Donations of Supplies for Art Projects

A lack of art supplies is a major issue with schools around the country and is particularly acute in K–12. Art is not just students having fun; it is a critical part of releasing energy and uses many of the skills that students are learning in other subjects, including math and engineering skills.

Challenge to Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

Discovery Education and 3M have partnered to inspire the next generation of innovators through the Young Scientist Lab. Through K–8 standards-aligned resources and at-home DIY science investigations, along with the award-winning annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the Young Scientist Lab seeks to remove barriers and create accessible STEM learning for middle school students.

Funding Dedicated to the Teaching and Encouragement of Reading

Believe in Reading awards grants for successful literacy programs that serve populations with out-of-the-ordinary needs, such as geographic areas with low reading scores and high poverty levels. Believe in Reading will provide funds only if they are earmarked for literacy; reading must be the primary activity.

Game That Fuels a Culture of Generosity in Children

A new app and website called Give As We Grow teaches children about the four Ts of philanthropy: Time, Treasure, Talents, and Ties. The digital experience, developed in a collaboration of The Phillips Foundation, GivingTuesday, and the National Center for Family Philanthropy, features interactive games, educational tools, and journals to inspire children to give back to their communities.

Challenge to Propose Solutions for Local Ecological Threats to Biodiversity

Philippe Cousteau Jr.’s nonprofit EarthEco International is inviting submissions from youth aged 13–16 to compete in the 2024 OurEcho STEM Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to identify local ecological threats to biodiversity and propose solutions to protect or repair them.

Student Writing Project on the Theme of Diversity in Schools

The International Literacy Association (ILA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) are collaborating to amplify student voices in critical conversations promoting and uplifting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in schools and communities. The writing project, which is open to students in kindergarten though grade 12, is related to the theme Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities.