Counseling Newsletter : June
America's Finest Charter High School 1.8
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 24
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AFCHS GRADUATES - YOU DID IT!
Farewells to our Graduates!
I want to congratulate all of the seniors of the class of 2021. You made it through one of the toughest years ever.
Reach for your dreams, because each of you is capable of manifesting your destiny. Please do not hesitate to ask for help after you graduate and also visit us!
Even though you never liked me at the beginning, I learned to put up with your attitude and learned to enjoy every moment of it. Wish you the best today and always, I'm going to miss you.
You know I love you. Dream big you got this. You have my number call me any time.
I know this year was hard for you. But I also know you can do it. And never give up. You can be that millionaire you always dreamed of being. I'm going to miss you very much.
I pushed you to do your best because I care. Please dream big and don't give up. I'm going to miss you.
To Our Graduating Class,
An exciting new journey begins! It won’t always be easy to pursue your dreams. It will actually seem impossible at times, but if you persevere, it will be worth it! You have the potential to accomplish anything you set your mind to; the challenge is setting our mind to believe in ourselves. Sometimes the biggest obstacle to overcome is the belief that we are worthy or that we are capable...to accept ourselves just as we are and that means accepting the imperfect parts. Don’t sell yourself short. It will be easy to settle for less than what you are capable of and there will be plenty of excuses to give up but don’t do it! Be courageous with your life and dream big. If you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone, you will experience some failures but allow yourself to feel all the feelings that come with that - anger, frustration, loneliness, anguish, fear - these feelings do not define you but are part of the journey. Congratulations on this major accomplishment Class of 2021! You will be dearly missed!
CONGRATS TO OUR STUDENTS FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE IN CLASSWORK!
Virtual Summer Teen Filmmaking Program 2021
Join the Fresh Films Teen Summer Filmmaking Program to make films with young people just like you!
- Apply by June 15 - Apply Here!
Teens ages 13-19, apply for our program running July 5-30 to:
make better social media videos
learn about careers in the industry
add to your portfolio & resume
build your professional network
gain tech & film skills so you can tell YOUR story through film
You’ll be guided through the 4-week program by Fresh Films professionals, as you practice ins and outs of filmmaking on 2 projects – from creating a script, to framing a shot, to filming, editing and even marketing your films.
All levels of experience welcome. No special equipment required. You just need an internet connection, a smartphone or tablet, and the desire to gain new film skills.
Wondering what kinds of films we’re going to be making this summer? 2021 project details to be announced soon! Check out last summer’s projects here Virtual Summer 2020 Highlights
Note: We’re continuing our program virtually for this summer to prioritize the health and safety of our teen filmmakers, but we look forward to building film skills this summer and then working with many of our participants in person starting fall 2021.
The UCSD Health Outreach Program will be closing out the school year with a Pre-Health Fair, a career event for high school students to explore different careers in Health Sciences and Medical Tech and to learn about college admissions processes. The day-long event will take place on Saturday, June 5th and feature the following workshops and panels…
- 9:00-9:30am: Chat with Undergrads Q&A
- 9:30-10:00am: Opening
- 10:00-10:50am: Workshop #1: Careers in Research/Biotech/Bioengineering/Pharmacy
- 11:00-11:50am: Workshop #2: Underrepresentation in Medicine Panel
- 1:00-1:50pm: Workshop #3: Chat with a College Admissions Officer Q&A
- 2:00-2:50pm: Workshop #4: Extracurriculars & Certifications for High Schoolers
- 3:00-3:50pm: Workshop #5: "A Day in the Life of..." (Panel with Different Types of Healthcare Professionals)
- 4:00-4:30pm: Closing
San Diego Info Knight
June 6, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm
· June 6, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm
· July 1, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm
· August 3, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm
GLSEN with Pride
GLSEN with Pride – June 2021
Week One – June 1-7
Tuesday, June 1
Action Alert: Title IX
Wednesday, June 2
Celebrations of Pride: Celebrate Pride with GLSEN
Monday, June 7
Students: Rainbow Graduation
Week Two – June 8-14
Tuesday, June 8
Actions of Pride: Take Action with GLSEN
Action Alert: Equality Act
Wednesday, June 9
GLSEN Albuquerque: TQA Pride: Youth and Educator LGBTQ+ Virtual Summit
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT
Screening of "The Whistle" at 7 p.m. MT
Friday, June 11
Students: How to plan and host a virtual graduation
Saturday, June 12
GLSEN Collier County: Youth Pride Celebration
Naples Pride Center
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
Screening of FX's PRIDE Limited Series
Monday, June 14
Research: 2021 National School Cimate Survey
Week Three – June 15-21
Tuesday, June 15
Collaborations of Pride: Thank you to our community partners!
Public Policy: GLSEN Model LEA policy on trans and non-binary students, Civil Rights Principles Brief, and NSLP Police Free Schools Webinar.
Saturday, June 19
Week Four – June 22-30
Tuesday, June 22
Future of Pride: Looking ahead for GLSEN.
Public Policy: Action Alert: Safe Schools Improvement Act and Counseling not Criminalization in Schools Act
Monday, June 28
If you are interested in any of these events, find more information here!
San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative
Film and Book Clubs - June 3, 7-8 pm
Community Conversation and Book Club Discussion
Community Conversation with author Bruce Feiler (open to the public). Follow-up Book Club discussion for SDJTI Book Club members only
Teen View Crew
Join 6th-12th graders for a discussion of the documentary film "Claire | The Documentary." Click 'Read More' to watch it on YouTube.
Resume Review Session (By Appointment Only)
Job Search Stepping Stones: Live Orientation Event
Your job search journey begins now.
Learn how to use career center services to advance your career! During this live orientation find out how you can become a career center member and access free career development resources like job leads, workshops, recruitment events, low- and no-cost training and education programs, and more.
You will also have an opportunity to talk to a career center staff to ask about the program and services that best fit your needs.
Multiple dates available:Jun 3, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 10, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 10, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 17, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 17, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 24, 2021 02:00 PM
Jun 24, 2021 02:00 PM
Summer is the best time to Volunteer
Volunteer on a Project
First of all, everyone who contributes to a Zooniverse project is a volunteer! We have a wonderful, global community who help us do what we do. The main ways of volunteering with us are helping us with classifications on data, being a beta tester on projects we've yet to launch, and being a moderator for a project. For more information about any of these roles, just read below.
There is no minimum time requirement needed; do as much or as little as you'd like. To get started as a classifications volunteer, just to go to the Projects page, have a look through, find one you like the look of, and get stuck in!
The United Nations
Check out their website here!
Have you forgotten about out jobs site?
EASY SCHOLARSHIPS - check them out here!
Earn easy scholarships through community service.
Are you 25 years old or younger and live in the US or Canada (or are a citizen of either country, but living abroad), interested in volunteering, and looking for scholarship opportunities? Then you’re in the right spot.
Enter to win by doing community service. No essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications...and you can enter multiple scholarships.
DoSomething.org has awarded $1.2 million in scholarships over the past 6 years to over 300 winners. And don't worry, if you haven't chosen a college or university yet, we'll hold on to your money and there isn't really a time limit on that.
AEL Collegiate Essay Contest
To learn more about the scholarship and apply, click here
Due: June 30
Advocates Law Scholarship
- Write a 300-500 word essay on the following topic:
- What are some of the problems we face on the roads? How can you contribute to improving road safety? What laws (if any) could be changed to accomplish the goal of making streets safer for everyone?
- Essays should follow a basic essay and paragraph format including an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Due: June 30