Monday, February 11, 2013

School News Feb 11-15


UAG Media Crew Broadcast: Click to View

  • To Desiree Jeanmichel, accepted into the BAM Teen Dance program starting this month!
  • To Kenesha Taylor, the first ExpandED acceptance into the NYU Poly Creativity in Engineering, Science,  and Technology (CrEST) apprenticeship!
  • To Russell Goeller for winning the Connect Four Tournament in the Tech/Game Zone at Lunch! with Danissa Santos (runner up)!
  • To the winning team of the inaugural Flag Football Tournament on Thurs, Feb 7 after school - future tournaments on the way!
  • To UAG featured in the News!  CLICK LINK TO VIEW

This week at UAG  (Buy CandyGrams for Valentine's Day this Week!)

Monday, Feb 11
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Tue, Feb 12

Wed, Feb 13

Thurs, Feb 14


  • Pick up the PSAL Parental Consent AND Medical Forms in the Main Office to try out for Spring sports!
  • Donate to the Tran/Feliz Advisory Penny Drive in the Main Office (Donation Can next to Volunteer Box) - part of their Community Service Project for  
  • Black History Month 2013 : Initiated in February 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. From a research center in Harlem to the historic black community of Weeksville, Brooklyn, there are scores of New York City cultural organizations that focus year-round on African-American art, films, research, history and culture. During the month of February, provocative talks, exhibits and exciting performances going on throughout the city take a look at black leaders, activists, artists and authors who have made their mark in American history. 
  • New!  Mt Sinai Adolescent Health Center Network Wednesdays 4-6pm at 94th and 2nd Ave.  Create original content for filming, use professional cameras to film stories and announcements; edit content using latest tech!  RSVP to Tamara Ehlin, or 212 423-2855.  No experience necessary.

NEW! Student Opportunities

Baruch Leadership Academy: April 1 Deadline!

The Baruch Leadership Academy strives to bring talented students from around the globe together in New York City for intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching academic exploration. Academy pre-professional programs allow students to explore new realms of academia, engross themselves in college planning and standardized test preparation, and better plan for success in their future endeavors. At the Baruch College campus, Academy students experience college life while they prepare to shine in the college admissions process, excel at the university level, and embark on successful, focused career paths.  Click to apply.
The Baruch Summer Leadership Academy offers 5 exceptional tracks of study:
Track Name
Global Finance & Investment
International high school students of all grade levels
Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Sophomore Enrichment
Rising 10th grade students

Kids Creative Apprenticeships:  Feb 15 Deadline!

The Kids Creative Apprenticeship is now a PAID opportunity for High School Students. 

Apprentices can receive a stipend of $100 for the 10 week Spring program and be eligible to earn $500 for the Summer Camp Program! 

Spring Apprenticeship consists of 4 trainings: 
• The basics of creating safe and peaceful environments for children 
• Working with children in an after-school and summer camp setting 
• Community building, problem solving, and conflict resolution 
• The basics of working in a Kids Creative classroom to create a musical play and promote community 
In addition to the training Apprentices will gain hands-on experience by volunteering and participating in one of our after school classes once a week for 6 weeks. They will reflect on their learning through a weekly journal. 
IMPORTANT DATES/INFO Applications due: February 15th Training dates: March 7th, 14th, 21st and May 23rd 4pm-7pm at the Kids Creative Office. Address: Kids Creative Office, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, NYC, 10004. Tel: 646 485 5123 
Work Experience dates: 1 day a week: April 8th - May 24th* 
After School Locations and Times: PS 102: 315 East 113 Street, Mon-Fri, 2:10-5:10 pm PS 191: 210 West 61 Street, Tues and Thurs, 3:00-6:00 pm PS 536: 1827 Archer Street, Bronx, Mon-Fri, 2:40-5:10 pm * Apprentice’s have the option of continuing site visits for the duration of the After School Program (Through June 14) 
Personal Qualities Apprentices must have the following personal qualities: *Be at least 16 years of age by July 2013 *Have experience with supervising children & enjoy working with them *Have interest and experience in one or more forms of art and a love for the creative arts overall *Be responsible and self motivated *Display all of the qualities that we seek to instill within our students, such as confidence, creativity, an ability to resolve conflicts peacefully and a love for art. *Be confident expressing themselves creatively in front of children and can inspire children with their constant creativity *Be excellent team players *Know how to be silly, have fun with children, & not take themselves too seriously 
Apprentices must be able to commit to fulfilling the following requirements 
 Must be able to complete the 10 week program 
 Must be available for all trainings and at least 1 afternoon a week for work experience 
 Must be open-minded and respectful of their peers, mentors and instructors 
 Must be a role model for the students at their site 

