Friday, April 20, 2018

YMCA program called Leaders In Training (LIT)

Summer is around the corner & we know you are looking for community service opportunities!

There is an amazing YMCA program called Leaders In Training (LIT)!
The LIT program is a compressive job readiness program that prepares and provides high school students with the opportunity for a hands on work experience as a YMCA Jr. Camp Counselor.

LIT Training modules include:· CPR/First Aid Certification
· Leadership Development
· Resume Workshop
· Interview skills
· Youth Development
· Basic Supervision and more…

Once trained they are eligible to participate in LIT Placement where they work side by side with a camp staff and receive up to 40 hrs. of community service per week worked. Through this program students gain valuable work experience that can open up doors for jobs at the YMCA- Many of our LIT’s who stay in Chula Vista for College receive after-school youth leader positions.

Although there is a cost for the program there is value gained with the work experience and trainings modules offered. If eligible scholarships are available.

Please feel free to contact me with further questions.

Maria Masis

Thursday, April 19, 2018

SCGA Scholarship Application 2018


  • Senior enrolled in the SUHSD
  • Planning on attending a community college, 4-year university, or trade school
  • Submit a 500 word essay  on "How has a middle or high school counselor positively influenced you?"
  • One copy of your transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher
Access the application here:

Explorer Program Recruitment Open House Saturday April 21st, 2018 9:00am

Explorer Program Recruitment Open House
Saturday April 21st, 2018 9:00am

The Brown Field Explorer Post #1925 will be accepting applications and holding interviews.  

• Must be between the ages of 14 and 20
• Must have completed the 8th grade
• Must maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average
• Must be enrolled in either High School or College
• Must have no criminal history
• Must be a United States Citizen
  • Please bring a pen, a copy of your most recent report card and a copy of your Birth Certificate
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present with photo identification.
  • All applicants and their immediate families are subject to a background check.
  • Applicants are requested to wear job interview attire.

The address is- 7560 Britannia Court, San Diego, California 92154. Applicants will be taken into the station at the entrance on the west side of the building at 9:00 am.

 For more information, please contact

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Don't miss out on the San Diego National College Fair

Don't miss out on the San Diego National College Fair this Thursday, April 19, 6-8PM, at the San Diego Convention Center. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Girl's S.T.E.M. Fair

This conference is free to attend and open to any middle or high school students that identify as female, but they must sign-up for the event using the QR code. Historically, students have found the panel inspiring, the workshops fun and exciting, and the event an overall positive experience. This is an excellent opportunity for your students to learn about topics that might not be taught in school, as well as hear from students about their experiences studying S.T.E.M. Students should RSVP as soon as possible as spots are filling up quick!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

5th Annual Junior Legislator Program - Summer 2018


Are you a high school student or recent high school grad? Want to add a strong track record of civic engagement & community service to applications & résumés? Want to change the world?

Apply to become a 2018 Junior Legislator!

Junior Legislators will learn about State Government, propose their own law, plan & execute a special community service project, get hands-on experience as team members for the Assemblywoman in her District Office, meet community leaders & elected officials, and receive a Certificate of Recognition upon completion of the program.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 5 p.m.

Program Dates:
  • Orientation & Picture Day with Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher: Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • First Week: Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 6, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (No session on July 4)
  • Second Week: Tuesday, July 10 – Friday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Community Service Day: Saturday, July 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Final Week: Tuesday, July 17 – Friday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Presentation Night & Award Ceremony: Friday, July 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

A maximum of only 2 absences will be permitted.

For more information, contact our District Director, Francine Maigue, at



Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
Assemblymember, 80th District

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Karangalan Scholarship

Karangalan is a Tagalog word that means, “pride, dignity, and honor”. The Karangalan Scholarship, sponsored by the friends and family of the Filipino educators of the Sweetwater Union High School District, will be awarded to outstanding Filipino American senior students in the Sweetwater Union High School District who have demonstrated excellence in academics and community involvement.


The following eligibility requirement must be met:
1. You must be a high school senior of Filipino/Filipino-American descent enrolled in the Sweetwater Union High School District.
2. At the time of application, you must have a minimum 3.0 college weighted GPA.
3. Have applied to a 4 year college/university as a full-time student

Access Application Here

CSDFEA Larry Itliong Scholarship Award

CSDFEA is now accepting applications for the 2018 CSDFEA Larry Itliong Scholarship Award.

Please pass this information along to students who may qualify. Submission deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018


If you have any questions, please email

NEED A JOB? Earn $ Working at the Beach!

