Summer SAT Prep with Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep is offering SAT prep courses at in the San Francisco area this summer to prepare you for fall SAT test dates. Revolution Prep’s group courses are half the price of other major companies, and scholarships are available!!

Revolution Prep’s group courses consist of:

  • 6 three-hour classes tailored to the SAT
  • 5 full-length practice exams in a proctored environment
  • 2 six-hour live online Booster Classes
  • Parent and student online access to test scores
  • Personalized homework and feedback on essays

Revolution Prep has received very positive feedback on their high quality of instruction, cutting edge technology, average 250 point score improvement and customized homework.  There are group courses that will be at Archbishop Riordan High School and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep and the first course starts June 9th. Call for more details!! Revolution Prep can be reached at 1-877-REV-PREP. If you are serious about improving your SAT score, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!!

Work for SF YouthWorks this summer!

San Francisco YouthWorks (YW) is a unique high school internship program that provides youth with paid work experience to develop their readiness for work and promote interest in public service careers. The application for San Francisco YouthWorks’ Summer 2011 Session is NOW AVAILABLE. It is due by Friday, April 29 at 5pm.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in SF YouthWorks you must:

  • Be a resident of San Francisco
  • Attend high school in San Francisco
  • Be in or entering the 11th, or 12th grade
  • Have time in your schedule to work a minimum of 7 hours per week (during the school year session) and 10 hours per week (during the summer session). Most internships take place between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

***There are 3 ways to complete and submit your application to us:

1) DOWNLOAD: Download your application here or here, complete all questions and essays, and turn in to us at our office.  You can mail it or bring it in person but it MUST be in our office by our deadline in order to be considered.

2) ONLINE: Complete an online application here.  THEN complete a Required Documents Packet (RDP) that can be downloaded here or picked up at our office.  Application and RDP must be received by our deadline.

3)  IN PERSON: Pick up a copy of the application from our office, complete it, and return in person or by mail before our final deadline.

Our office is located at 2012 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco.  Office hours:  Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm

***FINAL DEADLINE is FRIDAY, APRIL 29 at 5pm***

ALL applications and other materials MUST be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for the Summer 2011 session.

Please contact us at 415-202-7911 or janderson@jcyc.org with any questions about the application process.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a SF YouthWorks intern!

 

Volunteer at the Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers invites high school students 16 years and older to become docents for their new Wicked Plants exhibit.

Wicked Plants Docents introduce visitors to the plant rogues and assassins that left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim. The Conservatory transforms the Special Exhibits Gallery into an eerie Victorian garden full of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations, all inspired by Amy Stewart’s New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.

The free training for Wicked Plants docents will be held on March 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two three-hour shifts per month from April until the beginning of the fall semester. Volunteers may select their shifts, which are from 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00 Tuesday-Sunday.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Erika Frank, Director of Volunteer Services, at (415) 637-4326 or efrank@sfcof.org.

Bay Area Youth Leadership Corps 2011

Bay Area Youth Leadership Corps 2011
This course is designed for high school students (generally 14-17 year olds) who are looking to improve their understanding of leadership, who are interested in a challenge, and are open to learning new skills.  In the school year following the trip, students participate in workshops, trainings, reunions and local service projects.

YLC is a full merit-based scholarship for a 14 day summer expedition, combined with post-course activities for the following school year. The program is designed to bring together a diverse group of students from across the greater Bay Area.  We are looking for candidates that demonstrate leadership qualities in their social, athletic and/or academic lives.

This 14 day rock climbing and backpacking expedition takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Eastern California. The Sierras are rugged and beautiful mountains that provide an inspiring Outward Bound experience which includes camping, map and compass navigation, and a unique solo experience.

There is no experience needed, and all instruction and equipment is provided by Outward Bound. OB provides transportation to and from the course area.  While on course, students will travel with all the food and gear they need to conduct the expedition: stoves, tents, etc.  The group may sleep in the same campsite twice, but generally will be moving to a new campsite as they hike along their expedition route. Gaining know-how by learning wilderness skills means students head home empowered and inspired!

The application process is simple: 1. Application form 2. Essay  3. One letter of recommendation 4. $100 application fee (this amount can be flexible and is returned to students who are not accepted).  Students are then contacted for an interview.  Applications are due March 25th.

More information can be found here <http://www.outwardbound.org/index.cfm/do/obyc.bayarea_youth> .

Revolution Prep SAT prep course at Galileo

Attention Galileo Academy HS Students and Parents,

Revolution Prep, the nation’s largest provider of on-campus test prep courses, is offering an SAT prep course at Galileo Academy HS targeting the May 7th SAT.  The course starts on March 19th.

