Spark an Interest; Ignite a Passion: Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge

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LRNG Innovators is launching its third challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, to a career, or having a positive impact in the community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover interests connecting the spheres of their lives, both in and out of school, and provide potential future opportunities.

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

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How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local […]

Immigrant Teens in the South Bronx Learn the Art of Online Discussion

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Teachers in the South Bronx extend opportunities for student-driven online writing projects through the Youth Voices platform. The work was supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant and benefited students who have immigrated to the US and lack the resources that many of their native-born peers enjoy.

Making Way for Makerspaces with Pop Up and Make

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The “Pop Up and Make” project in Greenville, North Carolina—supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—is supporting the creation of mobile spaces where students can play, tinker, make, and collaborate on a host of projects that speak to their interests in informal learning pathways.