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Virtual College Fairs


Virtual college fairs are here to stay. Join the National Association for College Admission Counseling for their May 2 college fair, being held at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT. Visit with individual colleges and attend information sessions. Register here:

Virtual College Fairs2023-12-20T20:54:25+00:00

Time Sensitive: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Offering Scholarships


High School Seniors: The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is offering scholarship money to high school seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher who commit by May 15, 2021. Email for more information.

Time Sensitive: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Offering Scholarships2023-08-05T09:03:54+00:00

Parent Shares “Senior-itis, the Pathways to Success Way”


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 [...]

Parent Shares “Senior-itis, the Pathways to Success Way”2023-08-03T10:42:41+00:00

Criminal Justice & Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day (5/31/19 Deadline)


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 [...]

Criminal Justice & Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day (5/31/19 Deadline)2023-12-20T20:54:32+00:00

Paid Internship and Advocacy Institute


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 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 [...]

Paid Internship and Advocacy Institute2023-12-20T20:54:46+00:00

5/7/19: Sacramento News & Review Scholarship


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 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.

5/7/19: Sacramento News & Review Scholarship2023-12-20T20:54:53+00:00

Speech Contest, Career Fair, and Scholarship


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 [...]

Speech Contest, Career Fair, and Scholarship2023-12-20T20:55:00+00:00

College Event for 6th – 9th Graders April 6


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: [...]

College Event for 6th – 9th Graders April 62023-12-20T20:55:14+00:00

Scholarships for Building Trades at Mike Rowe Works


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 [...]

Scholarships for Building Trades at Mike Rowe Works2023-12-20T20:55:22+00:00