Test (SAT) last year, 28 percent were first-generation college students,according a study in
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Middle Schoolers Getting Prepped for College
By Education WeekMiddle school students are being asked to do much more than takeprealgebra these days; they're being asked to start launching theirfuture careers. A rise in college- and career-readiness programstargeted at middle schoolers, particularly disadvantaged ones, hasbeen spurred by mounting research that shows middle school is akey time to improve the academics and attitudes needed to succeed inhigh school, college, and beyond...read more
Expanding Accountability Beyond the School
By The Quick and the EdEven in the most troubled neighborhoods and communities-thosedisrupted by poverty, poor health, violence and other ills-there areusually far more services available for children and youth than isreadily apparent. Public agencies, non-profit organizations, charities,and volunteer groups all try hard to do their part to help kids grow uphealthy and safe, and successfully gain the education they need toescape the grip of poverty. But, in most places, each of these serviceproviders-the local school, the after school program, the free clinic,the Head Start program, the housing assistance organization, thecounseling service and so on-work in isolation. So, what would it taketo get all of these providers to both coordinate their efforts around asingle goal and agree to measure their progress in meeting it?...readmore
College Positive Volunteerism
By Michigan Campus Compact
Across the country, many college students volunteer through theirpostsecondary institutions to work with K-12 youth as mentors,tutors, event-specific participants, etc. College PositiveVolunteers (CPVs) are those college students and theiradministrators who are aware of how they impact the collegeenthusiasm and readiness of the K-12 youth they interact withas they volunteer in local communities.
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Social Media and MentoringPresented by The Mentoring Partnership of MinnesotaDate:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM CST
Learn More & Register
National Mentoring Month is around the corner. Maximize thisannual opportunity to increase visibility, and recruit mentors, foryour program by designing an effective social media campaign.The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, in partnership withFriends for Youth, Inc. and Mass Mentors, will share our "Top 12for 2012" - a list of easy, practical tips that will help mentoringprograms optimize their social media efforts. Features: SarahKremer, Program Director atFriends for Youth, Inc.; RichGreif, Director of Marketing & Partnerships atMass MentoringPartnership; and Mindy Twetten, MPM Marketing CommitteeMember and Assistant Account Executive at COLLE+McVOY, anadvertising agency in Minneapolis.
Foundation. The grouprecognizes and supports youthgardening programs focusedon peace and hungerawareness in the United Statesand around the world. To beeligible, a school ororganization must plan togarden in 2012 with at least 15children between the ages of 3and 18. Schools in the UnitedStates must have a studentbody eligible for 50 percent ormore reduced or free lunch.
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Gates Millennium Scholars:Scholarship Program for Low-Income Minority StudentsDue Date:
January 11, 2012The Gates Millennium ScholarsProgram selects 1,000 talentedstudents each year to receive agood-through-graduationscholarship to use at thecollege or university of theirchoice. Recipients areoutstanding minority studentswith significant financial need.In addition to getting financialhelp to go to college, GatesMillennium Scholarsparticipate in leadershipprograms and receiveacademic support throughouttheir college careers.readmore>>
Facility Investment andBuilding Reserve Grants forArts and Culture ProgramsDue Date:
March 1, 2012The Kresge Foundation, one ofthe few national foundationsthat help nonprofits build andmaintain facilities, is offeringgrants meant to start orenhance building reservefunds at arts and cultureorganizations. Funds are to beused for the ongoingmaintenance and replacementof an organization's facilities.View the full announcementand application instructions.read more>>
Singing for ChangeDue Date:
Rolling DeadlineSinging for Change grants areawarded to programs that workto improve the health,education and safety ofchildren and their families and