Free Summer Opportunities!

Through the generous support of our donors and partners, the Napa Valley Education Foundation is able to offer free summer programing to Napa County public school students. Learn more and enroll in individual program below. 

Summer Mentor Program

June 20-August 12
High School Students

Interested in learning new skills and earning a summer job? Join the NVEF Summer Mentor Programs! These 8 week long hands-on programs provide real-world experience in some of Napa’s key industries. Participating students will earn experience and learn from some of the top leaders in the Napa Valley! These programs are open to all students in Napa County age 16 and up. Spots available for at risk youth and students with special needs.

Design & Media Bootcamp

June 27-July 1
High School Students

Take your design and video editing skills to the next level by enrolling in this free 5 day bootcamp. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere from JP Castillo, an Adobe Certified instructor. Build a small portfolio to showcase your creative skills. Gain valuable insights from industry professionals who will share their career paths, experiences, and Adobe tips!

 

Summer Music 
Camps

June 20–23, June 27–30, July 18th-Aug 6th
Elementary, Middle, High Students

The Music Connection is proud to present our Summer Music Camps, made possible by the generous support of our donors and partners! Students will fine tune their music skills by practicing In sectionals, focusing on ensemble work, and playing music games. These camps are a great way to take your musicianship to the next level, to gear up for your next year of music! Choir, band, and strings camps available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do?

FLAGG members attend small discussion groups which meet on Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm, from October to May of the School Year. Each FLAGG Group has students from ACMS and ACHS, adult mentors, and student leaders, who encourage the sharing of issues and concerns important to their everyday lives, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. At FLAGG meetings, students explore topics of importance to youth: Communication, Relationships, Current Events, Racism, etc. We also discuss topics of Filipino cultural importance: History, Food, Music, Humor, Immigration, Family, etc. Lastly, FLAGG members explore topics of mental health and coping strategies. As Covid restrictions lift, FLAGG hopes to have large group activities, such as Cultural Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Movie Nights, active participation in the Pista Sa Nayon Filipino Festival, and other Filipino culture events.

Why should I join?

The California Healthy Kids Survey shows that Filipinx students experience uncommonly high levels of anxiety, depression, and other wellness issues, without the typical identifiers for these conditions. The trauma of the pandemic, along with local and national events, have added to their anxiety and stress. FLAGG provides support for students dealing with these unique concerns, through the strong bonds of friendship and community which form within each group. FLAGG allows students to openly share their struggles and concerns in an atmosphere of mutual respect trust. The program also fosters cultural, social and personal growth in each member, including opportunities for community service and leadership.

Where do we meet?

During the Covid-19 crisis, FLAGG meetings will be conducted via Zoom, on Mondays, from 6:30-8:00 pm. As safety restrictions lift, FLAGG is working towards in-person discussion meetings, at a time, day and place to be determined by FLAGG Coordinators and student leaders.

Who belongs?

Students who identify as Filipinx from Napa County Middle Schools and High Schools, along with Filipinix adult mentors from the local community, can be members of FLAGG. The opportunity to: (1) make friendships with students from different grade levels, and (2) to develop mentorships with responsible adults is an important and unique aspect of this intergenerational program.