If you had up to $10,000 to make school better for LGBTQ+ students, what would you do? The It Gets Better Project wants to help answer that question with a new school-based grant initiative, 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices.
📣 What would you do if you had $10,000 to improve your school?
Well, you just might get it. 👀
We're giving 50 grants to students in 50 states to support projects to uplift, connect, and empower LGBTQ+ students! 🏳️🌈
Have a good idea? Apply now: #50states50grants
— It Gets Better (@ItGetsBetter) November 10, 2021
Through the new initiative, grants of up to $10K each will be awarded to at least one middle and/or high school in every US state, including US territories, and funds will support projects to uplift and support the wellbeing of local LGBTQ+ students.
Applications for grant opportunities open today, and faculty advisors, educators, or school administrators can apply in partnership with queer (LGBTQ+) students ages 13-18 by preparing a proposal at www.itgetsbetter.org/50states50grants.
Potential projects could be:
• Build an LGBTQ+ section for books and other resources in your school library
• Paint a mural or other art installation in your school highlighting local LGBTQ+ history
• Launch your school’s first GSA
• Organize a school float for your city’s Pride Parade
…or be creative and think outside the box!
Related: It Gets Better – A Digital Pride Experience
50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices. is made possible by the generous support of American Eagle Outfitters through customer donations from all 50 states.
Visit www.itgetsbetter.org/50states50grants to get tips on creating proposals, potential projects ideas, timelines, and how we can all make our schools a more inclusive, empowering place for youth.
Applications are open now through February 10, 2022!
Incredible! @ItGetsBetter is supporting LGBTQ-affirming schools with grants this year!https://t.co/kKkHXVSxKx
— thedruproject (@thedruproject) November 11, 2021