School 2 Career Update
As part of OPDC’s commitment to the health and safety of our staff and community,
our offices will remain open (VIRTUALLY) to serve our CEOs –Career Exploration Officers.
Last week we hosted our first ZOOM workshop and our CEOs loved it!
We offer two workshops per day and guest speakers on Friday’s. S2C will continue to
provide, academic, college and career workshops online until we can reopen our offices.
We contacted our tutors and they will continue to provide academic tutoring
via our Google Hangout or Zoom along with our staff.
Pittsburgh Promise Ambassadors Program
Promise Ambassadors are 11th and 12th grade students who work to promote
post- secondary access, become lead advocates for The Pittsburgh Promise,
and promote Promise-Readiness. Ambassadors work at The Pittsburgh Promise office,
within their own schools, and across Pittsburgh’s communities. Promise Ambassadors
receive training designed to help them communicate to a variety of audiences and
develop their professional skills. This is a paid position ($10 per hour).
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17th (although, like most things,
this deadline is fluid right now). The Promise Ambassador application
for the 2020/2021 school year has been converted into an Email Me Form.
Please see the link below. Pittsburgh Promise Ambassador Application 2020/2021
Questions, contact Daniel Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer College in High School Opportunity
Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) is again offering no-cost credit bearing college classes for high school students this summer! Students can choose from classes at Carlow, CCAC, and Chatham. Current offerings include English 101, Biology, Microeconomics, and Quantitative Analysis. Students are part of a cohort, with tutoring and support provided to ensure success. Last summer, 124 of 131 students passed their college class and earned college credits. The classes run from June 15th through August 7th, and, through the Learn & Earn program, students are paid for their class time, tutoring sessions, and worksite placements AND receive weekly bus passes.
Please see the attached flyer for more information, and share this opportunity with any students who you think would benefit from taking a college class and spending their summer on a college campus. You can also reach out to NLA to request that a staff person come to your school to share more about this opportunity with your students and families.