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Alumni Chapter Mini-Grant Opportunity

Our global community faces many challenges that require leadership from all people to create innovative solutions. Now, more than ever, we need youth voice and leadership to reimagine our world and rebuild a more equitable society. The Clubhouse Network is committed to supporting all Members and Alumni in their personal growth and leadership development journey. To this end, we are excited to offer two opportunities: Please consider applying for either a Youth Leadership Council Mini-Grant to launch or support ongoing community and leadership among your Clubhouse Members OR an Alumni Chapter Mini-Grant to keep your alumni learning, connected and engaged. Clubhouses may apply for one mini-grant opportunity only, up to $1,000.

  • The Clubhouse Network defines a “member” as a young person, age 10 – 18, who attends The Clubhouse and has a signed and completed a membership agreement.
  • The Clubhouse Network defines “alumni” as a Clubhouse member who has reached the age of 19 and therefore has “aged out” of programming for ages 10-18.

An alumni community is an integral part of a successful and sustainable youth program in which young adults draw continued support from their network and their peers. A successful alumni program can yield benefits for the youth program itself, in the form of youth recruiting, community awareness, and fund-raising.

Eligibility and Timeline

  • Clubhouses must be in “good standing” and in compliance with the current Clubhouse Network license agreement.
  • The Clubhouse should identify a point of contact for the mini-grant who is responsible for reporting requirements. The point of contact can be the CBO Representative, Clubhouse Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, or other Clubhouse staff member.
  • Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2020. Decisions will be announced by the end of September 2020.
  • Alumni Chapter program activities should occur between October 2020 and June 2021.
    Reporting requirements are due in July 2021.

Next Steps:

  1. Download our Local Alumni Chapter Starter Guide for ideas on how to start a local chapter
  2. Review Application before Submitting
  3. Once you’re ready, complete and submit your application
  4. Preview Interim Report

For more information about these opportunities, please reach out to Youth Leadership Program Manager, Christine Monska.

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