Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Break UAG! Mar 25-Apr 2

Break Week Happenings!

Extended!  3/29 Deadline for the International Center for Photography Spring/Summer Programs
There is still space in our upcoming spring Teen Academy classes at ICP. Students can register ONLINE: http://registration.icp.edu/wconnect/ace/ShowSchedule.awp?&Mode=GROUP&Group=TAS&Title=Spring:++Teen+Academy now. Please visit us on our website<http://www.icp.org/school/teen-academy> for a full listing on classes offered in the spring.  We have also extended the deadline for Teen Academy scholarship applications to this Friday, March 29! Scholarship applications can be downloaded HERE<http://www.icp.org/sites/default/files/exhibition_pdfs/icp_teen_scholarship_application_s13.pdf> (PDF).

TEDxNYU 3/29 , Courant Inst of Math Sciences, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY Room 312, New York, NY (map)
The TED screenings will start at 5pm sharp, followed by Abhi's talk at around 5:30.

This week we have a special HackDay in partnership with TEDxNYU where we'll be screening two TED talks related to technology, followed by fellow NYU student Abhi Ashutosh giving an introductory workshop on iOS app development.  
Abhi is a designer & developer and recently launched an iOS calendar app called EventBook which was featured in the "New and Noteworthy" section of the App Store. Check it out!
iOS development requires Xcode, so we recommend having it installed beforehand. You can download it here.  

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,  http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/pages/y-splash-week


4/1: Deadline for the Baruch Leadership Academy.  Financial-need based scholarships are avaialable upon request. Please call, Ms. Amanda Nardi at (646) 312-4587 for more information.

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

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.
This program requires a an Application Form and 3) a Parental Consent Form.  If you have any additional inquiries, please contact Walter Hidalgo at 212-568-2114 or whidalgo@centroaltagracia.org


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 Lasaunde@bsamail.org. 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) - arise.poly.edu.   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.
Before 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: k12stem@poly.edu


Free Beginner Chess with NY Chess & Games, 192 Flatbush Ave, Bklyn, NY 11217

8 week session open to kids of all ages and skill levels between 5 and 16   

The  Kids Weekend Chess Program accomodates students of all levels.
Beginners start out learning the names of the pieces, how to set up the board correctly and how each of their 16 pieces moves and all necessary chess fundamentals. They then move onto basic strategy for Opening and Middle game play as well as identifying and executing basic checkmates.

The advanced students learn to correctly read chess positions, how to identify and execute winning middle game and end game strategical ideas as well as identify and strengthen the weak areas of their play.

Each student is periodically assessed and given a provisional rating or rank. Every week  students can win prizes and awards for making progress and moving up in rank.

At the end of the eight week session Certificates of Completion and individual achievement awards are given out.
3 available session times on Saturdays: 10:30 - 12:00pm, 12:30 - 2:00pm, 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
2 available session times on Sundays 11:30 - 1:00pm, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Additional sessions may be added. Each class is 90 minutes long and is separated into 3 sections: the instructional period, the review period and the practice play period. 

High School Junior Staff Internship Programs

High school students from all over New York City work together alongside museum staff to explore community, technology and education at CMOM. Through experiences that increase their confidence and independence, Junior Staff Interns grow into valued members of the CMOM team. Interns begin with broad interests in technology, the arts or working with children. Each intern develops their interests into real work experience and skill sets that prepare them for college and careers. Students start off as volunteers, and as they gain more experience, they earn an ascending stipend. Graduating interns are often selected to stay on as paid staff or to mentor new Junior Staff Interns.

Summer Junior Staff Internship
July- September
Summer Junior Staff Interns assist educators with guided tours for visiting camp groups and take part in professional development workshops, fairs and college workshops.

  *   Deadline: June 17th

For more information, contact David Rios at 212-721-1223 x237 or by e-mail at drios@cmom.org<mailto:drios@cmom.org>.


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. The Summer Internship Program is an intensive six-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 8, 2013 and conclude on August 16, 2013.

  *   To apply, students MUST RESIDE IN MANHATTAN.
  *   Qualified students should email or mail an official transcript, a resume and an essay, no longer than 2 pages, explaining their interest in the law to the address listed below. Applications must be postmarked by FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013. Interview slots are limited so we encourage early submission.
  *   Students must submit two (2) letters of recommendation, one from their current school, during their interview. The second letter may come from previous teachers, mentors, counselors, etc. Applicants can also have recommendation letters mailed directly to the address listed below.

Please submit application materials to:
New York County District Attorney's Office Community Affairs Unit
Attention: Ms. Carol Ragsdale
One Hogan Place, Room 843
New York, New York 10013
Telephone: (212) 335-9082

  *   Interviews are scheduled Monday through Thursday during after-school hours through April and May. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 is the last day interviews will take place. The interviews will take place at the New York County District Attorney's Office, located at 1 Hogan Place, York, New York 10013 or the Northern Manhattan Office, located in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, Room 733 New York, New York 10027

Forest Project Summer Collaborative
Learn & Earn
Spend an unforgettable summer working as part of a small crew protecting and improving Wave Hill's woodlands, enjoying the outdoors and making friends. Take a free, college-level course in environmental science or basic mapping at CUNY's Lehman College and earn credit.

