4/4 Event: STARS 4th Annual Girls Leadership Summit

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11/14 deadline: 33rd Annual Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission Student Contests

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10/17 Event: STARS College Fair

Calling all middle and high school-age girls and young women:

We hope to see you at the STARS College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 17!

To get the most out of this event, here are a few tips:

  • Have a plan! Prepare a list of colleges and universities to which you are considering applying. You can view the institutions attending below.
  • Come ready. Think about and prepare a list of important questions to ask the representatives which you can’t answer from their website.
  • Bring your “A” game. First impressions are lasting impressions. Take notes, don’t forget a bag to carry the materials you’ll receive, dress appropriately and bring a portfolio, transcript or resume.

To RSVP, click here.

4/30 deadline: Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Summer 2017 program

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 Free Summer Two Week Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program! We are currently recruiting Middle school, High School and College-aged young women and girls who wish to the gain necessary leadership and debate skills to excel in academic and extracurricular activities.

BALI’s Summer Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program:

  • Encourages young women and girls to take leadership roles in their local and global communities.
  • Fosters awareness of social issues on a local, national and international level.
  • Encourages spiritual and intellectual growth through various workshops and activities.
  • Provides participants with opportunists to network with women in a multitude of fields, exposing them to opportunities for internships and employment.
  • Utilizes debate training activities to enhance research and oral communication skills.
  • Establishes mentoring relationships, support, and referrals for internships.
  • Promotes the development of sisterhood through interactive and collaborative activities.

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please apply online.

(This application can be accessed by visiting our website www.abzuginstitute.org and clicking “apply now” in the upper right-hand corner.)

Important Dates-

Training Dates: Monday- Saturday, July 17th, 2017 to July 29th, 2017.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM SHARP

For questions or concerns, please contact contact@abzuginstitute.org or call (212)650-3071

In order to keep updated on BALI Events and opportunities, please visit our website and like our Facebook page.

03/07 Deadline: Optimum’s Black History Month Essay Contest

Enter in the Elementary (Grades 4-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) Category – write an essay of 500 words or less.

Essay Topic:  Name an African American, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why.

 

Grand Prize:  Tablet and Keyboard
Finalists Prize:  Mini-tablet (there will be 3 finalists in each category)

 

Submit an original essay addressing the essay topic.
Essays must be written in English, typed and not be longer than 500 words.

To Enter Online:

  • Complete and submit the Online Entry Form.
  • Online entrants complete their Official Entry Form online when they submit their essay.
  • Entries must be received on or before March 7, 2016.

To Enter Via E-mail:

  • Entrants must email a copy of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to edinfo@cablevision.com.
  • The Official Entry Form can also be mailed separately to
    Cablevision’s Optimum Community, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
  • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
  • Entries must be received and postmarked on or before March 7, 2016.

To Enter By Mail:

  • Entrants must send two copies of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to
    Cablevision’s Optimum Community, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
  • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
  • Entries must be postmarked on or before March 7, 2016

10/16 Event: Teens take the MET

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Grab your friends and take over the Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, gallery activities for teens by teens, music, dancing, and more. Discover what you can also do at over forty NYC cultural and community organizations this year.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Teens Take the Met! is free and open to all teens 13-18 with a middle or high school ID. No RSVP—just show up!

For full details, click here: http://met.org/1Q4CSbS

This event will be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded. By your presence at the event, you consent to the photography, filming and use of your image and/or voice.

The 31st Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Essay, Art & Poetry Contest

The Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission is pleased to announce our 31st Annual “Education – Key To The Future” essay, poetry, and art contest for students in grades 4-12 in addition to a new Original Oratory Contest (for 11th grade students only).

Topics for essays, poems, art & speech contestants details can be found on our website: www.cbmlkcommission.org.

Three prizes will be awarded in each category:

  • Elementary School Winners – Prize: $100 each to three winners
  • Middle School Winners – Prizes: $250 1st, $200 2nd, $75 for 3rd place High School Winners Prizes; $500 1st, $350 2nd, and $100 for 3rd.

All entries will receive a T-shirt.

Contest entries must be received online, on or before November 2, 2015. For information, please visit www.cbmlkcommission.org, send an email to cbmlkcommission@gmail.com or call the Commission at (347) 599-2061.

Participants and guests will have a chance to win raffle prizes, like new computers. Each student and guest will receive a gift.

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