Deadline: Creative Outreach Grant Applications
The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth is now accepting applications for the Annual Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Creative Outreach Grants for Teachers and Librarians.
Each year, two grants of up to $1,000 each are awarded for projects to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people; particularly, but not exclusively, through the works of Virginia Hamilton. One grant goes to a K-12 teacher and one to a school library or youth services librarian in a public library.
APPLY NOW. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 28, 2016.
Eligible applicants must currently work with or plan to work with children or adolescents in any grade from preschool through high school or in a public or school library. Applicants must submit an application form, a professional reference and a proposal detailing the development of a new classroom or library program that:
- Promotes awareness of multicultural themes and issues through outstanding literature;
- Illustrates the use of exemplary multicultural literature, particularly but not exclusively the works of Virginia Hamilton;
- Demonstrates effective organization, methods and/or library service;
- Includes a plan for documenting the development of the program throughout the grant period.