Families and Students

If you missed Kickoff…

Here are all of the documents that need to be filled out and emailed to us or brought to the site by the first day:

1. Student Emergency Contact
2. Student – Family Policies
3. Student – Family Policies Signature
4. Confidential Information Release 
5. Media Consent
6. Transportation Form 
7. Transportation Assistance Form
8. Drexel Liability Waiver
*EVERY student must fill this out, regardless of site.
9. Program Supply List
10. T-shirt Form
11. Contact Sheet
Please also remember to bring the $25 Program fee and $10 T-shirt fee.

If you missed Kickoff…

Here are all of the documents that need to be filled out and emailed to us or brought to the site by the first day:

1. Student Emergency Contact
2. Student – Family Policies
3. Student – Family Policies Signature
4. Confidential Information Release 
5. Media Consent
6. Transportation Form 
7. Transportation Assistance Form
8. Drexel Liability Waiver
*EVERY student must fill this out, regardless of site.
9. Program Supply List
10. T-shirt Form
11. Contact Sheet
Please also remember to bring the $25 Program fee and $10 T-shirt fee.

Special Programs

Age 16+ this Summer: 
City of Philadelphia Lifeguard Training and Jobs

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires dozens of lifeguards for the summer. Parks & Rec hires lifeguards year-round for our indoor pools. The starting salary for all Parks & Rec lifeguards is $13.65 per hour, with a salary cap of $15.92.  Lifeguard screenings are underway and certification courses begin soon.

Learn More:  https://www.phila.gov/services/working-jobs/find-a-job-or-internship/become-a-lifeguard/

Current Juniors and Sophomores: 
Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Academy for Mathematics and Sciences

Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a six-week residential experience that provides high school seniors and a small group of high school juniors who have interest in computer science, engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity.

Students engage in hands-on learning and research via science and engineering projects, taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty, teachers and graduate students. Upperclass college students also serve as classroom assistants, tutors and mentors. 

The Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion Programs invite students with strong academic records, who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents, to apply. Students with the following backgrounds are invited to apply:

  • Underrepresented minorities
  • Families of low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch programs
  • Potentially first in family to attend college
  • Attendance at rural or inner-city high schools with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier colleges 

If you work with students who you feel may be a good fit for the Summer Academy for Math and Science, please direct them to the online application – admission is offered on a rolling basis, and the application deadline is February 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Director of Admission Miguel Alvarez in the Office of Admission.

Students Ages 14 – 16 by June 20, 2019
FBI National Academy Associates – Youth Leadership Program  (FBINAA – YLP)

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) hosts a week long training event for high school students at the FBI Academy every summer called the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). To be qualified for this program you must:

  • Be 14, 15, or 16 years old at the start date of the program.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE AGE REQUIREMENT
  • Demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship.

Individuals interested in attending the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) need to contact their local Chapter or YLP Coordinator for further information.

The 2019 YLP Program is scheduled for June 20 – 28, 2019.  Applications are due by February 15, 2019.  For assistance from Breakthrough, please contact Jamika Porter at jporter@breakthroughphilly.org.

Upcoming Events

  • January 19 – Assessment and Student Social @ Germantown
  • January 26 – Assessment and Student Social @ Drexel
  • July 1 – Summer Program Begins 
    • Germantown Friends School site: 7th and 8th graders 
    • Drexel University site: 7th, 8th, and rising 9th graders 

School Year 2019 – 2020 Important Program Dates

Germantown Fall Semester

September 21- High School Fair

October 5-Program and Kick off

November 2 – Program

November 16 – Program

December 7-Program

Germantown Spring Semester

January 18 – MAP and Welcome back celebration

February 1 – Program

February 15 – Program

February 29- Program

March 14- Program

March 28– Program

April 25-Program

May 9 – Program

Drexel Fall Semester

September 21-High School Fair

October 12-Program and Kick off

October 26-Program SAP Career Day

November 9– Program

November 23 – Program

December 14– Program

Drexel Spring Semester

January 25- MAP and Welcome back Celebration

February 8- Program

February 22 – Program

March 7 – Program

March 21 Program

April 4- Program

April 18- Program

May 2 – Program

 

Please call or email Jamika Porter, Program Manager, with any questions:

Office:  215-261-6703 or Cell: 267-257-1581

jporter@breakthroughphilly.org

 

Scholarship Opportunities

Students Aged 16 – 24
Taco Bell: Live Mas Scholarship

THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND DREAMERS

That’s right! The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world.

In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation will award $4 million in Live Más Scholarships. $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $2.25 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $750,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.

The Deadline is February 21, 2018, and the submission is a two minute video!

 Learn More:  https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

High School Seniors
City of Philadelphia: Scholarship Program

 The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 college scholarships to high school seniors each year. Scholarship awards are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year bachelor degree programs. You can apply online.

The deadline for the 2019-2020 scholarship is March 1, 2019.

Learn More: https://www.phila.gov/documents/philadelphia-city-scholarship-program-application/

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