Young people in kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to participate in Kids Voting Durham’s upcoming Youth Candidate Questionnaire & Guide and Youth Forum. Click here to take a survey that asks what is important to you and what you want done to improve our city. The answers will be compiled and students will be the ones running the forum and asking questions of candidates running for mayor and the City Council.
Upcoming Scholarship Fair
Attention, students: It’s not too early to start getting ready for Infinite Scholars’ Scholarship Fair, which will be held at the Emily K Center (904 W Chapel Hill St) on Thursday, October 5, 9am–noon. This Scholarship Fair is open to all students. Representatives from colleges and universities will be there to talk about scholarships, and some will be accepting students and offering scholarships on the spot. You’ll need to have multiple copies of your transcripts, ACT/SAT test scores, letters of recommendation, and resumé. Start giving thought to and putting together an essay called “Why I Want to Go to College,” because you’ll need copies of that, too. It’s free to attend, but you must register first. Visit infinitescholar.org and pass on this info to your friends.
Homework Help Wednesdays
Free Homework Help group sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Durham Memorial Baptist Church (133 Robbins Rd). Dedicated volunteers will help students understand and carry out their homework assignments, and they’ll try to fit in as much personalized help as possible. Seats are limited, so you must register by calling 919-596-7350. (Homework Help is available on Wednesdays through December 20.)
Free college-level courses
Keep your skills sharp and have fun learning new things over your summer vacation. edX is an online source for finding classes offered by renowned colleges and universities from around the world that you can take for free. Some courses start on specific dates and others are totally self-paced. Most require that you dedicate a few hours per week to the course, and although work is involved, you don’t have to worry about finals and term papers. Here are some upcoming courses; click here to explore the site and look for classes on subjects you’re interested in.
Arabic classes for k–6
Arabic Classes are being offered on Saturdays from 6 to 7:30pm at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman’s Fayetteville St masjid (3034 Fayetteville St). These classes are for young people from kindergarten through 6th grade. Call 919-394-7336 or write to email@example.com for more info.