My friend Lori forwarded this great opportunity for girls 16-18. Here is the description for Girls on Ice, sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks from a recruitment email:
Girls on Ice (http://girlsonice.org) is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers.
This year we are again offering 2 expeditions!
Girls on Ice NORTH CASCADES is the original expedition in Washington State.
Open to all girls age 16-18 (yes, international girls can apply!)
July 13 – 24, 2015
Girls on Ice ALASKA is geared toward Alaskan and Pacific Northwest girls (age 16-18).
June 19 – 30, 2015
http://girlsonice.org/apply – applications are due January 31, 2015
***Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement,
it is an inspiration for future academic success and leadership.***
We are able to provide this program TUITION FREE to the girls through small grants, gifts from individuals, and generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Alaska Climate Science Center, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Please consider supporting the program to provide this amazing inspiring, confidence building experience for girls in the future, visit: http://girlsonice.org/support to learn about our funding sources.
(Dec 10 updated with 2015 deadline)
The Trevor Project, is a national organization offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
The youth advisory council is seeking high school and college age youth 16-24 years old to serve on their national advisory council. Apply by Feb 1, 2015
20 youth representing 4 regions of the country private in monthly conference calls to advise The Trevor Project to ensure youth voice of lgbtq youth and allies are represented.
Youth who want to learn about mentoring and gain valuable work experience while helping other young people people might take a look at the Pixel Arts high school internship program.
About Pixel Arts
To get started, visit their website and learn more about Pixelarts. They bring inspiring classes to libraries and community gathering spaces. Pixel Arts focuses on young people’s natural affinity for games–board games and video games alike, and teaches them how to be game creators instead of just consumers.
About the internships
From a recent newsletter (sign up!):
We seek interns who would like to learn mentoring and become great event producers, program managers, curriculum developers, and site coordinators.
We seek practicums who wish to become professionals in community development, finance, media and marketing, and program management.
Paid positions are available for eligible youth through IRCO and through grants. Do your service learning or graduation volunteer project with Pixel Arts to get 1st-hand experience working with professionals in game development, technology, science, and the arts.
Interested volunteers start by filling out a volunteer interest form. You will be contacted within about a week.
End the year on a high note! Take a FREE workshop on making music and sounds for video games at the Gresham Public Library (385 NW Miller Avenue Gresham, OR 97030). Classes are 3-5pm December 29-31, 2014 (three sessions).
This is a basics of music theory/composition series using online tools for sound and music. Campers will be able to play games that incorporate music into a story’s mood, atmosphere, and general aesthetic. Make sound effects that fit into a game aesthetic that they want to achieve by picking from pre-made graphics or storylines based on ideas generated by their favorite characters and stories.
Registration is required (you will find the simple registration form on the left side of the screen). Search for and find more classes for teens on the Multnomah County Library Events Calender. TONS of great classes for teens.
The Black Educational Achievement Movement will host their second College Success Summit at Portland State University on March 7, 2015 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Smith Memorial Student Union.
The purpose of the summit is to promote paths to college success and completion, strengthen networks for students and help bolster their leadership skills. The summit is open to high school juniors and seniors and college students. From their website:
Students will attend innovative workshops that focus on navigating the higher education system, financial literacy, enhancing cultural pride, and exploring a range of career possibilities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of three tracks that range from “Preparing your High School student” to “Connecting the dots on the career path”.
Register in advance (on Eventbrite)
See photos from the 2014 Black College Success Summit
The AXA foundation administers two scholarships, the Achievement Scholarship and the Achievement Community Scholarship.
One winner from each state receives a one-time scholarship of $10,000. 10 of the state winners from this pool are awarded an additional one-time $15,000. Students must be high school seniors.
Applications for the Achievement Scholarship are due December 15 or once 10,000 applications are received.
Achievement Community Scholarship
AXA Regional offices can award up to 12 Achievement Community Scholarships to students in their communities. These scholarships are worth $2,500 and are open to high school seniors.
Applications for the Achievement Community Scholarships are due February 15, 2015 or once 10,000 applications have been received.