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Webinar to Prepare Clubs for Federal Grants

The first part of a three part webinar series on Federal Grants took place last month in hopes to making writing a proposal for a federal grant a little less intimidating. The webinar shared information on preparing Native Boys & Girls Clubs for applying for federal grants. Participants learned, in detail, about each step of the application process from the beginning to end.

First, an overview of federal funding types as well as assessing if an organization is even eligible for the funding opportunity. Next it was discussed how to develop a grant proposal and its basic elements. There were suggestions given for proposal strategies on effectively responding to federal awards including reading all proposal instructions! The event concluded with discussion about how to successfully complete and submit an application.

Did you miss this event? Some of the tips given were save your work frequently, notice the limit of proposal and attachment sizes, and complete the application before the deadline the file size limit, and completing the application before the deadline. To learn more about this process keep an eye out for the next installment of this series which is coming soon!


Self-Love: Taking time to Rejuvenate your Passion for Serving Youth

December is a special time for any youth development professional. Club kids have a level of energy that is indescribable. Staff are diligently creating activities to keep the kids’ busy minds and bodies engaged. It can be exhausting. Before the fatigue of the holiday season sets in, take time for both you and your fellow staff members to take part in self-love to help keep the flame of dedication to serving youth aglow.

Practicing self-love is not always the most natural part of working in a youth based job but it is a critical component. It is a time for us to reinvigorate passion while acknowledging the successes of our work; both big and small. Self-love, or self-care, can be accomplished in many ways! Check out these strategies to pick which works best for you and your organization.

  • Buddy System- Pick a fellow staff member to check-in with regularly. Checking in with your “buddy” is a time to decompress and share positive words! Talking with your designated listener, or buddy, doesn’t always have to be scheduled but it is important to have at least one person that you can have an open line of communication with!

  • Cultivate awareness and compassion- Be aware of your energy levels. Is the energy tank low? Take five minutes in a quite space, without your phone if possible, and recharge. Also, it is completely okay to need five minutes to yourself! You do important work that can have stressors.

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