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Digital Badges Initiative

Mozilla Foundation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $350,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2014–December 31, 2016
  • Location Mountain View, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Mozilla Foundation to support the afterschool field in developing online badges, a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest, for youth in afterschool programs. Specifically, this grant will support the further development of: 1) the system supports, infrastructure, and policy initiatives needed for online badges and other competency-based learning approaches; and 2) the capacity of afterschool programs to offer badges and to support competency-based learning for youth. By incorporating new education technology opportunities, this project seeks to help youth more easily demonstrate the skills they acquire in afterschool and out-of-school time programs.