Kids Stuff

Be More Chill, a teen musical that became an Internet sensation, recently left Broadway for London — and Alameda.

“Tomorrow Youth Repertory” will bust way out of the youth theater mold this year, staging two edgy productions over the next few weeks: a high-school musical that exploded in popularity online and a stark examination of a devastating hate crime.

Alameda Student, Educator Among 2020 ‘Women Who Dare’ Awardees

Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) has announced its 2020 Women Who Dare awardees. In order to be selected, the women and teens must “exemplify strong, smart and bold and provide powerful role models for girls.”

Among the five awardees are two notable for their work in Alameda.

Time is running out for students to apply for the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program. One-hundred will receive $40,000 in scholarships to study computer science, plus a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon.

Alameda Boy Scout Troop 11 conducted its 48th annual holiday season service project last Saturday: the Christmas Tree Pick-up — a holiday tradition for many Alameda residents. Many locals will recall the scouts visiting door-to-door to canvass support, and while the tradition lives on, some changes are worth noting.  

Many students spend more for college than they should because they’ve made some common mistakes when seeking financial aid.

Some people don’t bother to apply for financial aid because they don’t think they’ll qualify. But all students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if they’re eligible for state and federal student aid programs. Not filing may hurt a student’s chances of getting more free money for college.