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> .

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

Bank of America Student Leaders Summer Program

“Do you have what it takes to be a Bank of America Student Leader?

If you are a student with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. We are looking for leaders who are high school juniors and seniors in the US and secondary students in sixth form college or college of further education in the UK.

As a Student Leader, you will participate in:

  • An eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization
  • A week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July) to gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills (all expenses paid as part of the Student Leaders Program)”

To be considered as a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school (U.S. Markets)
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July)
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship (U.S. Markets)
  • Be a student in good standing at his/her school”

Application deadline is January 12th. For more information, see Ms. Kornblith!

Volunteer at UCSF

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT UCSF!

UCSF is looking for High School volunteers for their week long “Summer Science Camp” for 5th graders.  The Volunteer Application is due Friday April 30th, 2010.  If you know students who are interested in gaining valuable leadership skills and mentoring 5th graders as they learn about science, then have them apply now!  

Logistics: This year’s camp will be held on Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 18th from 8:00am – 5:00pm daily at UCSF’s Parnassus campus in San Francisco.

Here are just a few of the amazing experiments that volunteers will be trained by UCSF graduate students to help with:

·        Make and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream

·        Create explosions

·        Launch water rockets

·        Build speakers

·        Experiment with dry ice 

·        Protect an egg from a ten-story fall

·        Make slime

·        Race self-made boats

·        Meet famous scientists      

Who can participate: Any high school student is eligible to participate as a volunteer for camp. Interested students should fill out the attached application and email it to us by Friday, April 30th!

How will you know if you are chosen: Volunteers will receive notification regarding their acceptance via phone and/or email by early May. Further camp information will be supplied at that time. 

Got Questions:

Please contact the camp directors at:Phone: 415.514.2624 or E-mail: UCSFScienceCamp@gmail.com

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