Association for Conflict Resolution/JAMS Foundation
The Association for Conflict Resolution/JAMS Foundation (ACR/JAMS) partnership will support projects that aim to reduce youth bullying and violence and increase the development of conflict resolution education skills with youth for their application in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members.
There are three priorities:
- Build upon the work of either the applicant or an applicant’s partner agency and specifically aim to integrate Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) in a manner that develops youth leadership using youth in the development and implementation of the idea
- Use youth trainers/implementers both in digital spaces and face-to face spaces that will increase the use of conflict resolution skills among youth in relationship with their peers, young adults, and adult members within their families
- Measure the reduction of youth bullying and violence through an increase in the use of conflict resolution education skills by youth in and out of school with friends and other classmates as well as at home with siblings and other family members
The population to be served will be (1) youth in pre-K-12 age range and/or (2) adults working with these youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills (listening, mediating, negotiating, etc.) for adults to the youth populations. The contexts for projects may be a variety of contexts including community, schools, alternative education (online education, charter schools, after school programs), government (juvenile justice facilities, courts) and NGO settings.
Amount: Requests for funding may range from $15,000-$40,000 for the first year of the funding cycle. Year two funding cycle requests may be for no more than $20,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.
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