Monday, February 25, 2013

School News Feb 25-Mar 1

UAG Moth StorySlam! Wed, 2/27, 3:30pm


  • Luis Lazcano, Dishing Guyton, Isaiah Burgos, Kenesha Taylor and Juan Ramos for getting spots in the Tuesday ARDUINO Robotics Workshop with Mr. Flahive
  • Nnandi Cason, Kristian Rodriguez, and Alex Lageer for getting extra time on the Snow with Stoked this weekend at Belleayre Mountain
  • our New School Wellness Council Reps from the UAG Student Gov:  Deandre King, Skyler Radellant, Venitia Boyce, and Michael Honrado

This Week at UAG

Monday, 2/25: Yoga with Ms. Hernandez, 3-4pm, Rm 746
Tuesday, 2/26:  ALL DAY Robotics Workshop with Mr. Flahive
Wednesday, 2/27:
  • LUNCH INFO SESSION:  Parks & Rec Computer Resource Center Jobs & More!
  • UAG Moth StorySlam, 3:30-5pm, Rm 711 (the Courtroom) - Support UAG Storytellers!
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Playoff Game - HOME GAME!  4PM
Thurs, 2/28:  
  • DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE!  Bring your signed consent form for PSAL med clearance.
  • Robotics Club Meeting, 3-4pm, Rm 750
  • Technovation Challenge Meeting, 3-4pm, Rm 730
  • Hand in Permission Slips for Columbia 9th Grade College Tour!
Friday, 3/1:  Track your tryout date for Spring PSAL options - talk to your gym teacher about softball, baseball, track & field, handball, boys volleyball and more!
Saturday, 3/2:  Stoked to Snowboard at Belleayre Mountain!

Reminder on Evacuation Expectations for Upcoming Drills!

a.      Students walk orderly in a double file line in and out of building
b.      Student silent until the “All Clear” is called
c.       Students stay with teacher at all times
d.    Attendance will be taken both inside and outside the building

Student Opportunities

Exploring: Credit Suisse 
Deadline March 1, 2013
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

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
For additional information or to register, please contact Laura Saunders, Exploring Executive, at 

Exploring: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center 
Deadline March 1, 2013
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is offering a career exploration program in partnership with the Exploring program. JHMC is a 427-bed hospital that handles general medicine, pediatric medicine, psychiatric emergency services, surgery and much more! This program will give students a perspective on the many great career options in the health care industry. Program includes presentations by various professionals, networking opportunities and hands on tours. 

Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in the health care industry 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

Program Dates: 
 March 5th at 4:30pm (Program Registration Session) 
 Following sessions on March 12th and 19th, April 2nd and 9th at 4:30pm 

Program Location: 90-25 Van Wyck Expressway (Queens), Auditoriums 2 and/or 3 
For additional information or to register, please contact Jordan Segal at 

Exploring: Neuman’s Kitchen 
Deadline March 8, 2013 
Are you interested in a career in the culinary arts and catering industry? If so, check out the Exploring Program at Neuman’s Kitchen. This program will meet once a week for four weeks at the Neuman’s office and kitchen. The program includes tours and discussions with key personnel, including the head chef, pastry chef and the President and CEO. Students will get an insider’s view of the culinary industry. 
*Space is limited to only 12 students, and will be reserved on a “first come, first serve” basis. Selected students will be notified via email. All other students will be placed on a waiting list. 
Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in the culinary arts and catering industry 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

Program Dates: The first session of this program will take place on March 13th at 4:30pm. More information will follow about subsequent session dates. 
For additional information or to register, please contact Travis Smith, Assistant Director of Exploring, at 

Museum of the City of New York: Saturday Academy Deadline: March 12, 2013
Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York is a free, elective six-week program for students interested in American History or SAT preparation. There is no homework or testing and all materials and SAT review books are provided. Semesters take place in the fall and the spring; students may enroll in one or two courses a semester. After completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement. Spring 2013 courses meet on Saturdays April 6, 13, 20, May 4, 11, and 18. Students are expected to attend all six sessions and will receive a certificate of Achievement at the end of the program. Courses are open to students in grades 8-12. To download and application and view current course offerings, visit the website.

Global Thinking Local Action Universal 
Spring Break Program: April 1-5, 2013 
GLU is a service oriented program that last for a week and will be held on April 1-5 (Spring Break). This full day and week long program will consist of a service project within the Washington Heights and Inwood area of Upper Manhattan and it is open to all high school students in the city and beyond. Each week (9am to about 3pm every day) will consist of a theme around a local/global issue where the young person will participate in workshops, reflections, dialogues, games, etc. There will also be guest speakers and presenters throughout the week. Although this is a Christian-based not-for-profit organization that is sponsored by the Jesuits, the youth do not have to be affiliated with a specific religion or lack thereof to be a part of this amazing and transformative experience. 
This program is FREE and the young people will receive a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and metro cards to and from home and their work sites. 
Please see the 1) a flyer with for the SPRING BREAK session 2) an Application Form and 3) a Parental Consent Form. 
If you have any additional inquiries, please contact Walter Hidalgo at 212-568-2114 or 

