Partnership for After School Education

Issue 108

October 01, 2015

NYC Service Youth Leadership Council Initiative

NYC Service has just initiated the fall launch of Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs). These councils were established as an effort to develop future leaders and create a culture of youth voice in New York City. YLCs are groups of trained young people who work with adult leaders on a defined area of policy, practices and/or service to impact individuals and communities with a focus on youth. The initiative's goal is to engage 30,000 youth in this effort across New York City by 2017. Twenty-four city agencies and community based organizations are involved in the initiative, with more expected to join. Youth leaders can apply to serve on a YLC through an online application. Application closes on October 23, 2015.

October 01, 2015

NYC generationOn Clubs Grants

generationOn is offering NYC generationOn Clubs Grants of $500 each to support newly registered Kids Care Clubs or generationOn Service Clubs serving elementary, middle school or high-school age youth in New York City. Grantees will also receive a Club Starter Kit with support material and swag. generationOn is looking for clubs that demonstrate a commitment to engaging youth in service, an organized approach to planning and budgeting for service projects, and the foundations of Club longevity and impact. New Club advisors and youth leaders can apply (ages 13+). Applications are accepted through October 23, 2015.

October 01, 2015

2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that honors young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities. Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. Local Honorees are selected in November and from those winners two State Honorees (one middle level school student and one high school student) are chosen. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for national recognition events. Out of the State Honorees, ten National Honorees are selected to receive an additional award of $5,000 as well as a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit organization of their choice. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. Visit the Prudential website for online application information.