In partnership with Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, through the generous support of The Heinz Endowments, and on behalf of the local My Brother’s Keeper Committee, The Sprout Fund is seeking proposals for partnerships that create opportunities for youth, particularly young men of color ages 16-24, to acquire technological, social, and academic skills that will enhance their quality of life and ability to secure future employment.

Each participating organization will receive collaborative support, technical assistance, and $5,000 in grant funding through the MBK Pittsburgh Digital Literacy Collaborative to:

  • Build capacity for effective programming in digital literacy and life skills that enable youth, particularly young men of color ages 16-24, to pursue their personal interests and passions with the support of friends and caring adults while linking this learning to academic achievement, career success, and civic engagement;
  • Develop a partnership with a local organization that demonstrates deep experience in mentorship, youth leadership, and/or digital literacy best practices;
  • Participate in a digital literacy collective focused on enhancing capacity to integrate 21st century skills into established out-of-school-time programs; and,
  • Make capital investments in technology, equipment, and space improvements to support program implementation.

The Sprout Fund is  currently seeking proposals from youth-serving organizations and resource organizations interested in joining the Digital Literacy Collaborative.

The deadline to apply for support is Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5pm. Learn more and start your proposal at sproutfund.org/mbk.

Apply for the MBK Digital Literacy Collaborative was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Arielle Evans