Monday, June 4, 2012

School News June 4-8


  • To Arthur Tyce and Ariel Pearson for selection into the Summer Youth Employment Program
  • To Oumy Badiane and Michael Honrado as our first Hospital for Special Surgery Interns this summer in the Motion Analysis Lab
  • For UAG ROTC members for their success at the Annual Awards Ceremony last week

This week at UAG:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, June 4, 5 & 8:  Final Stoked Sessions!  Be there.  Remember to bring in Pre-Surf Swim Class & DeWeezy Internship Applications - for Stoked Members Only!
  • Tuesday, June 5:  Return your Technology Pathway Selection Contract - signed by your parent/guardians and yourself.
  • Tuesday, June 5:  UAG receives a visit from INSIDE SCHOOLS!
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2:45-3:45, Volunteer Club Meeting: Room 746
  • Thursday, June 7: Chancellor's Day - NO SCHOOL


  • Sign up for the UAG Film Production Intensive: Advanced Art Credit this Summer! Option 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 20, 9am-3pm; Option 2: Monday, July 23-Friday, August 3, 9am-3pm. Are you interested in learning how to produce film and video projects for yourself or for school? Do you want to open up possible internship placements with a new skill? Do you want to understand the craft of creating a solid narrative film that has a clear message and looks professional? If you answer yes to any of these questions, consider earning an ART CREDIT this summer with our Film Production Intensive, exclusive to UA Gateway, through our partner, the Educational Video Center. In two weeks, this crash course in research, camera work, critical viewing and collaboration will have you producing like a pro – for an advanced art credit! Breakfast and lunch provided during sessions. Students with good attendance , strong academic performance and work habits will be considered first. Registration forms available in the main office. Due June8.
    •  UAG College Tours: Wave 2!  Permission Slips outside the Main office are due by 6/12.   Complete survey posted in Jupiter Grades following your tour.
    • New York University - June 20 OR 22, 10AM-noon
    • Baruch College - June 20, 1-3pm
    • NYU Polytechnic - June 22, 9:30-11am
    • Columbia University - June 22, 2-4pm
  • UAG Founders Grant for Student Clubs 2012-13: Straight from the Parent Association!  Awardees receive seed money to raise funds or improve recruitment materials for their clubs in the 2012-13 school year.  Apply Now!
  • Job Opportunity in the Bronx!  UAG Partner Iridescent Learning is seeking Iridescent  Explainers for their Summer Science Programs - paid.   Our summer Explainers for 2012 will have a dual role. They will work with, teach, and mentor 3rd–8th graders who are participating in our Summer Engineering Camp. This job involves learning science and engineering material so it can be passed on to others; behaving as a responsible mentor figure to the students; guiding the students through activities and lessons; having fun with the students and getting them excited about building things and learning; and generally helping ensure that the students have a valuable and exciting experience over the summer. The Explainers will also be working as a team to make a full-size, real, working, solar-powered ice-cream cart! The Explainers will be building and designing the cart in consultation with, and with the help of, both professional mentoring engineers and university engineering students. In addition to building the cart, the Explainers will carefully document the construction steps, materials, and progress they make, and will also keep careful track of costs and time required for the different tasks. At the end of the experience, they will have made a how-to guide to cart construction so that anybody anywhere can learn from our experience and maybe even build a cart of their own. Time spent working with the younger kids, which we anticipate will be 15–20 hours/week during the course of the camp, will be considered "on the clock," and Explainers will be paid wages for all of these hours. Time spent working on the ice cream cart design, which we anticipate will also average around 15–20 hours/week during the course of the camp, will be considered time spent on an enrichment program that we're providing to our Explainers free of charge; we'll count these hours as volunteer time, and accordingly Explainers will not be paid for these hours.Apply online asap.
  • Curious about ROTC at UAG?  Sign up for summer activities and join the club roster - visit Room 346 at lunch to learn more.
  • FREE STUDENT SCREENING: SALAAM DUNK at Lincoln Center Fri June 15 4pm! Watch trailer here:   Salaam Dunk delivers a tale of hope and inspiration, courtesy of one winning group of Iraqi women basketball players at the American University in Sulaimani, Iraq.  Sign/permission slips in the Main Office. 
  • Need Volunteer Hours?  UAG volunteers sought at the State of Now Tech Conference June 19 & 20: Meet incredible people - complete your volunteer requirements.  Pick your shift!
  • Urban Word Summer Workshops: It is NEVER too late to sign up for workshops! Check out the info below - and when you've picked yours out, e-mail us at with your selection(s), first and last name, phone number, age, and e-mail address.

    July 16th - August 20th, 2012
    1: The Black Power Mixtape w/Tara Betts: Monday, July 16th to August 20th, 3-5PM @ Urban Word
    Students will watch this finally unearthed film "The Black Power Mixtape" using it as an entry to poems based on a "lost" history, social justice and identity. Lead by Urban Word mentor and Def Poet Tara Betts; the writing and discussion will revolve around thinking processes and action of community organizing, but will also look at the historical impact poets, prisons, education, and race-related issues have on American then and now. Write the Power!

