Summer Nutrition Programs for Children

The US Department of Agriculture has launched a group of summer nutrition services for children, known as the SUN Programs, as part of an effort to combat food insecurity and malnutrition among students when they are typically out of school.

Social Media Initiative Empowering Girls in STEAM

High school senior Reeva Khokhar, the national executive director of Girl Genius, says she is determined “to create a supportive and inclusive environment for girls to explore their potential in STEM fields and embrace their passion.”

Grants for Bookmobiles Serving Economically or Socially At-Risk Children

Lois Lenski, children’s book author and 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a lifelong belief that all children should have access to good books. In support of that belief, the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation awards grants to organizations operating a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth.

Campaign to Recycle Solar Eclipse Glasses

Those highly sought-after eclipse glasses may seem useless now that the brief April 8 solar event is in the past. However, there are ways to pay it forward by offering the special eyewear to others.

Resources for Championing a Diverse and Inclusion Workplace

The Consortium for School Networking’s new platform uses tech resources to enrich K–12 education and deepen understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Helping districts recognize and celebrate the differences that create a richer learning environment, this invaluable tool fosters recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups.

Education Initiative Promoting Civic Literacy and Engagement

As the nation’s record keeper and home of the founding documents of the United States, the National Archives is uniquely positioned to promote civic literacy and engagement. By studying examples of civic engagement in the past, students will better understand their rights and responsibilities and be prepared to participate in their communities in the present.

Media Literacy Learning in the Digital Age

Creating an informed public capable of community, civic, and democratic engagement starts with educating youth to take responsibility for the content they create, share, and consume. The nonprofit Take Two Media Initiative is dedicated to teaching K–12 learners the media literacy skills they need to become smart digital citizens, through engaging, project-based filmmaking residencies in their schools.

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.

Online Summer Program Exposing Students to the Field of Artificial Intelligence

As the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make a big impact in the world, researchers and educators at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) believe that to develop inclusive, humanistic, and benevolent technologies, the field of AI needs to include students, researchers, and technologists from all walks of life.