AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings June 1st, 2015–June 5th, 2015:

 

Monday, June 1st (Rates and Kellogg (8-12) in the CCC)

 

Tuesday, June 2nd (Rates and Kellogg in the CCC)

 

Wednesday, June 3rd (Rates/Kellogg Out)

Graduation!

 

Thursday, June 4th (Rates in the CCC)

 

Friday, June 5th (Rates in the CCC)

Last day of school!

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Graduation Rehearsal: June 2, 8:30 a.m., South High Auditorium
  • Cap and Gown Distribution: June 2, 9:00 a.m., South High Auditorium
  • Senior Picnic: June 2, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Site: TBA
  • Graduation – June 3rd! 4:30 p.m., Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota

Seniors To-Do List:

All seniors…

-If you haven’t already, apply to college and send transcripts

-Complete your FAFSA

-Apply for scholarships

-Senior checklist completion

 

Scholarship Databases…

Latino/Hispanic Students: Online at www.navigatemn.org and copies in the CCC.

American Indian Students: Packets in the CCC

African American Students: Online at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/

 

*More scholarships listed below and on Naviance!

 

Seniors!  The application for CollegeCrew Bloggers has officially opened!

Applications for this one-of-a-kind opportunity are due May 2nd and the link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yUvbG9r9e-Y8fxTZ1_9qciD6fOLgdiFEXDqPpdPP6eg/viewform

After you complete the application, they’ll have a brief, informal phone interview and, if accepted, they’ll then be asked to attend an orientation in August (date TBD).

Here’s what we’re looking for in our bloggers:

Required Skills & Strengths:

•        Strong writing and communication skills

•        Creativity

•        Commitment to providing insightful and quality blog posts on a variety of topics

•        Must be a self-starter who is able to work independently

•        Excited about sharing your story

•        Open to receiving constructive feedback to strengthen blog content

Benefits of Becoming a CollegeCrew Blogger:

•        Add experience to your resume

•        Publish content online with an established organization

•        Receive feedback on your writing

•        Develop connections with other CollegeCrew bloggers around the country

•        Make your voice heard about post-secondary education

•        Free membership in the Minneapolis Alumni Connection after your year with CollegeCrew

If you have any questions contact Rebecca Noecker at 612.455.1571 or rnoecker@achievempls.org

 

New initiative at the University of St. Thomas, the Realizing Equity and Cultivating Hope (R.E.A.C.H) Summit. The R.E.A.C.H Summit is designed to bring a select group of high school juniors, who value the goal of working for and fostering income, racial, and gender equality to our campus in order to have a conversation with University of St. Thomas faculty, staff, students, and other high school peers. At the summit, these students will have the opportunity to contribute their insights on topics related to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, policing in communities of color, the education achievement gap, and bullying in schools. High school students that attend the summit will also be recognized for being "change makers" and for their dedicated commitment to social justice within their communities. Summit participants will receive a framed certificate of participation, a t-shirt, and a group photo commemorating the event at a luncheon and award ceremony. Students' parents and a high school representative will be welcome to join the summit for an informal closing ceremony.

We are looking for students who want to be "change makers" and would be excellent candidates to contribute to a conversation about social justice issues. I hope you can help identify 2-4 current juniors (graduating class of 2016) at South who've exemplified a commitment to social justice issues and would make great liaisons/ambassadors for your school. We're looking for students who embrace diversity, advocacy, and inclusivity.  St. Thomas' inaugural R.E.A.C.H Summit on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

It is my hope that students interested in participating in this summit RSVP by no later than Friday, June 22, 2015. Please feel free to contact us at REACH@stthomas.edu.  Teron Buford R.E.A.C.H. Summit Coordinator

University of St. Thomas

(651) 962-6569 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6569

Minnesota Private College Week:
http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw

June 22-26, 2015

Come with your parents or on your own to find out what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer.
Sessions held twice daily on all 17 campuses statewide, running from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m.!

Wisconsin Private College Week
http://www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org/private-college-week
 

July 15-18, 2015

Private College Week is your "open house" invitation to each of our campuses. Tour a private, nonprofit college or university, connect with a campus to set up your visit, talk to an enrollment representative, and meet professors. Our generous financial aid makes it easier than ever to choose a Wisconsin private college or university. Learn more about our financial aid difference on the program website.

Iowa Private College Week
https://www.thinkindependently.com/iowa-private-college-week/index.aspx

August 3-7, 2014

For five days, Iowa’s private colleges and universities are inviting you and your parents to come explore our campuses, visit with professors, meet coaches, hear what current students have to say, and learn about all our academic and social opportunities. Variety is the spice of life, so check out up to ten different colleges during that week, compare notes and decide which college fits you. Tours are scheduled twice each day at each campus: 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
 

Interesting News Article…

The most common college financial aid mistakes — and how to avoid them - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/15/the-most-common-college-financial-aid-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Need help or just more information:

-Come to the College and Career Center, room 246

-Make an appointment with your counselor, room 247A or 247B

 

Step Up Schedule:

Achieve Advanced and Achieve Groups:

If you are a STEP-UP Achieve student who has completed all of the requirements for training you should have received an email telling you that you should expect to hear from STEP-UP by June 8th at the latest regarding a summer job.

If you have questions regarding your job placement contact Andrew Peterson at 612.455.1553 or apeterson2@achievempls.org or Janessa Macdonald at 612.4551561 or jmacdonald@achievempls.org

 

High School Discover Group:

If you are a Discover interns (14 & 15 year-olds) and you have a question you can contact Leona Martin at the Workforce Center, 612 -520-3542 or leona.martin@state.mn.us.

