Are the youth you work with ready to make a difference in their community?
Is there a water issue in your community the youth you work with could address?
Funding and support is now available to schools and youth programs ready to take action in their community!
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is now accepting applications for our Project Development Grants to support First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth-led community action projects on local water issues.
This grant is provided to teachers and youth program facilitators who work with a high percentage of Aboriginal youth who want to lead change in their community.
JGI encourages applicants to use some of the activities from the teacher and youth program facilitator resource guide, Protecting our Sacred Water. The activities in this guide support understanding and positive youth-led action to address local water issues. The guide also provides connections to curriculum and is designed to support educators teaching grades six (6) through ten (10).
– High percentage of First Nations, Métis or Inuit students or youth participants
– Commitment from teachers or program facilitators to do an action project on water issues by the end of the school year (May 2014) using the guide, Protecting our Sacred Water
– Commitment to use the funding to support an action plan on water issues, which will be determined by the youth participants during the action planning process set out in the guide
– Commitment from teachers or program facilitators to provide feedback to JGI upon completion of the action plan and the activities in the guide
– $500 per class or youth group
– Application deadline is March 31, 2014
– Action projects must be completed by May 31, 2014
-Final reports are due to JGI by June 10, 2014
You can access the application form here.
For more information, please contact Carissa MacLennan at the Jane Goodall Institute: Carissa@janegoodall.ca or at 416.978.3706.