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Resources

The Resources Database is a resource 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.

Please note: Some of the resources listed here are only available to children currently enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Database Key:

  •  Jobs and Internships
  •  Resources
  •  Scholarships
  •  Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

KC Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors

Ongoing

KC Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors Program

The Student Board at the Federal Reserve is an excellent opportunity for students to partner with major corporation, learn firsthand about business etiquette/operations, meet talented business leaders from various career fields. The Student Board of Directors meets once a month for 2 hours and there are opportunities to apply for summer employment at the end of the term. To be eligible students must be in their senior year, in the top 30 percent of their class and have a recommendation letter from a teacher or administrator. Students can use the copy attached or find the application and more information online at http://sbodkc.kcfed.org. The application period will end September 30, 2021.  Please let your Match Support Specialist know if you apply.

Scholarships

CNA Scholarships

Ongoing

1. Our goal is to help students find CNA classes, gain CNA skills, and help spread knowledge about the process of becoming a CNA. We know that, in these recent times of crisis and economic hardship, getting financial aid to attend a CNA class or training program can be very helpful. With total average costs to become a Nurse Assistant approaching $1500 once tuition, licensing, and the exam fees are included, every little bit of assistance helps. That’s why cnaclassesnearme.com is dedicated to helping support upcoming medical professionals by offering this scholarship. Apply here. Our scholarship award amount is $500. The scholarship has the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be accepted into a state-approved Nurse Aide, CNA, or LNA training program by September 31st
  • Applicants must be a United States resident and at least 18 years old.
  • Entries must be received by September 21st and a winner will be contacted by September 31st

The scholarship winner will be determined once all entries have been reviewed. Applicants are selected on a variety of factors, including:

  • Scholarship application delivery (attention to detail with answers, grammar, etc.)
  • Your foundational reason for wanting to become a CNA
  • Your reasons for wanting to be awarded this scholarship

2. CNA Scholarship  Apply here

HOW TO ENTER

To be eligible for the scholarship you will need to fill out all of the fields in our submission form (see below). Winner will be based on our staff’s determination of the candidate with the most compelling story on why they would like to become a CNA and why they feel they deserve the award.

Entries must be received by April 2, 2022 and the winner will be notified by April 16, 2022

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

– Applicants must be accepted into a state-approved CNA training/certification program by May 31, 2022.

– Applicants must be a US resident and over the age of 18.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

$500. CNAfreetraining.com will make out a check in the amount of $500 to the accredited certification program the scholarship winner chooses to attend.

Scholarships

Western Governors University

Ongoing

WGU is a nonprofit, online university created to make affordable, high quality education more accessible for working adults. Earn a respected, accredited degree in healthcare, business or IT on your schedule and for about half of what you'd pay at other online univesities. There are multipole WGU scholarship opportunies available as well as federal financial aid and scholarships to eligible students. Contact an enrollment counselor at 866.225.5948 or visit wgu.edu

Scholarships

Starlight Vincent Legacy Scholarship

Ongoing

Starlight awards scholarships to Kansas City middle school youth with a passion for performing arts. This program provides resources and support for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to build valuable skills through performing arts training. Scholars are awarded $2,500 to pursue professional training in the performing arts during their middle and high school years. Scholars may utilize the funds toward singing, dancing or acting classes. Visit here to learn more. Applications are due early July of each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

KC Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors Program

Ongoing

The Student Board at the Federal Reserve is an excellent opportunity for students to partner with major corporations, learn firsthand about business etiquette/operations, and meet talented business leaders from various career fields. The Student Board of Directors meets once a month for 2 hours and there are opportunities to apply for summer employment at the end of the term. To be eligible students must be in their senior year, in the top 30 percent of their class and have a recommendation letter from a teacher or administrator. Students can use the copy attached or find the application and more information online at http://sbodkc.kcfed.org. The application period will end September 30, 2021.  Please let your Match Support Specialist know if you apply.

 

Jobs and Internships

Barkley Summer Series Marketing Internship

May 18, 2021 to May 28, 2021

Barkley will be hosting a unique virtual open-learning model, allowing you to learn from best-in-class leaders. You’ll attend Barkley-taught courses, weekly open forums, and join a community of other curious learners.Courses will cover everything from copywriting and art direction to brand strategy. We know that our industry is more than just titles and departments - so you will also learn about the importance of DEI+B, the definition of a whole brand, and resume/portfolio tips.  Register here  No experience needed and for those 18 years of age and older

 

Jobs and Internships

Entrepreneur KC

May 18, 2021 to May 31, 2021

Internship | Age 14-19 | Paid | Virtual | June 14-July 16

Earn academic credit while working with a small group of students and teamed up with a small business/entrepreneur. This is a great opportunity to network, learn and build your resume while earning money and having a chance to win $5,000 with your team. Apply here

 

Resources

Volunteer at Splitlog Farm

August 16, 2021

Bigs & Littles, you can be a part of the climate solution and learn about sustainable agriculture! When you volunteer at Splitlog Farm, you will be fully immersed in helping CHWC transition a traditional garden into a sustainable vibrant ecosystem. Bigs and Littles can learn about the best tools to grow their own garden and skills they can use in their personal life as well as exploring agriculture as a potential career. Volunteers will receive hands-on training in alternative building materials, renewable energy solutions, hydroponics, plant science and environmental solutions. If you would love to give back to the community, please visit their website here

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