 

College Campus Travel/Visit Opportunities

School

Program

Notes

Minnesota

Private Colleges

June 22nd-26th, 2015

Find out what Minnesota private colleges have

to offer!

http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw

Wisconsin

Private Colleges

July 15th-18th, 2015

Tour private/non-profit college or university or

connect with a campus to schedule a visit!

http://www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org/private-college-week

Iowa Private

Colleges

August 3rd - 7th, 2015

Tours are scheduled twice each day at

each campus.

https://www.thinkindependently.com/iowa-private-college-week/index.aspx

The College of St. Scholastica

Discover Duluth Days!

July 22nd, 23rd and 24th

To register visit:

www.go.css.edu/discoverduluth

       Rochester

    Institute of                         Technology

         Health Care Exploration Camp for   Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students:

July 26th - 31st

RIT Camp, Rochester, NY

All application materials due May 30th!

   For more info, see: www.rit.edu/ntid/healthcareers

Grinnell

College

Oct. 11th-12th, 2015

Diversity Preview Program! For students

of color and first-generation students.

Applications

due Sept. 16th!

 

Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits

School

Program

Dates and Location

Notes

Twin Cities

Ace Academy

Aviation

Aviation Career Education

Days!  June 15th -

June 19th at Amherst Wilder

Foundation in St. Paul   

Deadline to apply

is Mon., June 1st.

For more info, visit:

obaptwincitiesaceacademy@gmail.com

 

Resources

.     Gap Year informational website: http://www.americangap.org

.     Great Book:  Our Plan:  A Family-Centered Approach to Paying For College

·         CollegeXpress a resource for students and parents regarding college and scholarship search.

·         The MN Department of Education – in partnership with TPT – has produced videos featuring students from all over the state in their first year of college, and talking about the decision-making that went into the process of going to college. They’ve also got some films featuring parents. Here’s a link to the videos on the web:  http://readysetgo.state.mn.us/RSG/ShapingFuture/index.html

·         Affordable Online Colleges Guide http://www.thesimpledollar.com/affordable-online-colleges/

·         Code U  is a free online workshop for high school students exploring college and health careers. http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/online-workshops/code-u/index.htm

·         Fast Web  Matches you to scholarships. Get started at http://www.fastweb.com

·         Schutor.com is a new and powerful college search tool that makes the college search process easier for students and parents.

·         Next Step Academy offers solutions for students of all ages, whether they are seeking a college program, trying to figure out what career path is right for them or are looking to gain valuable life skills. http://www.nextstepacademy.com/

·         “You Wanna Do” a new free service matching people to careers, colleges and companies for a better life. Go to www.uwannabe.com/forhighschools for more information.

.     Huntington Learning Center now offers one-to-one subject tutoring in Math and Science.  Call 1-800-CAN LEARN today.

.    University of Minnesota Parent Orientation - Gain the information and tools needed to play an active role in your student’s first-year experience. Student success is top priority at the U of M, and we recognize that parent encouragement, guidance, and advice will remain vitally important to your student over the next four years. If you still have questions and/or concerns about Parent Orientation, please let us know! We are here to help.Orientation & First-Year Programs 612-624-1979 ofyp@umn.edu www.ofyp.umn.edu

.    Free Financial Coaching through Prepare and Prosper! Money Mentors is a financial coaching program offered to community members FOR FREE! Participants work 1:1 with a volunteer coach to achieve financial goals by creating an action plan to create true change. The next session is April – June.  Apply to participate at http://www.prepareandprosper.org/en/about.

Career and Community Opportunities

.        New initiative at the University of St. Thomas, the Realizing Equity and Cultivating Hope (R.E.A.C.H) Summit. The R.E.A.C.H Summit is designed to bring a select group of high school juniors, who value the goal of working for and fostering income, racial, and gender equality to our campus in order to have a conversation with University of St. Thomas faculty, staff, students, and other high school peers. At the summit, these students will have the opportunity to contribute their insights on topics related to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, policing in communities of color, the education achievement gap, and bullying in schools. High school students that attend the summit will also be recognized for being "change makers" and for their dedicated commitment to social justice within their communities. Summit participants will receive a framed certificate of participation, a t-shirt, and a group photo commemorating the event at a luncheon and award ceremony. Students' parents and a high school representative will be welcome to join the summit for an informal closing ceremony.

We are looking for students who want to be "change makers" and would be excellent candidates to contribute to a conversation about social justice issues. I hope you can help identify 2-4 current juniors (graduating class of 2016) at South who've exemplified a commitment to social justice issues and would make great liaisons/ambassadors for your school. We're looking for students who embrace diversity, advocacy, and inclusivity.  St. Thomas' inaugural R.E.A.C.H Summit on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

It is my hope that students interested in participating in this summit RSVP by no later than Friday, June 22, 2015. Please feel free to contact us at REACH@stthomas.edu.  Teron Buford R.E.A.C.H. Summit Coordinator

.       Girls Design the World (Girls + STEAM = Designs for Green Global Communities):

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Nairobi, have applied for funding for an international partnership program called Girls Design the World ( Girls + STEAM= Designs for Green Global Communities) through the American Alliance of Museum’s Museums Connect grant program. The museums will learn in July if the project is funded. The MIA wants to identify potential Minneapolis Public Schools high school girls who will be sophomores and juniors in the fall now in order to make sure they can be included in the application process in August should we receive funding. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila McGuire, Head of School and Teacher Program at the MIA, by email at smcguire@artsmia.org, or phone, 612 870-3206.

