Monday, April 29, 2013

School News April 29-May 3

Click here for AP Applications (10th Gr): Due May 7!


  • to all of our Core Values Award Winners from Friday's Ceremony:
Collaboration: Aubri Stoute, Heather Cetto, Sophia Gonzalez, Isaiah Newbould, 
Elijah Emmanuel, Kevin Rivera, Luis Rivera

Aspiration: Jubaar Ahmed, Roberto Dutan, Joshua Maddox, Dwayne McCallum, Adonis Duncanson, Jermaine St. John, Oumy Badiane/Nickesha Taylor/Elena Acosta
Empathy: Fahad Fahim, Chris Camilo, Aramis Quinones, Jameal Joseph-Waterman, Brianna Rivera

Scholarship: Angel Abinader, Pablo Cuellar, Skyler Radellant, Alberto Vega. Starquasia Perry, Alan Cuautle, Roberto Dutan, Lenny Ross, Edgar Ortiz, Shantaja Robinson, Quayshawn Perry

Accountability: Marquise Mack, Alberto Vega, Dishing Guyton, Hermes Rosario, Malik Shaw, Kylan Barrajanos Powe, 
Dominique Smith, Alexa Canaii Barrow, Alek Cruz

Reflection: Mark Faal, Dishing Guyton, Jonathan Baez, Damien Blackman, Brandon Cardenas
  •  to our amazing talent represented onstage at the UAG Talent Showcase by Venitia Boyce, Alexa Canaii Barrow, Wilber Valencia, Russell Goeller, Emily Bernard, Desiree Jeanmichel and Nubia Damali.  Slideshow - click here!

This Week at UAG

Mon Apr 29:  

  • Amazing Race Permission Slips Out! Pick them up in Main Office - due Fri, May 3.  For promo video, click here!
  • Tai Chi for Test Stress, 3-4pm, Rm 740
Tue Apr 30: 
  • 5/19 AidsWalk Team UAG Mtg during Lunch, Rm 745 (Tech Zone)
  • American Express BBBS (9th Gr), 4-6pm
Wed May 1:  Bklyn Camp Counselor/Tech Support Info Session 3-4pm, Rm 740

Fri May 3:  
  • Application Workshop Fridays at Lunch (745/746)
  • Payment due for Philly / Six Flags Trip (10th Gr)
Sat, May 4:

  • First Saturday Regents Prep Session (invitations mailed Fri, Apr 26)
  • Free Comic Book Day at participating stores and libraries!
Sat, May 5:  Coder Dojo at the Flatiron School, 33 W 22, 1-4pm.  Sign up here!

Sat, May 19

  • Join Team UAG @ NY AidsWalk 2013 (sign up with Ms. Hogarty)
  • SUNY College Fair at the Armory Track and Field Center, 1-5pm.  Information Here!

Student Opportunities

New!  Manhattanville High School Summer Internship Program 2013
In partnership with the local community, Columbia University is offering PAID summer internships for local high school students (in following zip codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, 10474)  to gain real work experience before graduation.  Previous work experience is a plus, but not required.  Internships begin July 8 and end Aug 9, 2013.  Applications in the Main Office Rack.


New!  SummerStage is accepting Volunteer Applications Now!  

Be part of the one of the most incredible outdoor concert series in the world!  Search schedule at, see which shows you're available to help out with, and sign up to volunteer - an excellent opportunity to support artists and fans you love!  Applications in rack outside main office.

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) Summer Internship Program
Deadline: April 30, 2013 

We are seeking hard-working, self-directed, team-players with energy and enthusiasm who love working with children, and who are interested in one or more of the following: education, culture, the arts, the outdoors, animals, plants, nature, literature, communications, and having fun! See positions here for details.  All 2013 BCAP internships require a commitment on weekdays from June 20th -August 9th (excluding July 4th) from *7:45am-3:30pm. (*Except Stay & Play Internship, 2:30-6:30pm.)  BCAP internships are unpaid, but great for gaining experience, and building your resume! Many of our interns return as paid counselors the following year. College credit may be available—ask your university for details.  Please apply using the online form on the ―Our Team‖ page of the BCAP website. Include a short cover letter, and upload your current resume with at least one reference. The application period for internships will close on April 26th. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applicants must be 16 years old or older and preferably graduating this spring.
Contact Information:
Erin Shaw, BCAP Director or Alysa O’Donnell, BCAP Assistant at and (718) 230-2753
For more information and for the online application form:


Google Science Fair 
Deadline: April 30, 2013 
In partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American, the Google Science Fair is open to students around the world who are between the ages of 13-18. To enter, students may register online and create their projects as a Google Site. All finalists will visit Google headquarters in the summer 2013 to compete in a final, live event, where the judges will select 3 finalist winners, one from each age category: 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of the 3 finalists will be selected as the Grand Prize winner and will receive a $50,000 scholarship and a range of other prizes. Finalists will each receive a $25,000 scholarship and a range of other prizes.!/en/2013/ 


