“If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” – Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund


American Cancer Society, supports smoke-free lifestyles. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. They fundraise, they help patients, they advocate for life-saving change, and they’re committed to helping us achieve our mission.
America’s Promise Alliance With more than 400 national partners and their local affiliates, America’s Promise Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. We have made a top priority of ending the high school dropout crisis. Our work focuses on the Five Promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others.
Cathryn Berger Kaye, a mentor and service learning leader for the field. Cathy is my service learning compass and credited for the IPARD model. Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection & Demonstration.  All of CBK’s resources are amazing. Check out The Complete Guide to Service Learning  it includes how to integrate service learning into your curriculum.
Dual Enrollment in Montana provides high school students opportunity to take college credit while in high school saving time, money and increase college readiness. Courses may be offered at your high school, at the local college, or online. Students pay half price tuition with no fees*
Faces of Learning adults and young people — in search of better ways to work and learn
Go To Service-Learning Service-Learning experiences and lesson plans for teachers.
Graduation Matters Montana  Superintendent Juneau has launched Graduation Matters Montana, a statewide effort to ensure that Montana’s public schools are meeting the goal of graduating more students ready for college and careers. As students, parents, educators, business owners, and taxpayers, we cannot ignore the long term consequences of individuals not graduating from high school. As Montanans, we need to work together and share in the accountability for graduating more students from high school.
The Institute for Educational Opportunities Providing Montanans with resources needed for success in higher education.
Learning & the Brain Learning & the Brain® provides educational Conferences, Symposiums and Summer Institutes and one-day professional development training seminars on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology and their potential applications to education.
Montana Afterschool Alliance serves as the champion for afterschool programming and expanded learning opportunities in the state of Montana.
The MSU Office of Activities and Engagement (OAE) Through service learning, students, and faculty members engage in service to the community that addresses community-identified needs directly related to the subject matter being taught in the classroom. Students apply information from a class in an authentic community setting and their learning experience is then measured and graded through prearranged reflection activities.
National Service-Learning Clearing House – America’s Most Comprehensive Service-Learning Resource, including service badges which help recognize students, skills, and achievements on-line and in the community relating to their service.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots  is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place. Using Roots & Shoots Model, young people map their communities to identify local needs, prioritize their findings and implement a service campaign of their choice to make a difference for the issues they are most passionate about.
Sam Chaltain Democracy. Learn. Voice.  Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist. He works with schools, school districts, and public and private sector companies to help them create healthy, high-functioning learning environments.
Search Institute– Discovering what kids need to succeed.
Search Institute Developmental Assets The Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become one of the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.
State Farm Foundation– Each year we provide gifts to our community partners to support their programs to build safer, stronger, and better-educated communities. State Farm is an advocate for youth voice and youth philanthropy.
Thrive Thrive’s roots are in Bozeman, MT. We have designed signature programs that support healthy child growth and development based on the unique climate and culture of our local community. We nurture Strong Families, Successful Children and Thriving Communities. Everyone benefits.
The University of Montana Office of Civic Engagement – The Office for Civic Engagement (OCE) is The University of Montana’s primary agent of community activism and civic responsibility.  Our mission is to challenge and improve lives with an ethic of service and investment in community., is a virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to kick the deadliest habit in the world.
Verve Exchange Verve Exchanges are designed to meet your desired outcomes using Foundations, or Curriculum Bricks, centered on specific fundamental skills. Selected Bricks provide the foundation to raise self-awareness and increase our ability to work with others effectively. The following list of Foundations offer a menu of services to meet your organization and leadership development goals.
Youth Connections  Youth Connections cares about Helena’s future. We are a diverse group of community members who work to make Helena a healthy and supportive place for kids and families. We focus on  preventing and reducing substance abuse and violence, while enhancing social, emotional and
mental health supports for Helena’s youth.
Youth Service America – YSA engages and educates youth to change the world.
YSA coordinates Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service distributes over $1 million grants annually and provides resources and trainings.


GrantWatch – Lists current federal government grants, state grants, city grants, local grants, foundation grants, corporation grants, educational grants, international grants and grant resources.
GrantWrangler – A free grants listing service that helps teachers find classroom grants for school funding.
Grants Alert – A website dedicated to making life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants and identifying new funding opportunities for their organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies.
YouthToday Grants Today – A national source for news, views and important developments in the youth service field from a nonprofit organization.