The Palm Beach Zoo is announcing online applications are now available for twenty spots within the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). Youth ages 14 - 17 can apply online by printing out an online registration form and sending in the application, along with required material. This is the second year for the program and more than half of the volunteers from last year are returning again this year, proving its success. An informational seminar about YVC will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, beginning at 7pm. An R.S.V.P. is required to email@example.com before the seminar, which will be held at the Palm Beach County Library Main Branch at 3650 Summit Blvd., WPB. Deadline to apply for YVC is February 10, 2014.
As most of you already know, I have a 7 and 10 year old, the 10 year old being currently in 5th grade. So, like most parents of 5th graders, I was made painfully aware that instead of my child simply moving on to his "zoned" middle school, he would have the option of applying to other middle schools. These options are given based upon the "Academies" the other schools offer. These academies are a 3 year program with a specific focus in a particular area of interest. There are Culinary Arts Academies, Forensic Academies, Pre-Med Academies, just to name a few. The academy is basically a class they take in place of an elective, such as band or P.E.