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ico 04Terra Summer Internship Program Develops Student Leadership Skills

mainNewsImageThe Terra Science and Education Program offered 18 SCSD high school students from all five district high schools the opportunity to participate in a summer internship and leadership program, all rolled into one!

Each weekday morning, students participate in an internship with a local organization, funded through CNY Works. They return to the Syracuse Academy of Science, where Terra is based, for lunch, and then they spend the afternoon hours in a discussion-based class.

The focus? “We want to talk about things that get overlooked in academic curriculum,” Program Director Josh Turnquest explained, noting that students discuss things like population and race through the lens of environment, homelessness and hunger, and immigration. read more...

ico 04Terra Summer Internship Program Develops Student Leadership Skills

By Alexa Green Time Warner Cable News | Monday, July 6, 2015 AM EDT

news2About two dozen high schoolers are getting an early start to potential career paths thanks to a Syracuse kick-start program.

They will spend the next few weeks helping out various non-profits in the community through the Terra Summer Internship Program.

The Food Bank of Central New York is just one of the sites students will be lending a helping hand, sorting food and planning fundraising events.

Organizers say the program is a great opportunity to get some real-world experience, while also giving back to the community.

"The benefits I think are incredible. We want to instill service, like I said before, so like i said before, these kids will get up to 90 hours of community service with us, they'll also gain leadership skills and some organization skills. They also are being paid on a need-base basis So they have a chance to put some money in their pockets," said the program's director, Joshua Turnquest.

In all, students will be spending about 15-20 hours a week at the non-profits.

The program continues until August 7 and concludes with a graduation ceremony. read more...

ico 04The Post-Standard on July 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM, updated July 16, 2015 at 10:41 AM"]Company news: SCSD Educational Foundation elects new board members


syracuseThe Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Educational Foundation announces the following individuals have been elected to the foundation's board of directors. They are:

Jason Allers, insurance executive at Agency Specialists Insurance, Inc.; Kim Armani, metro center director at SUNY Oswego Metro Center; Leah Lazarz, content manager at Eric Mower and Associates; Lisa Tobias, director of operations at Terra Science and Education, Inc.; Ryley Bonferraro, student at Henninger High School; and Freddie Lee Wade, Jr., student at Corcoran High School.  read more...

 ico 04Northern ESL PLC


book1Announcement of the 2015 Urban Education Conference



ico 04High School Age Researchers Gather at GENIUS Olympiad

I Heart Oswego

cultureAlbanian high school student Kejsi Bakiu, center, explains her and colleague Eriona Bytyci's research project, "Biochemical Effect of Caffeine in Plant Growth," to GENIUS Olympiad judge Ginny Stamm, a former adjunct instructor of genetics. read more...


ico 04GENIUS Olympiad Boosts Entries, Adds Business Section

SUNY Oswego

save1GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego's global high school competition for environmental innovation and advocacy, has drawn 39 percent more entries than last year, and for the first time has invited projects in entrepreneurship and business social responsibility for the June 15-19 event.

Judges chose as finalists 401 of the 1,171 project entries in science, art, creative writing, music, design and business submitted by students from 69 countries and 34 states, according to the competition's director and founder, Fehmi Damkaci of the SUNY Oswego chemistry faculty. read more...


ico 04World Comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad

The Valley News

culture2The fourth annual SUNY Oswego Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The Finalists visiting Oswego hail from near--high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all--and far--Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey adn Tanzania, and 46 other countries.

Judges advanced a most-ever 328 projects for the finals each submitted by up to two students among a record-shattering 842 entries. read more...


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