The District Attorney’s Office invites students to job shadow professionals from various criminal justice agencies on June 21, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Based on their areas of interest, students will be paired with prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement officers, investigators and judges to get a first-hand look at the criminal justice process and the different roles within the system. There is also a presentation on crime scene investigations (CSI), evidence collection, and forensic science used to solve crimes. The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students (incoming 9th through 12th graders). Space [...]
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Here are two summer opportunities for teens: Asian Resources is offering paid summer internships for youth ages 16-24. You need to attend one of their orientations in order to get an application. The orientation dates are April 13 and April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Orientations are held at ARI Community Services, 5100 El Paraiso Ave., Sacramento, 95824. RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 916-324-6202. The ACLU Advocacy Institute is accepting applications for their Summer Advocacy Program, held July 20-July 26. Students ages 15-18 from across the U.S. gather to participate in a week-long, firsthand learning experience for the [...]
Sacramento News & Review's annual College Essay Contest is back and wants to help the Class of 2019. Seniors can email a 650-word essay on the topic of their choice to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can even submit your college essay. Entries can be sent in a Word document, PDF, or copied/pasted into the body of the email. Just make sure the subject box says "College Essay Contest." First prize is $2,000, second is $1,000, and third is $500. Deadline for submission is May 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Speech Contest The Rotary Club is holding its annual speech contest for students in grades 9 through 12. The theme of the contest is “Be the Inspiration.” There are three levels of competition. The first is the club level, followed by the semifinals, and then the finals. The deadline to apply is February 28. The club level contest will be held on March 6. The speech must be between five and eight minutes. Notes are allowed at the club level, one 3” x 5” index card is allowed at the semifinal level, and no notes are allowed at the finals. Prizes [...]
Lea Washington, whose son Julian is graduating from LCHS in May, shared some terrific organizing strategies that worked for her family over the course of the year: Keep it Visible: “I posted documents on a closet door in our family room so we can see due dates and to-dos in one place,” said Lea. “It has sparked conversations from Julian without my prompting.” (see photo) Tracking Scholarship Applications: Lea created this Excel spreadsheet to share with Pathways to Success families who want to track scholarship applications. She said, “I originally created the spreadsheet in Google Docs (Sheets) and shared it with [...]
Held at Sac State, "College: Making It Happen" is intended primarily for 6th through 9th grade students and their families, and provides practical and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare academically and financially for college. It promotes academic achievement and accessibility, educational planning, and parental involvement. This event reaffirms the message that college preparation begins many years before the final year in high school, and that college planning is a family affair. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6. Sign-in is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the event ends at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.csus.edu/cmih/ [...]
You may have heard of Mike Rowe from one of his TV shows, “Dirty Jobs” or “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” He’s a tireless advocate of skilled labor and training in the building trades. In fact, he has a half million dollars to give away for students who are interested in learning a trade. The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program opened on January 28 and runs through March 28. According to the scholarship website, “We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the [...]
Here are local scholarship opportunities and a speaker’s contest that should be on your radar: Links Scholarship (January 25 deadline): These scholarships are for African American high school seniors and other persons of African ancestry who exemplify academic excellence and exhibit leadership potential in the Sacramento Region. There are four scholarships available: Marjorie Patterson Scholarship, Kathleen Pitts Memorial STEM Scholarship, John Marshall Memorial Scholarship, and General Scholarships. Apply online here: https://sacramentolinksinc.org SMUD Powering Futures Scholarship (February 24 deadline): Open to high school seniors, high school graduates, GED recipients, and current college students. Awards are based on merit and financial need with [...]
Desplácese hacia abajo para español The Consulate General of Mexico is hosting the Steps to College bilingual college fair on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento. According to the even website (http://stepstocollegesac.org/): The fair is a joint project of the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the California Student Aid Commission, Cien Amigos advocacy group, and the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, as well as public and private institutions. Representatives from distinguished colleges and universities from California and Mexico, as well as State of California higher education experts, and nonprofit higher education [...]
On February 19 and March 19, we’ll hold special mock interview sessions for interested students. These short interviews will give students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback about their interviews. They’ll also be able to provide other students with feedback. The mock interviews will be held at Laguna Creek High School’s Career Center, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, and Tuesday, March 19. Because space is limited, students who wish to have a mock interview need to pre-register. (Parents are welcome to attend, but don’t need to register.) Students can register for the February [...]