S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Project
The S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Project is a leadership development program for court-involved young women. It is an intensive 2-week program that seeks to challenge and motivate young women to recognize their leadership abilities in their communities, school, and families. Young women will be mentored on how to strengthen their voice and speak up for what is right. The program includes a retreat, workshops, field trips, guest speakers, mentors and a stipend.
The Sisters Organizing for Unity and Leadership Project is accepting applications for their new summer institute for young women, ages 14-18 years old!
5 Things A Prospective Candidate Should Know About Spending Their Summer with S.O.U.L. Sisters:
1. Starts August 2, 2013 and ends August 16, 2013. There will be a mandatory orientation at the end of July for all accepted participants! The program is Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm (Friday field trips are shorter days)! Attendance Policy: no more than 1 absence.
2. Each participant will be on a college campus and receive a stipend, lunch and metro card for the full two weeks of program.
3. Each participant will take 4 workshops during the summer program including a leader seminar, identity workshop, and creative workshop.
4. Each participant will have a mentor called a counselor! She will be the young woman’s mentor throughout the two-week institute and will provide her with support and encouragement!
5. Special Activities: Overnight Retreat, Leader Wednesdays (hearing women leaders tell their stories), Fun Fridays (Women in Action trips) & Workshops (healthy relationships, feminism, street harassment, college support)!
Please Note: All participants must be court-involved, meaning they have been arrested at least once.
Have more questions? Contact Abi Alausa at email@example.com!
Become a docent – also known as an exhibit interpreter – at the New York Aquarium and help staff exhibits, teach visitors about marine conservation, and assist at events and education programs! As a docent, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world and join a family of fellow volunteers, staff, and wildlife experts who share a passion for our natural world.
The Docent Program is open to anyone age 15 and older: high school students, college/grad students, and adults.
Docent responsibilities include:
- Speaking with aquarium visitors and giving exhibit chats using biological artifacts and other visual aids
- Assisting with the development and implementation of special events
- Staffing information and craft tables during special events on-site and off-site
- Assisting Education Department instructors with school and family programs
- Teaching visitors how to interact with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other animals at our touch pools
- Conducting short marine conservation programs on the Coney Island Boardwalk outside of the aquarium entrance
To get involved, print and fill out an application. You must be at least 15 years or older to apply. Admission to the program is competitive. After an interview and orientation, accepted candidates must complete an intensive 7-day training course (see training schedule below).
Applications are being accepted now for the summer, academic year, and year-long docent opportunities. The training includes sessions on marine science, public speaking skills, and activities designed to foster good relations among docents. Applicants under age 18 must have a parent sign their application form and a teacher fill out the recommendation form.
- Summer Teen Docents (July 2, 2013–September 2, 2013)
Open to high school students, ages 15–18. Participants must volunteer two full days (6½ hours/day) per week at minimum, in order to complete a total of 120 service hours and 5 education hours. Days are flexible.
- Academic Year Teen Docents (September 15, 2013–June 30, 2014)
Open to high school students, ages 15–18. Participants must volunteer once every other week during volunteer shifts in the mornings (9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.), afternoons (1:00–5:00 p.m., weekends only), or full days (9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.), totaling 150 service hours and 5 education hours.
- Adult Docents (1 year from the start date)
Open to those out of high school, aged 18 years and older. Participants must volunteer either once a week during volunteer shifts in the mornings (9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.) or afternoons (1:00–5:00 p.m., weekends only), OR full days (9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) once every other week, for 1 year, in addition to completing 5 education hours.
Application Process & Training Sessions
Applications are accepted each year from March 15–May 18, until 4:00 p.m on the 18th. Late, incomplete, or illegible applications will not be considered. An orientation and interview are mandatory. The NY Aquarium will call you to schedule an interview after they receive your application. Once accepted into the docent program, you will be required to attend the 7-day training courses, which take place from 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day:
|Summer Training Course
For summer and year-long docents
| Fall Training Course
For academic-year and year-long docents
|Saturday, June 22, 2013||Saturday, August 17, 2013|
|Sunday, June 23, 2013||Sunday, August 18, 2013|
|Thursday, June 27, 2013||Saturday, August 24, 2013|
|Friday, June 28, 2013||Sunday, August 25, 2013|
|Saturday, June 29, 2013||Saturday, September 7, 2013|
|Sunday, June 30, 2013||Sunday, September 8, 2013|
|Monday, July 1, 2013||Saturday, September 14, 2013|
If you have any questions, please call the volunteer office at (718) 265-3450, Saturday through Thursday, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a New York City teen and you like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, YCteen may be the place for you!
YCteen writers get published online and in a print magazine that’s distributed to hundreds of high schools, libraries, and community-based organizations in New York City. Most teens on the staff write personal stories about their own lives, and reported stories about issues that affect young people.
Youth Communication’s Summer Writing Workshop
July 8 – August 15, 2013
No prior journalism experience is required, but you must commit to a rigorous schedule. You will get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise memoir-style and reported stories, spend time “on the street” as a reporter, go on field trips, and participate in the production of videos for our websites. This is a competitive program—there will be a maximum of 10 students—so start working on your application essays now!
