The nonprofit It Gets Better Project has opened its grant program that will award $10,000 grants to 50 public and charter secondary schools in the United States to help support LGBTQ+ youth aged 13–18.
A wide range of proposals have been awarded grants in the past. According to the organization: “We’re looking to fund projects that uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth in schools in all 50 states.”
Criteria for selection include uniqueness to the school’s specific needs, measurability of the impact of the proposed program, and involvement of both students and staff.
The program is funded by retailer American Eagle Outfitters through customer donations.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invite middle school and high school students to join A Space for Us All, a virtual educational experience examining and building on the legacy of achievement, connection, and knowledge of African Americans at NASA.
National Council for the Social Studies and Kaur Foundation have announced an award to honor social studies teaching and leadership excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The DEI Instructional Innovation Award will recognize a teacher, administrator, or institution that has developed and taught a modified course, revised curricula, or created equity and inclusion tools to support inclusiveness.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in US history. Since 1976 every US president has officially designated February as Black History Month.
Teachers are invited to put the power of these resources to work in their classrooms during Black History Month and throughout the year.