Be Great Youth Initiative

Information on this page:

  • BE GREAT After School Program Grants
  • BE GREAT School Challenge
  • BE GREAT Back to School                                                                                                                                           
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BE GREAT Youth Initiatives include:

BE GREAT After School Program Grant 

BE GREAT School Challenge

BE GREAT Back To School

2015 Promotional Video




 

BE GREAT After School Program Grant  

 Nonprofit youth serving organizations grant opportunity
 
 The Greg Jennings Foundation is pleased to provide our BE GREAT After School Program Grant as a part of the BE GREAT Youth Initiative.
Each year qualifying nonprofit youth serving organizations located in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities are welcome to submit online grant proposals requesting up to $25,000 academic year to be reviewed by the BE GREAT After School Program Grant Committee.
 

Click HERE To view the 2015-16 BE GREAT After School Program Grantees

 
  

BE GREAT After School Program Grant Goal:

The goal for this grant program is to empower and equip youth for greatness by raising the capacity of youth development programs that deliver established high quality,
learning-centered, after school programming. As a result of our efforts, The Greg Jennings Foundation has invested:
 
  • $50,000 through the BE GREAT After School Program Grant in the Greater Kalamazoo and Wisconsin communities for the 2012-13 academic year
  • $50,000 through the BE GREAT After School Program Grant in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities for the 2013-14 academic year
  • $50,000 through the BE GREAT After School Program Grant in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities for the 2014-15 academic year
  • $50.000 through the BE GREAT After School Program Grant in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities for the 2015-16 academic year
 
 
Qualifying Organizations Defined: Nonprofit youth serving organizations with established After School Programs
focused on youth education located in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities.
 
 
  BE GREAT After School Program Grant Guiding Principles:
For the YOUTH:                                                                            For the PROGRAM:
Academic Achievement                                                                                Excellence
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle                                                                   Collaboration
College Readiness                                                                              Equity & Diversity
Good Citizenship                                                                                           Evaluation
 
Contact Information:
 
The Greg Jennings Foundation
141 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 203
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
 
Phone: 269.343.6990 | Fax: 269-343-6991 | Email: gjf@gjenningsfound.org 
 
 



    
BE GREAT School Challenge
YouTube Video Submission
 2015-16

To view the BE GREAT School Challenge YouTube Video Submission Guidelines and Submission Form.

CLICK HERE

 

 
  Through the BE GREAT School Challenge, The Greg Jennings Foundation recognizes and celebrates GREAT youth at a GREAT schools with a special visit to your school or classroom from Greg Jennings. In addition, up to three (3) winning schools or classrooms are awarded up to $1,000 in funds to purchase additional classroom supplies or equipment. During the school or classroom visit, Greg Jennings will address the importance of education, making good decisions, being a leader, as well as being GREAT!

 The goal of the BE GREAT School Challenge is to influenceinspire and impact the youth in our community where they begin to recognize GREATness in themselves and continue to make good choices in order to achieve their lifelong desires and aspirations, with a strong emphasis on education. We firmly believe that with assistance from teachers and other group leaders, the youth will share with us how they see themselves being great and what their goals are to BE GREAT in the future. The Greg Jennings Foundation would like to support the students and teachers and their goals by contributing to their schools, so they can have the books and supplies necessary to focus on GREATness.

Is your School or School Group interested in The BE GREAT School Challenge YouTube Video Submission?  

After you enter your basic contact information as “I’M INTERESTED” in competing in the
BE GREAT School Challenge YouTube Video Submission,
you will be able to copy or download the 

2015 -16 BE GREAT School Challenge YouTube Video Submission Guidelines and Submission Form.

CLICK HERE

Schools throughout the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis are challenged to submit YouTube Video group projects about how they live out these values and how the specific focus is represented by the youth and implemented into the school culture. Greg Jennings looks forward to recognizing greatness in your school! 

► Submissions Accepted: November 6, 2015 – February 26, 2016           ► School Celebration with Greg Jennings: Between March 1 – May 31, 2016 (TBD)

  

2014-15 Winner of the BE GREAT School Challenge.

 
Paw Paw Middle School
  6th Grade Language Arts Classes
 

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BE GREAT Back to School
Distribution of school supplies to students in need 
 
The Greg Jennings Foundation always looks forward to the numerous opportunities presented during Back to School season! At the beginning of the new school year, we continued our impact (along with prominent organizations in our communities) by providing our K-12 students with back to school supplies. On Friday, August 14, 2015, The Greg Jennings Foundation partnered with the Family Health Center once again, as they hosted their Annual Back To School Bash.
To date, The Greg Jennings Foundation has distributed over 9,000 school supplies to the Back to School Bash participants.  Each year, The Greg Jennings Foundation is excited to meet youth and their families and encourage a GREAT start to a GREAT school year!     
  
 
   
To view Family Health Center video, click HERE 
 
Family Health Center website  http://www.fhckzoo.com 
 
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