Showcase

Dear Delegates,

PACMUN 2020 is incredibly excited to host our second annual College & Opportunities Showcase! We hope to connect you with extracurricular opportunities and educational institutions to help you find the next steps in your journey to success.

We are excited to host a diverse selection of colleges, many of which will be presenting live in two sessions during the lunch break on Saturday, November 21st (which we highly recommend you attend).

For security reasons, we are unable to distribute links to any live sessions unless you register in advance.

In addition to colleges, we are also spotlighting both youth and adult-led extracurricular opportunities. I have worked closely with many of these organizations to bring together the College & Opportunities Showcase and know firsthand what incredible work they are doing.

Feel free to click through the College & Opportunity description tiles and I hope you find an organization that stands out to you!

Best Regards,

Isabella Wang

Assistant Director-General | adg@pacificmun.com
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DePauw University

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As one of the top national liberal arts universities, ranked the best in Indiana, DePauw offers gold-standard academics, fused with vast real-world opportunities, to prepare you for personal and professional success. Nearly 100% of our graduates prove that each year. When you attend DePauw, you’ll always be Gold Within.
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Top 5 most popular majors?

Economics, Communication, Computer Science, Psychology, and English Writing.

What are we most known for?

Our networking opportunities allow for 100% placement post graduation and starts with 90% of our students studying off campus at least once in their four years at DePauw. Students study off campus abroad, through internships as well as with their research.

Where is DePauw?

Just a 35 minute drive west of the Indianapolis International Airport.

Scripps College

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Scripps’ place as a women’s college in a consortium of five undergraduate colleges gives you a unique vantage point, a different view of the world than any single liberal arts college can provide. As a member of The Claremont Colleges, Scripps students are able to take classes, pursue one (or two!) of 65 majors, join clubs, and attend events at our partner campuses, and eat in any of our 17 campus eateries. Located in sunny Southern California, our students are often found heading to the beach, hiking in the mountains, seeking adventure in the desert, and exploring the vibrant, diverse city of Los Angeles. Housing is guaranteed for all four years for our roughly 1000 students, and small, discussion-based classes (averaging 16 students) are the norm and the perfect environment to use your voice in an empowering, yet challenging community.
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How does Scripps review applications?

Scripps College is committed to a holistic and thorough review of each application, with a careful consideration of the following: academic program and performance; personal essay; recommendations; and co-curricular activities. We imagine what the applicant would be like as a member of the Scripps community, engaged inside and outside of the classroom.

What test scores does Scripps require for first-year applicants?

Starting in fall 2021, Scripps is adopting a test-optional policy for all students. This means students are no longer required to submit the SAT or ACT. Students will not be disadvantaged in the review process if they do not submit SAT or ACT exam scores, and students will not have to justify why they are not submitting SAT or ACT exam scores.

What's the difference between Early Decision and Regular Decision?

Early Decision is an excellent option for students who know that Scripps is their top-choice college. It is a binding process that provides an early application review and notification of admission decision. Regular Decision is our traditional application option, and the majority of admitted students are evaluated and offered admission during Regular Decision.

Does Scripps offer need-based financial aid?

Scripps College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for admitted students. Financial aid for first-year applicants is awarded at the time of admission. Submission of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and FAFSA is required for first-year students who wish to be considered for financial aid. Financing an education can be a confusing and sometimes daunting task, and the College is committed to working with families to best understand a student’s individual financial situation and provide concise, timely information. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Does Scripps offer scholarships?

All first-year applicants are considered for scholarships ranging from $15,000 to $28,000 annually, and the highest award is the James E. Scripps Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to applicants whose strong academic performance and school or community involvement indicate they will add vitality and intellectual value to our campus. All scholarships are renewable for four years and applicants are notified whether they have been awarded a scholarship at the time of admission. No additional forms or early application is required. Please contact the Admission Office for questions about scholarships.

