Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Sims-Walker knows there’s a lot on your plate right now – preparing for graduation, selecting freshman classes and, of course, getting ready for those fun NCAA gridiron games!

And, he wants to help make the transition for graduating high school seniors in Jacksonville, Florida and the Central Florida Area easier. Write an essay or create a YouTube video about educating and preventing colon cancer for a chance to score a one-time $1,000 or one of 10 one-time $200 book stipends for college!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring into Volunteering!

Whether you're looking to get more connected to your community or looking for summer volunteer opportunities for youth, HandsOn Jacksonville is the On-Ramp to get you on the right path.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking Green Thumb!
Gardening expertise needed for school garden at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary. Contact Jenny O'Donnell at 904.332.6767, ext. 106 if you can help.

Read to a Child
and inspire a life-long love of reading.
Sign Up
Clean the Beach
and soak up the sun.
Sign up
Help a homeless pet
Sign up
Summer Youth Opportunities
Earn volunteer hours toward college scholarships or just get out of the house, make new friends and do some good. Some great projects to get you started:

(Remember: Bright Futures' top award requires 75 hours of community service)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rising seniors - look for passes from your counselors... the current seniors are taking their EOC exams and finals, guidance counselors will be meeting with our rising seniors (class of 2011), one-on-one, to discuss:
  1. preliminary senior credit checks (the official senior credit check will be completed next fall)
  2. classes for next year
  3. SAT/ACT
  4. are you on track for graduation?
  5. any questions you might have!
So look for a pass to guidance over the next couple weeks (and BE AT SCHOOL) so that we can meet with you and you can get your questions answered!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Clothes Needed!

Clothes needed for The Millions More Movement for its regular clothes give-aways. Take to 916 N. Myrtle Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Items can also be picked up. (904) 240-9133.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Miss prom? There will be an alternative prom hosted by JASMYN!

International Longshoremen's Association Local 1408 Scholarship

The ILA Local 1408 Scholarship Fund has proudly awarded over 1/4 of $1million in scholarships to qualified high school seniors and returning college students. The ILA College Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit entity formed by the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1408 (Port of Jacksonville, Florida). This year's scholarship will range from $500 to $1,500 per student. Eligibility criteria:
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • current high school senior, entering college freshman for fall of 2010
  • currently enrolled college student
  • demonstrate financial need (your parents'/guardians'/your 2009 tax return may be required)
  • Community Service Vita (attached to application)
  • Essay - "Government" In 2012, Florida will be electing a new governor. What characteristics do you think a good governor should have? What do you consider the most important issue facing your generation that needs attention from the governor's office? (text should be 2-3 pages, double spaced & typed)
DEADLINE: June 30, 2010 - SEE MRS. CURRAN for an application

JASMYN needs your help putting on Prom!

JASMYN's 10th Annual Youth Alternative LGBTQ Prom is coming up fast. Prom will be May 28th at the Karpeles Manascipt Museum from 6-10pm. Many of their youth are in need and asking for help with some evening attire for Prom. Do you have an old prom dress, shoes, bags, bras, sports coats, dress pants, etc.? JASMYN is in need of all sizes of clothing, including plus size attire and accessories. Please let Megan know if you have anything you might be willing to part with for a good cause :) Also, feel free to pass along this announcement or message to your circle of friends/family.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WANTED! Students and parents for volunteering opportunities!

Wanted: High school and college students, parents, seniors, etc.
Ages: 14 and up
Wanted for: Volunteering opportunities working with kids and the arts at the RCAC
Reward: An experience you will never forget
The Riverside Children's Arts Center is a non-profit organization that provides creative arts education for children of Jacksonville at an affordable rate. This Spring and Summer they are looking for volunteers, ages 14 & up, to help us give these kids an amazing experience at our weekend workshops and summer arts camp. We have a variety of opportunities for students and adults such as being a teacher's assistant, helping with lunch prep or arts activities, being group leaders and much more. Make a difference in your community, the future and yourself...VOLUNTEER!
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
June 28th-August 6th
Summer Arts Camp
Volunteer for one week or the whole summer!
Contact Kelly or Whitney at
(904) 3389-1751
2841 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: (904) 389-1751

Talent Hunt Competition

Saturday, June 12, 2010
FCCJ North Campus Auditorium
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Time: 7:00 PM
North Florida Chapters of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Theta Phi Graduate Chapter
Chi Chapter of Edward Waters College
Alpha Delta Mu of UNF
Sign Up Today and Display Your Talent!
Contact Jeff Moore 904-382-5533 or
Ernest Woodard 904-343-4668

Cash College Scholarship will be awarded to the 1st Place Winner!
Application Deadline: May 15, 2010
Return applications and materials to:
Jeff Moore (Talent Hunt Committee Chair)
Theta Phi Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
P. O. Box 41151
Jacksonville, FL 32203

Thursday, May 6, 2010

After School Grade Recovery & Tutoring Deadline = May 13

Students please be advised that after school grade recovery and tutoring will end on Thursday May 13. Students who need help need to take advantage of the time remaining.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Society of American Military Engineers $1000 SCHOLARSHIP

The Society of American Military Engineers will grant scholarships in 2010 to graduating high school seniors who wish to seek studies in engineering or architecture. Should you have questions, please contact the local representative using the address or telephone number below.

1) Be a high school senior.
2) Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application.
3) Be a resident of Clay, Duval, St Johns, Camden, or Nassau counties.
4) Have at least a 3.0 grade point averaged based on a 4.0 scale.
1) The judging will be conducted by the local Jacksonville Post SAME Scholarship Committee on the basis of each candidate’s high school record.
2) The courses you have taken and the credits earned for the 9th through the first semester of the 12th grades will be used to help evaluate your application. You will be disqualified if a certified copy of your transcript is not submitted with the application.
3) Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit, solely on the content of the application. Applicants will be scored on the following: Academic Grades, Honors, Awards, Extracurricular Activities and an Essay.
4) Enroll in an engineering or architecture program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the National Counsel of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).
5) Scholarships will be paid directly to the university or college financial aid office. All scholarships are contingent upon your enrollment in a full-time status in an engineering or architecture program and being accepted by the college or university of your choice. Applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering or architecture and to enter the practice of engineering or architecture after graduation.
6) The announcement of all winners/non-winners will be made in June 2010.
7) Keep a copy of your completed application for future reference.

Return the completed application to the following Jacksonville Post SAME Scholarship representative:
Laureen Borochaner, P.E.
US Army Corps of Engineers
701 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-1122

Application submittal deadline is:
26 May 2010 - SEE MRS. CURRAN for an application!!