Girls Design the World is a high-impact program designed by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, which will be offered to high school sophomores and juniors in Minneapolis Public Schools with interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the arts, and community improvement. Program participants will partner with a cohort of girls in Nairobi, Kenya, and artists, engineers, and scientists, to learn about and apply Design Thinking to develop creative solutions to environmental challenges in their own communities.The Minneapolis and Nairobi cohorts will create an exhibition documenting their journey through the design thinking process and prototypes of their solutions. Together they will create a video to teach others about using design thinking to help improve communities.

Girls Design the World participants in Minneapolis will meet one afternoon weekly after school at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from September through May. On six Saturday mornings, girls will also meet at the MIA in order to videoconference with partner girls in Nairobi. Bus passes will be provided for all participants.  In April 2016 five girls from the Minneapolis cohort who meet program participation requirements will be selected by a drawing to travel to Nairobi to meet their Kenyan cohort, explore the city, and visit the partner exhibition at the National Museum of Kenya.

The Girls Design the World project empowers girls as thinkers, designers, creators, and change-makers. As part of an international collaboration, girls will develop relationships with girls in Nairobi, helping to foster empathy, abolish stereotypes, and build ownership in a global society. The MIA and NMK will introduce girls to local women artists, scientists, engineers, and designers as role models and advisors throughout the project.

651) 962-6569 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6569

.     The next Workplace Essentials Training begins June 1. The Workplace Essentials is the prerequisite course for all of our Career Skills Training programs including:

June 29th – Business and Computer Application Specialist Training – August 10th Accounting Support Training

June 29th – Business and Computer Application Specialist Training – August 10th Healthcare Technician Training

June 29th Contact Center Training

Don’t forget we also offer Orientation Sessions for individuals who are interested in Career Skills Training.  These sessions will be offered monthly and provide your participant with information on our licensed and accredited training programs, the opportunity to meet staff and tour the facility.  Our next session is on June 2nd.  Visit www.resource-mn.org.

 

.     Youth Futures Program

RESOURCE Employment Action Center

900 20th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

RESOURCE empowers people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. We are committed to undoing racism and promoting diversity. resource-mn.org

Becca Lopez, GCDF, Program Supervisor

(direct) 612-752-8826 (fax) 612-752-8801

 

.      Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Early Child Care workers and Education Assistants in the many daycare centers and facilities they service. Since the school year is winding down,  graduates may be looking for some summer opportunities before they head out to college or elsewhere. Substituting in this much needed area is great way for students to gain valuable life experience, network among different employers, and be able to touch the lives of children on a daily basis.

A High School diploma or GED is all that is required to get started in Early Child Care so we’d be happy to chat with students or present in classrooms if need be!  Please come to the CCC for  handouts and informational materials if you are interested! For more information, contact:

Kellie Amos

Minnesota Staffing Coordinator

Teachers On Call

3001 Metro Drive Suite 200

Bloomington, MN 55425-1549

P: 952.346.1656 –or- 855.346.1650

F: 952-888-6153 -or- 1-800-713-3299

kamos@teachersoncall.com

 

.       The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will hold its annual performing and visual arts college fair (PVA) at a new location, the Minneapolis Convention Center, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  PVAs are free and open to the public, and allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of performing and visual arts postsecondary institutions.  Go to http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/PVA-College-Fairs/pva/Pages/default.aspx or www.gotomypvafair.com for FREE student registration.

 

.     Seniors!  The application for CollegeCrew Bloggers has officially opened!

Applications for this one-of-a-kind opportunity are due May 2nd and the link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yUvbG9r9e-Y8fxTZ1_9qciD6fOLgdiFEXDqPpdPP6eg/viewform

After you complete the application, they’ll have a brief, informal phone interview and, if accepted, they’ll then be asked to attend an orientation in August (date TBD).

Here’s what we’re looking for in our bloggers:

Required Skills & Strengths:

•        Strong writing and communication skills

•        Creativity

•        Commitment to providing insightful and quality blog posts on a variety of topics

•        Must be a self-starter who is able to work independently

•        Excited about sharing your story

•        Open to receiving constructive feedback to strengthen blog content

Benefits of Becoming a CollegeCrew Blogger:

•        Add experience to your resume

•        Publish content online with an established organization

•        Receive feedback on your writing

•        Develop connections with other CollegeCrew bloggers around the country

•        Make your voice heard about post-secondary education

•        Free membership in the Minneapolis Alumni Connection after your year with CollegeCrew

If you have any questions contact Rebecca Noecker at 612.455.1571 or rnoecker@achievempls.org

 

.     Delta Airlines (Delta Global Services): The job title is ramp agent; we have both full and part time positions available at the Minneapolis Airport Terminal One. The job entails marshaling in the airplanes, loading and unloading bags and other duties that may come up. You work in teams of three or four. An inbound flight takes about 15 minutes and outbound flights take about 30 minutes. Also, you will be working in a crew of three or four people to complete each flight. You are not outside for the entire shift, and you go back and forth from the break room as needed. There is one week of paid classroom training and two weeks of on the job training to get you comfortable with working on the ramp.

The job requirements are that you be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or a GED. You must be legal to work in the US and have been a resident for at least five years. You must have a valid driver’s license and a fairly clean criminal record because of TSA security. The schedules vary and we bid by seniority, so when you are a new hire you are the last to bid. We do have online shift trading, so you are able to trade shifts between employees. The starting pay is $8.25 per hour, and will most likely be going up in August to reflect the new minimum wage for Minnesota.

One of the best benefits of working with DGS are the flight privileges. The employee, their spouse or domestic partner, children and parents will be able to fly stand by for free on Delta Airlines after being employed for 30 days.