    2: Applied Poetics: Taking it to the Streets w/Jon Sands Tuesdays, July 17th to August 21st 3-5PM @ Urban Word .  When you write, who are you speaking to? More specifically, if this is a huge world (it is) and a tiny world (also is), then how does the performance you're carving out of it fit into the entire picture? We'll discover where we'd most like to see our poems, and on what people (or park benches, or A trains, or moons of Saturn) we'd most like to see them land. Get ready to put words into practices, as we take our show on the road and figure out what it means to go public; producing Hip-Hop Theater as a tool for civic engagement.

    3: Write the Power: Poetry & Social Justice Master Class & Performance Series Wednesdays, July 18th to August 22nd, Master Class 3-5PM at Urban Word NYC Performance 6-7:30PM at Bowery Poetry Club
    Afternoon Master Classes include lectures and writing workshops from well-known poets and writers who have used their art as an agent of change. Students will have the rare opportunity to work with accomplished poets and MC's to explore the ways that these poets have infused their writings and world views to address and resist oppression and conservatism. Each night, these poets will give a performance and lecture that includes young poets from their class and illuminates the role of poetry in creating change.

    4: Revoliterature! Thursdays, July 19th to August 23rd, 3-5PM @ Urban Word
    The Poetry of Resistance & Change: This literature seminar explores the writings of poets and activists who use their art as a tool to create change. Each week, Urban Word NYC mentors present poets that synthesize the gap between art and activism, leading students through writing exercises that transform their own narratives into vehicles of liberation. Poets to be discussed include Tupac Shakur, Lucille Clifton, and Fela Kuti. 

  • Uprose Youth Justice Internship. Deadline: June 8, 2012 
  • Are you 12- 24 years old? Are you interested in organizing, environmental justice, social justice, film editing, food justice, and developing into leadership? UPROSE is looking for youth organizers in need of an internship. We are gearing up for our UPROSE Youth Justice At the Table Leadership Institute (UYJ-ATLI) 2012 starting July 5th! UYJ- ATLI engages young people in a seven-week training full of cultural, political and environmental exploration. Through hands-on learning and field trips, youth develop their leadership skills and knowledge in social and environmental justice issues in Sunset Park and NYC. You will have the opportunity to initiate your own campaigns and become involved in current citywide campaigns.
    If you are interested in becoming an organizer in training (OIT), please email for more registration details. 
  • NYPD Youth Academy:    Deadline: June 22, 2012
    NYPD is looking for youth ages 10 through 16 to take part in a six-week Youth Police Academy. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays, and demonstrations by NYC Police Officers. Students will also attend field trips and receive a lunch and uniform shirts. For more information and to apply, click here
  • Manhattan Multicultural Youth Summer Program:  Deadline: June 20, 2012
    We are proud of announcing our 6th UNIQUE Summer Youth Program (age: 16 -21), in collaboration with IUAES at the UNITED NATIONS and in MANHATTAN from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2012. The Manhattan Multicultural Summer Youth Program (MMSY) brings together youths of different cultures, ethnicities, and faiths from around New York City area to provide opportunity to engage with one another and create an environment where people can share, respect, and value cultural differences.   Through exposure to people of a diverse range of backgrounds, youths in the New York City area will gain a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of one another’s differences and similarities. The MMSY program has proven to be of benefit in reducing racial, religious and intercultural tension. The cost for the two-week program is $995. For more info, visit
  • National Park Service Summer Jobs .  Deadline: July 27, 2012
    Summer Jobs Open at 3 Local Parks!! The National Park Service is looking for Surf-Life Guards, Recreation Assistants, and Lead Recreation Assistants, to fill full-time seasonal jobs at Jacob Riis Park in Queens, Great Kills Park in Staten Island, and Sandy Hook Park in Highlands, N.J. Hiring is based on work experience, education, and ability. The jobs last between 12 and 16 weeks during the summer employment season, which began May 13, 2012 and ends before October 1, 2012. Application deadline is July 27, 2012. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, you will need to fill out an occupational questionnaire and submit a resume and documentation such as military records and college transcripts. Go to the online job announcement at The job announcement # is NY-MM-12-577835. For information on the Lifeguard Swim Test, call 1-800-678-7946.
  • The Door: College Advisement & Tutoring (Talent Search) Ongoing
  • The Door provides college advisement and tutoring through a program called Talent Search. Talent Search can provide the support and guidance you need to make your way to graduation, college and beyond. Our goal is to inform you about all of the opportunities available to you, no matter your current grade. The first step to enrolling in Talent Search is to complete an intake interview with a Talent Search staff member. We use this interview as an opportunity to figure out your interests, experience, educational strengths and weaknesses, eligibility and potential. We want to learn about the whole you, not just your test scores and report card grades. This is the best way for us to figure out how to serve you.   To learn more, visit

    Fall Opportunities, Summer Applications!

  • Girls Write Now Mentoring Program:  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 asap. 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.
  • Columbia University State Pre-College Enrichment ProgramDeadline August 12, 2012.  Applications available for high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related health professions.  This program includes Saturday academic enrichment, college prep and career development workshops, field trips and tours.  Applications in the main office.  
  • UA Gateway has received TWO full scholarships for Saturday Art Classes at Pratt University for Fall 2012. Classes include Sculpture and Installation, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, and Art Studio.  Explore, and contact Ms. Hogarty if you're interested.

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