YALSA/Dollar General Teen Summer Intern Grant

The Teen Summer Intern Grant helps teens build job skills while helping libraries implement their summer learning efforts!  Read this teen's blog post about her intern experience. YALSA will award $1,000 to each of 25 libraries for the purpose of hiring summer teen interns to assist with summer reading activities. Through this grant project YALSA has also developed a Teen Intern Toolkit.

To determine if you are eligible, you must answer yes to the following questions:

  • Is your summer learning program administered through a library?
  • Is your program open to all teens in the community?
  • Do you work directly with teens?
  • Are you a personal member of YALSA
  • Is your library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store?

The application period for 2019 is currently closed. Info about funding for the next round of grants will be shared in August.

Questions? Contact Taylor Crossley at tcrossley@ala.org