To apply go to http://www.dalgs.com, click on 'jobs' in the upper right hand corner, next select 'begin aviation job search'. The job title is 'AVS Ramp Agent’; the location is St. Paul, MN though the job is at MSP International Airport. Be sure to fill out everything on the application, including all of the five year employment (experience) history, regardless of if you were a student, unemployed, working, etc.  If you get stuck or have a problem let us know.  After the application is submitted, and if you fit the criteria, you are then called to attend an open house. It's possible that you could be hired directly after an interview following the open house presentation.

 

.       Carpentry Contractors Co. Looking for a full time hands-on construction job? This is the perfect opportunity to punch up that resume and nail down a job in the building industry. All skill levels are eligible. Call (952) 380-3720 or visit http://www.carpentrycontractors.com/carpentry_careers.asp for more information.

·         True Friends looking for volunteer hours? Find out more online at http://www.truefriends.org   

·         Youth Outdoors at Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently hiring Minneapolis youth between the ages of 15 and 18 for after-school jobs! Youth crews meet up to three times a week and, with their adult leaders, work on natural resource projects for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. You are paid for education days which incorporate environmental education, civic engagement, resume building, etc. Youth meet at Rec Centers throughout Minneapolis. Locations for the spring are to be determined (we try to pick ones that are the most convenient for our applicants). Last fall crews met at Powderhorn Park and North Commons. For more information http://www.conservationcorps.org/youth-opportunities

.    Sherwin Williams is hiring branch sales coordinators, part-time positions available at the Minneapolis Uptown store on Lake st. For more information and to apply go to http://careers.sherwin-williams.com/careers/openings

.     The Minnesota Twins are seeking summer hires including seat cleaners, window washers, trash sort and more.  Must be 18+ to apply.  For more information, please contact Northland Staffing Solutions at 612-706-0315.

.     G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. (also referred to as “G4S USA”) is an international security organization with an excess of one hundred domestic offices and approximately forty thousand employees nationwide. G4S USA provides a large array of security services to business, industry and government. Currently we have full and part time positions available for security officers. We are interested in receiving applications through our website (www.usajobs.g4s.com). G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.  Cell 918-519-4788 Office 651.482.1928 |  Fax 651.484.9091

.    CLUES Minneapolis Pathway to a Better Job program!  Class registration is now open.  Prepare for the WorkKeys test and get your National Career Readiness Certificate.  CLUES offers support, encouragement, vocational credentialing, the opportunity to interview with employers and resources to higher education.  For more information, please contact Carmen Garcia at 612-746-3589 or cgarcia@clues.org.

.    Minds Matter is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic program year and would be happy to come present to current freshman who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Please email a few dates that would work for you. Students can apply electronically through our website at  www.mindsmattermn.org. Applications are due April 30th and interviews will be conducted in May.  We hope to inform students of their acceptance by June 1st.

 

.     Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals:  Project Aerospace offers a seamless career development progression, guiding young people and current professionals from initial interest to employment and further professional growth.  OBAP Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Floyd Balentine (Director) - 612-386-4396.

.     University of Wisconsin - Stout is offering a Bachelor of Science Golf Management degree with 100% industry placement upon graduation.  They are seeking students interested in the golf industry, with or without golf skills.  Study areas are tailored to the golf industry in marketing, food and beverage management, tournament management, software and technology, merchandising, service, and more.  For more info, contact Bob Davies at daviesb@uwstout.edu or Kris Schoonover at schoonoverk@uwstout.edu.

.    Job Corps is holding orientations regarding residential, academic and career training for no cost to those who qualify!  Orientations are held every Thursday morning at 8:30am at 1480 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108.  Please call 612-823-4516 to make an appointment.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  

.     UPS offers an excellent way to help fund college and limit the amount of debt college students accumulate.  Please know we offer up to $5250 per year in tuition assistance and a lifetime maximum of $25,000 for working a part -time job. Info at www.upsjobs.com.  Other benefits of working  for UPS are:

·         Full benefit package after one year of employment including medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits (family coverage).  

·         We have a “promotion from within” policy.

·         Work for a top 50 company.

·         Long term retirement plan

·         Great “resume builder”

.     Century College in White Bear Lake, MN, the Translating and Interpreting (TRIN) program is designed to educate bilingual students who wish to develop professional interpreting skills and prepare for careers that serve our increasingly diverse population. It is especially well-suited for students who wish to provide accurate, culturally-competent interpretation in a variety of settings. Coursework includes consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, translation techniques, standards of practice, and codes of ethics.

We are a program that seeks to educate and develop culturally-competent professional translators and interpreters to serve the diverse needs of our communities. TRIN jobs have quickly become an in-demand field due to the increased need for trained and skilled bilingual interpreters and translators in a variety of settings including healthcare, education facilities, social service agencies, and legal settings. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of translating and interpreting is expected to grow 46 percent between 2012 and 2022!  For more info, please contact:

Rachel Rixen

Translation and Interpretation (TRIN) /ESOL Lab Assistant

Century College

651-747-4039

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9 pm

 

.     Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis:

Research Division High School Intern, 2015-2016

Requisition 240223

Scheduled Hours Per Week: 6-10 hours per week

Internship Term: September 2015-May 2016 (academic year)

Pay: $11/hr

Eligibility:

 

1.     Work in process towards a high school diploma with an emphasis in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related area.

2.     Candidate must have completed or intend to complete economics coursework.

To apply for the intern position please contact Alison Riedel or click on the link below:

https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/09iintern/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=28160116057

Include the following in your application:

1.     Resume

2.     A copy of your most recent academic transcript.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.

3.     A short statement of interest related to the position – this can be attached to your application or completed in the Prescreening section of the application.

