Tag: education

New Web Site To Help Students Connect Education And Careers

Sacramento, CA, May 28, 2012, 5:00pm – The new California Career Center website is now up and running to help middle and high school students explore their options and plan the next step toward a productive career. Students, parents, and teachers now have a one-stop shop to help demystify the process of moving from the classroom to a career. The portal provides the state’s first central, comprehensive website of career and college resources for students. Under the “Middle & High School” link, users can learn how to get the most out of their middle and high school experiences. Through the “Career Options” link, users can match their interests and skills with potential careers. The “Education & Training” link tells users what education or training is needed for certain careers. The “Getting a Job” link offers tips on job searching, internships, résumé writing, and job interviews. The “Challenges” section is designed for foster youth, undocumented youth, and youth from juvenile court programs, or students who may have special needs, such as physical or learning disabilities. And the “Money Management” link offers information on financial literacy and how to make smart financial decisions. According to research, high school students who participate in career exploration programs are more likely to take college entrance and Advanced Placement examinations, graduate from high school, and go to college. To use the new California Career Center website....

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Healing the Forest with Music at the Discovery Center

Big Bear, Ca May 14, 2011 3:00 pm – Music in the Mountains is the National Forest Association’s annual concert series benefiting the youth programs at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  Four concerts will be offered during the 2011 season.  On June 25 at 7 pm, experience the music of the Eagles with the The Long Run.  July 16 at 7 pm, the Journey tribute band DSB will be appearing.  July 30 the Big Bear Mountain Music Festival begins at 4:00 pm featuring the Misfit Cowboys, Sligo Rags, and Salty Suites.  The season concludes on Labor Day Weekend, with Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver.  Community supporters for the music series include Coldwell Banker, The Tim Wood Group, and the Lighthouse Project, with sponsorships by the City of Big Bear Lake, Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Mountain Resorts, and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association.  Tickets are available at the Discovery Center’s Adventure Outpost and online at nationalforestassociation.org.  Proceeds from the music events support youth service and learning forest restoration projects, in addition to after school science and forest stewardship programs offered by the Discovery Center. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30729.mp3|titles=Music in the Mountains at the Discovery Center...

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Bowling for DOVES Supports Community Services

Big Bear, Ca March 7, 2011 3:00 pm – DOVES is inviting the Big Bear community to go bowling Tuesday night in support of their domestic violence education and prevention programs.  DOVES provides the only domestic violence services in the mountain communities, including a 24 hour crisis hotline, victim’s assistance programs for both women and men, a shelter that serves women and their children, a transitional housing program, legal advocacy, counseling for both children and adults, and teen violence prevention programs at both the high school and middle school.  Community support is essential to maintain these services.  Donations from residents of the valley allow DOVES to find matching grants to keep the programs running and develop other needed services.  You can help by going online to the DOVES website at doves4help.org to make a donation.  Or you can go bowling at the Bowling Barn Tuesday night beginning at 6:00 pm.  Your $15 ticket includes 2 games, shoes, and a chance to win door prizes or the raffles.  Call the DOVES office at 909-866-1546 for tickets....

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