Friday, May 21, 2010

My Idea grants program

With nearly one in three students not finishing high school on time, America’s Promise Alliance (the Alliance) and AT&T are looking for the energy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to help make this country a Grad Nation through the My Idea grants program. “My Idea,” will empower high school-aged young people to examine the dropout crisis and take action to help more of their peers to graduate on time.

National grants of $10,000-$20,000 will be awarded to 20 – 25 youth for the best ideas submitted to help increase their community’s graduation rate. Additional opportunities are available for young people living in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Louisville, Nashville, New York, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C with grants of $500-$1500 to support targeted local projects.

Help a young person, or group of young people, make a lasting difference in their community by forwarding this email to your affiliates and ask that they help spread the word. Other promotional materials (template newsletter articles, email templates, etc.) can be accessed by clicking this link.

The application and more information is available at http://

Deadline: June 11, 2010.