WAVE Learning Guide Job Opportunity- New Castle County

Wilmington AAP Students (or those near within New Castle County) seeking a Youth Engagement job opportunity are invited to apply as a Wave Learning Guide!
The Community Education Building (CEB) runs a program for students throughout New Castle County called the Wave Learning System. Wave honors each individual student’s past, present, and future (their “wave”), and supports them accordingly. Wave specifically focuses on social-emotional support, academic support, motivation, and passion-based projects, in small group communities. Wave seeks “near peer” mentors for historically underrepresented students, and seeks to add representation and diversity to the school systems. Wave unlocks student motivation through human connection, community, and a focus on personalized learning. Learning guides will run a holistic version of an after school program each day. They will circle up at a “family dinner” each evening, will facilitate physical activity, help with homework completion, deliver curriculum-based social-emotional support for students, run a book club, facilitate project-based learning, and communicate with families. This system aims to provide youth with an engaging learning experience that promotes self esteem, mental health, intrinsic motivation, engagement, and exposure, in a safe space after traditional school hours have ended.

Job Description: As a Learning Guide, you are a force for human connection, self-reflection and community building for a group of 8-10 students. As a guide, you will help students with their homework, check in with students emotionally, deliver curriculum, and keep youth accountable to their goals, while promoting deeper reflection and engagement. Work hours will vary, depending on the school’s needs, but will typically run from 2:00-7:00pm.

Interested students can inquire with Betsy Renzo, brenzo@cebde.org

Responsibilities include:
● Academic tutoring and support
● Facilitating family dinner meeting, check ins and social emotional curriculum;
● Facilitating book club discussions;
● Facilitating project-based learning
● Keeping up to date on the technological demands of the job;
● Communicating with schools, parents, and supervisors;
● Attending professional development meetings weekly to collaborate on lesson planning and student support;
● Building rapport and relational connection to students;
● Creating community amongst students in your cohort;
● Helping to ensure students are accountable to their school and personal goals;
● Keeping parents advised of student progress;
● Encouraging student engagement in daily fitness and expression challenges;
● Attending trainings prior to commencing with role; and
● Tracking and reporting student success.
General Requirements: You are an insightful and creative problem solver who can navigate lines of difference, and offer joy, warmth and support to youth. You are proactive, reflective, purpose driven and interested in professional growth as an educator of youth. Additional skills include:
● Excellent at navigating technology, including Zoom and Google Drive
● Excellent communicator with kids, adults, and professionals;
● Excellent time management skills with ability to prioritize effectively;
● Extremely good judgment, integrity and sense of responsibility;
● Must be coachable and have excellent interpersonal skills;
● Must be passionate about social change, and driven to support children;
● College courses in education or youth experience preferred, but not required
Pay: $20/hour

New AAP Course for Fall 2020! Sport & Race in American Society

AAP introduces AFRA221-710 (SOCI221-710): Sport and Race in American Society


From the first intercollegiate Regatta (Yale-Harvard Boat Race) in 1896, to the “knee” by Colin
Kaepernick in 2016, RACE has been “the elephant on the field” in all sports in American
society. This course explores the lives and life chances of Black athletes in the United States.
The focus is on African American male and female athletes and uses their lives to help us
interrogate the social, cultural, economic, and political structures that frame their life chances
both on and off the fields of play. Through lectures, readings, and mostly class discussions
(on-line; synchronous) we will look at events, personalities, and historical and contemporary
moments that define Black athletes interrogating the narrative representations that surround
them. From a sociological perspective we will study the history of sports in America to uncover
how sport mediates the experience of Black athletes within the broader American society. We
also consider other factors – e.g., such as class, gender, and sexuality – that help to inform these
narratives of the experiences of Black athletes.

Call for Artwork for Pacem in Terris Visionary Peace Art Exhibition- deadline June 9, 2020!

Pacem in Terris Visionary Peace Art Exhibition: Expanded Call for Artwork: Listen to My Art 

Pacem in Terris invites Delaware adult visual artists (who live, work, or attend school in Delaware) between 18-39 years of age (by June 15th) to create their 2D original artwork highlighting institutional racism. Pacem in Terris will host our first online, juried Visionary Peace Art Exhibition from June 15-20 2020. During the exhibition, selected artwork will be in a virtual gallery with scheduled Meet the Peace Artist sessions in Zoom. Selected artwork will also be on display at the Pacem in Terris Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition on September 19th-20th at The Delaware Contemporary as part of Peace Week DE. $100 Listen to My Art First Prize. The prize will be presented at Pacem in Terris Annual Dinner.

Submission Overview

The deadline has been extended for the Call for Artwork to give our community the opportunity to utilize artistic expression as not only a way to heal the heart, but to also visualize – then actualize – what peace looks like for our community. We are expanding the call to include work that brings to light institutional racism. 