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Vanderbilt University

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Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt is a mid-sized, research university that attracts a diverse group of highly talented students from around the country and the world. In an inclusive and collaborative residential environment, students take full advantage of 70 majors across four undergraduate schools, 420+ student-led organizations, and all that Nashville has to offer. Over 50% of students conduct academic research, over 50% study abroad, and 68% participate in at least one internship while at Vanderbilt.
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Oberlin College

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Oberlin is a place of intense energy and creativity, built on a foundation of academic, artistic, and musical excellence. With a top-ranking liberal arts college, a world-class conservatory, and a first-rate art museum all on a single campus, it is the ideal laboratory in which to study and design the world you want.
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University of Richmond

agearhart@richmond.edu

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Located six miles from a vibrant capital city, the University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other, offering 3,000 undergraduates from 70+ countries an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts and sciences with a top-ranked business school and the country’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies. Richmond guarantees funding up to $4,000 to pursue a summer internship or research project. Within a year of graduation, 24 percent of students are enrolled in graduate school, and of those seeking employment, 96 percent landed a job. Ranked #23 in U.S News and World Report, the University prepares determined achievers to pursue lives of purpose in a diverse world.
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What Test-Optional Means to Richmond

The University of Richmond is planning a temporary change in its admission practice by providing a test optional admission path for first-year students entering in 2021. Students who wish to do so may still choose to submit standardized test results or other materials to support their applications for admission.

What is Holistic Admission?

The University of Richmond reviews each and every application individually. In our holistic, selective admission process — there is no typical applicant and no simple formula to guarantee acceptance.

What Application Plans do you offer?

Early Decision, Application Deadline: Nov 1
Early Action, Application Deadline: Nov 1
Early Decision 2, Application Deadline: Jan 1
Regular Decision, Application Deadline: Jan 1

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to over 33,000 undergraduate students from all 50 US states and 113 different countries. The University has over 150 majors across 11 different academic colleges for students to choose from. We are most known for our top ranked Engineering programs (#6 among undergraduate programs in the US), but have a vast array of excellent programs for students to consider, including a top-ranked Business school, strong College of Education, and an array of visual and performing arts programs.
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College of William & Mary

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William & Mary is a premier public research university, widely recognized for our outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and vibrant community. We produce experienced, engaged, and successful graduates who lead lives of impact.
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Gonzaga University
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A Catholic Jesuit university with 5,300 undergraduate students from 24 different faiths, Gonzaga offers 49 majors, 58 minors and 49 concentrations in five undergraduate schools: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, and Nursing & Human Physiology. Gonzaga allows for close student-faculty interaction, research, design projects, and internships. Over 99% of GU students receive some sort of financial aid.
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Boise State University

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An education at Boise State is more than textbooks and tests. You’ll experience a thriving metropolitan research university located in the heart of Idaho’s capital that offers more than 200 areas of study. Whether you’re conquering a mountain or a chemistry equation, you’ll discover how adventurous life is as a Boise State Bronco!
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What application materials do I need to apply to Boise State?

Students are required to submit an online application and in-progress high school transcript. Depending on a student's high school GPA, we may also require a personal statement and updated transcript. SAT/ACT scores will not be used for Fall 2021 applicants.

How do I apply for merit-based scholarships?

Students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as long as they meet the admission and scholarship deadline. The deadline for Idaho students is February 15th. The deadline for out-of-state students is December 15th. We must receive the application and high school transcript in our office by the deadline to be considered for scholarships. For more information, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/scholarships/.

What is there to do in the city of Boise?

Boise is one of the most talked about cities in the country — and it’s the ideal college town. From high culture and arts, to night life, to skiing, hiking, rock climbing and river sports, adventure awaits. Our vibrant partnerships across Idaho’s Capital City offer the kinds of internships and student work experiences that will help you go beyond your major and launch you toward success.

What are your most popular academic programs at Boise State?

We have over 200 areas of study at Boise State. Some of our most popular programs include Business, Health Science, Engineering and Education. For more information, visit: https://majors.boisestate.edu/.

Grinnell College
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Grinnell College, a private liberal arts college in Iowa founded in 1846, provides individually advised learning for intellectually engaged students to produce graduates who are prepared to navigate the world’s complexities and responsibly contribute to the common good. Grinnell enrolls 1,700 students from around the world, who earn bachelor’s degrees in a range of disciplines across the humanities, arts, and sciences. Grinnell's rigorous academic program and campus life emphasize excellence in education through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas, a diverse community, and social responsibility and action.
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Macalester College
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Macalester College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college, one of very few located in the heart of a major metropolitan area. Macalester's location in the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis amplifies the College's demanding academic program and commitments to internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester's 2,100 students come from 98 countries and all 50 states. Supported by faculty and classmates in a challenging yet collaborative learning environment, Macalester graduates thrive in a global economy, gain access to top graduate programs, and make a positive impact on the world.
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Organizations

The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)

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The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is the formal voice for Washington youth in the state legislature. Its 23-member council of diverse high school students comes from across the state to make tangible and lasting political changes. LYAC makes recommendations to the legislature, builds connections between youth & their government representatives, and fosters student civic engagement in communities around the state. The exact projects of LYAC change annually to adapt to the ideas of its members.
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What is LYAC’s Action Day and how can I be involved in it?

