Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for all of

your support this year. I thank God for you. Be

safe tonight.

Industry Entertainment


Industry Entertainment has an immediate internship opportunity for someone passionate about earning career-making experience and contacts in film and TV, assisting the manager of A-list directors and writers, and with several film and television projects in development. Formed 20 years ago, Industry Entertainment is a leading management/feature and TV production company in Los Angeles. Current enrollment at an accredited institution is mandatory. To apply, email a cover letter and resume, along with availability per week and start/end dates to operations@industryentertainment.com

DISCLAIMER: If you are a high school student who is applying for an internship, please have your teacher/parent or guardian, check with the internship to see if they will take high school students!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Post Production Internship


Production/Post-Production company has opening for one Intern for the winter/spring semester. Applicant should have a strong interest in learning the business side of film, school credit is a must, resumes to production.intern@yahoo.com

DISCLAIMER: If you are a high school student who is applying for an internship, please have your teacher/parent or guardian, check with the internship to see if they will take high school students!

Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarships (Deadline: January 10)


Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarships (Deadline: January 10)
The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. For more information visit or to nominate an outstanding youth, visit www.gmsp.org

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scholarship and Internship Opportunity for Media Students

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their junior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the five-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of fulltime employment upon completion of their college degrees.

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program—students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual student conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Currently, we have more than 230 active students nationwide and an equal number of graduates. Approximately 50-60 new students join the program each year.

To download the application: please go to:http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/main.html

Being An American Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting an Essay Contest for High School Students. Please visit: http://www.beinganamerican.org/ for more information. Prizes include:

The top 27 student AND teacher winners will receive cash prizes up to $5,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2011 for an educational program hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute. Students will be able to bring one parent to accompany them on the trip, whose travel and lodging will also be a part of the prize and paid for the Bill of Rights Institute.

Cash prizes for Students in each of the nine regions of the 2010-2011 Being an American Essay Contest


  • First place - $5,000
  • Second place -$1,000
  • Third place - $500
  • Honorable Mentions (7 in each of 9 regions) - $100

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Hip Hop Artist: Joshua James has hit the scene

On this blog we will also feature new artist. Check out the
unique and creative sounds of his music and you an download his CD at: http://tinyurl.com/37m6nk6

We will be interviewing him soon!

Marvel Studios Internship

Part-time Unpaid Internships available at Marvel Studios (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk). Currently seeking applicants for Fall 2010. Interns must receive course credit. Responsibilities include assisting front desk and various departments within the office, project research, filing, faxing, photocopying, and other office duties. Prior knowledge of the Marvel Universe and its various properties is a definite plus. A proficiency in the Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) is not required but preferred. Please email to: marvelstudiosinternship@marvel.com Attn: Internship Coordinator. No calls please.

DISCLAIMER: If you are a high school student who is applying for an internship, please have your teacher/parent or guardian, check with the internship to see if they will take high school students!

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Needs You!!!!!!

Interns needed at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, an LA-based independent production company/financier (Death at a Funeral, United 93, Breach, The Kite Runner, Adventureland, Lars and the Real Girl). Lots of reading and script analysis, clerical work and research projects. Ideal candidates are outgoing, well-read and have discerning taste and an eagerness to learn. Unpaid, college credit required. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@skefilms.com with INTERNSHIP in the title.

DISCLAIMER: If you are a high school student who is applying for an internship, please have your teacher/parent or guardian, check with the internship to see if they will take high school students!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Film Production Company Needs Intern

A List Rapper/Actor's film production company based in Beverly Hills seeks unpaid interns interested in learning and gaining experience in the film industry. Part-time and full-time welcome. Duties include reading scripts, writing coverage, as well as general administrative duties. Should be Mac capable and have excellent office skills including Microsoft Office. Send resume/CV to intern1999@gmail.com

Talent Agency Theatrical & Commercial Divisions seek College Interns for School Credit

Talent Agency Theatrical & Commercial Divisions seek College Interns for School Credit. Ideal for Communications/Marketing/Film & Television majors. Will work closely with Agency reps, Must have good organizational, marketing, verbal, writing skills. PC proficiency preferred. Must commit to minimum 2 days per week. Resume must be text only and inside the email, No attachments. Please send resume to info@affinityartists.com; and title your email "Film/TV/Commercials Agency Talent" (your name)(your city)(your phones).

