Wednesday, April 3, 2013

School News Apr 3-5

Welcome Back!

A special thanks to students helping at our Spring Thaw Benefit on March 21, 2013:  Venitia Boyce, Michael Honrado, Therese Henry, Donald Jenkins, Omar Lebron, Nnandi Cason, Isaiah Newbould, Joseph Rodriguez, Alex Lageer, Franklin Suberbi, Wilber Valencia

Interested in buying the new UAG polo, t-shirt or tote?  Available in Main Office after school!

Congratulations to Jahaira Merritt and Sarahi Reyes for selection to the RecYouth Spring Internship program, which gives priority to the Summer SYEP program!

This Week at UAG

Wed & Thurs, Apr 3 - 4th: Clubs & Intramural Sports in session!
Thursday, Apr 4th:  CAE-NY Self Defense Workshop for Girls starts in Hunter Advisory (4 sessions)
Friday, Apr 5th:  Doctor in the House!  Bring signed consent forms in order to have doctor sign off on PSAL + working papers.
Friday, Apr 5th:  Application Workshop Friday at Lunch!  Rms 747 & 746 

Student Opportunities

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.
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:


West Side YMCA: Teen Career Connection 
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 63rdStreet 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. 


Turn 2 Foundation New York Jeter's Leaders Program 

Deadline: April 5, 2013, 5:00 PM

The Turn 2 Foundation would like to invite your most gifted and talented 8th grade students to apply to the New York Jeter‗s Leaders Program. Jeter‗s Leaders is a youth leadership and social change program named after the Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and funded by Turn 2 Foundation. The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, youth mentorship and social change activism among high school students. 

As you think of students who would be suitable for this program, please consider the following: 

 Students must have a 3.0 grade point average and will be expected to maintain this during high school 

 They will be asked to sign an agreement stating they will remain drug and alcohol free 

 Students must demonstrate leadership abilities and show strong potential in this area 

 Opportunities will abound for meeting people, exploring careers and colleges, and volunteering in the community. Will the applicant make use of these opportunities with involved participation? 

 The program is a four-year commitment and students will be enrolled throughout their time in high school. New participants should be freshmen in the fall of 2013. Program activities will begin over the preceding summer. 

 To enhance leadership skills, the Jeter‗s Leaders are required to attend two to three program meetings in a month, held on Saturday afternoons at the West Side YMCA in Manhattan 
 The program offers a $3,000 stipend upon graduation. This is an earned award, which is given in full if the student has completed all mandatory requirements throughout his/her four years. 

Applicants must turn in completed applications by April 5th, at 5:00PM. They should be sent to: 
Turn 2 Foundation 
215 Park Avenue South 
Suite 1905 
New York, NY 10003 
The application includes: 
 two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, program directors, principals or community leaders 
 A copy of their most recent transcript 
 A 300 word typed essay answering the question found in the Jeter‗s Leaders application 

Visit for more info. Questions may be directed to Betty Wiltshire, Program Director, at (212) 475-2339 ext 214 or 


The Bronx Health & Wellness Summit 

April 6, 2013 

On Saturday, April 6, at Fordham University, The Bronx Borough President‘s office is hosting its first ever Bronx Health & Wellness Summit. We have worked hard to put together a comprehensive agenda, one that we feel offers something for everyone. 

At our summit, you can learn how our health coverage will change with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, how to effectively continue medical care for our adolescents, how mental health issues are handled to ensure public safety or what classes college students should take to pursue a career in healthcare, the borough's number one employer. 

The main goal of this summit is to begin to set our work plan for the coming years, a work plan that will reverse our health indicators and ultimately lead to a better overall quality of life for those that live, work and raise their families in the Bronx. The agenda for the summit has been finalized, so please take a few minutes to register for our Health & Wellness Summit if you haven't already, and sign up for your preferred breakout sessions. Visit: for more information. 

Wave Hill: Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship 
Deadline April 7, 2013 
Wave Hill‘s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) Program offers a unique opportunity to experience a whole new type of learning adventure! This new, 14-month program enables motivated NYC high school students to take two free college courses and conduct important field research with working scientists – all while getting paid! The program begins with immersion in academic science learning. During the first summer, students spend two days a week taking two courses at Lehman College and one to two days a week collecting ecological data. Throughout the year, students continue to collect data alongside a science team consisting of working scientists, restoration specialists and Wave Hill staff. Students will then be paired with a mentor with whom they will work closely to develop and implement a research project that will culminate in an oral presentation and a poster or paper. 
Eligible Students: 
 Currently enrolled in the 9th or 19th grade in a NYC high school 
 Strong interest in science research and the urban environment 
 Strong academic record, especially in the sciences 
 Ability and motivation to work independently 
 Must meet STEP requirements. Learn more about STEP here. 

