NREA Weekly Updates, December 3rd, 2021

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Please cast your vote for each category by using the button below. Voting opens December 1st, 2021, and Closes on January 1st, 2022.
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We invite you to join the Afterschool Alliance and co-hosts America’s Promise Alliance, Camp Fire, Boys & Girls Club of America, the National Rural Education Association, and National Recreation and Park Association for a Twitter Chat to take a look at what afterschool looks like in rural communities and share strategies to expand high-quality afterschool opportunities for youth in these areas.
RSC/NREA Rural Teacher Job Board
RSC/NREA Rural Teacher Job Board
This joint job board, hosted on the I Am A Rural Teacher website, highlights available rural teacher jobs across the country alongside relevant, regional teacher stories about why they love their place and employment.
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Student Voice and State Leadership: North Dakota's Student Cabinet. This conversation is coming up on Tuesday, December 14th at 3:30 pm ET and will feature North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler in conversation with members of her student cabinet around the importance of students' voices at the state level and how to create a student advisory committee. We hope you will join us for this event and would love for you to share it with your network!
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Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit offering free and flexible coding resources for our community!
When you sign up to start a GWC Club, you’ll get access to everything you need -- including training, comprehensive resources, 120+ hours of easy-to-use and flexible coding curriculum for 3-12th graders, and even free t-shirts and other swag for each of your Club members. Clubs curriculum features coding tutorials for all skill levels, inspiring women in tech, community-building activities to increase confidence, and project-based learning related to activism. You don’t need any prior coding experience to get started! Plus -- all genders are welcome in this girls-supportive environment. Learn more about the Clubs program here or join a webinar here.

Do you want to get an edge to succeed — for free?! Join Girls Who Code and other cis and trans girls and non-binary students to learn to code and change the world.
  • Our free, 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EA, Bank of America, and Accenture. Students learn to make an impact with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, all SIP students can apply for grants up to $300 for financial support over the summer.
  • Our free Self-Paced Program gives current 9th-12th graders the flexibility to earn badges in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or cybersecurity through independent study and real-world projects.
Both programs introduce you to inspiring role models in the tech industry. You’ll also get access to exclusivealumni benefits and career support for life, including our #HireMe job platform, Hiring Summit, virtual mentoring, and GWC Talks webinars for career tips and strategies. 👩‍🎓👩‍💻
HBI Offers Pre-Apprenticeship Program
HBI Offers Pre-Apprenticeship Program
HBI offers pre-apprenticeship and advanced training, certification programs, assistance in obtaining apprenticeships, and job placement services in construction. We provide students with the skills and experience they need to build a career in the building trades.
I am contacting you in regards to a grant program that we offering to schools. The Schools to Skills Grant provides funding to implement HBI’s nationally recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum, advancing the CTE or construction trades programs at secondary schools nationwide. We want to bring “shop-class” back to schools.
In addition, the Schools to Skills grant offers the following benefits:
  • Students learn basic construction trade fundamentals and develop hands-on technical skills working on projects
  • Students are exposed to an alternative choice outside of traditional college, learn valuable trade skills that can help them obtain a good-paying job after graduation
  • Students can receive certification, in nine construction trade specialty areas, which is recognized and validated by the building industry
  • The grant is a quick and easy application, with no need for a grant writer
We are looking for applicants for our grant program, but we are on a tight deadline for these applications. Can you please help us get the word out by sharing this message with potential schools?
To apply for the Schools to Skills grant, please visit:
For any questions about the grant program, please email:
Deadline for the Schools to Skills Grant Application: Friday, December 10, 2021
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program application is now open!
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program application is now open!
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) offers a tuition-free journalism institute and college counseling program for high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Participants spend 10 days in late July/early August at Princeton University, where they learn about inquiry and truth in reporting through workshops taught by Princeton University professors and professional journalists. The summer institute culminates in the publication of the student-produced newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal. Although we welcome students who have been actively involved in journalistic activities, no prior experience is required to qualify.

Students apply through three rounds of consideration during their junior year and begin participation the following summer. During their senior year, students work closely with a volunteer college counselor to complete the college admissions process.

Covers all programmatic costs, including housing, travel, meals, and supplies.

The application is now open and will be due Monday, Feb 28, 2022. Please do spread the word to students and educators in the meantime. Register for a public information session, attend an educator's "coffee hour", request a virtual school visit, or refer a student via our website.


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