U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Sponsoring High School Essay Contest – Submissions Due April 15

National League of Women Voters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has announced their 2020 Student Essay Content: The Right to Vote.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality. Students in grades 9-12 are are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the following questions: Continue reading

All Buddy Camp: Student Volunteer Opportunity

Robin and Mani's All Buddy Camp

Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp is beginning to recruit sophomores, juniors and seniors for their one-week summer camp program that pairs teen Big Buddies with preschool students with disabilities (Little Buddies). This is a unique, fun and exciting opportunity for students interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families. Also, the Buddy Program experience often is an excellent way to fulfill community service hours and explore career interests.

An application process is required. Interested students in grades 10-12 should visit the Big Buddy Information web page to learn about volunteer requirements and to apply. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Application Deadline for Students in Grades 5-12: Nov. 5

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has kicked off its annual search for America’s top youth volunteers. This unique youth recognition program, founded 25 years ago by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Learn more about the awards »

Applications for the 2020 awards are now open to students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year. The application deadline is November 5, 2019. Learn how to apply »

Registration Now Open for Girls Day 2019 on June 13

Girls Day 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saunders Hall, UVA Darden School of Business

In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its 4th annual Girls Day on Thursday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Charlottesville area community members are invited to register girls between the ages of 10-16 to participate. View the event flyer »

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CAYIP Seeking Applicants for Youth Internship Program – Deadline to Apply: 5 p.m. on April 30

City of Charlottesville

The Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) is seeking applications from local youth ages 14-21 to participate in a paid internship experience for six weeks this summer. Participants learn practical workplace readiness skills through hands-on learning in a variety of career paths, including government services, culinary arts, child care, elderly care, landscaping, cosmetology, and customer service. They also identify their strengths and connect to other positive adult mentors in the community. Youth are expected to work 20 hours per week for the six-week program.

Applications for Summer Session 2019 are due by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Learn more »

Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp: Teen Volunteer Opportunity – Applications Due April 15

Robin and Mani's All Buddy Camp

All Buddy Camp is a unique volunteer opportunity for rising juniors and seniors attending an Albemarle County or Charlottesville City high school. A Big Buddy at All Buddy Camp is paired with a preschool age student with special needs (Little Buddy) and works cooperatively with our professional program staff. Buddies work one-on-one with each other for the entire week of camp. All Buddy Camp is a tribute to Robin and Mani Aldridge, who were committed to children with disabilities, art, and fun! Continue reading

Upcoming Central Virginia KidWind Challenge Events

KidWind ChallengeAttention teachers of students in grades 4-12: Have you considered organizing a KidWind Challenge Team? This year’s regional event will be held right here in Charlottesville on April 8, 2019! Please consider attending the Coach Training Workshop on November 14 to learn more and receive free equipment to get started in your classroom. (Attending the workshop does not commit you to forming a team.)

The KidWind Challenge is the ultimate wind energy learning experience for students. Continue reading

“Imagine a Day Without Water” Student Art Contest – Submissions Due by Oct. 15

Imagine a Day Without Water2018 Student Art Contest Information

Contest website: Imagine a Day Without Water
2018 Theme: How Do You Save Water? | Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. on October 15
Open to: All Albemarle County & Charlottesville City students, grades 1-8

Open the contest flyer and entry form »
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American Creed Youth Publishing Project

NWP FB LogoAn announcement from Writing Our Future: American Creed:

Our youth publishing website that accompanies the PBS documentary American Creed, is now live. Teachers, librarians, and youth mentors are invited to engage young people as they work towards responding to the film through writing, media, or art using any of the five invitations created by educators. Adults at schools and learning centers can create accounts for youth to publish their work to a national, or even international, audience. Continue reading