 11.
      • Details
      • Evidence of planning
      • Feasibility
      • Service vs. Service-Learning
      • Youth Involvement
      • Community Need
      General Tips
    • 12.
      • Created as a project planning tool
      • Incorporates the IPARD/C model:
          • Investigation
          • Preparation and Planning
          • Action
          • Reflection
          • Demonstration/Celebration
      Application
    • 13.
      • Semester of Service Strategy Guide:
      • http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/semester/YSA-2010-strategy-guide.pdf
      • GYSD Planning Toolkit:
      • http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/gysd/toolkits/2009GYSDToolKit.pdf
      • Scoring Rubric: http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/grants/statefarm/YSA_2011_State_Farm_Rubric.pdf
      • YSA Tipsheets:
      • http://www.ysa.org/Resources
      Resources
    • 14. A walk through the Application…
    • 15. For more information . . . www.YSA.org/goodneighbor Amanda McDonald Grants Manager [email_address]

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