Listen to My Art submissions should highlight institutional racism. Artwork should fit a 16” x 20” frame. The artwork must be accompanied by a paragraph explanation of your artwork. Artists must live, work, or attend school in Delaware. The artwork must be submitted via email as a jpeg digital photo. Only one submission per artist.

Artist Registration open until June 9, 2020.

Artwork Due via email by June 9, 2020. Artists will be notified no later than June 12, 2020 if selected for exhibition. For details and registration:

For any questions: submissions@depaceminterris.org

Upcoming AAP Campus Town Hall Presentations!

Important upcoming Town Hall Presentations by each campus! Information that will be provided include the following:

**Monday, June 1st: Modified Pass/No Credit Grading Policy for Spring 2020 Semester

Please attend your campus’ presentation by using the corresponding zoom link below:

**Tuesday, June 2nd @ 10:00am: Student Financial Services- Main Campus Financial Aid Q&A!

  • This is a great opportunity to attend a presentation directly from the SFS experts!
  • Bring your questions, concerns, and pen/paper to take notes
  • Zoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/98195746703

Spring 2020 Modified Pass/No Credit Grading System (requests June 1- June 9 ONLY)

As we close out the spring semester, please remember that the University has modified a few academic regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a Modified Pass/No Credit grading option. Your final grades will be posted by June 1. From June 1 through June 9, you will have the opportunity to request any of those grades be changed to the modified pass/no credit grading option, if desired, by submitting the Grading Basis Change Request Webform in UDSIS which will become available on June 1.

Students are highly encouraged to communicate with their campus Academic Advisor if you are thinking about, and prior to, changing a grade to the modified pass/no credit option as this could impact SEED scholarship eligibility, financial aid, or your future goals.

Please continue reading below for additional information regarding the process to request a change of grade:

  • Utilize the resource, “Is a Grade Change right for you?” (image shared below) to assist you in using your unofficial transcript and the GPA Calculator on the Registrar’s website to help calculate if a grading change is right for you.
  • A Grading Basis Change Request Webform is be required to request grades of A through B- to be changed to “High Pass” or grades of C+ through C- to be changed to “Mid Pass”.
  • Grades of D+ through F will be automatically updated to the modified pass/no credit grading option; these changes do not require you to take any action.  Grades of D+ through D- will be changed to “Low Pass”, and grades of F or Z will be changed to “No Credit” within 24 hours of being posted on UDSIS.

For all details regarding this Spring grading policy, please refer to the “Academic Regulations: Undergraduate Students” section of the Spring 2020 Academic Regulations webpage for more information about the modified pass/no credit grading option, including answers to Undergraduate Grade Change FAQs.

Paid Apprenticeship for Public Allies Delaware! Applications open now!

Apply for the paid apprenticeship available within Public Allies Delaware! The apprenticeship is a paid 10 month opportunity where you will join the Public Allies Delaware team in working with post-COVID-19 relief efforts and leadership opportunities.

Application deadline is May 31, 2020 @11:59pm!! Apply here: http://apply.publicallies.org/

Want to learn more? Visit Public Allies Delaware for more details and information!



AAP End of Semester Showcase Thursday, May 21 @7pm!!

AAP End of Semester Showcase will have a LIVE launch party this Thursday, May 21, at 7:00pm!

All students and faculty are invited to explore, to browse, to peek into different classes and experiences; to contemplate the creations, dances, songs, poems, essays, photos, paintings, mathematical, biological, and chemical inquiries, as well as a plethora of other description-defying voices and visions, from your peers and faculty members across the state within AAP!

Time: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://udel.zoom.us/j/94110988357

2020 Virtual Job Shadow Program- Applications open NOW!

The University of Delaware Career Center has recently launched the 2020 Virtual Job Shadow Program. This program connects current University of Delaware students with alumni for one-hour virtual informational interview opportunities to explore potential career fields during the week of June 8, 2020.

With more than 180 alumni participating in the program, we have a number of opportunities that may be of interest to students interested in a large variety of majors and careers. Job hosts span across all our career communities. Students who are seeking ways to clarify their career goals, gain real world work experience, and build their resume this summer, are great candidates for this Virtual Program. All positions can be found and applied to within your Handshake account from May 11 – 22  through this link: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/employers/535359

Have questions? Please contact Rachel Cappola, Senior Associate Director of the Career Center, at rcoppola@udel.edu.

Interested in Summer Courses with AAP? Check out these Course Previews!

Interested in taking an AAP Summer Course, but not entirely sure what it is about? Curious to learn more about the course, straight from the professor? Watch the course preview videos for the courses listed below to learn more! Follow this link to view the videos: AAP Summer Course Preview Videos

  • SCEN105-710: Science on the Scene with Professor Daniel McDevit
  • WOMS301-310: Gay & Lesbian Film with Professor Brandy Yates
  • BHAN155-710: Personal Health Management, An Approach for a Lifetime with Professor Debra Laino
  • ENGL151-710: Studies in Popular Fiction, Harry Potter’s Literary World with Professor David Scott