Thursday, June 10, 2021

Free STEM Workshops for Girls

 Only 11% of girls aged 13 to 17 say they plan to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), compared to 35% of boys. In addition, Black and Latina students are more likely to leave STEM majors than white students.

That's why AAUW’s free STEMEd for Girls virtual workshops, which start July 7, were created exclusively for girls in grades 9 through 12, and the parents, guardians and caregivers who support their dreams. The program is for everyone, but we especially encourage girls of color to participate. 

These six lively sessions will inspire teen girls in a supportive setting and show them they have just as much potential in STEM as boys. They will pave the way for girls’ STEM success in college and beyond.

The program will:

  • Show girls how accessible—and exciting—STEM can be.
  • Explore the variety of subjects they can choose as a college major, from astronomy to zoology.
  • Teach girls about the rewarding and well-paying careers a STEM education can prepare them for.
  • Pair girls with a mentor working in a STEM field.
  • Engage parents, guardians or caregivers to ensure girls have the support and encouragement they need on the pathway to STEM.

Please spread the word to help girls nurture their interest in STEM and join a national community of girls and women excited about the endless opportunities that await. If you have any questions, contact stem@aauw.org.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Employment Opportunity

  

Rooterman Plumbing in Durham, NC is  looking for some young women and men at least 18 years of age to join their company as full-time employees. They are looking for plumbers, drain techs, and CDL septic tank truck drivers. The company will pay for student's training and pay them while they are in training. Students must come with the willingness to work and learn. Students can apply using the link at the bottom of this message.  



Thank you for your time and consideration, 
Natalie Marochak 
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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Free Summer STEM Workshops for Girls

 Many teen girls are captivated by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) but don’t pursue their interest because they fear those topics are “only for boys.” Let’s fix that!

AAUW’s free STEMEd for Girls program, which starts July 7, was created exclusively for girls in grades 9 through 12, with a focus on girls of color, and the parents, guardians and caregivers who support their dreams. It will pave the way for girls’ STEM success in college and beyond.

This series of six lively virtual workshops will inspire teen girls in a supportive setting and show them they have just as much potential in STEM as boys.

Access Registration Information for Free AAUW STEMEd Program

The program will:

  • Show girls how accessible—and exciting—STEM can be.
  • Explore the variety of subjects they can choose as a college major, from astronomy to zoology.
  • Teach girls about the rewarding and well-paying careers a STEM education can prepare them for.
  • Pair girls with a mentor working in a STEM field.
  • Engage parents, guardians or caregivers to ensure girls have the support and encouragement they need on the pathway to STEM.

Please spread the word to help girls nurture their interest in STEM and join a national community of girls and women excited about the endless opportunities that await. If you have any questions, contact stem@aauw.org.

Sincerely,

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Leshell Hatley, Ph.D.
Director of STEM Programs

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

 ELIGIBLE 2021 NC HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WILL HAVE THEIR TUITION AND FEES COVERED AT ANY ONE OF OUR “GREAT 58” COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOR UP TO TWO YEARS.

The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state’s “Great 58” community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible)
  • Enroll in a curriculum program  during the 2021-22 academic year
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000.  (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
  • Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college

How to get started

Helpful Links



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Durham Tech. Virtual Open House

Durham Tech will be holding a Virtual Open House on June 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm. 

This event will have a wealth of valuable information for students from various departments across the institution.  Please take a moment to look at the schedule on the link below.

 Students do have to register for the event, which is included on the event's page.


Register and See more info here

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity for Students// Free & Virtual!

 The WELL has a free & virtual event coming up and we hope that your students can join us! The details of the events are listed below.



Free STEM Summer Program for HS Juniors

 

Students finishing their junior year can apply to the Team Tech Challenge, a free virtual summer STEM program brought to you by Deloitte. 

In this free, four-day challenge, students compete with teammates in a tech innovation challenge and prepare for the next step ahead: college. 

Learn more about the challenge and how to apply, plus get a free brochure to share with your students. 

