Week of February 18th, 2019
Project Athena and XYZone
These students are working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters in a program called Beyond School Walls; to show them what it is like to work for a corporation or government agency and the educational requirements needed to achieve professional success, all while building a strong and supportive mentoring relationship. They meet every two weeks during 4th period and throughout lunch. Student do their Superhero stance before an interview to boost confidence and not be tense during an interview as a way of practicing how to be successful in getting the job you are interviewing for.
Colorguard and Jazz Band
Young Leaders Summit (YLS) For Current Juniors
he Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.
The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.
Location and Date:
- August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago
- Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
- Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
- Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
- 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
- Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
- Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation
Is there a cost to attend YLS?
- No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
- Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application
How to refer students:
- USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving, pell-eligible, high school juniors
- Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.
How can students apply?
- Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
- View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard
HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)
Help Us Spread the News:
The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!
The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.
Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 15. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.