Monday, September 26, 2016

School News September 26 - September 30


Thank you to Rashan Babb, Asif Uddin, Jasmin Castillo, Jahari Onyango, and Elda Omeragic for volunteering to represent UAG at the Citywide High School Fair! For more volunteering opportunities, talk to Ms. Alder or Ms. Cai.


See more UAG photo albums and get real-time updates at our Facebook page.

This Week @ UAG
  • Our school library now has extended hours after school! The library will be open Monday - Thursday until 4:30, and Friday until 5:00 p.m. while  Anime Club is in session.
  • Monday (9/26): Club programming begins! See final club schedule below.
  • Tuesday (9/27): Locker Contracts distributed.
  • Wednesday (9/28): Girl's Basketball Team interest meeting in the cafeteria @ 3pm.
  • Wednesday (9/28): Student Government applications are due to Ms. Nelson in Room 744! Come pick up an application in Room 749 or 744. 
  • Wednesday (9/28): Meet-the-Staff Night from 5:00 - 7:30pm for 9th through 12th grade parents!
UAG Club Calendar

Student Enrichment Opportunities

Need help with your application or resume? See your guidance counselor or Ms. Cai in Room 716.


Attention students ages 16 and older: The best time to get a job is NOW! Many major retailers are mass hiring seasonal employees for the holiday season. Get your resume and working papers ready today.

PRATT Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
Open to: All
Deadline: 9/27/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2cwKwlq



Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is an after school program that introduces students to the challenges of creative thinking and problem-solving through studio classes in design. Students investigate their communities through various design disciplines such as fashion design, construction management, and architecture and urban design. 


Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP)
Open to: All girls
Deadline: 9/28/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2ccGzUV



The class focuses on sisterhood and leadership! Young women will participate in workshops that explore identity, leadership, media, healthy relationships, wellness, youth activism and social justice.

Field Biology Internships @ Alley Pond Park
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Deadline: 9/28/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2c2wSlX


Interns will learn how to study the biodiversity of various ecosystems, as well as how to identify some of the common birds, invertebrates and plants that populate this area. Independent internship available for seniors.

Youth Media Center
Open to: Ages 14-24
Deadline: 9/29/2016
Apply here: http://www.mnn.org/events/6374


The Youth Media Center housed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse has a mission to develop the next generation of media makers and critical thinkers. We provide with training in the technical, creative and social aspects of media making. Our program encourages the critical analysis of local, national and international social justice issues; community activism; and personal and professional development.

The IT Girls (Overnight Retreat)
Open to: Juniors and Senior girls
Deadline: 9/30/2016
Apply here: https://itgirls.ischool.syr.edu/students


The It Girls Overnight Retreat is a program hosted by the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) that aims to engage, inspire, and celebrate young women and their potential in technology. An essential piece of the program involves creating meaningful connections between professional women, iSchool alumni who work in the IT industry and the girls.

Write for YCTeen
Open to: Ages 15-20
Deadline: 9/30/2016
Apply here: http://www.ycteenmag.org/write/ycteen.html


YCteen writers get published online and in a print magazine that's distributed to hundreds of high schools, libraries, and community-based organizations in New York City. Most teens on the staff write personal stories about their own lives, and reported stories about issues that affect young people.

Museum of Math Internship
Open to: All
Deadline: 9/30/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2ciJOpS


Interns will spend the majority of their time at MoMath on the floor of the Museum, interacting with visitors. Candidates must be personable, outgoing, and eager to engage with the general public, and they must be enthusiastic about math!

[PAID] Brooklyn Museum Apprentice Program
Open to: Ages 14+
Deadline: 9/30/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1mMx1iX

In this paid internship, learn about art and art history with other teens from around New York City. As a Museum Apprentice, you’ll go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum throughout the school year to develop your own Museum tours and teach camp groups over the summer.

[PAID] In-School Youth Program
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: 9/30/2016

In-School Youth (ISY)

In-School Youth (ISY) program provides year-round services to high school juniors and seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements. ISY programs help participants graduate from high school, pursue college education, and develop career goals. All In-School Youth program participants are guaranteed a paid work experience over the summer.

Let's Get Ready! Free SAT Program
Open to: All, but priority is given to seniors
Deadline: End of September
Apply here: http://www.letsgetready.org/GetStarted/Students/


Students begin the Let’s Get Ready program when they enroll in our College Access Program. This program offers participants SAT preparation and assistance with all aspects of the college admissions process. 

The Cooper Union Portfolio Prep
Open to: Seniors
Deadline: 10/1/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2d4NNu8


Port Prep is a studio course that prepares seniors to apply to college. Students create portfolio quality work in varied media, for a professionally photographed 20 piece Art/Arch final portfolio. They receive individual support with application procedures and visit a series of Professional Artists in their studios.

Smack Mellon Art Ready
Open to: All
Deadline: 10/19/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1jEfYMh


Art Ready is a Mentorship Program designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Participating students meet and work with a wide range of artists from emerging to well-known. Students who complete Smack Mellon's Art Ready program are well informed, educated and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts.