Don't Miss!  Exploring: Kings County District Attorney‘s Office 

Spaces Available!  Starts May 1!
Are you interested in a career in law or in becoming an Investigator, Court Room Reporter or District Attorney? The bureaus, units and divisions of the Kings County District Attorney‘s Office specialize in various areas of law and crime. Each bureau includes attorneys, investigators and paralegals that gather evidence, analyze information and prepare as well as present cases for prosecution. Join the Exploring Program at the Kings County DA‘s Office! This is your chance to visit the DA‘s Office and learn about the many legal careers that exist in Brooklyn. Speakers will include Assistant DA‘s, Investigators, Court Room Reporters, and much more! 
Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in the law 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

When: Wednesday, May 1st at 4:30pm 
Where: Kings County District Attorney‘s Office; 350 Jay Street, 20th Floor, Brooklyn 
Directions: Take the A/C/F/N/R to Jay Street – Metro Tech OR the 4/5/2/3 to Borough Hall 
More information and a flyer for the program can be found by clicking here. 
For additional information or to register, please contact Jordan Segal at Please include the student‘s name, high school and the name of this program (The Kings County DA Office). A PDF of the application will be sent to the email address provided in response to this initial registration email. 


Groundswell Community Mural Project: Summer Leadership Institute
Deadline: Must schedule an interview by May 1, 2013

Each summer, 75-100 teens work with Groundswell artists over a seven week period to create large-scale public art in their communities. Each project is led by two professional artists. The artists guide the mural team, usually ten to fifteen youth, through the process of learning mural history, developing a design and painting a mural.
Eligible Students: Teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in NYC can apply. NO artistic experience is necessary, but applicants should be interested in learning art skills and working as a team. Work activities include group discussions, art workshops, and research. Much of the work is outdoors, physical, and messy! Students are expected to commit to the entire seven week program. Students who have summer school or other commitments that prevent them from doing the required work hours are not eligible.
Program Dates: January 8th through August 15th; Program meets every Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm.
To Apply: Interested students must contact Jules Joseph at 718-254-9782 or by email at to set up a time to visit the studio for a short interview and to fill out the SYEP application. You must come to the studio to apply! Interviews will be held Monday through Wednesday from 3:00-6:00pm at the Groundswell Mural offices, located at 540 President Street in Brooklyn. Interviews will only be held until May 1st.
Please note that SYEP applications become available in mid-April and must be submitted by mid-May. SYEP is a program of the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development. Selection into SYEP is based on a lottery. Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a job.
To complete the application, you bring the following information with you to the interview:
 Email address
 Social Security Card
 Household Income from 2012
 Proof of public assistance, if applicable
 Proof of household health insurance coverage (pubic or private), if applicable

 You may also contact Jules Joseph for more information at 718-254-9782, or at jules@groundswellmural.

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

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. 


Exploring: Syska & Hennessy
Deadline May 3, 2013 

Are you interested in a career in Engineering and Building Systems? If so, check out the Exploring Program at Syska & Hennessy! Syska & Hennessy creates audio visual and lighting solutions. Programs include presentations by various professionals and tours of actual projects here in NYC!
Target Students:
 Ages 14-21
 Have an interest in a career in engineering and building systems
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting
When: May 7th, 14th and 21st; 4:30-6:00pm
Where: 1515 Broadway, 15th Floor
Space is limited to 15 students. For additional information or to register, please contact Laura Saunders at In your email be sure to include student’s name, high school, and name of this program (Syska & Hennessy)


Play-Well Teknologies is seeking kid-friendly, hard-working, dedicated, slightly nerdy people to help us run fun engineering summer camps! You will get to help our LEGO Engineering Instructors teach a variety of fun and exciting classes while also working one on one with our students. From helping kids understand engineering principles using LEGO to assisting instructors in making an awesome class, you can be sure you'll have an amazing time working with us. If you are interested in becoming a Summer Assistant at Play-Well Teknologies, please take a few minutes to answer the questions below so we can get to know you a bit better! If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.  Good luck and thank you for taking the time to apply!  Sites in Bklyn and Manhattan:


Do you speak the language of SAFE SEX?  Become a Peer Educator:

  • Deadline May 3: 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: 
  • Deadline May 31 - Apply to become a JAM Peer Educator (Just Ask Me) - hiring mature, responsible and creative youth 16-21 to talk to their peers about Sex, Pregnancy, STI/HIV, and relationships.  Locations:  E 172 St in Bronx + West 118th St in Manhattan.  Applications in rack outside main office!  $10/hr, 6-8 hrs per week commitment during the year.


