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Enrichment Opportunities for Students

Please see below for some upcoming educational enrichment opportunities for students:

Great Lakes Student Summit

The Great Lakes Student Summit (GLSS) on May 9th, 2016 at the Buffalo Museum of Science. This educational, hands-on conference provides a unique opportunity for students in grades 4-7 to learn about our Wonderful Watersheds, and how to protect the Great Lakes Basin. Registration is limited, so don’t wait! Here is a link on more information and how to register: https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakesstudentsummit/home
Attention Grade 7 Families!

The application window is now open for grade 7 students to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. The Young Scholars Program, a selective 5-year pre-college scholarship for high-performing middle school students with financial need, is the largest scholarship of its kind in the nation. It provides individualized academic advising, financial support, and a pathway to the foundation’s $40,000 per year College Scholarship. The Cooke Foundation assigns each Young Scholar an on-staff educational adviser who works closely with the student and his or her family to guide them and oversee the educational opportunities the Cooke Foundation provides throughout high school. Support for each student is tailored to his or her unique goals, strengths, and interests and may include:

• Tuition for summer enrichment programs, and supplemental academic classes

• Lessons to develop music, art, or other talents

• Study abroad and community service opportunities

• A computer and software

• Networking opportunities with a high-achieving peer community

• A pathway to the Cooke Foundation’s up to $40,000 per year College Scholarship

Each year, the Cooke Foundation selects Young Scholars from a nationwide applicant pool based on

• High academic ability and achievement

• Demonstrated financial need

• Drive and persistence

• Leadership

• Desire to help others

Young Scholars come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and from rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout the United States. Many Young Scholars are the first in their family to pursue college education. Learn more and apply: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/
Hour of Code for Girls

Buffalo State’s Women in Computing Club presents “Hour of Code for Girls” for girls in grades 9 – 12.

-Learn how to program!

-Get a head start on your future!

-Meet new people!

-Have fun!

Session I: Friday, March 11th, 5:00 – 6:30pm (Beginner)

Session II: Friday, March 11th, 7:00 – 8:30pm (Advanced)

Venue: Computer Information Systems Department, 244 Technology Building, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

RSVP: Ms. Anna (annate@buffalostate.edu) or Fax (716) 878-6677. Each student must be accompanied by one parent/guardian. Learn more at this link: http://wic.buffalostate.edu/hour-code-girls-event

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