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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Parenting radio program helps Bay Area families


By Kevin L. Nichols

On any given weekend morning, Bay Area parents are waking up to advice from parenting experts via “Childhood Matters” and “Nuestros Niños” — popular call-in radio talk shows for all who care about kids.

“Childhood Matters” airs 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays on Green 960 AM. “Nuestros Niños,” its sister show in Spanish, airs 8 to 9 a.m. Sundays on La Kalle 100.7 FM.

“Childhood Matters” host Rona Renner, RN — or Nurse Rona, as she’s known on the air — founded the umbrella nonprofit organization Interactive Parenting Media, or IPM, more than six years ago after being inspired by a father in a parenting class she was teaching at Kaiser Permanente in Richmond.

“I don’t remember the exact words, but the essence of it was that now he understood why he shouldn’t hurt his child anymore,” Renner said. “The experience was as if an angel was tapping me and saying, ‘You’ve got to find a way for other parents to hear this father.’”

The mission of IPM is to inspire and inform parents so that all children can be happy, healthy and thriving. Show topics include positive discipline, health and nutrition, stress management, single parenthood, community violence and more. Guest experts provide support and advice to parents who call in with questions.

“The calls are anonymous,” said Marisol Muñoz-Keihne, PhD, host of “Nuestros Niños.” “People have the chance to say things they wouldn’t say face-to-face.”

Individuals unable to attend parenting classes due to limited income or time receive free, quality advice from the comfort of their homes. Breaking down the barriers of isolation that many parents often feel is a key component of the organization. Its marketing materials reach out to the community with the slogan, “Parents, you are not alone!”

In addition to “Childhood Matters” and “Nuestros Niños,” IPM produces “Nurse Rona’s Community Forum,” which airs on 98.1 KISS FM at 6 a.m. Sundays. The goal of the show is to encourage community involvement by connecting listeners to local resources, organizations and events that are helpful and interesting.

All past shows are available for download at www.childhoodmatters.org and www.nuestrosninos.com.

IPM purchases the airtime for “Childhood Matters” and “Nuestros Niños.” An hour of radio each week can be costly, but amounts to approximately 26 cents per parent education hour, considering the large listening audience. Like many nonprofits, IPM is feeling the crunch of the country’s economic recession. Without support from community members and foundations, these valuable radio shows may have to go off the air.

Interested community members can make a donation by visiting www.childhoodmatters.org and clicking on “Donate Now.”


Kevin L. Nichols is an author and the president/CEO of KLN Publishing, located in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://klnpublishingllc.blogspot.com.

Copyright © 2009 The Globe Newspaper Group, LLC - All Rights Reserved.

Summer Programs at Universities for High School Students

Disclaimer:

To Whom It May Concern:

I received this via email and cannot confirm the legitimacy nor the accuracy of this information, however, I feel that the pros for posting this outweigh the cons. I hope that this is useful.

Very truly yours,

Kevin L. Nichols


Johns Hopkins University

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Program (Grades 7-12): Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer Program

Requirements: Must have taken the SAT or ACT prior to registration.

Deadlines: Varies depending on program location. Please see website for various states & city locations.

Start Dates:

Session I: June 28 - July 17, 2009 Session II: July 19 - August 7, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.cty.jhu.edu

Columbia University

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Programs:
New York City Summer Program

Barcelona Summer Program

*Important: The information below applies to both programs, except Barcelona summer program, which is for one month (July) only.

Requirements:

Application Form (available on website)

Official Transcript

Essay (250-500 words) – What is your interest, & why you wish to participate in the program?

2 Letters of Recommendations (from guidance counselor/headmaster & teacher from subject of interest)

Deadline: April 2009 (Please see website for specific date)

Start Dates:

Session I: June – July 2009 Session II: July – August 2009

**Please see website for specific start dates.

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/

Baylor University

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Program: High School Summer Science Research Fellowship

Qualification: Rising Seniors

Requirements:

Application Form (available online)

Teacher Recommendation Letter

A Character Reference Letter (see website for more details)

Essay – Why you became interested in Science?

