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 AgDiscovery Program Summer Camp

The 2014 AgDiscovery Program, which is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, is a 2-4 week summer camp for middle school and high school students.  It is a great opportunity for youth with an interest in Agriculture/Veterinary medicine and other agriculture-related fields.  There are 17 venues, all Land-Grant Colleges or Universities across the U.S. that will host camps this summer.  Each venue has a unique focus.  Virginia’s own Virginia State University is hosting an AgDiscovery camp this year for the third time!   

Please click the following link for the full brochure: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_general/2014/bro_ag_discovery_2014.pdfThe VSU program is explained on page 14.  Also, you will notice a picture from the 2013 VSU program on the front cover.  All AgDiscovery camps are FREE, as parents/guardians will only need to provide transportation for participants.  Here is a quick overview of VSU’s program:

  • The VSU program will convene from June 15-28, 2014.  It is designed for teens (14-17) who are interested in animal science, veterinary science, and/or food science.  Participants will take part in hands-on educational activities related to these topics, both on campus with VSU faculty and during field trips with various practitioners off campus.  They will live in dorms on campus and dine in Jones Dining Hall for most meals.  There is no cost to participants for the program, and competition to get in is high (VSU received 41 applications for the 16 slots in 2013).

Please refer to the 2014 AgDiscovery Program website for application instructions and other information.  If you have any questions about VSU’s program, please contact: Mr. Antonio McLaren on (804) 524-5252, amclaren@vsu.edu; or Ms. Roz Stein on (804)-524-1533, rstein@vsu.edu.

ACE Course Offerings – Summer 2014

Adult and Community Education has recently posted their summer programs for 2014.  ACE offers several K-12 personal and academic enrichment courses.  Attached you’ll find a flyer of those courses.  More information about these courses can be found here: http://www.fcps.edu/is/ace/k12.shtml  To register for a course, please visit: www.fcps.edu/is/ace  for online registration, or call 703-658-1201 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

 Parent Training on ADHD in Spanish.

This program is sponsored by CHADD of Northern Virginia. Some of the benefits to families are:
o Gain valuable information and tools to meet difficult challenges
o Learning to be an effective advocate for child, teen or adult
o Preserve family relationships
o Learn to manage treatment
o Forming new relationships

Dates: Thursdays 3/13, Fri. 3/14 & Sat.3/15; Fri. 3/21 and Sat. 3/22
Location: Willston Multicultural Center, 6131 Willston Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044
Time: 6:30-9 p.m. on weeknights; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Deadline date for registration: March 7, 2014
Fee for classes: $53.00 per family or caregivers (includes one year membership in CHADD) Fee payable to CHADD NoVADC; Contact for more information and registration form: Corina Urdaneta at (240)385-7077 or email Catherine Adams at adamsadhdconsult@verizon.net

 FREE Leadership Conferences for Girls!

The Girls Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is hosting three Leadership conferences for non-girl scouts in middle and high school in the month of March.  All girls are invited and encouraged to participate in these wonderful opportunities.
All three conferences are FREE and include food and transportation.  A bus will depart from our school, if enough girls enroll in each program.
Conference #1: "Keys to Leadership" on March 8th at American University.  This conference is based on inclusion an dis for girls of all abilities. Girls can enroll online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KTL2014.  Deadline to enroll online is February 28th.
Conference #2: "Encuentro de Chicas Latinas" on March 15th at Marymount University. This conference is targeted to Latina girls and will be focused on careers and leadership.  Girls can enroll online at: http://www.gscnc.org/encuentro.html. The deadline to enroll is February 28th.
Conference #3: "Your Turn to Lead" on March 29th at Howard University Law School.  This conference is targeted to African-American girls and will be focused on leadership and advocacy.  Girls can enroll online at www.gscnc.org/Your_Turn_to_Lead.html.  The deadline to enroll is February 28th.


Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech for High School Girls- residential summer camp See www.eng.vt.edu/ctech2 for full details and application information.

Web link for FCPS Gap Year Fair- please encourage pre-registration; http://www.usagapyearfairs.org/events-schedule/fairfax-va

Volunteer Opportunities and Jobs for Students at the Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum

STEM+Women Conference - March 25


 George Mason University’s  Computer Game Design Program andSimulation Game Institute, in partnership with Women in Technology (WIT) Education Foundation, are proud to present the STEM+ Women Conference on March 25,
8am to 5pm at the Fairfax Campus.
STEM+ Women is a conference offering young women in high school and college the opportunity to learn about STEM+ fields, with a special focus on the skills and knowledge necessary for navigating a global workforce. Participants will learn from current students and professional women about STEM+ majors, internships, and potential careers. This conference also provides a positive space for dialogue about issues that women face in industry and explores solutions for empowering women to pursue the careers of their choice. 
The conference is open to high school junior and senior young women and all college students.  For more information, visit our website athttp://game.gmu.edu/stempluswomen.
While this conference is free, registration is required and space is limited, so register early.
Discover why studying STEM+ matters and how women are reprogramming the industry!
You can also follow us online at Facebook and Twitter: @STEMPlusWomen
WIT Education Foundation & GMU Game Design Volunteers


Youth Preparedness Council
The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a highly distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. Additionally, the youth leaders have the opportunity to complete a self-selected youth preparedness project and to share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national youth preparedness organizations. Once selected, members serve on the Council for one year, with the option to extend for an additional year, if formally requested by FEMA. Council activities and projects center around five key areas of engagement: Programs, Partnerships, Events, Public Speaking/Outreach and Publishing. Members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives and projects throughout the duration of their term.
Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. Individuals who applied last year are highly encouraged to apply again. Adults working with youth and/or community preparedness are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying.
Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form and two letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than February 24, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be eligible. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014. For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and to access the application materials, please visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.


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