Youth Services America Unveils Various Grant Opportunities

WizeHive, the solution to your grant management needs, has helped Youth Service America (YSA) and Disney launch several grant applications this week.   The two latest programs, Disney Friends for Change in Latin America and the United Kingdom, offer the youth an opportunity to make a change.

The objective of the grant programs in Latin America and UK is to get children between the ages of 5 and 18 involved in helping the planet and making a difference.  By applying for these programs, children can “become a friend” and work to improve the lives of those less fortunate.  Initiatives of Disney Friends for Change include getting clean water in Ecuador, bringing education to Haiti and finding alternative income in India.

While the programs vary in grant size and geographic location, both seek to award grants to youth-led service projects that demonstrate leadership, creativity and the commitment to making a positive impact on the community.

YSA improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5 to 25, serving substantive roles.  The organization, founded in 1986, educates youth, teachers, community organizations, media and public officials in the power of youth as problem solvers.   The vision of the organization is to see young people navigate childhood and transition into adulthood with a lifetime commitment to service, learning, leadership and achievement.

The deadline for the UK program is June 21, 2012. The deadline for the Latin America Grants program is July 1, 2012.

In addition, two of YSA’s other grant programs remain open, but have deadlines in the next two weeks.  Get Ur Good on Grants, brought to you by Miley Cyrus and YSA, is a worldwide program that is looking to support a project that addresses a community need or issue during the summer of 2012.  State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants engage participating teachers and students in a service and learning program that promotes academic achievement, workplace readiness and stronger communities.