Tuesday, January 22, 2013

School News Jan 22-25


  • To all Core Values Award Ceremony Winners on Friday, Jan 18! and to the Student Government Team assisting in planning a new way to celebrate! 
    • Collaboration: Noelis Valerio, Matthew Pirela, Jahd Bryant, Omar Lebron, Alyssa Koutellos, Therese Henry, Lissette Garcia, Leonie Bonifacio
    • Aspiration:  Gianni Parilla, Danissa Santos, Thomas Lin, Tanner Shirkey
    • Empathy:  Arthur Tyce, Vivica Henry, Diana Jimenez, Brenda Anaya, Leigh Duignan
    • Scholarship: Donald Jenkins, Alex Lageer, Michael Delaigle, Quayshawn Perry, Nickesha Taylor, Hendrix Kiflom, Russell Goeller
    • Accountability:  Brian Corniel, Isaiah Burgos, Tyvel Brown, Dayvon Grier, Elijah Cruz, Younnesse Hassi
    • Reflection:  Michael Gonzalez, Mirjan Neza, Bryan Valarezo
  • To ROTC Change of Command Ceremony new Leadership:  Bernard Cotaj, Wilber Valencia, and Chris Aponte-Valdez

Regents Week @ UAG!

All In - Free Screening 1/23 4:15pm!
  • Join for your Regents BY INVITATION ONLY this week
  • Join to secure your end-of-semester status BY INVITATION ONLY to complete PBATs, Exam Makeups Tue - Thurs, 1/22-24
  • Not in school this week?  Use this chance to complete applications for opportunities below!
  • Wed, Jan 23, 4:15pm: FREE SCREENING of Argentine film, ALL IN, which is part of the Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center.  Director Daniel Burman will be in attendance to students' questions.  RSVP to ellen.hogarty@gmail.com if you're interested in attending! Get directions here to 144 W 65th St.
  • Accepted into College Now? (See last week's post for final list!):  Mandatory Information Session Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:30am-12:00pm in room N402 at the BMCC Main Building (199 Chambers Street, NY, NY 10007)

 Breaking News!  Student Opportunities

Bronx River Art Center: Teen Project Studio
 January 14 - June 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 6 pm 
*FREE by Application Only.
(Apply in person at our headquarters or on our website: www.bronxriverart.org/education.cfm)
An intensive art program taught by professional artists
During the winter/spring session students will learn how to compose and take digital photographs,
become proficient in Photoshop, and develop their drawing skills.
Students will also explore the artistic richness of New York City through regular field trips to museums
and galleries. This course is excellent to help students build their portfolio for specialized art high
school and college applications.

Bronx River Art Center: Winter Classes in Fine Art and Digital Media

 Registration Deadline: January 26, 2013 
classes begin January 14 and run through March 23
● Youth classes are just $75 and Adult classes are $100 for the 10 week series.
● Classes are available in cartooning, drawing & painting, ceramics, digital photography, among
● Partial-tuition scholarships are available for youth with financial need and by portfolio review.
Please contact us at 718-589-5819 to see if you qualify.
Register now at: www.bronxriverart.org/education.cfm
Or register in person at: BRAC's Headquarters, 2064 Boston Rd, (at 179th St), Bronx, NY 10460
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 11am - 6 pm and Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
For a full schedule of classes, visit our website or pick up a brochure at our offices. Please call us at
718-589-5819 or email us at classes@bronxriverart.org for more information.

Apollo Theatre Academy 2013 Saturday Workshop Series
 Deadline: January 31, 2013 
The Apollo Theater Academy Saturday Workshop Series teaches high school students about careers in technical stage production. Participants learn lighting design, audio engineering, set design and prop creation.  Students get to work with members of the Apollo Theater’s production crew, while learning what it takes to put on a live theatrical production. The Saturday Workshop Series provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to explore technical careers in the arts and entertainment industries.  The Saturday Workshop Series is a free program and is open to grades 9 –12. Classes meet on Saturdays for 12 weeks. Spring 2013 classes take place beginning March 2 through May 18, from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00p.m.  Applications are due Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Download one: http://urbanassembly.org/PDF/2013_ATA_Saturday_Workshop_Series_Application%20.pdf
Contact information: Michelle Cox - Michelle.Cox@apollotheater.org
Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. 253 West 125th Street New York, New York, USA 10027
Phone: (212) 531-5348 Fax: (212) 749-2743

Tempus Social Entrepreneurship Conference for High School & College

Friday and Saturday, February 1 & 2, 2013
There is an exciting conference for young adults, high school and college age, coming up February 1st
and 2nd, 2013, a first-of-its-kind Social Entrepreneurship conference for youth in this area. Successful
entrepreneurs, many of them not too far past this age themselves, will offer inspiration and advice in
breakout sessions, and a couple of great keynote speeches will set the tone. And, of course, the youth
will have an opportunity to share ideas and discussions with 150 of their peers.
Invitations are going out to students from public and independent schools, colleges, and youth groups
all over our region. The conference website is up: http://tempusconference.org/ and the Facebook
page is: https://www.facebook.com/doingwellxdoinggood?ref=ts&fref=ts
Thanks to generous sponsorship from a Philadelphia based foundation and RSF Social Finance
in San Francisco, the costs to the youth are negligible! Urban Assembly Youth will be provided
accommodations with students of the hosting school.
Please consider who might be most interested. Youth with a strong business interest or entrepreneurial
spirit and those with a community spirit should benefit.
This is a great plus for a college application or resume. If someone else at your
organization is a better contact for this, please send me their contact information. If interested, please
contact office@triskeles.org or 610.321.9876.