June 27-August 16, 2013

  *   Mondays through Fridays, 9am-4pm
  *   College coursework is unpaid and takes place one day per week.
  *   Application deadline: March 17, 2013


  *   Currently enrolled in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  *   Interested in the urban environment
  *   Strong academic record, especially in the sciences
  *   Ready for rigorous fieldwork and academic study


  *   First-year interns earn $7.25/hr
  *   Second-year interns earn $7.50/hr

Program Description
The Forest Project is one of Wave Hill's signature programs. With more than 32 years of experience, Wave Hill offers a robust summer internship program for high school students that enables them to earn money while working to restore Wave Hill's natural woodlands. The Forest Project gives students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about ecology in an urban setting, gain hands-on field experience and enroll in a tuition-free, college-level course at Lehman College. Throughout the summer, guest speakers, field trips and special projects contribute to an immersive and profoundly rewarding experience.

For seven weeks beginning in late June, Forest Project interns work together in small crews under the direction of an experienced crew leader. Together, each crew engages in restoration work in its assigned area. The work is demanding but rewarding-building woodland paths, removing invasive plant species, shoring up erosion controls and helping to restore disturbed woodlands to a more balanced state. Team-building activities build a strong, even passionate, sense of community and connection both to fellow interns and to the collective mission.

Field Work
Field work is performed on the Wave Hill grounds and consists of trail maintenance, erosion control, invasive removal and planting and taking care of native plants. Students are broken up into crews of six to seven people. Each crew is led by a crew leader and works at an assigned worksite for the duration of the summer.



  *   Teen Life<https://www.teenlife.com/search/community-services/?zip=10025> (Links to various organizations seeking volunteers)
  *   Brooklyn Botanic Garden<http://www.bbg.org/get_involved/volunteer#/tabs-2>


Please see employment applications for:

  *   Playland Park (Rye, NY) -  http://ryeplayland.org/job_opportunities.html
*  Modell's Sporting Goods - http://www.modells.com/category/career+opportunities.do


Applied Design exhibit highlights the work of video game designers!  There are free museum Fridays and admission is free under the age of 16 (although not in groups).  


The City University of New York weathercamp is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and is offered free of charge to 6-12 students selected via an application process. If you are interested and will have completed the 9th grade by the summer, don't hesitate to contact the camp director (listed below) and fill out an application: your chances are better than you think!
The first week is a day camp on the campus of the City College of New York. Concepts of meteorology are demonstrated by hands-on activities whenever possible, and applied to weather observations both locally and around the country. Experts on such topics as severe storms and climate will speak and answer questions. We also visit a local broadcast meteorologist and see how a live forecast is put together.
During the second week we will do a combination of forecasting in the computer lab at City College and a visit to the local National Weather Service (NWS) office located on the campus of Brookhaven National Laboratories. There is a possibility we will camp within walking distance of a beach on the north shore of Long Island, and each morning will go to the National Weather Service office (NWS) for in depth study of weather phenomena, with the afternoons devoted to field observations of the sea breeze effect, the urban heat island, the surface environment and clouds. There are opportunities to go inside the radar dome, or to help launch weather balloons, and perhaps a discussion of careers in meteorology. Whether we only do a day visit or a few days camping depends on our evolving funding, and we will keep you posted here. If you have never been camping before or have had a bad experience, please read about the weather camp camping experience; nearly every camper has said this was the best part!

DreamYard Art Center Programs
Register Today! Visual Art – Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hip Hop – Saturdays, Noon – 3:00 PM Beat Yard – Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM MovieMaker – Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM All programs are completely free; lunch/snacks and metrocards are provided! DreamYard’s Out of School Programs empower all those who are a part of the work to be confident, creative leaders through rigorous artistic development, academic enrichment, and a commitment to social justice. In this work, our participants discover the skills to be successful adults through higher education and a deeper connection to their larger community. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities presented DreamYard’s Out of School Programs with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs Awards. OSP was chosen as one of 12 out-of-school programs across the country to receive the award, which is a once in a lifetime award and the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States. http://www.facebook.com/dyartcenter DreamYard Art Center is located at 1085 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456. Contact us at (718) 588-8007 x200 or artcenter@dreamyard.com

