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Our Kids, Our Future New Orleans Mini-Grant Application

Humanity First USA has been actively involved in Hurricane Katrina relief and rebuilding efforts and seeks to continue support of post-Katrina affected New Orleans through branching out its already established Our Kids, Our Future (OKOF) initiative to the area.  OKOF seeks to empower the community, school staff, and students of some of the most underserved schools districts across the country.  In keeping with its tradition to support the creative potential of the children of New Orleans, Humanity First will be awarding mini-grants to schools and teachers in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. The Our Kid, Our Future Mini-Grant Program has been developed to enable creative teachers to bring more innovation into their classrooms and provide more learning opportunities for their students. Schools and teachers who are awarded grants will have to meet pre-established criteria and must submit proposals detailing the use of the grant money.
Some examples of proposals (accompanied with cost estimate) by teachers in other cities have included

* Tutoring and mentoring programs for students
* Putting computers into the classrooms
* Donating school supply kits to every student in need
* Providing much needed library books and teaching tools
* Issuing mini-grants to motivated teachers
* Granting academic awards to outstanding students
* Providing preventive healthcare services

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. It is in the applicants’ best interest to apply early.

Email rashida.rana@us.humanityfirst.org for mini-grant application form.

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