Grants for Afterschool, Weekend and Summer Programs for Youth

Dept of Education
U.S. Department of Education
November 17, 2013
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Each year, the Department of Education funds 21st Century Community Learning Centers to states, allocated to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Many states around the country are now conducting competitions to award 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for a number of projects related to after school and out of school learning. In the in the link below, find the State Contact List with links to State websites, application due dates, and types of programs states are funding for your state.

Go to the grant page: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/applicant.html

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dimg my boys, Aidan 7yrs and Christian 6 yrs old,
summer camp in Dearborn at the end of our street. This will be boys 1st. Summer Camp. This would be so helpful so I can continue working when boys are off school. Friends from class will be going and the friends on the street. Every day my kids ask if I registered them, my heart breaks knowing I can't afford it this year coming out a divorces / with now only my part time income. Camp will have daily swimming, rock climbing, activities and tournaments against other groups. We have lived in Dearborn for a year. (Mommy, Aidan and Christian)
Its been a hard ajustment for them, Being pulled away from where they grew up, from having family live all together to now visiting on weekends, leaving their friends and a home from birth. Last year I got divorced after 8 year. I believed that divorces hurt kids the most. We lived a confortablemmiddle class life to struggeling. boys were introduced to sports from age of 6 months old, swimming, soccer, etc. as a single mom I struggle trying yo make ends meet. Their too young to understand adult pronlems. I work part time, my family lives in Canada and my in laws never did help or come around. A babysitter for 2 children is expensive. I feel like I work to pay the sitter. Daddy will only takes boys only his scheduled days, I try to put negativity aside, not involve myself, stay focused on goals for our future, beleive god will lead me the right road. I give my boys lots of love, staying positive, showing them that going tothe park, playing catch to taking bike rides is pricless. This is my divorce not my children, this is why I'm reaching out for help so my kids can enjoy being kids, not growing up fast. I'm happy my kids have made friends, enjoy their new school. 'm glad my boys are coming around, and with their first summer in Dearborn. Camp would be good for them, their little minds staying busy and out of trouble.. Thank you so much for taking your time in reading this and bring interested.
My hole life I helped, gave, being a helpful citizen, unfortunetly, Its me now on the other end. All will work out....Thank you again.

May 18 at 11:03am

dimg my boys, Aidan 7yrs and Christian 6 yrs old,
summer camp in Dearborn at the end of our street. This will be boys 1st. Summer Camp. This would be so helpful so I can continue working when boys are off school. Friends from class will be going and the friends on the street. Every day my kids ask if I registered them, my heart breaks knowing I can't afford it this year coming out a divorces / with now only my part time income. Camp will have daily swimming, rock climbing, activities and tournaments against other groups. We have lived in Dearborn for a year. (Mommy, Aidan and Christian)
Its been a hard ajustment for them, Being pulled away from where they grew up, from having family live all together to now visiting on weekends, leaving their friends and a home from birth. Last year I got divorced after 8 year. I believed that divorces hurt kids the most. We lived a confortablemmiddle class life to struggeling. boys were introduced to sports from age of 6 months old, swimming, soccer, etc. as a single mom I struggle trying yo make ends meet. Their too young to understand adult pronlems. I work part time, my family lives in Canada and my in laws never did help or come around. A babysitter for 2 children is expensive. I feel like I work to pay the sitter. Daddy will only takes boys only his scheduled days, I try to put negativity aside, not involve myself, stay focused on goals for our future, beleive god will lead me the right road. I give my boys lots of love, staying positive, showing them that going tothe park, playing catch to taking bike rides is pricless. This is my divorce not my children, this is why I'm reaching out for help so my kids can enjoy being kids, not growing up fast. I'm happy my kids have made friends, enjoy their new school. 'm glad my boys are coming around, and with their first summer in Dearborn. Camp would be good for them, their little minds staying busy and out of trouble.. Thank you so much for taking your time in reading this and bring interested.
My hole life I helped, gave, being a helpful citizen, unfortunetly, Its me now on the other end. All will work out....Thank you again.

