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Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award application available

MARQUETTE — Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development is now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former Grow and Lead President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson.

This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples of potential projects include homework clubs, field trips, mentoring or literacy support. It is preferred that funds be utilized within one year.

Applicants must be from Upper Peninsula school districts, College Access Networks or other youth-serving organizations. Selection will be based on how the program addresses an unmet need, how it helps youth succeed academically, the number of youth served, and other compelling data as determined by the selection committee.

Applications can be found at www.glycd.org or by contacting Grow and Lead at info@glcyd.org. The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, March 5.

Please direct any specific questions to Karen Thompson at kthompson@glcyd.org.

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