ACT Prep Review
APlus Test Prep & Academic Services presents a free ACT Prep Review on Saturday, January 11, 10am–noon, at 3500 Westgate Dr (Suite 405). During this free session, high school can learn more about the upcoming comprehensive ACT test (on February 25), which can help determine who gets college scholarships and financial-aid opportunities. Click here for more info and to register.
Another ACT Prep Review will be held on Saturday, January 25, 11am–12:30pm, at the same location. Click here for more info and to register.
Health-education workshops for teens
The Community Health Coalition announces a new workshop series, The ABCs to Healthy Living from Your, the Youths’, Point of View, for young people ages 12 to 18. This free workshop series will run for eight sessions on Tuesdays, 4:15–6pm, at North Carolina Central University’s Wellness Clinic (500 Nelson St, in the Miller Morgan Building) from January 21 to March 10. Participants are invited to learn how drinking and vaping can adversely affect their health. Snacks will be provided, and each participant will receive a camera and $25 at the end of the program. Call 919-470-8680 for more info and to register.
Students (and sometimes even their parents) often feel that reporting bullying and drugs/weapons possession at school can put themselves at risk. Durham Public Schools has started its Text-a-Tip program, which simplifies the process and makes it totally anonymous. You have two choices:
DPS employment opportunities
Click here to see the list of full- and part-time jobs at Durham Public Schools. This list is up to date, so if you’re looking for work, check back periodically.
Free tutoring program
First Calvary Baptist Church and the West End Community Foundation’s free Project FINE Tutorial Program is underway and ready to help students (kindergarten through college) with one-to-one tutoring and remediation assistance. Snacks will be provided. Study sessions will be held 10am to noon at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St) on Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, and February 1. Contact Elnora Shields at 919-688-7833 or email@example.com, or DeWarren Langley at 919-937-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your child’s study session.
Get loads of information on various school-related topics by listening to the Center for Family Engagement’s podcast, “Notes from the Backpack.” Click here for more info and to see a list of podcasts to choose from.
DPR computer labs
Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean you have to lose access to computers. Here’s where you can go to use a computer free of charge during your summer vacation:
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.