Program Benefits: 
 $1,200 stipend 
 Six college credits 
 30 hours of community service (with opportunities to earn more) 
 Merit scholarships for exemplary work 
 College counseling 
 Career advice and alumni network 

Applications are due by April 7th and can be found by clicking here. Applications must include a recommendation from a teacher or school official, and must be submitted online through the program‘s official recommendation form. 
For more information, please visit 


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


Community Board 9 Youth Resource Expo 

April 13, 2013, 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

Community Board 9 in Upper Manhattan is having their 5th annual Youth Resource Expo on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Learn about how to access summer jobs, summer programs, apprenticeships, internships, and vocational training. The event will be held at The City College of New York North Academic Center (NAC) Ballroom, located at 138th Street and Convent Avenue. 

For more information, or to participate, please contact Community Board 9 at 16-18 Old Broadway, New York, NY 10027. You may also email, or call (212) 864-6200. 


Girls Only Opportunity!
Girls Who Code Summer Program  
Deadline: April 15


CodeNow Computer Programming Training Program 

Deadline: April 17, 2013  

CodeNow is a nonprofit offering free extracurricular training to high school students who are interested in computer programming. CodeNow makes learning about technology awesome with our hands-on, project-based approach to programming. 

Who: NYC high school students grades 9-12. Students should qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Female students are given priority but male students should also apply. 

When: May 4th & 5th, June 1st & 2nd, and June 8th & 9th. *All dates required! The next session starts on Saturday, May 4th. Program is a total of 6 full day sessions and meets on Saturdays and Sundays. 
Where: Downtown Manhattan at Tech companies. 
Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch and snacks included! Students are also provided with subway passes. 
Our program consists of: 
 Weekend Training: On the first day, students are taught Hackety Hack, an open-source application for youth to learn software design via Ruby. On the second day, we use Arduino motion sensors to teach students how to build an program microcontrollers. 
 Online Homework: Students are assigned online homework to develop their programming skills. They watch videos, answer quizzes and earn badges online. 
 Bootcamp: Students attend a 4-day training over consecutive weekends, during which each student will receive intensive training in the programming language Ruby. At the end of the bootcamp each attendee will have built a project. 
 Laptops: Each student has an opportunity to receive a free laptop. This can be earned by arriving on time, completing homework and finishing assignments. 
 Alumni Network: Every student who graduates from CodeNow is welcomed into our Alumni Network. You‘ll receive invitations to regular meetups with other students and special events like College Readiness Day. Keep your new skills fresh with free online material! 

To apply go to: 
Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to apply for competitive summer fellowships interning at NYC-based tech companies for which they are paid a weekly stipend. 
*Please note that students who applied for the cycle of CodeNow that started in March 2013 do not need to reapply. CodeNow will be reviewing those applications, in addition to the new applications that come in, for the cycle that will begin on May 4th
For more information contact Matthew Boms at or 516.659.2292. 


FEMA Youth Preparedness Council 

Deadline April 19, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking nominations for participants in the Agency‘s Youth Preparedness Council, whose members have the opportunity to learn about youth disaster preparedness from the leadership at FEMA and other national organizations dedicated to youth preparedness. Each council member is also expected to develop and complete one preparedness-related project specific to his/her region and interests. Youth ages 12-17 who are engaged in individual and community preparedness are encouraged to apply. 

Those interested in applying must submit a completed application form, a narrative and a letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be from any adult, including a parent, guardian, community first responder or teacher. 

All applications and supporting materials must be received by April 19th in order to be eligible. 

For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and FEMA‘s work on youth preparedness, and to access the application materials, please visit 


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


Check out the national What Kids Can Do Summer Travel and Summer Academic Enrichment Guides!

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. 


The Dome Project: FREE Tutoring Program 

What the Dome Project‘s Tutoring Program has to offer: 

 One-on-one tutoring with a New York Cares volunteer for the academic school year 

 A safe and calm environment for students to complete their work 

 Access to online academic resources 

Every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8pm at the Dehostos Community Center located on 696 Amsterdam Avenue between 93rd and 94th Street. 

Any students in elementary, middle, or high school are eligible to receive free tutoring. 