Revolution Prep courses are half the price of other major companies and have a score improvement guarantee. Revolution instructors’ average score is in the 99th percentile and on the website you can see the quality of instructors in the area before you enroll.

For more information, or to enroll, call 1-877-738-7737 or visit www.revolutionprep.com. Other course date and online classes are available and financial aid is offered. Additional information is also available in your counseling office.

Sign up now for Revolution Prep Mock SAT

Sophomores and Juniors:

Revolution Prep, the nation’s largest provider of on-campus test prep courses, is offering a full-length practice SAT on Tuesday, February 15th at Galileo High School for students to get more familiar with the test. The practice test will be held from 9am to 1pm and students must check in by 8:45am. The cost of the test is $10 and all proceeds benefit Galileo High School Counseling Department. For more information, or to enroll, call 1-877-738-7737 or visit www.revolutionprep.com.  Additional information is also available in the counseling office.

Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM)

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program is an 8-week paid research internship program for exceptionally motivated high school sophomores and juniors with an interest in biotechnology. The program takes place at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville from June 21 through August 11, 2011. Applications for summer 2011 will be accepted between January 31 and March 1. The application deadline is March 1. Please announce this opportunity to your students, and feel free to forward this email to your fellow teachers.

Program website: www.synberc.org/iCLEM_internship<http://www.synberc.org/iclem>.

Program Description: iCLEM teaches basic lab and research skills and provides students with experience working on a bioenergy research project in a state-of-the-art molecular biology lab. The teaching staff includes two scientists and two high school science teachers. In addition to basic science and research, the program also exposes students to career exploration and college preparation including field trips to a local biotech companies, career talks with scientists, help and guidance on writing a college statement of purpose, meeting with a UC Berkeley admissions officer, and visits to college campuses. Students are paid a stipend of $1500 plus a scholarship of $500 upon successful completion of the program.

Program dates & location: iCLEM begins on Tuesday, June 21 and ends on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students must commit to full time work for all eight weeks of the program. The location of the lab is 5885 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA 94608. The site can be easily reached by free shuttle bus from MacArthur BART.

To apply: Online applications will be accepted beginning January 31 at www.synberc.org/iCLEM_internship<http://www.synberc.org/iclem>. The application deadline is March 1 at midnight. A complete application includes the following three items: 1) student online application (March 1 deadline), 2) Online recommendation from a teacher or counselor (March 10 deadline), and 3) Official high school transcript mailed to the iCLEM office (deadline March 10). The  mailing address for the transcript is: Attn: Kate Spohr, QB3/SynBERC, UC Berkeley, 206 Stanley Hall #3220, Berkeley, CA 94720-3220.

Eligibility criteria: Students must be sophomores and juniors currently enrolled in high school in Alameda, San Francisco or Contra Costa counties. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must be 16 years of age by June 1, 2011. We seek students from disadvantaged social/financial backgrounds for whom this opportunity would make a critical difference in their lives. Students’ household incomes must be $60,000 or below. Participating students typically have taken Algebra 1 and basic high school biology. Such coursework is not a requirement for admission and may be waived for students who show exceptional motivation. Students who are willing to work hard, come to work every day, ask questions, and talk to an instructor when they need help will thrive in this program.

For questions, please contact Kate Spohr at kspohr@berkeley.edu

ACE Mentor Program – Spring Teams starting soon!

ACE is an after-school program that gives you a hands-on introduction to architecture, construction and engineering careers.

The program exposes freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors to ACE professionals, Architects, Contractors and Engineers.

Learn about where and how they work, the skills they use and some of their projects under design and construction.

The program consists of the students working with the professionals to design an actual project.

SFUSD students may receive general education credits upon completion of program.

Local and National Scholarships are available to Seniors! Must have successfully completed one year of ACE.

Apply online at www.acementor.org.
We are now accepting applications for the ACE Teams “SF2” & “SF3”.
Deadline to apply is Monday, January 17, 2011.

Work at a Pizzeria

A newly opened pizzeria near the Marina at the Presidio gate would like to hire a high school student to work the counter/register and distribute flyers in the area. They have a need for a person who can handle customers and is friendly. The position pays minimum wage and free pizza and soda.
 
The position has very flexible hours where the student can almost pick their own hours. They are also flexible on the amount of hours worked which can be as little as 7hrs/week to 15-20hrs/week.
 
Please contact Manager, Steve, at 415-850-6258
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