Action Day is an event in which youth from across the state gather to learn from influential adults in the public sphere working towards similar goals, network with other like-minded students, and grow their civic engagement. The sign-up form to attend LYAC’s Action Day will be posted on the LYAC website in the fall.

How can I share my ideas with my representatives and senators?

It is always a great idea to reach out to your state legislators if you want change to occur at the state level. You can find your representatives and senator on the Washington State Legislature website. The link is: https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/. Most legislators respond to emails from constituents. In your email to them, we recommend that you state your point concisely and share your personal story. Please do not be deterred from connecting with your legislators even if you are not of voting age; your legislators are usually happy to hear from constituents of all ages!

How can I apply for LYAC?

Each spring, applications open for LYAC for students in grades 8-10. 11 new members from around the state are selected each year, and serve a two-year term. Each application must be accompanied by a teacher recommendation. To learn more and keep updated on when applications open again, follow LYAC on Instagram @washingtonlyac and explore https://www.walyac.org/.

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps

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U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system. USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13. Run by a small staff in Arlington, Virginia, we are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. No military service is required after graduating from High School to be able to participate.
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WHAT IS THE NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS (NSCC)?

The NSCC is the senior cadet program for young men and women ages 13-17 who are interested in developing their skills in leadership, basic seamanship, courage, self-reliance and discipline. Our cadets are also committed to being drug-, alcohol- and gang-free.

WHAT IS THE NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS (NLCC)?

The NLCC is the junior program for the NSCC. The NLCC introduces boys and girls ages 10-13 to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship and leadership.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO JOIN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES AS PART OF BEING A CADET?

No. We are not a recruiting vehicle for the armed services. Cadets have absolutely no commitment regarding future military service.

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Washington Business Week

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Washington Business Week (WBW) creates a hands-on experiential environment to educate, empower and encourage a diverse population of high school students to recognize and achieve their potential. Business leaders, educators, high school students and community volunteers teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers, and citizens. WBW’s programs place high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success. If you are a current high school student (grade 9-12), this is the place to ignite your potential.
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What is the virtual program?

Due to the pandemic we will only be offering virtual camps until it’s safe to do otherwise. In the virtual program:

  • Students will be placed in groups of 6-8 peers and mentored by an industry leader.
  • Inspiring speakers will motivate and impart vital knowledge multiple times a day during the program.
  • Students will run a business simulation electing a company CEO, CFO, Marketing Manager etc.
  • Students will create a marketing video campaign for their product and compete for engagement on YouTube.
  • Students will present their business to industry professionals as the culminating project and race against other groups to collect the most investment dollars for the new product.
We will have fun – students, mentors, speakers’ and the entire support team look forward to the:
  • Talent Show
  • Shark Tank
  • Power Pose Competition
  • and so much more!
WBW is using our updated business simulation software and integrating that with the Zoom for communication and the college level Learning Management System, Blackboard for a seamless student experience.

How are students organized?

Students are placed into groups called “Companies”. These companies will have a Company Advisor that will lead the company meetings and provide support and mentorship. Please note that students are split into companies where they will not know any of the individuals in their group. This is to simulate what it is like to work for a new employer.

What exactly is a Company Advisor?

At Washington Business Week, high school students learn crucial life skills as they role play as industry professionals, launch a company, and solve real-world challenges, all guided by the Company Advisor. In just four days, Company Advisors learn to coach, influence, delegate, empower, and sharpen leadership skills in a way that our participants describe as life changing. Guide students to work as a team, run a company, and make real-world decisions. You learn firsthand how to lead a diverse team to success. It is a hand-on leadership program like no other.

Young Women's Leadership Summit

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The Foster School of Business’ Young Women’s Leadership Summit is targeted for rising high school seniors interested in business. The three and half day, overnight program brings young women to the University of Washington Seattle campus. Students in this program will learn about professionalism and what to expect in a college business setting. Over the course of the program, students will interact with faculty, alumni, and employers in the areas of finance, operations and supply chain management, and information systems, while learning about the different fields of business they can study and careers they can pursue.
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Carpe Diem Education

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Carpe Diem offers semester and year-long programs in 8 different regions around the world (Italy & Greece, Spain & Morocco, South America, Central America, the South Pacific, India, Southeast Asia and the US). Our programs focus on experiential education, intercultural exchange and community. College credit, scholarships and FAFSA available.
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Youth Organizations

BEEducated

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BEEducated is a youth-driven organization combating the harmful environmental and economic impacts of Colony Collapse Disorder on the global bee population. We focus on raising awareness about the pollinator crisis through research and outreach. Our mission is to empower youth to work with their communities to help bees and other pollinators thrive once again.
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What kinds of projects do you work on at BEEducated?

