Girl Rising at the Majestic Theatre
118 Summer Street Stamford, CT on May 22 at 7:30pm
Click on the picture above to view to watch the trailer- it's awesome!!
Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Each girl’s story was written by an author and is narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and others. The cinematography is stunning and I really am excited to see the film, and to be involved in a global effort for girls’ education.
You can sign up to buy a ticket for the movie here:http://gathr.us/screening/3266. A portion of Girl Rising ticket sales will help fund programs for girls, so seeing the film literally makes an impact on girls’ lives. Please note that all funds from ticket sales will go to Girl Rising. The Center will not benefit financially from this film.
Job Corps is Back!!!!!!
Job Corps is enrolling students again-FINALLY! Orientations will begin again at the Yerwood Center every Thursday starting May 9, 2013
For more information please contact:
Kelly Conner (Outreach & Admissions Counselor)
Job Corps/CHP International
1067 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-549-1501, Cell: 203-887-2363 Email: Conner.Kelly@jobcorps.org
The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2013
The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States
Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must be a
US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013.
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.
The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?.
CLICK LINK TO APPLY TODAY!!!http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/
The mission of the Mayor's Youth Services Bureau is to promote the development of caring, responsible, and successful young people through the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council, the Mayor's Youth Employment Program, Pathfinders Adventure Learning, the Juvenile Review Board & PASS programs, Stamford Mentoring Partnership, and through collaboration with Stamford's youth serving organizations.
The Mayor's Youth Services Bureau is located on the 6th floor of Government Center. We provide information and referrals to youth and families and support the many youth serving agencies in our community.
Through our own programs, we focus on developing leadership skills, self-confidence, and life skills in our young people. Additionally, we provide opportunities for adults, parents, youth workers, teachers and mentors experiences and opportunities that encourage personal growth, teamwork, and improved communication skills.
- Girls Circle - Model of structured support groups for girls in middle and high school. Strengthens confidence and encourages self expression.
- Juvenile Review Board (JRB) - comprised of professional & young people from Stamford who are committed to serving youth and their families. The overall goal of this program is to divert youth from the Juvenile Justice System by handling cases in the community.
- Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) - MYLC promotes youth activism through grant writing, public awareness activities and social change campaigns.
- Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) - A summer paid internship program matching Stamford High School juniors and seniors students with paid internships across the city for five weeks, with a four day work week and a 'leadership class' on Fridays at the Government Center.
- Pathways to Academic & Social Success (PASS) - a community based alternative and diversionary program for students in the Stamford Public Schools who are at-risk of being referred to the Juvenile Court or the Stamford Police Department as a Family with Service Needs (FWSN).
- Pathfinder Adventures - an experiential, adventure based program designed to offer participants an exciting powerful experience that promotes team development and personal growth for school groups, businesses, and community groups.
- Pathfinders Adventure Camp - a seven week day camp for middle school students that offers a variety of activities designed to promote teamwork, communication, improve self confidence, making healthy choices, and developing healthy peer relationships.
- Stamford's Focus on Youth (FOY) - FOY is a partnership of youth serving organizations committed to aiding and enriching the lives of youth on a local, regional, and statewide level.
- Stamford Mentoring Partnership (STAMP) and the Stamford Mentoring Collaborative - a collaboration of community based organizations focused on finding the right programs in the community to match youth with positive role models from the community that give them direction and opportunity.
- Center for Children's Advocacy - provides legal support to help youth in Fairfield County succeed in school, and deals with eliminating barriers that prevent academic success. These barriers may include difficulties with special education services, school discipline problems, DCF concerns, mental health issues, homelessness, or immigration, among others.
"The Power of One - the potential for one individual to help, to heal, to support, to challenge and to change for the better, the life of a young Person"
Peter Benson - Search Institute President
|Justin LaBaire||Adventure Program/Special Project Coordinator||203-977-5361|
|Michelle Lappas||MYEP Program Coordinator||203-977-0830|
|Jason Steer||MYEP Program Coordinator||203-977-5029|
|Bob Kocienda||MYLC Program Coordinator||203-977-4643|
|Antonia Thompson||JRB Program Coordinator||203-977-5435|
|Charlene Fuller||PASS Program Coordinator||203-977-0829|
|Irene Blum||Special Projects||203-977-5546|
- Youth Services
- Girls Circle
- Juvenile Review Board
- Mayor's Youth Employment Program
- Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC)
- Pathfinder Adventures
- Pathfinders Adventure Camp
- Pathways to Academic & Social Success (P.A.S.S.)
- Stamford Mentoring Collaborative
- Stamford's Focus on Youth (FOY)
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention Seminars for Parents and Teens