Our friends at iUrban are putting together a new learning opportunity, Spoken Word, to help you polish your VERY IMPORTANT public speaking skills. You can be as sharp as a tack or the most creative person in the room, but you also need to be able to talk about it so you can set yourself apart.
When: Saturday, June 8th (for eight consecutive Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Where: On the campus of ITT Tech, 9500 NE Cascades Parkway (Cascade Station), Portland, OR
The class/club is limited to 20 students, so think about it and sign up if you are interested.
The Portland Police Bureau will host a Youth Summer Camp on Marshall Campus this summer from June 17 -21. This camp is for kids 8 – 14, so not older youth but middle school students should still have a good time. The one-week camp costs $35 or $20 if your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch. You can find the flyer and information here.
Portland Police Bureau Youth Summer Camp
June 17 – 21, 9 am – 2:30 pm
Marshall High School
3905 SE 91st AVE
From the website of Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish:
PPB Officers and high school and college athletic coaches will work with campers to develop specific sports skills and foster good sportsmanship.
During the day, campers will go to motivational assemblies, learn skill development for different sports, and put those skills to use while playing their favorite sport. Lunch is served daily to every camper. There is something for everyone at camp: baseball, fishing, cheerleading, journalism, and much more
For more information on the summer camp contact Deborah Monk at (503) 823-4849 or click here for the application.
Oregon Tradeswomen Inc is a great organization with terrific outreach. They are dedicated to exposing and inspiring women to pursue the skilled trades through education, mentorship and leadership. Employers are anxious to hire qualified skilled tradeswomen and apprenticeship programs just can’t turn out female graduates fast enough. OTI hosts pre-apprenticship classes, networking events, and leadership training. They can help women identify what apprenticeship programs they are interested in and help them with the application process. Skilled tradeswomen can qualify for family wage jobs with good benefits without taking on the burden of college debt.
This year’s Women in Trade’s Career Fair will be held May 16-18, 2013. Thursday May 16 is for middle school girls who have pre-registered through their school and May 17 is for the high school girls. Saturday May 18 is for girls and women of all ages who want to have a fun day of hands-on activities meant to introduce them to trades careers. A special Dads and Daughters workshop will be held on Saturday from 1:00 -2:00. Past activities have included pouring cement, riding in a bucket on a utility truck, climbing a fire engine ladder, using a jackhammer and a trades fashion show. Find a complete list of workshops and activities here.
Girls Build Summer Camp
They also host a Girls Build Camp in the summer for only $25 a week. The middle school camp is full but new registrations are being kept on a waiting list. There is still time to apply for the high school camp.
North Portland Camp at the University of Portland
High School Girls
July 15 – 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Middle School Girls:
THIS CAMP IS FULL. New Registrations will be placed on a waiting list.
July 23 – 26, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New this year is a Southern Oregon camp at Rogue Valley Community College
Combined Middle and High School Girls Camp
June 24 – June 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This looks like it will be really fun and would be a great follow-up to anyone who participated in i-Urban and wants to do more:
On Saturday, May 18, from 2-5pm, Tech for Tomorrow, in partnership with SUN and Ideal Portland, will be launching an Innovation Academy at Franklin High School.
The Innovation Academy is bringing together students, teachers, and working professionals from the Northwest’s technology industries to empower students with new skills sets of the digital age.
Teams will work collaboratively to build software applications and other technology-based solutions that solve real world problems that exist within our community. The solutions that will emerge from these teams will be known as “Innovation for the Common Good.”
All students, teachers and technology industry professionals are welcome to participate in the launch event. Once teams have been formed and projects are begun, their solutions will be demonstrated in a large community celebration when the school year resumes next fall.
Franklin High School is located at 5405 SE Woodward St Portland, OR 97206.
OMSI has some fun on tap later this month, May 20, 2013. Students and families are invited to participate in InventionX, a project meant to expose students to the powerful combination (and fun!) of invention + entrepreneurship. Here are more details about the OMSI event:
Join OMSI and the InventionX team as we guide students through the dynamic process of invention. The exhibits and displays at OMSI will provide an amazing set of inspiration for our inventions! The Invention Challenges posed to students in this workshop will be:
Invent a “green machine” that will save the earth’s resources to help protect against climate change.
