Thursday, September 14, 2017

KIDS VOTING YOUTH CANDIDATE GUIDE SESSION: SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 9 AM-NOON--Fun Opportunity for Youth!



WHAT:  2017 KIDS VOTING 
             YOUTH CANDIDATE GUIDE SESSION
WHEN:  SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 FROM 9 AM-NOON
WHERE:  DURHAM CouNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
              721 Foster Street

This Saturday, September 16 all Durham middle and high school students are invited to join Kids Voting Durham and Durham School of the Arts’ Octagon Service Club to create a Candidate Questionnaire for Durham’s City Council and Mayor Candidates.  Youth have the opportunity to voice their opinions about which issues are most important to them and say what they want to know about the candidates and their positions.  The KVD Youth Candidate Guide is sent to all schools and is used by many adults to inform their vote.  Breakfast snacks are provided.  No preparation is necessary and all are welcome, but you can email info@kidsvotingdurham.org or call 919-560-7321  if you have questions or want to express interest.
This is a great volunteer activity for youth and a good college resume builder for students looking to dive into the issues most important to youth in the Durham community.

Want to weigh in but can’t make it Saturday?  K-12 students can take Kids Voting 5 minute youth survey on Durham at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DurhamStudentVoice .

Monday, September 11, 2017

Duke's FEMMES STEM Program for Girls in Grades 4-6 now Accepting Registration


Registration is now open for Duke's FEMMES After-School Programs and their Saturday Program. Female undergraduate volunteers will lead hands-on science, math, and engineering activities for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls from Durham. They have limited space, and can accept registration on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up for only one program. Your student cannot be signed up for both an After-School Program and the Saturday Program.

You can find out more about the FEMMES program at this site:
https://sites.duke.edu/femmes/about-femmes/ 

If you would like to register your daughter for a FEMMES program, please submit one of the registration forms, linked below:

Registration Link for After-School Program:
English: https://goo.gl/forms/7MirG1g5OyAYXG6p1

Spanish: https://goo.gl/forms/LwXpCS4Kx016kP6s1

Registration Link for Saturday Program:
English: https://goo.gl/forms/aM3AOiPgjL6gcCwr2

Spanish: https://goo.gl/forms/2RpuJVd9OChMadBH3

*** Please submit one form for EACH daughter participating, if you have more than one daughter.

Contact FEMMES with questions at femmesatduke@gmail.com 

FEMMES does need copies of the signed legal release forms. The legal release form is attached below. Along with the submission of the electronic registration form, please email  them a pdf of the signed legal release form by Wednesday September 20.


Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/femmesatduke to receive up-to-date information about FEMMES and other activities and programs throughout the year.

 
Legal Release Form (English)

Legal Release Form (Spanish)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

STEM Opportunity for Current 8th Grade Students--Duke's Saturday SENSOR Academy

Here's an incredible opportunity for 8th grade students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Duke University is hosting a Saturday SENSOR Academy. Learn more about the program and the requirements to apply:

What? Hands-on education program to encourage careers in
science and engineering by engaging 8th grade underrepresented
minority students in materials science and water quality testing.
Goals? • Introduce students to careers in engineering and
research.
• Teach engineering design by applying sensors to water
quality testing.
• Create network for pursuit of advanced degrees in
science and engineering.
Who? Students entering 8th grade Fall 2017. Instructors from
Duke and NCSU engage students in materials-related engineering
design activities, sensor experiments and mathematics exercises.
When? 12 Saturday sessions (Sep 2017- Apr 2018), plus field trip
to Eno River State Park.
Where? Duke University Campus.

Requirements to Apply:
1) Eligibility – Underrepresented minority, rising 8th graders enrolled in Durham Public Schools.
2) Attendance – Student participants must be available and have transportation to attend Saturday Academy sessions (morning and early afternoon – 13 Saturdays during the 2017-2018 academic year). Transportation to and from Duke will not be provided. In addition, there will be a field trip to the Eno River State Park at the program’s end with transportation provided.
3) Application Submission – Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through September 11, 2017

Visit https://stiffrobertslab.pratt.duke.edu/sensor-saturday-academy for more information and an application.