Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions for programs that promote conflict resolution training and education for youth. An Initial Proposal Idea must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs for youth between the ages of 13 to 18. Preference for funding is given for those that may bring existing programs or exciting new ideas to a level of scalability and sustainability on a regional or national basis.
2022 Funding Focus:
The proposed project would help to increase adolescents’ capacity to engage in and respond constructively to these challenging times by providing them opportunities to both be trained in and use conflict resolution skills in one of the following settings: Domestic violence shelters Foster care Homeless shelters School/after school programming organization Youth correctional facilities These skills will allow the participants to confidently face the issues that have been heightened during the Pandemic both within and outside the setting, and for which there is a need for reconciliation or constructive engagement.For measures of success, see will be given to projects in which:Youth play a significant or substantive role in the delivery of conflict resolution training, education, or services.Youth will develop leadership skills by getting themselves and other young people involved in helping themselves.Partnerships with a foster care agency, homeless shelter, the domestic violence shelter, school/after school programming organization or the youth correctional facility currently exist for the applicant.Creative means of documenting and demonstrating the project are used so as to inspire other organizations to replicate the project.

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