Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009 Summer Programs for High School Students


FREE!! MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to
Engineering and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that
prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and
science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and
activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own
transportation to and from MIT. To apply, go to

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship
program (summer) - This program places academically talented H.S.
students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in
science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over
the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of scientific
research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices
not available in the HS environment. It is a paid apprenticeship
($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their
mentor. To apply online or get more information about the program: . Students must submit
their transcript (minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the
program director for consideration and daily transportation n is the
student's responsibility. Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE!! Princeton University announces its20Summer Journalism Program
for low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0
scale) who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including
travel costs to and from Princeton! Apply now! Go to

FREE!! The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health
Odyssey Museum is pleased to of fer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC). DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high school
juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers will take
on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the
nation's health. The camp will be offered twice from June 22-26 and July
13-17. For more info and to apply to go

FREE!! The American Legion sponsors a week-long summer leadership
program called Boys State. This year's program will be held at McDaniel
College in Westminster, Maryland from June 21-27. If you are a junior
interested in a leadership op portunity see your guidance counselor right
away for more information.

The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents the 2009 Coca-Cola
Pre-College Leadership Program. There are 2 programs, one for male
students completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for
male students completing their senior year. Applicants must have a
minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The curriculum focuses on personal and
interpersonal leadership skills. The program runs from June 20 to June
26. The cost is $400.00. To apply, go to
. Application access is listed under "Events
at the Leadership Center."

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6 week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.. It is open to
students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by
June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest
in space science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U..S.
citizens. Applications are available in the Career Center or online at
Apply now!

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, July
12-18 or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to or call

University of Maryland Young=2 0Scholars Program targets rising juniors
and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses
are offered for three weeks from July 12 - 31, 2009. Visit

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (Americorps) - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for
a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a
group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months
in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include: living stipend
($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725
educational scholarship. For more info:
or email:
or call: 202-776-7780, Amanda
Seligman. Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their
headquarters:& nbsp; 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001.

Summer Opportunities for Youth


Job Title:Crew Workers, Supervisors, and Coordinators

Status: MDOT is looking to hire Crew Workers, Supervisors, and Coordinators for the summer in Wayne , Oakland , Macomb , and St. Clair

Requirements: Coordinator and Supervisor applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid State of Michigan
drivers’ license. Crew Worker applicants must be high school students between the ages of 16 to 18. Students must provide a valid work permit, recommendation form an administrator or counselor, as well as a recent report card stating that the student is receiving at least a C+ in every course. Applications will be accepted starting April 6, 2009 until May 1, 2009.

For further information, please contact Mr. Devon Buskin at 18101 W. 9 Mile Rd Southfield MI 48075
Devon Buskin
Program Administrator/Workforce Recruiter
Office (248)483-5213
Fax (248) 569-3103

Monday, April 6, 2009

Detroit Tigers Game

We have 40 tickets available for the Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Ranger game that takes place this Sunday (April 12th) at 1:05pm. Tickets are available to all of our mentors and mentees on a "first come first serve basis". If you're interested, please contact us ASAP.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Teen Job Fair

A Job Fair for Teens is coming up Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Youthville located at 7375 Woodward. This event is sponsored by Catholic Social Services of Wayne County, Don Bosco Hall Inc. and Spectrum Human Services.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps

College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit Community High School, and People Enriching Empowering People Services (P.E.E.P.S.) have collaborated to offer classes for entrepreneurial youth training. Students engage their community through public art events, graphic arts, and design. Students earn community service hours for high school and college application requirements while having their art in the public eye.

Classes run through May 2009. For more details call Vera Smith @ 313.664.7865

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scholarship for African American Males



All applicants must meet the following criteria:
 Be an African-American male residing in metro Detroit.
 Be a June, 2009 graduate of a metro Detroit high school and must begin college by September, 2009.
 Be admitted to a historically black college or university and submit proof of admittance.
 Possess a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
 Submit a typed application, transcript, ACT or SAT score and a letter of recommendation from his principal or counselor.
 Applicant must submit a typed essay demonstrating school/community involvement, future goals and family-life.
 Applicant must submit proof of financial need by SAR, Form 1040 or court papers in guardianship cases.
 Successful applicants must attend the annual awards luncheon.
 Successful applicants must take a file photo at the DOFI office.
 Scholarship recipients will receive $5000.00 payable to the student at $1250.00 a year.

All documents must be mailed and received not later than April 15, 2009. Send all documents to Detroit Omega Foundation Inc. Scholarship Program, 235 East Ferry, Detroit, MI 48202.

Applications may be downloaded from our website at Click on programs and scroll down to scholarships. Scroll down to: DOFI Scholarship Guidelines. Print application here. Further information may be obtained by contacting Henry McKee, Jr., Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at (313) 683-1764 or by e-mail at

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Foster Youth – Need Money for College?

If you are a foster youth that wants to attend college this fall and feel that you don’t have the money to pay for it – this is the event for you!

Come to College Goal Saturday and receive help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing this form, you will find out how much student financial aid you will be able to receive towards your college education.

There is no cost and you do not have to register so please come and see how much money is really available for you to attend college!


Wayne State University
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202-0340

University of Michigan – Flint
Murchie Science Building
Room 109
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502

What You Need to Bring?

1. Your Social Security Number
(You just need to know what it is; you don’t have to bring the card)

2. If you worked in 2008, bring your W-2 form(s) OR your completed tax return, if you have filed already. If you did not work in 2008, just bring your Social Security Number.

3. Your driver’s license. If you do not have a driver’s license, a state ID will work fine. If you don’t have either, don’t worry, you still can complete the form.
Have Questions?

Please call the Michigan Guaranty Agency toll free at 1-800-642-5626 and ask for any one of the following extensions: 37054, 38319, or 36051