I recently found out about the Pepsi Refresh Grant. It is a great idea; individuals and groups with ideas to improve the community can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000. There are different categories of ideas including, of course, education.
I am working on an application for Clickademics. I would love to use grant money to create a complete writing unit and make it free for everyone. I feel like a writing unit would be perfect for a couple of reasons. First of all, we can cover writing for secondary students in about 30 video lessons; far fewer than the videos it would take to cover all of math or science. Secondly, there are many math and science resources on the Internet, but there are not as many places for students to get writing help.
In the next week, I will hear if our application is approved. Then, the voting begins. Of course, I will be writing updates about our progress and asking everyone to vote. Because what student couldn't use some help with their writing?