Note: Make sure that you send a letter asking if they will take non-college interns because some places will do that....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

This organization is offering 2,500.00. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. For students planning to pursue a career in journalism.

REQUIREMENTS IN TRIPLICATE:

  • A completed application
  • No more than five work samples demonstrating an ongoing interest in journalism through work on a high school newspaper or other media. These may be print articles (reduced to 8 ½ by 11 size), or multimedia stories on a CD or DVD (three copies of all media).
  • A 500-word essay explaining how s/he would add diversity to US journalism.
  • Three letters of recommendations from persons who are not members of your family (MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME PACKAGE).
  • A copy of your high school transcript (MUST BE MAILED IN THE SAME PACKAGE ALONG WITH ALL OTHER INFORMATION).
  • A completed signed copy of the Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) that you submitted.
  • A letter of acceptance from the college/university of your choice or some documentation indicating where you have applied.
  • A brief description of how you have pursued journalism in high school. The student may discuss financial need or any special circumstances that would assist the Scholarship Committee in selecting a nominee.

This scholarship is available to residents of Any State and This scholarship is aimed at Any Minority students

For more information visit: http://www.hsj.org/modules/scholarship/detail.cfm?menu_id=5&submenu_id=&module_id=9&SID=97

Internship Opportunity in Entertainment Management

CNIC Talent Management seeks an intern. Be motivated & committed, computer savvy, have your own laptop! Great phone manner and typing skills recommended. Make a strong contribution and grow within a rising company. If the progress and talent is proven you will be front of line for a salaried position. Responsibilities include heavy phones and client interaction, scheduling, filing, etc. Email Cover Letter and Resume – No calls hr@cnicmanagement.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest


Are you a California teen between 14 and 18? Produce a 30-second video highlighting job health and safety for teens and you could win a cash prize!

Use your creative talents .. dancing, acting, script writing, directing, or even singing ... to promote job safety for youth!

For more information, go to: http://youngworkers.org/psacontest/PSA_Contest.html


How Do I Enter?

  • Create and record a 30-second video (on CD or DVD only) with a theme related to "Safe Jobs for Youth." For ideas on your theme, see Helpful Tips.

  • Fill out and sign the entry form, and get necessary permissions from all participants. See Contest Rules for detailed information.

  • All entries must include a disk and your entry form. They must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than Monday, January 10, 2011.

  • Mail or bring your entry to:

    Donna Iverson
    Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
    2223 Fulton Street, 4th Floor
    Berkeley, CA 94720-5120

What Are the Prizes?

  • One First Prize: $400
  • One Second Prize: $300
  • One Third Prize: $200

When Will Winners Be Notified?

All winners will be notified no later than May 1, 2011. The top three PSA's will be posted on our website and distributed to television stations, among others..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Want To Start A Special Olympics Project!!!!

Special Olympics Get Into It Grants (Deadline: January 19)
Special Olympics is partnering with Youth Service America to offer Get Into It grants that bring together students of all abilities to fight childhood obesity in their schools and communities. The program awards grants of $500 or $1,000 to help youth create and implement service-learning programs to fight childhood obesity. The application must be completed by a teacher and a unified pair of students (one with and one without an intellectual disability). Get Into It grant projects launch on Spread the Word to End the Word Day (March 2, 2011) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by midnight, January 19, 2011. To learn more about this opportunity, start using the resources offered, and view the online application, visit www.YSA.org/getintoit

Money For Youth Fun Service Project

NEA Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants (Deadline: January 5)
The National Education Association (NEA) is partnering with Youth Service America to offer Youth Leaders for Literacy grants to support service-learning projects focused on increasing young people's interest in reading and improving literacy in schools and communities. Youth Leaders for Literacy will award 30 young people from across the U.S. with $500 grants. Successful projects will be youth-led and address an established literacy need in the applicant's school or community. The projects will launch on NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2nd and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. Youth ages 5-25 are welcome to apply along with an adult ally. The application deadline is midnight January 5, 2011. Access the application at:www.YSA.org/grants/nea-youth-leaders-literacy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Beatles On I-Tune!!!!!!!

