Thursday, January 20, 2022

KPMG Future Leaders Program

The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards twenty-two top female high school seniors the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to golf. The program’s main purpose is to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers.

Selected KPMG Future Leader Recipients receive:
  • An annual scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
  • A KPMG Future Leaders Retreat that will focus on leadership training, career development, and the college transition. 
  • *Please note, we’re hoping to plan for an in-person retreat in Summer 2022, however the health and safety of our participants is top priority. We will continue to assess the situation and will consider a virtual model if necessary.
A pairing with a mentor for one year; the mentor being a female executive that attended the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.

Applicant criteria includes:
  • High school female senior planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester
  • Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Interest in a business or STEM academic track
  • Demonstrates a significant financial need
  • Letter of recommendation from a nonprofit/community organization
Please CLICK HERE for the 2022 KPMG Future Leaders Program application. If you have any questions, please contact: georgia@foresight-strategies.com.

College and University Summer Programs


The summer time is a wonderful time to gain valuable experience in college life. 

Here is a list of summer programs at colleges and universities around the country, compliments of Class of 2023 Secretary Yarely Duarte.

You can also see our latest posts on summer programs here

Although many of these programs have a cost, many offer scholarships to help you. 

If you have any questions, please see your counselor. 



 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wellness Wednesday: Make it a Great Day

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

Starting each day off with a positive mindset sets the foundation for a great day. Positive thinking, or an optimistic attitude, is the practice of focusing on the good in any given situation. It can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. It means you approach the good and the bad in life with the expectation that things will go well. Adapted fromWebMD


Self-Care Tip: Start the day with a positive intention, “Today I will…”


Kindness Challenge: Meet a friend and go for a walk/talk outside. 


Because YOU play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe, don't forget if you see something, say something. 

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀


Virtual Wellness Room

Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Mental Health Resources in Spanish and English

Please following the following links for mental health resources provided by the San Diego County of Education.

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Friday, January 14, 2022

Pre-College Summer Programs

From a college admissions perspective, a strong academic profile alone is not enough to gain admission into highly selective colleges and universities. Applicants must convey to admissions committees a purposeful commitment to involvement and leadership outside the classroom

Hear from professors discussing topics of entrepreneurship, space science and physics in three webinars highlighting popular high school pre-college summer programs.

An Evening with Tufts University Pre-College Programs
featuring Professor Indicula Mathew
Thursday, January 20th 8 pm ET
Register here

An Evening with NYU Pre-College Programs
featuring Andrew LaVenia
Wednesday, January 26th 8 pm ET
Register here

An Evening with University of Wisconsin - Madison Precollege Programs
featuring Professor Alexa Ross
Thursday, February 10th 8 pm ET
Register here


For any questions, feel free to contact AcceptU directly at info@acceptu.com

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wellness Wednesday: Respect

Happy New Year and Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Today's theme is respect. Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves. Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them. Respect  builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing.


This week we are starting the "SUHi Say Something" campaign. Because students play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe we are asking for them if they see something, to say something. 

They can really make a difference.

Bullying, substance abuse, relationship violence, and gang activity thrive in environments where bystanders tolerate activities that they know are wrong. Speaking out can make a difference in one person's life or even your whole school.

Making a difference isn't always easy; it can be uncomfortable to speak out for what is right. This form gives you a way to speak out anonymously.

Tips submitted through the below website are entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

 Kindness Challenge: Share an inspiring quote to give someone a boost today.


Self-Care Tip: Let go of being busy. Take breaks. You deserve it.


Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Virtual Wellness Room

Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Monday, January 10, 2022

Our Safe Space - January Calendar

 Our Safe Space appreciates the community that they work in and continue to provide flexible services for our LGBTQIA+ youth. 

Our Safe Space acknowledges that we have been challenged with this pandemic for about a year now and understand how difficult it is for the community. 

Our Safe Space continues to ask you all to keep practicing self-care and remember how resilient you all are.

Email oursafeplace@csbcs.org for more info.