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Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Summer Youth Workshop -The Southern Civil Rights Movement -- Apply Now!

Summer Youth Workshop Poster 2016The Southern Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People is a six-day (6) workshop designed for middle and high-school students (7th – 12th graders) interested in learning about the contributions and sacrifices made by people who were their age during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants in the intensive workshop will be guided through the history of the movement via lectures, oral history panels, and group and individual work. The workshop will also explore the nature of American democracy and how engaged citizens can advance democratic ideals in the face of resistance and oppression. 
The 2016 event is scheduled for Monday, June 13th  – Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and will be held on the campus of Jackson State University, COFO Civil Rights Education Center, 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi. The cost for this workshop is $150.00. The workshop will  feature field trips to civil rights landmarks in Jackson, MS; The Mississippi Delta; and  Memphis, TN. Students will also be encouraged to participate in a service learning project.   Other benefits of the workshop include:
  1. Notebook and Learning materials;
  2. Lunches, T-shirts and Field trips; and
  3. A workshop ending program conducted by the Hamer Institute faculty and students.
If you have a child or know a child in middle school or high school (7th – 12th graders), we are hoping that you will encourage him/her to apply for the workshop because we believe it is an outstanding way for them to advance socially and educationally over the summer break. 
For more information and to sign-up for this summer workshop, please visit:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2016

NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015

ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school are invited to apply for this challenging and dynamic summer camp. The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in interactive workshops and activities that introduce the student to specific business disciplines and potential career paths.The participants also will visit local companies in and around Memphis and be guided through the inner workings of the industry.

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2016.

You can apply online now at Please submit a transcript and Letter of Recommendation with your online application. Transcripts may be unofficial and Letters must be sent on school letterhead or sent from counselor's email. Transcripts and Letters can be emailed to or faxed to School of Business Dean's Office c/o Christina Brown at (901) 321-3566. Click here for a copy of the brochure.

Bellevue Tennis Center Family and Friends Tennis and Health Fest

Bellevue Tennis Center Family and Friends Tennis and Health Fest

May 21, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Rain Date TBD 
1239 Orgill Road, Memphis, TN 38106, located in Jesse Turner Park 
Come out and join us for a day filled with FREE fun tennis activities, healthy and delicious food, dental exams and cleanings, and vision screenings!
Tennis Activities for all ages and levels 
• Professional Tennis Demonstrations • Walk-in Beginner Tennis Clinics for adults and children • Junior Exhibition Matches • Adult Tennis Clinics • USTA Rated 2.5-3.0 level clinic* must register in advance • USTA Rated 3.5-4.0 level clinic* must register in advance
Health Screenings
• Vision Screenings by Southern College of Optometry • Dental Exams and Cleaning by MidSouth Mobile Dental Services 
*Advance Registration for USTA tennis clinics available at any of our centers. Beginner Clinics are walk-in with no advance registration necessary. 
For more information, visit our website.

Teen Summer Camps - Various - Apply Now!

Teen Summer Camps

Click the images below for more information about each camp and to sign up!
Teen Tech Camp 2016
CLOUD901 2016 Summer Coding Camp       CLOUD901 2016 Summer Art Camp
CLOUD901 Music Production Summer Camp       CLOUD901 2016 Summer Robotics Camp

2016 Future Women Engineers Program

2016 Future Women Engineers Program
For Female High School Students
June 20-24, 2016

Program Description

This five-day summer program includes hands-on activities in the areas of Civil & Environmental, Chemical & Biochemical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. The program also involves industrial tours and talks by professional women engineers and scientists.

To apply by mail: Future Women Engineers Application or Click here to apply online.

2016 Aspiring Engineers Workshop

                                                  2016 Aspiring Engineers Workshop
                                                  For High School Students
                                                  July 11-13, 2016


Program Description
This three-day summer program is for rising high school freshmen to seniors. Each day of the engineering summer camp includes hands-on engineering experiments in an area related to one of the departments of the engineering college, as well as a guest speaker representing the four engineering majors offered at CBU.

To Apply: Aspiring Engineers Application