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Thanks to a generous donation, STAND week will be offering middle schools a grant opportunity to bring this media safety program to your school.



Stand Week is a positive, empowering week-long media safety program for 11-14 year olds. It is a peer-to-peer program that is run by student leaders and teaches kids that together they can STAND for something. The program empowers youth to make healthy media choices, facilitates important discussions, educates parents, instills a filter in individuals, and unifies schools.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: October 1, 2021

Grant Description 

Twenty-five middle schools will receive a grant to facilitate STAND Week. The grant will be valued at $200. This will include the STAND Week program, as well as $100 for printed materials, swag items, or prizes.

Grant Goals

  • To educate and empower students throughout the state with skills to keep them safe online. 

  • To educate and empower parents, guardians, and teachers with the skills to help children navigate the digital world with confidence and develop healthy attitudes towards media and technology​.


Grant Requirements

  • Applicant schools must be middle school level.

  • Grant recipients must complete the Stand Week program by May 30, 2022.

  • Grant recipients must include parent outreach efforts as part of the Stand Week program. Ideas for parent outreach are included in the materials.

  • Provided parent video must be distributed to all parents and/or guardians.

  • Grant recipients must provide the link to the electronic feedback form for the school’s educators and parents to complete. This feedback is vital in tracking the efficacy of the program. This link is provided on the parent video page.  


Grant Application

To apply, the following attached electronic application form must be submitted. Twenty-five schools will be awarded the grant. Please note that each application will require the following information:

  • Middle school name, address, principal and contact information

  • Name and contact information of program organizer

  • Number of students on campus​


All grant applications meeting the aforementioned criteria will be reviewed by a STAND week review committee. Recipients will be notified by December 31, 2021.

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