Friday, April 27, 2012

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses' ESSAY CONTEST

2012 ESSAY TOPIC:
In 2010, First Lady, Michelle Obama, launched "Let's Move," a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Currently, 33% of children in the United States are considered overweight or obese.

2012 QUESTION:
Everyone in the community has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity. Increasing physical activity is just one of the five pillars in the First Lady's "Let's Move" initiative. As a high school student, what do you see as the biggest barriers to students maintaining a healthy lifestyle by remaining physically active? What can schools, families and your community do to address these barriers in an effort to decrease childhood obesity?

ESSAY CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • All participants must be in their sophomore or junior year of high school.
  • Essays should be original compositions; no less than 750 words, or no more than 1,000 words with evidence that supports their findings.
  • All essays must include the essay contest cover sheet (SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR YOUR COVER SHEET), and have both the student and his/her guidance counselor's signature.
  • Essays must be postmarked on or before FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 and should be mailed to: Congressional Black Caucus Spouses, Attn: Essay Contest, 1720 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
  • Winners will be selected on or before Friday, August 3, 2012 and all winners must be available to read a portion of their essays at the CBC Spouses Essay Contest and Issues Forum, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving High School Graduate that has decided to further their education by attending a college or university of their choice. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE is MAY 15, 2012. 
See Mrs. Curran in guidance for an application.
DID YOU KNOW?...that 1 in 3 teens this year will be a victim of dating abuse? Often times, the warning signs are so subtle that teens don't realize that their relationship may be toxic, controlling or dangerous. In an effort to prevent this problem, Florida House Representative Mia Jones is hosting a teen dating violence summit on Saturday, May 12th from 10am - 4pm at Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus Auditorium, 101 W. State St. Jacksonville, FL 32202. 
7th - 12th grade students are invited to attend this important event, where their mission will be to empower youth with the tools that they need to prevent dating violence, and safely exit a relationship should they experience abuse.
SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE for the consent form and questionnaire by MAY 4th. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

FSCJ Career Tech - QR Codes
2012 the Federal Job Search
2012 Summer Employment Opportunity
2012 Creating an Account in USAJOBS

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU! (i.e. FREE eyeglasses!)

1.  Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor.  Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school.  See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM  N.C 27109-8738 email: derrick.boone@mba.wfu.eduor visit www.wfu.edu
phone# toll free (866) 925-3622 
  
2.  Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE?  The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University – visit the 
www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htldetails online application or call 1.800.640.2657 
  
3.  Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year.  Visit
www.fao.fas.harvard.edc
or call 617.495.1581. 
  
4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact:  Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250 (315) 443-256
www.soa.syr.edu/indes.php  
  
5.  A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor.  You can find stores with optical departments at 
www.target.com  
  
6.  APPLY NOW - If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma.  Can earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits.  The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012


In accordance with new College policy, FSCJ has been instructed to move the registration date to the following week.  Therefore, the new date for Dual Enrollment fall registration is now Tuesday, May 15th from 9 am – 2 pm.  Please note the room change from D-111 to D-120.  This is the same room used for summer registration. 

Mark your calendar!
If you plan to dual enroll at FSCJ this fall, you must attend the following registration:

 DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION
for Fall term 2012
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Anytime between 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Kent Campus, Building D, Room 120 

Students, in order to register, you must:
 ·       Write your SSN on the application.  Student ID numbers are not permissible. 
 ·        Meet all minimum GPA and assessment requirements.
 ·        Submit a fully signed application form  You may use the re-application form if you have previously done a semester of dual enrollment. SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FOR THE PROPER FORM.
 ·        Submit high school transcripts with cumulative GPA.
 ·        Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, or CPT test scores if they are new to dual enrollment or have re-tested with new score results. 
·     Select course reference numbers for the classes you have been approved to take.
Class schedules are available for viewing on-line at http://www.fscj.edu
 ·        Be able to complete college course(s) prior to high school graduation date.
 ·        Submit letter of release from St. Johns River Community College if they are new to dual enrollment and are Clay or St. Johns school district students.
 ·        Please come prepared with your 1st and 2nd choices for classes, in the event your 1st choice is already full.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Duval County UNCF Scholarship is now OPEN!!!
 There are 8 scholarships available and the application deadline is May 11, 2012. The recipients will be invited to an awards activity (lunch/dinner) to receive their scholarship.  


