Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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NAACP Youth & College Division Membership -- Ongoing -- Apply Now!

The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936.

The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

The NAACP has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country. Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.


· Provide young people with personal and leadership development training
· Proactive political and community activism
· Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement

You access the NAACP National websiat for additional information. You may also access the Memphis Branch NAACP to obtain information at the local level at Youth memberships are $10.00 w/out the Crisis Magazine or $15.00 w/the Crisis Magazine. Memberships may be purchased online or simply join at the next Memphis NAACP Youth Council Meeting.

If you have additional questions, please call the Memphis Branch NAACP at 901-521-1343.

Monday, October 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships - Apply Now!

We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships.

Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Applications received after the closing of the announcement will not reviewed. Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

The Recent Graduates Program targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion.

Successful applicants will be placed in a two-year career development program.
Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to witness and participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, and work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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