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Girls In Action (GIA)

Sursum Corda Youth Center, 1175 1st Terrace NW, Washington DC 20001

Girls In Action

"All Kids Are Our Kids"

Youth and Scholarship Opportunities

Worldwide Day of Play. On Worldwide Day of Play, Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nickelodeon goes completely dark all afternoon which means there are no shows on Nick. Encourage kids and youth to turn off the TV, get up, get out and go play. This is also an opportunity to bring the community together to host a Worldwide Day of Play celebration in their community. The event can be big, small, an hour long, or all day. All that matters is that you have fun and play. Register your event on the Worldwide Day of Play website site and it could be mentioned on Nick. For more information about how to plan a Worldwide Day of Play event, download the playbook and other resources at Learn more and register your event at

Spirit of Community Awards.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people in grades 5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Maximum award: $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year are eligible to apply. The deadline is November 1, 2011. For more information visit

The UnitedHealth HEROES.United Healthcare and YSA (Youth Service America) HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative. The program awards grants to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Each grant engages participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that supports student learning, academic achievement, and workplace readiness. The grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). Schools, service-learning coordinators, non-profits, and students in the health professions located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the $500-$1,000 grants. Applications must be submitted online before midnight October 22, 2010. To obtain an application, visit  

Campus Progress Grants.Center for American Progress provides campaign support and grants of up to $1,500 to young people working on strategic organizing and advocacy campaigns. Organizing grants provide up to $1,500 a year to help with websites, flyers or whatever else they might need to make the campaign a success. An experienced Campus Progress organizer will work with you to develop your campaign plan, offer guidance and training and help connect you to other activists in your community. For more information visit Healthy Sprouts Awards.

The National Gardening Association/Subaru Healthy Sprouts Awards recognize outstanding youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States. Maximum award: $500 gift certificate to Gardener's Supply; NGA's Eat a Rainbow Kit, full of taste education and nutrition lessons. Schools or organizations that plan to garden with children between the ages of 3 and 18 are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2011. For more information visit 

Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants.State Farm is partnering with Youth Service America to offer grants of up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public. The purpose of the grant is to engage participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. Applications must be submitted by November 9th, 2011. For more information visit 

Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM N.C 27109-8738 email: [email protected] or visit phone # toll free (866) 925-3622

Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University – visit the details online application or call 1.800.640.2657

Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edc or call 617.495.1581. 

Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250 (315) 443-256 

A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor. You can find stores with optical departments at APPLY NOW - If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma. Can earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits. The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website

SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month

The Teen Toolbox, LLC, "SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month" feature recognizes a teenager who is making a positive impact on their home, school, and community. Feel free to nominate middle and high school teenagers ages 13-18 for this honor. Completed nominations include name, current grade, county/state residing in, special activities/talents/abilities, hobbies & interests, awards, activities & projects, personal philosophy, goals & aspirations, and photo. Nominate teens directly on their website at Please send photo of nominated teen to [email protected]. Nominations accepted on a continuous basis. (Note: Teens will be recognized on their website, myspace page, and in their weekly email newsletter.)  

Share Your Opportunities

Do you have service and scholarship opportunities, events, service projects, resources, trips, or activities that you would like to share with Girls Iin Action, (GIA)? Send us your information two weeks in advance for our review. It is the sole decision of Girls In Action, Inc. which opportunities are posted on our website. Girls In Action, (GIA) retains the right to reject any submission it deems inappropriate.