Counseling Newsletter : June

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Farewells to our Graduates!

Ms. Perry:

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!

Ms. Maria

Dael Lopez

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.

Ms. Maria


You know I love you. Dream big you got this. You have my number call me any time.

Ms. Maria


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.

Ms. Maria


I pushed you to do your best because I care. Please dream big and don't give up. I'm going to miss you.

Ms. Maria

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 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!

Ms. Saucedo


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June Events

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.

Pre-Health Fair

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
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San Diego Info Knight

June 6, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm

The San Diego City College InfoKnight brings information, support, and connection to prospective students, and support systems to learn how to get started, who can support you, what you can accomplish, and where you can go from San Diego City College!

· June 6, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm

· July 1, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm

· August 3, 2021 - 6:00pm -7:00pm

San Diego city college: Spring 2021 City InfoKnights!
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GLSEN with Pride

Pride is more than just a month of celebrations and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a protest and a fight for equality. It’s collaboration and support across other marginalized communities. It’s for our future and safety. This Pride season, we continue our mission to create safe and inclusive schools for our LGBTQ+ youth, and we encourage them to not just sparkle . . . but to GLSEN with Pride.

GLSEN with Pride – June 2021

Week One – June 1-7

Tuesday, June 1

Public Policy:
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

Public Policy:
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

Students: Juneteenth

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

Public Policy: Webinar w/ NSLP: Nondiscrimination and LGBTQ+ student inclusion.'

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)

Get the information you need to improve your resume. Send a copy of your resume with the job description to which you are applying to. You will receive personalized advice and feedback on style, organization and writing from a professional career center staff member to achieve your best resume.

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

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.

Check out their website here!

Job Opportunities

Have you forgotten about out jobs site?

Upcoming Scholarships

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. 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

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to facilitate an annual essay contest for US college students. Americanism Educational Leaders, which supports this scholarship, strives to provide students with opportunities to discover, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience.

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

Get to know Ms. del Castillo!!!

1. I've earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do

2. I have 3 nephews & 2 older sisters

3. I enjoy kayaking with my pup Bearded Lady

4. I was a cake decorator in college

5. Books are fascinating, especially when the narrator is unreliable

Happy Pride Month!

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Pride month is in June and commemorates the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June 1969. The catalyst for early Pride celebrations was the need for equal rights to be extended to all LGBTQ2S+ people. This call for a world without discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is the reason we continue to celebrate Pride today.

Happy Juneteenth !

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