Monday, March 18, 2013

School News Mar 18-22


  • Alex Lageer for acceptance into the Exeter Summer Program
  • Michael Honrado reaching Orange Belt status in Brazilian Jiujitsu with Modern Martial Arts
  • Our Girls Basketball Team for winning City Championship!  On to States in Albany this weekend!
  • Quinton Simmons, Alex Lageer, Leonie Bonifacio & Lissette Garcia for working as Learning Support Assistants at our Software Engineering Program Professional Development hosted at UA Gateway!


Mon, Mar 18:  Wacky Tacky Day!

Tue, Mar 19:    Jersey Day!

Wed, Mar 20:   Twin Day!
6-7pm  UAG Parent Association Meeting

Thurs, Mar 21:   CEO Day!

Friday, Mar 22:  Spirit Day! (Wear UAG T-shirt)

UAG Ultimate Frisbee!


  • Bring in permission slips/first payment by Wed, March 20 for End of Year Trips to Six Flags (+ Philly for Sophomores)!  Financial Aid available - check box on Permission Slip.

Student Opportunities

West Side YMCA: Teen Career Connection 
Information Session Thursday, March 21st, 6-8PM 
Deadline to apply: April 5, 2013 
2013 Teen Career Connection applications are now available! Teen Career Connection is a paid summer internship program which provides opportunities for high school students to gain invaluable experience in the professional world. The chosen participants partake in an 8-week internship where they are placed in fields related to their career interests. 
In addition to their experience, the participants are provided with: 
1. $1,250 stipend 
2. $300 for professional clothing 
3. 2 monthly unlimited metrocards 

In order to qualify for the program you must 
 be available for the entirety of the program (June 28th-August 23rd and September 9th
 be a sophomore, junior or senior in high school 
 live within the 5 boroughs 

 This year, we will be selecting 50 teens city-wide. The program is highly competitive so please make sure to FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE when applying. The applications can be found on our TCC Website under the apply tab. Please make sure to download the .pdf before completing the online application. The applications must be completed in one setting. You cannot save and return to complete the application so please review the questions and prepare your answers before applying. If you have any questions regarding the program, feel free to contact me via email or at 212-912-2665. 
 For more information, please attend our information session on March 21st, 6-8PM at the West Side YMCA, located at 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 
 The application closes on April 5th 

Apply now: 

Please visit our website and share this wonderful opportunity to all those that can benefit from the amazing experience. 

Powerplay NYC SuperSTARS Summer Leadership Academy

Deadline: March 21, 2012 

PowerPlay NYC is now accepting applications for our SuperSTARS Summer Leadership Academy for High School Girls! This will be the 12th summer that we will be providing high school girls with a unique and life changing summer experience. PowerPlay has found Urban Assembly students to be a great fit for our program across the board, and would like to invite your students to apply this year. 

The Academy offers high school girls entering grades nine through twelve the opportunity to (i) learn and participate in a variety of sports; (ii) develop workplace, leadership and life skills for success; (iii) interact with women in a variety of careers; (iv) engage in health and wellness learning; (v) explore the college admissions process; and (vi) participate in STARWorks mini-internships. 
Please review the application and FAQs sheet for more information (in UAG Main Office).
The ideal candidate is a girl who demonstrates potential for developing into a smart, successful woman and possesses the following qualities: 
- Demonstrate a willingness to push herself and an eagerness to develop her own potential - Applies herself at school and other activities 
- Has the capacity to work in groups - Brings a positive attitude and is able to accept constructive feedback 
- Demonstrates a willingness to try new things and meet new people 
Participation on a sports team is not a requirement. However, the girls spend an average of two hours a day doing sports and physical activities. Girls who are nominated should be interested in these activities. 
Scholarships covering the cost of the program are offered to all accepted participants. Any further questions, contact Allison Green at (212) 300 – 8061 or 

ESIMS Model UN Conference 4/4-5 (Deadline to apply 3/22/13)

ESIMS is a free Model United Nations conference organized at Columbia University by university students. Our goal is to spread Model United Nations, debate, and international relations to schools in the New York area. Students assume the role of ambassadors, world leaders, and statesmen. Working together, they devise a resolution for a particular problem and at the same time, learn public speaking, international affairs, and teamwork. The conference will focus on teaching students about current events and debate techniques. It is encouraged that a faculty member attends with a group of students, but an adult chaperone can be provided if necessary. School staff who do attend can attend workshops on how to start Model UN clubs in their schools and on how to teach international relations. Staff serving as chaperones will also receive Model UN ―starter kits,‖ containing gavels, copies of the UN Charter, debate procedure manuals, and more! 

