Enrichment Opportunities for Porter Creek Secondary Students. For more information on any of these opportunities, talk to your guidance counsellor Mr. Trevor Hale
Young Authors Conference FH Collins will FINALLY be hosting the 40th anniversary event of the Yukon Young Authors Conference on May 4 and 5. This event is open to students in grades 8-12 who are interested in writing and participating in small group writing activities with support from a professional author. It is an opportunity for them to build confidence in their writing abilities, to learn about the writing process, and to spend two days sharing ideas and feedback with like-minded students and a published author.
We welcome students of all abilities – enthusiasm and interest in engaging with the activities is key. We ask that students submit a manuscript to help us organize them into groups (aspiring poets with the poet where possible!). We try to accommodate all those who are interested and will be able to take up to 45 students for this event as we are welcoming three mentor writers. Please see the attached manuscript guidelines. SUBMISSIONS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 26 PLEASE.
The event will be held at FHC in the learning commons Thursday May 4 and Friday May 5 during the school day (8:40am – 3:10pm). Students will be provided with lunch and snacks, along with writing supplies. There will also be public readings by our guest authors on both days which are open to the school community and parents (schedule TBD). There is a $10/student fee for the conference, which is generally covered by their home schools. We are also happy to have a few teachers come and sit in with groups, so if you are interested in attending for a morning or afternoon, please let me know. Our guests this year are Joshua Whitehead (Alberta), Kevin Chong (BC) and Rhiannon Russell (YT). Please see the links below for more information on their work.
Explore Program The Explore Program is an intensive five-week French language bursary program which takes place during the spring or summer sessions at various institutions across Canada. It is designed to help you discover another region of Canada, meet new people, and exchange ideas while improving your knowledge of French.
EMPOWERING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 700 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). There are currently more than 15,500 SHAD alumni including 30 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 34 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 104,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn!
Are you intelligent, ambitious and passionate about politics? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge? Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Forum for Young Canadians offers a fun and exciting opportunity to meet other engaged students. Take part in an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. For nine months, Forum will support you in your effort to make a difference. You will learn to communicate, collaborate and transform your ideas into meaningful community action. You will meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other important figures in the government and the public service. What are you waiting for?
PEARSON COLLEGE Yukon sponsors one student per year for a two-year period to attend Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, British Columbia. Applicants should currently be in Grade 11 and will take Grades 12 and 13 at the College, culminating in the International Baccalaureate examination.
Deadline: November. Refer to the Pearson College website for the most up to date information.
Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world. We believe that education is a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Our education is transformational.
The College was named in honour of the work done by the late Canadian Prime Minister and Canada’s only Nobel Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. Prime Minister Pearson initiated the work to found a United World College “of the Pacific” as a way of continuing the promotion of peace and understanding in the world.
Pearson College is one of 15 UWC schools and colleges worldwide.
Experiences Canada 150&Me will provide hundreds of youth with an opportunity to travel and explore this country in ways they might never otherwise discover it. For thousands more, they will be given an unprecedented voice to speak to their peers, and to Canadians, about the country they want for their generation.
This exciting youth-led project will leverage our existing youth exchange networks to create a unique multi-destination exchange and series of forums for young Canadians that will travel coast-to-coast over a two-month period.
The themes and topics for the Forums and week-long activities will be decided by the youth themselves. To apply, thousands of youth between the ages of 14-19 will be asked to express to us: what is Canada’s greatest challenge or opportunity of your generation? Using whatever medium they choose, art, music, writing, or digital recording to answer this question.
The Students on Ice Foundation educates the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, supports them in their continued personal and professional growth and inspires and catalyses initiatives, that contribute to global sustainability.
Any young person aged 14-24 can do The Award, no matter their gender, cultural background, religious or political affiliation or physical ability. An Award is gained through individual improvement and achievement, which means that disadvantaged young people and those with special needs are able to participate fully!.
This forum invites 85 high school students from all across the country to participate in a week of leadership training and discussion around public health! If you’re on this site, we hope you are considering applying!
This event will take place at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre (1805 Gaspé Ave., Ottawa) from December 6th – 10th, 2016. You will learn to be Health Ambassadors for your communities on topics pertaining to sexual health, blood-borne infections, harm reduction, LGBTQ+ identities and anti-bullying. Additionally, you will be trained on different community projects that you can then use to engage your friends, family and classmates in important discussions about how they can be safer and smarter when it comes to their health!
What is dual credit? A dual credit program allows secondary students to take post secondary courses while they are still in high school. Dual credit students may receive elective credit towards their high school graduation.
The possibility also exists for Yukon students to enter a duel credit trades program. In this program students can complete the level one of the certified trades programs offered by Yukon University while they are still in high school.
Pages for the Legislative Assembly
Porter Creek Secondary school student between grades 9-12 have the opportunity to work as Pages in the legislator for the Fall and Spring sittings. This is a paid position and is a fantastic work experience. Please see one for the counselors if you are interested.