IAGB Youth of the Month Aashna Miharia
Aashna Miharia, a junior at Winchester High School, is the published author of the middle-grade fiction novel In Their Heads. Over 150 copies of this novel have been sold, receiving high praise from readers aged 8 to 13. An aspiring writer, Aashna is also the founder of the free, virtual summer program “Read & Write with Aashna,” in which she held one-on-one reading and writing lessons over Zoom for over 80 elementary-aged children to help them grow academically during the pandemic.
In addition to running her own program, this past summer, Aashna attended the prestigious School of The New York Times and Youth Writers Workshop at Bard College to further her writing education. Ashna is also a Senior Journalist for Winchester High School’s newspaper, The Red & Black, and a paid writer for the magazine Winchester Living. At her high school, Aashna is the co-president of both the Help Immigrants Learn English club and the Food Bank club, as well as an award-winning member of the Model United Nations team. When she is not doing schoolwork or participating in these organizations, she works at Book Ends in Winchester. Visit https://aashnamiharia.com to learn more about Aashna! IAGB congratulates Aashna Miharia on being the December 2022 Youth of the Month.
~ IAGB Youth Editorial Director, Aarushi Pant
IAGB Youth Opportunities Column and Raising Awareness
IAGB Youth Spotlight:
Who: 25 and under
When: Submissions are due by February 15th.
Nomination form: https://forms.gle/yNMAZNBDeNB9c14SA
Inviting nominations for October IAGB Youth Spotlights! The IAGB youth initiative spotlights talented local youth who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to art, sports, or the community! Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger, and they must have lived in the New England area.
STEM-Away Summer Internships:
Who: College students and junior professionals. Limited spots are available for high school students
When: Applications are due March 31st.
Apply here: https://stemaway.com/apply
Are you interested in a career in STEM? Apply for a virtual STEM-Away summer internship! These are free educational remote internships for students to learn, collaborate, and prove their value based on their merit and ability. Students will become work-ready with critical technical & soft skills and complete projects in the Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Full Stack, Hardware Engineering, Machine Learning, or UX and UI pathways. Find out more here: https://stemaway.com/
United Tutoring Volunteer Opportunity
Who: High school and college students looking for a way to earn volunteer hours virtually by tutoring, or contributing to the organization in many different ways.
When: Apply to be a tutor or team member year round.
The pandemic has made getting volunteer opportunities and hours extremely hard for high school students, however United Tutoring allows students from all over the globe to earn verified hours from tutoring and helping out with behind the scenes assignments with a registered non-profit. Learn more at https://unitedtutoring.wixsite.com/unitedtutoring