Playable Fashion After-School Program
Now through May 22, 2013 
―Playable Fashion! is a free three-month after-school program for high school students that combines fashion, technology and game design. Students will learn the following fashion, technology and game design concepts:
- Fashion: How to design, fabricate/sew your own wearable game controller.
- Technology: How to build your own circuits and soft switches/sensors.
- Game Design: The digital tools, concepts, and methodologies needed to design a good video game for your wearable controller.
The program is taught by fashion designer turned game designer Kaho Abe, who has worked at labels like Tommy Hilfiger and Gymboree, and games artist and educator Sarah Schoemann. 
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), New York, NY 10011, (212) 937-6580, Subway: C, E to 23rd Street or A,C,E,L, to 14th Street

CONTINUING!  Student Opportunities

The Summer Youth Employment Program Application 2013 is open NOW!  Please see website for details:


NYC Summer Internships
NYC Summer Internships has a listing of internship opportunities offered by participating City agencies such as: Educational Housing Services, Fashion Institute of Technology, and so International House just to name a few.  For more information and to apply, visit

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



Rocking the Boat - Paid Apprenticeship Oppty
Wooden boat-building and water-based research opportunities. Paid Apprenticeships give youth the opportunity to learn advanced carpentry and environmental science skills while being trained in professionally-oriented life skills.


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 


Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop (YCteen)
Deadline: May 10, 2013 
YCteen is now accepting applications for Youth Communication’s 34th Annual Summer Writing Workshop! New York City youth ages 15-20 are encouraged to apply for this intensive, six-week workshop. Participants will get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise memoir-style and reported stories, spend time ―on the street‖ as a reporter, go on field trips, and participate in the production of videos for our websites. Participants’ stories will be published in our magazines and on our websites; selected stories may also appear on The Huffington Post and in books. Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard, and they include reporters, lawyers, teachers, and authors. For more information and to apply, visit the website.


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.

Mayor‘s Youth Leadership Council Program 

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013 

Coro New York Leadership Center, New York City‘s premier civic leadership training program, is recruiting for it‘s 3rd cohort of the Mayor‘s Youth Leadership Council Program (MYLC). The MYLC, in partnership with City Hall and the Department of Education, will develop the leadership skills of a diverse group of New York City public high school students to serve as an advisory resource to decision makers at City Hall and in the words of Mayor Bloomberg, ―help bring a critical voice to our Administration’s policy making process.” 

Coro is now accepting applications from rising 10th or 11th grade students that have demonstrated: 

 commitment to their community 

 leadership experience 

 good academic standing 

 interest in exploring social issues and city governance 

Nominated students should be directed to to apply online and learn more about the program. All applicants must have a written recommendation from a nominator and the endorsement of their school principal. (Principals may not endorse more than two applicants per school). Because of the rigorous nature of the MYLC schedule, we ask that nominators choose students that are able to commit to all of the program dates. Applications and letters of recommendations are due on May 17th. Feel free to contact José Dobles, Program Director, at 212-248-2935 ext. 323 or via email at with any questions regarding the Mayor‘s Youth Leadership Council. 