By: James Coster

After nine years of anticipation and wait, The Beatles have finally arrived unto the iTunes music library. Due to complications and legal troubles with Apple Records, as well as royalty controversies, their placement on the Internet music market has been halted. Now, anyone can own the complete Beatles discography to have on his or her computer. The entire discography can be downloaded for $150, or individual albums can be purchased for around ten dollars. As an added bonus, iTunes has made live video footage of the Beatles first playing in America available for free in their music store.

Catching the Evening Flick

By: Kevin Valasek, Feature Editor

It’s Friday night, which means a lot of free time; why not go see a movie? The movies are great to have fun with friends and relax after a long week. The recent line up of movies that are in theatres or were in theatres these past couple months are, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, The Social Network, Due Date, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Each of these movies has only been out for only a short time so don’t expect to find them on shelves yet. A few new movies not in theatres are, Green Lantern, Cowboys and Aliens, and Tron: Legacy. Cowboys and Aliens and Green Lantern arrive in the summer of 2011, Tron: Legacy is released December 17, 2010. If anyone is planning to watch these movies, call a friend, grab some popcorn, and find a seat because no one is going to want to miss out on these awesome shows.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program

To Apply For the Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program, please visit:

http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php

Washington Family Scholars Program

To apply for the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Scholarship, please visit the following:


http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Neurosurgery/Washington-Family-Scholars-Program.aspx

Deadline: January 7, 2011

Monday, December 6, 2010

Captain Planet Foundation Grants (Deadline: January 25)

Captain Planet Foundation Grants (Deadline: January 25)
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths. The Foundation is interested in funding innovative programs that empower children and youth to work towards solving environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. All funded projects must involve young people ages 6-18 (elementary through high school). Nonprofit organizations and public schools worldwide are eligible to apply for grants of $250 to $2,500. In order to be considered for funding, proposals must: Promote understanding of environmental issues; Focus on hands-on involvement; Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); Promote interaction and cooperation within the group; and Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills
Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 - $2,500. For more information, visit: www.captainplanetfoundation.org

NEA Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants (Deadline: January 5)

NEA Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants (Deadline: January 5)
The National Education Association (NEA) is partnering with Youth Service America to offer Youth Leaders for Literacy grants to support service-learning projects focused on increasing young people's interest in reading and improving literacy in schools and communities. Youth Leaders for Literacy will award 30 young people from across the U.S. with $500 grants. Successful projects will be youth-led and address an established literacy need in the applicant's school or community. The projects will launch on NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2nd and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. Youth ages 5-25 are welcome to apply along with an adult ally. The application deadline is midnight January 5, 2011. Access the application at: www.YSA.org/grants/nea-youth-leaders-literacy

"Something About Mary" Actor speaks to Students


This week, actor W. Earl Brown stop by to speak to Los Angeles, high school students. Mr. Brown spoke to them about his role in the Farrley brothers comedy, "Something About Mary".

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Video Game Review by: Patrick Sullivan


Sequel madness, and Kinect goes open-source? It’s almost too much for a gamer to bear. The point-by-point breakdown:

A hefty number of additions to big-name video game franchises have been released for the holiday season, most prominently including the long-awaited Halo: REACH and Call of Duty: Black Ops shooters. Gritty science fiction versus covert Delta Force-esque action – which reigns supreme? (Insert squabbling fanboys here).

Lagging just behind them is another highly anticipated sequel, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Considering Ubisoft’s almost laughable showing at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Brotherhood may be the company’s saving grace as other, lower-quality games fail to do well in the market.

Little news of Portal 2, planned sequel to 2007 smash-hit 3D puzzler Portal, is coming out of Valve Corporation. Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve, promises a more in-depth storytelling experience and cross-platform support for both SONY’s Playstation 3 and personal computers. No news is good news, I suppose?

