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2011 YSA State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Webinar

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2011 YSA State Farm Good Neighbor Grant Webinar

  1. 1. State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant
  2. 2. Improving communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Overview of the State Farm Good Neighbor grant program </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the application and rubric to show they are guides to help prepare and implement a high quality service project </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions! </li></ul>Today’s Objectives
  4. 4. <ul><li>A service-learning grant that engages youth to serve their communities and promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 grants </li></ul><ul><li>125 to be awarded </li></ul>State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant Program
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>What is Service-Learning?
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul></ul>A Semester of Service
  7. 7. <ul><li>November 9th: Application deadline </li></ul><ul><li>December 20th: Announce winners </li></ul><ul><li>January 7th: MOU due </li></ul><ul><li>January 14th : Grant funds distributed </li></ul><ul><li>January 17th, 2011: MLK Day </li></ul><ul><li>April 15th-17th, 2011: Global Youth Service Day </li></ul><ul><li>May, 2011: Post-project reports due </li></ul>State Farm Good Neighbor Timeline
  8. 8. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Previous YSA grantees are welcome to apply. </li></ul>State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – Who can apply?
  9. 9. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and/or youth, ages 5-25 must be the primary volunteers in your service-learning project. </li></ul>State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – About the Project
  10. 10. <ul><li>The service-learning project activities must take place between January 2011 and April 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>A significant component of your service-learning project must take place on Global Youth Service Day, 2011 (April 15-17, 2011). </li></ul>State Farm Good Neighbor Eligibility – Special Days of Service
  11. 11. <ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of planning </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility </li></ul><ul><li>Service vs. Service-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Need </li></ul>General Tips
  12. 12. <ul><li>Created as a project planning tool </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates the IPARD/C model: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation and Planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration/Celebration </li></ul></ul></ul>Application
  13. 13. <ul><li>Semester of Service Strategy Guide: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/semester/YSA-2010-strategy-guide.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>GYSD Planning Toolkit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/gysd/toolkits/2009GYSDToolKit.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring Rubric: http://tools.ysa.org/downloads/grants/statefarm/YSA_2011_State_Farm_Rubric.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>YSA Tipsheets: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ysa.org/Resources </li></ul>Resources
  14. 14. A walk through the Application…
  15. 15. For more information . . . www.YSA.org/goodneighbor Amanda McDonald Grants Manager [email_address]

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