School’s out for the summer and Youth Service America is challenging kids to make this a Summer of Creativity. YSA, through support from Disney | ABC Television Group will award “Summer of Creativity Grants” to young change-makers who have ideas and projects that positively impact their community. Young people who are creating lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects should definitely apply, especially those who are already involved in volunteering.
Youth ages 5-18 in the U.S. are eligible to apply for Summer of Creativity Grants by submitting service project ideas that will make a difference in their local communities.

 Some of the details:

  • One hundred and twenty five winners will be awarded individual $500 grants to implement their projects.
  • Select grantees will have a chance to be recognized on Good Morning America or their local ABC affiliate.

2014 grant-awarded projects included:

  • Warm Winters, a program run by a 14-year-old to collect coats, hats, and gloves left at ski resorts to help
    keep the homeless warm.
  • Shred Kids Cancer, a campaign organized by a 14-year-old to fundraise for research to help find cures for
    pediatric cancer.
  • Braeden’s Brown Bags, a foundation founded by a 10-year-old to provide healthy meals to kids in need.

YSAApplications for Summer of Creativity Grants will be accepted through August 10, 2015. For more information and to apply online visit or

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