The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area is looking for volunteers to help staff our booth and hand out non-partisan voter information at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this summer. The young people who helped us last year had a good time and contributed youthful energy to a great cause.
· Dates: July 16th - 19th
· Place: Non-profit area of the Art Fair on Liberty Street
· Duties: Handing out non-partisan voter information and staffing the booth
· Supervision: At least one League member will be at the booth at all times
· Time commitment: 3-hour shifts from10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
We need LOTS of volunteers. Volunteers can, of course, can work with friends. And, needless to say, we will be delighted to provide thank you/confirmation letters for community service credits.
I know that WiHi students are very involved in numerous volunteer efforts throughout the year, but I hope a few can take some time out next month to assist us. We'd love to have them.
For more info or to schedule volunteers, please contact Nancy Schewe at email@example.com or me (see below).
Thank you for your assistance!
League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area website: lwvannarbor.org
League Mission & Core Values
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Vision, Beliefs and Intentions
The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.
The League of Women Voters of the United States is a nonpartisan political membership organization.
The B. Side is offering teen summer camps at Washtenaw Community College this summer. Youth between the ages of 13-18 can participate in our hands-on camps to learn entrepreneurship or computer technology.
The first summer camp we are offering is Digital Inclusion for Teens which, is a computer refurbishment and technical training program for teens age 13-18. Through a complete hands-on learning experience youth learn about computer hardware and its purpose, how to troubleshoot hardware issues, and install hardware components. Next, teens will dive into software learning and operating systems, updates and drivers, security, and troubleshoots. The program focuses primarily on PC systems, but provides exposure for teens to Mac Systems. The lab fee allows the youth to have a computer to work on and take home at the end of the camp. For registration or more information click on the following scheduled camps:
Digital Inclusion Camp 1: June 16th - June 19th Tuition: $200 Lab Fee: $50
Digital Inclusion Camp 2: June 30th - July 3rd Tuition: $200 Lab Fee: $50
The second summer camp we are offering is The B. Side Basics which is a two week program that provides youth, ages 13-18, with practice and study in the basic principles of entrepreneurship and business plan development. B. Side Basics participants are introduced to the concepts of entrepreneurship, receive training on writing and conceptualizing a business plan, learn product/concept development, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Youth engage with these principles through project-based learning models and idea leans. Youth will utilize the Microsoft Office Suite of software. For registration or more information click on the following scheduled camps:
The B. Side Basics Camp 1: June 23rd - July 3rd Tuition: $300
The B. Side Basics Camp 2: July 21st - August 1st Tuition: $300
The link below contains the Washtenaw Community College Summer Camps flyer. Please distribute widely. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (734) 487-6570.
Summer Camp Flyer
B. Side Project Coordinator
203 Boone Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Office: (734) 487-6570
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MAY 27, 2014
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Summer Camps at Monroe County Community CollegeWelding Camp -- Explore the exciting field of welding! You will learn the basics of welding technology with an emphasis on shielded metal arc (stick) welding and gas metal arc (MIG) wire welding on low carbon steel. You will gain hands-on experience with welding equipment, including the opportunity to complete a welding art project that you will take home. Previous welding experience is not necessary!WELD 725-81: June 23-26*, 9 a.m. - Noon
For boys and girls grades 9-12
WELD 725-82: June 23-26*, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
For boys and girls grades 9-12
WELD 725-83: July 7-11**, 9 a.m. - Noon
For boys and girls grades 9-12
WELD 725-84: July 7-11**, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
For boys and girls grades 9-12
Dissection Camp -- Terri Langton, a local health educator, will lead this exciting and education four-day camp. Campers will have an opportunity to dissect a heart, lungs, stomach, eyes and chick legs. Each day will also feature related topics and creative activities to accompany the organ system such as CPR, nutrition and health occupations.
MEDCL 831-81: July 14-17, 9 a.m. - Noon
For boys and girls grades 4-6
Click here for more information and to see what other camps are available at Monroe County Community College
Jackson County Intermediate School District – Space & Science CampSpace & Science Camp is an overnight camp where you can work with experienced teachers and researchers to learn about astronomy. Camp kicks off with a trip to Hurst Planetarium, followed by three days of learning about constellations, sunspots, astrophotography, variable stars, and much more! You will also work on individual or small group projects, guided by University researchers and local astronomy teachers.
At Space & Science Camp, you will use computerized telescopes, a CCD camera, solar filters, computers, and other equipment at the Camp McGregor Observatory. Various astronomy experts will be present to make presentations about current research in astronomy. Like true astronomers, you will work on your projects at night and sleep late during the day.
The overnight camp will be held at Camp McGregor on Crispell Lake, near Jackson. Camp begins at 2:00 p.m. on 7/23/14 and finishes at 12:00 p.m. on 7/26/14 for 9th - 12th grade students.
