No Kid Hungry Art and Writing Contest for teens deadline is October 17

LOGO_medium (1)Take action against childhood hunger! Enter the Genweration No Kid Hungry art and writing contest and win scholarships and cash for your school!

This contest is open only to:

  • Legal residents of the United States who are in 7th through 12th grades at the time of entry.
  • Students’ parents/guardians or educators who are currently employed by an accredited public or private K–12 school in the United States must apply on behalf of eligible students.

Students must enter in one of the following four categories:

  1. Personal or persuasive essay, 500 to 2,000 words, double-spaced
  2. Poem
  3. Short story
  4. Short film (1 to

Win $1000 in the Ben Franklin & The Electric Fire Scholarship Competition

ben_franklin_electric_fire_640x392_extBenjamin Franklin was the first person to figure out how static electricity works. In his experiments, he used wax, glass tubes, and, of course, people. He had his subjects stand on wax, rub glass tubes, and touch each other, and he observed and recorded the sparks that flew. While Franklin called the sparks he saw “electric fire,” his notion that electricity was actually collected, not created, was an important step forward in our understanding.

In this contest, your filmmaking and special effects skills are needed to explain what’s happening when we experience static electricity and how important Ben Franklin’s breakthroughs …

U.S. State Department’s Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship deadline is September 22

dept of stateThe State Department is currently accepting applications to help fund innovative travel around the world by young people who use education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college students who have not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. Through 4 to 6 weeks of travel anywhere in the world, you can have the opportunity to interact with individuals from other nations while promoting the goals of UNESCO!

The fellowship is intended for American college or university students who express an interest in …

Recent college grads can make a difference through Teach for America!

teach-for-america-logoCropAll kids deserve access to a great education. But too often, low-income children do not have the same access as their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but it’s possible.

What will it take? Committed leaders in our classrooms who will continue to fight for students tomorrow! And, the Teach For America mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders.

For example, did you know that Teach for America recruits recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools? Or that …

Good deeds unite us! September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations.

This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with …