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Apply Now for YouthPower Grants

8/29/2007:   The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Youth Service America are offering YouthPower grants of up to $1,000 for youth-led service projects. The grants help youth in foster care (ages 5-18) or recently transitioned out of care (ages 19-25) plan and implement community service projects.

Youth-serving organizations, with prior experience working with youth in the foster care system, are eligible to apply, provided they engage foster youth in planning and implementing service projects. The service projects will take place as part of Global Youth Service Day, April 25-27, 2008. Themes can include the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, and so on. Applications are due October 1.

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, mobilizing youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service-learning and community service. Youth Service America is a national nonprofit resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people ages 5-25.

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