Be Great Youth Initiative

 

2015 ~ The Greg Jennings Foundation Annual Report


BE GREAT Youth Initiatives include:

BE GREAT After School Program Grant 

BE GREAT School Challenge

BE GREAT Back To School

2015 Promotional Video


2016 - 2017 BE GREAT After School Program Grant  

 Nonprofit youth serving, academic after school programs 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 academic after school programs located in the Greater Kalamazoo and Minneapolis communities request up to $25,000 academic year. 
 
 
  

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
 
Phone: 269.343.6990 | Fax: 269-343-6991 | Email: gjf@gjenningsfound.org 
 

BE GREAT School Challenge

 
 

 School or classroom funding opportunity through the 

BE GREAT Youth Initiatives

2016-17 Academic Year

Through the BE GREAT School Challenge, The Greg Jennings Foundation will recognize and celebrate up to three (3) GREAT winning schools or classrooms with a special visit from Greg Jennings. During the school or classroom personal appearance, Greg Jennings will address the importance of education, making good decisions, being a leader, as well as being GREAT!  In addition, up to three (3) winning schools or classrooms will be awarded up to $1,000 in funds to purchase classroom supplies or equipment. The Greg Jennings Foundation would like to support students and teachers and their goals by contributing to their schools, so they can have the books and materials necessary to focus on GREATness.
 
Since 2012, the goal of the BE GREAT School Challenge has been to influence, inspire and impact youth in our community to recognize GREATness in themselves, and to encourage making good choices in order to achieve lifelong desires and aspirations, with a strong emphasis on education. We firmly believe that with assistance from teachers and other group leaders, youth can share, through a YouTube Video Submission, how they see themselves being great and what their goals are to BE GREAT in the future. 
 
All elementary, middle, and high schools, classrooms or school groups located in the Greater Kalamazoo, Michigan & Minneapolis Minnesota, communities are invited to send electronic YouTube Video Submissions to The Greg Jennings Foundation

 

 

·   Submissions Accepted:                                   Nov. 4, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2017

·   School Celebration with Greg Jennings:         Mar. 1 – Jun. 10, 2017

 
The BE GREAT School Challenge YouTube Video Submission Guidelines and Registration Form
can be found after entering basic contact information HERE 
 
The deadline to email proposals to GJF@GJenningsFound.org is February 28, 2017.  
For questions, call The Greg Jennings Foundation at 269-343-6990.

 

2015-16 BE GREAT School Challenge
YouTube Video Submission Winner
Congratulations to:
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2014-15  BE GREAT School Challenge Winner
Paw Paw Middle School
  6th Grade Language Arts Classes

  

 
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. Partnering with the Family Health Center, 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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