There are a variety of roles and ways to contribute. These include working on the logistics for “Pollinator Garden Kits” distribution, coordinating/conducting research, building a mobile application, establishing a social media campaign, and preparing/presenting educational materials.

What does a Chapter/Club Leader do and who can join?

Anyone in middle school and above may start a BEEducated Club/Chapter at their school or in their respective city. Chapter Leaders are expected to lead (bi-)weekly meetings (about 1.5 hours a week) to plan different initiatives to undertake in accordance with BEEducated’s mission.

What does an Executive Team Member do and who can join?

Depending on the positions we have available, high school students and above may apply to join our Executive Team. Examples of these roles include Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and Partnerships Director. Prospective team members are expected to dedicate at least three hours of their time each week. Please check out the Executive Team application for updates and more information.

What is the time commitment?

Your time commitment is dependent on the type of projects you work on as well as how much you decide to contribute. It can range from 6 to 20 hours a month.

Citizens Enlightened

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Our mission is to foster civil discourse and global engagement through robust journalism. We publish a variety of articles in 5 categories: politics, business, STEM, inspiring, and culture on our social media platforms with an aim of shining a light on under discussed yet influential issues globally. Articles are published on our Instagram, Medium, and in Podcast or video form.
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Are leadership positions available?

We are constantly looking for project or section managers within the organization. To enquire about recent leadership openings please email us.

Can I apply from anywhere in the world?

Yes of course! We have members from 5 continents in the organization and we are always looking to bring new perspectives to the team.

How many hours a week do you need to be able to commit?

This depends on the department. Usually you will be asked to commit one hour a week.

Hope For Home

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We seek out and work with local shelters to provide essentials such as hot meals and hygiene products for the homeless community and also research and provide educational content for those looking for ways to learn and help!
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How often are donation drives and how can I actively participate?

Donation drives will be happening the second Thursday of every month. You can follow our Instagram page to stay updated on details such as when and where the drive will take place and what items you can donate!

Why should I donate through you guys when I can just donate myself?

Since we are a non-profit, we are able to give out volunteer hours and we can also act as a safer alternative rather than directly going to a shelter since some of them have been exposed to covid.

If I can't participate in drives but still want to contribute what can I do?

If you are unable to participate in drives we do have a venmo! But if that isn’t a viable option for you, you can also educate yourself on this topic. If this is something you’re interested in our Instagram page is not only dedicated to keeping you guys updated but also dedicated to informing and educating people like you through videos and posts!

It's Real

itsrealmagazine@gmail.com

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Our main mission is to provide the Asian American community with an outlet through which they can express and discuss mental health. While resources for mental health both within and without the Asian American community have grown tremendously in the last few years, many Asian Americans still lack an accessible and welcoming platform. This is especially true for teenagers and young adults, who may not be financially independent or comfortable enough to open up to mental health professionals of a much older age group. Hence, It's Real: run by students to create a space for discussion and destigmatization. Through art and writing, we grapple with concepts that may otherwise be difficult to discuss or admit. Pompousness aside, art is cathartic and humanizing! By channeling our difficulties with mental health into photography, song, or graphic art, we transform the darker parts of ourselves into something beautiful while forming invaluable connections with our audiences and fellow artists. Students can get involved but submitting to our magazine or even reading/viewing it, grasping the complexity of Asian American culture.
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Learning Without Limitations

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Tutoring and one-on-one mentoring for college and standardized exams can often be expensive, making it very inaccessible for many. At Learning without Limitations, we believe finances shouldn’t stop anyone from achieving their dreams of going to college. We work hard towards ensuring that everyone is able to get the help they need, be it on the SAT, ACT, AP exams, or simply with the college application process.
Pathway Bloodworks

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As a group of students from the Seattle area, we desire to educate the community, especially the Asian community, about the process and benefits of donating blood, and ultimately recruit more blood donors through a partnership with Bloodworks NW. Especially during the pandemic, there is a shortage of blood supply while the need remains strong, making the opportunity to potentially save three lives with each donation even more impactful.
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How safe is it to receive donated blood?