Official Transcript

Deadline: March 2009 (see website for specific date)

Start Date: June – July 2009 (see website for specific dates)

Fee: Limited Financial Aid available.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.baylor.edu/summerscience



Brad College at Simon’s Rock

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Program: Young Writer Workshop

Requirements:

Young Writers Application Form

Financial/Scholarship Form

Teacher’s Letter of Support

Letter from Workshop Director

*The above documents available online.

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Start Date: July 26 - August 15, 2009

Fee: Minority students with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for the Dorothy West Scholarship. Available online.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.simons-rock.edu/young_writers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Program: Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science (MITES)

Qualification: High school junior & a US citizen or permanent resident.

Deadline: February 2, 2009

Start Date: June17 – August 1, 2009

Fee: Free

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: http://mit.edu/mites/www/

VisArts

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Program: Teen Advanced Art Institute

Requirement: Application Form (available online)

Deadline: May 31, 2009

Start Date: June 29 - August 21, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.visartscenter.org

North Carolina State University

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Engineering Summer Program: Young Investigators in Nuclear Technology program

Requirements:

Scholastic performance

Coursework exhibiting a strong interest in mathematics & science

Recommendations from teachers &/or counselors (for program)

Standardized test score – PSAT/SAT or ACT (if available)

Deadline: Specific date available in late January.

Start Date: June 7 - June 26, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply in late January.

Website: www.engr.ncsu.edu/summerprograms/index2.html
Duke University

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Programs (Grades 7-10):

Academy for Summer Studies

The Center for Summer Studies

Requirements:

Must have taken either SAT or ACT prior to registration.

Personal Statement (Your reason for applying for the summer program? What you hope to gain from the program? What you hope to contribute to the program?)

Deadlines: 7th grade – 3rd week in March; 8-10th grade – 3 rd week in January

Start Dates:

Session I: June 14 - July 4, 2009 Session II: July 12 - August 1, 2009

Programs (Grades 9-12):

Domestic Field Studies

Institutes

Requirements:

Resume

School Recommendation Letter

Good academic standards (Must have taken one of the four: SAT, PSAT, PLAN or ACT)

Deadlines: 3rd week in January 2009

Start Date: June 2009 (Visit website for specific start date)

Fee: Financial Aid available (Need based. Students awarded half to full financial aid.) First-come, first served basis.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.tip.duke.edu

W.E.B Dubois Scholars Institute

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Program: W.E.B Dubois Scholars

Qualifications:

Must be a freshman or sophomore

Must have at least a “B” average in a competitive academic program

Must be at least upper quarter of your class

Requirements:

Student application form

Essay (300 words that describe your education & career goals; describes community service activities and/or leadership roles you have performed; & states why you wish to participate in the institute)

Two letters of recommendation

Official transcript

**Parents must be willing to play an active role in the program.

Deadlines: February 20, 2009

Start Date: June 27 – August 1, 2009

Fee: For consideration of need based scholarship, application must be received by February 6, 2009.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.webduboisscholars.org



Barnard College

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Summer in New York City Programs:

Liberal Arts Program

Liberal Arts Intensive Program

Young Women Leadership Institute Program

Qualification: Rising Juniors or Seniors

Requirements:

Application Form (available online)

Essay (200-500 words) – See website for essay question

Teacher Recommendation Form (available online)

Guidance Counselor or Principal recommendation form (available online)

Official transcript

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Start Dates:

Liberal Arts Program (June 28 - July 25, 2009)

Liberal Arts Intensive Program (June 28 - July 3, 2009)

Young Women Leadership Institute Program (July 12 - July 18, 2009)

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.barnard.edu/pcp/summer.html

Brown University

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Brown Summer High School Program

Qualifications: High school students’ grades 9-12 may apply. First come, first served basis.

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Start Date: June - July 2009 (see website for specific dates available March’09)

Fee: Financial Aid available.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.brown.edu

Cornell University

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Program: Cornell University Summer Programs (over twenty programs provided) See website for listings.

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Qualifications: Students must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2009.

Requirements: Varies depending on program of choice.

Deadline: Varies depending on program of choice. See website for 2009 deadline.