The department will conduct a brief interview with selected candidates. If you have any questions during the application process you may contact Alison Riedel in Human Resources at alison.riedel@mpls.frb.org or 612-204-5327. Application deadline: Friday, June 26, 2015

 

.   MN Green Corps! MPCA is planning to place up to 40 full-time Minnesota GreenCorps members with local governments, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions statewide to serve on projects in the areas of:

  • Air Quality (including Energy Conservation and Green Transportation)
  • Waste Prevention and Recycling
  • Green Infrastructure (including Local Foods, Stormwater Management, and Urban Forestry)
  • Living Green Outreach

Member activities include but are not limited to: environmental education and outreach to people of all ages, mobilizing volunteers, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, measuring environmental results, field work, collaborating with local officials and community members, and much more.

Where and when will you serve? All service positions are for 11 months beginning in mid to late September 2015  through August 2016.  

Members must complete 1,700 hours of service (around 40 hours per week). Applicants may choose areas of the state where they are willing to serve, and if selected will be placed at host sites that will include cities, counties, nonprofits, schools, etc. Qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview in June or July 2015. Applicants will be selected for service starting in late July, until positions are filled.

Member Benefits:

In addition to gaining valuable skills and experience in the environmental field, members receive a living allowance, an offer of health insurance, and loan forbearance. Upon completing the program, participants receive an Education Award which can be used to pay off qualified student loans, or to finance future education.

How do you apply? The member application and guidance document are available at: www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps  Completed member applications, along with a resume, must be submitted to mgcapplication.pca@state.mn.us  by the deadline of June 12, 2015.

.      www.CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org - We use some common data sources (like IPEDS & OPE), and some less common ones (like hand-compiled lists of schools that accept DSST and CLEP credit).

If you check out pages like http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/texas/, http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/public-health/ (we cover 48 different subject areas), and http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/transfer-credit/, you'll get an idea of the kind of information our site offers. Our team (based in Washington, DC) just finished analyzing over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes. Of course outcomes are subjective, and can be hard to quantify. We focused on graduation/transfer rates and loan default rates, with the idea that completing one's studies, and being able to pay back one's loans, together form a reasonable baseline for a worthwhile college experience.

 

.      Coastal Studies for Girls - Now seeking applicants for next year! Contact Evelyn Smith,

Enrollment Coordinator and Director of Alumnae Relations, at evelyn@coastalstudiesforgirls.org, or:

 

PO Box 266

308 Wolfe's Neck Road

Freeport, Maine 04032

Office: 207-865-9700

Mobile: 207-319-4355

 

Scholarship Opportunities

.   The Larry Lucio Scholarship application deadline is Monday, June 15, 2015.  The Larry Lucio Scholarship was established in September of 1997.  In order to apply for the Larry Lucio Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year you must: Be a graduating high school senior from Humboldt High School, Guadalupe Area Program, Edison High School, Southwest High School, Harding High School, Henry Sibley High School, Richfield High School, Roosevelt High School, Washburn High School, Highland Park High School, and El Colegio Charter School.  Have demonstrated community service and participation. Have been accepted to a higher education institution.  Please talk to you counselor for more info!  Applications are available  at our website:  https://llscholarship.wordpress.com/

.      The Next Level Foundation Perseverance Scholarship - $1,000 for the school year.  Any senior who has been accepted into a higher education program for the 2015-2016 school year.  For more information, please visit: www.thenextlevelminnesota.org    

.       Stanford offers admission to 2,144 students, expands financial aid program.  Stanford has extended undergraduate admission offers to the Class of 2019 and announced an increase in financial aid. Now, parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 and typical assets will be expected to pay no Stanford tuition. Under the new policy, Stanford will expect no parental contribution toward tuition from parents with annual incomes below $125,000 – previously $100,000 – and typical assets. And there will be zero parental contribution toward tuition, room or board for parents with annual incomes below $65,000 – previously $60,000 – and typical assets.

.     Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 scholarship.  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applications can found at www.studentscholarships.org/2015_college_scholarship.php

.     Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship - $1,000!  Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.  Applications can be found at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10527/aia_and_the_global_automotive_aftermarket_symposium_scholarship_.php Deadline June 15th!

.    S.L.A.C. Scholarship Program - Students must be enrolled in trade or technical school.  Applications can be found at www.studentloanrepaymentprogram.org

·         Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm (Deadline:6/15/15)

·         AlaMN Diversity Scholarship for students with diverse backgrounds in the Minnesota metro area planning to study in an area related to legal administration with emphasis in: legal studies, paralegal studies, business administration, marketing, human resources, finance or accounting. Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college and in good academic standing in high school. The Scholarship is for $500. The application must include a short 250-500 word essay by the student on their area of intended study or degree; their interest in legal administration or a related field and describe what diversity means to them and why it is important. Essay should be double spaced in 12 point font and include the author’s name, telephone number, email address and high school name. Must include two letters of reference, a letter of acceptance from college or university, and an official transcript from their high school (Deadline 07/15/15)  

.     DREAMers at Augsburg College Effective immediately, Augsburg College will offer an automatic $24,500 in Augsburg scholarships and grants to ALL undocumented/DACA students who are admitted in the DAY program for the 2015-16 academic year.

.     2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship! A new scholarship opportunity. Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its inaugural 2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30. We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

 

.     On behalf of the Phi Kappa Psi Minnesota Beta chapter at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am pleased to announce the availability of a new scholarship to be awarded to high school seniors who will be attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The new Pierce Butler Scholarship is now available for those freshmen men attending the University of Minnesota. This is a great opportunity for High School Seniors. The link to the scholarship is http://www.mnphipsi.com/scholarship/.

