It is the largest block of time your kids have. And it is the one that most of them are loathe to schedule. But this is where they can get a lot done: learning, working, serving, researching...
So where are the resources?
1. Make friends with KCLS. With a library card, your student can access all kinds of premium databases and services that will allow them to learn a new language, learn a computer program, find a job or community service opportunity, and more. Look for the Learning and Research page.
2. Show them the volunteer search engines listed lower in this email. Encourage them to find a focus that they feel passionate about. If nothing really grabs them, see about finding an opportunity that will allow them to learn new skills that will either make them more marketable in the job market or that will help them narrow their overall focus (what do I like and what am I good at?). They need 40 hours to graduate, but community service also opens up scholarship opportunities and awards (like the Presidential Service Award).
3. There are lots of job boards, but not a lot of availability until kids are 17 or even 18. Have them look anyway. Craigslist, Snagajob, Groovejob, and LinkedIn (start a profile) are decent places to start. If you know of a company that you think would be a great option, have them look for an "employment" or "jobs" link on the company page.
4. Go to the pages of local schools (community colleges and universities), and see what the summer possibilities are. There may be classes that your student can take, events they'd be interested in, camps they might like, or tours they can go on.
5. Go to the city pages for surrounding communities to see what those Parks & Rec departments are offering. Look for camps, classes, clinics, volunteer opportunities, and events that suit your kid. (City of Shoreline: Camps, Teens Programs.
6. Check out Parent Map. Most of the events in their calendar will appeal to younger families, but you might be led to a great opportunity for your student. Remember that larger events (Bumbershoot, Folklife etc) always need volunteers, and there might be some amazing opportunities far in advance of the actual event (advertising/promotion, logistics, etc).
7. Look seriously at programs that encourage writing. Your student will be doing a lot of that - applications, scholarships, homework... Look for programs like Fearless Ideas or Hugo House.
Young Executives of Color (YEOC)
Applications for the 2017-18 YEOC program are now open! (due 5/31)
MissionEstablished in 2006 the mission of the Young Executives of Color (YEOC) program is to cultivate the academic potential of underrepresented high school student leaders in Washington State through college preparation, powerful mentorship, and the development of real life business skills. YEOC was established to increase the number of underrepresented students in the college pipeline and at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
What is YEOC?YEOC is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the University of Washington Foster School of Business. The program currently serves 170 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from 75 schools in the state Washington. Students attend sessions on the UW campus one Saturday every month for college preparation, business lectures, professional development, and powerful mentorship. YEOC is a FREE nine-month program. The only cost to students is transportation to UW Seattle.
Benefits of the YEOC Program
- Preparation for college admissions & scholarships
- Exposure to a variety of business options and careers
- Professional development, competitions and lectures
- Chances to win prizes and EY YEOC scholarships for seniors
- Network with professionals from EY, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Amazon, and more!
- Mentorship from an upperclassman student at the UW Foster School of Business
- A supportive network of highly ambitious high school students from across the state
Colleges that Change Lives - College Fair
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Salons A, B, C, D
300 112th Ave SE
Seattle, WA 98004
The program begins promptly at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required.
Other events nearby include Portland. (See the entire list of programs here.)
Colleges anticipated to be in attendance include:
Agnes Scott College • Allegheny College • Antioch College • Austin College • Beloit College • Birmingham-Southern College • Centre College • Clark University • Cornell College • Denison University • Earlham College • Eckerd College • Goucher College • Guilford College • Hampshire College • Hendrix College • Hillsdale College • Hiram College • Hope College • Juniata College • Kalamazoo College • Knox College • Lawrence University • Lynchburg College • Marlboro College • McDaniel College • Millsaps College • Ohio Wesleyan University • Reed College • Rhodes College • Saint Mary’s College of California • Southwestern University • St. John’s College • St. Olaf College • The Evergreen State College • University of Puget Sound • Ursinus College • Wabash College • Whitman College • Willamette University • Wooster, College of
Oregon Private College Week
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