Brownsville Youth Court 
Deadline: April 10, 2013 
The Brownsville Youth Court trains teenagers 14-18 to serve as advocates, jurors and judges. Members hear real-life cases of other teens that have committed low-level offenses. The goal of Youth Court does not assess guilt or innocence; but through use of positive peer pressure, helps ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. 
Currently, the Brownsville Youth Court is recruiting new members for its next cohort. All completed applications must be received by April 10, 2013 by 5:00 PM. I have attached a hard copy of the application to this email, please distribute widely. 
How can a young person become a youth court member? 
Brownsville Youth court members are selected out of a competitive training program. Trainees are selected based on the quality of their applications and interview performance. Youth Court trainees spend 32 unpaid hours learning about youth court, juvenile justice, how to perform the roles, and take a bar exam. Trainees will receive community service hour credits for the training course. Trainees who perform well on the bar exam and have demonstrated themselves throughout the training process are chosen to serve in a 6-month paid internship as youth court members. 
Who is eligible to apply? 
Brownsville Youth Court membership is open to Brooklyn teens ages 14-18 who are enrolled in school or GED program. There is no minimum GPA requirement. 
How much do youth court members get paid? 
Youth court members receive a $100/month stipend to serve for 5 hours per week. 
When is the training class? 
The training class will begin late April and end mid-June on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The training location takes place at the Brownsville Community Justice Center located at 444 Thomas Boyland St. Brooklyn, NY 11212. 
When and where are youth court hearings held? 
Youth Court hearings will be held at 444 Thomas Boyland St. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
How do I apply?
Completed applications including the personal information sheet and essays can be submitted online at or by mail at 444 Thomas Boyland St, Room 106 Brooklyn, NY 11212. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact BYC staff at 347-404-9582. You can request an application via email to 

NYC College Line : 
NYC College Line supports New Yorkers to prepare for, get in to and complete college by connecting them to New York City-based programs as well as useful web-based resources. 
NYC College Line was created by Graduate NYC!, the City University of New York, the NYC Department of Education, and the Options Center of Goddard Riverside. 
What can I do on NYC College Line? 
NYC College Line is designed help you quickly access the right resources for you, when you need them. 
 Search the Program Directory for a college counseling or preparation program in your neighborhood. Review the comment section to see what the program is really like. 
 Access information, tips, and tools and save the resources to your binder for later. 
 Visit, join, or open a forum to ask questions and start a conversation around things that you have been wondering about. 
 Find a resource on the web? Or, did you host a workshop and thought the materials were helpful? Upload it to the site and share with the NYC College Line community. 
 We’re confident you’ll find what you are looking for, but if not there is always help around the corner through Ask an Advisor. 
 If you are a professional, or know the ropes around the college process, you can also find the latest research, upcoming workshops, and NYC College Line self- guided, online training sessions. We are committed to making sure you have the information, tools, and training to support your students and families. 

Why is NYC College Line different? 
NYC College Line is a free community for students, families, and professionals – focused on the phases from exploring college all the way through completion. 
Unlike traditional college support websites, the content of NYC College Line is always changing. NYC College Line carefully collects the best, New York City specific resources out there, and uses its network of professionals to ensure we have the latest, most accurate materials available. 
We also rely on you to share your perspective, and upload the resources you can’t live without. Did you see a great video, blog, or checklist? Upload it to the NYC College Line community. 
To access it: 


MTC Family Matinee Program March 16, 2013, 10:00AM
Location: MTC Administrative offices, 311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor (between 8th and 9th avenues)

If you are a high school student looking for a great way to spend a Saturday, we’d like to invite you and the adult of your choice (parent, relative, mentor, etc.) to Manhattan Theatre Club’s Family Matinee Program.

This free event includes:
 A continental breakfast
 A chance to explore acting, writing, and directing in a workshop led by theatre professionals
 A matinee performance of a play at MTC

To make reservations, call (212) 399-3000 x4251 right away! Space is limited.
PS: In addition to an adult, if you’d like, you can bring a friend too!
This Family Matinee features “The Madrid,” by Liz Flahive, Directed by Leigh Silverman. It is a new comic drama about a runaway mom and the family she leaves behind. 

Youth Power 
March 25, 2013 
Youth Power Systems Advocacy will be having a fun engaging and interactive one-day training for youth between the ages of 14-28 who have interacted with a child serving system such as mental health, foster care, juvenile justice, and/or have a disability. RSVP today and find out your full potential. For more information contact NYC Regional Youth Partner at or call 347-880-2735. 


    2/22: Deadline for the OppsNet Fellows Program: OppNet Fellows is a unique six-year career development program for motivated, high-performing high school students looking to get exposure to more career tracks, make personal connections with executives and professionals, apply to competitive colleges, build their resumes through paid internships or enrichment programs, and develop a lifelong network.

    Target Students:
    • Currently be enrolled in 10th grade
    • Pursuing their hobbies and interests with passion and energy
    • Excelling in the classroom (in most cases, this means a 90 or above average)
    • Do not already have access to the kinds of opportunities the program offers
    To Apply: Students should be nominated by their schools. It is recommended that schools set up a recruitment presentation for nominated/interested students. The application can be accessed online by clicking here.

    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.

    4/1:  Deadline for the Baruch Leadership Academy:  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

    5/3:  Deadline for the Speek Peer Educator Program.  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. 

    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

      Volunteer Spotlight

      Volunteer as a tutor for Change for Kids!  Check out calendar for details:

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