It is very safe to receive donated blood. All donated blood in the U.S. is tested for bloodborne diseases, and extensive precautions established by the F.D.A. are made to prevent contamination of donated blood.

How will donating blood benefit those who need it?

Donated blood can help save the lives of those who have blood diseases, cancer, and those who have suffered traumatic accidents. Furthermore, blood transfusions are necessary for many terminally ill and cancer patients to survive.

Where can people donate blood?

People in the Pacific Northwest can donate blood at Bloodworks NW. Any blood bank or blood drives near you work!

What is the ideal candidate for a blood donor?

There aren’t that many qualifications to be an ideal blood donor! As long as you meet the basic health and eligibility qualifications, such as age and weight, you are considered an ideal candidate!

Does blood donation hurt?

Blood donation doesn’t really hurt. It hurts about as much as a flu shot.

PNW Key Club
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PNW Key Club is one of 33 districts that comprise Key Club International, the world’s largest student-led, high school service organization. Key Club provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Key Clubbers often partner with their local Kiwanis Clubs to make a positive impact in their schools and communities through service.
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What is the PNW Key Club motto?

The Key Club motto is “Proud ‘N’ Willing to Serve!”

How large is the PNW Key Club District?

PNW Key Club has 12,139 members across 41 divisions in over 300 clubs. The PNW District spans over Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and the Panhandle of Idaho, and is the geographically largest Key Club district in the world.

What is PNW Key Club’s District Project this service year?

This year’s District Project is the Thirst Project- the world’s largest youth water organization. The Thirst Project seeks to educate students around the nation on the global water crisis and empower them to go out and raise funds for global water projects. Our goal is to raise $50 million to the entire nation of Swaziland by the year 2022.

Q: How is PNW Key Club staying active in a remote setting?

PNW Key Club has been providing members with virtual service and educational opportunities over the past few months. We have also been hosting a plethora of webinars, led by the District Executives and District Committees. In addition, we have participated in shared webinars with other Key Club districts.

Rocketry 4 Rookies

rocketry4rookies@gmail.com

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Rocketry4Rookies is an organization that organizes and hosts free programs that teach youth about STEM topics such as Rocketry. Originally focusing on rocketry, we’ve started to branch out in general education topics such as getting ready for high school. We look forward to creating more educational programs in the future that help support adolescents in our community.
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Who is this for?

This is mainly for students who are interested in continuing learning outside of the school environment. We focused on rocketry programs at first, but have shifted into a general educational program. We hope to support any student’s learning in the best way possible, although some programs may require more maturity (ie: middle school-age).

How can I learn about upcoming programs?

Keep checking in on our website, and feel free to send us an email saying you are interested in taking part in our programs. We will add you to our email list where we notify you when we are launching our next program.

How can I support your mission?

If you are a high-school student or older, we would love to have you on board to help expand our program outreach and potentially set up new chapters. Please contact us and we will find a place for you. We are willing to sign off on volunteer hours! We also accept donations to fund our free programs.

She Codes Art

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She Codes Art seeks to break such societal constructs and stereotypes and demonstrate just how versatile computer science and technology can be. We use art as a medium to engage women and historically underrepresented minorities with technology and to teach fundamental CS concepts in our programs. Through this, we hope to get students who would otherwise not be interested in CS to start coding and promote diversity by remaining inclusive of different styles of thinking. We want the next generation of computer scientists to reflect the sheer brilliance that diversity of thought and expression can bring.
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Who are we?

An international youth non-profit that empowers girls and underrepresented minorities in CS/STEM through art.

What is our impact?

We have hosted over 60 workshops, chapters in 3 states, and have reached over 1,000 youth.

How can you get involved?

You can get involved by applying to become a regional director and start your own chapter on our website!

What is our mission?

She Codes Art aims to transform STEM fields into a diverse and inclusive space for womxn and historically underrepresented minorities. We also hope to combat the lack of diversity in tech fields by using art to make STEM education accessible and enjoyable for those who may not have been interested in the field before. In achieving our vision and mission we value: creativity, diversity, and respect for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, and religious beliefs.

Solace & Solidarity
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Solace & Solidarity was founded at the beginning of the pandemic with the goal of capturing COVID-19’s widespread and disparate impacts. From inequities in healthcare to widespread injustice in the criminal justice system, COVID-19 has highlighted the systemic issues already plaguing our global community. Today, our national team creates monthly issues to amplify these complex topics and communicate what we’ve learned to others. By interviewing key stakeholders, we hope to garner both expert opinions and daily experiences. Since its founding, Solace & Solidarity has accumulated 10,000 reads, interviewed people across 5 countries, and spotlighted 59 student organizations.
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How can I get involved with Solace and Solidarity?