 

.     Zumper is sponsoring a $1,000 college scholarship, and would love South High School (Minneapolis) students to apply! Scholarship link: https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

Scholarship details: We’re looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!

Zumper Description: Free map-based search for home & apartment rentals with real-time updates. Sort listings by price, number of bedrooms, cat friendly, dog friendly, pet friendly, and time posted. Available on iOS & Android. We've been called the next-generation rental platform by outlets including Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and the Wall Street Journal. https://www.zumper.com/apartments-for-rent/minneapolis-mn

 

.    The United States Marine Corps offers a Scholastic Excellence Award to a high school student who is recommended by his or her counselor as a distinguished scholar.  Students are recognized for their academic achievement and leadership as a high school scholar.  Students interested in being nominated should see their counselor!

.    Rove Pest Control Scholarship for graduating high school seniors nationwide.  Details of the scholarship are as follows: Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university as a full time student.  Deadline: August 31, 2015. Award Amount: $500. Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

.    iHelp National Scholarship Drawing (from Student Loans From Community Banks) - Who's Eligible? Any high school senior or current post-secondary student who will be attending a college, university, technical or community college within the United States in the 2015/2016 academic year.  Students on academic probation are not eligible.  For more information, please see: ihelploan.com

 

.     Young Artists!  YoungArts Foundation Scholarships for students ages 15-18!  From April 21-Oct. 17, 2015 YoungArts will be accepting applications for its 2016 program.  For more info, contact:

Allison Ball (Director of Education) at 800-970-2787 or aball@youngarts.org.  

ACT Prep Options

ACT Prep Options

·         Community Education: Prep Classes contact our community education office for more information.

·         Naviance’s PrepMe: Free online option to practice for the ACT. Come to the CCC if you have questions.

·         Peterson's Test Prep Guidance Net: Online courses are available for PSAT, ACT or SAT. Contact:  www.petersonsTestPrep.com or 877 837-8773

·         Hennepin County Library: Access FREE ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP practice tests:go to www.hclib.org

·         Books: There are book options by Princeton Review, Barron’s, McGraw Hill and others that you can purchase online, check Amazon for the best price.

Other places to contact/websites: The following offer test prep options that require payment: Sylvan, Huntington, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Aspire, and ACT Ready. See more details below.

·         ACT Ready: offers personal, high quality ACT preparation at a reasonable price to students of all academic abilities and tailored to their needs. We compare our students' scores on ACT Ready practice test to their actual ACT exam results. Our 2009 students achieved an average gain of four points, an increase of approximately 20% in their national percentile rankings; 45% of our small group and private lesson students earned a final ACT Score of 29 or higher, placing them in the top 6% nationally. Contact: Mary Ann Dorsher and Mary Langfeldt www.actready.net or 612-927-9516

·         Aspire Personalized: Offers in-person tutoring for college entrance exams and mathematics.  Thore has helped diverse students reach their potential, including a number of 9 point score increases on the ACT and 500 points on the SAT.  Aspire Instruction strives to strengthen core academic competencies, study skills, and test taking strategies, so the tutoring benefits students long past the test date. Contact:  Thore Dosdall:  www.aspireinstruction.com, 320-287-0933

·         Huntington Learning Center: Provides one-on-one tutoring with flexible scheduling for both ACT and SAT. Cost:  Varies by individual and number of students. Contact:  www.huntingtonlearning.com or call 952 922-2488

·         Kaplan Test Prep: Offers Prep Courses for PSAT, ACT, or SAT. Options include classroom courses, online courses and private tutoring, and a new option called “ACT Express”.  ACT Express is a condensed, 12-hour course. Call 1-800-KAP-TEST for information on any of Kaplan’s test prep options. Click on the link “Find a Free Event” for information about free practice tests in the Twin Cities area. Contact:  www.kaptest.com/college

·         Princeton Review: PSAT, ACT< and SAT prep courses are available.  Options include classroom courses, online courses or private tutoring. Free practice tests and strategy sessions are available for students at various locations throughout the Twin Cities. Contact: www.PrincetonReview.com or 1-800-2-Review

·         Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc: ACT and SAT classroom and small group courses are available.  Students are encouraged to attend all classes, but can make-up a missed class online.  Cost: ACT $888, SAT $988 . Contact: www.educate.com or 952-831-5351

.     PrepFactory is a completely FREE ACT prep site (recently showcased on FreeTech4Teachers & being used by more than several hundred other schools), and which features:

- 99th percentile instructors

- thousands of practice questions (which kids seem to love)

- gamification elements to keep kids engaged (also very popular!)

Here's a special invite link if you'd like to check it out: www.prepfactory.com/invite

 

Summer Opportunities

·      Summer Art Camp Assistance!  The Create Everyday Classroom is located directly across from the MCAD campus and a few blocks walking distance from the MIA (where I take camp participants to sketch).

Needs assistance for at least 8 days during the summer with at least a 2 hour commitment on each day.

 

Please contact:

Kari Maxwell

The Create Everyday Classroom:

creating conscious habits as creative thinkers

http://createeverydayclassroom.blogspot.com

Kari Maxwell, visual artist

an avalanche of water won't make an impression

a consistent drop of water will

create everyday

www.karimaxwell.com

 

.       Mankato (Edina campus) “Teachers of Tomorrow” program for current college students. The club focuses on supporting the development of teachers of color and teachers who are interested in hard-to-fill areas.