Contact Christine Byrd-Tucker for further information about the program. , or 212.728.1790, ext. 16 


My Hometown: Teenagers Document America

Deadline May 1, 2013 

Lens: Photography, Video, and Visual Journalism, a blog of The New York Times, recently launched ―My Hometown‖: Teenagers Document America. This project asks youth ages 14-18 who are enrolled in high school photography classes or community photography programs to help create a 21st century portrait of America by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends, and schools. The resulting collection of photographs is to be shown in an interactive gallery of several thousand pictures sortable by geography or theme, and the Lens Blog will also highlight select images in a series of posts. In addition, many of the photos will be archived at the Library of Congress. 

Interested photography program instructors should email the Lens editors at The editors will respond with a comprehensive overview of ―My Hometown‖ and submission instructions. The submission deadline is May 1st


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.


Kopernik Observatory & Science Center Institutes, Vestal NY (May 15 Deadline)

For the 19th summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation, in memory of inventor/explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

In-depth Astronomy, Earth Science, and Space Exploration Institutes, which go beyond typical camp experiences, are offered for students in grades 6-12. These Institutes start on Sunday afternoons and conclude with Saturday morning project presentations. Monday through Friday, students are at KOSC from 4pm until midnight for classes, laboratories, and field work; dinner is included. Daytime activities and lunch take place at Binghamton University. Out-of-town students may add a residential option with breakfast and overnight accommodations at Binghamton University. 

Astronomy Institute: Our Sun, Stars, and Exoplanets (grades 9-12 during 2012/13 school year) 

How did our Sun and the Solar System form? How did the Sun’s protoplanetary disk form? Students will study and examine the lifecycle of our own Star – from its birth to its death. Next, they will look beyond our own Sun, to the star systems in our galaxy. Labs will include astrophotography of the Sun and night sky using KOSC’s research-grade telescopes, examination of stellar spectra, and discovery of exoplanets. Students will be trained in basic sky watching with binoculars and small telescopes and will have ample time for observing the Sun and stars. Students also will gain experience with photography, other imaging techniques, and image processing. 

Two Sessions: (A) July 7-13 (B) July 14-20 

Choose either or both weeks – each week has different content and projects 

Earth Science Institute: Ocean Environments (grades 8-12 during 2012/13 school year) 

This camp will introduce students to oceanography, examining the Earth’s oceans both past and present. Students will learn about geologic coastlines and underwater features, using computer simulations that demonstrate how these features are formed. In order to understand these coastline features, students also will explore the fields of geomorphology and fluid mechanics. They will use satellite imagery and take a field trip to explore the ancient tropical sea of Upstate New York’s Devonian period. Students also will learn about the history of underwater exploration and speak with experts in the field to find out where submersible technology is taking us in the 21st Century. 
One session only: July 21-27 
Students completing grades 9-12 may add this week to Astronomy Institute to create a three week stay. 
Students completing grade 8 may add this week to Space Exploration Institute to create a two week stay. 
Financial Aid and Registration Forms in Main Office! Ask Ms. Hogarty

Trail Blazers Camp 

Deadline: rolling, while space is available 

Trail Blazers is a unique residential 2- or 4-week camp providing exciting and challenging summer adventures for youth aged 7-16. Campers come from the tri-state region to our nurturing, caring and diverse community where each young person is someone special. Trail Blazers is a safe place where young people can find fun, friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Our supportive environment encourage campers to become stronger and more independent learners, to set new goals, to develop self-confidence, responsibility and leadership and to grow into environmental stewards, all while having the summer of a lifetime. Trail Blazer‘s curriculum focuses on environmental stewardship and literacy through experiential learning in a rustic outdoor setting. Trail Blazers is able to serve individual student needs since students are in small groups of 8-9 campers with 2-3 counselors. 

In addition to its general program, Trail Blazers offers Under One Sky, a teen leadership program for youth aged 14 -17, that aims to empower and enable adolescents to develop a unique knowledge and personal connection to the environment and use this to improve their own communities, while developing self confidence and strong leadership, communication and critical thinking skills. Under One Sky begins with a summer session, extends into the following school year with workshops and trips throughout NYC and culminates with a summer session. Students then return to camp for a second summer. 

Trail Blazers also has a Counselor in Training program for youth aged 15 and older. 

