Comprehensive school health programs rely on student involvement to promote healthy, resilient, and successful learning environments. The Department of Public Instruction is leading the Student Alcohol and other Drug Abuse (AODA) Mini-Grant Program for the 2017-18 school year as a way to encourage initiatives focused on student involvement.
Grant funds will be available on a competitive basis for Wisconsin schools to support education, prevention, and intervention programs designed by students. The programs typically target alcohol use, drug abuse, and other youth risk behaviors (tobacco use, violence, bullying, suicide, traffic safety, and sexual risk behaviors). Student involvement in the planning and implementation of the project is a priority. Consideration will be given based on the educational value of the project and statewide geographic distribution of funds.
Last year’s recipients were students from the River Valley School District. The students used their grant funds to develop a ‘Kindness Day,’ which brought together peers from four other school districts to promote kindness. Students identified “random acts of kindness” as a way to promote kindness throughout the year. To share their great work, the students created a visual display of handwritten notes for each act of kindness. Click here to read more on Kindness Day at the River Valley School District.
Who can apply?
Any group of students from a Wisconsin K-12 public school may complete an application that describes a project of their interest. Student groups may only apply for the funding of a single project. Students in a private school may collaborate with a public school, but may not apply directly for a student mini-grant.
What is the award amount?
Each funded project may be awarded up to $1,000
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