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Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Free Summer 2024 Residency Week. Apply by April 12

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Seattle ACAP (the Accounting Career Awareness Program) is pleased to invite applicants from WA state high school students of color to its Summer 2024 Residency Week program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. ACAP’s mission is to help underrepresented students realize academic and career opportunities in accounting and business. Program dates are Sunday, July 21-Friday, July 26 and Priority application deadline: April 12 or when program is full.

This free, week-long residential program for rising WA state high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors introduces participants to accounting and the many opportunities offered in a career field actively seeking to diversify its workforce. Participants reside on campus, learn in and out of the classroom, visit accounting firms, build valuable life skills, and network with other ACAP students and diverse professionals while enjoying a taste of campus life. This program is 100% free and includes housing in campus dorms, food, and all activities. Apply Now! Priority deadline is April 12, 2024. For more information: visit our ACAP website or email

Feb. & March

The Port of Seattle NMA Annual Speech Contest Due Feb. 29

The Port of Seattle chapter of the National Management Association (NMA) is hosting their annual speech contest for high school students. The local chapter of the National Management Association is hosting a high school speech contest where the winner will win a trip to Orlando to compete for a $2,000 first prize at our national convention. With the trip, the student will also win a pass to an amusement park of their choice in Orlando. More details and information is available on the NMA website or contact Arthur Kim; for more info!

Prospective Running Start (Gr: 10 & 11)

Ballard HS Sophomores and Juniors

BHS Counselors Running Start Info Sessions

What is Running Start? Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in a WA State public high school to take college courses at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses. Info sessions at Ballard HS start March 6 visit the Featured News to learn more.

North Seattle College Info Sessions

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High School Sophomores and Juniors interested in learning about the opportunities at the North Seattle College? RSVP to an info session below or NSC website for more information.

Info session dates/times:

  • Tuesday, March 26: 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 8: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24: 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 8: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Students/families should RSVP on the North Seattle website to receive the Zoom link. Learn more about Running Start on the Ballard HS Running Start page.

Parents/Guardians! Staff! Students!

Nominate a School Counselor by March 5

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Nominate SPS School Counselor of the Year 2024 National School Counselors Week Feb. 5-9. To continue the celebration, SPS is taking nominations to recognize all school counselors for their unique and integral roles in our schools. Complete the Counselor of the Year Form if interested to nominate a School Counselor. The form is open until March 5.  After the nominations are collected, the final vote will be decided by SPS school counselors only. BHS School Counselors: Sonja Petersen (A-Deg), Maya McKenzie (Deh-Kar), Tom Kramer (Kas-Pes), Gail Olson Laing (Pet-Wat), & Katie Huguenin (Wau-Z). The winner will be announced by the district in June.

Joon Free Online Therapy

Students! Do you know you can get free online therapy paid for by the City of Seattle through June 30? See your school counselor for more information or check out Joon – a Seattle-based company that provides online therapeutic services for 13-24 years old.

Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? Feeling depressed or sad, unmotivated or lost? Having problems with friends or family? Joon can help. Students are matched with a therapist with expertise in their particular areas of need. Their therapists use evidenced-based practices like cognitive behavioral therapy to help reach unique goals. Joon is a free service paid for by the City of Seattle Human Services Dept. through June 30, 2024. For mental health crisis, reach out to the TeenLink.

FAFSA & WASFA Forms Available

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The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and the WASFA Washington Application for State Financial aid are now available. Follow updates on the FAFSA Featured News.

Ninth Circuit Essay and Video Contest March 8

Ninth Circuit Essay and Video Contest | 2024 marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Students are invited to submit an essay and/or video reflecting on the legacy of this decision for cash prizes. Learn more and don’t miss the deadline March 8, 2024.

Full Paid Cosmetology Scholarship Contest Mar. 13

Apply for a full paid cosmetology scholarship to Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes. For their 15 month program. Write a 500-word essay or record a 2 minute personal video about why you are interested in cosmetology and want to pursue your education at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes. Participants will participate in an Instagram contest where you can show off your hair, makeup and fashion skills. 

Enter now, deadline for submission is Wed, March 13 at 6 p.m.

Questions? Email or visit the Aveda website.

Department of Health Science Contest Registration March 1 – April 15 

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The Wa. State Dept. of Health (DOH) is calling on all high school students to enter the Wa. Tracking Network’s (WTN) third annual Youth Science Contest. The contest is an opportunity for high school students to develop their science and communication skills by working with health and environmental data from their own communities. Students learn how to work with data, communicate the knowledge they’ve learned about the health of their communities, and use that data to affect positive change,” said Jennifer Sabel, WTN manager. “Since its first year, the contest has almost tripled in size.”  

