Program Opportunities

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

    Life Sciences Career Lab at the Buffalo Zoo: In January 2020, the Buffalo Zoo is pleased to offer our Life Science Career Lab for teens ages 14-18 who have limited opportunities to gain exposure to life science careers. See website to see if you are eligible.

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference: This is a two-day professional development event specifically designed for interested, invested and committed to the sustainability of HBCU's. Go to the website for more detail and to register.

    Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession: The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Moynihan Scholarship Fund sponsor the Career Opporrtunities in the Accounting Profession program

    Humanities Overnight Program for Juniors: Join the Humanities Overnight Program, a two-day event tailored specifically for high school juniors with a demonstrated interested in the humanities. During the event, students will have the opportunity to sit in on classes and experience the college life.

    Tech Savvy Buffalo 2020: Attention Girls grades 6th - 12th: The 15th annual Tech Savvy conference will be held on Saturday, March 21, at UB's North Campus. This year's keynote speaker is NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson. The conference features 20 fun workshops to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Parents and educational professionals are also invited to sessions to help you support girl's path to STEM and plans for college. Visit website for all the detail.

    William & Mary National Inst. of American History and Democracy: The Pre-College Summer Program in American History immerses rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students in a three-week history course taught "on-site" at the abundant museums and historic places in eastern Virginia. Students earn 4-college credits. See website for more details.

    Stanford Academic Programs for High School Students: This academic year, Stanford University will once again select top high school students from around the world to participate in engaging academic programs designed just for them. See website  for more details.

    Buffalo eoc Calling All High School: Calling all High School Seniors. Discover your options at ECO. Sat. April 25th at 10:00am-11:30am. 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203. For more information visit: or call Duvi Sanchez at 716.645.1871

    FEMA'S Youth Preparedness Council: Leading at youth preparedness camps, deploying with CERT for major disasters, and speaking at national conferences-these are just a few examples of what members of FEMA's Youth Preparedness Council have been or will be up to this year. To apply see the website for more detail.

    International Fellowship, Inc. Host an Exchange Student:  Host an Exchange Student and broadenyour horizons by inviting a new culture into your home. Exchange students ranging from ages 15-18 awhost families for the upcoming school year. All that is required of a host family is to provide meals, a bed,laundry facilities, and a place to study and the guidance and care you would offer your own child.

    Amherst Youth Consortium: Amherst Youth Consortium members are high school and college students who have pledge to be nicotine, alcohol and other drug-free and to be visible role models who live healthy lifestyles. Their work includes presenting information, facilitating discussions, and engaging children, youth and adults in activities which promote wellness, asset building and good decision making.

    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, 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 Hotline: LendEDU 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

    Erie 1 BOCES  announces 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 is 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 to learn 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

    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 or call 322-7050 and ask to speak with a recruitment team member. 

    YouthWorks, Amherst 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.

    Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences: The voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight programs designed to expose high school seniors to the diversity of the Tufts community. See website for dates and details.