Conversely, things are far from quiet on the Microsoft front. Electronics retailer Adafruit has awarded a bounty (only a few weeks ago after this writing) of $3000 to an unnamed hacker for delivering open-source drivers of the Xbox 360’s new motion-control system, dubbed Kinect. In response, Microsoft subsequently declared Kinect was meant to be an open device all along – a suspicious heel-face turn on Microsoft’s part, but this endorsement of the drivers’ use means we can expect to see good things coming from indie game developers for Kinect in the near future.

Let’s Have Some Fun!!!!!

Let's Have Some Fun
By: Laine Hamer

When you go to a concert headlined by a band named fun., you expect to have some fun, and that is exactly what was delivered on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at The Music Box. Opening for the entertaining band were the diverse artists Jarrod Gorbel and Steel Train. Gorbel, previously of The Honorary Title, started the show with some lovely ballads consisting of just a guitar and violin. Following the mellow frontman, the boisterous band hailing from New Jersey, Steel Train, came to the stage. Their fast-paced songs, catchy guitar riffs, and one song written for the children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba! got us amped up for the band we all came to see. When fun. hit the stage, the crowd went crazy. There is never a dull moment at one of their shows, and this one did not disappoint. Frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of The Format), guitarist Jack Antonoff (frontman of Steel Train), and pianist Andrew Dost, combine their unique sounds to bring a show that envelops their moniker perfectly, and fans do not expect anything less.

Head-to-Toe Fashion Review

Head-to-Toe Fashion Review

Tayce Taylor


These new fashion trends are so hot they are going to melt the snow out of winter.

Because of the latest fashion week in Paris, new trends were spotted. This winter is filled with ivory coats, feathers, and pattern play.

As seen on the streets of Paris, fur, feathers, and leather are making their way into fashion. Mostly, feathered skirts, either white or colored, are chic to wear as long as the outfit is dressed down so it doesn’t turn out looking like an ostrich. Fur is in! Fur on purses, coats, even shoes! If fur is too scary to wear, try faux fur (also much cheaper). Leather is coming into fashion again, especially shorts and pants that can be joined with lace-up boots.

Coats have broken out of their conservative form into mixed colors while remaining classy. Ivory and tan coats are in.

Patterns are hard to choose, instead just throw them all on. Play with different patterns and fabrics; it may turn out better than expected.

Bright make-up makes the perfect accent to any outfit while adding a little spark. Try orange nails or magenta lips.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Youth Everyday Hero


Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation recognizes fifteen year old Rikki Nicole Segura of Pacoima, California and Henry J. Kaiser High School, as one of our Everyday Young Heroes for her volunteer service and efforts.

Rikki is a member/volunteer at her local Recycling Center. She feels very strongly in supporting her community, and she also volunteers with her school’s band program, and she tutors fourth and fifth graders in her neighborhood.

In addition to her volunteer responsibilities, Rikki also enjoys Acting, Listening to Music and eating frozen Yogurt.

Rikki enjoys Hollywood, California because she feels it is her calling to be an actress there. “I love the feel of the environment and the Hollywood life, in addition to the lifestyle I adore the persistence I can achieve to follow my dreams.”

For her efforts to provide a healthier community we honor Rikki as an Everyday Young Hero!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Film Editor: Louis Cioffi Speaking To Film Students


Film students in Los Angeles, California were very luck, because Mr. Cioffi (Editor of the Showtime show, "Dexter," stop by to speak to them about being a Television Editor.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Do Something Seed & Growth Grants (Deadline: Ongoing)

Do Something Seed & Growth Grants (Deadline: Ongoing)
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. These are grants for all types of community action projects around causes that you care about and are important in your community! Deadlines: Rolling- Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission.www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants

Did you create a sustainable community action project, program or organization that you want to grow? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project to the next level? If you answered "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Growth Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Growth Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Do Something Growth Grants are targeted towards projects that are already developed and sustainable. These grants go towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.Deadlines: Rolling- Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission. www.dosomething.org/grants/growthgrants

