Nov. 26 NOW Message: Grant Deadline Extension – Student-Athlete Impact Grants

Halito! (Hello
in the Choctaw language)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Grant Deadline Extension – December 13, 2013

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message is a reminder
and update about the grant submission deadline for the Student-Athlete
Impact Grants
for Native American schools and communities! 

The Athlife
is a
national non-profit organization working to encourage student-athletes to
develop the skills to succeed academically and in post-secondary pursuits, as
well as be prepared to compete in their future careers. 

The Athlife
Foundation is conducting a national search for high schools that serve Native
American student-athlete populations, that compete interscholastically, and
seek to create their own programming to utilize sport as a powerful vehicle
for promoting academic achievement and developing leadership skills. Programming
supported by the Athlife Foundation works to increase graduation rates,
college acceptances, and increase the number of students taking the SAT or

  • Schools that traditionally serve students from: lower socioeconomic
    public, non-public, and
    Tribal/BIE schools, schools with statistically lower
    graduation rates, lower post-
    secondary matriculation rates, and higher
    percentages of students from single or no-
    parent households, are strongly
    encouraged to apply

The Athlife Foundation assists schools in
creating “the right kind of sport experiences” for
student-athletes. The Foundation also provides a national network of
resources, organizations, and schools to help support long term maintenance
of key professional staff positions created by this programming. Schools
develop their programs based on identified resources and needs of the athletic
teams targeted for support.

To be eligible for
the grant, schools must:

  • Request full application
  • Complete
    the application by December 13, 2013 (extended deadline);
  • Create
    a competitive plan to supplement or match funding request for program
    sustainability and a minimum part-time position;
  • Hire
    for and manage the payroll for the created position;
  • Designate
    in-school administrator to oversee the program;
  • Dedicate
    space within the school for new program staff;
  • Commit
    to provide data on the program’s progress;
  • Target
    one male and one female athletic team for programming; and 
  • Have
    the ability to initiate school programming by February 1, 2014. 

Deadline (Extended):
 December 13, 2013

To learn more and apply, please visit:

Request application materials here:

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solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.
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