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Youth Matter Grant Application

Youth Matter Grant 2022 Application
  • Please share a brief description of your organization or group (limit to 50 words):
  • What community do you hope to impact with your grant? This can be a school community, specific neighborhood, group of individuals with similar defining characteristics, etc. It must be a community that you yourself are a part of. (limit to 50 words)
  • Describe a couple issues that face your community (defined above) and brainstorm a few ways your group could impact these challenges. (limit to 250 words)
  • Grantees will choose to focus on one of three themes that can help them to achieve their desired community impact (above). These are: wellbeing projects, safe driving messages for youth, and underage drinking prevention messages. Tell us which theme you will be focusing on to accomplish your community impact, and why. Please refer to Appendix B of the grant guide for more information and example projects. (limit 150 words)
  • Support the youth working on your project to know that they matter! Please list how you will focus on these goals for youth involved in your project, particularly within the context of adhering to physical distancing guidelines: (limit to 400 words) • Safety. Youth want to live in a safer community, not just for physical safety but also to be emotionally safe to be themselves. • Support, Respect, and Fairness. Youth want to be treated fairly and with respect by adults. Having friendly, supportive, and positive relationships with adults provides the right role models to empower youth. • Make a Difference. Youth want to be engaged and make a difference. This may be through providing meaningful opportunities and service-based activities. Meaningful involvement also includes youth involved in decision-making, leadership, and implementing a project.
  • Safe Alaskans and AYDC are aiming to support youth as leaders through this grant. Please describe how youth were involved in completing this application, and how youth and adults will work together in decision-making and implementing the project. If youth are not yet engaged as leaders, describe your commitment to growing this skill and how we can support you in building youth-adult partnerships (limit to 250 words)
  • Do you see any challenges in meeting grant requirements, including collecting youth participant surveys, attending the mandatory grantee orientation, or anything outlined in this guide?
  • Do you see any challenges in meeting grant requirements, including collecting youth participant surveys, attending the mandatory grantee orientation, or anything outlined in this guide?
  • If yes to the question above, please explain (100-word limit):
  • Have you previously partnered with Center for Safe Alaskans or Anchorage Youth Development Coalition?
  • If yes to the question above, in what way? (limit 100 words)
  • Safe Alaskans and AYDC are committed to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Youth Matter Grants intend to increase access to opportunities for community change for people who belong to systematically oppressed communities. Priority will be given to:

    • Applications involving and supporting the development of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) youth in leadership and youth belonging to other systematically oppressed groups.

    • Community impacts include moving toward JEDI for BIPOC and other systematically oppressed communities.

    Application questions (limit to 250 words):

    a. Does your intended impact include advancing JEDI for BIPOC in your community? If so, please describe some ideas of how you might impact this (unless already stated above).

    b. Will the project team include youth leaders who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)? (Yes/No)

    c. Does your project seek to advance JEDI for other systematically oppressed groups (e.g., LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, immigrants and their first-generation descendants, people affected by persistent poverty or inequality, etc.) in your community? If so, please describe some ideas for how you might impact this (unless already stated above).

    d. Will the project team include youth leaders who self-identify with systematically oppressed groups, including, but not limited to, LGBTQ+, immigrants and their first-generation descendants, people with disabilities, or people otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality? (Yes/No)

  • Please upload any additional documents to support your application, including appendices used. (Maximum file size 8MB)
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.