Participants in the summer workshop may write for either of Youth Communication’s two award-winning magazines: YCteen, by and for New York City high school students, or Represent, by and for young people in foster care.
Dates and Times: The workshop runs Monday through Thursday from July 8 to August 15. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must be able to attend every day.
Cost: The workshop is free because YCteen funders cover the $3,000 cost for each participant.
Stipend: MetroCards and $5 for lunch each day are provided. (Youth in foster care will also receive a $600 stipend upon successful completion of the workshop.)
Facilities: The workshop will be taught at the Youth Communication office in mid-town Manhattan. The office is easily accessible by most major subway lines.
Staff: Writers will be taught by Youth Communication editors who have substantial experience working in journalism and youth development.
Eligibility: Anyone ages 15 to 20 who lives within commuting distance is eligible to apply. YCTeen is interested in your writing skills, but when they judge your essays, they will also look for your knowledge and enthusiasm. Youth Communication’s most essential job is to convey important information to teens in an interesting way.
History: This is the 34th year YCteen has run the summer program. Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard, and they include reporters, lawyers, teachers, and authors.
Deadline: Applications must be received by May 10, 2013. Top candidates will be contacted by May 24 for interviews.
Questions? Contact Autumn at email@example.com or call (212) 279-0708, ext. 116
Would you like to attend an EMT training class for free?
Sign up for a 3-month class beginning on May 13th or May 20th!!
*Attend for free if you meet certain eligibility requirements!!!
Batch 1: Emergency Care Programs (ECP-NY)
711 West 179th Street, NYC 10033
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6-10PM (Plus Two Tuesdays)
Class Dates: May 13th to August 15th
Batch 2: Emergency Care Programs (ECP-HC)
1219 Avenue T, Brooklyn, NY
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6-10PM (Plus two Thursdays)
Class Dates: May 20th to August 15th
- Must be between the ages of 18-24 (If older than 24, you must have a child under the age of 18)
- Must have a GED or H.S. Diploma
- Must pass reading and language exam before starting the class
- Must be a New York Resident
- Must have a driver’s license
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.
- MUST be a NYC Resident
- 21 years or older
- MUST have a valid driver’s license
- Eligible to work in the U.S.
- Qualify as low income OR receiving public assistance
- MUST pass a drug test
- MUST pass a reading & math test at the 8th grade level
Orientations are held every Tuesday at 10:00 AM sharp (No RSVP required) at 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
Coro New York Leadership Center is recruiting for its 3rd cohort of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council Program (MYLC). The MYLC, in partnership with City Hall and the Department of Education, will develop the leadership skills of a diverse group of New York City public high school students to serve as an advisory resource to decision makers at City Hall and in the words of Mayor Bloomberg, “help bring a critical voice to our Administration’s policy making process.”
Coro is now accepting applications from rising 10th or 11th grade students that have demonstrated:
· commitment to their community
· leadership experience
· good academic standing
· interest in exploring social issues and city governance
Nominated students should be directed to www.coronewyork.org to apply online and learn more about the program. All applicants must have a written recommendation from a nominator and the endorsement of their school principal. (Principals may not endorse more than two applicants per school). Because of the rigorous nature of the MYLC schedule, Coro asks that nominators choose students that are able to commit to all of the program dates. Applications and letters of recommendations are due on May 17th. Feel free to contact José Dobles, Program Director, at 212-258-2935 ext. 323 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.
AcademyHealth is pleased to announce that the 2013 application cycle for the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program is open!
The AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program is designed to encourage and support research scholars from minority populations underrepresented in the field of health services research (HSR). The program offers support for travel and registration for 15 scholars to attend AcademyHealth’s 2013 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore (June 23-25). http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=8&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1ccpo,2kep,a3bz,dlgj,ckqy,9phd
Students and fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in HSR with an interest in HSR and/or disparities research are encouraged to apply. This year, stipends also cover enrollment for a pre or post conference Methods Seminar of the scholar’s choice and attendance at the Disparities Interest Group Annual Meeting. Opportunities to meet with leaders in the field and develop mentoring relationships are a key component of the program. Selected scholars will also become part of a highly qualified and talented community of young professionals that engage in ongoing dialogue about research and professional development topics through web-enabled brown bag sessions.
The application materials and instructions for the scholars program may be found on AcademyHealth’s website at http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=8&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1ccpo,2kep,281l,1em3,ckqy,9phd Application materials must be submitted no later than March 1, 2013.
- FPHLP is housed at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and utilizes the abundance of world-class resources at its disposal. This includes engaged mentorship to guide you in the field of public health, public health careers and the graduate school application process.
- FPHLP students receive a stipend of $3,000 and transportation from your home to Ann Arbor, MI.
- Students will participate in a field placement, where they will be given the opportunity to have real world work experience at a community-based organization/non-profit, local governmental health organization, or health system
- Students will engage in workshops and seminars.
- Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to present a comprehensive project from field experience and a professional portfolio, will have further developed as leaders, and will gain a greater exposure to the public health disciplines.
- You can submit your online application before mailing your letters of recommendation. Just remember they need to be postmarked by January 30, 2013.
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