The Enlight Technology Platform grant is for organizations that engage youth ages K-12 in a distinct changemaking program and who are looking for an online platform to equip and connect their teachers, mentors, or program managers. (For organizations working with college-age youth, check out the Youth Collaborative.)
All Technology Platform grantees receive free access to the Crew online platform; 1:1 support for platform customization; funding to ensure successful integration of the platform into your operations; and participation in an annual Community Engagement Gathering for all Technology Platform grantees.
1. THE CREW PLATFORM
For nearly a decade, the Crew Platform has successfully deepened and sustained the participation of young volunteers from a wide range of programs. It's an effective tool for program managers to support and collaborate with chapters and individual youth participants, as well as an easy-to-use tool for youth to engage with their program, inspire one another to do and be more, and to find opportunities to grow their social impact projects.
2. PROGRAM DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
The grant includes a 1-1 workshop designed to customize the platform to your organization's needs, optimize your youth engagement methodology, and train your program managers to take responsibility for ongoing platform management.
In addition to receiving ongoing support from the Enlight Collaborative team, we connect Technology Platform grantees throughout the year to share best practices and resources, and to nurture a community of support that delivers benefits well beyond the platform.
3. IMPLEMENTATION FUNDS
The grant includes funds up to $30K over two years, for the purpose of ensuring the successful launch and adoption of the Crew Platform.
4. COMMUNITY engagement gatherings
An annual in-person gathering to train and connect program managers who are the heart and soul of community engagement in their organizations. Travel and accommodations are included in the grant.
Grantees also have the option of requesting a half-day workshop for their team called "Difficult Conversations: The art and science of thinking together." The objectives of the workshop are to develop critical communication skills that allow us to build relationship and effectively collaborate across our differences. For organizations interested in the workshop, travel and related expenses for the workshop facilitator are also covered.
- You mobilize, train or convene K-12 youth in formal or informal changemaking education.
- Your program includes educational modules, online training and/or on-going youth engagement.
- Mentors/teachers are essential to the implementation of your training.
- You desire your mentors/teachers to be connected to, and share resources and best practices with, their peers.
- You have a spirit of collaboration.
- You’re ready and able to leverage online technology to facilitate all of the above.
GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE
STAGE 1. APPLY!
Applications are due January 15, 2018
STAGE 2. INTERVIEWS
In-depth interviews will conclude January 26, 2018
Will be announced February 1, 2018
THE 2018 GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED.
HOWEVER, If you THINK YOUR PROGRAM WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE CREW PLATFORM, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A DEMO AND BRAINSTORM PARTNERSHIP IDEAS!
CREW PLATFORM QUICK GLIMPSE