Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation-Newsletter February 2024

CONTEST ALERT: Calling all middle school writers!

Are you a middle school student with a passion for writing? Are you ready to flex your literary skills and showcase your unique voice? Well, we have some great news for you!
We are thrilled to announce an essay contest exclusively for middle school students. This contest not only offers you a chance to express your creativity and sharpen your writing skills, but it also provides an opportunity to win some amazing prizes. It’s time to grab your pens, fire up your laptops, and let your imagination soar!
Essay topic: Imagine that you could give advice to someone-it could be someone you know personally, a historical figure, or a famous person living today. Write an essay that identifies the person and the advice you would give. Choose a familiar subject so that you can provide details and explain why this person needs your advice. (Answers must be 300-500 words.)
Deadline: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
• 1st place-Amazon Fire 7″ tablet
• 2nd place-Barnes and Noble $50 gift card
• 3rd place-Barnes and Noble $25 gift card
Visit our website at https://barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org/contests/

TEEN IMPROV WORKSHOP with actor T. Rosemore

We are thrilled to share that our recent online improv workshop led by renowned actor T. Rosemore was a resounding success! Throughout the workshop, T. Rosemore expertly guided our teens in exploring the art of improvisation, helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, quick thinking, and teamwork. With T. Rosemore’s engaging and interactive teaching style, the workshop created a safe and inclusive space for our teens to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their unique voices. Our participants had the opportunity to engage in a variety of fun improv exercises and games, fostering a sense of camaraderie and laughter that truly brought out their natural talent and confidence.
We are grateful to T. Rosemore for sharing their expertise and inspiring our teenage participants to discover the joy of improvisation, leaving them with valuable skills that extend far beyond the stage.


FEBRUARY 10: Holes film screening
FEBRUARY 24: Screenwriting film workshop
FEBRUARY 24: Actors event at Notre Dame High School
FEBRUARY 26: Acting Conversations with Ms. Keeya King
MARCH: Photography workshop at USC
JULY: Film Camp


The foundation accepts donations throughout the year for all of its programs. If you would like to donate to the foundation, please visit our website at https://barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org and click “Support Us” in the top right corner.