Happy teaching,

WeAreTeachers & Deloitte

 

 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Real Talk: Paying for College Edition

FAFSA, Scholarships, and More!

Thursday, April 22


Join The College Board this Thursday, April 22, for Real Talk: Paying for College Edition. This event will cover the FAFSA®, scholarships, how to review your financial aid offers, and more! Whether your student is just beginning their college planning journey or they know where they'll be attending school in the fall, Real Talk is the place to get pertinent questions answered.


Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with some of the best financial aid officers in the country and get their questions answered in real time!

RSVP today and spread the word.

Real Talk is a college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and their families with colleges across the country.

Advance Placement Review

 

The new series of AP® review sessions starts today.

Students can check out the full schedule 

AP students can keep watching the AP Daily videos on AP Classroom to help them learn and review the course content and skills across all the units in their AP course.

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Recorded on AP Classroom

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

College Decision Day is almost here! Are you Ready?

 Making the right college decision can be intimidating and with the recent uncertainty and changes, this year may be more challenging than most. As Decision Day approaches, here are two resources to share with your students to help them make their final college decision easier.


●   QUIZ: How Do I Know If the College I’m Considering Is Right for Me? If your students are looking for a second opinion on their college options, this quiz can help. It asks students 

Making the right college decision can be intimidating and with the recent uncertainty and changes, this year may be more challenging than most. As Decision Day approaches, here are two resources for students to help students make their final college decision easier.


●   Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a College All colleges have a lot to offer. Here is a list of key questions students should ask themselves before making their final decision - from “What is the best program for my chosen major?” to “Can you see yourself happy?” 

Also, we’re still giving away a $5,000 scholarship every month! Your college-bound students and parents can enter to win the 2021 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes at Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com. No essay or lengthy application required.
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Please continue to share CollegeCovered.com, a free resource on planning and paying for college, with your students and their families or your colleagues who would find it helpful.

Monday, April 12, 2021

New Scholarship Opportunity & Student Ambassador Program from Cirkled In

 The team at Cirkled In is excited to share a scholarship opportunity.  

It is an easy application process; students simply create a free Cirkled In profile and then click on the apply button at the top of the page. More details can be found here: Cirkled In Scholarship Page.

They are also excited to announce their new Student Ambassador program. This program helps kids build the skills they need to reach their highest potential! 

UNC Charlotte's Spring Virtual Open House

 This is the time when Juniors start to think about their own application journey as they see their friends get accepted to colleges and celebrate their success.


UNC Charlotte is hosting a Spring Virtual Open House this coming Saturday, April 17th, from 10 am - 12 pm, and will be a great resource for Juniors as they are designing this event just for them! This event is also open to Sophomores, and Freshmen in high school.


Read More Here

Duke Health and the Durham YouthWorks Summer Internship Program

 Duke Health will once again offer paid internships in the healthcare or healthcare supportive careers.

 

The internship will run from June 7 through June 30 and registration is open now!

 

Students can apply to be considered for internships through the website below.

 

https://durhamnc.gov/598/Durham-YouthWork-Internship-Program

 

If they are interested in the Duke Health internship please tell them to choose Health Sciences.

 

They can also apply for internship in other categories too.

 

Due to COVID this year’s program will be totally virtual!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

UNC - Allied Health Professionals Outreach Events

 The UNC  Allied Health Ambassador organization is hosting Local High School Outreach events to provide high school students with information about various allied health science professions and programs at UNC Chapel Hill. Health professions include: 

  • Physical Therapy

  • Speech-Language Pathology

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Audiology

  • Clinical Rehab and Mental Health Counseling

  • Physician Assistant

  • Radiologic Science

  • Clinical Laboratory Science

Informational sessions with Q&A opportunities are held  via Zoom. The next event is Monday, April 5 from 6:30-7:30pm. This event is open to any student who is interested in learning more about the allied health professions. 

There will be  a short presentation to introduce the various professions/programs and wrap-up with a Q&A session for students to ask whatever questions they may have about allied health, what they can do now to get on track for these (mostly graduate) programs, college in general, etc.


Register HERE