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Check back in the fall for orientation and application information.


2014 Summer Youth Program Fund Grantees

For a listing of 2014 Summer Youth Program Fund grantees, CLICK HERE


Program Planning and Evaluation Tools

The SYPF Program Planning Guide contains important elements to consider when planning your program as well as a multitude of resources to make your program the best that it can be!

Proposal Development and Program Planning Checklist
Use this quick checklist to build a strong proposal and a strong summer program!

SYPF Self-Assessment Guide: characteristics of effective summer youth programs

Radical Rules of Partnership Etiquette: tips for being a good program partner

Looking for an affordable way to provide meals and snacks to young people participating in your summer program? Then check out this information on the Summer Food Service Program which provides eligible children and youth with FREE food during the summer months.

Looking for a community partner to provide programming and/or instruction to your campers in art, math, science, acting, writing, etc.? Check out this listing of local enhancement programs that were funded in 2013 by the Summer Youth Program. They have the knowledge and skills you want at a price you can afford. But don't delay—contact them today! CLICK HERE

Making the Most of Summer Learning

  • Observe Art Everywhere CLICK HERE
  • Read a Research in Brief from the National Summer Learning Association by clicking HERE.
  • Philanthropy Books: ideas to engage program participants in giving back to their community
  • Summertime Favorites CLICK HERE
  • Summer Reading List for College Bound Students CLICK HERE
  • Go to www.PBSkids.org for more fun learning ideas!
  • Don't forget the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library has lots to offer summer camps! http://www.imcpl.org/curve/
  • Marian University's Summer Learning Institute CLICK HERE

Supporting Students with Challenges

Engaging, Equipping and Empowering Families

Marion County School Calendars (WORD doc)
Confused by changing school calendars? Access this compiled list of 2013/2014 calendars to help you plan your program.

Indiana Afterschool Standards (PDF)
As you plan your summer program, we encourage you to consult the Indiana Afterschool Standards. These research-based standards, developed by the Indiana Afterschool Network, are designed to ensure quality in all youth development programming that occurs beyond the school day.

Youth Program Quality Assessment and Improvement Process (PDF)
This research based program quality assessment and improvement process coordinated by MCCOY will help you build your agency's capacity to measure and improve the quality of your program and the skill level of your staff.


GenerationOn, the youth division of Points of Light Institute, is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to "Make Their Mark on the World." Their mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. Visit www.generationOn.org, to locate resources for kids, youth leaders, and organizations.


Fast Facts about

SYPF in 2014



Number of SYPF partner funders.



Number of programs receiving funding.



Estimated number of youth participating in 2014 SYPF funded programs.



Total partner funding for the 2014 summer.