Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award Application Open

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson.

This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples of potential projects include homework clubs, field trips, mentoring or literacy support. It is preferred that funds will be utilized within one year.

Applicants must be from Upper Peninsula school districts, College Access Networks or other youth-serving organizations. Selection will be based on how the program addresses an unmet need, how it helps youth succeed academically, the number of youth served, and other compelling data as determined by the selection committee. Applications are due March 8, 2019.

The winner of the award will be recognized at the Excellence in Education Week Awards Program on April 29 at Northern Michigan University.

Please direct  any specific questions to Karen Thompson at kthompson@glcyd.org.

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Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award applications available

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#give906 exceeded goal

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