|January Resources and Opportunities|
YOUTH SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
This is your last chance to nominate a teen who has shown dedication to improving his or her community by rewarding that hard work with the Youth Spotlight Award!
The Winter Youth Spotlight Award will be given to a middle or high school student who is a Boston resident and has demonstrated him/herself as a leader. Leadership can take on many forms. If you have anyone in mind, please fill out the nomination form and send to[email protected] by January 11, 2013:www.cityofboston.gov/youthzone.
The award will consist of a part of the Youth Zone newsletter dedicated to the awardee, POSITIVE media recognition, and a prize!
HOPELINE SUMMER 2013 JOB REGISTRATION
SAVE THE DATE AND TELL A FRIEND!
Mark your calendar and do not forget to apply to the HOPELINE to be considered for employment with the Boston Youth Fund for the summer of 2013!
All applicants must be full time residents of Boston and be between the ages of 15 and 17 years old. You must turn 15 on or before Jul 7, 2013 and cannot turn 18 on or before Aug 16, 2013. Register online 24 hours a day from Feb 1 at 10am until Mar 3 at 11:59pm or call 617-635-HOPE (4673) on Feb 19, 20 & 21 from 10am-2pm.
Applying with the HOPELINE does NOT guarantee a summer job. Please call the Boston Youth Fund with any questions, 617-635-4202. Also, see a list of sites that offered HOPELINE jobs last summer. www.bostonyouthfund.org
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE
Celebrate your day off from school and/or work this Martin Luther King Day as a “day on” and help others in your community!
There are lots of great ways to give back to your community. Check some out here:
Boston Cares will partner with the City of Boston on January 21 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through various volunteer service opportunities. Treat your day off from work and/or school as a day ON by helping others. Come out to the Curley School in Jamaica Plain and honor MLK Jr. by making a difference in the community. Register early by contacting Kelly, [email protected].
Continue your day of service by joining Mayor Menino and the City of Boston in a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event will feature a moving selection of classical music, spirituals, and freedom songs performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program. January 21, 1pm, Faneuil Hall. 617-635-3911,www.cityofboston.gov/arts
You can also join students, staff and other community members for Northeastern University’s Service Day. Sign up now to take part in group service projects for the day! Contact Anna Sylvester, 617-373-7479,[email protected],
Whatever service option you choose remember to treat the day as a “day on” and give back to your community!
Teen Art in the South End: Discover new techniques and create work with professional artists in this FREE weekly art workshop offered to teens ages 12- 15. Exposes teenagers to new art opportunities and expands their knowledge on art fundamentals. Cost: $25. Fridays, 4-6pm. 36 Rutland St. 617-375-8150, www.uses.org
MFA Teen Studio Art Classes: The MFA offers studio art classes and workshops taught by experienced artists. The program includes classes on drawing, figure drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture and more. Ages 12-18. Limited scholarships available. Classes start Jan 5. www.mfa.org/programs/studio-art-classes
Mildred Ave Drum and Drill Troupe: The Mildred Ave Community Center is looking for dancers and drummers ages 8-18 to join the Mattapan Drum and Drill Troupe. 617-635-1328, [email protected]
Boy’s Glass Art Entrepreneurship Program: Participate in glass art and entrepreneurship classes and learn to make PowerPoint presentations, business cards to use when selling your glass art. Earn up to $1,000. Must be a Boston resident between the ages of 13-16. Application process begins in Feb until May 1. Bird Street Community Center, Dorchester. Joyce, 617-282-6110 x13, [email protected]
Beat the Street: Youth ages 14-19 are invited to come out to help address urban violence in Boston. The event will feature information on after school programs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more. The day will also have performances, presentations and ice cream for all teens. Jan 11, 6:30-9:30pm. Northeastern University Curry Student Center. Ms. Edwards, 781-789-7380, [email protected]
Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services: BPS serves nutritious meals at low or no cost to all students. Get the most value for your dollar by completing a Free and Reduced Price meal application:https://apps2.mybps.org/mealapps/lfserver/EFORM_ENG. Universal Free Breakfast is now available at all Boston Public Schools, including 28 schools recently added. Learn more and subscribe to the blog: www.bostonpublicschools.org/meals.
School Preview Time: Come learn about the Boston Public Schools during school preview hours. All BPS schools have special SPT Open House hours, tours, and activities that will be running through Jan 11. Get a schedule atwww.bostonpublicschools.org/schoolchoiceactivities.
Leaders of Tomorrow: Participate in a FREE business workshop and learn about the business of ballet. Must be a high school student. Jan 12, 10am-2pm. Northeastern University, 22 International Village. RSVP, Claude, [email protected], 617-953-7493
MITES: High school juniors who enjoy math and science, and are thinking about studying engineering or science in college should check out Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science. To apply to this FREE 6-week summer program: http://mit.edu/mites. Deadline: Jan 15. [email protected], 617-253-8052
MIT STEM Program: The STEM Program provides current 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who attend public school in Boston, Cambridge or Lawrence with engaging experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math in a FREE 5-week program! Applications available now. Due: Mar, 2013. http://mit.edu/stem, [email protected], 617-253-8052
The Record Co: TRC offers teens an in-depth look at audio production and professional record-making. Sign up for a FREE class to learn how to make beats, use microphones, and what it takes to create a high-quality recording. Classes are taught by young audio professionals in working commercial recording studios. 960 Mass Ave. 617-334-5098,www.therecordco.org
Generation Next Academy: Teens ages 13-18 are welcome to check out the GNA Teen Center. In this FREE program, you will be able to use and learn about computer labs/academic support, career support, arts, civic engagement & leadership, and more! Mon-Fri, 2-6pm. Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Ave. 617-288-2488,www.dotwell.com
Winter Art Workshops for High School Students: The Art Institute of Boston’s Pre-College Program is offering 7-week courses for college credit and non-credit in the visual arts this fall. All levels welcome. Scholarships available. Winter courses Feb 23-Apr 13. Linda Harris, 617-585-6724, www.lesley.edu/aib/curriculum/precollege.html
Oiste?: The Latino Civic Education Initiative is offering various programs for Latinos in the Boston area. They promote the principles and practice of democracy and offer leadership development, civic education, and more. 617-426-6633, www.oiste.net
Cambridge Science Festival Advisory Board: Apply to be part of the teen advisory board that helps develop and implement Festival programming that will target middle/high school students. Requirements: High school students willing to attend monthly meetings. To apply: Peg LeGendre, [email protected], 617-817-8856
Boston Public Library Teen Council: Teens can have their voices heard regarding library activities. New members welcome. Fridays, 3pm. BPL Copley Branch. Jessi, 617-859-2334, www.bpl.org
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition Mentor Program: LGBTQ mentors work to support students in a safe, caring, one-on-one relationship while mentees work on their personal, social, academic, career, and life goals. [email protected],www.hbgc-boston.org/node/471
Goodwill Training for Human Services Work: Students ages 21 and up can learn the essentials of the human services field such as terminology, maintaining boundaries, managing client behaviors and more. Graduates are qualified to work in shelters, day programs and other human services settings. Scholarships and vouchers available for class starting Jan 7 and Apr. Diane, 617-541-1243, [email protected]
Kroc Center’s Winter Program Guide: The guide includes schedule information for aquatics, arts, recreation programs, and more for all ages!www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_BostonKrocCenter.nsf
Hyde Square Task Force Enrichment Program: HSTF is accepting applications for their enrichment programs: music clubhouse, community dance classes, and summer rhythms. 617-524-8303, http://hydesquare.org/programs/youth.html
Goodwill’s Youth Mentoring Program: Youth ages 12-17 are welcome to join a mentoring program featuring field trips, volunteer opportunities, homework help and more. Larry, 617-541-1226, [email protected]
Boston Public Schools Arts Initiative: BPS has launched an arts initiative. The new website has a blog and events for students, not just BPS students, interested in writing, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, spoken word, film, or other art forms. www.bpsarts.org
Museum of Fine Arts: Visit the MFA for free! If you are under 17 years old, get free admission to the museum weekdays after 3pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org/visit
Don’t Pass Up These Passes: Boston Public Library cardholders can borrow passes to museums and other local attractions for single-day use! Some places include the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, and Boston Children’s Museum. www.bpl.org/general/circulation/museum_passes.php
Boston City Singers Chorus Training Programs: There are openings for the courses taught to 7-18 year olds. If you have a passion about singing APP this program has a sliding scale tuition rate to make sure no child is turned away due to financial funding. 209 Ashmont St, Dorchester. Jane Money, 617-825-0674, www.bostoncitysingers.org
Christmas Tree Collection: Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting for 2 weeks: Jan 7-18. Residents should remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb on their recycling day. Do not put trees in plastic bags. www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks
AlertBoston: Sign up to receive email, voice, and text message notifications for snow emergencies, parking bans, and school cancellations. Register atwww.cityofboston.gov/alertboston
Prepare for Winter: Check out Boston’s guide to important information on winter storms, parking regulations, and household heating. www.cityofboston.gov/snow/winter
Extra Help: Extra Help is the weekly television series providing homework help to Boston students. Every Tuesday from 5-9pm, elementary, middle, and high school students can watch and call Extrahelp on Comcast 9, RCN 15 to receive “live” homework help from BPS teachers. Call 617-708-3290 to get your math, reading and language arts questions answered! www.bnntv.org
Homework Help at BPL: Students in grades K-8 can get free after-school homework help in all subject areas at any library branch. Academic support and mentoring are also available. Mon-Thurs, 3:30-5:30pm. Weekend hours at Central Branch only; Sat, 12-4pm; and Sun, 1-5pm. 617-859-2382, www.bpl.org/boost
Boston Teacher’s Union Tutors: Students in all grades can receive homework help and tutoring from Boston Public School teachers. Tutoring at Boston Public Library branches from 4-6pm. Days vary by branch. www.bpl.org/boost
BPL Teen Blog: Check out the latest book reviews and information on upcoming events at the library along with job and test prep help: www.bpl.org/teens
826 Boston Tutoring: This non-profit organization offers youth in grades 1-12 one-on-one tutoring and homework help in any subject. Students can register to receive help from a trained tutor. Sat, 1-3pm for students ages 12-18. www.826boston.org/programs
Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston: Offers supervised homework help for youth in all grades, and tutoring in math, biology, and chemistry for students in grades 6-12. FREE to all members. 617-567-6626, www.SalesianClub.com
Youth Tutoring Youth: In this FREE after-school tutoring program, South Boston students in grades 3-6 are able to receive one-on-one help in math and language arts. Program runs every Mon-Thu, 2:45-6pm. Labouré Center, 275 West Broadway, South Boston. 617-464-8575, www.ccab.org
Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury: The B&G Club offers homework help, test preparation, and tutoring for free to youth ages 6-18. Must be a B&G Club member. 617-427-6050,www.bgcb.org
After-School Program Homework Center: The Allston/Brighton APAC offers its residents ages 5-12 academic assistance in reading, math, geography, and writing. Program runs until 6pm and cost is based on income. No deadline. 617-782-6068,www.allstonbrightonapac.org
JOBS & VOLUNTEERING
Year Up Paid Internship: Year Up is an intensive one-year training program for young adults ages 18-24 who have graduated high school or have their GED, who provide Fortune 100 companies like Merrill Lynch, American Express and Bank of America with information technology entry-level talent. Applicants must attend an Info Session by Jan 9. Deadline: Jan 9. www.yearup.org
The “Bank of America Charitable Foundation Student Leaders” Program: Currently seeking young motivated leaders to be part of its paid summer internship program. Students will learn how they can help shape their communities. Must be a high school junior or senior. Apply now: www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders
Green Ambassador: If you are 15-18 years old and from the Greater Boston area, this is a PAID opportunity for you to be involved in an environmental stewardship that would allow you to do public outreach, develop leadership skills, learn science, and explore the Boston Harbor Islands. Apply now: www.thompsonisland.org/youth-programs/youth-jobs-programs. Deadline: Mar 26. Olga, 617-830-5120,[email protected]
Artists for Humanity: AFH’s youth-run micro-enterprise employs city teens to work in a variety of art media learning new skills, making art, and performing creative design services for business clients of AFH. Participants also earn a starting wage of $8.00 per hour for up to 9 hours per week during the school year. Requirements and applications:www.afhboston.com/highschool
EPIC Service Warriors: Youth with disabilities ages 16-23 can participate in this community service and education program. Service Warriors learn more about local communities and develop practical skills to help them develop as leaders and pursue future goals. Program meets a minimum of once a month for one year. Apply:www.epicleaders.org. Jeff, 781-388-4340, [email protected]
Greater Boston Food Bank: Fight hunger by volunteering to clean, sort, box, and weigh food for distribution throughout the greater Boston region. www.gbfb.org
Coats for Kids: Donate your coat to someone less fortunate this winter! All coats must be in good condition. Drop off locations include any Anton’s Cleaners or Jordan’s Furniture. Deadline: Jan 12. www.antons.com/cfk
Teen in Print: See your name in print, meet at the Boston Globe twice a week, AND get an opportunity for a paying job next summer. Volunteer to be a teen writer and share your input on teen topics. Ric Kahn, 617-541-2651, [email protected]
Boston Cares: Make a difference in your community by volunteering! Register with Boston Cares, and you’ll become a part of the many service projects that advocate for community enrichment, health & wellness, homelessness/hunger, environment and more! www.bostoncares.org
Teen Resume Guide: Whether you have had lots of jobs or are getting ready for your first volunteer experience, this resume guide has tips for you. Start off your job or volunteer hunt on the right foot!www.cityofboston.gov/youthzone/JobsInternshipsAndVolunteering
Boston PIC: If you attend a BPS High School, connect with your Private Industry Council (PIC) Career Specialist who can help you with your resume, job interview skills, and job search. 617-524-5224, www.BostonPIC.org
The Steppingstone Foundation: Take part in a FREE program designed to prepare Boston school children for educational opportunities and BPS exam schools, independent schools, and college. Grades 4 & 5. Deadline: Jan 2. 617-423-6300, www.tsf.org
JFK Profiles in Courage Contest: This contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an original essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage. The winners will receive awards totaling up to $13,500. Deadline: Jan 5, www.jfklibrary.org
Brian J. Honan Fellowship: For students in grades 10 and 11 who want to be engaged in their community, develop leadership skills, and learn more about government and politics. Participants attend weekly workshops. Program continues in the summer as an internship. Jan to Jun, West End House. 617-787-4044 x26, [email protected]
Action Team Scholarship: Apply for this $1,500 scholarship if you’re a senior, junior, or sophomore. The scholarship recognizes the outstanding achievements of Action Team Captains across the country. Overall GPA requirement, 2.75 or higher. Deadline: Jan 13. 212-826-0809, [email protected]
Torch Scholars Program: Torch scholars receive full tuition, fees, and room and board scholarships for its Summer Immersion Program, and eight subsequent semesters of undergraduate study. For students who have persevered despite difficult family situations, cultural barriers, and financial challenges. If you know a young person who may qualify, nominate her/him by Jan 15. www.northeastern.edu/torch/nominate
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Essay Contest: This is an opportunity for students in middle and high school to win money for their community service to improve race relations. This year’s theme is “Do you wish everyone would sit at the same table?” Apply online www.princeton.edu/pprize. Deadline: Jan 31. 1-800-742-1036,www.facebook.com/princetonprize
Yawkey Scholar Program: This program helps talented and motivated disadvantaged young people meet the rising costs of undergraduate education. A 4-year renewable scholarship is provided to high school seniors in MA planning to attend private colleges in MA. Awards average $12,500/year. Deadline: Feb 15.www.tpi.org/resources/yawkey_scholars_program.aspx
Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Challenge: Youth ages 5-14 are invited to write an essay or a poem, draw or take a picture of your curiosity and tell how it prompted you to explore the world to be entered to be honored at the Curiosity Awards. Deadline: Feb 8. www.cambridgesciencefestival.org
Freedom House PUSH: The PUSH program is a year-round program for high school students that promote a college-ready culture through individual counseling, partnerships with institutions such as UMass Boston, a school year program with academic enrichment, and an intensive summer learning institute.www.freedomhouse.com/index.html
Katie’s Krops: Youth age 9-16 can win a grant to start a vegetable garden and feed people in need. The winner receives a gift card to a garden center in their area up to $400, support from Katie’s Krops, and a digital camera to document the garden and harvest. Deadline: Feb 12. [email protected], www.katieskrops.com/apply-for-a-grant.html
HEALTH & SPORTS
Seasonal Influenza Shots: Annual outbreaks of the seasonal flu usually occur during the late fall through early spring. Protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The Public Health Commission will be posting locations that offer free vaccinations. Visit www.bphc.org/flu to find a location near you.
Junior Scholar Athlete Program: Register now for an athletic program throughout the school year for youth ages 10-15. Bird St. Community Center, Dorchester. Deadline: Jan 10. Joyce, 617-282-6110 x13, [email protected]
B.E.S.T Swim Lessons: Get swim lessons at the Holland Community Center Mon & Fri 7-8:30pm, Mildred Ave Community Center Tues & Thurs 7-8:30pm, or at Madison Park Rec Center Tue & Thurs 6-7:30pm, or Sat, 10-11:30am. [email protected], 857-203-0133
BCYF Swim League: Join the BCYF swim league and compete in local meets! Meets held Fridays beginning in Jan. Contact your local BCYF pool. 617-635-4920,www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf
Group Swim Lessons: Youth ages 6-15 can apply for group swim lessons at the Kroc Community Center. Various lessons available based on level of experience with swimming. www.boston.salarmykroc.org
Healthworks Youth Fitness: Children can learn yoga, good sportsmanship, teamwork, and more. Ages 5-8 from 5-6pm and ages 9-12 from 6-7pm. Enrollment fee: $15. 450 Washington St, Codman Sq. 617-825-2800
Tennis for Everyone Saturdays: FREE drop-in tennis clinics, drills, and games for youth ages 5-18. Just wear sneakers. All other equipment is provided. Saturdays 3-5pm, Melnea Cass Recreational Complex. 617-427-8900, [email protected]
Boys Basketball Tryouts: Boys in grades 2-10 are invited to try out for the MABC Bengals AAU Basketball League. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Jan 12 & 26, 10am-6pm. Vine Street Community Center. 617-407-5910
FOR GIRLS ONLY
Get Real Teen Council: Girls in grades 10-12 can apply for GRTC and will train to present sexuality information to their peers on topics such as harassment, healthy relationships, and more! Meetings will be once a week from 6:30-8:30pm, 1055 Commonwealth Ave. Deadline: Jan 31. www.getrealeducation.org
IGNITE Change Essay Contest: Open to girls 14-19 from Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville who are interested in creating change in their communities and receiving a $2,500 scholarship, tablet, and other exciting prizes. Info session and essay support Jan 10, 5pm. 29 Winter St. Apply: www.bostonglow.org
Young Womens Group: Offering retreats, field trips, discussions about self-esteem, teen pregnancy, and more. Bird St. Community Center, Dorchester. Alicia, 617-282-6110, [email protected]
Goodwill’s BNY Mellon Academy for Girls: This FREE program encourages academic achievement, leadership development, civic engagement, and career success in girls ages 10-18 from communities surrounding Goodwill’s Roxbury headquarters. Mon-Fri, 2-6pm. 617-541-1226, firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Activities Brochure 2012-2013: Find out what’s going on in Boston this holiday season! Some events include holiday strolls, open studios, tree lightings, and local festivals taking place in different neighborhoods now through Feb. www.cityofboston.gov/arts
Frog Pond Skating Academy: Frog Pond campus offers classes for kids and adults of every age and ability at the Frog Pond. For a schedule of classes and registration forms, please visit www.skatingacademy.org, or 617-78-SKATE.
DCR Ice Skating: The Department of Conservation and Recreation welcomes all patrons to another season of ice skating at its DCR rinks. From the Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury to the Murphy Memorial Rink in South Boston, there are 10 different DCR locations in Boston. For public skating hours, directions, and more information, go to: www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/skating.htm
Orient Heights Renaming Celebration: Orient Heights Community Center will be renamed the Martin Pino Community Center in honor of longtime youth mentor, Marty Pino. All are welcome to attend the celebration, Jan 18, 6pm. Orient Heights Community Center, East Boston. 617-635-4920, www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf
Whittier Youth Services Open House: Check out the WYSE open house to learn about its services for youth ages 25 and under. Services include job readiness and development, sports clinics, health services, and many more. FREE prizes, food, and drinks. Jan 4, 4-6pm. 1290 Tremont St, Roxbury. Toriano, 617-989-3205,www.wshc.org
MFA Open House: Visit the Museum of Fine Arts on MLK Day for free admission for all! Watch films, make art, and see live performances. Jan 21, 10am-4:45pm. 465 Huntington Ave. www.mfa.org
USS Constitution Tours: Enjoy free, guided tours of Old Ironsides with the whole family. Tours last about 30 min. Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-3:30pm. Charlestown Navy Yard. 617-426-1812, www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org
Egleston Farmers Market: Visit Jamaica Plain’s first indoor, seasonal market featuring local food makers, produce, artists, and more. SNAP/EBT welcome. Saturdays, 10am-noon. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Jamaica Plain. www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org
Dorchester Winter Farmers Market: Bring the whole family to check out fresh, local food and activities for all ages! Sundays, starting Jan 6, noon-4pm. Codman Square Great Hall, Dorchester. http://dotcommcoop.wordpress.com
Children’s Art Centre Winter Community Classes: A variety of parent and child classes are available for children 10 months – 4.5 years. Explore age appropriate visual art, music and movement, and more! Classes start Jan 9, Fridays, 4-6pm. United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre, 36 Rutland St, Boston. 617-375-8159, www.uses.org
Kindergarten Readiness Nights at the Children’s Museum: Kindergarten Readiness Nights feature hands-on activities that encourage children to use skills they will need in kindergarten. Admission $1 per person. First Friday of every month, 6-8:30pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St. 617-426-6500, www.bostonkids.org
Jumpstart: This organization brings community volunteers and college students together to work with preschool children by caring, supporting, and providing individual tutoring and mentoring for an entire school year. 617-542-5867, www.jstart.org
Countdown to Kindergarten Play to Learn Playgroups: Boston children ages 1-3 can sign up to attend free parent-child playgroups during the school year. All caregivers are welcome to help in building a community of supportive peers, fostering nurturing behaviors, and helping children learn skills for success in school. Rosa, 617-635-9288,www.countdowntokindergarten.org/playtolearn.html
Mama & Me: Toddlers and their parents can enjoy interactive art and creative movement classes. Now accepting registrations for winter classes. 617-477-3432,www.mymamaandme.com
FAFSA Day Massachusetts: This is a FREE program that will assist you in the financial aid process for college. Jan 27, 1pm. Various locations around Boston. http://fafsaday.org
Let’s Get Ready: Free SAT Prep program open to juniors and seniors who have qualifying financial need. Spring programs run from Feb-May at various locations. Students are prepared to take May 4 SAT. Program partners with an area colleges for 9 weeks and meets 3 hrs, twice a week. 617-345-0085,www.letsgetready.org
uASPIRE: Formerly known as ACCESS, uAspire provides free financial aid advising to nearly 40,000 Boston students. From advice on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to tips on applying for scholarships, you can get answers to all your college affordability questions. 617-778-7195, www.uaspireusa.org
TERi College Access: TERi advisors provide free, one-on-one guidance and resources to make planning and paying for college as simple as possible, with topics on scholarships, choosing prospective schools, and majors. Advisors are fluent in a number of foreign languages. TERi has a site at the Copley BPL Higher Education Center and at several branch libraries and schools. 877-332-4348, www.tericollegeplanning.org
Bottom Line: Bottom Line helps students get in to college, graduate, and go far in life. To be eligible for Bottom Line’s FREE one-on-one, year-long college application and financial aid advising services, you must be a Boston resident and have at least a 2.5 GPA. If you are a high school junior in the class of 2014, learn about eligibility requirements and apply at: http://bottomline.org/for-students/student-application.aspx.
City of Boston Scholarship: If you are a resident of the City of Boston, have a High School Diploma or GED, and plan to pursue higher education at a post-secondary institution in Massachusetts, apply to receive the City of Boston Scholarship. Deadline: Apr 1. www.cityofboston.go/scholarship
Boston Scholarship Guide: The Mayor’s Youthline is currently in the process of updating all local, college, and national scholarships. Please see our updated scholarships here:www.cityofboston.gov/youthzone/collegeguide/scholarships.asp. For a complete, not updated list: www.BostonScholarshipGuide.com
The Princeton Review: If you’re looking for a SAT prep site or looking to enhance your test taking skills, log onto The Princeton Review site. www.princetonreview.com
Next Step, College!: The Boston Public Schools are committed to making sure that every high school graduate has the resources they need to successfully move on to college. Check out the Boston Public Schools guide to college that features links to resources, information about cool events and much more.www.bostonpublicschools.org/college
SAT Question of the Day!: If you want to practice for the SAT, quiz yourself with the SAT Question of the Day. Answer questions from all sections of the SAT. Get the questions e-mailed to you and sign in to create a College Board account to track how you do on the questions each day! www.collegeboard.com
Common Application: This college admission application is available online and in print and is accepted at more than 450 colleges! www.commonapp.org
Winter 2012 Youth Worker Certificate Training: Registration for the Winter 2013 Youth Worker Certificate Training is now open. Information about this training can be found on the Youth Work Central website. All registration for BEST trainings are now done online. Tuesdays, Jan 15- Feb 12. To register: www.youthworkcentral.org
Moving Beyond Icebreakers 101: Participants explore their ability to increase positive participation, create and maintain relationships, and discuss challenging topics. Learn how simple activities can help your team members connect to the goals of your meeting, as well as to one another. Jan 17, 9:30am-12:30pm, $50 per person. Register:[email protected]. www.MovingBeyondIcebreakers.org
Boston Leadership Roundtable: Brainstorm ways to make grants applications more effective while prioritizing goals through conversation with community members. Get your application questions addressed. Jan 10, 10am-noon. Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. Register: Susan, [email protected]
Save the Date Camp HubNob: HubNob will bring together great music, food, supportive community sponsors, partners and friends to enjoy the rich culture of Boston’s neighborhoods at the House of Blues. All proceeds generated from this event will support Boston Centers for Youth & Families programming in the areas of Arts, Education, Civic Engagement & Leadership and Sports, Fitness and Recreation that serve more than 90,000 Bostonians yearly. Feb 7. www.hubnobboston.com
Adoptive Families Together (AFT): Join AFT parent-run, confidential groups to share personal concerns around adoptive parenting. AFT offers FREE education, advocacy, training, and support to families, professionals, and communities about the adoption experience. We also welcome adopted individuals, birth parents, foster parents and all those with a connection to adoption. These are ongoing, FREE groups that meet once a month. www.mspcc.org/aft
Do You Want to Add Information to the Boston Youth Zone Newsletter?: If you would like to add information about your program, please email[email protected] by the 23rd of each month. Please include details about the program, cost, location, and who someone should contact for more information.