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Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond Kicks-off Teen week today at 11am

Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond Kicks-off Teen week today at 11am

Atlanta, GA--  (Dexter Chambers) Atlanta’s youth will have the opportunity to meet face to face with city leaders during a lunch and learn session at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4 at Atlanta City Hall, Old Council Chamber, third floor, 68 Mitchell Street, S.W.

The gathering is all part of the kick-off of Teen Week 2011, sponsored by the Atlanta Teen Leaders program.

Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond and other elected officials are joining the Office of Recreation on Monday in presenting the session, which will allow Atlanta’s youth to achieve a better understanding of local government and issues.

‘Dare to Dream’, a program for young girls in honor of Women's History Month

The world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson, opened its Executive conference room to young female students who are interested in Airport Management and learning about the different opporunities.

About 30 girls entered the Executive Conference Center, on the third
floor of the atrium at the world’s busiest airport.

Selected girls from Creekside High School, in Fairburn, recently
participated in the “Dare to Dream: Women’s History Month” program at
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Spring Break Day Camp @ Godby Recreation Center in College Park

Spring Break Day Camp @ Godby Recreation Center in College Park

College Park, GA-- 

The College Park Rec. Dept. will start its Spring Day Camp April 4 - April 8, to be offered to children ages six (6) to twelve (12) years old. Registration begins March 1st at the Godby Road Recreation Center. Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, and games. The cost for day camp is $50.00 per child.


*Campers should bring a sack lunch each day. The recreation center will provide the refreshments for campers during lunch.

Event: Spring Break Day Camp
Date: April 4-8, 2011
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M
Cost: $50.00 for the week
Early drop off is from 7:00-8:00 A.M

For more information call 404- 669- 9206.

APS announces details of 2011 Pre-kindergarten lottery

APS announces details of 2011 Pre-kindergarten lottery

ATLANTA, GA--  APS has just announced the dates for its Pre-K Lottery for the 2011-2012 school year.  This will determine who receives the designated state-funded Pre-kindergarten slots.

Weekend registrations will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 21.  One weeknight registration session will be conducted from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21.  The lottery drawing will be conducted from Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29 and managed by Data Systems and Games, Inc.  A certified public accounting firm will validate the results, which will be posted at each Pre-kindergarten site by Monday, May 9.  All parents and guardians who registered for the lottery will be notified of their child’s status.

To begin the lottery registration process, a parent/guardian must appear in person at one of the three registration sites on the dates specified:

Fulton County students excel at Grade 8 Writing Assessment

Fulton County students excel at Grade 8 Writing Assessment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Once again, students in Fulton County are excelling on state assessments.

With 91 percent of all students meeting or exceeding standards for the 2011 Grade 8 Writing Assessment, Fulton is four percentage points higher than the Metro Atlanta average and nine percentage points higher than the state.

"We have seen significant improvement over the past five years," said Superintendent Cindy Loe. "In 2007, our scores were around 80 percent, but have climbed to 91 percent.

The Fulton Arts Council is looking for talented teens to participate in their Teen Artists Academy

The Fulton Arts Council is looking for talented teens to participate in their Teen Artists Academy

FULTON COUNTY--  (submitted by Fulton County Govt.)  The Fulton County Arts Council is looking for some talented teens to participate in their Teen Artists Academy this summer. The Teen Artists Academy is an intensive four-week program for students ages 13-18. Students can choose to focus their study in visual arts, music, dance, creative writing or theater. The program runs Monday through Friday from June 27 – July 30, 2011 (9 a.m. -4 p.m.)

Prospective participants must be available to attend all four weeks of the program.

Students in the Teen Artists Academy will receive intensive instruction in their chosen area of study from professional artists. At the end of the program, the students will showcase their work to the community with a performance and art exhibition.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:00am – 3:00pm., at the Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331). Interested students should fill out the application packet that is available on the Fulton County Arts Council website www.fultonarts.org. The audition requirements for each area of study are listed in the application packet. To schedule an audition, call 404-613-3220.

Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

ATLANTA, Ga.--  (submitted by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia)  

Students looking an internship this spring and summer should explore opportunities available in county government.  The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) was developed through a partnership between the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) to provide college, graduate and technical school students with opportunities to work in counties, allowing these students to gain valuable work experience while learning about local government operations.  More than 100 paid spring and summer internships currently are available through this program in locations throughout the state.  Interested students can view internship opportunities at: www.GeorgiaCountyInternships.org.

“In addition to developing a skilled workforce through practical internship experiences, the Georgia County Internship Program is promoting civic engagement.” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “We are not only connecting students with opportunities in county government; we’re connecting county government with tomorrow’s leaders.”

Last year, ACCG received a $250,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Labor to fund paid internships.  This grant has been extended to fund additional internship opportunities through June 30, 2011.  To date, the program has funded internships in 49 counties for 139 students.