Seed money for Youth Led Projects

Powered by Service Offers Funding to Seed Youth-Led Service Projects


Usher's New Look, a nonprofit organization founded by entertainer Usher Raymond IV that supports underprivileged youth in using their talents to become community leaders, has announced the launch of Powered By Service, a new initiative to encourage young people around the world to become involved in addressing the most pressing problems facing their communities — from preventing malaria and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS to ending gang violence and increasing access to clean water.

Young people all over the world can participate in Powered By Service. Participants will have access to online toolkits and opportunities to apply for financial resources to support their projects. Grants will be awarded for exceptional service ideas.

Powered By Service currently has two grant opportunities available for youth volunteers.

Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, the "Nothing but Nets" grant is designed to help youth create projects that increase awareness and funds for the purchase of bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria in Africa.

Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service's Learn and Serve America, the "What's Your Power?" grant opportunity offers funding for projects that address any issue. Youth are invited to design a project around the cause that interests them.

For complete program information, visit the Powered By Service Web site.

Link to Complete RFP


Environmental opportunities for young writers

Hi Karen,

I'd really like to get in touch with you about an internship opportunity for young writers. I scoured this site and can't find your email address, so I'm posting this here. I work for Mother Nature Network ( and the internship program is described in detail here:

Please email me at if you'd like to learn more or have any questions -- it seems you'd have access to some great contacts for outstanding youth in Arkansas and we'd love to hear from you.


Ashley Chase