The Allegheny County Department of Parks is currently accepting applications for lifeguards for summer 2019. Packets can be found in the guidance office or at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks
What is Project Prom?
Project Prom is a partnership between the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) to provide FREE prom attire to ensure local students have the opportunity to go to the prom affordably and with confidence and style.
Who is eligible?
Any student who lives in Allegheny County and receives a free or reduced lunch at school. Students who receive services from DHS or one of its agencies or have a member of their household who is a veteran or on active military duty are also eligible to take part.
Where do the gowns come from and where can you get them?
Thanks to the generosity of local retailers and private donations, there are thousands of brand new and gently worn gowns for students to choose from at the Project Prom Shop at Thriftique in Lawrenceville, located at 125 51st Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
When are Gown Giveaway Days?
A printable flyer is attached.
For more information, please visit www.alleghenycounty.us/ProjectProm
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program, which is now open. The deadline for students to apply is March 20, 2019.
There are three remaining job shadow opportunities at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for this school year. If you have any students who are interested in an animal-related career, please encourage them to register for one or more of the following experiences before they sell out:
Keeper Conversations – Tuesday, March 5, 2:00-4:00pm: Kids Kingdom & Reptile Department
Keeper Conversations – Tuesday, April 2, 2:00-4:00pm: PPG Aquarium & Water’s Edge
Pizza with the Keepers – Sunday, March 17, 12:30-2:30pm: Lunch with Zoo staff followed by behind the scenes tours
Please click here and scroll down to the KEEPER INTERACTIONS tab for more information: http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/TeenPrograms
Important: We ask that students/parents/teachers do not contact us to arrange staff interviews or to schedule individual job shadow experiences. Those requests cannot be accommodated, so please encourage your interested students to sign up for these remaining programs. There will be plenty of opportunities for them to interact with Zoo staff during one or all of our programs.
One grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and two runners up will each receive $5,000.
Students’ entries must be postmarked by April 26th, 2019 to be eligible.
What We Look For
We want students to submit their idea for a presentation that would discourage their peers from dangerous driving behavior (drunk driving, texting and driving, etc.). It can be a video, a website, a creative writing piece, a song – whatever your kids can come up with.
A panel of judges will review the entries and pick winners based on creativity, effort, and how effective the student’s entry might be in educating their peers.
Who is Eligible?
The contest is open to western and central Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2019.
Submitting an Entry
First, students need to fill out this application. Then, send us:
1. The completed application
2. The presentation
All materials should be sent to:
Edgar Snyder & Associates
"Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you or your students have any questions about the contest, what we’re looking for, or how to enter. You can also learn more at www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship.
Did you spend the snow day perfecting your talent show act? Tryout sign-ups are on google classroom, main office, or at the mini-THON registration table
In the summer of 2018, ten of our campers participated in the PRYSE AcademyPhotovoice Project and took home digital cameras for two weeks to photograph their daily lives in Pittsburgh. Students documented concerns and strengths in their communities through their own lens.
Staring this Friday, March 1st, students' photographs will be on display at an exhibit titled "What Does Pittsburgh Mean to You? The Power of PRYSE Academy Youth through a Camera Lens."
Come out to the exhibit opening this Friday, March 1st at the Latin American Lecture Room on the first floor of the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library. Students will speak about their photographs at 5 pm, and refreshments will be provided!
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