100BMC – Western Suburb – Saturday Mentoring Program – 2017/18

When: Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, beginning September 9th

 Where: Quad County Urban League, 1685 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora, 60505

 Who are we, and what are we to your Son and/or Daughter?

 We are a Resourceful Team of Professional Men and Women Passionate about preparing your Son and/or Daughter for life’s opportunities and challenges.

  • We serve as a “Well of Positivity & Encouragement

 Our Objective: Support your son and/or daughter throughout their journey toward becoming educated, productive, and positive influences at Home, School, and Community.  Additionally to assist parents with their child’s transition from adolescence to adulthood.


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December 2nd. Google HQ Event – Cracking the Code for Ages 14-18 FREE

December 2nd. Google HQ Event – Cracking the Code for Ages 14-18 FREE

The Field Museum’s Youth Council is excited to announce the first curioCITY of the year, Cracking the Code, featuring guest speakers Erica Zahnle, DNA Educator Researcher at The Field Museum and Oren Livne, Engineer at Google. Erica and Oren both built their careers around code, but how they got started in their careers and how they use code on a day-to-day basis couldn’t be more different.

From a beginning in Museum exhibitions to career shift to DNA research to growing up in Israel and moving to the United States, learn about how Erica and Oren’s career pathways have evolved. Members of Youth Council will co-facilitate the conversation and teens are highly encouraged to ask questions.

 Schedule of events:

5:30-6:00pm – Pizza and socializing

6pm – Program begins

7pm – Program ends


 Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curiocity-cracking-the-code-tickets-29223170289t

Hackers Invitation

Hackers Invitation

Hour of Code Flyer

Whether you have never coded before or already know how, this event is for you. Everyone will work to hone their coding skills and use them to make a difference.  New coders will learn to code in less than 90 minutes and then make their own games. Experienced coders will take part in a mini-challenge with other students to solve a universal issue that impacts students of all ages – bullying/harassment.


This short event is only 3 hours long but will include a workshop introducing Java as a programing language.  Students can then work on developing a game, an application, or social media campaign to address bullying/harassment in their schools and/or communities.


For more information and to register visit http://tinyurl.com/pdsCode16  Registration is limited to 50 students.  This is a bring your own computing device event.


Come hack with us.  Extend a coding invite to those who may be interested.  We can all learn together.



Questions?  Feel free to reach out.


Tracy – AKA Hack “Mom”


Tracy Rogers-Tryba, Ms.Ed.

Outreach & Engagement Specialist

P20 Center

Northern Illinois University

444 E. Hillcrest, Suite 230

DeKalb, IL  60115

PH:  779-777-7724

Fax:  815-517-0264

2016 ACE Camp Information

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Hi PAGES Parents and Supporters,

Please see attached for information about the 2016 Aviation camp (Monday, July 25th – Friday, July, 29th), which is an overnight camp at Lewis University in Romeoville. The purpose of this camp is to introduce minority teenagers (ages 13 to 17) to aviation careers.  Camp activities include:

Orientation flights for each student in single engine aircraft

Tour of Midway Airport

Tour of Air Traffic Control facilities

Trip to Oshkosh Air Show


Camp Sponsors:

Lewis University

Federal Aviation Administration

Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated

National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employee

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employee

Contact information is in the attached documents.


ACE Camp Application