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Youth groups in service to hungry neighbors

Two grants are now available to  support youth groups serving and building relationships with our neighbors who are hungry.  If this post piques your interest, please let me know.
(Thanks to The Rev. Valerie Webster for passing this information along.)
Two opportunities supporting youth service to children who are hungry: 

1.      The First Lady of Montana is looking to support and work with a youth group tackling children’s hunger issues in Montana.  The Governor’s Office of Community Service will provide support, media and outreach materials, undergo the grant process, etc. for a children’s hunger, youth-led project on or around Global Youth Service Day on April 11th-14th, 2014. The First Lady will help with the project, speak at the event, send a press release, etc.  If a youth organization is interested in proposing a project to the First Lady, please have a proposal submitted to Marissa Perry in the Governor’s Office of Community Service at [email protected] by December 15th.

The proposal should contain:

a)      Idea/s for possible projects or events focusing on the issue of children’s hunger

b)      Number of youth involved

c)       Information about the organization (it’s purpose, past projects, etc)

Youth groups that send in a proposal, but are not chosen by the First Lady, will be given the opportunity to apply for one of the Global Youth Service Day $150 mini-grants that the Governor’s Office of Community Service provides. The youth group will still be able to pursue a project if they’d like, but without the First Lady’s involvement (although they would still get support from the Governor’s Office of Community Service).

2.       Youth Service America and Sodexo Foundation are offering Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants, funding up to $500 for youth to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities.  If youth groups are interested, check out the link below.

Projects will take place on and around Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014. They’re especially interested in projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members.

Youth ages 5-25 that live in the United States are eligible to apply. Applications are due by 12:00 AM on January 31, 2014.