To learn more and to apply, click here
Michigan Advanced Technician Training Informational SessionWant to learn more about the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) Program is all about? Come learn about the innovative, industry-driven approach to education!
Wednesday, May 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Oakland Community College.
No registration is necessary! Just show up and learn about how you or someone you know can get involved with the program that is helping students get high-paying, high-demand careers!
Congratulations to the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program for winning the award for Excellence in Vocational Training at the 2014 MERLIN awards!
To learn more, please contact MAT2@michigan.org today!
Get Into EnergyGet Into Energy was designed and launched by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), a non-profit organization. CEWD's goal is to build awareness among students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and others about the fantastic career opportunities available in the energy industry.
Explore this site to learn more about energy and energy careers. Learn about the day in the life of numerous different energy careers by visiting our videos page. Students can explore games, contests, and links to energy websites, and parents and educators can explore additional resources.
Find out today how you can make a difference with a rewarding, well-paying and exciting career in the energy industry!
Calendar of EventsJune 13th - Pure Michigan DREAMJOB
June 16th-20th -- Junior Achievement and Spring Arbor University present CEO Academy
Our SEA website gives a complete description of the programs we're running this summer. Student applications were posted in early February and the deadline for applications if March 22 at midnight. If you have not already done so, would you please spread the word, particularly to students who have beenhistorically underrepresented in engineering?
As an overview of the programs (more details on website), please see below. As a disclaimer, please know that GPA information is not all that is considered. The entire student application (essays, test scores as applicable, recommendation, courseload, etc.) is considered. A high GPA is not a guarantee of acceptance. We receive four to five times as many applications as we have spaces for each program
SCEEP (Summer College Engineering Exposure Program)
*MITE II will be open to GEAR UP ninth graders only (GPA 3.0 and higher) . 40 students, 7/13-7/25.
SEP (Summer Enrichment Program)
The Young People's Project presents Washtenaw Faces Race, a community Conversation. Saturday, march 15. 1:00 - 4:00
Washtenaw Faces Race
Race and Youth Empowerment
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Ypsilanti High School
2095 Packard Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Young People's Project will host a community conversation in partnership with Washtenaw Faces Race around the issue of Race and Youth Empowerment.
Attendees will have a chance to take part in one of three breakout sessions that will discuss the systematic contributions to the disempowerment of minority youth, participate in a conversation with high school students around what empowers them, and take part in a activity in which participants will experience what it feels to be disempowered.
Morghan Williams from The Young People's Project will also present on the idea of empowering youth through mentorship.
We invite you to come out and participate in a stimulating, informative, and eye opening discussion!
Free and open to the public -- all are welcome!
For more information, contact Morghan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding the American Government Leadership Camp presented by Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute.
My name is Howard Ernst and I serve as the Seiden-Levi Fellow of Public Policy at Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute, as well as Professor of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy and Senior Scholar at University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
It is my distinct honor to direct Gettysburg College's newest summer program, the American Government Leadership Camp. This unique program is built on the tradition of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower's commitment to public service and exemplary leadership attributes.
The college-level summer program is designed for highly motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who have a passion for understanding American government and who wish to refine their leadership skills. The intensive program presents student leaders with challenging real-world situations and exposure to cutting edge political science scholarship.
Participants attend college-level lectures (delivered by myself and other professors), engage in small discussion sessions, and participate in debates and simulations. Students attend a field-trip to Washington D.C., interact with public policy leaders, and tour the historic Civil War battlegrounds of Gettysburg.
The week-long program takes place from June 29-July 6, 2014 on Gettysburg College's picturesque campus in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Applicants to the program should have a demonstrated record of leadership, a strong academic record, and a sincere interest in deepening their understanding of American politics.
To learn more about the program, please visit our website - http://eisenhowerinstitute.org/amerigov/ or you can contact me directly at email@example.com or 717-337-7177. I sincerely thank you for considering this exciting new program of the Eisenhower Institute and Gettysburg College.
Howard Ernst, Ph.D.
Academic Director, American Government Leadership Camp
Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College
Happy mid-winter break:
Please learn about these opportunities that have come out since last week's summer opportunities update and apPARENTly. Lot's of cool things to do around here and beyond! -John Boshoven
1. WCC Construction Program:
Please save the date for an upcoming event presented by Washtenaw Community College to all juniors and seniors in your schools. “Women in Non-Traditional Careers” will focus on Construction Technology and is scheduled for Friday, April 11th 2014. We are excited to present female students with a career path and resource to investigate their options in the various fields of sustainable building, construction management, and residential and commercial construction. Click here to download the event flyer.
2. United World College Announces a Summer Program:
UWC Costa Rica's short course for students, Geared Up: University Counseling & Culture in Costa Rica, which is a an 8-day cultural and college preparatory program taking place in Santa Ana, Costa Rica from June 29 to July 6, 2014.
