Video game retailer GameStop, in a partnership with the national youth action group Do Something, have announced a new grant program intended to encourage young people to take part in community service and leadership programs.
GameStop Youth Grants are awarded every spring and fall to 30 individuals with creative plans to better their community. Each grant is worth $500 and applicants must be under 25 years of age. Members of Do Something's Youth Advisory Council will evaluate each proposal and award grants based on three criteria: community building, health, and the environment.
"Our partnership is a unique effort to advance volunteerism and actively support the often unique perspectives that young people can bring to addressing issues in their own community," indicated R. Richard Fontaine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GameStop Corp.
The application deadline for this season’s grants is May 1. For more information about GameStop Youth Grants and other ways to become involved in your community, go to [a]http://dosomething.org/[aa]dosomething.org[/a].