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  • Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a "pay it forward" focus - that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially - to be considered in the grant making process.

  • The Out of School survey attempts to develop a baseline understanding of the current state of school-based and school-linked before, after and summer school programs and partnerships. It seeks information about programs targeting school aged youth and their families that are offered by schools, programs administered by school-community partnerships working in school, as well as programs by community organizations offering services outside of a traditional school setting.

    If you represent any of these groups, please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions by clicking on the link above and help us ascertain what type of policies can help sustain existing programs and support the development of new collaborations.

  • Make a case in your community; build support to create afterschool programs for middle school students with the help of this Power Point presentation.

  • This comprehensive brief covers strategies for improving out-of-school programs in rural communities.