The course features admissions directors from competitive United States colleges and universities as facilitators and gives students a taste of Costa Rican culture. This is a great opportunity to travel internationally while also preparing for college admissions.
Admissions directors come from these respected institutions:
Pitzer College (CA)
The George Washington University (DC)
Middlebury College (VT)
If the complete application for this course is submitted by March 1, we will apply a $200 discount and waive the application fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to receive an application. You can find the short course flyer here:http://uwccostarica.org/files/Geared-Up!.pdf
3. Madonna University sponsors a Scholarship Essay Writing Day: an invitation for your freshmen and sophomore students to participate in our annual Scholarship Essay Writing Day on Saturday, March 29th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please see below for an overview of this free program!
Program Overview: This event will begin with a presentation by Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Vice President for Student Affairs and an accomplished national scholarship reader. Students will learn about the general scholarship selection process and engage in brainstorming exercises to help them prepare for scholarship essay writing. The afternoon session will focus on writing competencies, and students will be invited to brainstorm, develop, and draft scholarship essays with the guidance of Dr. Ann Russell, Chair of Writing Programs, Frances FitzGerald, Writing Center Coordinator, and our Writing Center student tutors. The Essay Day will conclude with an optional financial literacy presentation for parents and guests facilitated by Financial Aid Officer Tom Laabs.
Eligible students (high school freshmen and sophomores) must complete an application in order to participate in the program. Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached, but priority consideration will be given to students who submit their application and recommendation forms by Friday, March 7th. Lunch will be provided.
Applications/Teacher Recommendations may be submitted in one of the following ways:
1. Online by going to www.madonna.edu/visit
2. Printing and completing the attached PDF form followed by sending a scanned copy back to Amanda Straub email@example.com
3. By mail to:
Madonna University Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
36600 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI 48150
The application deadline is Friday, March 7th, 2014. Space is limited! Also attached is a Scholarship Essay Writing Day flier. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Amanda Straub at 734-432-5795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. SWE at University of Michigan: invites students to join them in a new project this year- a forum through Piazza for the semester for students to ask questions and have them answered by current SWE members.
The goal of this new project is for high school students to get information quickly and easily about college admissions, classes, U of M, engineering, and SWE! This is a work in progress and I would appreciate participation from students to test drive this new outreach method SWE has to offer. If you know a student who would be interested in this, please forward the link at the bottom of this email as soon as possible and make sure they fill out the google form. You are welcome to join the conversation as well! The purpose of the form is for me to collect names and email addresses, from there I can enroll students into the Piazza group. The form will also provide information about the Piazza forum and how to get started. Once they are enrolled in the group, they will receive an email notification from Piazza and they can get started asking questions! The forum will be monitored and students will be asked to keep questions appropriate for the site. Also, students don't need to be interested in just engineering to benefit from the forum!
5. You and Your Students Are Invited to Attend a SCAD Information Session in Ann Arbor!
Shooting a photography spread for Harper's BAZAAR. Creating print and digital work for Hard Rock Hotels. Designing jewelry for Swarovski. Working as lead animator at game design giant Bigpoint. Creating interiors for Bravo. Showing a collection at Paris Fashion Week. SCAD graduates aren't just finding jobs in creative professions - they are shaping the future of them.
Learn more about how your students can transform their passion into a creative career at the world's most comprehensive art and design university - attend a SCAD Information Session!
Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-2 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sheraton Ann Arbor (directions)
Register to attend.
Attend this one-hour presentation and learn more about SCAD's:
6. The University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Division is excited to offer a computer camp this summer called MiBytes. MiBytes is a non-residential summer camp and is open to any high school student or 2014 high school graduate. They will learn about computer science in a fun and engaging way!
Registration is now open:
* Application and more information available on our website: mibytes.eecs.umich.edu<http://umich.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=
Is there an app you always wished you could create? Do you want to learn about hacking? Apply for MiBytes computer camp run by the University of Michigan! You'll meet other students interested in computer science, and collaborate on hands-on projects to discover the power of computer science. Experience the UM through campus tours and field trips to local tech companies.
Learn more and apply today: mibytes.eecs.umich.edu<http://umich.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dec021c51437d9ddb06a027b3&id=0cb92b4244&e=3bd42e2219>
Application deadline: April 18, 2014
7. Student Diplomacy Corps
We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. Periodically, we will send you email updates, news, stories and information about the Student Diplomacy Corps. Please check out this program, who is looking for a few "pilot" students from their "partner" schools (ours)...hint: think scholarship.....
Check out our new Voices from the Field section of the website. Thanks to these special people for sharing their insights, thoughts and support.
Tony Allen, Chris Frantz and John Meislin
Click the Read More link below for a slew of summer learning opportunities.