Alaska Forum on the Environment offers youth stewardship opportunity

Funding is available for Alaska youth with an interest in environmental issues and the drive to find a solution.

The funding is available through a connection to the Alaska Forum on the Environment, which will be held in Anchorage on Feb. 4-8, 2013. It will feature expanded content on Alaska coastal issues, including marine debris and impacts from the Japan 2011 tsunami.

With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Forum will offer funding opportunities of up to $5,000 through the Community Environmental Education Stewardship through Youth Involvement project.

This program supports proposals from small communities (population less than 5,000) in which youth seek involvement in environmental stewardship. Winning proposals will match youth with a local environmental professional or teacher who will mentor youth as they address a specific concern in the community and work to solve it. Nonprofit (501c3) organizations, middle schools, high schools or school districts may submit proposals.

Download the Request for Proposal <http://www.akforum.org/PDFs/RFP2012.pdf> for more information. The deadline for submittals is Thursday, Nov. 15.

Registration is open early to offer opportunities to utilize end-of-year funding. Only a few days remain in the fiscal year, so register now <http://www.cvent.com/d/0cqz4d/4W> and get the most highly discounted rate. This rate ends on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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