Sunday, January 27, 2013

Updates from Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of and inspiring lifelong learning about Latin, Greek, and the ancient Greco-Roman world, especially at the elementary and middle school levels.

This winter brings scholarships, teaching opportunities for high school and college Latin students, and student-produced writings in Latin! Visit for plenty more happenings!

*Classical Promise Scholarships -  Aims to spur growth of Latin and the Classics at the elementary school level, and to help create and strengthen foreign language partnerships between elementary and secondary schools. The Classical Promise Scholarships allow
enterprising high-schol and college students to engineer programs using both the organizational and financial support of Ascanius. Scholarship recipients receive a mentor from Ascanius, access to curriculum created by Ascanius, and write a summary of their program for inclusion in the Ascanius newsletter. Students may apply for scholarship funds at any time, but preference will be given to early applicants. Scholarship funds are available in amounts ranging from $50 to $200. These funds must be used in the purchase of materials and other items related to the program. Visit for more information, past projects, and to apply.

*Call for Faculty for LatinSummer - Ascanius seeks high school and college Latin students who wish to spread their enthusiasm for the ancient world to a new generation! Ascanius is accepting applications for faculty positions at LatinSummer 2013 now through February 15,
2013. LatinSummer is a two-week long program for students in elementary and middle school. In 2013, the program will run in three locations: LatinSummer St. Louis, Mo. (July 5 - 19, 2013), LatinSummer Charleston, SC (July 12 - 26, 2013), and LatinSummer Williamsburg, Va. (July 19 - August 2, 2013). Program-specific eligibility requirements apply. Visit for more information, videos about what it’s like to teach at LatinSummer, a flyer for the classroom, and to apply online.

*Featured Publication: “SCRIBO: Young Latin Authors” is a collection of short stories, comics, and poems, featuring the best student entries in SCRIBO, an international Latin composition contest! Contains high quality materials in Latin designed specifically for
teachers to use in their classes. Visit for more information, sample pages, and to order.

Matthew D. Webb
Executive Director, Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute
Latin Instructor, Milton Public Schools (MA) / 866-933-9466