Friday, November 14, 2014

Youth Service America and Sodexo Foundation Believe Youth Can Combat Hunger in Communities

Youth have the power to make a positive difference in their communities. Giving youth the opportunity to contribute to change is not only valuable for strengthening youth character development, but also important for strengthening youth ties to community. One in five children in America are at risk of hunger. Youth Service America (YSA) and the Sodexo Foundation have partnered to invite youth to join the fight to end childhood hunger. They are tapping into youth creativity to design and lead community service projects that bring young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants will select 100 of the best ideas and provide $400 grants to put their projects to action. Young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 17-19, 2015.

The YSA website provides resources on locating food banks and data on childhood hunger, ideas to get youth started, and complete program guidelines. Applications are due by 12:00 AM on January 15, 2015.

No comments:

Post a Comment