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10/5/23 Career Connections Newsletter

Franklin High School Career Connections

Every other Thursday, Franklin’s Career-Connected Learning Coordinator Mr. Ruiz will post upcoming college and career related events, important application deadlines, career training program opportunities, jobs, internships, service learning options, and other career-connected topics of interest to students and their families. Email dpruiz@seattleschools.org if you have anything you want placed in the newsletter.

Jobs and Internships

Seattle Public Library Seeking Student Library Assistants

The Seattle Public Library logo

The Seattle Public Library offers students who are enrolled in high school an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Student Assistants work at the Library from 12 to 15 hours per week. Their positions are temporary and can be held for up to two years (if students remain enrolled in school). Starting pay $18.69 per hour. 

student intern stacking books
This could be you! Apply today!

To be eligible for the Student Assistant Program, you must be at least 16 years old. High school students must be available to work for a minimum of four consecutive months.  

If you would like to learn more about the Student Assistant Program, watch the ‘Hacks for Getting a Student Job at the Library’ video on SPL’s YouTube page.

Apply to be a Student Library Assistant. The deadline is October 30.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Internship Deadline October 12

You have only one more week to apply to the Seattle Parks and Recreation leadership development internship, so do not delay!
student and mentor kayaking

Career Explorations (C.E.) is a year-round pre-employment ‘earn and learn’ internship and job training program designed to empower and inspire our young adults of the city. The paid internship is aimed at teenagers between the ages of 15 to 21 who are looking to explore different career paths, develop new skills, and gain valuable hands-on experience leading to employment opportunities within parks and recreation department and beyond.

The Fall application deadline has been extended to Thursday October 12, and the program will start on 10/24 and will commence on 12/23. Participants will be paid $18.69/hour, and the work will be in a hybrid setting.

Apply for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Internship 

For more information, contact Malaya Neri at malaya.neri@seattle.gov

Local Child Care Program Still Hiring for Volunteer and Paid positions

childcare classroom

Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool and Dragon’s Den School Age Programs are seeking team members to play and assist in toddler, preschool, or K-5th grade classrooms. Opportunities are year-round and additional hours during school breaks are available!

Typical hours, 3:55PM-5:45PM
School break hours, 8:00AM-5:45PM

Hoa Mai and Dragon’s Den are high quality, culturally relevant child care programs and chapters of Sound Child Care Solutions (SCCS). For more information, please visit Dragons Den Center, and Ho Mail Preschool.

Next Steps: Send your resume & cover letter to Gloria Hodge, Center Director at ghodge@soundchild.org . If you need help putting together a resume, book an appointment with Mr. Ruiz.


College/Career Fairs and Scholarships

Rising Tide Scholarship and Vocational Fair October 23-26

vocational fair

The Franklin High School Alumni Association will present the Rising Tide College and Scholarship Fair October 23 thru 26 from 10am-2pm in the main hall outside of the Commons, featuring local colleges, trade unions, and apprenticeship programs, as well as information and application support to complete one of many scholarships sponsored by the Alumni Association. Students will be able to attend during their lunch and advisory periods, and teachers will be invited to bring their entire classes to the event during 3rd and 4th periods. We will provide more detailed information here in the Career Connections Newsletter, including list of participating schools, as the information comes available.

To learn more or if you are connected to a trade union or apprenticeship program that might want to participate, reach out to Mr. Ruiz at dpruiz@seattleschools.org.

Black College Expo @ Rainier Beach High School Nov 4th

Seattle Black College Expo 
Win a scholarship
Deadline 10/23/23
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It's easy! 
Just write a 500 word or less essay on "Why is a college education important to me?

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Seattle Public Schools Office of African American Male Achievement is hosting a Black College Expo at Rainier Beach High School this year on November 4th from 10am-4pm. Over 50 colleges will be represented, including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), offering on-the-spot acceptances, application fee waivers, entertainment, cash prizes, and a “Dance Off” with a surprise celebrity guest!

Mark your calendars and join the fun for this event! Students should register for the Blackk College Expo at Rainier Beach by 10/23 to confirm their attendance!

To learn more about the event, check out this video featuring the 2019 Expo:

Seattle Promise (2 years Free Tuition) Application Now Open

Seattle Promise logo

Seattle Promise is a college tuition and success program launched by Seattle Colleges, Seattle Public Schools, and the City of Seattle. It offers free tuition at any of the Seattle Colleges: North Seattle CollegeSeattle Central College or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 college credits or a student’s first degree, whichever comes first.

All graduating seniors attending Seattle public high schools are eligible for the Seattle Promise program regardless of grade point average (GPA), income, ability, or country of birth. But you MUST APPLY to claim your free tuition. The application deadline is February 16.

Even if you are expecting to attend a 4-year university after high school, sometimes plans change, and you do not want to miss out on free tuition for 2 years. You cannot apply to Seattle Promise after February 16, so do it now even if it is a backup plan.