Crown Cove Aquatic Center
Lifeguard Teaching Assistant (LTA)
Position Qualifications & General Responsibilities

 Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification in:
Lifeguard Training and 1st Aid/CPR/AED
 At least 16 years of age
 Ability to move equipment in excess of 50 lbs.
 Familiarity with ocean environment and surf conditions preferred.
 Preferred experience with marine/outdoor recreational sports including: Kayak, Sail, Surf, Hawaiian Outrigger, Canoe, and/or SUP.

 Assist SWC Faculty/Instructors and CCAC program leaders as assigned.
 Display a positive, professional attitude at all times.
 Respond to all First Aid and Aquatic Rescues/Incidents while on-duty.
 Stage and stow related watercraft and program equipment for daily operations.
 Assure all CCAC participants are properly fitted for PFDs and paddling equipment.

 CA minimum wage ($11/hr) or higher, commensurate with experience.

CCAC 619-575-6176 (phone); Patrice Milkovich, Director (

Monday, April 9, 2018

FilGrad 2018 - High School Filipina/o graduation of San Diego

The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) is hosting its 9th annual High School Filipina/o graduation of San Diego (HS FilGrad), an event which recognizes the achievements of all San Diego high school Filipino/a graduating seniors. Participating graduates are exclusively eligible for a scholarship program sponsored by the Filipino American Educators Association of San Diego County (FILAMEDA).

FilGrad will take place on Saturday, June 2nd Logan Heights Branch Library. Class of 2018 graduates interested in participating may find our registration page here:  

Here is a promotional video of our 2016 HS FilGrad ceremony: Also attached below is a FilGrad press release for distribution.

If you are interested in helping us celebrate our Filipino/a students by making a donation, you may find our donation form here: If you would like to volunteer and/or invite us to make an informational presentation about HS FilGrad, please contact us at

We thank the San Diego community for their ever-present support in this event.

Best regards,

Heidi Dotimas, HS FilGrad Committee 2018

Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) - San Diego

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PSAT Core Curriculum Lesson

11th Grade Core Curriculum Lesson: 
Test Preparation and PSAT

Parents: Course Selection for 2018-2019 School Year

Over the past few weeks, students have met with their counselors to choose their classes for next year. Please review the yellow copy and return with your signature. 

If you have questions about the courses chosen, please call 619-474-9720 to discuss with your child’s counselor. 

If you child was absent and did not choose their classes yet, they will be called into the counseling center the first week in April. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Seniors! Going to Southwestern College?

It's assessment time!


Determine which test to take by visiting Assessment website at, and click on high school students section on the menu to the left. Don’t get left behind!

English, Reading & Math:

ESL & Math:

For more Information please contact:
Joseph Navarro
M/W 7:30AM-2:30PM at the SUHi Counseling Center

Outreach Office Phone: (619)482-6518

Parent Workshop Tomorrow: Career Exploration

Monday, March 12, 2018

FBI Teen Academy

The FBI Teen Academy is an opportunity for students to spend an interactive day with special agents and professional staff at the FBI building in Sorrento Valley. Students will participate in both classroom and hands-on activities while learning about the FBI’s core values. For example, classes will offer an insider’s look into FBI investigations into gangs, drugs, and terrorism, as well as involve discussions about the FBI’s use of computer forensics in cyber investigations.

FBI San Diego

FBI Teen Academy
**Includes Registration Link

Thursday, February 22, 2018

UCSD High School Volunteer Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities

For the ninth year, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California, San Diego, will offer its volunteer internship program for high school students entitled Research Experience for High School Students (REHS). As part of this program, students will be paired with an SDSC mentor and will work as part of a research team dedicated to a particular area of computational research.

From Parkinson's and diabetes research to neuroscience research, data analytics, science writing and more, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. Follow the links below to get started and then view the online application.

We look forward to have you join us this summer!

The Application Process – How to Apply

For detailed information about the program, please visit

For detailed internship project descriptions, please visit

To meet our 2018 mentors, please visit

To view the online application, plrase visit

Selected applicants will be contacted by SDSC personnel to arrange a personal interview no later than April 10, 2018.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at 858 534-5064 or email at

Filipinx in Education Reaffirming Community Empowerment (FIERCE)


My name is Aiko Delos Reyes and I am with a student-led-outreach program from the University of California, Santa Barbara known as Filipinx in Education Reaffirming Community Empowerment (FIERCE). This program is hosted by Kapatirang Pilipino, a Filipino-interest organization on UCSB’s campus. This event is a two-day and one-night all expenses paid for program for 9th-11th grade Filipino students throughout California. Students will not have to pay any fees out-of-pocket, our organization will take care of all transportation, housing and meals for students. Students will participate in various academic and cultural workshops that allow them to be aware of resources in order for them to pursue educational opportunities after high school as well as from a cultural empowerment through higher education.

