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From Spread the Word to End the Word Day to Global Youth Service Day
Eligibility – Who can apply?
Applications must be submitted by a committed group of three people: an educator and a unified pair of students
All applicants must connect with their state Special Olympics Program to make them aware of the proposal before submission
Eligibility – About the Project
Use of the Get Into It® Service-Learning Curriculum is required
Project must be designed and implemented by an inclusive group of students
Goal of project should be to combat against childhood obesity
Eligibility – Special Days of Service
March 2 – Spread the Word to End the Word™ Day: an annual day of awareness about the hurtfulness of the R-Word, or the word retard(ed).
April 15th-17th – Global Youth Service Day: an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes millions of youth around the world who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.
What is Service-Learning? Service-learning is an instructional method that*: develops critical 21st century skills; Is integrated intentionally into students’ academic curriculum; Lets students learn and develop by actively participating in meeting community needs via school-community collaboration Uses regular assessment to engage in data-based decision-making and continuous growth and development. *Get Into It Service-Learning Instructional Planning Guide
Resources Get Into It®Curriculumhttps://getintoit.specialolympics.org First Respondershttp://tools.ysa.org/downloads/modules/YSA-First_Responders_Childhood_Obesity.pdf Let’s Move!http://www.letsmove.gov/
A Walk through the Application http://www.cybergrants.com/ysa/specialolympics/application
For more information: www.YSA.org/getintoit Jenni Newbury Curriculum & Education Resource Manager, Special Olympics email@example.com For technical assistance with the online application contact Amanda McDonald with YSA firstname.lastname@example.org