Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Grow Grant for young visionaries

in association with
PlanIt Brooklyn and The Reconstruction Period

Brooklyn youth, ages 17 and under, are encouraged to submit an idea that requires minimal funding to grow. If we pick it, we’ll give you $50 in cash. Yup, $50. Cash! You’ll also get help from The Stoop’s First Saturdays – a workshop that helps children’s dreams grow. The only condition is that you be willing to tell us about what you did a month later. If we don’t pick it, don’t worry. You can apply again next month!

The deadline for submissions is the 15th of every month, beginning April 15th.

How to Apply
We think lots of things are grow-worthy. Surprise us. Besides your idea, please share:

  • Contact info (Name, Birth Date, Address, Phone, E-mail [if applicable], School you attend, Grade)
  • Parent’s info (Name, Phone, E-mail [if applicable])
  • What your idea is
  • Why it deserves attention
  • How you plan to do it
  • If you’ve completed other good ideas in the past, share that too! But don’t make it too long (less than 500 words), as we have short attention spans and are sometimes distracted by other great ideas.

If we give you $50, we want to share your success story online and will need a photograph and follow up conversation to hear how well your idea grew.

ACACIA ULTD will be looking for:
  • Creativity
  • Passion
  • “Do-ability”

If you have questions about the grant, please e-mail us at