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The Lead2Feed Challenge was established to encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization. Student teams from public, private, or charter middle or high schools are invited to enter. Each team must create and execute a service-learning project that raises awareness of hunger by establishing a goal that attempts to solve a local, statewide, or national hunger-related issue (i.e., helping an existing charity or creating a project whose aim is to address or solve a hunger-related problem locally or nationally); develop an action plan to achieve the goal; and demonstrate leadership. Each entry also must include a written summary or video overview of the project as well as quantifiable results. First-, second-, and third-place prizes as well as honorable mentions in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, respectively, will be awarded. In addition, technology grants in the amount of $2,000 (first place), $1,000 (second place), and $1,000 (third place) will be awarded. Deadline is May 31, 2019. To learn more, click here.
Start a Snowball, Inc. encourages kids of all ages to engage in philanthropic and community service activities. The organization believes that even one child with the right intentions and support can start a project that seems small in the beginning and eventually grows (“snowballs”) into something that inspires and benefits an entire community. In order to help kids kick off their philanthropy efforts, Start a Snowball awards $100 in seed funding for projects taken on by individuals or organizations. To be eligible, projects must be led by youth between the ages of 5 and 18 and have the intention of doing good. There is no deadline. To learn more, click here.