Start Dates:

Three-week programs, session 1: June 20- July 11, 2009 & session 2: July 12 - August 1, 2009

Six-week programs – June 20 – August 4, 2009

Fee: Limited Financial Aid. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.summercollege.cornell.edu



Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

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PROMYS is a grant-funded program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics.

Program: Mathematics for Young Scientist

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Requirements:

Student & Counselor application (see website)

Official high school transcript

Teacher recommendation letter

Essay explaining your interest in the program

Deadlines:

Student: May 30, 2009

Counselor: April 1, 2009

Start date: June 28 - August 8, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.promys.org

Michigan Technological University

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Program: Michigan Technological University Women in Engineering Workshop

Requirements:

Application Packet

Competitive Scholarship Program Application

Health History Form

Signature page

*The above forms are available online.

Deadline: Check website periodically for 2009 deadline (currently not available).

Start Date: Check website periodically for 2009 start date (currently not available).

Fee: Students are sponsored by the University & corporate donations

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.youthprograms.mtu.edu

Smith College

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Program: Summer Science & Engineering for High School Girls

Requirements:

Transcript

Good academic standards

Essay (see website for details)

Application Form (available on website)

Teacher Recommendation Form (available online)

Deadlines:

Early: March 1, 2009 | Regular: May 1, 2009

Start Date: June 28 – July 25, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.smith.edu/ssep



Georgetown University

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Georgetown Summer Programs:

American Politics & Public Affairs

College Preparatory Program

Environmental Science

Fundamentals of Business: Leadership in a global Economy

International Relations

National Security & Counterintelligence

Leadership & Ethics

Information Technology

Sports Industry Management

Law & Society

Georgetown Abroad: Discover China

Requirements:

Essay (at least 300 words)- How will the program help you to accomplish your academic goals?

School Recommendation Letter

Transcript

Application Form (Available on website)

Deadline: January through April 2009 (applications accepted until programs are filled)

Start Dates: Varies depends on your program selection. Please see website for program dates.

Fee: Particular scholarship

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.georgetown.edu

Syracuse University

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Syracuse Summer Programs:

Acting & Musical Theater Architecture Engineering & Computer Science Technical Theater

Fashion Design Forensic Science Liberal Arts Management Public Communications Law

Basic Requirements:

Application Form (available on website)

Two Teachers’ Recommendation Letters

One Guidance Counselor Recommendation Letter

*Important: Please see website for additional requirements – vary for each program.

Deadline: June 2009 (See website for specific date)

Start Date: July 6 – August 14, 2009

Fee: Partial scholarship. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.syr.edu



Leadership, Education, & Development (LEAD)

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LEAD Programs:

Summer Business Institute

Summer Engineering Institute

Requirements:

Must be a junior with at least 3.5 GPA

Combined test scores of: PSAT 100+; SAT 1000+ (reading & math combined); or ACT 22

Must demonstrate leadership ability & active involvement in their schools & communities

Must submit two essays, & two recommendations forms

Submit school information sheet & an official high school transcript

Candidates must be US Citizens or permanent residents to be eligible

Deadline: February 5, 2009

Start Date: Varies depending on your selections of universities. Please see website for a list of LEAD partnering (undergraduate) universities.

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.leadprogram.org

University of Miami

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Summer Scholar Programs:

Bioinformatics Broadcast Journalism Business French Engineering

Sports Administration Filmmaking Forensic Investigation Health & Medicine

Writers Symposium Int’l Relations Marine Science Spanish Sports Medicine

Requirements:

Application Form (available on website)

Essay (see website for details)

Transcript

Teacher Recommendation Letter

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Start Dates: June 27 – July 17, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.miami.edu

Stanford University

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Program: Stanford High School Summer Session

Requirements:

Must be 16 by June 23rd to be qualified

Application Form (available on website)

Essay (see website for details)

Submit test scores from either SAT, PSAT, PLAN or ACT

Deadline: January – Mid April (check website for specific dates)

Start Date: June 20 – August 16, 2009

Fee: Partial scholarship available

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.standford.edu



Phillips Andover Academy

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Program: Phillips Academy Summer Session

Requirements:

Good academic standards

Form 1 (Application)

Form 2 (recommendation from your guidance counselor or school official)

Forms 3 & 4 (recommendations from current teachers)

Autobiographical essay (including Why you wish to attend this program.)