To join our team at Solace & Solidarity, you can go to our website and fill out the brief application. Once you have completed the application, our executive team will reach out to you for an informal interview to get to know you as a person and find out where you can best contribute to our team.

Who should join the Solace & Solidarity team?

Are you interested in journalism? Would you like to step outside of your comfort zone and interview people you have never met before from around the world? Would you like to work with a team of similarly passionate students hoping to make the world a better place by sharing stories? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Solace & Solidarity today! Our team interviews others, reaches out for student blogs, and is constantly innovating special projects (check out our Spotify playlist!).

How often and how does Solace & Solidarity publish?

We publish issues at the end of every month on our website. Follow us on Instagram and join our newsletter mailing list to get updates on when we release our newest batch of stories.

Who does Solace & Solidarity interview?

We aim to interview people from all walks of life to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 and other structural issues. Our main purpose is to amplify, so we encourage reporters to interview a diverse pool of people. To date, we have interviewed doctors, business owners, lawyers, protesters for racial justice, and more.

Student Art Spaces

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SAS is a youth-led art collective amplifying student voices in art through gallery exhibitions and art events. Since 2018, we've been able to exhibit over 300 young artists and raise over $10,000 to benefit the arts.
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What events do you do?

While our main focus is currently hosting galleries for teens, we also host art workshops and we team up with other venues to bring a youth voice to professional art spaces!

How do you make your galleries accessible?

Unlike many professional exhibitions, ours are free of cost for the participants. We are put a focus on curation and creation by queer BIPOC, as well as disabled artists or other voices that are not usually heard in the art world.

Who funds you?

SAS funds galleries through local grants and crowdfunding. We were awarded $950 and $2500 from smARTventures and 4Culture respectively, two branches of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. We also receive funding from various sources such as the Communities Rise nonprofit.

SynHacks

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SynHacks is on a mission to empower passionate youths to tackle current global issues through computer science by providing industry mentorships and inspiring hackathon experiences! We’re an organization serving high school students in the Greater Seattle Area who are passionate and experienced in computer science. Our philosophy is that the best way to learn about Computer Science is through mentorship from industry professionals. Our goal is to provide our members with resources and connect them with the industry. We’re an organization for youths, by youths.
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What does synHacks do?

We organize various projects throughout the year such as mentorship programs and hackathons to help youths dive deeper into computer science. Currently, we’re launching a mentorship program where we’re currently looking for college mentors! Interested college students can sign up at https://forms.synhacks.org/lighthouse-mentor to earn volunteer hours and make a positive impact on high school students!

What unique opportunities does synHacks provide?

One of our main goals is for our initiative to be open to EVERYONE so we’re planning programs that benefit BOTH high school and college students. Our past hackathons have had industry mentors helping students and interactive workshops from major tech companies like echoAR, Unity, and more!

How can I get involved?

Email us at hello@synhacks.org or DM us on social media! We’d love to hear your strengths and what you’d want to contribute. We’re currently onboarding high school juniors to join our organizing team of the mentorship program so contact us if you’re interested!

TedX Redmond

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TEDxYouth@Redmond 2020 is hosting their annual local TEDx conference based around the theme of “Redefining the Impossible”. Through this conference, they will feature a broad range of unique youth speakers and talented performers who would like to share their stories with the community. If you are interested in joining them in the spring for this great opportunity, remember to check for updates on their website (https://tedxredmond.com) and Instagram (@tedxredmond2020).
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does attending the conference cost?

If you’re under 18, you can attend the conference completely free of cost! All you need to do is reserve a ticket. If you’re 18 or older, you need to purchase a ticket but they will be at a very affordable price.

Where and when is the conference taking place?

We have postponed our conference to spring 2021 in hopes of holding it as an in person or hybrid event in Redmond. However, if that does not work out, we will be holding the conference online.

How to get involved?

Sadly, speaker, performer, and committee applications are closed for this year, but be sure to follow us @tedxredmond2020 on Instagram to find out when the applications are released for next year.

Who are the speakers?

Our speakers are high school and college students. Check out the speaker bio page for more information about each of them.

Previously Featured Colleges

2019

  • Columbia University
  • University of Oregon
  • UW EU Center of Excellence
  • Carpe Diem Education
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Evergreen State College
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Washington State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Boston College