Target students: 

 Low income students from New Jersey and New York City 

 Ages 7-17 

 Students with IEPs and learning challenges as well as ELL students are encouraged to apply (Trail Blazers can work with a school to target activities and services to meet students‘ needs) 

To Apply: 
Applications can be started individually on-line. Trail Blazers would like to schedule a time to come to schools to meet with interested/nominated students and families to complete the major elements of the application in person. 
1. On-line registration to supply basic name and contact information: 
2. On-line process to complete application, usually done in person with Trail Blazer‘s staff during information session at school. (Can also be completed with school staff member.) 
3. Once enrolled, students and families must supply additional health history and information on-line. This can be completed with school staff member‘s support or in individual meeting with Trail Blazer staff at school or at their mid-town office. 
Application Deadline: Rolling, but sessions fill up. 
2013 Program Dates: 
Session 1: June 27 - July 10 
Session 2: July 12 - July 25 
Session 3: July 28 - August 10 
Session 4: August 12 - August 25 
Advanced Session 5: July 12 - August 10 
Cost: The total cost for a 2-week program including all program activities, meals, lodging and transportation from NYC is $1500, however this is reduced significantly by scholarships for each child. An average family contribution is about $100. 
In the UA‘s special arrangement with Trailblazers, we are asked to contribute $500 per student. The UA has a limited # of scholarships available to SPLIT the agency cost of this program with the sponsoring UA school. UA will match a school‘s $250 contribution with our $250 contribution. The cost per student breaks down as follows: 
Urban Assembly: $250 
UA school: $250 
Student/family: $100 
Trailblazers scholarship: $900 


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!


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<>.


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<> (Links to various organizations seeking volunteers)
  *   Brooklyn Botanic Garden<>


Please see employment applications for:

  *   Playland Park (Rye, NY) -
*  Modell's Sporting Goods -


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. DreamYard Art Center is located at 1085 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456. Contact us at (718) 588-8007 x200 or

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 for more information or call 917-455-1079. You can email completed applications to us at or mail them to Attn: Erik Fogel, 244 E. 163rd St., Bronx, New York 10451. Thanks and see you this summer! mpaign=NYC+Great+Debaters+Weekly+%2811%2F30%2F12%29&utm_medium=email

Make Anything...Anywhere! with the creatAR app: from our NYU Poly Partner Professor Mark Skwarek!

NYC Cops and Kids Boxing Clubs 

This program is FREE and is open to all youth, ages 13-21. Students with social-emotional and/or behavioral issues who would benefit from a program that teaches discipline and provides them with a healthy outlet are encouraged to apply. To register, please visit one of the gyms to request a registration form. For those interested in boxing at the Brooklyn location, please click here to access the program flyer. You may also access the registration form for the Brooklyn location by clicking here. Please note that parental consent is required for youth under 18 years of age. 
The Atlas Foundation has joined forces with NYC Cops & Kids to run youth boxing gyms in NYC. The gyms serve youth ages 13-21, and are run on a day-to-day basis by certified USA Boxing coaches. The mission of the gyms is not only to teach young people how to box and allow them to compete in local and national tournaments, but also to develop discipline and self-esteem in our young people. NYC Cops & Kids Boxing currently operates gyms in 2 locations: Flatbush Gardens & Park Hill.  

For more information, please click here: You may also contact Pat Russo by emailing 


The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center 
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center offers a comprehensive array of FREE medical, mental, sexual and reproductive, and dental health services, plus prevention, health education, and support services to teens ages 10-22 and do not require parent consent. Its multidisciplinary team of physicians, physician assistants, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists and other health professionals strive to help teens make informed decisions. 

In addition to these core services, the Center offers an array of special services tailored to meet the needs, capacities, and strengths of those adolescents who life situations require greater support. 

These special services include but are not limited to: 

§ Nutrition and wellness 

§ Comprehensive dental care 

§ Obesity prevention and eating disorder treatment 

§ Substance abuse prevention and treatment 

§ Pregnancy prevention 

§ Teen-parenting services- for teen parents and their infants and toddlers 
§ Violence prevention and treatment – including crisis intervention and ongoing care for victims of sexual violence 
§ Comprehensive services for HIV positive and at-risk youth—medical care, mental health care, and support services 
§ Medical legal services 
§ Community outreach and school based services 
You may arrange for a group tour (20-30 students). In addition to the tour Mt. Sinai will register students, tell them all of the services available, and provide a session based on the needs/interest of the group. Please contact Monique Dawkins-Administrative Manager (212)-423-2898. 

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 (<>) 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


Learn more about the Made in NY Production Assistant Training & Job Program!


NYC Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium 

Multiple Dates

The NYC Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium is hosting a Family Resource Day in each New York City borough. Representatives from a variety of summer camps, child care programs, educational resources, and other community resources will be on hand to talk with parents and caregivers about their programs. 

For more information about dates, times and locations, please visit, or call (888) 469-5999. 

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