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Upcoming Conferences and Special Events

US Senate Youth Program (USSYP)
  • Every year the New York State Education Department selects two students from high schools across the state to represent New York at the national United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
  • Senate Youth Washington Week will take place March 5 -12, 2022 and will be a fully immersive learning experience incorporating the key elements of the program week in an exciting, interactive format. Each student is awarded a $10,000 scholarship. 
  • A decision to hold Washington Week in person or online will be made at a later date.
For more information visit website & to apply, click here
Deadline: October 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm via NYSenateYouth@nysed.gov
 
 
Seton Hall: Pirates Pitch
During Pirates Pitch, your students can learn the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation by pitching their own business idea. 

Prizes

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus, a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus, a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).
  • All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter

Your students can submit an original business idea in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that they would like to create. Or, your students can tell us about a business they’ve already launched! They just need to be sure to answer the following questions:

  1. What problem does your product or service solve?
  2. How do you propose making money?
  3. Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
  4. Who is your competition and how are you going to be better than them?
Who: All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Deadline: October 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
 
 
Molloy College: Energeia for Teens
In order for teens to participate in this year's Energeia for Teens program, teens must be fully vaccinated by the start of the program which begins on October 15th. Proof of vaccination may be submitted along with the signed application and permission slip. All vaccination information will be kept strictly confidential.  
 
Masks must also be worn during all meetings which will take place in person at the Molloy campus in East Farmingdale one or two Friday evenings a month. As always, participation is free to students thanks to our generous sponsor, Gershow Recycling Corporation.  All applications must be received no later than September 30, 2021.  
 
Interested teens and their parents/caretakers are invited to join us for an orientation on Friday, October 15th at 6:30 pm to learn more about Energeia for Teens and the upcoming year of activities. To submit an application/permission slip, and/or to RSVP for the orientation, please email the names, email addresses, and contact information to: dwaldron@molloy.edu or energeiaforteens@molloy.edu
  
Space is limited and applications will be accepted, online, on a first-come, first-served basis, so please submit applications ASAP to ensure your students’ involvement in the program. We look forward to your student's participation in this rewarding community service initiative! For additional information, please email:  energeiaforteens@molloy.edu or go to our website at: 
  
  
More than 315 teens from 77 LI high schools have participated in Energeia for Teens during the last twelve years.  Energeia for Teens students learn new skills and make friends from across Long Island while contributing to a community service-learning initiative of their choosing. Some topics of focus include recycling, environment, teen driver safety, substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, respect – self and others, bullying, self-esteem, poverty, and climate change.  Many of the teens participate in the program for more than one year. 
Click here for informational flyer
Click here for Application
Click here for Permission Forms
 
 
University of Notre Dame: Global Scholars Program
Course Options:

Irish Literature: Myths, Legends, and Folklore

Global Issues and Challenges

Economics of International Trade: Trade Deals and the European Union

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Thinking: Natural Places as Heritage

Science Fiction in the Twenty-First Century: Boldly Go to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

When: October 16, 2021 - November 20, 2021
Who: HS Sophomores & Juniors
For more information, click here
Deadline: September 13, 2021
 
 
Hopkins Online Multicultural Experience (HOME)
HOME connects African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community. We're offering two ways to participate, detailed below: HOME and HOME + Impact.
Who: Rising Seniors
When: Saturdays, October 16 & 23, 2021
For more information, please click here or contact: home.program@jhu.edu
Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2021
 
 
Vassar View

Vassar View provides an in-depth understanding of the College to high school seniors from backgrounds that have often been overlooked and underrepresented at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities, such as students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, students who will be the first in their family to complete a college education, and those from families with limited financial resources.

When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm

For more information, click here

Deadline: October 1, 2021

 

 

SCAD Virtual Workshops

Multimedia journalism
Friday, Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Register
Journalists today often create immersive multimedia experiences for their audiences. Join this interactive workshop with SCAD School of Liberal Arts chair Catherine Ramsdell to explore how journalists use words, images, videos, and graphics to create compelling stories.

Fashion illustration: Designing couture characters from "Alice in Wonderland"
Friday, Sept. 17, 3-4 p.m. ET
Register
In this workshop with SCAD illustration faculty Phivi Spyridonos, learn how to re-imagine and design characters from "Alice in Wonderland" as couture fashion muses. Explore shape language and silhouette by having a clear understanding of a character’s narrative arc, differentiate mark making in regards of rendering textures for different costume fabrics, and design a character with emphasis on their costume.
Suggested materials: For traditional drawing methods: paper, pencils and erasers. For digital drawing: a tablet with stylus.

Looking for more? View a complete list of upcoming virtual SCAD workshops and chats online.
 
 
Siena College: College Talk Tuesday
Siena is offering college search help every Tuesday night this fall. Your students, and their families are welcome to join us for video chats on affordability, finding the perfect major, essays, applications, financial aid and more. 
For more information, click here
 
 
Union College: Getting to Know Union (GTKU)
Union's overnight college preview event – Getting to Know Union (GTKU) – for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds
When: October 10-11, 2021
For more information, click here
Deadline: September 24, 2021
 
 
St. Francis Hospital - Pathway to Nursing Video
In lieu of their Spring in-person presentation, they have provided a short video to view. Please click here
 
 
Volunteer Crowd: STEM Volunteer Internships for Students

Click here to learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities in the STEM area

Click here for additional volunteer opportunities