May 18 at 11:03am

Hello! My name is Laura Romero and I’m a high school sophomore at Miami Lakes Educational Center. I am in the Cambridge Academy, an academy sponsored by Cambridge University. I am also a staff writer for The Harbinger- my school’s newspaper, a member of The American Red Cross and a member of Junior Statesmen Of America (JSA).
I am writing to you concerning my summer plans and the need for your financial support. This summer I hope to attend the JSA Summer Program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. where I’ll be taking college courses and will meet and question national leaders, including White House officials, Congressional leaders, Cabinet members, lobbyists and journalists. The cost of the trip is $5,000 which includes room and board, textbooks and all other academic expenses. The price does not include airfare or transportation expenses. I have just begun to fundraise on my own and I know it will not be enough.
The program will begin June 14 and will continue until July 5. I will be living in a college dorm and take courses on Speech & Political Communication as well as writing a research paper and debating (my passion).
Since I was a little girl, I knew that education was the key to success. I have always worked hard and strived to do good in school and in all other activities that I have been part of. My mom, a single mother, came to this country 10 years ago and started a career from scratch. She is the one that taught me the importance of education. This program that I wish to attend is my dream. It is a step that I have to take in order to get to where I want. I have a plan to attend this program, but I need your financial support.
Please consider making a donation to make this dream come true. You can take a look at my fundraising profile at https://fundraise.jsa.org/fundraise?fcid=440372 and donate on the site through credit card or you can write a check payable to Junior Statesmen Foundation and mail it to 7040 NW 179 St. Apt 111, Miami, FL. 33015
Thank you in advance for your support.
Feel free to contact me at lromero.harbinger@gmail.com

April 23 at 04:09pm

I am looking for a grant to assist with the U of M reading program for my 10 year old son

April 16 at 10:52am

I am looking a community grant to have our school library open one or two days a week for our ELL students. Most of the parents are farm labor workers and work sun up to sun down. This opportunity would provide a place to be and keep up on their reading skills.

April 8 at 03:31pm

I am looking a community grant to have our school library open one or two days a week for our ELL students. Most of the parents are farm labor workers and work sun up to sun down. This opportunity would provide a place to be and keep up on their reading skills.

April 8 at 03:31pm

I am looking a community grant to have our school library open one or two days a week for our ELL students. Most of the parents are farm labor workers and work sun up to sun down. This opportunity would provide a place to be and keep up on their reading skills.

April 8 at 03:30pm

Looking for a after school program for my eight year old daughter in flint mi to keep her motivated and busy also itwould be great if it provided transportation also something to help build her self esteem she is always being bullied I hope and pray that is something out there that can help me thank you in advance

February 26 at 01:30pm

I am looking for funding to help give our outdoor education building a makeover. A simple paint job and some minor repairs is all we really need (though as most non-profits know there is always more to be done). The building is the size of a large garage and has not been remolded since it was built about 40 years ago. Our hope for the remodel is to restart the energy and creative juices that we are trying to tap into with our returning participants and give a great first impression to new participants.

October 23 at 09:41am

I am a single mom looking for after school transportation for my little girl. I am not able to pick her up after because I work 9:00 a.m, until 5:30 p.m. I need assistance as soon as possible. I live in Memphis.

August 24 at 11:21pm

Im a single parent with 8 y old girl , searching for summer school from 8 am to 5 pm , ill be in birmingham around 26 th jun . Thanx

June 22 at 02:00pm

I need help to send my daughter to Anthony Bean summer program cost $300

May 29 at 08:06am

I'm a single parent raising three boys on my own. I have a rising senior class of 2015. He needs to make up 2 classes. I can't afford summer school for him. But he really needs to go in order to graduate next year..What can I do to get my son in summer school. Please, please, let me know....