Find out more information about the Seattle Promise.

Apply for Seattle Promise


Training and Mentorship Programs

ACE Mentorship Still Accepting Applications thru Oct 13

Ace Mentor Program
Architecture, construction, engineering

ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) is actively recruiting students for their Mentor Program for the 2023-24 school year. This is a free after school program where teams of students are paired with teams of professionals in the building design and construction industry to learn about career opportunities in a hands-on process by designing a project together over the course of about 15 sessions. Any student in 9 – 12 grade is eligible for the program

Meetings will be held in the offices of mentors.  There will be 7 teams in Seattle area to accommodate students from all around the city, and there will be a virtual program as well.

The deadline for registration is October 13th./strong> Kick-off events will begin at the beginning of November and then meetings will occur approximately every other week from November through early May as the teams prepare for their final presentations.

This program is also a scholarship program for students who are graduating and looking to pursue a 4-year degree in a related major to the building design and construction industry.   Last year ACE awarded $127,500 worth of scholarships to 14 students.

Register for the ACE Mentor Program

For more information, visit the Ace Mentor website. or email program organizer Sarah Holstedt at sarah.holstedt@arcadis.com

iUrban Teen Offering STEM+Arts Exploration Programming

iUrban Teen IEngage, iLEarn, iSucceed

iUrban Teen, a STEM+Arts education program that brings together underrepresented teens and young adults for career exploration and mentoring, will be on site Thursday, October 12 during lunch and advisory periods to share some of their free educational programming available in the community.

iUrban Teen hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year that give students a chance to visit and work with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Nintendo and Blue Origin (just to name a few). More information on iUrban Teen.

See some of the programs below that the organization will promote (click on the image for larger view):

iUrban Teen – icode 1.0

October 21st – December 16, 2023.

  • 2 month coding boot camp that serves as a fast-paced introduction to code programming.
  • Students will develop basic websites and digital games using Python. Html, CSS & JavaScript.
  • No previous experience required.

Held every Saturday except 10/28, 11/11, and 11/25

Register for iUrban Teens


iMap Transportation

Saturday, October 7-November 4, 2023

  • Orientation Meeting, Saturday, October 7th 8am to 9am PST
  • Virtual After School Classes, October 10 12, 17, 19 .24, 26, November 2, 430-6:30 pm
  • iUT OR – WA, Or & SW WA iUT, Bob Harney Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Tukwila, WA 7100 Fort Dent Way, Suite 100, Tukwila, WA 98188

Register for iUrban

Register for iUrban Teen for iMap Transportation
Password: iMapWA 

Join iURban Teen for iMap: Transportation
High School Students – Earn up to $150 in a hands-on GIS, AI, ChatGPT, & Machine Learning research project. iMap will be a 4 week program; in person on Saturdays and virtually after school.

Students ill study transportation inequities & access in their communities.
Work in groups to apply research formulate conclusions & share results.

sponsored by College Success Foundation.


Join iUrban Teen for STEM-O-WEEN

North Seattle College
October 28th, 2023
9am to 3pm

  • Join us for a full day of interactive STEM workshops, hot pizza & cool costumes
  • Wear your Halloween constume and trick-or-treat throughout the workshops
  • Awesome raffle giveaway

Enter the iUT costume contest for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

  • 1st place $50
  • 2nd place $35
  • 3rd place $20

Sign up for STEM-O-WEEN Now!


Service Learning and Community Programs

UW’s School of Social Work Offering Legacy Letters Program

Service Learning Credit available

Legacy Letters is a free service-based volunteers community program that offers participants opportunities to meet, connect, and share something meaningful with people from other generations.

Legacy Letters meets once a week for 90-minute sessions. Each of the 6 sessions includes games, paired & group discussions, and reflective writing. Student volunteers work together with local elders, and the activities provide opportunities to build connections and give all participants opportunities to share something meaningful within an intergenerational community.

Learn more about the Goldsen Institute

register to participate in Legacy Letters Program.

Representatives from Legacy Letters will be outside of the Commons on Tuesday, October 10 to promote the program and help students to register so they can start earning service-learning hours.

School Connect WA seeking volunteer tutors for Dearborn International School program

Service Learning Credit available

School Connect WA connects high school students with elementary schools to close academic gaps in math and reading. They are currently seeking volunteers to help tutor elementary school students at Dearborn International School in Beacon Hill. This is a great service hour opportunity, especially students who enjoy working with younger kids or are considering teaching.

Dearborn Park International School
2820 S Orcas Street, Seattle, Washington

3:15-5:30 – M, Tu, Th, F
2:15-5:30 – W

  • Literacy Intervention
  • Math Intervention
  • STEM Projects
  • Snacks, Meals

Learn more about School Connect Washington. You can also contact Roy Chang at roychang@schoolconnectwa.org for additional information.

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