Free Leadership Seminar - ALSF
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation will host a Student Leadership Academy at Villanova University in Pennsylvania this summer. The Student Leadership Academy will be held on July 24 – 27th. This is a great opportunity for any student that is looking to build up their leadership skills and make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer.
This program is FREE to all students admitted into the program and it is open to current 9-11 grade students. We have top-notch staff that serve as program leaders for the academy, ranging from nonprofit directors to volunteer teachers and university staff, who will teach you about team building, communication styles, empowerment, presentation skills, and so much more! Click here for more information. Application and reference letters due April 15, 2017.
Mental Health Innovation Challenge!
The Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge is a two-day event taking place Saturday, June 24th- Sunday, June 25th, 2017 for rising 10th-12th graders attending school in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
The event aims to deepen students' understanding of the mental health challenges that affect our communities and to work in teams with peers from across the Peninsula and South Bay to develop innovative ideas to tackle these issues.
There are a limited number of spots available and applicants will be chosen by lottery.
Students who want to learn more about the Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge and to apply, please click SMHIC2017. The application deadline is Monday, April 10th.
Are you a budding entrepreneur?
Stanford students have created a one-day event to teach you some tools of the trade. No prior experience required!
Launchpad will include workshops in web and graphic design, entrepreneurial talks from distinguished speakers, and hands-on programming and marketing challenges.
More information and the application can be found at http://ases.stanford.edu/launchpad. There is a $20 fee to attend if accepted, but financial aid is available upon request. The application deadline is April 16th.
Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program
The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. GPS teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college. Application deadline is May 31,2017.
SWENext Design Lab Awards Program
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host the first annual SWENext DesignLab at the Society of Women Engineers WE Local conference. During SWENext DesignLab, there is an awards program designed to recognize high school girls for their achievements in engineering and mentoring.
Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, this award is meant to get the San Jose community involved in and excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The award is open to junior and senior high school students who are SWENext members in the greater San Jose area.
Community Award Recipients will receive the following:
• SWENext Northrop Gumman High School Community Award Trophy
• Participation in Community Award poster presentations
• Participation in the SWENext DesignLab event as an engineer’s assistant
• SWE Commemorative Shirt: ”This is what a future engineer looks like” and some goodies
• Recognition for their accomplishments during the WE Local WE Achieve awards banquet
• Each recipient will also receive $100 Amazon gift card
For this award, a poster and a video or essay must be submitted. The submitter must answer: How would you use STEM to combat rising sea levels in and around San Jose?
Award recipients will have an opportunity to present their posters to middle school girls, parents, educators and professional engineers at the SWENext DesignLab event. They will also participate in the DesignLab activity, working with a professional engineer to facilitate the hands-on activities for the middle school students during SWENext DesignLab.