Nestlé Very Best in Youth Program
The Nestlé Very Best in Youth Program, sponsored by Nestlé USA, honors teens throughout the United States who have excelled in school and whose efforts are making a profound difference in the lives of others. Young people between 14 and 18 years of age are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record, and show how they have made a special contribution to their school, church, or community. Nestle will donate $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his or her choice. The winners will also receive a trip for them and a parent or guardian to Los Angeles, CA, for the Nestlé Very Best in Youth awards ceremony. The application deadline is November 8, 2012. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.
Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, provides grants for public high schools to support their students in addressing teen driver safety through service-learning. Students and teachers develop innovative service-learning projects that are intended to influence driving behaviors and save lives on the road through public awareness and engagement campaigns. Public high schools that enroll students in grades 9-12 in the U.S. and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario are invited to apply. Twenty-five schools will be chosen to receive $2,000 grants to support the implementation of their campaigns from January to April 2013. Ten of these 25 schools will be selected to receive an additional $7,500 to continue their project in the following school year and to participate in the National Service-Learning Conference in 2014. The application deadline is November 15, 2012. Visit the Project Ignition website for the application guidelines.