MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award

MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award
c/o Afterschool Alliance
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC

Phone: 202-347-2030

Primary Contact:
Mr. Chris D’Agostino
Research Associate

Geographic Scope:

Type of Organization: Foundation

Total Annual Giving: $50,000

Grant Details:
Five $10,000 awards will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements:
Afterschool programs

Application Deadlines:
May 31, 2011
(The 2012 deadline will be available in the spring.)

Areas of Interest:
The MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards, administered by Afterschool Alliance, recognize afterschool programs throughout the U.S. that are excelling at engaging middle schoolers. The program is intended to reveal highly effective, potentially lesser-known, innovative programs serving middle school students.

Nominations will be accepted in one of the following four issue areas:

  • Afterschool: Providing Opportunities for Service Learning for Middle School Students
    The focus is on programs integrating community service with instruction to enrich learning experiences, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
  • Aligning Afterschool with the School Day: Strategies for Middle School
    The focus is on programs that reinforce and complement the regular academic programs of the students’ schools and use innovative methods to assist students in meeting academic standards while also broadening their learning experiences.
  • Afterschool as a Strategy to Address Middle School Bullying
    The focus is on programs that address bullying in a novel and creative way to teach children the dangers of ostracizing their peers and offer solutions for how to deal with bullies.
  • Afterschool Supports Literacy for Middle School Students
    The focus is on programs excelling in promoting increased literacy, competent writing skills, and a passion for reading among participating youth.

Five nominees will receive awards of $10,000 to be used to continue or improve upon the highlighted program. Additionally, winners and other notable nominees will be featured in a special edition of Afterschool Alliance Issue Briefs.

Application Procedures:
Nomination guidelines are available on the website listed above.

Last Updated: 4/1/2011