To Apply 
 Fill out our application form 
 Have a teacher, counselor, supervisor or former employer write a letter of recommendation 

Submitting Applications and Recommendation Forms 
e-mail to: Suzu McConnell-Wood at 
mail to: Kids Creative 32 Broadway, Suite 1801 New York City, NY 11201 
fax to: Kids Creative (347) 487 3914 

Parsons Pre-College Academy:  Feb 16 Info Session!
Apply Now for Spring!! | Summer Academy Info Session: Saturday, February 16, 2013 
2:00–4:00 PM (RSVP Required!)
Registration for Spring Academy fills up fast, so apply ASAP! Summer Registration is still wide open. 
Pre-College Academy classes meet on Saturday mornings for 11 weeks in the fall and spring semesters and on every weekday for two weeks in the summer. Students are divided into elementary, middle school, and high school groups. The wide selection of age-appropriate courses includes animation, fashion, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, portfolio development, and more. 
Spring Academy Info: 
Summer Academy Info: 
Online Registration: 
If you encounter difficulties or need assistance with the registration process, please contact Parsons SPACE at 212.229.8933. 

Exploring: Credit Suisse :  March 1 Deadline!

Credit Suisse is offering a career exploration program in partnership with the Exploring program. The Credit Suisse legal team will work with students to create their own company, and in the process will teach students about debate, employment law, sports contracts, insider trading and negotiation, and will include a mock trial. 

Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in law or business 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

Cost: $15 per student (unless the student has previously paid to be registered in programs with Exploring for the 2012-13 school year) 
Program Dates: 
 March 7th, 13th, and 21st at 4:30pm 
 April 4th, 11th and 18th at 4:30pm 

Program Location: One Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, Room 4 
More information and a flyer for the program can be found by clicking here. 
For additional information or to register, please contact Laura Saunders, Exploring Executive, at 

SPEEK Peer Education Program:  May 3 Deadline!

Are you looking for a year-round after school job? Are you between 16 and 19 years old and live in East Harlem, Central Harlem or South Bronx? (Within zip codes: 10029, 10035, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10030, 10031, 10037, 10039, 10032, 10451, 10454, 10455, 10456?) If Yes, you may be interested: Sinai Peers Encouraging Empowerment through Knowledge is looking for a diverse group of eight motivated, responsible, and committed young people interested in sharing information with their peers. Leadership skills, previous experience and an understanding of some of the issues related to adolescent sexuality, HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy are a plus, but not necessary. 
We will train you! Interested applicants must be available for training Monday-Thursday. We will be training Mon-Thurs from 11AM to 5PM, starting July 8th-August 8th. Transportation costs and breakfast or lunch will be provided for the trainees. Upon successful completion of the training, peer educators will work part-time beginning September 2013 at the Adolescent Health Center and receive an hourly stipend of $7.25 for work. 
All accepted applicants must be able to make at least a one-year commitment and attend a working 3day/2night weekend sleep away retreat in September. Your schedule must allow you to arrive at the clinic by 4:00PM. Work responsibilities will include leading workshops, writing, developing material for our website and much more. 
If you are interested, please fill out the application: 
Return it to the SPEEK Peer Education Program by May 3, 2013. You may fax it to (212) 423-2920. Or you can mail it to: SPEEK, 320 East 94th Street, Room 213, New York, NY 10128. 
SPEEK will contact people that have submitted an application to schedule an interview. If you have any questions, please contact us at (212) 426-3773. 

Student Opportunities & Deadlines!

From the Museum of the City of New York!  The Saturday Academy is a free six-week program for students in grades 8 - 12 interested in American History or SAT preparation. There's no homework or testing and all course materials are provided.  Spring 2013 courses meet on Saturdays April 6, 13, 20, May 4, 11, and 18. Course offerings include:
  • Activist New York
  • Public Art in East Harlem: Interpreting Latino-American History in the 20th Century
  • Performing History: The Federal Theater Project and the Great Depression
  • The Many Meanings of Feminism in the 20th Century
  • Freedom and Slavery in the Age of the American Revolution
  • Bell Curves SAT Skills
All applications must be received online. TO APPLY, please click on the link below and fill out all the required information:
The application deadline is Tuesday, March 12. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, so please apply early since space is limited!  Should you experience any trouble applying online, you may email or call 917-492-3401 to request that an application be mailed to your home address for you to fill out and return to the Museum of the City of New York.

    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 ( 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 ( 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.

    3/15:  Deadline for the The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center’s 2013 Girls’ Leadership
    Worldwide Summer Program

    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.

    More Ongoing Opportunities!

    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  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 or call 718-788-1775 to register. Applications can be obtained in main office.   For more information on either program, please visit or email, 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!

              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

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