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ACES Database

The ACES Database is a resource for ACES Bigs, Littles, and parents to discover future-focused resources and opportunities from BBBSKC and community partners. Use the links below to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Academic Support: Young Achievers

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The YMCA Young Achievers Program registration is now open. Young Achievers is dedicated to the academic, personal, and career development of teens in grades 7-12th. Young Achievers meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the UMKC campus. Students receive career workshops, ACT test preparation, college financial planning, resume building, among other opportunities. The registration fee is $100, and financial assistance is available. Lunch is provided each Saturday.

For more information, contact Christopher Madden at 816-360-3379.

KC Chamber of Commerce Internships

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The KC Chamber of Commerce currently has unpaid internships available for the Spring semesters in the following departments: Public Policy, World Trade Center, and Civic and Community Initiatives.

Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database

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Looking for scholarship opportunties? The Greater KC Community Foundation Scholarship Database lists a variety of scholarships for students of all ages.

ACES Events

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Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of ACES events for our Bigs and Littles.  

ACES Laptop

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There is now a laptop available for ACES Littles at the BBBS office! Littles can stop by the office to complete a job application, apply for a scholarship, or finalize a college application. The laptop will also provide a working space for Bigs and Littles to work on projects together in the comfort of the BBBS office.

If matches are interested in utilizing the laptop, please contact your case manager to set up a time to come to the BBBS office and complete a project.

ACT Prep Class

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Does your Little need support in preparing for the ACT? BBBS is offering an ACT Prep Class with Urban League at a discounted rate for BBBS Littles. Here are some things to note:

-A student or family is responsible for paying $10 for their portion of the class (BBBS will cover the rest of the cost)

-A student must share their score with BBBS after taking the test

Additional information and class dates can be found at the link below. If interested, please contact Tami Carolan to sign up: tami@bbbskc.org

Kansas Works

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For students in Kansas: Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee or information on an industry or workforce, KANSASWORKS is for you.

Visit the Kansas Works website for more information.

Missouri State University BBBS Scholarship

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Hickok Family Foundation Scholarship Requirements: A single $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually. The Recipient of this award will be an undergraduate student properly enrolled at Missouri State University seeking a degree in Computer Science. The student must be from the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and have participated in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is automatically renewable to be received a maximum of 4 years as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

How to Access the Application:

1. Access the My.Missouristate.edu Portal.

2. Select the Profile Tab and find the Financial Aid Channel.

3. Select the General and Departmental Scholarship Application Link.

4. This will automatically log one into the Scholarship Application System. Students should then select the application describing their student type at the beginning of the Fall 2018 Semester.

National Congress of Black Women-Kansas City

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Each year the Kansas City Chapter awards two education scholarships to deserving students in the KC metropolitan area. One scholarship is awarded to a traditional college student entering college for the first time, and the other scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional college student, adult student, or a student enrolled in vocational or trade school. Scholarship applications are accepted in early September. For more informationa and application updates, visit the link below.

Scholarship Junkies

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Visit Scholarship Junkies for support in applying for scholarships.

Scholarship 360

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Visit Scholarship 360 for support in applying for scholarships.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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TMCF awards nearly 500 scholarships a year to high-achieving students. Visit the link below for current scholarship information.

MNU Organizational Leadership Program

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MidAmerica Nazarene University is offering a 20% discount on its Organizational Leadership program for Bigs & Littles. This benefit also extends to immediate family members. If interested, contact pgadmissions@mnu.edu.

FAFSA Time

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The FAFSA window for application opens on October 1st. All high school seniors and college students who will be attending school for the 2019/2020 school year should plan on filling out the FAFSA. It is mandatory as part of enrolling in college and receiving financial aid, grants and scholarships. The early bird gets the worm….or at least access to more funding! Most states award financial aid on a first come first served basis and students who file early tend to receive twice as much grant money. Here's the information you should gather to file early:

1) Visit FAFSA.org to create a FAFSA ID right away. Both student and parent/guardian need to complete this step.

2) Have your social security number in hand.

3) Parent/Guardian needs to have their 2017 tax records available.

4) Have a list of schools that you are interested in attending or have been accepted to as they will receive your information automatically and determine additional aid that you may receive from the school.

We are here to help! We have computers and wi-fi. Talk to your Case Manager if you are interested in visiting the office to work on your application.

Better Money Habits

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ACES Bigs, want an interactive tool to talk with your Little about money and finances? Check out Better Money Habits, which is an interactive tool developed by Bank of America with Kahn Academy that can help you mentor your Little about money and finances. The mobile site puts easy-to-understand, unbiased information on a wide range of personal finance topics in the palm of your hand. Through the site, you can also learn about the basics of banking, budgeting, saving and building credit.

Waffle House is Hiring!

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Waffle House is hiring! Applicants must be 16 years old or older. For details, video testimonials, and to apply online, check out www.whcareers.com. Waffle House is also hiring for management positions including restaurant manager, district manager and division manager. Please email Chandra Clark at chandra@bbbskc.org after you submit your online application.

HOPE Scholarship (Honeywell)

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The Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity through Education (HOPE) Scholarship prepares students for skilled positions at the Kansas City National Security Campus where science, technology and innovation converge. These are modern manufacturing jobs in support of national security. The HOPE Scholarship Program is for students with great character and a strong work ethic.

Once selected, our HOPE scholarship students are matched with a Honeywell mentor to guide you and prepare you for an exciting career in manufacturing. Our awesome mentors get to know their students on a personal level, spend time helping them identify the right career path and encourage them throughout their training. Some of our HOPE scholarship recipients also join us as paid summer interns.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to a full-ride scholarship for each year of full-time enrollment in a two-year trade or technical program at a local community college. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years, pending good academic standing. Awards are based on academic achievement, character, work experience, financial need and intended field of study. The deadline to apply each year is March 1.

Think this sounds like a good path for you? Apply Now!

Honeywell Black Achievers Society Engineering Education Partnership

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Honeywell offers two $5,000 annual, renewable scholarships for African American students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science.

Criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)
  • African American student pursuing bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science (mechanical, industrial, electrical, chemical)
  • Must be accepted to a 4-year ABET college or university (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology, Inc.)
  • Special consideration will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University
  • Renewable for 4 years if student maintains a 3.0 GPA

Kansas City area community college students who have been accepted to transfer to an accredited four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering are also eligible to apply.

Baker Builds Achievers

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Baker University has formed an educational partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City!

  • Volunteers are offered a 15% tuition discount on School of Professional and Graduate Studies and School of Education bachelor’s and master’s degree programs
  • Littles are offered a $2,000 annual scholarship on College of Arts and Sciences degree programs at our traditional campus in Baldwin City

For more information, call or text 913-270-1307. Students and Bigs, if you plan to take advantage of this scholarship/tuition discount, please email Chandra Clark at chandra@bbbskc.org.

How to Create Your Resume

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Need to create a resume for a job? Check out this website — it'll walk you through each step of the resume building process!

College Board

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Visit College Board for college access information.

Preparing for the ACT Test

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Check out this ACT Study Guide!

Scholly

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Visit Scholly for support in applying for scholarships.

Cook College Scholarship Program

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The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Wichita State University Tuition Discount

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The Shocker City Partnership grants resident tuition rates to students from specific metropolitan areas in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, making the cost of attending Wichita State significantly less than out-of-state tuition. Undergraduate students enrolled in 15 credit hours per semester would save more than $9,200 per year in tuition and fees, compared to nonresident tuition rates. Shocker City Partnership is also available to graduate students.

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