K-12 Field Trips Funded Nationwide

From our friends at GrantStation…

K-12 Field Trips Funded Nationwide
Target Field Trip Grants
The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. (Parents, volunteers, after-school programs, Pre-K groups, and childcare centers are not eligible to apply.) Types of funded trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used from January 2016 until the end of the school year to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies. Online applications will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2015. Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.

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Help Your Students Explore The Opportunities of Entrepreneurship!

Remember as a child the thrill of managing your own lemonade stand or selling crafts and homemade goodies that you had made? Wouldn’t it be great if children kept that enterprising spirit into adulthood? Learning ZoneXpress understands that few teachers have the educational resources or time to teach an entrepreneurship program. Fortunately, some lessons and activities can be integrated into academic subjects throughout grade levels.

Our new “Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss DVD” is designed to help students explore the opportunities of entrepreneurship. Your students will discover the struggles and successes of four different business owners in Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss. This video features interviews of a baker, videographer, children’s clothing designer, and president of a charitable running event company.  These entrepreneurs share their experiences running their own businesses.


Topics in this video include:

• Motivation
• Challenges and Risks
• Strengths, Skills, and Training
• Time Management
• Communication and Teamwork
• Support Systems
• Rewards
• Advice for Others

It is said that entrepreneurs are ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things. Help your students find their own entrepreneurial opportunities and show them they can succeed while following their dreams.  Visit Learning ZoneXpress for more educational DVD’s, posters, handouts, lesson plans and more!

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Grants Promote Projects Benefitting Women and Girls

From our friends at GrantStation…

Grants Promote Projects Benefitting Women and Girls
Open Meadows Foundation
The Open Meadows Foundation is dedicated to funding projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities in the U.S. and worldwide. The Foundation supports projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls, reflect the diversity of the community served by the project, promote building community power, and encourage racial, gender, and economic justice. Priority is given to organizations that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. The Foundation provides grants of up to $2,000 to cover start-up expenses or to support ongoing projects. (The Foundation also administers a number of special funds that are targeted to specific groups or activities.) The next application deadline for all of the Foundation’s grant opportunities is August 15, 2015. Funding guidelines and application instructions are available on the Foundation’s website.

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June is Great Outdoors Month – 3 Ways to Celebrate

If you need another reUp North Foodscapes Posterason to get outside this summer, June is Great Outdoors Month! Take this opportunity to celebrate nature with your kids and students. Here are some ideas to get outside and connect with each other and with Mother Nature.

  • Take a camping trip - Pack your bags and head into the woods for the weekend. It doesn’t have to be far from home. Check out your nearest State Park for some available openings.
  • Plan a picnic – This is an incredibly easy way to get in some quality family time. Pack some snacks and visit your local park. Throw a blanket down and soak up the scenery. This is also a great opportunity to spend time with your children and can prompt really great discussions. Being outside is good for the mind and body.
  • Backyard Campout – Think outside the yard. Turn it into a fun camp out with the kids. Have a bonfire, roast marshmallows, pitch tents and tell ghost stories right from your back yard! This is a fun introductory option if you have little ones who are new to the camping scene.

Those are just a few ideas for enjoying the great outdoors with your family and friends this summer. Check your local events calendar for more ideas. Many towns and counties offer great summer activities! Do you have any ideas to share? Leave them in the comments below or post them to the Learning ZoneXpress Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!


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Grants for Native organizations working toward Healthy Kids, Health Futures

The Notah Begay III Foundation’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Health Futures, has announced its 2015 Seeds of  Native Health Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). The Foundation “will provide needed investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.” Grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded, with preference given to applicants located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota.  Eligible organizations include U.S. based Native American-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits, federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.”  Deadline is July 20th.

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