Conference Dates: Friday, April 5th (4:00-8:00pm) and Saturday, April 6th (9:00am-4:30pm) 
To Apply: Schools must select students and complete the nomination form, attached here. Schools can nominate up to 15 students each, and it is preferred that the school elect a staff member to chaperone as well. If no chaperone is provided, one can be provided for you, but you must indicate a staff member with appropriate contact information for possible follow-up from ESIMS. 
Application Deadline: Schools must submit nomination forms by Friday, March 22nd
Cost: The program is FREE and lunch (pizza) will be provided. The cost for teacher chaperones can be reimbursed if needed. 
For more information, please visit Please also reference the following for more information: FAQ and Why Attend ESIMS. You may also contact Julianna McCorkle at 

YMCA Splash Week 
March 25 – 29, 2013 
YMCA Splash week is a FREE program created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. This builds self-confidence and self-esteem which carries over into other parts of life. During Splash Week, swimmers learn about the Y‘s holistic approach combining spirit, mind and body. 
Registration opens on March 4th. To apply, you must contact your neighborhood YMCA for class schedules and registration information. Please visit the YMCA Splash Week 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, in Main Office.
If you have any additional inquiries, please contact Walter Hidalgo at 212-568-2114 or 

Exploring: The Intercontinental Barclay Hotel 
Deadline: April 5th, 2013
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry? Join the Exploring program at The Intercontinental Barclay Hotel! The Intercontinental Barclay is a prestigious hotel located in midtown Manhattan. The program will focus on a variety of different careers in hospitality, including concierge, reception, housekeeping, and food & beverage. Program includes tours, hands on experiences and networking! 
Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in hospitality 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

Program Dates: 
 April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and May 7th; 4:30-6:00pm 
 Students must attend all dates 

Program Location: 111 East 48th Street, Manhattan (between Lexington and Park) 
For additional information or to register, please contact Laura Saunders at When registering, please be sure to include the student‘s name, high school, and ―Intercontinental Barclay‖ in the email. 

NYU Poly ARISE Program (Deadline April 5)
NYU-Poly is pleased to invite applications for our newest K-12 STEM education program, Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE).   This selective program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
This seven week program includes: college level coursework, a high level research experience in one of several NYU-Poly faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student.  In the coursework, students will be introduced to engineering concepts and principles, the scientific method and ethics, research practices and lab safety.
With their mentors, ARISE participants will spend the latter four weeks of the program in these placements where they will make practical contributions to their lab’s research objectives.  These objectives are in areas such as mechanical and civil engineering; information systems and cyber security; materials science and robotics; protein engineering and molecular design; and, bio-interfacial engineering and diagnostics.
Students will also learn to present their research and findings, and will make a presentation at the program’s conclusion to the NYU-Poly faculty and student ARISE participants as well as other academic experts.
Through a grant from the Pinkerton Foundation, ARISE is intended to provide an advanced STEM research opportunity to New York City students with little or no access to high quality STEM education experiences.  Students from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers, including women, students of color and those from low income backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for:

  • New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2013
  • Academically strong, highly motivated students
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math
  • Students that will attend the entire program, full time, from July 1 through August 22, 2013
  • Responsible students that have demonstrated: an ability to make and fulfill commitments, timeliness and persistence
Eligible applicants for this program must meet all these criteria.