 

The program also runs a 3-day summer institute for sophomores, juniors and seniors in Minnesota high schools. This institute’s goal is to facilitate the exploration of what it means to be a teacher, etc. Students can participate in the institute over multiple summers. The fee for the program is $35 and there is an application. I have attached the email blast that the program has drafted for both students and counselors. Robbie said that historically there has been very little MPS participation.  For more info, visit:  http://ed.mnsu.edu/teachers_of_tomorrow.html or contact:

 

Robbie R. Burnett

Maverick Teacher  Recruitment Coordinator

Center for School-University Partnerships

Minnesota State Mankato at Edina

7700 France Ave S Suite 360

Edina, MN 55435

Email: robbie.burnett@mnsu.edu

Edina office telephone: 952.818.8865

Mankato office telephone: 507.389.1570

Mobile: 507.381.1892

.       Waite House Kitchen is offering another culinary arts completion training!  Upon successful completion of our “Community Culinary Arts” training, each student will receive a 120 hour paid summer internship at either AgraCulture café, Open Arms of MN, Seward Coop, Café Southside or Waite House “Southside Kitchen” & Catering Department.  Seniors contact Tina Kue, our College & Career Councilor @ kuet@puc-mn.org or 612-455-0376.  Please note she is out of town until 5/26, but I am happy to answer any questions directly in the meantime.  For more info, contact:

Julie Graves

Director of Youth Development

Pillsbury United Communities

Waite House Neighborhood Center |2323 11th Ave. S | Minneapolis, MN 55404

Tel: 612-721-1681 | Direct: 612-455-0365 | gravesj@puc-mn.org

 

.       American Indian Summer Camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato - The camp will take place from Sunday June 14 through Thursday June 18. Check in will be on Sunday June 14 from 6-8pm and check out on Thursday June 18 from 4-6pm, with a family/advisor/counselor celebration from 2-4pm on that same day.  

History & Culture classes

Adventure Education program

Swimming & Volleyball

Bowling & Billiards

Movie night Grill out ...and MORE!

 

Please go to: http://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/departments/americanindian/eventsandconference.html

There is NO COST to this program. The only thing students have to do is get here!

 

.      YOUTH CONFERENCE ON STATE ISSUES:

June 17-19, 2015

More information at http://bit.ly/ycsi2015

At the conference, students will explore controversial issues with other passionate, professional and powerful youth. This year, students will ask the question, “What is the future of health?” through site visits, discussions, and seminars. Eventually they will draft a proposal exploring solutions for the state of Minnesota. Students will form new opinions, new friendships, and new leadership skills. This conference is offered for only $25, in order to keep it accessible to all interested students. The cost includes transportation during the conference, Hilton Minneapolis hotel room, evening activities, and several meals. This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The priority registration deadline is June 1. Please submit the completed registration form and $25 conference fee to the YIG State Office by mail, email, or fax.

   

.      SPARCS@Mac Day-Camp Experience (note: some overnight accommodations available for students from Greater MN):

June 15-19, 2015  - 9am-4pm daily

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Cost:  $100 for entire week (scholarships available for students with financial constraints)

Features:  See for yourself:  go to:  http://advanceitmn.org/2015-sparcs-at-mac-it-day-camp-2/

 

.     University of Illinois College of Media-Imagination U is a 5-day residential program (June 15-19, 2015) for students who define themselves as creative.  The camp will teach students how to use their natural creativity as a marketable skill in self-branding and the business world. Media Entrepreneurship Camp is a 6-day residential program (June 22-27, 2015) for students interested in media and/or entrepreneurship. For more information, the application, tuition information and more go to the following websites. Imagination U (Creativity Camp): http://experience.media.illinois.edu/imaginationu/ Media Entrepreneurship Camp: http://experience.media.illinois.edu/mediaeship/

 

·         Washington University in St. Louis Summer Program The Summer Scholars Program allows students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus or commuting from home. You can earn credit and get an early taste of college life. Explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership, and more. Find out more at: http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu

·         Coastal Studies for Girls for freshman girls that would be interested in spending a semester of their tenth grade year studying coastal marine ecosystems at their campus in Maine. to find out more information about the programs and applying visit http://www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

·         Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, Imaging Careers and Networking (ICAN) Scholarship Program. This program is designed for high school juniors who are students of color and interested in medical imaging careers. Students chosen for this field will explore the imaging field and learn the vast career options in radiology. Selected applicants with receive a full scholarship, to apply, complete ICAN application and return by mail to: Kevin Seisler, Mayo 2-48W. 200 SW 1st Street, Rochester, MN 55905 or by fax at 507-293-3680. The Program is July 20-24, 2015

·         Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture is having two summer workshops. One is the Career Exploration - Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. From June 7-13th, 2015. The other workshop is Discover Landscape Architecture from June 14-19th, 2015. To go, you must have completed at least two years of high school. Each workshop is $585 per participant. this includes meals and lodging in a residence hall. Contact Stephanie Kuennng, the Student Success Coordinator at skuenning2@unl.edu

·         The National High School Institute Spend your summer making movies at Northwestern University, instead of just watching them! There are three programs, one for acting, one for screenwriting, and another for producing. It is a five week program. Find out more information at http://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-and-video/

·         Regional Center for Math & Science at UW-Green Bay a free 6 week residential pre-college program in June-August. Eligibility: high school sophomore, 2.3 gpa or higher, interest in math, science or engineering and demonstrate financial need. For additional information: Check us out on the web: www.uwgb.edu/RCMS. Request a program application by emailing us at RCMS@uwgb.edu or calling us at 800-253-7267 or 920-465-2445

.    Legion Boys State The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization. This takes place on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University from June 14-20th, 2015. For more information about eligibility visit http://www.boysandgirlsstate.org/boys.html

