Program Opportunities

  •  Program Opportunities

    Choices Explorer   Choices Explorer has hundreds of career profiles. Discover which ones are best for you. Go to www.bridges.com. Your Site ID is 0100830. Your Password is: amherst.

    Call the FAFSA Hotline:1-800-808-1790 Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 5:00 pm

    NYU School of Professional Studies: Instead of pursuing a college degree immediately, some students might benefit more from an educational experience after graduation that allows them to hone key skills and gain confidence in doing college-level work. Other students wonder if college is really for them. To meet the needs of these students, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) has launched the Access program. This 10-month course of study is designed for graduating high school seniors who seek to sharpen their academic and career-focused skills, while deciding what comes next. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. To learn more about the NYUSPS Access program, please visit sps.nyu.edu/access or call 212-998-7035.

    Selective Service: Young men MUST register for Selective Service, it's the Law. Fill in a simple registration form within 30 days of your 18th birthday. If you're a resident of the United States you must register, even if you're from another country and not a U.S. citizen; living in the U.S. illegally. It's easy to register with Selective Service. You can enter your information via the internet at http://www.sss.gov, or complete, sign and return the card you may get in the mail, or fill out an SSS registration form at a Post Office. Registering with Selective Service does NOT mean joining the military. Students who are not registered won't qualify for federal student aid and grant programs. You must be registered with Selective Service to work for the federal government. You must be registered to receive United States citizenship if you were not born in the U.S. Not registering is against the law.

    LendEDU Financial Aid HotlineLendEDU launched a new tool to help students and families navigate financial aid, scholarships, grants, and student loans. The tool, known as LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline, is a free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarships, and student loans. Simply text-in your financial aid questions to the hotline at 302-278-4037 and you will receive a detailed response from their team within 15 minutes. The URL is https://lendedu.com/blog/text-in-hotline/.

    Erie1Boces;  is announcing a newly developed "Pre-Apprentice" Partnership model that is available for all current and incoming Collision Repair students. The WNY iCar Consortium, Carubba Collision, Collision Masters, Gabe's Collision, Joe Basil Chevrolet, and West Herr have graciously teamed up with E1B CTE to provide what is sure to be an exceptional experience. See your counselor for all the information. 

    Job Corps Recruiting:  offered by the U.S. Department of Labor is a program for 16 to 24 year olds at NO COST to  eligible students. Attend an Orientation Session tolearn more about job corps & schedule an interview for admissions. High School Graduates and Non-Graduates encouraged to apply. Office (1-585-344-6726 or email Kantor.Luke@JobCorps.org

    People Inc People Inc. is Western New York's leading non-profit human services agency. Through a variety of services including residential, employment, community outreach, health care and recreation programs, they help seniors, families and people with disabilities live more healthy, independent and productive lives. Volunteer benefits to students: Work experience in field of study; resume builder; career exploration; interview experience; consideration for employment; course credit, contingent upon school requirements; and training. For more information, please email internships@people-inc.org or call 322-7050 and ask to speak with a recruitment team member. 

    YouthWorks, Amherst YouthWork$ is a year round service that works as a liaison between Amherst residents with extra jobs in or around their home and Amherst youth ages 12-20 who are interested in working with these residents. Help wanted with raking and mowing, yard clean-up, snow removal, child care, computer tutoring etc... For more information call Robin at 631-7217.

    Summer Cancer Research Program for Juniors: Seven-week funded opportunity for high school juniors to conduct a mentored project at Roswell park in a topic of their choosing. Roswell Park has a sixty-seven year track record of providing students at key junctures in their education with research experiences in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research to make informed decisions and prepare them for college majors in STEM. To be considered you must apply by January 10, 2019.

    Japanese Boy Seeking Host Family for Remainder of School Year: Shigetaka is a 10th grade student hoping to become a Amherst High School student. He is currently in 10th grade and enjoys playing baseball, vollyball, reading, cooking and playing video games. He has an excellent understanding of english, and speaks and reads well. He hopes to be a doctor one day. If you are interested in more information, contact Vicky Cleland at International Fellowship, 1-800-647-8839 or locally at 716-326-7277.