Apply for the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program
Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation says:
Teachers and librarians across the country are creating exceptional Mini-Grant programs that are not only inventive and tailored to the students’ needs, but also meet the Common Core Standards. This year’s grant recipients have gone above and beyond, inspiring their students to stretch their imaginations and explore their world. We are committed to directly supporting such exceptional educators whose programs will foster creativity, cooperation and interaction with a diverse community.
The deadline for grant submissions is March 31, 2015, and decisions will be announced by May 1. To learn more about the Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program and to apply, visit www.ezra-jack-keats.org/minigrant-program/.
About the Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program
Public education is one of the greatest legacies of our country, one that benefits children from every walk of life. For Keats, it was at public school that he received his greatest encouragement to pursue his vocation as an artist and at the public library that he found a haven that introduced him to the wonders of art history. To offer a similar experience to new generations, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created the Mini-Grant Program.
About the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Founded by the late Caldecott award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression by supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries; cultivating new writers and illustrators of exceptional picture books that reflect the experience of childhood in our diverse culture; and protecting and promoting the work of Keats, whose book The Snowy Day broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s publishing.