Friday, June 2, 2017


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The University of Connecticut is excited to share that they have extended the application deadline to June 30th for their SPARKS/STEM program for girls. In addition, they now have scholarships available to cover the full $895 program fee for up to ten girls per week.
SPARK offers 3 week-long camps in different disciplines:
  • Coding with Arduino (July 9-15)
  • Robotics with underwater robotics (July 16-22)
  • 3D printing (July 23-29)
Scholarships: One teacher or guidance counselor from each school may recommend one student for a scholarship for each week of the program. To be considered, the student must submit an application online at and the teacher/counselor must separately submit a letter of recommendation which includes the student's financial need to  For a copy of the SPARK/STEM flyer, please click HERE.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Daring to Care Program - Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center - SUMMER 2017

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is providing the opportunity for students to participate in the Daring to Care Program during the summer.  The program is designed for students from 15 to 18 years of age seeking the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through volunteer work. Students in this program will be given the opportunity to job shadow with staff from various healthcare fields within the hospital and clinic.    There is a requirement of 10-15 hours of interactive class time to learn the basics of volunteering in the healthcare setting.  Students will also obtain American Heart-saver First Aid CPR AED Certification.  Once students have completed the classes, they will be enrolled in a Volunteer/ob Shadowing rotation and provided a scrub top to wear.  Hours earned during this course can be used towards the 30 hours of Community Service required by Windsor High School for graduation!  The deadline for applying is May 22, 2017.

For a copy of the information sheet and important dates/times of scheduled classes, click HERE.
For a copy of the Daring to Care application, please click HERE.
For a copy of the Daring to Care brochure, please click HERE.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


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Future Leader Camp
Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Participants will encounter challenge, excitement and fun. 
Activities include:
  • rappelling
  • paintball
  • first-aid
  • classroom instruction
  • basic drill
  • challenge course

GenCyber: Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp
Do you have students with some computer background who might be interested in a degree or career in cybersecurity? If so, Norwich University, in Northfield, VT, is hosting a free residential cybersecurity camp for 21 high school juniors and seniors this summer, and there are still openings. However, the April 30th deadline to apply is approaching fast.
Attendees get free tuition, room and board, and materials to the program. The camp introduces students to information security and cyber forensics through labs (including hands-on, outdoor, and competitive in-class exercises) and presentations from local experts and guest speakers. There are field trips planned to places like Ben & Jerry's and the Vermont Emergency Operations Center. Students will even be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which they get to keep at the end of the program! 

Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

For more information regarding Future Leader Camp, please click HERE.

For more information regarding GenCyber: Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp, please click HERE.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is pleased to offer, once again, a free summer program exploring cybersecurity to area high school students. We appreciate your assistance in encouraging students to apply for this five day workshop, that will run July 10th through July 14th.

This year we are excited to have funding for this program from GenCyber, a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency to help young people learn about cybersecurity and how skills in that area can pay off for them in the future. With additional support from Dartmouth College, this community outreach program is offered at no charge to the students. Additional information about the GenCyber program can be found on the GenCyber website:

A 2015 news article noted that "By modest estimates, more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74 percent over the past five years Understanding cyber security will be an advantage in any technical field. 

Please note that applications, including a teacher recommendation, are due May 15, 2017.   

More information, including links to the application materials, can also be found at:

If you, or a student, have any questions about the program, feel free to contact ISTS at, or call 603.646.0700.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Volunteer @ Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site!

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is hosting a Volunteer Mixer & Orientation for new and returning volunteers on Saturday, April 29th, from 10 - 12 noon at the Visitor Center. It's a chance to discover volunteer opportunities at New Hampshire's only National Park Service site and meet returning folks who have already been dedicating their time and talents, all while enjoying some light snacks and the beautiful space.

For returning volunteers, join us for light snacks, a site tour and the chance to share your volunteering expertise and experiences with new folks!

For new folks, volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

• GO!Cart: Facilitate art activities with the public of all ages
• Visitor Services: Orient Visitors and assist in the Bookstore
• Docent: Assist with tours of Aspet, the Saint Gaudens home
• Gardens: Flower gardening
• Grounds: Assist with trail and grounds maintenance
• Concert Sundays: Work with performers and staff to prepare the venue, greet visitors, park cars, and clean up

For students: These opportunities could be particularly appealing if you're interested
in National Park Service careers, ecology, land management, education, and performing arts such as band and orchestra. Earn your community service hours among the art and gardens of a beautiful spot!