I would like to extend an invitation and strongly encourage for your students to participate in this program. I'm aware that your school has the Mabuhay club and FIERCE would love nothing more than if its members were to participate in our program this year. If you would like more information about this program please visit our website ( or feel free to get in contact with me or another representative, Ericalyn Roflox.

Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest Regards,
Aiko Delos Reyes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 2

The Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship offers a $5,000 scholarship to five high school seniors in San Diego County. A second scholarship of $5,000 can also be earned, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing following the first year of college, for a total possible scholarship award of $10,000. 

The nominee must have demonstrated an ability to overcome personal obstacles associated with drugs or alcohol, a strong commitment to athletics and a desire to continue personal growth and development through higher education.  There is no minimum GPA requirement, but academic growth will be considered.

The following is a description of the scholarship, nomination criteria and submission process.

                    One-year scholarship for $5,000 for the school year September 2018  - June 2019
                    Scholarship recipients who remain in academic standing following their first year of college will earn an additional $5,000 scholarship for their second year of college
                    Eligible expenses include college tuition, books and on-campus housing
                    Recipients will be required to keep in periodic communication with the San Diego Hall of Champions, to report on their progress

Nomination Criteria:
                    High school senior who will enroll in either a two- or four-year college
                    Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol
                    Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports
                    Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility
                    Demonstrated academic growth
                    Demonstrated financial need
                    Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals

Submission process:
                    All submissions must include: the completed nomination form, a copy of the student’s high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or counselor.  The letter of recommendation should attest to why the nominee’s behavior, attitude, desire and character warrant this scholarship.
                    All nominations should be submitted by a coach, teacher, counselor or principal
Please submit application packets to:
San Diego Hall of Champions
Attn: Sarah Petitpierre-Branco
3840 Via De La Valle, Suite 300
Del Mar, CA 92014
                    Submission Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Please note that all documents must be postmarked on or before that date.

The selection of the qualified recipients will be made in March 2018 and the winners will be notified in early April 2018.  Recipients will be required to attend a local presentation ceremony and deliver brief acceptance remarks. 

For further information, please visit

Need help? See Scholarship Counselor, Mr. Briney.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The deadline for the FAFSA/CADA is 10 days away!

The deadline for the FAFSA/CADA is 10 days away!

Planning to continue doing to school after SUHi?Whether it’s community college, vocational school, 4-year university, or training program – the FAFSA/CADA will help you with the financial aid you need!


Our goal is to have 100% seniors complete their FAFSA/CADA.

Come by afterschool for help!

Here is the info you’ll need:

Quin Murphy Foundation Scholarship and Beautification Day Feb 24

Students who will attend SUHi's beautification clean-up day will increase their opportunity to be awarded the Quin Murphy Foundation scholarship. Beautification day is on Saturday, Feb 24th.

Brandon and Rachel, I will be videoing an announcement on our SUHI daily news to let students know about this.

Here are the links to the QMF and the scholarship:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SWAG Students With Academic Goals SAT Prep Academy

SWAG is an intensive, 3-week SAT Prep Academy located at Bayview Baptist Church, weekdays June 14-29.

Students must currently be in Grade 9, 10 or 11 (in Grade 10, 11 or 12 in Fall 2018.) The program includes SAT Instruction, Tutoring, Lunch, Team-Building and Field Trips to three local universities. SWAG applications are due March 23; it is a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Families must attend an Orientation in May and students must take a pre-test on June 2. Information and Application:

Red Devil Dreamers Lunch This Thursday

February 22nd

Should I attend?

● Do you have questions about immigration and DACA?

● Are you wondering how to help support friends or family members who are currently detained, or are impacted by the decisions being discussed by Congress and the President?

● Are you interested in starting a “lunch club” to continue to learn more about these issues and support each other?

● Are you interested in learning about scholarship opportunities for undocumented students?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please join us!

What : Lunch with an immigration attorney
( pizza will be provided - for the first 30 people! )

Where : Room 303 (Rosenbach’s room)

When : Thursday, February 22nd - Lunch (12:00 - 12:30)

Questions? See Ms. Elam (304) or Ms. Rottier (305)

Monday, February 12, 2018

College Tours - Sign Up Today!