New York Botanical Garden: Teen Explainer Program
Deadline and Open House: February 9, 2012 
The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at The New York Botanical Garden is now seeking teen
applicants for our competitive internships program which takes place on weekends during the school
year. Teen “Explainers” have an integral role educating children and families visiting the Everett
Children’s Adventure Garden.
Learn about the program and fill out the
online application before the February 9th deadline: 
There will be an Open House Saturday February 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. sharp here at the Adventure Garden.
It is not required that applicants attend the Open House, but all are strongly encouraged.
● Applicants who are invited to be interviewed will be contacted via e-mail within five business
days of the application deadline.
● Group interviews are interactive and take place at the Adventure Garden. Applicants accepted
into the program will receive an e-mail within five business days after the interview.
● Explainers accepted into the program are required to complete four weekend days of training
at the beginning of the internship before they may begin actively volunteering. Training
includes “shadowing” sessions working side by side with experienced mentor/educators.
Required Training dates for the Spring 2013
Explainer Program: February 23 & 24 and March 2 & 3.
 If you have any questions, contact
Andrew Bakonyi
Coordinator of the Explainer Program at 718-817-8079 or abakonyi@nybg.org or go to: www.nybg.org/

The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center’s 2013 Girls’ Leadership
Worldwide Summer Program
 Deadline: March 15, 2013 
The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center's 2013 Girls' Leadership Worldwide (GLW), an international
leadership development summer program for girls, is now accepting applications. During this nine-day,
residential program, girls from diverse cultures and backgrounds come together to engage in workshops
and activities designed to fully awaken the leader within them, using the leadership model of Eleanor
Roosevelt. GLW seeks to empower the next generation of principled leaders who will create a just and
sustainable world. Applicants must be 9th or 10th grade girls who have the potential to be leaders and
would like to enhance their self-confidence and leadership skills so that they can make a difference in
their community and the world. http://ervk.org/index.html

Student Opportunity Deadlines

  • 1/29: Deadline for TASC ExpandedEd Options Spring Apprenticeships/Summer Paid Interships - SOPHOMORES only.  Applications available outside Main Office 

  • 1/29:  Deadline to apply for Bronx Loaf Writers Conference, a three day event dedicated to giving students from the Urban Assembly an opportunity to immerse themselves in the craft of creative writing. Modeled after Bread Loaf, the most well respected writers ' conference in the country, students will work closely with a professional writer in their genre of choice, make connections other serious young writers, and attend a series of readings and lectures. The conference will be held over the course of three days from Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th at the Bronx Academy of Letters. All meals will be provided from Thursday to Friday (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches)
  • Over the course of three days students will:
    • Participate in writing workshops led by professional writers
    • Attend multiple public readings
    • Enjoy several opportunities to read their own work in front of a live audience • Ample time to make connections with fellow writers
    To be selected for Bronx Loaf, students should submit two pieces of writing in the same genre. Students should select work they are proud of and feel best represents them. All submissions should be emailed to Christian Clarke atthanatopsis2002@gmail.com by January 29th, 2013.  Application: http://urbanassembly.org/PDF/application%20letter%20(1).doc     (Be advised that there is a follow-up application form, and a $25 program fee.)

    2/1:  Deadline for Bronx Youth Heard, formerly known as the Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative, founded in 2008, is a free journalism program open to any high school student who lives or goes to school in the Bronx.  Spring classes will start February 13 and are held every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hostos Community College, on the Grand Concourse. The course runs for 12 weeks, and teaches the ins and outs of reporting, writing, and photojournalism. Students work on their own articles (often story ideas they pitch themselves), which we then publish in Bronx Youth Heard, a special supplement we
    distribute in the Norwood News--meaning they will get a real news clip with a byline. Their work will be seen by thousands of readers and have an impact on the Bronx community. This is exciting, and not to mention a great addition for college applications.
    Application at http://www.urbanassembly.org/PDF/Application%20Form%20Spring%202013.pdf
    Program Info: http://www.norwoodnews.org/youth-journalism/

    2/6: Final Deadline for Exeter Summer Program Applications (talk to Ms. Hogarty if you have not already received pre-approved application and instructions).

    2/9:  Deadline for Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program - FREE after school opportunity for NYC teens to explore the arts - 10 weeks attending theater, dance, music performances and more!  Come to TRaC Open House on 1/31, 4:30-5:30pm - RSVP to diane@high5tix.org for location!

