NEWS GLEAMS: Youth Opportunities in Blogging & Maritime, Zoning Survey for RBHS

curated by Emerald Staff

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

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Flyer advertising the Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp for Latinos in Tech.

Latinos in Tech Seeking Youth Bloggers!

Latinos in Tech, an initiative by the Latino Community Fund that provides networking opportunities for Latino professionals and students in the technology industry, is seeking high schoolers interested in learning how to blog for their Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp!

From Latinos in Tech: “This project aims to share the stories of Latinx & BIPOC folks in STEM in order to make these fields more accessible to our community. This will be an opportunity for youth to network with professionals and gain experience writing for publication.”

The deadline to apply is Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m. This is a paid position.

To apply for the Youth Inspired Blogger Bootcamp, complete the online form. For more information about the program, contact

Submit Comments on Zoning Modifications at Rainier Beach High School

From the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods: “The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Rainier Beach High School located at 8815 Seward Park Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as ‘departures’) from several City zoning regulations for:

  1. Greater than allowed building height.
  2. Maintain existing bus loading and unloading.
  3. Replace existing electric message board.
  4. Reduction in structure setbacks (retaining wall and fences). 

“The Seattle School District has a detailed presentation on the modifications which you can view on our website.

“Upon receiving your feedback, the comments will be shared with the director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Andrés Mantilla. After reviewing, he will provide the recommendations regarding the proposed departures to the director of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections for the final decision.

“Please submit your written comments by Friday, Nov. 5, to Nelson Pesigan at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods via the following methods:

  • E-mail —
  • Mailing Address —  ℅ Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649

“For additional information, contact Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.”

Photo advertising the Get Into It!: Maritime youth program with white and orange text on a blue ocean background that reads, "Attention 12-15 year olds! Do you want to explore your connection to water, learn about high paying jobs, meet BIPOC professionals, and go on uniquely fun trips?!? Join Sea Potential for our brand new program Get Into It!: Maritime."
Flyer advertising the Get Into It!: Maritime youth program.

Get Into It!: Maritime — Youth Program Sign Up

Sea Potential, an organization committed to cultivating a full cycle of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color representation in the maritime industry, is offering a new program for youth called Get Into It!: Maritime! Youth ages 12–15 will explore their connection to marine ecosystems, learn about job opportunities, meet BIPOC professionals within the maritime industry, and go on fun field trips.

The program runs from Oct. 23 to Feb. 5 with in-person meetings every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and four Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and to sign up for Get Into It!: Maritime, email

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