We’ve written about the success of the YouMedia in the past, here’s your chance to create similar set up in your library.
These grants will support the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and high-school youth in mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media. Grantees will be required to participate, in-person and online, in a community of practice that will provide technical assistance, networking, and cross-project learning. Projects are expected to provide prototypes for the field and be based on current research about digital media and youth learning. There will be two project deadlines for this grant program, with the second deadline planned for spring 2012.
Application guidelines are currently available:
FY 2011 Deadline: August 15, 2011
Grant Amount: Planning and Design Grants: up to $100,000
Grant Period: 18 months
Matching Requirement: Cost sharing of at least one third is encouraged, but not required
Project Start Date: January 1, 2012
You can find out more by attending the upcoming free webinar on July 12th Click here for webinar instructions. (PDF)