Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Graduation is right around the corner and college will be approaching fast for high school seniors.
And if anyone is still scrambling right now to find scholarships to go to school, it's not too late. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that the Broad Foundation will be accepting applications for$550,000 worth of college scholarships through March 1.
The scholarship funds come as a benefit to CMS for being awarded the 2011 Broad Prize winner. The Broad prize is an annual $1 million award to honor urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement, while also reducing achievement gaps across ethnic groups and low-income and non-low-income students.
Graduating seniors who receive the Broad Scholarship will receive aid based on school enrollment. Students who enroll in a four-year college program will receive $20,000 paid out over four years. Students who enroll in two-year college or technical program will receive $5,000 paid over two years.
Click here to apply for the Broad Scholarship. Once you are on the site, you can learn more under the Scholarship Program tab. Remember, applications are due March 1.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
For 10 years, a select group of students from across the country are chosen to participate in the week-long Shelton Leadership Challenge.
The challenge, which takes place at several North Carolina universities and one Ohio location, will feature a core curriculum that focuses on leadership, team building, social responsibility, integrity, public speaking and goal setting.
This year, South Mecklenburg High freshman, Jessica Goldfarb, will join other students for the summer residential experience at the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University.
To qualify for the experience, candidates needed to demonstrate leadership skills, submit two letters of recommendation and have an un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
This year, the program will be offered in North Carolina on the campus of N.C. State University, UNC Charlotte, N.C. Wesleyan, East Carolina University and Fayetteville State University. It is also offered in Ohio at Urbana University.
For more information:
Click here to learn more about General Henry Hugh Shelton.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The trio has journeyed across the Himalayas, worked alongside elephants in Thailand, played with orphans in China and wandered through Red Square in Moscow.
And we recently received an update about the family's journey. Seven months into their year-long trip, they have made it to Kenya.
The Lewis' spent their time working with the Health Education Africa Resource Team and School Communities Offering Projects that Empower. In Nairobi, they also visited Nyumbani, an orphanage for children with HIV. They then took a trip to Kibera, an AIDs-stricken slum in Africa.
J.D. Lewis writes in the family blog: "As we descended the dusty road, there it was. The famed Kibera slums… so unique, so surreal. Almost unbelievable, it felt like a backdrop on the lot at 20th Century Fox. Miles and miles of rusted tin shacks for as far as the eye could see. A wasteland… a village for those unable to afford better, a haven of need and disease, and sometimes violence."
Their next stop is South Africa. To follow the Lewis family blog and learn more about their travels, visit twelveintwelve.org.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Today, job shadowing can be a fundamental tool to the success of attaining employment - especially for graduates.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students from James Martin Middle and Vance High will have the opportunity Thursday to hear from officials at TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization in Charlotte.
In collaboration with CMS and UNC Charlotte, along with Communities In Schools, TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson and President and Executive Vice President of Diversified Financial Services Gene Flood, will offer advice to students.
Students will also experience a financial services job shadowing with TIAA-CREF employees representing departments such as sales, marketing, client services, product management and technology and operations.
For more information or to attend, contact Ken Luck at 704-988-1068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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