1K Challenge

Published on June th, 2012

 

WHAT IS THE 1K CHALLENGE?!

YouthWorks believes in students, so every year we encourage students to go home and continue loving and serving their own community. And to help them, we give 10 groups of students up to $1000 each!

We’ve seen teenagers from across the country serving their neighbors, loving children, clothing the impoverished and supporting those in need. Now it’s your turn!

1K APPLICATION GUIDELINES
YouthWorks and the Real Resources Foundation give 1K Challenge grants to groups with projects that exhibit the following qualities:

Student-Led
Your ministry project is to be led by a group of students. It is important that an adult advisor is in full support of the project.

Local
Your project should be carried out within your home community or surrounding area. Consider partnering with existing service organizations to increase your impact.

Focused
Your service should center on a specific need in the community. Determine a clear plan of how to meet this need in a new and meaningful way.

Lasting
The intent of the 1K Challenge is to spark an ongoing ministry project. Consider how your project will have a continuing impact in your community.

People-Oriented
Your service should be directed towards people and foster relationships between you and those you serve.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A 1K CHALLENGE GRANT?

1. Go on a YouthWorks mission trip.
2. Think of a way to serve your community back home.
3. Invite some fellow students onboard.
4. Make a plan.
5. Fill out and mail in the 1K Challenge Application by the deadline.

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Qualification
In addition to thoroughly filling out the 1K Challenge application by the posted deadline, qualifying applicants must include current high school or junior high students who have attended a YouthWorks trip.

Our Investment
YouthWorks and the Real Resources Foundation will fund up to 10 awards of up to $1,000 each toward the ministry project.

Share Your Story
Whether or not your application is selected for an award, YouthWorks wants to hear your story of how you are serving your community! Your stories can be emailed to reverb@youthworks.com. If you do receive an award, you will be required to regularly report how the grant was used and its impact in your community.

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Applications or inquiries can be sent to one of the following:

Mail:                                                        Email:                                          Fax:
YouthWorks                                             1K@youthworks.com                 612.746.6521
Attn: 1K Challenge
3530 East 28th St.
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55406

Questions? Email 1K@youthworks.com