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38 ADVOCATE | SUMMER 2016 Teacher Opportunities CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION CHALLENGE AREA Sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end child obesity among children. The program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents from two to 19 years of age. Expected deliverables include the development and implementation of effective family, peer, community, and school-based interventions for preventing overweight and obesity, and promoting healthy behaviors in children and adolescents. Apply online at research-initiative-childhood-obesity-prevention-challenge. BRADY EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in education. Apply online at MAXIMUS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION EDUCATION GRANT The goal of the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is to award grants to organizations and charities that help disadvantaged individuals achieve self-suffi ciency and personal growth, par- ticularly those programs serving youth. Eligible projects include child abuse support and prevention, child hunger and nutrition services, and enrichment and education programs. Apply online at tion/grant-application. CHARLES REDD CENTER TEACHING WESTERN HISTORY AWARDS The Western History Association and the Charles Redd Center sponsor four kindergarten through grade 12 teaching awards for innovative lesson plans and teaching strategies on a theme related to the history of the American West. The lesson plan theme for 2016 is "Expanding Western Horizons." Apply online at PROJECT PRODUCE: FRUIT AND VEGGIE GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS The Chef Ann Foundation and Skoop have teamed up to help schools increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children and youth, and nutrition education in schools. The purpose of Project Produce is to create planned lunchroom activities to showcase and taste fresh vegetables and fruits. Proposed projects must be planned with the intention of offering activities to all students in the school building. Lunchtime-based projects are preferred because they offer access to all students. Proposals for projects scheduled after the school day or on the weekend must demonstrate how they target the full school enrollment and help encourage vegetable and fruit consumption in school meals. Eligible applicants are school districts or independent schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Schools with 50 percent or higher free and reduced eligible enrollment are encouraged to apply. The school district's food service director must submit the application. The use of local produce is encouraged. Recipients receive an initial installment of $1,250. The remainder of the grant is reimbursed once the project is completed and documentation has been submitted. Apply online at grants/project-produce. Student Opportunities YOUNG EXPLORERS GRANTS PROGRAM Sponsored by National Geographic Society, the Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities for individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related proj- ects. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees but should have prior experience in the fi elds of research, conserva- tion, or exploration as pertains to the proposed project. YEG supports a variety of projects, with applicants required to apply to one of three National Geographic grant programs: Commit- tee for Research and Exploration (CRE), Expeditions Council (EC), or Conservation Trust (CT). Funding is not restricted to US citizens. YEG projects that take place in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator on the project team. Apply online at grants-programs/yeg-application. n Nominate the Arizona Teacher of the Year The AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year program spotlights the contributions of outstanding public school teachers throughout Arizona by annually recognizing 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers. Nominate or apply online at

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