America’s Promised has just announced a new grant in conjunction with AT&T.  The “My Idea” grant program will empower young people to examine the high school dropout crisis and take action to help more of their peers to graduate on time – improving outcomes for themselves and their community.
National grants of $10,000-$20,000 will be awarded to 20 – 25 youth for the best of the submitted ideas to help increase a community’s graduation rate anywhere in the United States. Additional opportunities are available for young people living in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Louisville, Nashville, New York, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C with grants of $500-$1500 to support targeted local projects. It would be great if you could inform your networks about the My Idea Grants Program as we would love to receive applications from all over the country.  Applications must be submitted by June 11, 2010. Thanks so much for your continued support and as always we value your participation.