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Selected Resources and Opportunities for Leadership & Service This list features some excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students. Visit our website at for links to additional summer programs, competitions, and internships. COMPETITIONS Academic Worldquest In local competitions, teams of high school students answer questions on such topics as food security and global affairs. Winning teams advance to the national competition in Washington, DC, in April, where they compete for the title of national champion. [Click on Programs] The Congressional Award Participants ages 14-23 establish and pursue a series of goals in Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, or Expedition/ Exploration. Medals are awarded to students who complete their goals. David S. Barr Award One high school journalist, who broadcasted or published a piece that helped promote justice and fairness, wins $1,000 for his or her work. ExploraVision Teams of students in grades K-12 submit designs for new technology that benefits society. Regional winners receive a notebook computer and software for their school and build a website and prototype of their design. Members of first- and second-place teams each receive a $10,000 and $5,000 savings bond, respectively, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony. Future Business Leaders of America At state leadership conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference in June. The 2016 NLC will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. 30 imagine Future Problem Solving Program International Individuals or teams of students in grades 4-12 may participate in one of three ways: by identifying and reporting on a real problem in their community; by developing a short story in which they describe the future outcome of a current event; or by applying problem-solving skills to a topic of global concern. Top-scoring individuals and teams in three divisions (Junior, Middle, and Senior) are invited to Affiliate Competitions, where first-place winners are eligible to advance to the International Competition, held at Michigan State University in June. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Ten students ages 8-18 who have worked on projects focused on helping their communities or protecting the health and sustainability of the environment receive $5,000 to apply to their higher education or their service project. Entrants must be nominated by an adult who has solid knowledge of the nominee's project. Jefferson Awards Foundation Programs Outstanding contributors from the following programs are honored at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington, DC. GlobeChangers identifies young Americans ages 5-25 with ideas that align with the Millennium Development Goals and provides training and mentorship for them to bring their ideas to fruition. Lead360 seeks ideas for social change from people ages 5-25 and turns them into projects that anyone can replicate. Students in Action provides high school students with training to build a culture of service in their schools and communities. Profile in Courage Essay Contest Students in grades 9-12 submit a 700-1,000-word essay about an elected public official who has demonstrated political courage. Winning essayists receive cash awards. The first-place winner also travels to the JFK Presidential Library in Boston to accept the award. Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx Prudential Spirit of Community Award Students in grades 5-12 who have engaged in a volunteer activity during the previous year apply through their school or local organization such as Girl Scouts, 4-H, American Red Cross, or YMCA. Two top volunteers from each state and Washington, DC, each receive $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, where 10 honorees each receive $5,000 and a $5,000 grant for a charitable organization of their choice. Youth Service America Global Goals Contest Individuals ages 25 and under create a photo, drawing, painting, or graphic demonstrating how youth will take a leadership role in helping to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals. Winners will receive a gift card and be recognized nationally. SUMMER PROGRAMS Grades specified refer to students' 2015-16 status. All programs are residential unless otherwise noted. American Youth Leadership Program (multiple sites) Ages 15-17; 4 weeks. Students travel to communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America, where they examine globally significant issues through homestays, leadership training, and community Jan/Feb 2016 Mar/Apr

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2016

Big Picture
In My Own Words Senator Barbara Mikulski
Run, Ride, Sell! Funding causes that matter
Start Something! Initiatives by kids, for kids
Changing Lives, One School at a Time Making a difference for students in need
Empowered to Make a Difference The Civic Leadership Institute at CTY and CTD
Sharing the Gifts of Music The Forget-Me-Not Family Ensemble
Service, Leadership, Entrepreneurship . . . Launch! Learning the art of the startup at MIT Launch
Sharing the Rewards Building a shadowing program for my peers
Discovering the Leader Within Exploring leadership and social justice at Brown
Gap Year A time to refresh, serve, and grow
Research at the Edge of the World An Antarctic photo essay
Selected Opportunities and Resources
Off the Shelf Review of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options Interview with entrepreneur Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade
One Step Ahead My college startup
Planning Ahead for College Skills and knowledge for college success
Students Review: Lehigh University
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2016