The Power of Youth Challenge: Youth Leading Racial Healing is a leadership and service opportunity supporting youth-designed projects that promote racial equity and address systemic racism. The Challenge, funded by the Allstate Foundation, provides young people (ages 13-19) across the U.S. with the opportunity to identify a need in their communities related to racial healing and apply for a $250 grant to support a (COVID-safe) service project. In addition to building their own leadership, service, and career skills, grant winners will have the opportunity to increase understanding, communication, caring, and respect within their communities through service projects that address racial division and injustice.
Early applications are due by April 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until limited funds are allocated.
Who is Eligible to Apply:
- Young people between the ages of 13-19
- Applicants must live in the U.S.
- Participants must agree to report on project progress and reflect on their project’s impact.
- Projects must follow CDC’s guidelines for social distancing for both the applicants’ and their project audiences’ health and wellbeing.
Projects must respond to an identified need in community related to promoting racial equity and/or healing
Must have tangible, concrete outcomes
Cannot be overtly political in nature and/or relate to a specific political party
Cannot center around boycotts and/or campaign against something