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 Pre-Teen/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 summer join us for our Virtual Movie Screenings where we watch films, discuss them and have an “Amazing” Question and Answer session with a Production Team Member or Actor from the film.

WHY: 

Our program was establish to have young 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 selected, watch the film and have  discussion about the film Online. Our next movie screening is August 22, 2020, Film:  Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Movie

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, or email our foundation at: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org

 

Virtual Summer Film Camp 2020

For Summer 2020, our Film Camps will be offered online only. This summer we are offering two different camps:

Filmmaking 101 and Social Media Documentary

Social Media Documentary

Dates: July 20-31’ 2020

Times: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Ages: 12-17

About the Program: Young Filmmakers will learn how to produce and direct a Micro Documentary project that they will be able to distribute on Social Media.

This hands-on online program was created to teach young Filmmakers, how to produce a Micro Documentary Project. All Instruction is live and interactive. Filmmakers will have the have the opportunity to learn firsthand from award-winning filmmakers how to create a project, plus they will participate in hands-on production learning without ever having to leave their homes. There will also be collaboration from other young Filmmakers across the world during the pre- production stages of their micro docs. The nature of the course makes it appropriate for young filmmakers of all levels.

Filmmaking Camp:

Dates: July 13-24’ 2020

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 11-17

About the Camp: Young filmmakers will learn the moviemaking process including pre-production, storyboarding, filming techniques, and post-production editing. They will also understand how to use music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to their film. At the end they will create their own short film to be screened at the end of camp, or to be filmed during the fall in September 2020. This hands-on online Film Camp was created to teach young Filmmakers, how to produce a Short Film Project. All Instruction is live and interactive. Filmmakers will have the have the opportunity to learn firsthand from award-winning filmmakers how to create a short, plus they will participate in hands-on production learning without ever having to leave their homes. There will also be collaboration from other young Filmmakers across the world during the pre- production/production of their projects.

Application: https://forms.gle/CUzbHbFTw6XH9g1p9

Registration is available from: June 1- July 16′ 2020

Price: 75.00 (Early Bird Special: 50.00, until July 10′ 2020)

Questions:

Email: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(310) 226-8441

Essay Contest

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

2019-2020 ESSAY WINNERS!!!!

1st Place: Esther Kim (Los Angeles)

2nd Place: Maria Delgado (Ponce de Leon Middle School)

3rd Place: Leo Luis (Ponce de Leon Middle School)

Honorable Mention: Nicole Claro (Ponce de Leon Middle School

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 13, 2020. 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
  • Due to the Quarantine, we have not been able to get all of our submissions Judge. We are hoping to have the winners’ Announced by June 30, 2020. We are very sorry about this.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

Questions?

e-mail: elisia@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org
Telephone Number: (305) 203–4554

2020 Film Workshops

Our March workshop is on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

This workshop is being presented with a Special Presentation from Television and Film Directors.  Lunch will also be served.  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 January 31, 2020.

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

 

2020 Summer Online 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 June 22 and 29 from 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm.

It is recommended that you you have your own DSLR Camera. 

If interested, please complete and submit the application form.

Program Info

  • Dates: Saturday, June 22 and 29′ 2020
  • AGES: 11-17
  • WHEN: 10:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • WHERE: Online
  • Price Free 

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.

Digital Photography Camp 2020 - Online

This week-long camp for Pre-Teens/Teens is designed to introduce to them the fundamental operations, techniques, and composition of digital photography. The class is taught by professional photographers who will cover information such as shutter speed and aperture, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as young photographers. Students will also have the opportunity to go out and work on photo assignments, and at the end there will be a Photography Virtual Gallery Showing of their work. Students must have their own DSLR Camera and computer access to attend class. Classes will be held on Zoom.

If interested, please complete and submit the application form.

Program Info

  • Dates: July 6-10, 2020 (Monday-Friday)
  • AGES: 11-17
  • WHEN: 10:00am-11:30am/Independent Learning: 12:00pm-2:00pm (Teachers will be on-line from 9:30am-2:00pm, each day)
  • WHERE: Online
  • Fees: 75.00 (Early Bird Special 50.00) – June 30’ 2020 

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

Stay In Touch

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