In recognition of her services of helping others, the Tonya James-Gordon Scholarship has been established.

Tonya James-Gordon Educational Scholarship (California)

Ms. James-Gordon was a Contributor to the foundation up until the time of her death. The Foundation decided to honor her by establishing a scholarship in her honor, for students in the Compton, California School District. Each year one boy and girl will be awarded the scholarship.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the Compton area. The Senior must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative 2.5 or above grade point average.
  • Have been accepted by a junior college or four-year university.
  • An active member of their community, volunteer, involved in church activities.
  • Must attend one of the high schools in the Compton School District.
  • Single Parent Family

In addition to the above criteria, the applicant must submit the following forms:

  • Application Form
  • An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • A letter of recommendation from a church leader.
  • A letter of recommendation from a community/volunteer organization leader.
  • A copy of his/her transcript.
  • Proof of college enrollment.
  • A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages doubled space typed on one of the following topics:
    1. Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
    2. How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
    3. Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
    4. Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Friday, May 29, 2020 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

In recognition of her services to the Dade County Public Schools as an educator, The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Educational Scholarship was established in 2005.

Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation Scholarship (Florida)

Dr. Harkins was a life-long educator of the Dade County Public Schools who believed in the power of teaching all children. Dr. Harkins felt that there wasn’t enough caring and concern for the students in the schools. This predicament moved her to instigate change. By becoming a teacher, coordinator and an administrator, Dr. Harkins strived for not only the betterment of the conditions in schools, but for the betterment of the students as well.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the South Dade, area. The Senior must meet the following criteria:

• A cumulative 2.5 or above grade point average.
• Have been accepted by a junior college or four-year university.
• An active member of their community, volunteer, involved in church activities.
• Must attend one of the following high schools: Homestead, South Dade, Southridge, Robert Morgan, Miami Palmetto, Coral Reef, and G. Holmes Braddock.

In addition to the above criteria, the applicant must submit the following forms:

• Application Form
• An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
• A letter of recommendation from a church leader.
• A letter of recommendation from a community/volunteer organization leader.
• A copy of his/her transcript.
• Proof of college enrollment.
• A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages (double-spaced, typed) on one of the following topics:

a) Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
b) How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
c) Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
d) Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Friday, May 29, 2020 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

Flim Club

Are you a Teen That loves movies? Do you love to watch movies and then discuss them with other filmmakers? If you answered, “Yes,” then Film Club is for you!

WHAT: 

This year we are introducing a monthly Film Club that meets watches films and then discuss them over a yummy lunch!

WHY: 

Film Club was establish to have filmmakers learn the basic elements of visual storytelling (i.e. what makes a film a film and not a book, painting, etc.) and put them into practice.

WHEN: 

Once-month the club will screen a current film, that members have voted on, after the screening, they will have lunch and discuss the film.

WHO: 

To be a member of Film Club you must be 12-16 and have a passion for Films and Filmmaking.

Registration is open now: 

To register, complete the form below.

Annual Summer Film Camp

WHAT YOU WILL DO AT FILM CAMP:

  • Young filmmakers will learn the moviemaking process including pre-production, storyboarding, filming techniques, and post production editing.
  • Understand how to use special effects, music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to a film.
  • Create their own short film to be screened at the end of camp.
  • Attend field trips, have Q&A sessions with members from the industry, and other fun activities!
  • Explore lots of other production topics!

PAST FIELD TRIPS HAVE INCLUDED:

Sony Studios, The Lot Studios, post-production facilities. music and recording studios, Universal Studios Hollywood, College Film Programs, and many more!

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • TOTAL FEE FOR CAMP: $400.00
  • TBA (2020 Year)

  • AGES: 10-17

  • WHEN: TBA

  • WHERE: Various Locations throughout Los Angeles

Fees for this year’s summer session:

Early Bird Special: $300.00

Registration is available from: TBA

Campers will bring their own lunch every day, but there is an OPTIONAL MEAL PLAN:

LUNCH (for 2 weeks): $100.00 (per camper)

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

Essay Contest

Win the Grand Prize and receive a Nextbook 7″ Tablet with 8GB memory with Google Mobile Services!

