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March 28, 2023, Los Angeles, CA — California Humanities has announced the first round of Civics + Humanities Middle Grades grant awards. Anne Frank LA has been awarded $15,000 for its project Anne Frank: A History for Today.
Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grants is a new pilot program that offers $5,000-$15,000 grants to support civics and humanities education for California’s middle grades-aged youth (grades 6-8 or ages 10-14) in school and out-of-school settings. In the critical middle grades years, California Humanities sees a powerful opportunity to cultivate the skills and habits young people need to actively engage in civic life through their school years and into the future.
Anne Frank: A History for Today is a unique traveling exhibit created by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and hosted by local schools. The project uses peer to peer learning to teach the history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family. The traveling exhibit and peer learning program prepares students to explore the lessons of history, their meaning for us today, and what we can do in our own societies to make a difference.
“We are proud to welcome the first cohort of the Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grant Program” said Julie Fry, outgoing President & CEO of California Humanities. “Middle school students are at an age defined by questions about identity and belonging. These projects create fresh paths for youth to address issues in their lives and find ways to become engaged community members.”
A complete list of all Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grants can be found on the calhum.org website.
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