    2/13:  Deadline for Citizens Committee for Children YouthAction Leadership Course (meets Mondays, 4-7pm starting March 4).  Learn more and Apply Now! 
     Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of yourselves, your schools, and your communities.
     Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.
     Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.
     Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.
     Strengthen your communication and public speaking skills.
     Make lifelong friends peers from all over the city in the program!
    The Spring 2013 YCLC will begin on Monday, March 4th. Space is limited.

    2/22:  Deadline for Princeton Summer Journalism Program

    Coming up Next Month:  Tue, Feb 26!

    WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is offering a free, all-day Arduino workshop for High School students on Tuesday, February 26th at Theatre for the New City.   Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Students will work with tech experts to learn about circuitry, robotics and programming, and build a robot that follows a course that the students create.  

    WebVisions is held in four cities around the globe, and our goal is to offer students a fun opportunity to learn about technology and programming and interact with tech experts and leaders who are active in mentoring and training programs.  Qualifying participants must be enrolled in high school and have at least a 2.0 GPA. We will work with your school to ensure an excused absence for the day. Sign-up by contacting Jennifer Jones (Jennifer@webvisionsevent.com) at 503-230-2058.

    3/1:  Deadline for Future Latino Leaders Law Camp - Summer 2013

    3/1:  Deadline for Cornell University: Catalyst Academy, a one-week summer residential program for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems and want to learn more about careers in engineering.
    Cornell's world renowned faculty and graduate students lead classes, lab sessions and project research. Participants work in teams to solve problems that mirror real-life situations. Participants have additional opportunities to network with each other, Cornell faculty, staff and students at social events and panel discussions.

    3/1:  Deadline for Cornell University: Curie Academy, a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus
    is on sophomores and juniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students. Join us for the CURIE Academy and spend a week making new friends, experiencing life on a university campus, and exploring the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering.


    Global Kids Play for Keeps (P4K) Program.  Play and Create Games on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, 137 E 25th St, 2nd Fl (between Lexington and 3rd Ave).  RSVP to simone@globalkids.org.  Tool: Stencyl

            X Theatre Program and Paid Internships - Times Square

            Rolling Deadline for the BlueStamp Engineering Program!
     High School students find an amazing project they want to build
     An experienced staff guides students in their project development
     Guest speakers from industry and academia offer insights from their careers
     Students keep all projects after the program
     Students maintain professional documentation on a BlueStamp hosted webpage to showcase their work
    The Blue Stamp curriculum is designed to empower students with the ability to build projects they are excited about. Students will learn to take products from concept to prototype. Similar to a real world technology setting, the products will be built stepwise with achievable milestones. Each session will begin with a short discussion based on where the students are in their build process. This can be general approaches that may be helpful, motivating hints on how to overcome challenges, or potential pitfalls to watch for in the design process. Students will then be given ample time to work on their projects, supported by hands on instruction from the lead instructor and TA’s, when
    necessary. This help may be in the form of recommending the right tool to use for a certain task, brainstorming or troubleshooting an error, or simply providing motivation and ideas to continue researching the topic and trying new solutions. Ultimately, we believe the strength of the BSE program comes from its singular goal – building real products that work. What kinds of projects would BSE suggest for its students? Alternative energy devices, laser projects, and robotics are all on our list of over 100 project ideas.
    Applications are now being accepted for 2013 in New York, Houston, and San Francisco!

              PACT (Power Action Change for Teens) is a FREE ongoing after-school self-defense and
    physical training in Goju karate & self-defense, as well as discussions and community projects  leadership development course for teen women and transyouth ages 12-19. This course offers  about violence prevention. This course runs on Thursdays from 4:30- 6:00pm and follows the  school calendar. Teens who complete the course can become paid peer educators at CAE.  Please email info@caeny.org or call 718-788-1775 to register. Applications can be obtained in main office.   For more information on either program, please visit www.caeny.org or email info@caeny.org, or call

               Row New York is currently recruiting 9th and 10th grade boys to try out for its rowing team based out of their Harlem boathouse.  The program is mostly free and no experience required.  Contact jennie@rownewyork.org!

             Archery Lessons at St Francis College  : January 13, 20 & 27, 2013 
    The indoor facility is equipped with  safety nets to make archery an enjoyable activity all year around. We will show that archery CAN BE a  sport for everyone who is interested! Practice dates are below and start time is usually 12:00 pm. RSVP  is necessary because having your own slot means you can shoot more. Archery Family and Friends Days
    usually gives you shorter shooting times. $15
    January 13 [Practice Day], 20 [Practice Day], 27 Archery Family & Friends Day

    You can find more information at: http://www.hiddengemsarchery.com

              Summer Alert!  NYS Summer School of the Arts Auditions starting NOW in the areas of Choral Studies, Dance, Media Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts and More!  Check schedule at http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa/auditions.html

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