Georgia 4-H is providing Learn and Serve Georgia Grants of up to $700 to teachers to fund Service Learning Projects in their classrooms.

 

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism provides grant funds under the Learn & Serve America program. These are federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

If you’re interested, please sign up for one of the three training opportunities:

 

Dec. 11, 2010 – Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Eatonton, Georgia
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Dinner and Lunch Provided

January 13, 2011 – Rural Development Center
Tifton, GA
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch Provided

 

January 14, 2011 – Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Eatonton, Georgia
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch Provided

 

To Register or for more information: www.georgia4h.org/service/learning/

The purpose of this grant is to support the implementation of Academic Service Learning projects that focus on improving academic achievement and civic responsibility. An integral part of the project is for the participating youth to partner with an outside organization addressing an issue identified by the youth.

 

Our goal is for every participant to leave the training with an approved implementation plan and mini-grant application.

 

If the project is approved, the grant can be used to pay for a substitute teacher for the day of the training and mileage to and from the training.

 

Teachers can receive one PLU for their participation, provided they participate in the follow up conference calls and submit the required paperwork.

 

Grants will be administered through the teacher’s school or school system accountant.