Non-GW Opportunities For Mentees
Building Bridges is Recruiting Girls in 9th-11th Grade for Its Year Long Transform 2017-2018 Program. This is a truly wonderful organization.This program brings together a diverse group of 50 young women from across Metro Denver for a full year of fun and meaningful experiences.Together they develop self-awareness, authentic relationships, and leadership skills. Participants connect with others who are both alike and different from them to transform divisions, discrimination, and conflict in their lives and communities. All participants selected for this dynamic program receive a full scholarship for participation expenses. The priority application deadline is February 20. Click HERE for more information and for the application.
Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) Program for Current Sophomores Interested in Healthcare. MC2is an industry based model that propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. This program has expanded to both Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver Health, and allows students to get a jump start on their education and career in healthcare. Selected students participate in a two year commitment that includes medical field trips, an internship, seminar sessions, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and college and career coaching.Great emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates coming from a variety of backgrounds and schools around the Denver Metro area. Applicants must: (1) apply as current sophomores, (2) hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, (3) be in good standing in thier school and community and (4) have an interest in a career in healthcare. Selection criteria include student essays, GPA, school activities, community involvement, student need and demographics and a letter of recommendation. The application is long. It requires an official school transcript, essays, a letter of recommendation and general information. This is a serious program and a serious commitment. Applications are due March 13.For more information and to download the application go to www.denverhealth.org/mc2 or www.childrenscolorado.org/mc2.
Rotary Scholar Scholarship Program. Sophomores and Junior mentees with at least a 3.5 GPA can apply to be Rotary Scholars and receive a $70 monthly stipend next year. This scholarship is offered by The Rotary Club of Denver and The Denver Rotary Club Foundation High School Scholarship & Achievement Award. In addition to the stipend, students have monthly contact with a mentor to encourage college application and access to scholarship workshops and college application assistance. Please see the HERE for details and the application. Application deadline is March 21, 2017.
Is Your Mentee Interested in a Career in a Construction Trade? Construction is booming in Colorado. To jump start students on the path to a career in the trades, RK Mechanical is offering current 10th and 11th graders a unique opportunity to apply for the Pre-Residency Construction Program through a partnership with RK Mechanical. This is a three-year program that will begin next fall. Students will be paid to work part-time at the company while finishing high school credits and eventually transition to higher level education. Students accepted to the program will complete a one week boot camp (June 5-9, 2017 at the EGTC Campus at 1205 Osage St.) to prepare for working in the construction field.Then students will participate in a CareerLaunch internship from June 12- July 21. Internships are 240 hours, 40 hours a week for 6 weeks.Interns are eligible for a financial award of up to $2000, based on performance.For more information or to apply contact Steven Santana at STEVEN_SANTANA@dpsk12.org. Please see the flyer for this program HERE.
YouthRoots. YouthRoots is a board of teens dedicated towards making change in their community, striving to become better leaders in the process in order to enable themselves to direct their passion towards issues among youth in the community and make the change they envision. Youthroots uses a unique 3-step philanthropic precess (needs assessment, fundraising and grantmaking) intertwined with a robust leadership curriculum to teach teaens the skills to make an impact. Students involved in Youthroots join a student board and that meets two times a month for two hours in the evenings (6-8pm usually) beginning in September and ending in early May! Meeting topics include leadership, communication, teamwork, passions, strengths, philanthropy, and many more! Each meeting has the perfect balance of hanging out with new friends and learning something meaningful. YouthRoots counts for 80 hours of community service! Click HERE for application. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors can apply. Application deadline is April 17, 2017. See details at YouthRoots website HERE.
Failure Lab at the MCA. Applications are now open for Failure Lab. This is a Museum of Contemporary Art program for high schools students that are interested in art and museums. Failure Lab is a museum-led leadership program for twelve Denver-area high school students. Students work with artists, museum staff, and their peers to organize exhibitions, plan events, and develop programming. Rather than focusing on achievement, Failure Lab is dedicated to developing creativity, becoming a place where the risk of failure is always a possibility. The program runs concurrent with the school year. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is a very cool, young and hip museum that has very fun programming. Failure Lab is currently seeking interested students for the 2017-18 program. There are THREE components of the Failure Lab application. Students must complete all three, by the deadline (Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:59PM), in order to be invited to Applicant Day. All three (online application, online resume, teacher recommendation) components of the application must be completed online. The application can be accessed HERE.