GSA Weekly Update
Week of September 23rd
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(Ages 14-18) 10-Day Program
Service and adventure co-exist at the Puranik Foundation. Impact India is a cultural Immersion program for high school students to experience India’s rich heritage and learn to become leaders through teaching and volunteering. We start each morning with yoga and meditation and learn to live sustainably at our off- grid location.Spring break- March 13th-22nd Summer Batch 1- June 12th -21st Summer Batch 2- July 5th-15th
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#ThinkBeforeYouPost PSA Competition
The FBI’s It’s Not A Joke #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign aims at ending hoax threats by educating our community youth regarding the consequences of making hoax threats against schools.
We are inviting high school students, from around the greater Houston area, to create a video PSA encouraging students to refrain from making hoax threats.
See flier for more information and visit www.schoolpsa.com
YWE 2020 Fall Academic Scholarship Application is now OPEN!
Deadline for Scholarship Applications October 20, 2019
Click here to apply!
Think Tank 2020
For more information, visit
CIEE Study Abroad
Where Would Your Student Go With a Free Flight?
With 50+ programs in 40+ worldwide destinations, a free flight could help make summer 2020 one your student will never forget! Whether they want to practice Spanish with locals in Madrid, learn business from entrepreneurs in Berlin, or mentor developing youth in India with a local NGO- we have programs for every interest . But they must hurry! If they apply by November 1 , they will:
- Automatically be entered in our Free Flight Sweepstakes
- Call dibs on their top choice program, before they’re gone
Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D.
Author and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Rice University
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
6:30 pm — Presentation
8:00 pm — Reception
Admission is free, but registration is required https://riceconnect.rice.edu/Baker/Science-Secularity-2019?erid=4498441&trid=73360a3c-5147-4205-8fda-c80acd4ab951
October 1st and 10th
Tuesday October 1st, 2019
Thursday October 10th, 2019
Both fairs will be at the NEW
James Reese Career & Technical Center
12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Fairs are from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come out and learn about the journey of software engineer Hassaan Markhiani .
About this Event
This event can be used as an enrichment activity. Seats are limited, please make sure to get your ticket. This is a student’s event. Priority will be given to students who have registered and secure a ticket for the event. If seats are still available we can offer it to parents who wishes to stay for the event. Please be on time. Give yourself 10-15 minutes before the event start time to check-in.
FREE STEM EVENT
SATURDAY, November 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN
Click Here for more information.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Quail Valley Middle School Math Club Volunteers needed.
High School students are needed to assist the math clubs during afternoon tutorials for competition. Students with strong math skills are encouraged to assist with the club.
Click here to sign up.
2019 Holy Cross Church Pumpkin Patch
Sat Oct 5, 2019 – Sat Nov 2, 2019
More Information and Sign up can be found here.
Second mile food fair
Every Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Volunteers help sort and repackage up to 20,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables and distribute up to 200+ families in need that come to second Mile on that day you can sign up for two shifts of two hours or more at www.secondmile.org/volunteer. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Rosa Parks Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their FALL FESTIVAL on October 18th. Artists are needed for face painting.
For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
1. Child Advocates
2. Second Mile Mission Center
a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a7f49-techies.
3. Boys and Girls Club of Houston
a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.bgclubs-houston.org/Volunteers.
4. Friends of Down Syndrome
5. Houston Food Bank
a. Here is the link; http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer/volunteer.
6. Houston Methodist Hospital System
a. at 281.274.7127; firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Volunteer Services at Main Methodist: Contact: 713.441.3351.
Parent Booster Club Info
Parents we want you involved at school! Be sure to complete the FBISD Criminal History Application so that you can volunteer at events and on field trips. Parent support is essential to student success and we LOVE having you at school and involved! If you have not renewed your membership with our Booster Club, you can do so online. Our Booster Club is a key component of our success. It is essential that each of our families join every year!
Click Here to join the GSA Booster Club and view their website!