Voter Registration & Education
During my break, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the News Literacy Curriculum Workshop at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL sponsored by Stony Brook University and MacArthur Foundation. The entire experience was great! We had cool instructors, very nice colleagues and good food.
We were taught how to judge news and news sources, which is instrumental in this time of information overload. We also had to create a lesson plan based on our instruction. I decided to include education as part of my voter registration drives. In addition to registering people to vote, I will teach voters how to evaluate candidates and provide resources on how to evaluate their platforms. It should be cool. I do ask for mercy if you are my first group; I’m in training.
With that said, call me if you would like to schedule a voter registration drive at your community event, school, church or any other event. I do ask that you give me at least 30 minutes for the education session.
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program (JKC YS) is a highly competitive national scholarship program that is open for academically talented 7th graders. If awarded, the scholar will be given academic and financial support through high school and college.
Application is available Now. The deadline to return application is April 16, 2012 and there are No Extensions.
A ) For 4 years of high school students could get computers, software, online classes, music/art support, summer programs, etc.
- Students will have an individual advisor to help plan and prepare them for a top tier university
B ) For 4 years of college–student is supported as long as they maintain grades
C ) Eligibility
- Only 7th graders can apply, one time opportunity.
- Since 6th grade students have to have A’s and B’s in core subjects
- Family Adjusted Gross Income below 80,000
- Parents or Guardians do not have a graduate or professional degree
Families can obtain a paper application and get more information from http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/jkc/
. If you have questions about the scholarship, feel free to contact Tammie Stewart, Manager Community Outreach/Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program at 847-491-7127 or email@example.com
and to pass this information along to others.