RS10719__MG_2254-lprBefore you apply please:

  • Review thoroughly the Research Opportunities and the To Apply pages
  • Note that you must apply online, on the Application Form page
  • Do not begin the Application Form until you have gathered all the information and written the required essay as described in To Apply

Important dates:

  • Midnight April 5, 2013: complete applications due. A complete application includes the separate submission of two recommendations by people you select (see To Apply)
  • Week of April 22, 2013: notification of selection for on-campus interview
  • Week of April 29, 2013: mandatory on-campus interview
  • By May 10, 2013: final notification to selected applicants

Other information:

  • Students completing the entire program will receive a $500 stipend
  • There are 20 placements available for summer 2013
  • Questions? Email:

NYPD Mentoring Opportunity: 32nd Precinct - West Harlem

Special Opportunity for students to participate in an exclusive mentoring/job shadow opportunity with leadership of the 32nd Precinct in West Harlem.  Limited spaces available, reply asap.  For more information, speak with Mr. White for details.

Participate in College Now this summer!  Opportunities available throughout the CUNY system.

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. 

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:

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

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

The New York County District Attorney‘s Office Summer Internship Program 

Deadline April 26, 2013 

The New York County District Attorney‘s Office invites high school students entering their junior or senior year to apply for the 2013 Summer Internship Program. It is an intensive 6-week program for high school students who live in Manhattan and have a strong interest in learning about the law. 
This year, the program will begin on July 8th and conclude on August 16th. Applicants should email or mail an official transcript, a resume and an essay, no longer than 2 pages, explaining the applicants‘ interest in the law. The deadline for all applications is April 26th. The last day for interviews is May 10th
Students must submit 2 letters of recommendation, one from their current school during the interview. The second letter may come from previous teachers, mentors, counselors, etc. and be mailed directly to the address below: 
New York County District Attorney‘s Office 
Community Affairs Unit 
Attn: Ms. Carol Ragsdale 
One Hogan Place, Room 843 
New York, NY 10013 
Interviews are scheduled Monday through Thursday during after-school hours through April and May. 
For more information, please call 212-335-9082, or email 

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. 

Cornell University Summer College 
Deadline May 3, 2013 
The Cornell University Summer College online application system is now open and ready to receive your application! For the best chance at getting into your first-choice program, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Summer College 2013 offerings include three- and six-week programs in architecture, art and design, business, college success, engineering, English for non-native speakers, environmental studies, history and politics, hotel management, humanities, law and government, medicine, psychology, research and science, and veterinary medicine and animal science. All programs offer you the chance to experience the excitement of college life, take undergraduate courses with Cornell faculty, earn college credit, and make friends from around the world. If you have any questions about the application process, visit or contact us at or 607.255.6203. 

The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program
Deadline: May 14, 2013 
The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program provides internships in a variety of progressive businesses and non-profit organizations that are committed to sustainability and social 
entrepreneurship. We screen students to determine their areas of interest, professional aspiration and preferred work location. We train them and prepare them for interviews and the internship experiences and then match them with the perfect opportunity. Participants also have group orientation, weekly seminars, and a culminating group project that aim to develop students’ leadership, understanding of sustainability and social entrepreneurship, transferable job skills, and career knowledge. Past placement sites have included Eileen Fisher, Great Performances, Green Spaces, Alive Structures, Croxton Architects, Go Green Expo, Ecovention, Film Biz Recycling, and GrowNYC. 
Target Students: 
 Ideal for students who have NO prior internship experience and are eager to expand their career 
knowledge and professional skills. 
 Approximately 20 positions will be made available specifically for UA students (approximately 10 additional spots will go to students from other NYC public schools) 
 Current 9th -11th graders (rising 10th-12th graders) with priority given to 11th graders who have no prior 
internship experience. 
 Mature and responsible students 
 On track academically and not at risk for summer school 
 4 week internship at a progressive business or non-profit that is committed to sustainability and/or social 
 $550 Stipend (+ opportunity for additional incentives) 
 Metrocards for the duration of the internship 
 Valuable work experience and on-the-job mentorship 
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 14th 
2013 Tentative Program Dates: 
 Pre-Internship (approximately 40 students in total [including both UA and non-UA students] will be 
accepted- does not guarantee match with an internship or stipend) 
Application in rack outside Main Office.

Einstein Enrichment STEP Program (Deadline June 13, 2013), 100 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY
This program, based at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is part of the state-sponsored Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) aimed at getting more underrepresented students into the medical and science professions.  Students participate in professional seminars, teen planning action groups, SAT, Regents, and AP prep, college tours, counseling, career development, research assignments, and summer internships.  Applications in the Main Office Rack!

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:

No comments:

Post a Comment