New York Debate Institute
Deadline: July 31, 2013 
The New York City Urban Debate League hosts the longest continuous debate institute in New York State. We are also the only debate institute that serves all New Yorkers! We offer an intense 2 week program from July 29th - August 10th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are served. Students are trained in all debate events including Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate, public speaking, rhetoric, current events, political science and philosophy. Our staff includes some of the top debate instructors and debaters in the nation. Contact us at nycudl@gmail.com for more information or call 917-455-1079. You can email completed applications to us at nycudl@gmail.com or mail them to Attn: Erik Fogel, 244 E. 163rd St., Bronx, New York 10451. Thanks and see you this summer! https://nycdebate.box.com/s/gk0r0i9sddt7884i8ot9?utm_source=NYC+Great+Debaters+3%2F2%2F13&utm_ca mpaign=NYC+Great+Debaters+Weekly+%2811%2F30%2F12%29&utm_medium=email

Join Youth Advisory Board for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Deadline: April 12, 2013 
We Are Now Accepting Applications! We have just kicked off our nationwide search to find the next group of amazing young people for our 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board. If you know any 8-to 17-year-olds that have a passion for making change for their generation, send them our way to apply for the Youth Advisory Board. Our Youth Advisory Board is one of the only youth-led advisory groups in the country focused on childhood obesity issues. Our current 21 youth leaders provide a youth perspective to the Alliance as we strive to encourage young people across the nation to make healthy choices. As a Youth Advisory Board member, you’ll get to:
Roll up your sleeves for a few hours a month for critical thinking, good fun, and building new friendships.  Spread the word about how kids can make healthier choices and become leaders in schools and
communities.  Serve as an ambassador for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation at events, meetings and conferences.  Reflect, advise and provide feedback on existing Alliance programs and processes.  Plan and implement a community service learning program related to preventing childhood obesity in your
area.  Produce videos, photography, blogs and the like to document your successes and to educate others.  Join and lead monthly conference calls to take care of Board business.  Attend up to two in-person meetings with the entire membership of the Youth Advisory Board, one in July
2013 and the second in early 2014 (don’t worry, it’s no cost for you and one parent or guardian).
Apply for the Youth Advisory Board
Join us for an informative webinar to learn more about the Youth Advisory Board and hear from board members. Choose a date below that works for you and register for the webinar. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:00-8:00 PM EST Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:00-10:00 PM EST
Join by Phone: Toll-free number: +1 (866) 768-5324 Toll number: +1 (619) 377-3516 Participant code: 5581717052

$1,000 Scholarship to CIP’s Two-Week High School Summer Program
Deadline: March 31, 2013 
SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP! Submit your video today for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to one of CIP's 2013 two-week High School Summer Programs for high school students and recent high school graduates with Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, and other Learning Differences. The 2013 CIP Summer Program offers two week summer programs in six college and university locations across the US for rising high school sophomores up to recent high school graduates. Students will learn important skills and gain valuable experience while residing on a college campus. All programs are offered during July and August, 2013. Participants will have the opportunity to experience independence and get a taste of college life during CIP's two-week summer programs.
The programs are offered at six college and university locations including University of California, Berkeley; Cal State Dominguez Hills; Indiana University; Westfield State University; Florida Institute of Technology; and University of Buffalo. Record a 2-3 minute video and submit it through the official contest page on CIP's webpage to enter. Tell us a little about yourself: Why do you want to attend Summer@CIP? What makes you a good candidate? Three $1,000 scholarships are available and will be chosen at the discretion of CIP. Contest winners are responsible for the payment of remaining tuition. Eligible candidates must meet CIP's Summer Program admissions requirements, apply, interview and be found appropriate to participate. The video contest is open for submissions from March 7th - March 31st, 11:59PM ET.
For more information, contact Abby Tierney at 877-566-9247 To download a flyer, click here http://www.cipworldwide.org/s2dev/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Summer-Video- Contest-2013-Poster.pdf SUBMIT OR LEARN MORE: WWW.CIPSUMMER.COM

Make Anything...Anywhere! with the creatAR app:  http://creatarapp.blogspot.com from our NYU Poly Partner Professor Mark Skwarek!

Family Alert!  
1 - new CUNY Career PATH Programs available around the city at select CUNY community colleges for those 18 & up.

2 - TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES - Free Restaurant Industry Training

ROC-NY/Colors Hospitality & Opportunities for Workers Institute (www.rocny.org<http://www.rocny.org/>) is presently recruiting participants for its FREERestaurant Industry Training Program. Participants will have the opportunity to be on a Culinary Arts or Front-of-House Track.
Culinary Arts

  *   Cooking Technique Basics
  *   Basic Pastry
  *   Barista/Specialty Coffee
  *   Edible Design, Charcuterie & Cold Food Prepapration


  *   Fine Dining Service Etiquette
  *   Table Side Service/Customer Service
  *   Bartending Basics
  *   Wine Training
  *   Barista/Specialty Coffee

Mondays @ 11:30 AM
Wednesdays @ 3:00 PM

275 Seventh Avenue (bet. 25th and 26th Street) - Suite 1703
Phone: 212-343-1771

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