New Grant Program Released

The National Student Program is now accepting applications for the NEASP CREATE Grants.  Deadline for applications is February 27, 2015.  
This is a new grant that will replace the former CLASS and SOAR grants.  The Criteria and Guidelines are attached.

CREATE Grants are chapter and/or statewide community service projects that positively promote the NEA Student Program through strategies designed to enhance public education, increase advocacy and outreach to communities; support younger educators involvement in the Association; and supports the development of innovative approaches to engagement.  

CREATE grants will be awarded for projects that align with the one or more of the core values of the NEA Student Program:  Teacher Quality (up to $3,000), Community Outreach (up to $3,000), and Political Action (up to $2,000).  If you are applying for more than one grant, you will need to submit a separate application for each category.

Or via the attached Adobe form (this form will be submitted electronically after it is filled out, be sure to keep copies for your files).  No paper grants will be accepted.

If you need to attach additional documents, please email them to Be sure to include the Project Name, Campus or State Chapter, and State Affiliate name in the body of the email.

All applications requesting amounts over $1,000 must include a 1-3 minute video presentation describing the project.   Applications that require a video submission will be narrowed down and featured online for public voting.  The top three videos in each pillar/category will be awarded their requested grant amount.

Video Submissions
·Introduce your project/Description of your project
VIDEOS MUST INCLUDE:  Name of project/event and who is included (state affiliate, partner orgs, etc.); Location of project/event; Short description (MAXIMUM 100 words); and the NEASP Core Value in which the project/event falls (Community Outreach, Political Action, or Teacher Quality)

· The video must be uploaded in either Youtube or Vimeo and the link shared in the appropriate space in the application form.
·Video submissions may be used for voting purposes.
·Videos may be posted online for public voting.
·Be sure that the content and length requirements are met, and that sound and video quality are good.
·Emphasis is placed on concept and the message, not on production values; effectively convey that message to the judges.
·Be creative and really market your project!

If you have any questions, please email:

VEA Lobby Day 2015

Sabrina Hayes (State President), Katelyn Anderson (Eastern Region Representative), and Tanneshala Wilson (SVEA member from Old Dominion University) headed to the capitol in Richmond on January 26th to participate in the 2015 VEA Lobby Day. They had the opportunity to lobby with fellow VEA members about the many issues and concerns regarding public education. Also, they attended a Senate Subcommittee on public education. Finally, they also attended the announcement and news briefing about the Put Kids First Campaign! Remember to mark your calendars for the rally which is April 18th! 

Thank you to all of those who attended the 2014 VEA Instructional Conference! This was the first time where the SVEA held their own programing and had such an amazing turn out! We had a whopping 86 student members from over 16 different schools! We held regional meetings, collaborated, networked, attended professional development workshops, and had a ton of FUN! Make sure you check out VEA's Flickr account, I spotted many student members:

SVEA Delegate Assembly - Call for Presentations

A Call for Presentations 
Student Virginia Education Association Delegate Assembly 
April 10 & 11, 2015 
The Westin Richmond 
6631 West Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 

The SVEA annual Delegate Assembly brings, on average, 125 college students from around the Commonwealth together for both professional development and strategic planning for the upcoming membership year.

We are seeking proposals for presentations in the following categories:  

Teaching and Learning 
  • Instructional strategies that work at the high school, middle school, and/or elementary levels
  • Practical, “Stuff-I-Can-Do-on-Monday” tips and strategies
  • Meeting the diverse needs of all students: cultural, economic, language, learning, special needs
  • Community, family, and school engagement
  • Model lesson designs 
  • Concurrent sessions will be one hour in length.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that are interactive in nature.
  • Please type or print clearly.
  • The title and description should accurately reflect the content, activities, and outcomes of your session.
  • Please adhere to the 50-word limit on your description.

Deadline for submitting proposals is December 15, 2015. 
Presenters will be notified by January 22nd whether they have been chosen to present at the conference. 

Application Document Here

Voter Registration Deadline!

The deadline for voter registration is fast approaching.  Make sure your voice is heard!

Follow this link HERE to register online.

Registration must be done by Oct. 14.  Let your voice be heard.

VEA 2014 Instruction and Professional Development Conference

Calling all Student Virginia Education Association members and friends. It's that time!!! The VEA 2014 Instruction and Professional Development Conference- Fri. Nov. 21- Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at the beautiful Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa! 

Cost for SVEA members is only $25 (includes overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and conference materials); and $55 for non members so remember to pay your dues! The new membership year started September 1st! Here is the link to join if you have not already: 

Don't miss this exciting conference, which will feature a special workshop for SVEA members, Virginia legislators, school leaders and much more! Registration is open through October 24.

Sign up now! 

Student Debt Tour With Senator Warner

Senator Warner will kick-off a "Student Debt Tour" next week and we are hoping you all will try to attend. 

Please come out to support Senator Warner if you can. Unfortunately some of these events may be while you are in class but even if you cannot attend please encourage anyone who is available to attend at your local chapter! 

Old Dominion University
Tuesday, September 2nd
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Webb Center in the Newport News Room
300 West 49th Street, Norfolk, VA

William and Mary University
Tuesday, September 2nd
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Wren Building in the Great Hall
111 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Virginia State University
Tuesday, September 2nd
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Gateway Dining and Events Center
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806

Virginia Commonwealth University
Wednesday, September 3rd
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
VCU Student Commons in the Richmond Salon
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA

University of Virginia
Wednesday, September 3rd
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
O'Hill Forum
525 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
(Go Past the Entrance to Crossroads. The entrance to the Forum will be on your right.) 

Virginia Western Community College
Thursday, September 4th
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Natural Science Center
3102 Colonial Avenue SW,
Roanoke, VA 24015

Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 4th
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Brush Mountain Room A&B
Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061

George Mason University
Thursday, September 4th
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
The HUB,
Back Ballroom
George Mason University Fairfax, VA

SVEA at Reggie Smith Organizing School

(l to r) Coty Frye, Sabrina Hayes, Katelyn Anderson, Donna Hamilton
University of Richmond - Richmond, Va

News from the NEA Conference

Our President, Sabrina Hayes, is reporting to us from the NEA Conference in Denver, Colorado...

"So just a few updates of what is going on in Denver! I'm going to do multiple posts that deal with different subjects. First, at the Student Leadership Conference Stephanie Terezon, a VSU senior, was re-elected to the NEA SP Board of Directors. Also, Brittany White, also a student from VSU, was elected to the NEA SP Resolutions Committee! Yay!!!! And finally, Old Dominion University won two national awards. ODU won for Outstanding Local Excellence and also for Outstanding CLASS Project! This is why these awards are so vital! The awards submitted to the state convention then go on to the national level! More schools in VA need to be recognized for all the great work that they are doing!"

check back for more updates from Sabrina.