Subject: Youth Development, Community Development, Civic Engagement, Schools| Deadline: Nov. 26, 2014
"Eleven years ago, WKCD launched a three year national initiative called Student Research for Action that aimed to send a different set of messages: that complex problem solving, independent judgment, and teamwork among students and teachers merit a place in every high school’s curriculum; that what happens inside a school’s walls should connect to the world outside; that young people have the capacity to reflect, analyze, and create new knowledge that can then improve their schools and communities... We’re delighted to announce that this remarkable initiative is back! And we are opening it up to youth outside school as well, giving rise to a new name: Youth Research for Action.
Youth Research for Action will award, on a competitive basis, grants of up to $2,000 to youth-designed and -led action research projects across the U.S. The competition is open to teams of public high school students nationwide, along with youth in community-based organizations."
Funder: What Kids Can Do (WKCD)
Eligibility: "To be eligible for consideration the project must:
- Involve a team of students/youth (minimum of three), supported by 1 – 2 teachers and/or adult “allies” who can give the project their good attention and time.
- Target a problem or issue meaningful to the youth/school/community and that shows promise of having real impact.
- Lead participants through an extended period of research that includes a formulation of the problem, a research design, data collection and analysis, and the creation of a final product(s).
- Put youth in a leadership role, including being the primary authors of the grant proposal.
- Culminate in a community presentation and a plan for next steps."
Amount: Up to $2,000.