Now that school has let out for the summer, Youth Service America is calling on children and teens to make this a “Summer of Creativity.”
YSA, through support from Disney|ABC Television Group, will award Summer of Creativity grants to change-makers who have ideas and projects that positively impact their community.
Youth ages 5 through 18 in the United States are eligible to apply for the grants by submitting service project ideas that will make a difference in their local communities, and 125 winners will be awarded $500 grants to implement those projects.
Select grantees will have a chance to be recognized on Good Morning America or their local ABC news affiliate.
Applications will be accepted through Aug. 10.
In 2014, grant-awarded projects included Warm Winters, a program run by a 14-year-old to collect coats, hats and gloves left at ski resorts to help keep the homeless warm; Shred Kids Cancer, a campaign organized to raise funds for pediatric cancer research; and Braeden’s Brown Bags, which provides healthy meals to children in need.
For information, ideas for service projects and to apply, visit www.ysa.org/beinspired.