apply for the youth empowerment fund

The Youth Advisory Council, which is part of the Asian American Justice Center, has a new grant available to youth to support of their campaigns, projects, and events. The Youth Empowerment Fund offers up to $500 and the funds must be devoted to program or initiative with a large focus on APIA youth. Here's a quick video with some more information:

Are you a young person trying to create positive social change for APIA youth in your community? Apply for the Youth Empowerment Fund. Here are some more details:
The Youth Empowerment Fund is designed for youth-led initiatives committed to advancing their community through social justice programs, community action plans, and campaigns. Your ideas and programs can encompass any aspect as long as a core element is community betterment with Asian Pacific Islander American ties. For example, Georgetown University’s Asian Student Association was given $500 through the Youth Empowerment Fund to organize the first Asian graduation ceremony on their campus.


How Much?
Well, that depends. AAJC and the Youth Advisory Council have several ways to assist you including monetary support and other resources depending on the size and request of your initiative. Monetary support is given by an at needs basis. Please note that this does not guarantee that we will provide the full amount requested in your proposal. Applications will be evaluated individually and funding will be apportioned only to quality projects with reasonable, justifiable budget items.

How many?
Two to four grants will be awarded each month!

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The AAJC’s Youth Advisory Council will review your submission. You then will be notified of whether you have received funding. It is highly encouraged to submit your application no less than 2 months before funding is needed to give ample time for the review process.
For further information about the grant, eligibility and the applications process, download the Youth Empowerment Fund application here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, go to the AAJC Facebook page here.

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