Looking for a volunteering opportunity?

The Sunrise Stampede, which is a fundraiser for SVVSD schools, needs volunteers:

Sunrise Stampede on Saturday, August 13.  There are  openings in the following areas:
–Finish line – 7:45 AM – 10:00 AM (Assist race officials at finish line – cheering runners through the chutes, keeping them moving and in order, etc.).  Still need 8 volunteers
–Water stations – 7:45 AM – 10:30 (Fill water cups, hand out to runners, put discarded cups into garbage bags).  I have 3 water stations that I need to man – and need a total of 15 more volunteers. The water stations are a great spot for families or a sports team who want to volunteer together.
–Registration – 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM (Help runners complete race day registrations).  1 more volunteer needed.
–T-shirt/bib distribution – 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM.   4 more volunteers needed.
–Course marshals – 7:00 AM – until all runners/walkers have passed – probably till 10:30 or 11:00. (Direct runners on the course).  12 volunteers  needed.  NOTE:  This is a new volunteer position!
Thank you!  I look forward to hearing from you!  When you respond, please include:

–volunteer position
–t-shirt size
–summer email for reminder
–school or department (so I can send your volunteer t-shirt)
Email Donna Thompson: thompson_donna@svvsd.org

University of Wyoming STEM Bridge Program

The University of Wyoming STEP Summer Bridge program, is an unique opportunity for incoming freshman.  STEP Summer Bridge is a four week program for entering freshman who wish to get a jump start on their college career.  It is comprised of a self-directed math course, a first year seminar, as well as co-curricular activities aimed at exposing students to campus resources and the community of Laramie, WY at large.  Students will live on campus and build a community with their fellow students.

The mission of STEP Summer Bridge is to prepare students for academic success by challenging them to engage with their studies in a supportive learning environment.  Students will be empowered to grow academically as they work collaboratively with their fellow classmates and instructors.  Students will also become connected to Laramie as a community outside of the university to create a sense of belonging that will make their transition to the University of Wyoming a positive and welcoming experience.

Girl’s and Boy’s State Summer 2016

Happy snowy Friday Falcons! As the snow falls and makes messes of our streets, I hope you dreaming about summer and all the possibilities that lie before you with your 2.5 months of freedom.

Speaking of the possibilities have you considered the awesome option to not only experience something fun but something to make you smarter, improve your college applications/resumes? Check out Girl’s State and Boy’s State! You can work with your peers from all over Colorado and learn about government and actually start influencing policy. It’s five days in June (June 5 – 10) and you get to hang on college campuses, work on actual issues, and figure out how to make a difference.

Colorado School of Mines SUMMET Summer session

Interested in an amazing opportunity for first generation, under-represented STEM students to attend a summer session at Colorado School of Mines.

Future Juniors and Seniors (current Sophomores and Juniors) to apply for  Colorado School of Mines Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program (SUMMET).

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

SUMMET is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. It is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from across the nation will stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

We’re looking for high achieving students who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), who excel in math and science, are leaders amongst their peers, and may possibly be first-generation college-bound students.  We provide room & board – including all meals, course materials and access to all off-campus events.

Duke Summer Session

Looking for a little experience in another state? Here’s a cool opportunity from Duke University for any interested students:

Dear Student,

We are accepting applications starting TODAY!

It’s time to apply for an unforgettable summer, as we invite you to the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit, or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) for personal enrichment.  Make friends from all over the globe as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.

The application is available on our website today and we encourage you to apply early as spaces fill quickly!

Applications can be submitted either online or in paper.  Please visit our website for further details.


Email us at summercollege@duke.edu or summeracademy@duke.edu with any questions.

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of International Student Recruitment for Summer Session

Frontiers of Science Institute at UNC

FSI is a 53-year-old residential summer program dedicated to boosting the STEM aspirations and achievement of Colorado’s juniors and seniors. During the six-week summer session FSI students are matched with a mentor to complete a focused scientific research project. FSI activities are sponsored by foundations, corporations and individuals interested in youth STEM education.

When: mid-June and concludes end of July (6 weeks)

Where: UNC Greeley

Who: Students interested in STEM, currently in their sophomore and junior year of high school may apply

How do I apply: Complete and return a full-application by the first week in March.

Check out the FSI web page for more details!