AmeriCorps State and National (Deadline: January 25)

AmeriCorps State and National (Deadline: January 25)
CNCS is looking for high-impact organizations across America to submit their strongest applications for how to use AmeriCorps members to address pressing social problems. If the President's fiscal year 2011 budget request is fully funded, the agency anticipates approximately $311 million to be available for new, recompeting, and continuation grants in all of the AmeriCorps State and National grant categories, and $1 million for AmeriCorps planning grants. This funding will make a focused investment in the six national issue priorities identified in the Serve America Act of improving education, energy conservation, the health of all Americans, and economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals; increasing service by and for veterans; and providing disaster services. Public or private nonprofit organizations, including labor organizations, faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); Indian Tribes; partnerships and consortia; and intermediaries planning to subgrant funds awarded are eligible to apply. The Corporation encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply for these grants. Applications to the Corporation are due January 25, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and successful applicants will be notified in early June 2011. For more information, visit:www.americorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=83

Project Ignition Grants (Deadline: November 15)

Project Ignition Grants (Deadline: November 15)
Applications for $2,000 grants are now available online for high school students and adults interested in addressing teen driver safety through service-learning initiatives. State Farm and the National Youth Leadership Council are proud to continue their collaboration on Project Ignition in this seventh year. Students and staff from any public high school in the U.S. and in the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick can apply. Applications are due November 15, 2010, and twenty-five high schools will receive $2,000 grants in December, 2010 to support implementation of their programs between January and April, 2011. To apply, please visit www.sfprojectignition.com

Youth Garden Grants (Deadline: November 1)

Youth Garden Grants (Deadline: November 1)
Home Depot and the National Gardening Association (NGA) are partnering again to offer the Youth Garden Grants, given to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. Priorities will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration, nutrition or plant-to-food connections, environmental awareness/education, entrepreneurship, social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish to reapply may do so, but must wait one year (e.g., if you won in 2010, you can apply again in 2012) and have significantly expanded their garden programs. This year, 100 grants are available, with five programs receiving gift cards valued at $1000 (a $500 gift card to Home Depot and a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog, and educational materials from the National Gardening Association. Ninety-five programs will receive a $500 gift card to Home Depot and educational materials from NGA. For more information, please visit www.kidsgardening.org/ygg.asp.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

UnitedHealth HEROES (Deadline: October 22)

UnitedHealth HEROES (Deadline: October 22)
UnitedHealth HEROES is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, partnering with schools and nonprofits, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Educators, nonprofit leaders, and students are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to engage youth in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Youth participants raise awareness around their work by culminating their service projects on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 15-17, 2011, an international day of service that occurs in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries. Applications must be submitted online before midnight October 22, 2010. Grant recipients will be notified in December and January. To obtain an application, visit www.YSA.org/HEROES.

Youth Change Maker Award (Deadline: September 17)

Youth Change Maker Award (Deadline: September 17)
Operation REACH's Gulfsouth Youth Action Fund, a youth philanthropy initiative that engages youth as leaders and empowers them with the resources to make strategic investments in their peers and their communities, is seeking nominations for the 2010 Youth Change Maker Awards. These prestigious awards honor outstanding young people, ages 7 through 25, who have shown exemplary leadership in recovery, education, entrepreneurship and community service initiatives in the Gulfsouth region. Self-nominations are accepted. Finalists will be recognized and winners announced during the Youth Change Maker Awards Dinner on October 16, 2010 in New Orleans. Each Youth Change Maker Award recipient will be honored with a $500 donation to a non-profit organization or project of his or her choice. The deadline for nominations is September 17, 2010 at 5:00pm. Forms can be downloaded atwww.operationreach.org.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jay-Z Scholarship Foundation

Criteria:
In order to be considered for candidacy and remain eligible for the scholarship we ask that the following criteria be met:

• You must be a U.S. Resident
• You must provide proof of acceptance into any accredited post-secondary education institution.
• This includes and not limited to technical & vocational programs, community colleges and universities.
• You must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
• You must fulfill all community service requirements set by the guidelines of the foundation.
• It is required that you actively mentor recently accepted scholarship recipients upon completion of your first year in the program.

