• Student Opportunities and Events

    Cleveland Clinic K-12 Education Connected Learning Programs

    With the continued need for online learning and Cleveland Clinic’s continued commitment to provide our community with accurate COVID-19 information, we have extended our spring schedule of free web-based programs. By attending our May connected learning offerings, students will have the unique opportunity to engage with Cleveland Clinic caregivers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is information on upcoming sessions, including dates, times, suggested grade ranges for participants, and registration links.

    The Worldwide Classroom® Program (Grades 6–12)

    This program engages middle and high school students in topical explorations of health issues and health science and medicine career opportunities. Each connected learning experience includes interactive exchanges with healthcare professionals that are designed to influence and encourage students to make healthy life choices and to explore health science and medicine career paths.

    Meet a Respiratory Therapist

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm:
    In this session, José Ramos, BSRT, RRT, will share his professional journey as a respiratory therapist, including his experience treating those who are COVID+ and other hospitalized patients during this critical time. 
    Click Here for the Respiratory Therapist link
    COVID-19 Updates
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Grades K-5 | 2:00 -2:45 pm
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Grades 6-12 |3:00 - 3:45 pm
    Join Dr. Kristin Englund from Cleveland Clinic’s Infectious Disease Department as she provides an update on the current landscape of COVID-19, shares best safety practices, and answers questions.
    Click Here for K-5 Covid-19 link
    Click Here for 6-12 Covid-19 link
    If you would like your students to participate in these free web-based programs, simply share the link and encourage them to register. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Boonshoft Museum Virtual Camp

    Want the experience of camp this summer, but from the comfort of your own home? We are excited to introduce Camp in a Box! This all new camp includes a daily challenge, experiment, or an item to make, and the option of live instruction with the opportunity to explore and learn with your fellow campers in our virtual classrooms. Participate in field trips, behind the scenes experiences, and so much more! Most importantly, your box is mindfully put together by our education team, filled with all the things you need for camp, and delivered right to your doorstep or available for pick-up at the Museum!
    Click Here for details.

    Nordson Builds Scholarships 

    Applications Open: January 15 - May 15
    Students can apply for scholarships within three categories:
    Career and Technical Scholarships Awarded to students pursuing credit-based certificates or associate degrees at an accredited community college or trade school
    University Scholars Scholarships Awarded to students pursuing four-year degrees at accredited colleges or universities
    Creating Equity in Industry Scholarships Awarded to underrepresented students as part of our goal to promote gender and racial equity and develop a diverse manufacturing workforce.
    To apply or view a list of Nordson locations, visit: https://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson 

    Congressional Art Competition

    The Congressional Art Competition is an annual opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students living in the Eleventh Congressional District.
    As classes transitioned online, so has the competition! This year, a picture of your artwork will be accepted digitally. This is an opportunity to be creative with the materials that you may already have at home.
    Artwork from the following mediums may be submitted: paintings, drawings, collages (two dimensional), prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photographs.
    The winner and one member of his/her family will receive a complimentary trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Art Competition Reception.
    The deadline for submission of artwork is 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
    Please visit https://fudge.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/ for more information.
    Click Here for the list of cities within Ohio's 11th Congressional District.
    Click Here for the letter to the CEO.

    2020 Cleveland Mock Trial Writing Competition

    Students are invited to write a persuasive essay based on any of the writing prompts included here, based on the 2020 Cleveland Mock Trial Competition modified for remote learning and the Police Encounters lesson of The 3Rs: Rights●Responsibilities●Realities, a program of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
    Papers should be between four and ten pages in length. Please be conscientious about grammar, spelling, and neatness, as well as substantive content. The essays are due on Monday, May 25, 2020, and must be clearly marked with students’ names, teachers, and schools.
    The essays may be emailed to:
    Jessica Paine, Director of Community Programs
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Scoring rubric available at tinyurl.com/EssayRubric2020.
    Click Here for the writing prompts and case.

    Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

    CPT’s STEP is an arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from low-income families in a powerful 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production and set design/construction. Performance Ensemble focuses on play creation and performance, Technical Team focuses on production and set design/production, and both groups work collaboratively to successfully tour an original play to public parks throughout the city of Cleveland. These are paid positions, and bus tickets are provided for youth who get accepted into program. YOUTH MUST AUDITION TO BE CONSIDERED, and auditions are for Performance Ensemble and Technical Team. Please direct questions and referrals to Molly Andrews-Hinders, STEP Program Director, phone: 216-631-2727 ext. 236.  
    Click Here for program details.
    Click Here for the audition schedule.



    Summer Jobs at Cleveland Metroparks

    Cleveland Metroparks has posted an advertisement for summer Natural Resources Aides which may be a wonderful opportunity for your 16+ year old students. These field positions are designed for high school and college freshmen/sophomores to work closely with professionals who will provide hands-on job training and career exploration opportunities.
    These positions will pay $9 for new hires and will work 2-3 days a week over the summer (specific days of the week to be worked out with each individual hire). Also, they will report to the West Creek Management Center in Parma which is within 1/4 miles of an RTA bus stop.
    Click Here for details. 



    When: July 9-11, 2020

    MEDCAMP is designed to provide "hands-on" experiences in bio-medial science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the fields of clinical medicine.

    Applicants must be 18 years old by the day of MEDCAMP, graduated high school, must be enrolled at a college or university entering their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate education and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. 

    Click Here for the informational flyer


    Silver and Gold Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2020
    The 2020 Silver & Gold scholarships are awarded to students of safety force personnel who are entering college this fall. The total awarded this year will exceed $7,000.00 (but not to exceed $8,500.00) divided among the winning applicants.
    Click Here for details and application.