Today, among other tasks, I’ll be helping to choose the projects that CIRCLE will fund under our “youth-led research” grant competition. We have hundreds of applications to choose from, many excellent. All across the country, groups of adolescents are conducting research on issues that range from gentrification and disparities in local school funding to teen pregnancy and crime. Many have applied to us for small grants to pursue this work.
After the meeting, I’m on my way to California for a conference on civic education convened by the state’s Judicial Conference. My family and I will then spend Friday and the weekend on vacation along the California coast, so I don’t really expect to post again until Monday.