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2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for Youth

In honor of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is featuring a first-place prize of $20,000, cash awards for the top 25 essays, and a special contest topic. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The contest is open to US high school students (grades 9-12) attending public, private, parochial, or home schools as well as US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program. Contest deadline is January 4, 2017.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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