Partnership for After School Education

Issue 150

September 15, 2017

Apply to Camp Fire's National Youth Advisory Cabinet

Camp Fire is accepting applications for their National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC). YAC ensures youth voice in Camp Fire’s Movement, from policy to decision-making, including how best to communicate to youth and representing Camp Fire nationally and locally at conferences and special events. YAC is selected annually through a highly competitive application and interview process. High school and college students, anywhere in the U.S., who represent the broad spectrum of young people committed to community service and leadership are welcome to apply. Teens who have been active in Camp Fire are strongly encouraged to apply. However, Camp Fire participation is not required. The current YAC is composed of ten youth from around the country. The YAC Chair serves as a full voting member of the National Board of Trustees. The application deadline is September 25, 2017.

September 15, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is looking for talented community college students to apply for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Students selected to be Cooke Scholars will receive up to $40,000 per year for up to three years of study, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. Applications must be submitted by October 24, 2017 at noon ET.

September 15, 2017

Free Arts & Leadership Programs for Bronx Girls & Young Women

New Settlement Apartment's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free classes for girls ages 11 to young adult, after-school, evenings, and Saturdays. Prospective participants are invited to attend an orientation with or without a guardian on September 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Classes begin the week of September 25th and include dramatic writing and performance, Girl Talk, Sisterhood Academy, Hip-Hop dance, Poetry & Discussion, Healthy Relationships, College Access (G.O.A.L.), and more. Young women in high school may earn a stipend for some classes. For more information, download a flyer English or Spanish. Questions? Contact Joy Leonard 718-716-8000 x119 or