Monday, June 19, 2017

6/19/2017 at 9:00 am YSA Grant Writing Meeting at Stanley Hupfeld Academy

* Grant  Writing

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged CNCS with helping to support this effort across the country. CNCS annually grants funds to organizations like YSA to grow and expand the impact of this important day of service. Honoring this moment in our nation’s history by serving in your community pays tribute to those who lost their lives in 2001 and to those who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.
YSA’s Global Schools of Service program supports K-12 schools (public, charter, private, magnet, etc.) around the world that are creating a culture of service school-wide or district-wide where students develop and use 21st Century skills to apply their learning to address the world’s challenges.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available to participating schools in the United States that use YSA’s programs to authentically and meaningfully engage students to #LeadASAP on national days of service (9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day) and help them learn, lead, and achieve.
YSA, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service will select 50 K-12 public schools to receive a grant to support engaging students in a schoolwide service activities on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (Monday, September 11th, 2017).
Program Benefits:
  • Up to $1,500 grant to support your 9/11 Day of Service event(s) as part of your ongoing School of Service activities (including Global Youth Service Day)
  • Ongoing technical support, resources, and networking
  • Ongoing networking opportunities with other Global Schools of Service across the country
  • A platform to grow your service initiative.
  • Grantees will be selected from the Global Schools of Service network. Apply first for that program here.
  • Public schools or school districts in the 50 U.S. states and DC
  • School administrator, teacher, or student leader with permission from school administration
  • Selected grantees will commit to:
    • Plan a schoolwide service project on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (minimum of 500 youth/adults participating in the service project)
    • Plan at least one project that focuses on helping veterans and military families. (This may be the grantee’s only project for the 9/11 Day of Service, or it may be one of several projects that address other issues.)
    • Train teachers and/or student leaders at your school on how to organize projects
    • Documenting the service event attendance and impact made and report to YSA
    • Discuss the meaning & history of 9/11 Day of Service with students (with help and resources from YSA)
    •  Engage youth traditionally not asked to serve (students with disabilities, students from low-income families, etc.)
(To access the grant application, you must first apply to be a Global School of Service.)
- Mrs. Campbell applied to be a Global School of Service

Stanley Hupfeld was selected as a Global School of Service.  Stanley Hupfeld Academy is eligible to apply for $1,500 9/11 Day of Service grant. This application only takes about 10 minutes to fill out.  Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Clay will meet Monday 9:00-12:00 to write the grant.  The application is due June 26th: Contact Thaibinh Nguyen at (202) 650-5059 or with questions.

Brainstorming done with Casady YAC Co-Presidents

- Safra and Mariam will not become mentors, but will provide service-learning opportunities when their schedule permits it.  One of the ideas discussed was the project with succulent plants they experienced at the environmental club booth during the Walk-A-Thon.  They are considering bringing that project to Stanley Hupfeld during the 11 Days of Global Unity.

- Mrs. Clay asked meeting participants to check the Peace Week PP and give ideas for possible Chapel speakers and activities at Casady, Stanley Hupfeld, Boys and Girls Club, and Special Care.  Mrs. Clay stated that all of those organizations could collaborate during MLK Day and Global Youth Service Day experiences to get the required 500 volunteers per activity in the grant.  Please send ideas diverse grades can do together, like the Peace Silhouettes Project preparing for PEACE WEEK!

- Mariam explained to Mrs. Campbell the Casady schedule and Tuesdays or Wednesdays were chosen because those are days 11th and 12th graders have off campus lunch and those were the days suggested by the Casady administrators to Erik when he started to look at a possible mentoring program.  Jacob and Ford will make the final decision regarding the date as they are the facilitators of this project.

We will allocate lunch funding for mentors during the days of service.  Stanley Hupfeld willl help cover the lunch of the group assigned to Casady mentors who will come during lunch and activities once a week.  

- Safra and Mariam found the meeting informative and are cautiously optimistic about the recruitment of 8 mentors for the first year.
Hurdles to overcome:  Committing little free time, transportation. The transportation of Cyclones who cannot drive will be taken care by Mrs. Clay as the official PH driver.
Incentives: Relationship building, pizza lunch provided, opportunity to team mentor to insure sustainability of interaction.  Opportunities to bring personal projects sporadically if not able to become a mentor.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00.  Next meeting Monday at 9:00 am at Stanley Hupfeld.  Agenda: Grant Writing.  Mrs. Clay will check with Jacob and Ford.  Hope they will join the grant writing team.