The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has again launched Student Leaders® in our East Central Florida Market and we are excited to share the news with you. Now in its 18th year, Student Leaders annually provides over 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. with a paid eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations. Student Leaders also attend the weeklong and all-expense paid Bank of America Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July. This initiative is designed to recognize and support high school juniors and seniors that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their communities. (*Due to Covid-19 the program may be altered to a virtual format)
Student Leaders is part of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s strategy to support workforce development and education opportunities providing young people with tangible work experience and life skills at a critical time as youth unemployment continues to remain at high levels. Awardees will receive a paid summer internship in one of our local non-profits and participate in the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC in July.
For more information on Student Leaders please go to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. The application period is open beginning this week and the deadline to apply is January 28, 2022, no exceptions.
About the program
Who are the Student Leaders?
Student Leaders are high school juniors or seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities along with strong leadership qualities. These students have applied to the program with a letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or administrator. Each student is chosen by a Local Market Selection Committee, including local community leaders and Bank of America executives.
What are the essential qualities of a Student Leaders Internship?
Student Leader internship positions should be considered a leadership experience and designed to meet the objectives of the Student Leaders Program through activities that:
*Students can gain experience in these areas through a number of methods including: job shadowing, attending staff meetings, informational sessions, and specific projects or activities.
What is the Student Leaders Summit?During the Leadership Summit we will partner with the Close Up Foundation to introduce the students to aspects of civic, nonprofit and business leadership. The goal during this week is to provide the students with tools and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change
Senior counselors and Mrs. Nehrig will be coming to your Econ/Gov't classes the following days:
Monday, November 15- Mrs. Dorcy's classes
Tuesday, November 16- Mr. Neisler, Mr. Ellis and Ms. Brown's classes
Thursday, November 18- Period 4, lunch time and 5th period counselors will be available for students who miss the day we visit their classroom AND for any dual enrolled students.
IF YOU MISS YOUR VISIT AND THE MAKE UP DAY YOU CAN COMPLETE YOUR BRIGHT FUTURES APPLICAITON HERE:
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year.
Students who are U.S. Citizens born between February 1, 2004 and August 1, 2007 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Applications are available at www.usagermanyscholarship.org.
At USF, we use rolling admissions after first release on November 15. Encourage your students to apply early for the best chance of admission. We’re also proud to offer three convenient ways to apply – through USF’s institution application, the Common App or Coalition App. Our tutorial videos offer step-by-step instructions on completing each application:
Deadlines for Summer/Fall 2022 Admission
• July 1 – Summer/Fall application opened
• December 1 – Priority application completion deadline
• January 1 – Priority deadline for financial aid consideration
• January 15 – Application completion deadline for admissions scholarships
• April 1 – Final application deadline
• May 1 – Admissions deposit deadline
Learn more admission deadline details on our website
Walmart now covers 100% undergraduate tuition costs for employees enrolled in it's Live Better U program.
Participating institutes include University of Florida, University of Denver, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Arizona, Purdue University Global, Johnson & Wales University, Brandman University, Wilmington University, and Bellevue University. All are virtual programs and offer a variety of disciplines.
I am reaching out to you in search of good students that need an alternative path towards higher education. We hired a number of Deland Highschool students throughout the summer, and they performed magnificently. I am still hiring for that population and seek your assistance. This is a great opportunity for today's work-study option and may be a viable path towards college bound students that do not have readily available means to continue the dream.
Please contact me should you have any questions, comments, or recommendations.
Mark M. Stewart, MS Ed., MSS, PHR
Walmart #860, Deland, FL
Class of 2022,
Your applications for Bright Futures opens in October. Ms. White, Ms. Hubbs and Mrs. Nehrig will be meeting with you to assist you in the process of applying. EVERY Bulldog should apply for this opportunity!