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Focus on Youth Job Opportunity!!

Looking for a fun and rewarding summer job??? HWDSB’s Focus on Youth is a paid summer employment opportunity for HWDSB students 16 to 21 years of age.  Apply to Focus on Youth

James Bartleman – Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award

Open to ALL INDIGENOUS Students in Ontario aged 18 and under

Deadline: May 31

Award per recipient $2500

For submission forms and more information:

Visit: ontario.ca/bartleman

Email: [email protected]

Get Creative!

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby students may obtain credit for prior learning. Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that students have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school. Students may have their knowledge and skills evaluated against the expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits toward their secondary school diploma.

PLAR challenge for credit is only available to students registered in regular day school program in a Hamilton-Wentworth secondary school. Grade 10, Grade and 11 and Grade 12 courses that may be challenged for credit are courses currently being taught in this board that have been developed from a provincial policy document.

Shad Valley

  • grade 10, 11 or 12
  • seek opportunity, challenge and adventure
  • science, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership
  • four intense and exciting weeks in July 2008 www.shad.ca
  • Deadline – December 12

Lester B. Pearson United World College

  • grade 10 or 11 students
  • show depth and breadth in academics and non-academic endeavours such as participation and leadership in athletics, co-curricular school activities, volunteer organisations, community service

Deadline – February 15

Rotary International Youth Exchanges

  • ages 15-17 years
  • above average students, showing leadership in the school and community
  • interested and willing to try new things, experience life in another country
  • become excellent ambassadors

over 160 countries available for exchanges www.rotaryclubhamilton.ca
Deadline – October 31


Updated on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
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