The DiscoverU 2021 Lead Your Community Mini Grants is open for submissions.
Road Map Project region community-based organizations, non-profits, and public sector partners: apply for funds to implement virtual and in-person college and career related activities for children and youth on DiscoverU’s Lead Your Community Day on Tuesday, Oct. 12!
DiscoverU (Oct. 11-16, 2021) is an exciting week for us to come together and support students in exploring career and college options. Each day of DiscoverU week has a theme. Tuesday, Oct. 12, is Lead Your Community Day, when we encourage community partners to coordinate virtual college and career related activities for youth. Nonprofit and public sector jobs can be rewarding career paths, but our students don’t often have the opportunity to learn about them. This year, we will be focusing on supporting youth-serving organizations to lead DiscoverU activities virtually. Through engaging virtual activities, we hope that you will introduce K-12 youth to community-oriented work or connect them to leadership opportunities in their neighborhoods and outside of the classroom. The Community Center for Education Results is awarding $5,000 in stipends to better support our community-based organizations, nonprofits, and public sector partners with these efforts.
Community-based organizations or public sector agencies (e.g. library, community center, housing authority) serving youth in the Road Map Project region (South Seattle or South King County)
Award Amounts and Guidelines
Awards will range from $200-$300 depending on the number of students being served during your virtual activity/program in celebration of DiscoverU’s Lead Your Community Day. Please note the award request guidelines.
What the funding can cover:
- Art supplies
- Reading materials
- Guest speaker stipends
- And more! Get creative.
Application and Award Timeline
Applications for the Lead Your Community Virtual Stipend must be submitted to the Community Center for Education Results by 5 pm, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. We hope to notify applicants of award decisions by Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.