Essay Question:

Imagine that you could give advice to someone—it could be someone you know personally, a historical figure, or a famous person living today. Write an essay that identifies the person and the advice you would give. Choose a familiar subject so that you can provide details and explain why this person needs your advice. (Answers must be from 300-500 words)

Requirements:

  • Only one essay per student may be submitted.
  • Your essay must be 300-500 words.
  • All essays should:
    • be double-spaced
    • have 1-inch margins
    • include page numbers
    • include an essay title
    • student’s name, age, and grade must appear on each page of the essay
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12-pt font
    • be in Microsoft Word, PDF, or other compatible format

Forms:

Application PDF
Flyer PDF

Entry Deadline: 

Entry must be postmarked by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, March 15, 2019. Only the person entering the essay is eligible to win. No substitutes with be accepted. Only one entry per person and only one person is allowed on the entry form.

Eligibility:

Entrants must be a middle school student (6-8 grades) attending school in the United States. Student can attend a public/private school or homeschool program.

How to enter:

Entrants must complete an official entry form (make sure that your parent/teacher signs the form). Submit the form with the essay via:

Entries must be complete or they will not be eligible for consideration.

Contest prizes:

  • 1st place: Nextbook 7″ Tablet with 8GB Memory with Google Mobile Services
  • 2nd place: $50.00 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble
  • 3rd place: $25.00 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble
  • * The prize will be awarded no later than April 15, 2019

Questions?

eMail: elisia@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org
Telephone Number: (305) 203–4554

2019 Film Workshops

Our second workshop is on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00am-1:00pm.

This workshop is our Creature Event, where we will be screening the film, “Get Out,” followed by a Question and Answer session with Production Team and Actors from the film.  This is a free event that we will be presenting once a month at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.

If your child is interested in attending, please do the following:

Register at NDHSvideos@gmail.com, by e-mailing us their name, age, and Guardian contact information.  The deadline to register is October 21, 2019.

For more details e-mail the foundation at: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org

2019 Winter Workshop - Digital Photography for Kids

Calling All Pre-Teens and Teens! 

This is a new, fun, and engaging Digital Photography Kids Workshop designed especially for ages 11-16.

In this intensive two hour workshop, professional photographers  will teach participants the ins and outs of a DSLR camera: how to venture off of “Program” mode and into the wild, wonderful world of manual settings to get the most out of a DSLR camera and start capturing frame-worthy shots!

This workshop is being offer this December, dates and details are coming soon.

It is recommended that you bring your own DSLR, but if you don’t have one, we will have a limited supply for you to use. Also, note that each participant will be given a USB flash drive of their images.

If interested, please complete and submit the application form.

Program Info

  • Date: TBA
  • AGES: 11-16
  • WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm,
  • WHERE: Location TBA

If you have questions, you can call the Foundation at: (310) 226 – 8441 or e-mail us (info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org).

It’s Your Creativity: Creative Writing Workshop

Want to learn more about Writing? Unleash your creativity as a writer, while learning the tricks of the trade. You have the freedom to write what you want, but you also gain the discipline of writing craft. This one-day workshop will introduce the young writer to: Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, and Short Story Writing.

Each session is taught by a teacher adept at helping young writers discover and develop their Creative voices.

Special Lunch session with, “Break With a Pro,” to include: Bloggers, Magazine Writers, Poets, and much more!!!!! Raffles and Prizes will be given away!

This workshop is designed to explore—and to spark ideas, gain confidence, and experiment with all different types of writing!

The class is 15.00.

It is recommended to bring an Electronic Tablet, but if you don’t have one, we will provide you with something to take notes with. You will be given a swag bag with lots of materials.

Program Info

  • AGES:  12-16
  • WHEN: TBA
  • WHERE: TBA

To register, complete the form below.

Stay In Touch

  • info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org
  • CA: (310) 226 – 8441
  • FL: (305) 203 – 4554