Free Video Game Design Summer Opportunity
Kevin Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Instructional Design and Development
Director, Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity
George Mason University
Dr. Kevin Clark will be a Summer Game Design Camp July 9-13, 2012. The camp is free and will take place from 10am - 2pm. Participants must bring their own lunch and snack. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://itest.gmu.edu/summer2012
Reginald L. Bullock
Kamp Kappa is a summer camp for African American boys in July 2012. Attached is the application (Parent Pack) and medical form for the Kampers/Parents to fill out. The application deadline is 31 May 2012. We are only taking 50 Kampers, so first come first serve with a completed application package. Please insure you insert the name and number of a Kappa Brother as a sponsor, complete the medical form with the doctors signature and include a copy of the insurance card.
Kamp Kappa is a wonderful opportunity to help young men by imparting a week of experiences which will last a lifetime. Their experiences will someday impact the world and they will pay it forward. This would not be possible without the help of donations from the community. If you would like to contribute or know someone else who would, please go to the link below and insure you put Kamp Kappa in the note section for the contribution. Also, there is a YouTube link that show's you what the Kamp looks like and the fun we have every year.
Kamp Kappa link: http://www.afkapsi.com/web/page.asp?urh=KampKappa
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdT7Pq4kW_Q
7th Annual Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts: A Convening of Latina Youth Leaders
Linguistic Outreach Specialist
4301 Connecticut Ave., NW M-2
Washington DC 20008
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is pleased to announce the:
7th Annual Encuentro de Chicas Latinas de las Girl Scouts: A Convening of Latina Youth Leaders.
The event will be held at Camp May Flather, August 14-16, 2012. The theme of this year's conference is "Tú Voz, Tú Mundo." The attendees will have an amazing opportunity to explore educational and career choices, to meet other Latina leaders, and to recognize and develop the remarkable leader within themselves. The cost for the three-day program is $15.00 non-refundable (full financial aide is available), which includes accommodation, transportation and meals for the participants. Bus transportation will be provided from different schools through out Alexandria City, Arlington County and Fairfax County. The teens will have the opportunity to stay two nights in a resident camp setting under adult supervision. The conference will include interesting activities, exciting workshops, and influential guest speakers from our community. Attendees from previous conferences have had the chance to meet industry executives, authors, artists and entrepreneurs. For more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/encuentro.html <http://webmail.gscnc.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.gscnc.org/encuentro.html>
Enclosed you will find registration packets in English and Spanish; feel free to make as many copies as you want and to forward this information to any community organization working with middle school and high school girls. Students may fill out the enclosed registration packets or use the online registration form at http://www.gscnc.org/encuentro.html <http://webmail.gscnc.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.gscnc.org/encuentro.html>
Deadline for registration is July 31st, 2012. There is a limited amount of space for this conference, so please encourage your students to complete the registration and return it to us as soon as possible. Registrations received after July 31st will be accepted as space permits.
Middle School Technology Institute
I am pleased to announce that TJ has received a grant from Northrop Grumman to provide scholarships for qualified middle schoolers to attend our one-week Middle School Technology Institute for free this summer (transportation included from a depot in Fairfax County). Qualifications include: currently in 7th or 8th grade, and are in at least one of the following underrepresented populations: economically disadvantaged, black, or Hispanic.
· Course offerings are listed online: http://www.tjhsst.edu/curriculum/summer/sti-courses12.php
Note: Scholarship recipients attend only one course in one week which they specify.
· The attached application should be submitted by parents to the student’s school for confirmation and then sent to Rusty Hodges no later than June 12 ( post: 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria 22312, fax:703-750-5079). Earlier applicants receive priority for preferred course placement.
· Please send questions to the MSTI coordinator, Rusty Hodges (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LEAD & INROADS PROGRAM
The program is for students grade 8-12. Here’s the program link: http://www.leadprogram.org/
INROADS. This program is for HS graduates and college students. The program provides internship opportunities and their mission is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. The program website is: www.inroads.org