Are you ready for the ACT?

Hey Juniors! The ACT is just around the corner. This is no time to freak out, rather just a time to get your ducks in a row. Here are the details:

Wednesday, April 1 – 8:15 – 10:00, ACT Pre-registration

Tuesday, April 28 – 7:30 – 11:00 ACT exam

Things to remember for test day: bring #2 pencils – not mechanical, a Photo ID, and a calculator. You’ll be required to go to classes after the exam, but classes will be short, and you’ll have time for lunch after the exam.

Want to practice for the ACT? Try these lovely options:




Young Ambassadors Program

I’m swimming in summer opportunities for our students. Here is another summer program that is called the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP). The application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015 (that’s our first day of Spring Break). It’s for graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the art, sciences or humanities as it pertains to the Latino community. It’s a week-long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend. The event is in Washington D.C. and internships are in 29 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


Univ. of Wyoming Engineering Summer Program

Hey juniors! Here is a fun opportunity for your summer STEM dreams. UW is offering a summer engineering program (ESP) to learn about the field of engineering and many of the career opportunities available for engineering graduates.

The ESP will be on the University of Wyoming campus (Laramie, WY) June 21 through June 27. The application (found at the link above) is due on March 31, 2015 to this address:

ESP, University of Wyoming, College of Engineering and Applied Science,  Dept 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071

Volunteers Needed for the Humane Society

Longmont Humane Society has one of our largest fundraising events of the year just on the horizon, Homeward Bound! Homeward Bound is an event that raises funds so we can continue to provide excellent care for the animals. We (the Longmont Humane Society) do ask that any youth volunteers be at least 16 years of age or if they are under 16, a parent/guardian must be able to volunteer alongside the student.  We have quite a few volunteer positions left to fill. The event is Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. If you’re interested in volunteering contact Kristen Daly:

Kirsten Daly, Volunteer & Transfer Coordinator, Longmont Humane Society, 303.772.1232 x 243

Awesome Summer Arts Camp

LYNX National Arts and Media Camp is a two-week camp for high school students at the CU Denver campus. It will b e held from June 14th26th. This summer we are offering programs in the following content areas: Music Industry (Singer/Songwriter, Music Business, Recording Arts, Performance/Ensembles), Digital Design, Digital Animation and 3D Graphics, Movie Production, and Photography

The camp classes and workshops will be taught by talented CU Denver faculty members and nationally recognized guest artists. You can find more information about the 2015 camp on our LYNX Camp website. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. The application for the 2015 Camp is now available on our website here and is due March 31st. Students are encouraged to apply early. The cost of the camp is $1,450 for local commuter students and $1,950 for residential students. All meals are included in the cost. Scholarships are available. Our goal is to make the camp accessible to all students including students from low-income families.

Why you want to get some training

Ultimately, what do we all need to do at some point? My answer is work. And the reason your counselors are such big advocates of making plans and getting training, (be it in college or in a particular field) is because it’s so expensive to live in modern America. Here is the case in point for a woman who works full-time at McDonald’s. Tell me if you think it’s realistic to live on only $13,000/year?