Great summer opportunity – start your own service project and be eligible for a $500 grant!

We hope everyone is having a great summer!

Given all the creative, resourceful members we have in our EWMS Teen Korps chapter, we thought some of you might like to know about the opportunity announced below.  If you’re interested in starting a community service project of your own this summer (with the chance to earn a $500 mini-grant to continue your project) check this out!  Teen Korps/Kids Korps USA recently posted this on their Facebook page (and for those of you on Facebook, you can friend Teen Korps to stay up-to-date on great community service project ideas like this one) –

Another great grant opportunity for teens!

Posted on July 13, 2012
Deadline: August 20, 2012
GenerationOn Offers Mini-Grants for Youth Community Action Heroes
GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute, and Hasbro, Inc., are inviting young people to use their summer to take action and make their mark through the summer 2012 “The World Needs More Community Action Heroes” campaign.

Bringing together the nation’s leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella, generationOn is a global youth service movement that works to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world, and themselves, through service. To become a Community Action Hero, young people 13 years of age and older can log on to the generationOn Web site and select a project in the issue area they care about (e.g., animals, literacy, health, emergency preparedness, environment, homelessness, hunger, the military), or an issue of their choice.

Kids who then share their stories of community service on the Web site will become eligible for one of ten mini-grants of $500 to continue their projects.

The mini-grant program is open to all youth 13 years of age and over who are legal residents of the United States.

Visit the generationOn Web site for complete program information and participation guidelines.

Join Forces To Do Good This Summer

communityactionheroes.generationon.org

 

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About EWMS Teen Korps chapter

Earl Warren Middle School Teen Korps
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