Become a Kid Reporter for Scholastic News Kids Press Corps! Deadline is August 15, so apply today!

scholastic_logoThis program from Scholastic is open to all students ages 10-14 with a desire to be a journalist. The selection of Kid Reporters is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.

Members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps will cover news stories for Scholastic.com/Kidspress and select Scholastic classroom magazines. Between 15-20 new press corps members are chosen each school year.

For more information, visit Scholastic.  

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Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. The company offers a

Four finance students will win $2,500 scholarships from the CFBTA Scholarship Program. Deadline is July 25!

The CFBTA Scholarship Program consists of four $2,500 scholarship grants for students interested in a career in the financial services industry. All college students and prospective college students are eligible to apply. Applicants will be selected on a yearly basis based on merit, essay and financial need.

To be considered for one of the scholarships, applicants must use this format, follow the guidelines and include all requested materials. Students are eligible for the scholarship program if they:

  • Are currently enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming fall semester
  • Have expressed a clear interest in

$10,000 Safe Driving Awareness Scholarship deadline is August 14, 2014

Texting while driving can be deadly! Did you know that when you text while driving at 55 mph, your eyes go off the road for the length of an entire football field?

To enter to win a $10,000 scholarship, tell your friends about the dangers of texting and driving by giving them a pair of Thumb Socks (free when you sign up!) and submit a photo of you with the Thumb Socks.

No minimum GPA or essays are required to qualify for this award.

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Back to Basics offers “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreter Training in Wilmington, Delaware

Back to Basics will host the intensive 40-hour “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreter training workshop on August 11 – 15, 2014. This unique certification opportunity is rarely offered in Delaware and it is free of charge to Back-to-Basics interpreters.

The training will fully prepare bilingual individuals to work as effective, competent, and pro-fessional interpreters in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices.  Though specific to the medical field, the workshop teaches methods and skills to assist interpreters in any type of interpreting situation. 

This week-long training workshop is open to the public and will occur from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. …

Back to Basics’ Founder and Director honored with a Brava! Award by SmartCEO Magazine

Brava! Award Winner, 2014, Smart CEO Magazine, Beverly Stewart, Back to BasicsSmartCEO recognized the area’s top female CEOs at the 2014 Brava! Awards, which took place on Wednesday, July 23 at the Crystal Tea Room. This year’s winners collectively generated $1.5 billion in revenue and employed more than 4,287 people. Additionally, the 2014 Brava! winners were profiled in the July/August 2014 issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine.

SmartCEO received more than 160 nominations across the Mid-Atlantic for the award. A group of Greater Philadelphia business leaders formed the Brava! committee.

Brava! Awards, the toast to success, Beverly Stewart“Brava winners possess the utmost qualities in a leader — vision, passion, compassion,
dedication, perseverance. Every one of this year’s winners …