Invent a tool or device to help someone with special needs.
Students will have the chance to choose their challenge, and be guided through the 5 step InventionX process to create their own solutions. Start times are available at 5pm and 6pm. Time to complete the workshop typically takes between 2 and 3 hours including the final invention Pitch stage when students can win raffle prizes from the museum gift shop and join the online group of Invention Ambassadors for more exciting opportunities!
Join Girls Inc. of NW Oregon at the Mind+Body Fair and Challenge Course! Check out the schedule which looks like a fun day for moms and daughters to celebrate good health and healthy habits together. From Girls Inc. email:
The event is designed to bring mothers and daughters, as well as other family members and caregivers throughout our community engage in various activities to support a healthy lifestyle. Girls in our community need more information about what they can do to make their bodies healthy and strong. Part of ensuring that girls are healthy is providing them with access to nutritious food, opportunities to be physically active, knowledge about proper stress management, as well as encouraging messages that inspire girls to develop a positive body image.
The Mind+Body Fair is free and open to everyone. The challenge course is free for youth and $10 for adults to register (included in this price is a Girls Inc. “Strong Smart Bold” t-shirt and prizes from Dragonwing after completion.
Pre-registration is closed but you can still register in the park.
Sign up now for another fun filled (AND free–with food and goodies!) I-Urban Teen Tech summit. Register online. IUrban aims to introduce minority students to high technology — a world in which minorities are traditionally underrepresented. This event brings students onto a college campus, introduces them to cool professionals doing cutting-edge work, and gives them a glimpse into exciting new jobs, many of which didn’t even exist 5 or even 1 yaer ago. Another cool thing about iUrban? There are technology leaders there to hear from YOU. They want to know how you use their products and what ideas you have for the future. Parents are invited to attend too.
Technology Awareness Program is a program of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business. This camp really focuses on technology and business and their intersection. If you are interested in learning about the technology that is critical to business, like accounting, finance and computer information systems, you’ll want to apply for this camp. The camp brings 25 minority and women onto the campus of University of Arkansas to take classes taught by university professors, meet business and government professionals, and learn about the business world. Students work in teams on a challenge presentation.
Camp runs July 14-19
The camp is free. Including room and board, instruction and materials. There is conflicting information on the website with regards to transportation. The web page says that round-trip plane ticket is included. The FAQ’s state that the family is responsible for transportation. I’ve sent an email to ask for clarification.
Applicants must be minority or majority women who will be starting their junior or senior year in 2013
Applications (which include a brief teacher or counselor recommendation and a copy of your transcript) are due May 3, so get going!
SummerWorks has as its goal to provide internships for 1000 youth this summer, 2013. In its 4th year, the program has evolved into one of the premier youth workforce development programs in the Portland Metro Area.
Here is what you need to know if you are a youth seeking to apply:
You must live in Multnomah or Washington County.
You must be between 16-21.
Internships last 180 hours, schedules to be determined with employer.
Internships are paid.
Fill out this application. Applicants are screened according to the online application and selected candidates will be invited to an orientation to learn more about the program and to determine if the candidate is eligible.
Not all applicants are accepted into the program. Need and work-readiness both contribute to an applicant’s chances of being placed in an internship.
My workplace has hosted Summer Works (formerly Summer Connect) interns for the last three years. I can tell you that the interns are very well prepared and supported in their jobs. At Multnomah County, they are employed in a wide variety of our programs, from administrative assistants, to SUN school helpers, to library aids, to working in the assessors office. We really enjoy having the students around!
OSU 4-H is seeking 57 youth entering grades 10- 12 in fall 2013, interested in Marine Science to become Ocean Watch 4-H Marine Ambassadors. The program will be June 30- July 5 on the OSU campus in Corvallis and at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. include construction of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)! Scholarships will cover all but the $35 application fee, which will be returned to youth who are not selected. Applicants must submit a short essay. Application deadline May 24. For details see http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu, scroll down to the camp link. Questions, please contact Virginia Bourdeau, 4-H Science and Youth Camp Development firstname.lastname@example.org