a social interest

Students worked outside of class time to help the fire victims in Bastrop, TX. My [RY] students gathered donations, separated and boxed clothes and made some small posters with encouraging words for the families that were affected. I heard one of my students comment, “This has really been fun; we are helping out families who lost everything, we are bonding ourselves and we didn’t even have to be out drinking to have a good time.”

RY Facilitator, Huntington, TX

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RY Grant Writing Tool
Reconnecting Youth Prospectus (excerpts from the curriculum)
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Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications Manual
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Writing Grants
Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course
Non-Profit Federal Grant Resource Guide
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