May 23 at 08:56pm

I am in desperate need of some funding so that my autistic son acan go to summer program it is 169 a week at the ymca and with him being autistic it is very important that he continues to to keep to somwhat of a routine and he is getting out of school for summer he is 3 years old about to be four and this is very important matter we only get 700 dollars a month to pay rent vills and try to live to to the fact that my doctor put me on a no work oder over 2 years ago and I have be fighting social security so my son and I stuggle always and it if so rough and his health and education is so important to me but it hurts to not be able to do what your child NEEDS if you can help please contact me via email @ hnroberts@yahoo.com thank you so much Heather mills

May 22 at 09:49pm

I am working to provide before and afterschool care for children who's parents can't afford care during the school year and Summer. The program will be no charge but all students must attend daily to keep their spot in the program. Breakfast and morning tutoring will be provided to ensure students are getting a nutritional start to their day and homework help in morning and evening to help children get the grades they need to excel. Tuturing and dinner will provided to ensure that all children get a a balanced meal and help with homework for the working parents who cannot provide this for whatever the reason. My program is to help propel our children to a better destination mentally and physically.

May 21 at 01:13pm

Seeking grant opportunities to support after school and summer educational and cultural opportunities for children.

May 21 at 12:04am

I need funding to help pay for summer camp this year. The cost is $75 per week

May 20 at 02:16pm

I need help to send my kids to summer camp where can I get a grant

May 16 at 08:05am

I am looking for a grant to send my son to a summer camp. I have a two-year-old as well, and his daycare tuition is $140 a week.

May 5 at 11:59am

I am looking for a 3000.00 grant to provide transportation for children to get to the public school where I teach so they can attend a summer reading camp for this summer 2014. Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you.

May 4 at 05:44pm

I am looking forward to getting funds to help youth..

April 30 at 05:09pm

I am looking to help at risk African-American boys with math and reading during the summer. Needing finance assistance to do so. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction to help get funding.

April 26 at 04:07pm

i am looking for a grant to send my 8 year old son to summer camp, i am a single parent who works full time and it is very expensive being able to pay $140.00 weekly for camp and my other expenses.

April 23 at 02:53pm

I have a summer camp in Capitol Heights MD

April 23 at 12:18pm

is there grants available for elders/youth camp?

April 14 at 02:59pm

elders and youth camps , is grants available?

April 14 at 02:57pm

Looking for Summer Grants for at risk youth development camp for boys

April 14 at 11:20am

I am looking to get a grant for about $500 dollars to take the three classes that I need over the summer in order to graduate early from high school. Is there any way that I could get some help with this?

April 13 at 10:52pm

My daughter has big dreams for her life. I'm looking for a way to get money so she can go to a World Leadership Summit at Harvard University through People to People.

April 13 at 02:45pm

I need a summer camp for my 9 and 10 years old, im a single mom and going to school myself. I dont have summer vacation, i'm desperate and worry about where im going to leave them.

April 8 at 11:53am

I am a single mom of 4, I live in Conyers Georgia. My oldest is a student at Fort Valley University to become a veterinarian, I have 12 year old twins that are fraternal, and a 13 year old daughter. I am currently going to school to receive my degree in education and work for publix as a cashier. I Live in transitional housing and I am saving money so when we move out i will be able to provide a great home for my children. At this time I looking for information on grants for my kids for after school programs and summer day camps. My kids are good students and volunteer in the community with me at leas once a month. My oldest daughter is 13 and is member of the international club at her school that volunteer one Saturday a month. I want to continue my kids involvement in the community but need just a little help. I am not asking for full assistance just a little help. If anyone knows of any grants, payment plans, or assistance in my community please let me know. Thank you for your time and reading my story. Have a blessed day.

April 5 at 10:31am

Looking for funds to continue our summer youth program in Arkansas.

April 3 at 09:52am

I am looking for a grant to put my 2 young boys in summer camp. I am a single parent and needs to work. Summer camp is a little too expensive for me to pay for 2 kids.

April 1 at 09:32pm

looking for grant money to send student to camp

March 21 at 11:51am

I am looking for a summer program for my 11yr old daughter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with focus on math, reading and science. Due to education not the focus in our state, I need the enrichment aspect. Could someone please help me?

March 20 at 04:44pm

I am looking for a grant to send my two youngest to a science camp that covers archaeology, veterinarian education, pottery, and much more. This camp would give them knowledge and memories of a lifetime.