                                        
15th Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Application   is Now Available for the 2012 Season.
                               


The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is once again conducting a nation-wide search for the best and the brightest Hispanic/Latino leaders.

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards offers educational grants in several categories to qualified Hispanic/Latino high school juniors.  Students are also eligible to be selected as a national recipient and receive a laptop computer and an all expense paid trip to attend the National Youth Awards ceremony!

The application is now available online at www.HispanicHeritage.org. The deadline to apply
is July 6th. 2012.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Current high school JUNIOR (not seniors) 
  • Plan to attend college in the 2013 Fall Semester
  • US Citizenship or US permanent residency 
  • Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent) 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA ( on a 4.0 scale)  or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
  • Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region
 For more information, please visit the Youth Award section of our web site: www.HispanicHeritage.org, or call 202.861.9797. 
Please take a minute to experience what the Youth Awards are all about! Visit the link below on our YouTube Channel. 
2012 Achieving the Dream Poster

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Community Connections of Jax Summer Camp Volunteer
YoungArts is pleased to announce the 2013 application cycle is open!

As the sole national organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing artistic excellence in the visual, literary and performing arts, YoungArts ensures the nation’s most outstanding high school students are encouraged – at critical junctures in their lives – to pursue careers in the arts.

The deadline for the 2013 application cycle is October 19, 2012. Students, grades 10 to 12 or ages 15 to 18,  visit www.youngarts.org/apply for details on the application requirements for each discipline and the application process.


Some of the many benefits of the YoungArts program include:
• Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominations
• Master classes with world-renowned artists
• Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts
• $500,000 in total monetary awards and more than $100 million facilitated in college scholarships
• An alumni network of 16,000+ talented artistic professionals, including recording artist Nicki Minaj, choreographer Desmond Richardson and X Factor finalist Marcus Canty

In 2011, 105 of our 500 winners received more than $6.5 million in college scholarships because of the YoungArts recognition.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Festival 2012

Need a summer job?


MAYOR'S SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM

Funded by The Jacksonville Journey, the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program provides the opportunity for 185 Duval County students, ages 16-21 to earn valuable experience working in various facets of city government for five, 20-hour weeks, plus one week of training beginning Monday June 18th and ending Friday, July 27th.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Youth ages 16-21who have a desire to make a difference in their community and want to gain valuable job skills.
  • Must live in Zone 1 - one of the following zip codes:  32202, 32204, 32206, 32208, 32209, 32254
  • Must be attending school (high school, college, or trade school
  • Must have a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher
  • Must have no more than 4 unexcused absences
  • Must pass drug test
Beginning Friday, April 6th and ending Friday, April 27th, we will be reviewing initial applications through our survey.


Click here between 4/6/12 and 4/27/12 to take our survey and begin the application process.


Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:
 You may also email us at msjp2012@worksourcefl.com for specific questions.

Scholarship:
Gator Club of Jacksonville Book Scholarship
 Requirements:
·        - Resident of Duval County
·        - Graduating Senior
·        - Family relative a member of the Gator Club of Jacksonville
·        - Completed scholarship application found on club website
·        - Acceptance into the University of Florida
o   Scholarship must be used at the University of Florida
 Deadline:
May 1, 2013
 # Recipients Award Amount:
Up to 10 - $1,000 book scholarship
 Contact Information:
All information on scholarship to be found on http://www.jaxgatorclub.com/

Thursday, April 5, 2012


DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION for Fall term 2012
 Date and Time: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Anytime between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Kent Campus, Building D, Room 111 

In order to register, you students must:
·        Meet all minimum GPA and assessment requirements.
·        Submit a fully signed application form. Please copy on a single 2-sided page if possible.  You may use the re-application form if you have previously done a semester of dual enrollment.
 ·        Submit high school transcripts with cumulative GPA.
 ·        Submit qualifying ACT, SAT, or CPT test scores if you are new to dual enrollment or have re-tested with new score results.
 ·        Select course reference numbers for the classes you have been approved to take.  If all your selected courses are not available, your counselor will be able to e-mail us later with approved additions. Class schedules are available for viewing on-line at http://www.fscj.edu
 ·        Be able to complete college course(s) prior to high school graduation date.
 ·        Submit letter of release from St. Johns River Community College if you are new to dual enrollment and are Clay or St. Johns school district students.
 ·        Please come prepared with your 1st and 2nd choices for classes, in the event your 1st choice is already full.