Check out the upcoming local College Tour Opportunities for students sponsored by Red Devils After Hours.

SD Mesa Community College Friday 2/9/18 1:00pm – 4:30pm

CSU San Marcos Tuesday 2/27/18 11:30pm – 4:30pm

Point Loma Nazarene University Friday 3/9/18 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cuyamaca Community College TBD (April date)

Visit the Inferno Lounge for more info!

Tutoring Schedule for February 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Careers In Law Enforcement

If you live in Chula Vista you may be eligible to participate in a teen police academy, where students will graduate with a better understanding of law enforcement and the Chula Vista Police Department's role in the community.

Academies are offered once a year and there is no cost to participate.

The application period for the 2018 Teen Police Academy is now open. Please visit the link below for the online application. Applications are due on Jan. 31st. Spots are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Careers in Information Technology

Here’s a great opportunity for students that want to get their start in IT.  We still have plenty of room in the class!  For high school students, they must be at least 18 years old.

·        National City Adult School, Monday –Thursday 8:00-12:45

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Summer Student Research Internship Program at the Scripps Translational Science Institute - 2018

The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) is offering a Student Research Internship Program opportunity for highly motivated high school, undergraduate, and professional students taking place at our La Jolla site, starting in June 2018. 

 An informational link is below, flyer also attached, with further information and application details:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Connect2Careers After-School Workshops

During the next four weeks, for four consecutive Thursdays, we will have the following job readiness workshops put on by Connect2Careers, after school.

  • Building a Résumé: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Creating an Elevator Pitch: Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 3-4 p.m.
  • Preparing for Interviews: Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 3-4 p.m.
  • In-Demand Jobs: Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 3-4 p.m.
See Mr. Rodgers in the Inferno Lounge for more info. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Seniors! SUHi U Prep Starts Up Again Jan 18th!


Counselors are available Monday through Wednesday after school to help ANY senior during college application and financial aid season, but Thursdays are reserved to work intently with SUHI U Prep Seniors. SUHI U Prep students receive will optimize their chances in applying to colleges and universities around the nation. 

The Sweetwater High University Prep program’s goal is to support our students throughout the entire college application process. 

Mondays - Wednesdays
2:45PM - 4PM
College Apps and Financial Aid help with counselors after school

2:45 to 4PM
SUHi U Prep Senior workshops

Eligibility of SUHi Scholar Sash:
  • Attendance of 12 or more sessions
  • Admittance to a 4-year university
  • Submission of SUHi Foundation Scholarship application
  • Intent to Enroll to a 4-year university submitted


Session 12 – January 18
SUHI Foundation Guest Speaker: Martha Juarez
Session 13 – February 15
Money Matters: Credit, Debt, and Loans
How to Create a Budget
Session 14 - February 9
Financial Aid in Detail & The Award Letter: What Does it Mean?
Session 15 – March 15
Guest Speaker: Intent to Enroll Process and How to Choose
Session 16 – April 12
Guest Speaker: College Life - Homesickness and Stress, Dorms, and more!
April 27th
College Signing Day - SUHi U Prep Sash Awarding

2018 U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence

The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the sixth year of their partnership on the national U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. The program is currently accepting nominations and is open to all sophomore, junior and senior high school student-athletes in the United States.

The Award for Excellence program recognizes 25 outstanding high school student-athletes who are chosen as finalists based on their excellence in academics, athletics and community service.

“This program recognizes student-athletes who not only excel athletically and academically, but they are leaders in their communities,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. "Like our Soldiers, they understand the importance of leadership, teamwork and strive to be something more by doing more, not just for themselves but for their team, family and community."

"The Award for Excellence program celebrates the achievements of extraordinary high school-aged individuals who will shape the future of our country," said David Baker, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's president & CEO. "The Pro Football Hall of Fame appreciates the U.S. Army's support and commitment in shining the light on the values shared by these great young people and our Hall of Famers."

This spring, each finalist will be honored by Army Soldiers and a Gold Jacket (a term used to refer to living members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) during an event at his or her high school. Next August, all 25 finalists will convene in Canton, Ohio, for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. The finalists will be honored throughout the festivities, including the Hall of Fame Game, the NFL’s preseason opener. The 2018 Award for Excellence winner will be selected during a special recognition on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. He or she will receive a $2,500 grant from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will also be recognized during the Enshrinement Ceremony.