****Candidates can not knowingly be related to any Roc-A-Fella employees or any affiliates of Roc-A-Fella companies.

For more information or to make a tax deductable donation please contact:
Olga Goldovskaya, P.O. Box Radio City station, NY, NY 10019


Friday, August 20, 2010

Nestle Drumstick Heroes Contest (Deadline: September 15)

Nestle Drumstick Heroes Contest (Deadline: September 15)
Nestle will highlight exceptional youth in communities across the country with the Drumstick Heroes contest. Fifty children between the ages of 6 and 17 are eligible to win a summer celebration package, complete with enough Nestle Drumstick Sundae Cones for a party of 50 friends. To nominate an outstanding child or teen, submit the completed entry form, along with a short story (150 to 300 words) describing why the individual deserves to be honored as a Drumstick Hero. All entries must be received by September 15, 2010. For details on this opportunity, please visit www.drumstick.com/promotions/heroes.aspx

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants (Deadline: October 15)

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants (Deadline: October 15)

State Farm is proud to team up with Youth Service America to offer grants of up to $1,000 for youth-led service-learning initiatives is all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Eligible programs will engage youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities.
State Farm
State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants encourage semester-long projects (following YSA's Semester of Service framework) that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17, 2011) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011).

Eligible candidates include teachers, service-learning coordinators and students in a public school, or staff and youth in a community-based organization working with a public school.

YSA encourages all applicants to become familiar with the online application before beginning the request process. YSA wil host two application webinars, September 7 and October 7, for applicants to learn more about developing a successful project. To register, please email Amanda McDonald at amcdonald (at) ysa (dot) org.

Applications must be submitted by midnight, October 15, 2010. Learn more and access the application atwww.YSA.org/goodneighbor

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants (Deadline: October 22, 2010)

UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants (Deadline: October 22, 2010)

Youth Service America and UnitedHealth Group are encouraging youth to create and implement programs around childhood obesity in their local communities.

UnitedHealth HEROES is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, partnering with schools and nonprofits, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Educators, nonprofit leaders, and students are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to engage youth in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Now in its third year, the UnitedHealth HEROES grants have funded 361 programs, engaged more than 20,000 youth, and contributed more than 436,000 volunteer hours. Youth participants raise awareness around their work by culminating their service projects on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 15-17, 2011, an international day of service that occurs in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries.

Applications must be submitted online before midnight October 22, 2010. Grant recipients will be notified in December and January. To obtain an application, visitwww.YSA.org/HEROES.

Applicants can find additional information about the grant, service-learning, and childhood obesity atwww.YSA.org/HEROES, including "First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning," a step-by-step manual that helps youths, parents, teachers, and other volunteers deploy YSA service-learning models to fight childhood obesity in their communities.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

GRANTS FOR YOUTH!

2011 Global Youth Service Day International Regional Partner Planning Grants (Deadline: August 15)
Youth Service America (YSA) is accepting applications from organizations around the world to serve as Regional Partners for Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). YSA will select and support 1-2 Regional Partners in each of the following regions with a $5,000 planning grant: Latin America and the Caribbean; South America; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Africa; North Africa and the Middle East; Asia; Southeast Asia. Regional Partners can be regional offices of international organizations, regional organizations or networks, or national organizations that have partners in neighboring countries. The GYSD Regional Partner program is only open to organizations outside the United States. Regional Partners will be responsible for promoting and coordinating GYSD in their region, mobilizing partner organizations and Country Partners in their region, working with media and government officials, tracking projects, and assisting with grant reviews and translations. Regional Partners will receive a $5,000 planning grant, recognition and increased visibility, and ongoing technical assistance from Youth Service America staff. For more information, or to access the application, visit: www.GYSD.org/page/regionalpartners

