2022 Mini Grants Application for Youth Clubs


2022 Directing Change Mini Grants Application - Youth Clubs

  • The Directing Change Program & Film Contest engages youth to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health by creating short films that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts across the state, in their communities, and on their campuses. Participants have a chance to win cash prizes, meet with professional filmmakers, and attend an award ceremony in May.

    Eligible Organizations: Bring Change to Mind clubs, NAMI on Campus clubs, and GSA Network clubs in California. Participating youth should be in grades 6-12. Clubs at public, private, and charter schools and districts are all eligible to apply.

    Mini Grant Funding: $1,000

    • Participate in a Directing Change Suicide Prevention 101 Training for Youth during the 2021-2022 school year. At least one student from a participating club should attend, although we encourage all students to participate.
    • Facilitate participation of at least one club in the Directing Change program during the 2021-2022 school year, resulting in a minimum of two film or art submissions by the submission deadline: March 1, 2022.
    • Plan and implement an awareness event on campus or virtually which includes screening of the youth-produced films to peers and/or parents in May 2022.
    • Provide a final report including feedback about the experience and photos from the awareness event by May 15, 2022.
    • Optional: Develop a marketing plan to promote Directing Change on their campus and encourage other youth to create film and/or art pieces around suicide prevention or mental health.

    Interested? Fill out this form by Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

    The following information should be filled out by the lead person for the mini grant.
  • First & Last
  • An estimate is fine - doesn't need to be exact!
  • Please share what kind of event(s) you would implement if you received this grant.
  • Download a blank W-9 form here (we only need the first page): https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf We recommend having an organization or school fill this out, rather than submitting a personal W-9.
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 512 MB.
    • Questions?

      Email Devin@directingchange.org or call: 858-324-4846

    If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
    Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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