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Short story contest for kids ages 11-13

March 16, 2016 3 comments

BERTIEWriters ages 11 to 13 are invited to submit short stories to The Bertie writing contest.

Stories should be 1,500 words or less and must include an inter-generational aspect — at least two characters from different generations.

The contest is organized by local author Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of the acclaimed middle-grade novel Last in a Long Line of Rebels. Entries will be judged by a group of Atlanta-area children’s authors. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The submission deadline is April 1.

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Summer math program for rising 6th-8th graders

March 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Georgia GwinnettGeorgia Gwinnett College has opened registration for its 2016 Mathematics in Action summer enrichment program, open to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Students in the program will solve real-world math problems, play math games, and explore other math topics.

The program is held on the GGC campus in Lawrenceville and runs for four days — Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The college is offering two sessions: June 6-9 and June 13-16.

Categories: Summer programs

Free computer science summer program for 10th and 11th grade girls

March 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Girls Who CodeThere are only four days left to submit applications for the Girls Who Code seven-week summer immersion program, which will be offered at three locations around metro Atlanta during summer 2016.

Current 10th and 11th grade girls will receive instruction in coding and meet members of the business community, learning about the role computer science plays in a variety of industries. The program is designed for beginners — no coding experience is necessary.

The program will be held on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 6 to July 22. Locations are:

  • Accenture, 100 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, 30303
  • AT&T, 725 West Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 30308
  • GE, 2018 Powers Ferry Rd. SE, Atlanta, 30339

The summer immersion program is free to all participants. Students who have to pay for transportation to the program location may be eligible for a stipend to cover those costs. And for girls who qualify, cash scholarships of $400 to $1,400 may be available. This money is intended to offset the loss of wages for girls who would ordinarily need to work a summer job.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

Applications are due March 8.

Categories: Summer programs