A corrected English assignment

A transcript of your most recent grades.

Deadline: March 1, 2009

Start Date: June 30 – August 5, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need base.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.andover.edu

Tufts University Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine

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Program: Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM)

Qualifications:

Must have a B+ or higher GPA

Significant animal experience

Requirements:

Application Form (available online)

Two Teachers Recommendation Letters

Official transcript

Deadline: On going, until all spaces are filled.

Start Dates:

Students entered the 10th – 11th grade as of September 2008: July 19 – 31, 2009

Students entered 11th – 12th as of September 2008: July 5 –July 17, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.tufts.edu/vet/avm

University of Maryland

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Young Scholars Program

Requirements:

Must be a Junior or Senior

Application Form (available on website)

School Recommendation Letter

Transcript

Deadlines: Accepting application in mid-February until July 2009. Please see website for specific dates.

Start Date: July 12 – July 31, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.summer.umd.edu



William & Mary University

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Early American History Summer Program

Qualification: Must be a Junior or Senior

Requirements:

Complete the program application form (available online)

Teacher Evaluation Form (available online)

Official Transcript

Essay (300 words) – Why are you interested in studying American History?

Deadline: April 23, 2009

Start Dates:

Session I: June 21 – July 11, 2009 Session II: July 12 – August 1, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: http://web.wm.edu/niahd/precollegiate.php

University of Idaho

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Program: Junior Engineering, Math & Science (JEMS) Workshop

Requirements:

JEMS Application Form (available online)

A brief resume

Official Transcript

Essay – Why you want to attend the program, & what you expect to gain?

Deadline: May 29, 2009

Start Date: July 12 – July 24, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.engr.uidaho.edu/jems2009

University of Delaware

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University of Delaware Summer Program

Qualification: Must be high school Junior or Senior

Requirements:

Application Form (available online)

Essay (see website)

Recommendation Form (available online)

Official Transcript

PSAT/SAT scores

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Start Date: July 11 – August 15, 2009

Fee: Financial Aid available. Need based.

**Notice: Please visit website for further information & how to apply.

Website: www.udel.edu

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school in August or September 2009. Its primary objective is to increase the number of minority high school students that attend college and major in accounting, finance, or business.



The ACAP will help you in three ways:

· Inform you of the vast opportunities available in the accounting, finance, and business professions

· Increase your awareness of the college application process as well as accounting and financial concepts that will enhance your life

· Maintain ongoing contact with you after the program’s completion through our mentorship and alumni programs



The 2009 Accounting Career Awareness Program one-week summer residency program will be held at the University of California at Berkeley – Unit 1. This year, the residency will be held from July 12 – July 17, 2009. The summer residency program will include supervised field trips, team building, lectures and fun. And its FREE.



Your application package must be received by May 15, 2009.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Life Handbook for 2009

I am usually not big on chain letters, but this one stands out.

God Bless,

KLN

LIFE HANDBOOK 2009 

Health:   

1.       Drink plenty of water.   
2.      Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner  like a beggar.   
3.      Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less             food that is manufactured in plants.   
4.      Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.   
5.      Make time to pray.   
6.      Play more games.   
7.      Read more books than you did in 2008.   
8.      Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.   
9.      Sleep for 7 hours.   10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk,  smile. 


Personality:   

11.    Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what  their journey is all about.   
12.   Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.    Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.   
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.   
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.   
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.   
16.    Dream more while you are awake.   
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.   
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with  his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.   
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate  others.   
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.   
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.   
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.     Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.   
23.    Smile and laugh more.   
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 

Society:   

25.    Call your family often.   
26.    Each day give something good to others.   
27.    Forgive everyone for everything.   28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6   
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.   
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.   
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your  friends will. Stay in touch. Life:   
32.    Do the right thing!   
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.   
34.    GOD heals everything.   
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change.   
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
37.    The best is yet to come.   
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.   
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.   Last but not the least
 40.    Please Forward this to everyone you care about