The Rocky Mountain Conservancy – High School Leadership Corp

By | March 17, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy – High School Leadership Corps is an immersive 12-day experience, from June 5-16. Participants will camp in Rocky Mountain National Park for the duration of the experience. During the program, youth will complete service projects, engage in a variety of trainings related to career and personal development, and participate in experiential learning activities in RMNP. The experience will culminate with a picnic, and youth will be invited to reflect on their experience with Conservancy staff, NPS facilitators and their families.

The Conservancy will select 10 youth (ages 14-17) and two leaders to participate in the program. Leaders will facilitate the experience by teaching skills, supervising projects, and fostering individual growth.

Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the program. Additionally, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy provides housing (camping), work clothing, boots and gear for the experience. To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://rmconservancy.org/learn-us/high-school-leadership-corps/

LGBTQ Latinx Youth Group

By | March 17, 2017

Next Friday, March 24th, there will be a night specifically for LGBTQ, questioning, and allied Latinx youth!! (Latinx is a gender inclusive ending for the Latino community). The event is FREE and will be a lot of fun and will have food! There will also be free transportation for those who need it. The permission slip for transportation is attached, so people will need to send it to me ahead of time. If anyone has any questions you can direct them to OASOS or the number on the flyer.

Are you interested in Aviation?

By | March 14, 2017

Kim Vanderwall from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, which is part of Redstone College (a for-profit college) is excited to announce that they are co-hosting a future in aviation day at Denver International Airport with United Airlines on May 3. This is going to be a huge event with several aviation and aerospace companies and educators coming together to enlighten your students about the aviation community. We will also have special guest and aviation enthusiast, Amelia Earhart, from 9 News attending!

We invite you to this event held in the United Airlines hangar. Please contact Nick Brown if you are interested in participating: nicholas.brown@spartan.edu.

Aviation Day 2017 flier

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Interested in music and the arts? LYNX camp may be for you

By | March 13, 2017

The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are summer immersion programs for high school students interested in music and the arts hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus and sponsored by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. Students learn from faculty, are mentored by current students and bond with other students who have a shared passion for the art!

Camps are June 18 – 30, July 9 – 21, and July 31 – August 4. Check out the application and get it done by March 31!

Interested in taking STEM classes over the summer

By | February 28, 2017

SVVSD’s Innovation Center is offering multiple classes for students to take this summer. They will offer Tech 1, Tech 2 and or Intro to Programming.

Investigative Journalism Workshop in Boston – check it out!

By | February 15, 2017

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University’s College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer.

This program, now in its eighth year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 165 students from 31 states and 11 countries attended last summer’s workshop, and we are expecting sessions to fill up quickly for 2017.

Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 26. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside veteran journalism teachers and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that challenge students’ critical thinking and research skills. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience to benefit them in college and beyond.

For more information about our program, visit our website and read students’ reflections on their experiences at the workshop last summer. I encourage you to share this information with your students and their families.

Students who apply and pay in full by February 28, 2017, can receive a $100 discount on tuition.

University of Wyoming Engineering Summer Program – Register Now!

By | February 15, 2017

Registration is now open for the Engineering Summer Program (ESP) at the University of Wyoming!

If your students enjoy hands-on learning and have an interest in the field of engineering, encourage them to apply to the Engineering Summer Program (ESP) to explore the diverse fields of engineering. Participants will have the chance to build a digital circuit, design a timber truss, examine solutions to pressing environmental issues, or discover materials for use in emerging technologies.

The summer program is June 18 – June 24!

ESP is for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the 2017-2018 school year. This is a unique opportunity for students to work one-on-one with university faculty and graduate students and to ask questions about their experiences as professionals in the field.

TechFest at Aims Community College – Feb. 20

By | February 9, 2017

Aims Community College hosting event for Weld and Larimer high school students to learn technology

 Aims Community College is hosting, TechFest, an interactive and hands-on technology workshop for Weld and Larimer County high school students on Monday, February 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ed Beaty Hall on the Greeley Campus located at 5401 W. 20th Street. Please RSVP for a free ticket at http://aimstechfest.eventbrite.com.

Students will learn how to create 3D animation, use 3D printing and develop mobile applications in Aims’ high-tech classroom spaces. Breakfast, lunch and giveaways will be provided throughout the day. The event is a collaboration between Aims Community College, the Loveland CreatorSpace, StudentRND (CodeDay.org) and The Women’s Fund of Weld County.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students to explore what is involved in creating mobile apps, 3D artwork and coding,” said Aims’ President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “Aims’ graphic design and computer science students are able to work with the most up-to-date equipment and technology, and we’re looking forward to showing Weld and Larimer high school students how Aims Community College could be their first choice for higher education in these fields.”

 

About the Aims Graphic Design & Rich Media Program

The Aims Graphic Design and Rich Media program teaches students how to communicate using typography, color, photography and illustrations together for print, web and animation design. Degrees in Graphic Design and Web Design and Development as well as certificate options are available. Visit www.aims.edu/academics/graphic-tech for more information.

About the Aims Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program

The Aims Computer Science program offers training in web development, networking, database administration, and mobile and desktop application development. Students can earn an A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems or Web Design and Development or earn a certificate. More information is available atwww.aims.edu/academics/cis.

 

CU President’s Leadership Class

By | February 8, 2017

If you want to be a leader and make your mark while a freshman at CU Boulder, consider joining the President’s Leadership Class.

From CU Boulder: The true advantage of the Presidents Leadership Class is the access to multidisciplinary leadership development, extensive experiential learning, exclusive scholarships, and a learning community of peers that the program provides from the moment you enter as a freshman at CU Boulder. You will experience the four distinct yet intertwined pillars of Class, Community, Scholarship, and Experience extensively throughout your PLC education.  Each pillar combined with our focus on inclusive excellence make up the foundation on which the entire PLC program is built.

The application is due on February 15, 2017. Apply today!

FRCC Open House

By | February 8, 2017

Interested in attending Front Range Community College? FRCC is hosting an open house (two in fact!) and they would love to meet you and get you started on a path to a degree.

Anyone interested in learning more about Front Range Community College can get an inside look at FRCC during the Spring Open House. One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

FRCC Boulder County Campus in Longmont

Tuesday, March 7 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

2121 Miller Dr., Longmont

FRCC Westminster Campus

Thursday, March 16 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

3645 W. 112th Ave., Entrance 2, Westminster

 

Learn about our academic programs and talk with faculty members. Get detailed information about financial aid, academic advising, and transfer options. Take a tour of campus, talk to current students and find out if FRCC is the right fit for you! Enjoy food, giveaways, and informational sessions. Spanish-speaking staff will be available.

Registration will start the week of Feb. 6, just visit the FRCC website.