C21 STEP Scholars
Open to: Juniors
Deadline: 11/1/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2bHia3I


Participating students will meet at the NYU School of Medicine for an intensive 40-hour SAT prep course and college workshops twice a week and some Saturdays. Scholars will also be participating in STEM workshops, local college trips, mentorship sessions, and School of Medicine events at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Noguchi Museum: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Open to: All
Deadline: 11/2/2016
Apply here: http://www.noguchi.org/programs/education/teens


The Noguchi Museum offers up to 15 high school students a school-year-long internship as members of the Museum's Teen Advisory Board. TAB interns learn about the Museum, gain an understanding of the different departments and concerns of an art museum, plan programs for other teens, create collaborative projects, and advise the museum staff on teen-related matters.

2017 Global Citizen Scholarship
Open to: All
Deadline: 11/7/2016
Enter here: http://www.eftours.com/global-citizen



In July 2017, recipients of our annual Global Citizen Scholarship will travel for free to our Global Leadership Summit addressing the Future of Food. Selected students will experience Europe through the lens of food and collaborate with other globally-minded students at the two-day leadership conference in Milan, Italy, to design solutions to help feed our growing world.

[PAID] Explainer Program @ New York Botanical Garden
Open to: Ages 13-17
Deadline: 11/12/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/13V8jnx


Explainers facilitate experiences with nature and plant science for children and families. Using seasonal lessons and explorations of the garden, Explainers prepare children to use their senses as tools for exploring the garden. Explainers rotate through activity stations that are located both outside in the garden and inside the Discovery Center. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Internship
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Dealine: 11/15/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2coxK88 (Application available 10/1)


Application available 10/1. Each intern spends 40 hours of the internship observing, assisting, and being mentored by a staff member in one of the Museum's departments. The placement is chosen according to the intern's interests and experience.

[PAID] Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
Open to: All
Deadline: 11/30/2016
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1TQ8rua


Apply now for Summer 2017! The apprentice program is designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering careers; acquaint qualified high school students with the activities of Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories through summer science and engineering research experiences.

[SCHOLARSHIP] Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Open to: All
Deadline: 12/15/2016
Submit here: http://blog.artandwriting.org/2016/08/23/be-seen-be-heard-be-original/


The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 14! Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create.

[SCHOLARSHIP] NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Open to: All
Deadline: 12/31/2016
Submit here: http://bit.ly/1EFqkqt


The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.

[SCHOLARSHIP] Courageous Persuaders Award
Open to: All
Deadline: 2/9/2017
Submit here: http://bit.ly/2cBRJiz


Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the Detroit Auto Dealers Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.

[PAID] The Employment and Technology Center
Open to: Freshmen, Juniors, Seniors
Apply here: See flyer in front of Room 716


Harlem Children's Zone offers a variety of services to our students, which include but are not limited to; tutoring, SAT Prep, Regents Prep, college exposures, scholarship opportunities, and internship opportunities. The Employment and Technology Center program is  participation based, meaning that students get paid based on their participation.

Math-M-Addicts
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling deadline during the fall
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2cnvtqj

Math-M-Addicts

The mission of Math-M-Addicts is to enrich students who have an interest in math beyond what is offered as part of school curricula and competitive math teams.  The goal of the program is to teach problem-solving skills needed to tackle challenging mathematical concepts in a collaborative setting. The value is placed on the process of thinking critically and communicating clearly.  There is less focus on speed.

[PAID] Futures & Options: Internship Program
Open to: Juniors and Seniors, ages 16 and up
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2cny8jM


Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.  After submitting the online application, applicants interview with Futures and Options program coordinators.  Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions.

[PAID] Brooklyn Botanical Garden Apprenticeship
Open to: Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Deadline: TBD
Apply here: http://bit.ly/1MLJhFe (Applications open in October 2016) 


Application available in October 2016. The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice.

High School Classes at FIT
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Price: One Course: $320/ Two Courses: $625
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2d4NFLi


Fashion Institute of Technology's Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FIT's dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.

New Settlement Apartments College Access Center
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://nyccollegeline.org/resources/college-access-center


New Settlement Apartments College Access Center provides one-to-one college access and success counseling and financial aid services to high school students, young adults, and adults. The program's free services for current and future college students include: One-to-One College Advising, Assistance with Applying for Financial Aid (ex. FAFSA, TAP, and CSS Profile), College Visits, SAT Prep Classes, Early College Awareness Programs, Success Advising for Current College Students, and Fee Waivers.

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK)
Open to: Freshmen
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://cmany.org/yak/


CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.

ProjectArt After-School Art Classes
Open to: Ages 17 and under
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://projectart.org/nyc/


ProjectArt offers after-school art classes at 23 public libraries across New York City. Each trimester, teachers design their own curriculums tailored to each community and incorporate a wide array of media, including graphite, oil pastels, markets, watercolor, acrylic, and tepera paint, cardboard, scrap and collage materials.