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STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR SERVICE-LEARNING GRANTS

State Farm® and Youth Service America (YSA) know that students, teachers and schools can use service-learning as a tool to help youth build stronger academic skills, foster civic responsibility and develop leadership abilities. Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service and curriculum or program-based learning. Join millions of young people across the globe who are impacting their communities through service-learning.

Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering the State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant for youth across the United States. These grants of up to $1,000 support youth (ages 5-25), teachers, or school-based service-learning coordinators in implementing service-learning projects for National and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. To learn more, download an application and grant guidelines at www.YSA.org/awards or email GoodNeighbor@ysa.org. Projects can address any number of themes including the environment, disaster relief, health, teen issues, education, interfaith dialogue, intergenerational relationships, homelessness, and literacy, amongst others. Postmark deadline: Monday, October 16, 2006.

BE A YOUTH LEADER FOR LITERACY -- GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT-LED PROJECTS

Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) and Youth Service America (YSA) to help youth plan and implement reading-related service projects. NEA will award 20 grants of $500 each to support literacy projects that begin on NEA's Read Across America Day, March 2, 2007, and culminate on National & Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. During these seven weeks and beyond, youth will create a groundswell of literacy service in communities across the country. Applicants must be ages 21 or younger, and can be either individuals or groups. Applications must be postmarked by November 24, 2006. For more information, visit http://www.nea.org/readacross/volunteer/index.html.

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