Strong Communities Competition (Deadline: August 11)
This competition seeks innovative projects and ideas that engage citizens to steer change and build strong communities. Three winners will receive $5,000, and eight finalists will get to attend the Community Matters 2010 Conference. The Strong Communities: Engaging Citizens, Strengthening Place, Inspiring Change competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations (charitable and non-profit organizations, private companies, or public entities). CommunityMatters is interested in solutions from a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) conservation, planning, economics, politics, education, deliberative democracy and the arts, and especially encourages submission of interdisciplinary approaches. CommunityMatters has a special interest in receiving submissions from young people. www.changemakers.com/node/83131



DoSomething.org Get Well Soon Grants (Deadline: August 17)
DoSomething.org has teamed up with the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation to award project grants to individuals who are taking action to help children in hospitals. From creating a safe space while elementary and middle school aged kids stay in hospitals, to creating care packages for hospital bound or recovering kids, there are many ways to get involved with or start your own projects. Whether you have an established organization that helps youth in hospitals, or if you have a new idea to help kids in hospitals, apply for a Get Well Soon Grant to help your project grow! Fifteen projects will receive $500 grants, and 5 grand prize winners will receive $1,000 grants for their projects or organizations. All of the winners will be featured on DoSomething.org and celebrated through various marketing platforms. Learn more at: www.dosomething.org/grants/get-well-soon

UnitedHealth HEROES Grants (Application Available August 2)UnitedHealth HEROES Grants (Application Available August 2)

UnitedHealth HEROES Grants (Application Available August 2)
The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to help young people create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Each grant engages participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that supports student learning, academic achievement and workplace readiness. To date, UnitedHealth Group has awarded 361 grants to schools and youth-focused, community-based organizations in 35 states and the District of Columbia. UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America are excited to announce that the next round of the UnitedHealth HEROES grant program will be open to applicants from all 50 states.The grants, available August 2, 2010, encourage semester-long projects that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service in January and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2011. Schools, service-learning coordinators, nonprofits, and students in the health professions located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. The application will be available August 2 at www.YSA.org/grants

Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition (Deadline: Ongoing Through September)

Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition (Deadline: Ongoing Through September)
The Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition will search until September for eight outstanding youth changemakers; leaders of social ventures aged 12 to 24 who make a difference in the world. Youths can either nominate themselves or be nominated by someone inspired by their actions. At the end of the competition, the winners or representatives from winning teams will fly to Washington, D.C. for the November 13th TEDxYSE conference -a TED style conference run by Youth Venture on social entrepreneurship. There, they'll present their stories and achievements as well as receive $500 prize money. One of the eight teams will win the Staples grand prize for $5,000. Winners will be chosen on a rolling basis through September, so don't wait.www.genv.net/staples-yse

AmeriCorps Alums Eli J. Segal Entrepreneurship Award (Deadline: August 31)

AmeriCorps Alums Eli J. Segal Entrepreneurship Award (Deadline: August 31)
Eli Segal, the first CEO of the Corporation for National Service, started the AmeriCorps Alums Entrepreneurship Award during his life to recognize alumni with similar promise. To honor Eli's life and to build upon his legacy, AmeriCorps Alums awards one alumnus each year who has demonstrated an outstanding entrepreneurial commitment to service beyond their term with AmeriCorps. Along with recognition among peers, in the media and our online networks, the award entails a valuable prize cash prize of $5,000 and in-person recognition at an award ceremony. The award funds must be used by the recipient to help continue or initiate a sustainable community initiative. Learn more at:www.americorpsalums.org/?EliSegalAward

Take the Buddy Bison Challenge & Visit Your Local, State, National Parks This Summer

Take the Buddy Bison Challenge & Visit Your Local, State, National Parks This Summer
The hottest months of summer are sometimes filled with a tiresome refrain, "I'm bored." If you are looking to escape warm weather doldrums and seek fun and free activities for the whole family (or maybe a solitary escape for yourself), you need look no farther than your local parks, wetlands, wildlife refuges, forests and historic landmarks. One way to add to family outings is to take part in Where's Buddy Bison Been?, National Park Trust's program that helps get Buddy Bison and children out to our wild places. Pack Buddy Bison along with some Buddy Bison Trail Mix and hiking shoes and then take photos of Buddy Bison as you explore. When you get home, send in your photos for our website, take our healthy snack quiz, upload your pictures, songs and videos about Buddy Bison. How many park visits can you make this year? Take the Buddy Bison Challenge and win prizes. Learn more at www.buddybison.org

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nothing To Do Today???

