Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tour U.S. Naval Academy

Cyber World Educational Foundation


The Village Connection

Presents a Tour of:
“The United States Naval Academy”

in Annapolis, Maryland

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Departs: Prince Georges Community College

(parking lot in the rear)


7:30 AM

Cost of Tour: $55.00

Make Payments to: Cyber World Educational Foundation
Mail Payments to:

12806 Odens Bequest Drive

Bowie, Maryland 20720

NOTE: Cash payment due after January 20, 2009

Tour Director: Jamil Hameed 216-849-9400 (or) Avis Thomas 202-657-1235

Tour includes:

Transportation on Luxury Motor Coach,

Lunch at Blue Jacket Café,
Meet and Greet with Lieutenant Sam McClanahan, Admissions Counselor

Meet Midshipmen
View Presentation: Understand the “U.S. Naval Academy” (requirements for Admissions)
“We as Parents must prepare our Sons and Daughters today,

for positions of Leadership Tomorrow”

Tour Available For: Students from the 7th grade to the 10th grade

Limited seats are available

Visit our web site for College Tours in 2009 at:

Let the journey begin ... The Naval Academy is seeking highly motivated, well-rounded applicants who excel not only academically but also in athletics, leadership and service. If you have a strong will to achieve, desire a real challenge, and want to be a leader serving your country, the opportunity of a lifetime could begin for you at the United States Naval Academy. It could be one of the greatest adventures you could possibly imagine.

FAA Hiring Notice

If you have or know kids between the ages of 18-31 with a high school diploma, the Federal Aviation Association is taking applications for air traffic controller school. With some effort they could reach a salary of over $100,000 with benefits in about 3 years!

Only a high school diploma is needed to apply and credit is given for college on the exam.

Fill out the application immediately. Time is of the essence in getting your information in for consideration.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wilson PTSA Meeting Reminder

Two Meetings for Parents Tonight! (Wed, Jan 14th)

PSAT Test Scores: What they mean and how to use them!
6:30 - 7:00 in the Library/Media Center with the Wilson Counseling Staff

Teens and Mental Health Issues
7:00 - 8:30 in the Library/Medicaid Center

Join us at 7:00 to learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges facing our adolescents. Guest speaker Karen Marshall will provide information on teens and mental health issues. Karen is a career journalist with extensive experience in print, broadcast and web-based reporting. After losing her father and an uncle to suicide, she became involved in suicide prevention efforts nearly 20 years ago, first as a volunteer and later in professional capacities. She conducts suicide prevention and healing workshops and seminars in the US and internationally. Currently, Karen is the Program Development Director for the Washington, DC-based American Association of Suicidology (AAS). She is a National Advisory Board member of the University of Michigan's DepressionCenter.

- Following her presentation the meeting will be open to discussion, questions and ideas from parents and others attending.

- In addition, Wilson staff involved with students and mental health issues will introduce themselves and offer opportunities for parents to get additional information and support.

Summer Leadership Retreat for Girls

Young Women's Political Leadership Retreat
Washington, DC
July 15-19, 2009

Running Start is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our third annual Young Women's Political Leadership Retreat this summer to train high school girls in political leadership skills and advocacy. Fifty girls from across the United States, who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, will be chosen to participate in this exciting program. The retreat, which will take place at American University in Washington, DC over 4 days and203 nights, will allow the participants to meet extraordinary women leaders of diverse backgrounds and learn about the importance of having more women in political leadership, and the importance of running for office themselves.
Just as we strive for diversity in leadership in government, Running Start also strives for diversity in our summer program. We extend the opportunity to participate in the program to girls from all different backgrounds, from public, private and charter schools, and from all 50 States.
Summer Leadership Retreat

The Leadership Retreat will train the girls in important leadership skills including:
- Public speaking
- Advocacy
- Role-playing and debate
- Collaboration
- Persuasive writing

The girls will learn about political leadership by working with inspirational women leaders, including Congresswomen and other elected officials and leaders in business, media and law. Experts in public speaking and advocacy will train them. We will put their own leadership in the context of the history of women in politics, and show them how vital their participation is. The girls will have the chance to practice their own leadership skills with both their peers and experts in the political field. They will learn by doing, and most of the sessions will be highly interactive. By the end of the summer retreat they will have gained confidence in their own leadership abilities, and be ready to bring their leadership to their schools and communities.

Our Goals

Ultimately, the goal is to equip these young women with the skills, knowledge, and sense of leadership necessary to make informed, compassionate, and powerful change wherever they choose to go. The program will give the girls the tools necessary to actively engage on issues in their communities and abroad. We hope that these early leadership lessons will show the girls that political leadership is an excellent way to be an agent of change, and that they have the power to lead.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and no applications will be accepted after February 16, 2009. The girls will be chosen based on their leadership potential, demonstrated commitment to improvement or excellence in academics, and passion for community, government, service, and peer mentoring. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and no applications will be accepted after February 16, 2009. The girls will be chosen based on their leadership potential, demonstrated commitment to improvement or excellence in academics, and passion for community, government, service, and peer mentoring.

Overnight accommodations will be at the American University dormitories, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC. Meals, accommodations, and program costs will be paid for by Running Start. However, students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program. Need-based scholarships are available. Please apply online at: http://www.runningstartonline.org/

Applicants will be contacted by a member of the Running Start staff within 2-3 weeks of the receipt of their application for a phone interview.

For more information, please call Susannah Shakow at 202-421-4102 or e-mail info@runningstartonline.org

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Paid Internship for Black Males


The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC. The Institute provides America's best and brightest African American male college students with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life-long mentorship.

Through the focused and intimate structure of our program, the Institute equips these young men with the tools required for successful careers in business, education, journalism, law, government, the sciences, public policy, ministry, medicine, public service, and the arts.

Program Highlights

Meet with influential leaders such as General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis,
Justice Clarence Thomas, and Dr. Sheila C. Johnson

* Take rigorous academic courses on constitutional and economic principles
* Participate in roundtable discussions, including seminars on career development
* Work at high-level internships around Washington, DC
* Enjoy a host of social activities that help participants to build strong bonds with each other.

For more information about our program, please read the details below and visit our website at www.i4rc.org

Program Details

* The 2009 program will run from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, August 1.
* Students must commit to two summers.
* Tuition and housing are paid for by the Institute.
* Students will be placed at paid internships based on their career interest (a stipend of $3000 will be provided for those placed at unpaid internships)

You should be a sophomore to apply. Although the Institute does not have a GPA requirement, the average GPA for participants is a 3.65. An applicant's GPA is not the only criterion that is considered during the admissions process. Other achievements such as campus involvement, honors and awards earned, athletics, and volunteer work are looked upon favorably.

The application can be found on the web at

The deadline for admission into the 2009-2010 class is January 15, 2009.

Inquiries should be directed to info@i4rc.org or (202) 659-2831. Those considering applying are highly encouraged to review the website in detail and contact our office with any questions before submitting an application.