Learn About Our 2019 Teacher’s
Grant Contest!


Teachers make the world go round and Imagine wants to show them our gratitude. September 15th – October 31st, all K-8 teachers who teach in New York, Ohio, or Iowa are eligiable to win a $1000 grant. 3 teachers will be selected, each winning $1000.


  • You must teach at a Title I school.
  • A 2-5 minute video submission is mandatory in order to qualify.
  • You must teach K-8.

Here’s how it works:

    1. Create a video explaining what you would do with this grant and what winning it would mean to you. Once you have done so, submit it to amanda@imagineforyouth.org. Uploading the video to YouTube, and then providing us with a public YouTube URL with your submission would be the best way to submit your video.
    2. Please include the following when you submit your video:


      • Teacher’s name
      • School name
      • School address
      • Email address
      • Phone number
      • Grade Level
      • Video Link


  1. By November 15, 2018, Imagine will choose the top 5 videos that stand out.
  2. The top 5 videos will be showcased on our website on November 15, 2018, and any and all people are welcome to vote for their top 3 favorites until December 15, 2018.
  3. On December 16, 2018, Imagine will announce the 3 winners.

Other useful information:

  • Whatever you choose to spend the winnings on in the classroom are yours to keep, not district owned.
  • Imagine will be receiving quite a few of these videos. We encourage you to get creative, maybe even include your students.
  • A video submission is mandatory to be considered for the grant.
  • With the amount of videos to review, please note that any videos longer than 5 minutes will not be seen.
  • October 31, 2019, is the last day to submit an application.
  • Receipts must be submitted to Imagine after classroom purchase(s).

Good luck!

Micah & Amanda Hyde

Still have questions? That’s okay, most of us do. Email amanda@imagineforyouth.org for answers.


Youth Backpack Drive – 2018

Coralville, Iowa
September 15, 2018
  • IMagINe for Youth provided 144 backpacks stuffed with notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, highlighters, rulers, erasers, glue, pencil pouches and pencil sharpeners to the students of Kirkwood Elementary School which is part of the Iowa City Community School District in Coralville, Iowa.
  • The “In” team for the Sept. 15, 2018 event included the United Way of Johnson & Washington counties which helped generate donations, the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Staff & Athletic Administration which covered expenses for the school supplies and Andre and Rachel Dawson who stuffed and distributed all of the backpacks.

Field Trip

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Provided the funds needed for 2nd grade class to go on a few field trips.

Youth Backpack Drive – 2018

Buffalo, New York
August 28, 2018
  • Imagine founder Micah Hyde was joined by Buffalo Bills teammates Lorenzo Alexander (57), Brandon Reilly (89), Jordan Poyer (21), Mathew Milano (58) and Siran Neal (29) in distributing 150 backpacks to youngsters at the Boys & Girls Club in Buffalo.
  • Supplies, which were contributed by Eaton Office Supply, provided each of the 150 backpacks with a notebook, folders, box of pencils, pens, crayons, markers, rulers, scissors, glue, pencil pouches and autographed photo of Micah Hyde.

Thanksgiving Party

Orchard Park, New York
November 1, 2017
  • Invited 100+ inner city kids to eat Thanksgiving Dinner at New Era Field
  • Put put, balloon artist, DJ, lots of food
  • NFL guests included: Jordan Mathews, Micah Hyde, Kyle Williams, Colt Anderson, Joe Webb

Back to School Bash 2017

Buffalo, NewYork
August 1, 2017
  • Norhwest Buffalo Community Center
  • 168 kids received a new backpack full of school supplies and pizza party
  • NFL guests included: Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Marcus Sayles, Kevon Seymour, and B.T. Sanders.

Boys & Girls Club of Eden

Eden, North Carolina
October 1, 2017
  • Boys & Girls Club were in need of new equipment
  • Provided the funds needed for new helmets

Micah Hyde’s Annual Football Camp

Fostoria, Ohio
June 9, 2018

Micah Hyde’s Annual Football Camp in Fostoria, Ohio

Kicks for Kids

Cleveland, Ohio
December 21, 2017
  • Iowa-Maple Elementary School
  • Provided each kid enrolled (260 total) with a new pair of Nikes, a backpack, and treats

Micah Hyde Football Camp 2017

Fostoria, Ohio
June 1, 2017
  • Free youth football camp for 500 kids
  • Each kid received nike shirt, nike shorts, nike bag, ice pack, water bottle, signed picture
  • NFL guests included: Christian Kirksey, Jayrone Elliott, Casey Hayward, Carl Davis, Micah Hyde
We offer an interactive map where you can view all of the events we have completed along with video highlights on the desktop/laptop version of our website.


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