Nothing to Do Today???? Checkout the film, "The Wiz," which will be on Centric today! Awesome film to watch.. Check out some of the clips below:




Monday, June 21, 2010

Disney Friends for Change Grants (Deadline: July 15)

Disney Friends for Change Grants (Deadline: July 15)
Disney's Friends for Change grants encourage kids everywhere to take steps together with their friends to help the planet. YSA will award 75 $500 grants to youth-led service initiatives around the world that demonstrate youth leadership and the commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. Eligible applicants will be asked to implement their projects between September and November and to connect their projects to International Coastal Cleanup Day, National Public Lands Day (both September 25), or other environmentally-focused days of service.. Disney Friends for Change Grants are open to schools, organizations, and individuals planning service projects. Applications submitted by younger children aged 5-14 are especially welcome. The goal of the grant is to inspire children to join their friends and families, schools, and communities to address critical environmental needs as "friends for change" at the local, national, and/or global levels. Grant applications are due Thursday, July 15, 2010. Learn more at:www.ysa.org/grants/announcements/friendsforchange2010

Change for the Children Grants (Deadline: July 15)

Change for the Children Grants (Deadline: July 15)
DoSomething.org has teamed up with The Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation to award project grants to individuals who are taking action in their communities across the U.S. and Canada. Do you have a sustainable community action project, program or idea that focuses on: the Special Olympics, Diabetes Awareness, or Volunteerism? Then these are the grants for you and your program! While projects that cover any cause are eligible to apply, special focus will be given to these three causes (the Jonas Brothers' causes!). Ten projects will receive $1,500 grants for their projects or organizations. All of the winners will be featured on DoSomething.org and ChangefortheChildren.org, and celebrated through various marketing platforms.www.dosomething.org/grants/changeforthechildren

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nominate an Everyday Young Hero

Nominate an Everyday Young Hero
Each week, YSA features an Everyday Young Hero in the National Service Briefing. Everyday Young Heroes are youth leaders, ages 5-25, who identify a need in their community, address it through service, mobilize their peers and community partners, and engage the media and elected officials. Everyday Young Hero Award winners receive a certificate and award letter, and will be featured on YSA's website and in the National Service Briefing. Youth selected as Everyday Young Heroes are also considered for YSA's other awards, including YSA Service Stars and the Harris Wofford Award. To nominate a young person who has improved their community through service, please visit www.YSA.org/awards/hero

Change for the Children Grants (Deadline: July 15)

Change for the Children Grants (Deadline: July 15) DoSomething.org has teamed up with The Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation to award project grants to individuals who are taking action in their communities across the U.S. and Canada. Do you have a sustainable community action project, program or idea that focuses on: the Special Olympics, Diabetes Awareness, or Volunteerism? Then these are the grants for you and your program! While projects that cover any cause are eligible to apply, special focus will be given to these three causes (the Jonas Brothers' causes!). Ten projects will receive $1,500 grants for their projects or organizations. All of the winners will be featured on DoSomething.org and ChangefortheChildren.org, and celebrated through various marketing platforms. www.dosomething.org/grants/changeforthechildren

Generations United's 9th Annual Intergenerational Photography Contest (Deadline: June 30)

Generations United's 9th Annual Intergenerational Photography Contest (Deadline: June 30)
Generations United is proud to announce its 9th Annual Intergenerational Photography Contest, "Stronger Together: Generations Side by Side." The 2010 contest runs until June 30, 2010. The contest is open to amateur photographers of ALL ages. For photographers under age 23 who do not have a camera: please send your name, age, address, email, and a short essay (200 words max) on why you should receive a camera and what intergenerational activity you are planning on capturing on it. Eight entries will be selected to receive a Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera. Learn more at www.gu.org/IG_Photo_Contest.asp