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Attend a LA Cash for College Workshop and Win $1000

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LA Cash for College is hosting a variety of virtual workshops in May. Students who attend and fill out a post-survey could qualify for a $1,000 survey. Workshops are live and on-demand. The free workshops cover the gamut from understanding financial aid offers to studying abroad. Sign up here.

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Applications Open for Great American Youth Debate Oratorical Contest

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Learning how to speak well in front of an audience will take students far in life. The Young Center’s Great American Youth Debate Oratorical Contest offers students a chance to hone their skills and win $1500 in the process. This year’s speaking topics include race relations in the US, the future of American democracy, and…

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Experience Berkeley Program Accepting Applications from High School and Transfer Students

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If UC Berkeley is your student’s dream school, Experience Berkeley is a free 6-month program that provides Black, Latino, & Native American high school juniors with mentors, tools, and resources to complete a competitive UC college application and the opportunity to get a close, personal look at UC Berkeley. For transfer students, the program is a semester long. The program,…

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2021 Summer Programs for High School Students

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Hard to believe, but our second summer of COVID is coming up. Many summer opportunities will be conducted remotely, but still offer an excellent opportunity for students to explore subject matters that interest them. So check out the programs below, many are free! Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement The Annenberg Youth Academy…

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Inner-City Arts Offer Creative Career Exploration for HS Students

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For students looking to flex their wings as creative artists but aren’t sure how, Inner-City Arts offers Los Angeles High School sophomores and juniors the opportunities to receive college preparation support, opportunity to be offered real-world employment experiences, and development as an artist through their Work of Art program. Have questions? Join in their virtual information…

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Save the Date: 826LA’s Annual Scholarship Day Helps HS Seniors with Scholarship Essays

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Here’s a great opportunity for students looking for help with scholarship essays! Until Biden works that magic and makes college free for all, students will need to apply for scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition and other college-related expenses. Fortunately, 826LA can help high school seniors get one step closer to paying for…

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Deadline’s Approaching for Financial Aid Applications

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To make sure your student is considered for financial aid, students will need to create a FAFSA profile. It can be confusing! For families looking for help in filling out the FAFSA and CA Dream ACT applications, check out these resources! The deadline to get the applications is March 2, 2021. Don’t leave money on…

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CSU Super Sunday at West Angeles

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As your student prepares their list of colleges to apply to in the fall, they’ll want to include this event in their college prep calendar: West West Angeles Education and Enrichment Program’s annual CSU Super Sunday event. Join them online Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Parents and students will hear…

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Santa Clara University Offers Black Excellence College Prep Program

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BEST (Black Excellence, Success, and Trailblazing) College Prep Program is a free, two-day virtual program aimed at providing Black high school students access to information about the college application process and a supportive community of college students and graduates who have been in their shoes. This event was inspired and developed by Black staff and…

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Narrative Sponsors Tell Me A Story Contest for Young Poets

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Students ages 15 – 18 can enter a poem into Narrative’s “Tell Me a Story” contest. First place winner will receive $500, publication, and the opportunity to perform their work on Narrative’s podcast, Outloud. The prompt for the poem is “escape.” From their site: Your Escape poem might be about a literal taking off, or…

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