.    Summer Arts At The Putney School Choose two half-day workshops - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Work in a creative environment that is stimulating, challenging and supportive. Join students from around the world for workshops, outdoor activities in the afternoon, art activities in the evening and special events and trips on the weekends. Eligible applicants are currently 8th-11th grade. The first session is from June 28-July 17th and the second session is from June 19- August 7th. Applications and forms are online at http://summer.putneyschool.org

.     Boston University Summer Term Pre-College Programs take undergraduate courses, work under a faculty member in an internship, and preview the college experience. For more information visit http://bu.edu/summer/highschool

.     Summer Study Program Interested in spending a few weeks this summer at Penn State, Colorado State University, Fordham University, or The Sorbonne (in Paris)? You can earn college credits, receive ACT/SAT prep, go on weekend trips, meet students from all around the world, and experience living abroad. Call (800)666-2556 Email info@SummerStudy.com or visit Online at http://www.SummerStudy.com

.     Duke Summer Academy for High School Students is offering exciting new courses in 2015 for students currently in grades 9 - 12. The Global Entrepreneur:  learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market. The Global Healer:  learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine. The Global Leader:  learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.For more information and apply go to: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

.     Carleton Liberal Arts Experience For people interested in attending a summer liberal arts program at Carleton that will be a Junior fall 2015. Visit http://carleton.edu/clae for more information.

.     Pratt Institute Pre-College Program 2015 Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's Pre-College program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits. The Pre-College program is a full time/immersion program. Students carry a full schedule Monday–Friday with two classes each day, with a break for lunch. Evening and weekend events /activities are considered as part of the program experience and are mandatory for Brooklyn residential students. Visit https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/pro-credit-programs/precollege/summer-programs/ for more information, cost, and the official application.

.     Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads They are currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Summer Reads VISTA program. Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” They expect to place and train about 60 VISTAs as tutors who provide targeted reading and literacy instruction to children entering grades K-4 in one-to-one, small group and classroom settings in summer schools, libraries and community organizations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in select communities across the state. Summer Reads VISTAs serve full-time for 8 weeks and are not allowed to have another job during their term of service. As VISTA members, they receive a biweekly living allowance, training and professional development, and are eligible for an end-of-service Education Award. Must be 18 by June 15th, 2015, be a US Citizen, national or legal permanent resident, be passionate about children, literacy, education, and/or volunteering, have strong leadership and collaboration skills, demonstrate personal responsibility, initiative, and willingness to learn, and additional language skills in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or Karen desired but not required. Contact oquintanilla@mnliteracy.org for more information.

.     Southside Village Boys & Girls Club Open ALL summer, Monday - Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm,  June 8th-August 14th. Membership is just $5! The Club offers a safe, supervised, educational, and fun environment for students Kindergarten – 12thgrade (5-18 years old). Here is a list of some of the programming they provide at their Club throughout the summer: FREE Breakfast (10:00am) and Lunch (1:00pm), educational activities / Summer Learning Loss Activities, athletics / sports leagues, recreational activities (ex: board games, video games, pool, chess, etc.), career readiness & leadership opportunities, college readiness & scholarship opportunities, teen programming, Striving To Achieve Reading Success (K-2), mentoring, field trips, art, and more!

.     The Minnesota Council on Economic Education will be holding its third annual Personal Finance Summer Institute for College Readiness this summer.  The camps will last from 9:00-3:30 daily from June 22nd - June 26th, and participating students will receive a $125 stipend and a certificate of completion from the University of Minnesota.  The program is an excellent resume builder for students that are excited about their future and who are ready to plan for it!

.     North Dakota State College of Science summer educational opportunities - Skills, career and success camps!  Hands-on learning sessions with meals included.  Register Today! Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email your name, school name, mailing address and phone number to jenny.schmitt@ndscs.edu or call 800-342-4325 ext. 3-2330

.     MN Office of Higher Education will provide stipends to cover all or a portion of Concordia Language Villages summer enrichment programs.  Concordia Language Villages offers 1, 2 and 4-week programs for youth over the course of the summer.  For more information, please visit: CLV@cord.edu

.     Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) is a weeklong summer enrichment opportunity for students to live on a college campus and gain leadership, career readiness, and financial literacy skills. The week’s focus is business, the student are put into a company with 15 of their peers from around the state to come up with a product or service they think the world needs. Through the week they create a presentation about their produce to present to a panel of judges on Thursday, like “Shark Tank”. The week is a lot of fun, mixed with learning, and socialization! The cost of camp is great: Student 9th-11th on free and reduced lunch can attend for free. Those who are not on free and reduced lunch the cost is 150.00, until April 13. After that the cost is 200.00.  For more info, please visit: http://bestprep.org/programs/minnesota-business-venture/

 

.     Intermedia Arts Summer Arts Programs for Teens!  Youth in grades 7-12 are eligible. For registration info, please visit: http://www.intermediaarts.org/Summer-Day-Camps-and-Classes-Registration1

.     ThreeSixty Journalism Summer Camps for Teens: Non-Residential Journalism Camp June 15 – 26 (M-F), 2015/Residential Journalism Camp July 12 – 23*, 2015 at the University of St. Thomas.  Write, edit and report like a professional. Learn how to use photos and words to tell your story. Engage with media professionals. Build confidence and skills for college.  Details and Application: www.threesixtyjournalism.org/summercamp2015.  Questions? Email Program Manager Miles.Trump@stthomas.edu

.     The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is offering a special program in August called JSHOP.  JSHOP is a 5-day workshop designed to expose high school students to possible career opportunities in the field of journalism.  The workshop is free and will be held on the University of Minnesota campus from August 1st-6th.  For registration info, visit: www.nabj.org/?page=HighSchoolWorkshop15