Resources and Opportunities

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


Youth Opportunities





Social Emotional Learning

College and Career Readiness

  • Connecting Students to Apprenticeship Programs: Profiles eight programs and synthesizes observations across the sites to support state and local leaders in connecting high school CTE students with apprenticeships.
  • CTE and Career Pathways: The American Youth Policy Forum’s blog highlights how the state of Ohio plans to meet high school graduation requirements by offering students an option that combines specific industry-recognized credentials with a certain score on a work readiness exam.



Opportunities for Providers

  • Illinois Back to School: ISBE invites schools across the state to share how they are welcoming back their students for the 2017-2018 academic year via Facebook, twitter, and email.

  • SciGirls CONNECT Train the Trainer Program: Looking for applicants to bring its educational resources and gender equity strategies to communities nationwide.

  • Black Girls CODE: Looking for additional instructors and classroom assistants for its upcoming summer camps in in Oakland, Dallas, and Chicago.

  • Black Girls CODE: Looking for wellness instructors for its upcoming summer camp in Chicago.


Funding Opportunities

  • School Breakfast Grants: Ranging from $2,100 to $5,000 have been made available to help schools implement a Breakfast After the Bell delivery model.
  • Environmental Service-Learning Grant: Offering grants up to $1,000 to assist schools and youth organizations with environmental service-learning projects that link the classroom to the real world. The deadline to apply is Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • The Finish Line Youth Foundation: Funds community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. The next grant deadline is Saturday, September 30, 2017.
  • Advancing Informal STEM Learning: Soliciting grant proposals for informal STEM education. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 6, 2017.
  • Home Depot Foundation: Offers grants, up to $5,000, to IRS-registered 501(c) designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies. The next grant deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017.


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