Resources and Opportunities

Be advised of the following resources and opportunities highlighted in the ACT Now newsletters:


Youth Opportunities

  • Study Abroad Scholarship: The U.S. Department of State invites U.S. high school students to apply for a full merit-based scholarship to study abroad during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Research Science Institute: A six-week summer program open to 11th grade students interested in STEM. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 12, 2018.
  • World of 7 Billion Video Contest: Challenges middle and high school students to illustrate the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges: advancing women and girls, feeding 10 billion, or preventing pollution. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 22, 2018.




Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

College and Career Readiness


Health and Nutrition



Afterschool Providers

  • What Afterschool Leaders Need to Know: Detailed tips that support afterschool leaders in building strong programs.
  • Ignite Tour Screening: Shine Global is offering free screenings of its Ignite film series that is aimed at raising awareness, promoting action, and inspiring change on behalf of children who are at-risk.
  • CSforAll RPP Workshop: The National Science Foundation is hosting Computer Science for All (CSforAll) research-practice partnership (RPP) development workshops in Los Angeles and Chicago in early 2018. Established and new RPPs are invited to apply.
  • SciGirls CONNECT Partnership Program: Supporting providers committed to gender-equitable programming with girls ages 8-13. Includes training, educational resources, and a $200 stipend. Organizations must submit an application by Friday, January 26, 2018.
  • CDC Violence Prevention Grant: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge about what works to prevent youth violence and/or teen dating/intimate partner/sexual violence. The Letter of Intent is due Friday, February 9, 2018.


Funding Opportunities

  • Community Partners Program: Accepts grant requests ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 from 501(c)(3) organizations that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. The deadlines for submission is Thursday, February 15, 2018.
  • EJK Mini-Grant: The Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation is funding up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschools to design and implement creative, innovative programs that support or extend the Common Core Standards in education. The application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2018.
  • Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant: Provides funding up to $4,000 to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. The deadline for applying is Thursday, May 17, 2018.


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