The Young Entrepreneurs Program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to create real-world profitable small businesses to promote locally-sourced materials. The YEP orientation and launch will take place 9/8 from 3:30-5 pm and the YEP marketing intensive will take place 9/17 from 3:30-4:30pm.
FFA’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant
A limited number of $1,000 grants are available to FFA members in grades 7-12 with financial need. SAE qualified projects must fit in nat least one agriculture food and natural resources pathway. The application opens mid-September and closes on November 15.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.
Students can submit an original recipe using a locally-grown, raised, or caught product. A panel of judges will review and select the top three recipes to participate in a live virtual cooking event from two categories: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12.
Hawaii Agricultural Foundation can offer high schools reimbursements for students working at school or community farms under the guidance of a natural resource teacher. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union is offering $500 grants to Hawaii State FCU members employed in the State of Hawaii as public school teachers. Teachers may use the grants to obtain supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment, and other basic necessities for their classrooms.
CHS Foundation provides $500 grants to Pre K-12 teachers with classroom projects such as schoolyard and aquaculture gardens and agricultural literacy programs that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, and more. State-certified classroom teachers employed by a school district or private school are eligible to apply.
Veggie U Hawaii combines science, health, language arts and math into an engaging educational experience for students. Each class is provided with a garden kit, allowing students to engage in hands-on studies. A training for new teachers will be held on 9/12 from 9:30-11:30 am and 9/24 from 3:30-5:30pm.
Captain Planet Foundation grants provide up to $2500 to youth-led projects. There are three eligible project funding types: 1) Project Learning Garden, to build outdoor learning laboratories for multidisciplinary instruction; 2) ecoTech Grants, to support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative outcomes, and 3) ecoSolution Grants, to support the purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project. Applications open September 5th and close January 15th.