Middle School Mini Grants
Reading Engagement for Middle School Youth
The OLC is piloting the next phase of our mini grants to include schools and programs serving middle school-aged students to increase engagement, learning, and a joy of reading. Like all our mini grants, we aim to create reading opportunities beyond the classroom. In addition to schools, community and faith-based organizations—education focused or not, are welcome to apply.
The pilot grant program is focused around creating reading-rich spaces and opportunities, increasing student engagement in reading, and/or using books and stories as a way to help students engage with the world.
The OLC seeks creative and innovative ideas to engage middle school-aged youth.
The pilot will fund up to five projects with a total budget of $5000 for this pilot round with an expected individual grant award of $750 to $1,500.00.
Do you have a great idea to increase engagement, learning, and joy of reading for Middle School aged youth? Submit a proposal below.
Eligible organizations include:
- Public middle and Jr. high schools
- Community and Faith-Based Organizations serving middle school-aged youth. Organizations do not need to focus on literacy or education as part of their core programming to be eligible.
- January 17, 2020: Proposals due
- February 3, 2020: Accepted proposals notified
- May 31, 2020: All proposed projects completed
A full description of pilot grant program, criteria, eligibility and directions can be found in the full Request for Proposals guidelines.