Youth Forum: Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions November 20, 2014

Wow, some really outstanding youth and youth organizations will be presenting at this youth forum, Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions. The forum takes place on November 20, the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Children. It is being hosted by the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (ASPCC). Hear from youth actively engaged in creating positive change in the community from such local youth-led organizations as LEP Charter High School, Multnomah Youth Commissioners, Momentum Alliance, Oregon Foster Youth Connection, Youth Ending Slavery.

Thursday, November 20
Mercy Corps Headquarters
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland Oregon, 97204

Register to attend (space is limited)

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ASPCC is an advocacy organization that focuses on positive solutions that address abuse, neglect and bullying. They have lots of resources for parents and children.

Airway Science for Kids Teen Flight Program 2014

I loved flying when I was a kid. My dad was a hobby pilot and I would have taken this course if it had been around when I was a teenager.

I loved flying when I was a kid. My dad was a hobby pilot and I would have taken this course if it had been around when I was a teenager.

Airway Science for Kids is a free program in Portland Oregon that introduces students to the science of flight. They engage in hands-on learning including building a full size airplane. Applications are being accepted for the Teen Flight Program starting in the fall of 2014. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis but get them in asap while there is still room. Classes meet weekly, on Saturdays, at Hillsboro Airport.

Northwest College Fair November 2-3, 2014

Make plans for the next Pacific Northwest College Fair November 2-3, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

Fair Hours:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

This post from the Find Tomorrow Today archive has tips for making the most of your time at a busy college fair.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award deadline November 2, 2014

This is one of our favorite awards here at Find Tomorrow Today. The National Association of Women in Computer Science (NCWIT) not only recognizes young women with the the Aspirations in Computing award, but connects them to each other across the country, creating a network of smart young women ready to take on the world. We had one NCWIT award winner in our family and the experience of networking with other girls via social media and then meeting them in person was incredibly rewarding. It opened many doors.

Aspirations in Computing awards are given both locally and nationally. Both local and national winners get fun gift bags from sponsors and they receive scholarship, internship and networking opportunities.

Apply for national Aspirations in Computing award (by November 2). Girls may apply for both awards on the same application.

Architecture Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program 2014

High school students meet in groups with mentors and work on Architecture, Construction and Engineering design projects. The program is free and in addition to valuable experience and relationships, many students earn $1,000-$4,000 in scholarships.

During the course of the program, students engage in 12 mentoring sessions to develop a building design project, a task that gives them a taste of the teamwork, creativity, and skills to create a built environment. Students have the opportunity to visit multiple professional workplaces, learn how to network, and explore career fields within the industry. The project culminates in presentations to industry professionals, educators, family, and friends.

Read about Portland’s local ACE Mentor affiliate and application process. Info sessions will be held Nov 4&6. Applications are due November 25.

Teen read month and free classes at Multco Libraries

First off, October is Teen read month. If your 6-12 grader has library fines, they can get $15 forgiven for filling out a survey in the month of October.

Second, besides books and story time for little kids, the Multnomah County Library has tons of programs for big kids too.

Here is just a sample of some of the upcoming classes and programming at the libraries. All are aimed at teenage audiences:

First come, first served
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 4:30 to 5:30
Flip Book Animation — for beginning to advanced artists
First come, first served
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:00 to 1:00
North Portland Library

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshops
First-come, first served
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 5:30 to 6:4
Kenton Meeting Room

Beat-making Lab — Series
Call branch to register
4 Fridays Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 3:30- 5:30
Rockwood Library

Search all teen classes and programs at Multnomah County Libraries