2/27 Gen-I NOW: Native Youth & Culture Fund Project Grants

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting proposals for its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues in Native communities. First Nations expects to award approximately 20 grants of between $5,000 and $19,500 each for projects of no longer than one year in length. The deadline to apply is March 12, 2019.  

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2/13 Gen-I NOW: Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, is calling on young leaders, ages 5-26, to use art to explore how the social determinants of health play a role in shaping their lives and their communities, and what it might look and feel like to one day live in a world where everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy. Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity aims to use art as a vehicle for collecting valuable insights from young people around the world about how the social determinants of health shape their lives and the lives of those closest to them. We hope the art, and the process of creating the art, will spark a dialogue about how our lives and our health are shaped by everything around us, and provide insight into how these factors support or hinder everyone’s chance of living the healthiest life possible. Submit your artwork by February 28, 2019 11:59 PT.  

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1/30 Gen-I NOW: Bezos Scholars Program

Each spring, 17 exceptional high school juniors and a supportive educator from their school are selected as Bezos Scholars from around the U.S. and from the African Leadership Academy. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, they return home to inspire action by developing a community change project that combines their passion with meeting a defined community need. The program kicks off with an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 22-28, 2019. With ongoing support and $1,000 in funding, student and educator teams launch local community change projects that align their unique passion with a community need. Applications are due February 8, 2019.

 

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