The Charles Stewart Mott (CSM) Foundation offers Graduating High School College & Career Ready grants to increase high school graduation and college and career readiness outcomes for students, particularly those in low-income communities. Funding is designed to support afterschool programs for college and career readiness and innovative strategies in academic coaching, as well as children’s savings accounts for college. Preference is given to organizations that provide technical assistance or support best practices and professional development to build the capacity of college and career readiness programs; to those with expertise in research-based coaching models to adapt for middle school and early high school students; and to those working to promote CSM initiatives to increase graduation rates and postsecondary success. The amount of the award varies. Interested applicants will find additional details about this grant on GetEdFunding, a website sponsored by CDW•G with access to a free database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, has announced its 2023 Summer Programs, freevirtual opportunities for students in grades 9–12. As part of Girls Who Code’s commitment to providing students with resources about the many pathways into a STEM career, this year’s programs have been updated to include curriculum options on Gaming and Data Science.
XR Foundations Academy, a program of XR Terra, prepares students in middle school and high school with skills to begin creating meaningful virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences for themselves and their communities.
The US Department of Education’s Career Z Challenge will allow more students to get college credit, apprenticeships, and industry credentials. The Career Z Challenge, which launched in April 2023, highlights innovative efforts to provide real-world learning to high school students.