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Youth Opportunities Grant

The Hendricks Family Foundation Board of Directors established Beloit’s young people, in particular the educational achievement and post-secondary success of our youth, as the Foundation’s highest priority.

Eligibility & Priorities

Our target is youth from middle school through age 21 and our goal is to move the needle for kids in our community.

We want our young people to see their potential, dream big dreams, and successfully move into adulthood. We would like to see this for each and every one of our children.

We realize that we have many strong and committed partners, individuals and organizations that are working diligently day after day striving to achieve similar goals. Sometimes we’re successful, we reach a child or a family and change happens. Sometimes we achieve progress on a community-level.

We applaud all of these accomplishments yet realize there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. Put simply, too many of our children are failing to thrive.

HFF invites organizations interested in improving youth outcomes to submit program proposals that have the potential to assist us in improving community outcomes.

We are seeking programming options that support successful middle school to high school transitions, strengthen post-secondary preparation and increase post-secondary success, expose youth to career-pathway opportunities and employment experience and improve academic performance.

We are also interested in youth development programs that build key non-cognitive skills demonstrated to improve academic success. Priority will be given to projects that are evidence-based, though innovative programming with strong research support will also be considered. We strongly encourage meaningful collaboration among community partners including joint projects.

This solicitation is not intended to provide funding for existing programs or to replace other funding sources. Existing programs interested in submitting proposals must demonstrate how the program will be expanded or strengthened in order to enhance youth outcomes.

HFF is inviting organizations interested in improving youth outcomes to submit their concepts ideas for programs or opportunities that have the potential to assist us in improving community outcomes.

We will prioritize program options that support successful middle school to high school transitions, strengthen post-secondary preparation and increase post-secondary success, expose youth to career-pathway opportunities and employment experience and improve academic performance.

We are also interested in youth development programs that build key non-cognitive skills demonstrated to improve academic success. Priority will be given to projects that are evidence-based, though innovative programming with strong research support will also be considered. We strongly encourage meaningful collaboration among community partners including joint projects.

Existing programs interested in submitting proposals must demonstrate how the program will be expanded or strengthened in order to enhance youth outcomes.

We are interested in efforts that demonstrate the ability to influence one or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase Attendance and/or reduce truancy rates (7th grade – 12th grade)
  • Improve non-cognitive skills that correlate with improved academic performance and decision-making
  • Improve core academic competencies
    • Math and Reading Scores at 8th grade
    • Math and Reading Scores at 10th grad
    • GPA (9th – 12th grade)
  • Increase CTE exposure and learning including opportunities in the skilled trades, business, IT, entrepreneurship, hospitality and health care.
  • Increase work experience
  • Improve post-secondary outcomes
    • Increase youth apprenticeships
    • Increase the number of post-secondary apprenticeships
    • Increase technical school enrollment and success in technical school
    • Increase college enrollment, retention and success in college
    • Increased enrollment in the military
  • Reduce youth and young adult unemployment rates (age 16-24)

We are interested in efforts that demonstrate the ability to influence one or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase Attendance and/or reduce truancy rates (7th grade – 12th grade)
  • Improve non-cognitive skills that correlate with improved academic performance and decision-making
  • Improve core academic competencies
    • Math and Reading Scores at 8th grade
    • Math and Reading Scores at 10th grad
    • GPA (9th – 12th grade)
  • Increase CTE exposure and learning including opportunities in the skilled trades, business, IT, entrepreneurship, hospitality and health care.
  • Increase work experience
  • Improve post-secondary outcomes
    • Increase youth apprenticeships
    • Increase the number of post-secondary apprenticeships
    • Increase technical school enrollment and success in technical school
    • Increase college enrollment, retention and success in college
    • Increased enrollment in the military
  • Reduce youth and young adult unemployment rates (age 16-24)

The Evolving Beloit Youth Opportunity Landscape

We are working with our youth partners to map the current opportunity landscape.  Additional organizations working with Beloit youth may submit their information using the following link.

Beloit Youth Opportunities Landscape | May 3, 2018

Our Process and Timelines

Interested organizations may access the Youth Opportunity Solicitation through our online Grant Management System.

Organizations will be required to complete a User Account and complete an Eligibility Checklist in order to access the proposal materials. Interested organizations must submit a Letter of Interest.

We will review these letters and notify those organizations that will be invited to submit a formal application for funding. Application deadlines will be determined in conjunction with invitation decisions.

For More Information

Lisa Furseth
[email protected]
608-931-7302

To Apply

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