Michigan After-School Programs

Michigan Programs

If your program is part of the Michigan After-School Partnership, you may apply for a Mini-Grant to cover the cost of supplies for your Service-Learning Project. For additional mini-grant information, email Katelyn Herrygers at [email protected] 

*This grant cycle is now closed 4/29/2020

In collaboration with MASP and Learning to Give, competitive $500 mini-grants are available by simple application for just 6 programs. Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Lead or supervise a Michigan after-school program.
  • Set up a free account with www.learningtogive.org to apply for a mini-grant
  • Teach a Learning to Give lesson to build knowledge of philanthropy and spur student action
  • Involve students in planning and carrying out a service project that addresses an identified need
  • Provide a budget in advance for costs directly related to student action (supplies, transportation, admission costs, etc.)
  • Submit a final report with a description and reflection of the completed student project as well as a record of all money spent by May 31, 2020 

After-School Programs Connect Learning and Action 

Our After-School modules, resources, and support are made possible through partnership with MASP which provides statewide leadership to build and sustain high quality after-school programs for children and youth in all communities throughout Michigan.

Use our step-by-step guides for teaching generosity in community in your after-school program. Learning to Give’s Free Teaching and Learning Mini-Courses highlighted in the blocks below guide After-School instruction and discussions to help your students internalize that what they do matters in their community, and what is good for their community is good for them. 

Detroit and Urban Philanthropy 

Do you want to bring classroom or after-school learning out into the urban community? This additional resource provides:

  • targeted toolkits and lesson plans
  • local resources
  • resources and opportunities for teachers

Although these resources focus heavily on Detroit, if you are in another urban community, these resources should also help you craft lessons and projects that guide instruction. Your students will learn about their community and local nonprofits, take action that meets needs, and expand their world and purpose for learning.