Jayem Future Center Newsletter

JUSTICES, IT'S A NEW SEMESTER!!!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE?


  • Resources for Juniors
  • Resources for Sophomores
  • Resources for Freshmen
  • Summer Opportunity for 9th-12th graders

MAKE THE MOST OF SPRING BREAK!

Work on scholarships!

Use your spring break to work on scholarships! Now that award letters are starting to roll in, you may notice that you need some supplemental aid to meet any financial aid gaps.


There are several scholarships that are due over spring break. Make sure you have extra copies of your transcript and test scores and be mindful of deadlines.


You can start your scholarship search using careercruising.com. If you need your login information, contact Ms. Everett.


March Scholarship List

https://docs.google.com/a/richmond.edu/document/d/1GbZGMj-OTnQxVZFF8Pe97VzH0sXg6LHXzE9zNc8h86k/edit?usp=sharing


April Scholarship List

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zEJkOP7BeTvA5E36hk5CtMW_e0X_aAxKkGyWYxKTU8s/edit?usp=sharing


May and June Scholarship List

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQf2v_Wqt-zRYgGfu0cXcxMwa4HSCYu1LBARUkQyyx8/edit?usp=sharing


*These lists are constantly being updated so please check back frequently.

Go on a college tour!

While college web sites and brochures can be informative, the best way to get to know a school is to make a campus visit. For more ideas on how you can become active in exploring the idea of college and college visits please stop by The Future Center or visit your counselor.


Colleges within 1.5 hours of Richmond:



  • Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
  • Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
  • J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
  • John Tyler Community College, Richmond, VA
  • University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Longwood University, Farmville, VA
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Farmville, VA

RESOURCES FOR JUNIORS

Your Junior Year Checklist

JANUARY

  • Register for the in-school SAT on March 1st.
  • Study for the SAT to take full advantage of this free opportunity!

FEBRUARY

  • Start researching colleges you might be interested in using Big Future.
  • Identify scholarships you can apply for now or that have deadlines early in your senior year.

MARCH-JUNE

  • Take the March 1st SAT.
  • Identify 2 additional dates to take the SAT or ACT before November 2017. Make sure you don't miss the registration deadlines!

SUMMER

  • If possible, visit the schools you are interested in, or take their online tour.
  • Maximize your time with educational programs, camps, and summer jobs! Visit the Future Center for opportunities!


Here is a list of opportunities and scholarships available to juniors. If you would like help applying or submitting the applications, please stop by the Future Center.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQf2v_Wqt-zRYgGfu0cXcxMwa4HSCYu1LBARUkQyyx8/edit?usp=sharing

*This list is constantly being updated so please check back frequently.

Now that you've taken the March 1st SAT...Start preparing for you senior year testing.

Join the SAT Prep Group After School

What: This group focuses on small group or one-on-one test prep specifically to help you improve your math scores.

When: Every Monday

Where: Future Center

Time: 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm


OR


Study Online Using Khan Academy

What: This is a free website that lets you get personalized test preparation questions and take full-length practice tests. You can link your College Board account with it to get practice just on the areas you need to improve.

When: Whenever you want! We recommend at least an hour each week.

Where: www.khanacademy.org

RESOURCES FOR SOPHOMORES

Sophomore Year Checklist:

  • Meet with your school counselor to make sure your'e on track with your required classes.
  • Don't be afraid to talk with older kids about their plans for college. Ask them if they wish they had done anything differently- and learn from them.
  • Keep getting the best grades possible in every class, and join clubs, teams, and organizations.
  • Volunteer in your community. A lot of colleges consider that when you're applying (Plus, it's a good thing to do!)

Summer Opportunity for Sophomores

GIVE BACK AND GET PAID FOR DOING IT!!!

Sophomores are you looking to have an exciting adventure this summer? Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps is looking for crewmembers ages 14-17 to enhance our state parks this summer.


$500 stipend

2017 Dates

First Session: June 25- July 25

Second Session: July 23- August 12


For more information apply online or visit The Future Center in room 104!

RESOURCES FOR FRESHMEN

9th Grade Counts!!!

It's not too late to get back on the academic track Viking Freshman! Your first year of high school will be coming to an end soon. It is important to make sure that you prepare yourself for your sophomore year of high school. There is still time to make your 9th grade year count!!!


Your FRESHMAN checklist...


Create a personal resume file to include:

  • Copies of report cards
  • Diplomas and certificates
  • A list of awards and honors you receive
  • A list of school and community organizations and clubs you join, including dates of participation and any leadership positions you held
  • A list of jobs you have held (volunteer and/or paid)


Choose courses on the standard or advanced graduation plan.


  • TALK TO YOUR COUNSELOR for help in choosing those classes.
  • Not sure who your counselor is? Last names A-J: Ms. Johnson; Last names K-V: Ms. Williams; Last names W-Z: Mr. Dupree.


Start exploring your interests and possible careers.


  • TALK TO ADULTS in a variety of professions to determine what they like and dislike about their jobs and what kind of EDUCATION is needed for each.
  • Explore careers by logging into Career Cruising and taking a career assessment. Visit the Future Center to get your username and password.


Understand that your grade point average (GPA) counts in ALL SUBJECTS, starting NOW!


Become involved in school- and community-based extracurricular activities and enrichment programs .


  • They look good on college and job applications


Check to see if and when you can take courses that will earn you COLLEGE CREDIT.

Summer Work Experience 2017!!!

Get Excited about the future!!! 2017 Summer Programs with financial aid.

Click the link below for more details

http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/2017-summer-programs-with-financial-aid/#sthash.gAUUw2ig.dpbs


JMU Male Academy for Academic Achievement and Female Institute for Learning and Development. Clink the link below for more details. The application deadline is April 7th.

https://www.jmu.edu/multicultural/programs/summer-programs.shtml


JUST A FEW MORE MONTHS UNTIL THE SCHOOL YEAR IS OVER!!! JUNIORS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!!! YOU ARE RISING SENIORS NOW! CLASS OF 2018!!!

STAY FOCUSED!

Justices and Parents, you are invited to come out to ECMC COLLEGE NIGHT!!!

Thursday, April 20th, 4-6pm

4225 Old Brook Road

Richmond, VA

Attend a FREE COLLEGE planning, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!!!

WIN!!! ONE OF THREE $500 Scholarships

FREE PIZZA & BEVERAGES

Visit www.collegenights.org for more details

Youth Peach Summit

Saturday, April 29th, 10am-4pm

700 East Belt Boulevard

Richmond, VA

The Richmond Peace Education Center's 2017 Youth Peace Summit will be Saturday April 29, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church–Southside Campus, 700 E Belt Blvd., Richmond, VA 23223, 10am to 4pm.

Open to young people ages 12-19. Free. Groups are welcome.

Includes lunch, performances & fun workshops.

UNITING YOUTH.

In the morning session, immigrant teenagers will share their stories. Throughout the day, teens will learn leadership, conflict resolution skills, ways to work for social justice...and have fun with music, dance, and yoga. Earn credit for six community service hours.


Workshop choices include...

  • Keep the Peace Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Indonesian and Latino cooking and culture
  • Capoeira
  • Drumming
  • Yoga
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • and much, much more!

Register here or email rypp@rpec.org for more information.

Groups are welcome! Advanced registration is required. Please arrive by 9:45 am!