March 20 at 08:18am

we have few poor children from rural area. at present they are at school soon the summer holidays will begin. we would like to do some thing for these poor children in the summer holidays, such as reading writing drawing, some recreation, would you please help with grants to help these poor children. thanks, waiting to hear you. Sr. Sudha

March 19 at 06:52am

Hello. I am trying to find grants for my son to attend sports camps this summer. he is a multi sport player and there are 4 camps he really needs to attend this year. He is going into senior year and really needs this instruction to be competitive. We can only afford to fund one of his camps. We have tried gofundme with no luck and were hoping there was some sort of grant or scholarship he could apply for that could help out.

March 19 at 12:29am

I am an intern for Southwest MN Housing Partnership in Slayton, MN. We are having summer camps this year for diverse students. In this camp, students will get an opportunity to meet with professors, explore different careers fields, talk to owners of family business, visit two to four colleges and knowledge from high school to college. I am looking for a funding to keep this summer youth camp going for students who need and doesn't have the opportunity to explore their options.

March 18 at 12:49pm

Summer reading program

March 12 at 08:05pm

Thank you for your helpful and timely reply. I am also looking for assistance to support the continuation of our Healthy Kids Club. We developed this afterschool program as a result of a 1-year grant to encourage and teach children how to incorporate healthy eating and physical fitness into their daily lives. A running club, yoga for children, physically active games, and nutrition information were four large components of our club. Our grant provided us with equipment and training to provide fun physical fitness activities in the gym and on the blacktop. We have been able to reach and sustain the participation of seventy of our students. We would be very interested in continuing these efforts in a summer camp format. Any additional information or co mmunication would be appreciated.

March 12 at 10:49am

I am seeking assistance to fund a summer program for at-risk students in a poverty stricken community just outside of Detroit, Michigan. I would like to address the "summer slide" issue that affects our students and presents a huge obstacle to meeting grade level objectives. Our program would offer literacy education in the form of reading and writing workshop along with Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Many of our teachers are eager to provide this kind of support for our at-risk elementary students if we can get the financial
support to make this happen.

March 7 at 06:11pm

Camp Summer Fun is an ‘open-air’ experience based on the principle of developing youth in leadership by providing structured, affordable summer recreation. Our purpose is to provide alternative outdoor activities for inner-city children by giving constructive outlets to offset the negative pull of the streets.
Camp Summer Fun has been in existence since the summer of 2009. In addition to recreational activities for the youth, our program will also serve as a source of educational and developmental reinforcement—physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We are seeking funding to subsidize camperships for 2014 applicants and to help with the costs of transportation for our camping activities.

March 6 at 02:22pm

We are interested in having a summer reading/math program for at risk students in our community. We would like to get children interested in reading.

March 1 at 09:57pm

I am a teacher at a Title I school in the Sacramento area. I am looking for funding to run an enrichment summer class for students whose preschool siblings will be attending a prekindergarten school program in June.

February 27 at 10:51pm

Hi there. We are looking to offer Summer Academy for school aged children. Can you advise of summer program grants or funding we might need in order to help administer the program under a non-profit umbrella?

February 25 at 05:11pm

Hello, I am interested in setting up a summer day camp for children from homeless shelters and provide a camp that enriches childrens lives socially, emotionally and intellectually. I would like some help with funding for this project. Thank you

January 30 at 02:46pm

I am a STEM educator for kindergarten thru 8th grade. I am interested in establishing a summer enrichment program that will focus on the STEM education and Next GEneration Science Standards for elementary students. How can I get funding.

January 18 at 09:07pm

I am the HR Director for the City of Greenville seeking support the hiring of high school students during the summer. It is my belief that this will help prepare our children to enter the workforce, instill a sense of pride in them, boost their self-esteem, develop their skills and abilities, and help them become well rounded responsible citizens in the community.

January 17 at 12:20pm

I am a passionate theatre educator looking to start a musical theatre camp this summer (2014) to a low income neighborhood at my school (J.O. Wilson Elementary) . I would like to obtain funding so that I can award scholarships and discounts to those who are financially unable to apply. Please help in any way possible.

December 21 at 07:55pm

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