GHS Students: Apply now for Summer Internship!

ATTENTION Gloucester High School Students (and Parents): Applications for 2019 summer jobs are now being accepted! Apply for a LEAP for Education – GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a summer job!

As part of this FREE program you will:

  • Select a local company where you will gain important workplace skills  – we have numerous job listings at a wide range of employers!
  • Be paid minimum wage or a one-time stipend
  • Receive school credit
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

  • Open to students 9th through 12th grades (including June 2019 grads)
  • A 2.5 hour workshop each Wednesday at GHS to learn valuable workplace skills during the weeks of July 8th- August 16th, and an internship placement at least 9 hours per week (exact weeks/hours will depend on the employer but will mostly be over those 6 weeks)

Submit and application and then interview with LEAP for Education staff to confirm acceptance – we prioritize applications from underserved students

Applications are now available online through LEAP for Education’s website: http://www.leap4ed.org

You may also apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or jleavitt@leap4ed.org

There is also a QR code on the internship flyer below

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: JoAnn Leavitt Gloucester Internship Program Coordinator LEAP for Education 774-270-0119 jleavitt@leap4ed.org

April 9 Meeting Details

Spring is just around the corner; save the day for new thoughts on preparing your beds.

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Easy First Steps to
an Earth-Friendly Garden with Rebecca Warner

Rebecca Warner offers simple methods for making compost and
improving soil, by using easy ways to make mulch from free materials you find
close to home. Rebecca reveals a time-saving, earth-friendly way to prepare
beds for annuals and vegetables in the spring. She will give us a quick recipe
for making peat-free potting mix for use in your containers.

Rebecca Warner is a home gardener in Newton, Massachusetts with thirty
years’ experience working toward a sustainable garden. Her book, “The
Sustainable-Enough Garden,” is the story of her quest to make a beautiful
garden that’s environmentally friendly. Toward that end she has overhauled her
garden practices, from composting to mulching, lawn care to irrigation. She
blogs weekly at http://thesustainable-enoughgarden.blogspot.com/.

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APPLY TODAY FOR GLOUCESTER BIOTECHNOLOGY ACADEMY!

The deadline for priority admission has passed, but applications are still being accepted for the upcoming Gloucester Biotechnology Academy class of 2020!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn hands-on science at the bench, and get your career started in biotech!

Visit gmgi.org/apply to learn more and download the applications.

Reach out to John Doyle, Education Director with any questions at john.doyle@gmgi.org

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Get a Garden and Give a Garden with Backyard Growers this spring

Are you interested in enjoying a thriving veggie garden in your own backyard, while also giving back to the community? Check out Backyard Growers’ Get-a-Garden, Give-a-Garden program.

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For a $1,000 donation ($500 of which is tax deductible), you receive your own 8’x4’x2’ raised vegetable garden bed built by the Backyard Growers team, with access to all the support you need to make it flourish, like this one:

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Your donation also gives a low-income Gloucester family or senior a garden of their own. All program participants have free access to Backyard Growers’ gardening trainings and cooking workshops, giving them the tools to grow their own produce and enjoy it in delicious, healthy meals.

For more information or to get started, contact community@backyardgrowers.org or call 978-281-0480.