Sunday, May 6, 2012

School News May 7-11


As you make your choices this summer and hear news - please let us know!

  • Tue, 5/8:  NO AFTERSCHOOL AT UAG - Programming Club changed to WED 5/9
  • Wed, 5/9:  UAG Parent Association Meeting Speaker:  "Women In The Tech Field: Words of Wisdom from a Round the Way Girl Turned Pharmaceutical Executive."  See video from College/Career Readiness Panel at last month's PA meeting here.
  • Tue, 5/15:  EVC Retrospective Screening (3 of 3) at Lincoln Center
  • Friday, 5/25: UAG Career Day
  • Mon, 6/25:  UAG Hershey Park Trip


  • The Dept of Labor Summer Jobs Plus Bank is OPEN!  
  • NYC Parks RECYouth Summer Program Registration is open:  Teens ages 14-17 have the opportunity to participate in a free multimedia training program for six weeks this July and August.  Mediums will include digital audio, video, photography, animation, and graphic design using brand new PC and Mac computers with professional multimedia software.
  • South Bronx Green Team Collaborative  Are you 13-19 Years Old? Do you want to Work in a beautiful Garden & make $8 an hour? You can join the South Bronx Green Team Collaborative. We are assembling a South Bronx Green Team Collaborative to build a new compost system in Brook Park on East 141st Street and Brook Avenue. We‘re looking for students between 13 and 19 years old living or going to school in the 10454 or 10455 zip codes. Desirable qualities: ability to work outdoors, public speaking experience, computer skills, writing & communication skills, video/flip cam skills, attending high school or college. Applicants that are accepted to the program will be paid $8.00/hr. Participants must be available on 6 consecutive weekends (either Saturday or Sunday to be determined) for four hours a day beginning in mid-May. To apply, please fill out the form by visiting: and include a two paragraph statement about why you are interested in participating in this project. For more information, please visit
  • Museum of Modern Art: In the Making - Accepting applications now.  Location: The Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan | B, D, F, M to 47th Street - 50th Street Drawing inspiration from artwork in MoMA‘s collection, In the Making students discuss ideas and experiment with materials to create their own works of art. FREE art-making classes for NYC teens ages 13–19. No experience is necessary, but applications are required. MoMA provides all materials, and each season culminates with selected student work being shown in the MoMA Teen Art Show.  Details/art forms/dates/application at
  • Brooklyn Museum: Gallery/Studio Work-Study Program for Teens.  Apply Now.  Build your résumé while taking an art class free of charge! The work-study program invites serious and mature high school students to combine learning and teaching. Work-study students attend a Gallery/Studio Program teen course free of charge, in exchange for assisting teaching artists in classes for students ages six through twelve. Responsibilities include preparing supplies, helping maintain order in the classroom, and working with students one-on-one. Work-study students are also required to attend an orientation meeting before the semester begins and a reflection meeting after it ends. Past Gallery/Studio teen classes have included portfolio development, digital photography, drawing the human figure, silkscreen printmaking, and Pop art. Spring, summer, and fall semesters are available. Work-study students must submit application forms with a valid email address. Applications are due asap.  Please contact the Gallery/Studio Coordinator at
  • Youth Communication's Writing Workshop Summer Program application due 5/11!
  • Girls Write Now Mentoring Program application due 5/15!  AA GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTEE YOU WILL: •Form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a professional woman writer. •Attend monthly, half-day writing workshops with guest speakers who are published authors in all genres. •Receive college prep support -- GWN has a 100% college acceptance rate for girls who graduate as seniors from our program. •Read your original work in a widely publicized reading series. •Have your work published in an annual anthology!HOW TO APPLY: 1. Download an application at 2. Include one creative writing sample of any genre (fiction or non-fiction) and any length. 3. Submit your application and writing sample by May 15, 2012. Completed applications can be emailed to (if emailing in your application, pages 5 and 6 must be mailed or faxed in), faxed to 212.575.3603, or mailed to: Girls Write Now, 247 West 37th Street, Suite 1800, New York, NY 10018 4. After reviewing your completed application we will be in touch by late June to invite you to a small group interview. Group interviews take place in July and August. If you are going to be away for the summer, please note that on your application.

  • Mind the Gap Free Theater Making Workshop  Deadline: May 18, 2012.  Program Dates: July 10 -- August 9, 2012, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4—6:00 p.m. Final presentations held on August 7 & 8 Location: New York Theatre Workshop, 83 E. 4th St., Manhattan Mind the Gap is a FREE 11-session intergenerational theatre-making workshop in which half of the participants are aged 60+ and half are high school students aged 14-18. Participants will work in pairs to interview each other and create theatre pieces inspired by each others' life stories. Classes will be led by a professional playwright affiliated with New York Theatre Workshop. No playwriting or theatre experience is necessary, but enthusiasm and commitment to the project is essential! Visit for more information!  To apply, please contact Katie Palmer, Mind the Gap Outreach Coordinator or call 212- 780-9037, x. 9549. The deadline for applications is May 18th and participants will be selected through an interview process.

  • HCC: Digital Design & Urban Investigation Studio.  Deadline: May 18, 2012.  Program Dates: July 9 – August 9, 2012.   This summer, 15 students will study art and design in the Hostos Digital Design and Urban Investigation Studio. Students will learn digital design skills as they create a community action multi-media tool that will be used by a local advocacy organization. Students will also learn investigative journalism skills as they conduct behind-the- scenes interviews around the city. Rising 10th and 11th grade students with an interest in art and design, and investigative journalism should apply. Download an application here:
  • Summer Youth Employment Program.  April 30 - May 18, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00PM.  Sign Up for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Lottery! Ages 14-24 Hudson Guild Teen Services will be providing youth with assistance in completing Summer Youth Employment Applications.  Locations Mondays & Fridays, Hudson Guild Fulton Center 119 9th Avenue @ 17th Street .  Tuesdays & Thursdays, Hudson Guild Elliott Center 441 West 26th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue .  Please Bring With You: Social Security Number & Annual Family Income. SYEP does not guarantee employment; all applicants must register with Hudson Guild for Assistance. For more information, please contact Hudson Guild Teen Services at (212) 760-9800.

**The Department of Education and Empowering Boys: Closing the Achievement Gap have compiled a list of over 50 internships, scholarships, and college prep programs for high school students, both male and female. You can download this list at: ps%20and%20Scholarships.pdf

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