Grants for youth-led service projects

YSA GYSD logoFrom: Youth Service America

The Disney Minnie Grants GYSD 2009 (U.S. and International Applicants)
The Walt Disney Company and Youth Service America are excited to announce grants of up to $500 to support child-led service projects. These grants support children (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing service projects in their community. Teachers, older youth (15-25), and youth-serving organizations are also eligible to apply, if they engage younger children in planning and implementing the project.

A significant part of the service must take place on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 24-26, 2009. We particularly encourage applicants to address the environmental issues and to seek to empower children as young citizens through their projects. Applicants can use the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a reference and review past grantees’ projects from all over the world.

Applications are welcome from all countries. Applicants from India, China and Russia are especially encouraged to apply. While grant information is made available in Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, applications will only be accepted in English (an online translation tool is available at the YSA website). Past Disney Minnie Grantees are also eligible to apply.

Questions? Email

Deadline: October 30, 2008. Be sure to download the correct application and review all application materials, available at the Youth Service America website.

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