Monday, March 21, 2011

Now is time to think Summer for students

I hope that families have put something aside for summer enrichment for their children or grandchildren or a child you care about.  With shrinking public funds, the days of others paying for our children's enrichment is close to be over.

Hire A Tutor
Summer is a good time to catch children who are behind in school.  I am surprised by the number of children who do not have their own tutor, yet are not at grade level. A tutor paid for is good investment.  It is a good way for college students and teachers to earn a little extra money and a good investment into the academic achievement of children.

 There really is no reason that children can not expand their interest beyond video games and television watching and exert their creative selves.  A working parent can not take a course in something that makes them interesting, and elder  can and should learn how to use a computer, navigation system or how to send a text message.  Stop being bored and boring.

Here are a few things for young people this summer:

NWABR Student Research Fellows, funded by the National Institutes of Health, supports 10-12 rising sophomore and junior high school students (especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science) in a 2-week paid summer fellowship.  The dates of the program are June 27 - July 8, 2011 - no program July 4. Students visit a broad variety of research institutions throughout the Seattle area and learn how new medical treatments are developed.
The application deadline is April 8, 2011.  We encourage you to nominate students who you feel would be a good fit for this program and to forward this on to your colleagues.

 Here is one for ages 15 - 19 Teens in Public Service helps find summer jobs for at non profits. Applications need to be in by Friday March 25.

This is a parent lead, funded and managed opportunity for children and an extension of Saturday Math Academy. This is for elementary to middle school students,   an expansion of the 2010 Math Camp held last summer by Brian and Twanda Hill along with Norman Alston at Zion Prep Academy in Seattle.  This summer the camp is expanded to include parent involvement in ways that expand the participation of adults in classroom and field expeditions. Tuition has not yet been set but we expect the slots to fill quickly.  

The March edition of Seattle Child has hundreds of summer camps and activities for children.  Now is the time to apply and meet deadlines.  Do this for your child or the child of someone you care about.  I am always amazed by the number of inquiries I receive in late June and even July from parents and grandparents asking do I know of any jobs or activities for their kids. Also please plan summer for kids into the budget.


MsIvorySeattle said...

I love this...this has been fun to read...It is a wealth of needed information for our children. Thank You!
-Ms. Ivory Seattle

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