 Students can choose from three tracks: 

  • Health Science – students perform an analysis with WTN data to reveal correlations, impacts, and/or disparities.   
  • Science Communication – students identify an issue important to them using WTN data and develop a message to increase awareness or drive action related to the issue.  
  • Program and Policy Design – students use WTN tools and data to address health and equity concerns by developing a public policy proposal or working with a local organization to create or improve a project or program. 

Learn more on the Youth Science Contest page and apply today!

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Gear Up Washington State News College Visits

Why Visit Colleges: Get a firsthand view, Get answers to your questions, Get valuable information, and Get ready to decide. Research shows that students who attend at least I college visit are 1½ times more likely to enroll in college after high school graduation, & even 3 times more likely if a parent attends the college visit with the student.

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Visiting a campus can help you get a first-hand look at a school or program to see if it is a good fit. You can see what the atmosphere is like. Find out what support programs are offered and talk to faculty, financial aid and admissions office, and other students.

Jobs, Internship Opportunities

Woodland Park Zoo Spring Hiring Fair March 19

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Learn about exciting seasonal job opportunities at our spring Hiring Fair. Explore open roles, chat with our staff and discover more about working at Woodland Park Zoo. We can’t wait to meet you on March 19, 2024 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Woodland Park Zoo Center for Wildlife Conservation Boardroom. Enter the Hiring Fair through the Center for Wildlife Conservation (off of the Otter Lot, 5500 Phinney Ave N).

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified employees. As a 24/7 environment, we have avariety of career opportunities, including positions in animal management, development, education, facilities, horticulture, guest services, information technology, marketing, retail, security and more. At the zoo, employment is more than just a job. Employees are able to develop their appreciation of animals, the natural world and the need for conservation on a local and global level, while contributing. Learn more on the Woodland Park Zoo website.

Teens in Public Service (TIPS) Summer Internships Apply by March 4

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There is less than one week left to apply for a PAID summer internship with Teens in Public Service. Be paired with a local non-profit organization this summer and earn up to $3200. The deadline is midnight on Monday, March 4. See your school counselor for more information or additional resources are on our Featured News post.

Teens in Public Service (TIPS) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit dedicated to developing young leaders committed to their communities. TIPS hires teen leaders for paid community service internships and pairs them with nonprofit organizations over the summer. Program consists of 6 – 8 weeks of meaningful work experience, an opportunity to grow job readiness & leadership skills.

Little League Teen Umpires Needed Paid or SL Hours

Make the Call!

Thinking about a part time job this spring? Ballard Little League is seeking teen umpires for spring baseball and softball games. No experience necessary, they will train!

Pay is $25-$38 a game (or service hours). All equipment provided. Come help provide our younger players a “real game day” experience by umping games between March-June. It’s a fun atmosphere and a way to give back to Little League. Teen will be paired with an adult volunteer umpire for most games.

Sign up on the Ballard Little League website or for more information, email

You Grow Girl Internship

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Paid Internship opportunity for female-identifying youth, 17 years old and older. You Grow Girl! is accepting applications for their upcoming cohort for their Peer Support Vocational Training Program. Youth with lived experiences participating in mental health and other service systems who are interested in supporting systems-involved middle-school aged youth through peer mentorship are encouraged to apply. Completion of this program includes a stipend of $1,000 and attainment of industry recognized professional credentials and employment opportunities. Call or text You Grow Girl! at (206) 417-9904 for more information.

Umpire/Referee Postions

Umpire/Referee positions (16 and older) through Umpires Northwest LLC and Sports Officials Northwest LLC. Umpires NW is looking for new & experienced Baseball/Softball Officials 16 years old or older to officiate Youth Baseball and/or Fastpitch Softball Games. Great pay ($40-$65 per game), flexible schedules, training provided, no upfront cost (we can provide protective gear if needed) and local area games. Check us out at our Umpires NW website for more details. Contacts: Steve Reed at or 206-962-9113 and Pablo de Leon Jr at or 206-271-3722.

Kaspers Catering (Magnolia 34th & Emerson)

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We have positions currently open for students for Part Time Jobs. We offer some flexible schedules, good pay, delicious meals, and different positions to try out! Positions Available: Warehouse Assistance, Laundry, Dishwashers and Kitchen Helpers

These positions could advance to working at events – weddings, galas, and corporate events and this is a great learning opportunity in a fun and local location. During school year these positions are usually on Saturday and Sundays. Flexible hours available during the summer and school holidays. Please contact Lucas Weber at Location is 3656 34th Ave West, in Magnolia near Metropolitan Market.


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