Military nominations

Congressional Office Academy nomination process

Noms 2018-2019 Timeline–External

Attached (above)is information on how the students from your school can apply for a Military Academy nomination through U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s office. This information outlines the steps to receiving a nomination from a Congressional Office. The Nomination Process document gives you additional information about Senator Bennet’s specific process and timeline.  Use this link to find the more comprehensive Congressional Guide (2016): Admission to the United States Service Academies, https://www.usma.edu/admissions/Shared%20Documents/Congressional%20Guide%20(2016).pdf.

The students can access our Congressional Nomination Application through our website, https://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=academy_nominations.  The application portal is now open and applications are due no later than October 8th 2018.

ROAR- Summer series for students considering Out-of-State Options

ROAR 2018 Summer Search Series Flyer

“Summer College Search Series: Considering Out-of-State Options” that will take place at 11 libraries along the Front Range between June 4-8.  Sixteen ROAR member institutions will be in attendance to speak with rising seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen.  Each event will consist of a 30-45 minute “Finding the Right College Fit” presentation followed by a 30-45 minute college fair.

Familia a Familia

https://www.familiaafamilia.org/about-quienes-somos

WHO WE ARE | QUIENES SOMOS

Familia A Familia is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that promotes social well-being of families in Northern Colorado. Our purpose is to create community among our families, with the opportunity to Connect with new friendships; Socialize organizing trips to different events in the city, visits to  museums, enjoying our beautiful surroundings and nature; and Thrive exchanging knowledge and experiences.

Familia A Familia es una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)(3) que promueve el bienestar social de las familias en el norte de Colorado. Nuestro propósito es crear una comunidad entre nuestras familias, con la oportunidad de Conectar con nuevas amistades; Socializar organizando viajes a los diferentes eventos en la ciudad, visitas a museos, disfrutando de nuestro hermoso entorno en la naturaleza; y Prosperar intercambiando conocimientos y experiencias.

OASOS’ youth leadership program, Youth Advocating for Change, is  now accepting applications for next school year!

The YAC is recruiting!  OASOS’ youth leadership program, Youth Advocating for Change, is  now accepting applications for next school year! The YAC is a leadership and activism group designed for LGBTQQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and more) and allied youth to advocate for change in Boulder County. Next year, they will be addressing bullying and policies that impact LGBTQIA+ youth in schools.  Youth can apply at www.tinyurl.com/ApplyYAC2018 by April 20th! In return for their efforts, the youth get the satisfaction of learning to organize, a stipend, a free 4-day  retreat in the mountains, and many opportunities for personal, educational and professional growth.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

What is RYLA?

RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  For over 25 years, Rotary has sponsored this 5-day leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors called RYLA. The objectives of RYLA are:

 

  • To provide an atmosphere where future leaders experience democratic living, and which will aid them in developing sound values.
  • To promote an environment that will provide each individual with the basis of insight and understanding for intelligent leadership.
  • To expose youth leaders to some opportunities and challenges of life in a free democratic, society.
  • To promote involvement that encourages the participants to think through and arbitrate conflicts in values.

 

These objectives are accomplished through a 5-day program that emphasizes values like personal responsibility, service and integrity and develops skills like goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork and interpersonal skills.   The program is very action-oriented and includes activities like guest speakers, the RYLA Olympics, teambuilding activities, skits and group discussions on issues appropriate to this age group. The students stay in a dormitory environment and are supervised by adult Rotarians.

 

When and where is it?

The conference will be held at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO, 60 minutes northwest of Denver.  There are 2 camps and the student can select which week they would like to attend based on their schedule. The first camp will begin mid-afternoon Sunday, July 15 and conclude at noon on Friday, July 20, 2018.  The second week will begin mid-afternoon Sunday, July 22 and conclude at noon on Friday, July 27, 2018.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Any student entering the 11th or 12th grade next fall.
  • The ideal candidate for RYLA has either demonstrated leadership ability in school, church or community activities or is a responsible and enthusiastic follower and has leadership potential. Sometime the best candidate has yet to have his or her leadership potential discovered.
  • A young person who is honest, responsible and shows the ability to make good decisions.
  • A young person who is recommended by a teacher, counselor or Rotarian and in good standing with the school.

 

What does it cost?

As an award for excellence, a local Rotary Club pays the conference fee of $450, and over 100 volunteers donate a week of their time, so there is no cost to the student.

 

How can students apply?

The student completes an application online at www.rmRYLA.org, gets their parent’s signature,   and also gets the signature of a counselor, teacher or Rotarian.  They will then be interviewed for possible selection by the Mead Rotary club. They MUST contact the Mead Rotary Club RYLA REP to ensure they are scheduled for an interview!  Each Rotary club interviews and selects the winning students by May 15. Every Rotary club establishes its own schedule prior to May 15, so contact them early to be sure and fit into their schedule.

 

They can call or email Veronica Silbaugh after they have filled out their application.

Cell-970-539-8435     Email-vsilbaugh@aol.com

For more information, please read everything on the home page and in the “About RYLA” link on www.rmRYLA.org, and contact your local Rotary Club via the “Find Rotary Contacts” page on the web site. You can also contact the RYLA Registrar, Registrar@rmRYLA.org.

 

Journey to JD- Current Sophomore summer program

The Center for Legal Inclusiveness, a Denver-based nonprofit wanted to share with you the exciting news of a new pipeline initiative for current sophomore high school students interested in the law: Journey to JD (J2JD).

J2JD is a one-week residential program, June 24-30, 2018, at the University of Denver, for 20 diverse rising high school juniors in Colorado.  Students will gain a basic understanding of the legal system and empower them to explore the possibilities of a career in the law.

The camp will feature interactive and engaging learning opportunities:

  • Classroom discussion led by law school faculty, attorneys and law students, and
  • Field trips highlighting different careers and opportunities in the legal profession.

The application process is relatively easy.  Online, students may submit the application and other requested materials, and have a nonfamily member complete a recommendation form.  Alternatively, PDF copies are available to print and mail.  The deadline is March 31st.

Except for a $50 seat deposit (which may be waived), there is no cost for students to attend.  Housing, meals, field trips, local transportation and learning materials will be covered by the camp.

This program has the potential to make an impact in creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession in Colorado.  But your help is needed.  Will you help me by promoting this opportunity to students in your organization?  And please feel free to share with other organizations to help disseminate this information.

Please direct them to our website, where they may complete their application.

Young Adult Job Fair at Frederick High School

We will be hosting a Young Adult Job Fair at Frederick High School for our youth, ages 14-24 on March 20th 3-6pm.

We will have about 45 employers attend this event in hopes of hiring potential candidates for employment within their companies. Employers will be from both Weld County and Boulder County. Weld County will also be taking applications for our Weld Works for Youth summer employment program. Looking to hire outside of the Greeley area and more towards South County.

Anyone attending the event will need to be registered with www.connectingcolorado.com prior to meeting with employers.

Women’s GoCyberStart & CyberSecurity Conference

GirlsGoCyberStart registration now open!

​GirlsGoCyberStart is a competition for high school girls in grades 9 through 12, or a homeschool equivalent. The girls or teams who solve the most problems within the designated time will have the opportunity to win computers and other “techy” prizes as well as a trip, along with a parent, to the 
2018 Women in CyberSecurity Conference.

For more information on the competition and what states can participate click here. (includes Maryland) 

For more information on the 
Colorado competition click here. 

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