(Washington, DC) Serve DC announces today the winners of the Freddie Mac Youth Service Grant, sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation. Forty-seven youth-led service projects planned for National Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2005, will be funded. The award amount ranges from $230 to $650. Earlier this year Serve DC was awarded a special planning grant from Youth Service America to engage youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice or foster care system, Serve DC has partnered with Soul & Soul Inc., United Nation of Individuals Fighting Impossibilities, and the DC Children's Trust Fund to engage youth from these communities in a service project. Projects of all kinds are open for registration on our website!
Freddie Mac Youth Service Grant Winners Announced
Nearly 50 applicants were submitted, the most Serve DC has ever received. Judges scored the grant applications according to the following criteria: meeting the primary goals of National Youth Service Day; involvement of youth in planning, implementation, and evaluation of project; impact of project on community served; strategy to engage youth volunteers and community residents in project; possessing an adequate, reasonable, and detailed budget and overall quality, effectiveness and originality of proposed project.
Winning youth-led projects range from student from George Washington University who will participate in a "Senior Prom" with the members of the senior citizen community near the University, to a joint Hoop Dreams and Earth Conservation Corps project to clean up the Anacostia River. View the complete list of organizations and their projects: