Educational programs


 

Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      

 

Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          
 
The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
 
The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.
 
The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.
 
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.

Location and Date:
  • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago
Eligibility:
  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation       
Is there a cost to attend YLS?
  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
  • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application
How to refer students:
  • USE THE FORM   to refer your high-achieving, pell-eligible, high school juniors
  • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.
How can students apply?
  • Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
  • View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard

 


HSF’s Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
Applications now open to Latino high school juniors!
                                                                                                                            
Please note that the YLI and YLS (above) are different programs. Some students might be eligible to apply to both programs, but can only attend one.
 
The Youth Leadership Institute is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young Latino leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
 
More details are below, and you can also visit the YLI web page or Contact Us.
 
The deadline to refer students for YLI is Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.

Students can apply to ONE of the following locations and dates:
  • June 20-23, 2019 – University of Chicago
  • July 25-28, 2019 –  University of Southern California
Eligibility: 
  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Identify as being of Hispanic heritage
  • Latino students from all socioeconomic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college/university after high school graduation
Is there a cost to attend YLI?
  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate. HSF covers food and housing on campus.
  • HSF will be able to provide round-trip transportation to the YLI location for students who request financial assistance within the application (to be reviewed on a case by case basis)
How to refer students:
  • USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving Latino high school juniors
  • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.
How can students apply?

 

  • Go to hsf.net and Create a MyHSF Profile as a “Student”
  • View the “YLI 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard

Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program

30th Anniversary

The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program is an 8-week summer program geared toward leadership and professional development which has offered quality internship experiences to Hispanic college students since 1988. Our students work in a government, corporate or non-profit setting and participate in leadership training seminars conducted by a team comprised of the Center’s staff, government officials, business professionals and current and or former elected officials who are each experts in their respective fields. In addition, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of government and corporate culture, networking and public policy engagement. 

 

Please open the attached file below for additional information and to apply.

Download
2019 Student Application
chprd-2019-student-application.pdf
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College mentoring program at the YMCA Summit, NJ

GOAL: To provide mentoring support to motivated college bound, first generation students with committed supportive parents in the Summit YMCA community by guiding them through high school to successfully navigate the entire college process. Provide group and one-on-one mentorship to create a college-going culture throughout the high school experience from 9th – 12th grade.

 

COST:

Free

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • ORIENTATION Introduction to Achievers & Destination College Oct. 9th 7:15 – 8pm, Summit Public Library for Students & Parents

 

  • MEETING Destination College Focus: Application Process Oct. 10th 6 – 8, Summit Public Library Conference Room for 12th Grade students

 

See attached documents below for meeting schedule and more details.

 

Download
Achievers 2018 - 19 Schedule New.pdf
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2018 Achievers Program Application.pdf
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Destination College - program outline.d
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Scholarships


The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is pleased to announce that the 2019 NJCAHT Scholarship Award Program is now taking applications.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 18
The Coalition will award several $500 scholarship awards to current high school seniors attending a college, university, or technical school in the Fall 2019 semester, as well as current college students.
Program Guidelines & Priorities:
  • Seeking graduating seniors and current college students with a strong record of advocating for human rights, and standing against human trafficking.
  • 800-1000 Word Essay – How has your past experience helped you to understand human trafficking? How will you apply what you have learned as you moved forward in your collegiate career? How will your career goals contribute to the prevention and education surrounding human trafficking?
  • A letter of recommendation preferably from an educator or community leader familiar with the applicant’s experience in human rights and/or human trafficking advocacy and character.
  • Online application deadline is March 18, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Late applications are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of Coalition members.
The scholarships will be awarded in April 2019.
If you have any questions please contact the Coalition at:
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HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)
 
Help Us Spread the News:
The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!
 
The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.
 
Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 5. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.
 
Apply at HSF.net/scholarship.
 
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $588 million in scholarships and provides a range of programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation  is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. There are scholarships available for high school students and community college students who want to transfer to selective four-year colleges or universities.

 

Click on the link below for details.

https://www.jkcf.org/


Community Service/Volunteer Work


Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum runs a program called Discovery Saturdays from March through October.  Discovery Saturdays is a program for families with young children and each week they focus on a different aspect of nature such as dragonflies, fish, vegetables, etc. The Arboretum is looking for student volunteers who would like to join them for Discovery Saturdays (10:00am-1:00pm) and try their hands at translating, real time, with young children.

 

Please contact Trish Cassin, the Volunteer Coordinator at Reeves-Reed Arboretum for more information at

908.273.8787 x1616

t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am-4:00pm

 


Internships


Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. 

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. 

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2019) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships. 

For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.

 

 

Are you interested in applying to be a Bank of America Student Leader? Click here to redirect to Bank of America's website.

Contests


¨I voted¨ Sticker Contest

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate.

Visit website for details on submissions.

 

Deadline:  Friday, March 1, 2019 by 3:00PM