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


NYC Generation Tech Summer Program 
Deadline 5/31
NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) is a tech-entrepreneurship program that provides hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities for New York City high school students interested in transforming the world through tech-based innovations. Developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and supported by Microsoft and other major partners, the program is designed to educate and inspire students to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and technology. GenTech has three main components:
1. Summer Programming: In a 2-week tech entrepreneurship bootcamp, students learn about technology fundamentals, including computer programming and 3D printing, as well has how to write a business plan and learn startup methodologies. Students will develop basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and form teams to develop a mobile app and business plan aimed at improving education or the quality of life for NYC students. Using the foundational skills from the bootcamp, students focus on building out their mobile app and business plans for another six weeks with a mix of evening mentoring sessions and group and independent work. Throughout the summer, students are exposed to the NYC tech startup ecosystem through guest speakers and field trips.
2. Mentorship & Enterprise Discovery: Students receive mentorship from local business/technology undergraduate and graduate students during the bootcamp phase. After the bootcamp, each student is paired with a small team of Tech Mentors from industry-leading tech and business organizations. Tech Mentors provide support, insight, and guidance to students during evening mentoring sessions. Mentoring sessions are held at various tech-related companies throughout NYC.
3. Demo Night & Awards Ceremony: In September, students demo and pitch their finished apps and business plans to a panel of prominent judges from the technology and venture capitalist community. Members of the winning team receive cash prizes and all students are honored at an awards ceremony.
Eligible Students: GenTech is committed to serving NYC high school students from low-income communities. The applicant must:
1. Plan to attend a NYC high school during the 2013-14 school year
NOTE: Due to the rigor and demands of the program, preference will be given to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
2. Demonstrate economic or educational disadvantage as based on the below criteria:
a. Applicants attends a NYC high school with a Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) rate of 50% or higher
b. Applicant qualifies for FRPL but attends a NYC high school with a FRPL rate below 50%. Documentation of FRPL qualification must be provided with application materials (e.g. copy of FRPL application).
To Apply:
The application can be obtained by clicking here:   All applications must include the following:
 Application Form
 Academic History (unofficial records are accepted)
o Current High School Transcript
o Attendance Record for the 2012-13 School Year
 Essays
 Recommendation
 Proof of FRPL qualification (only if your high school has a FRPL rate below 50%)
The application deadline is May 31st.
Completed applications can be submitted in 3 different ways:
1. (Preferred) Upload your completed application materials to GenTech’s online portal found at between April 19th and May 31st. Recommenders for students who apply online must also submit their recommendations through the online portal.
2. Email all documents as attachments to by May 31st. Recommendations for students who email their applications must also submit their applications via email.
3. Mail your application to the address below. All materials must be received by May 31st. Please note that if you choose to mail your application, your recommendation must be included in your materials. Your recommender should sign and date the seal of the envelope that contains their recommendation and return it to you to be included with your other materials.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
NYC Generation Tech
120 Wall Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Applicants will be chosen by the strength of their academic history and past leadership experiences, their demonstrated interest in GenTech’s topics, and their ability to collaboratively solve problems in a team setting. Upon receiving your application materials, your application will be carefully reviewed. Applicants will then be assigned to one of three categories: immediate acceptance, immediate rejection, or wait-listed. Students who are wait-listed may be asked to interview with the Recruitment Team during the week of June 3rd. All students will be notified of their final application status by June 7th.
Students who are interested in the program or who have any questions regarding the application should contact the GenTech Recruitment Team at or call 212-232-3333 x.381. You may also view the application or a program flyer for more information.


Hudson River Community Sailing: City Sail Summer Leadership Program 

Deadline: May 31, 2013, then rolling while space is available 

The Urban Assembly has partnered with Hudson River Community Sailing to offer a unique opportunity: one week of sailing and leadership skill development on the Hudson River taught by engaging and experienced guides. Students learn to drive the boat and trim the sails while enhancing their communication, teamwork and other important leadership skills. Students spend the majority of their day sailing a small sailboat in mixed aged groups of 4-5 youth with an instructor. The week culminates with a sailing trip to either the Statue of Liberty or the Palisades/GWB. No prior sailing, boating, or swimming experience required. Students are never in the water.  To learn more about the program, visit the website at Check out a promotional video about the program here: 
Students can also earn PE credit for successful completion of City Sail. The student must simply request credit from his/her school, which can then get the appropriate documentation from HRCS.
Students also have the option of registering for multiple weeks of City Sail, which students have done in the past. Subsequent weeks of City Sail are more challenging and different from the previous. No two weeks are the same!
Target students: Each session serves 12-16 students; approximately 90 scholarship spots are available to Urban Assembly students this summer.
 Any student in grades 6-12
 Any ability welcome
 No prior sailing or leadership experience is necessary
 Students must be interested in spending a week outdoors on the water in hands-on activities

To Apply:
Please click here to access the application. Please note that the applications have been updated and require specific information from parents.
You can submit applications to Greg Lew at The Urban Assembly or by mailing them directly to:
Attn: Alex Baum
Hudson River Community Sailing
P.O. Box 20677
New York, NY 10011
Application Deadline:
Priority Deadline: For priority (first choice of program week and guaranteed scholarship in amount of need), students must submit applications to their program/enrichment coordinator who will then turn applications in to The Urban Assembly by 5pm on May 31. Hudson River Community Sailing will mail out decisions and requests for payments within 2 weeks.
Rolling Deadline: As long as space is available, students may continue to register and apply for financial aid by submitting application packets directly to Hudson River Community Sailing up until the Wednesday prior to each program session beginning.
Cost: As little as $25 per week. Students and families pay on a sliding scale from $25-$475, depending on need. In order to receive financial aid, a parent must complete all parts of the HRCS application. HRCS is prepared to provide at least 50% of its students with scholarships (every one of which can go to UA students).
Program Dates:
There will be 10 sessions of the Hudson River Community Sailing City Sail Summer Leadership Program between June 24 and August 30. Students should note preferred week(s) on their applications. Students can sign up for multiple weeks of the program and will be admitted to multiple sessions. Program runs Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available.


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


Camp Herrlich CIT Program
Rolling, while space is available 

This transitional program is carefully designed to prepare older boys & girls for the challenges and responsibilities of working with young children in a camp setting. Our training will provide them with leadership skills while developing confidence and self-reliance, understanding responsibilities and the importance of dependability. C.I.T.'s will be assigned to various age groups throughout the program in order to gain hands-on experience working with all children, with ample time left to still enjoy the fun of camp! Counselor-In-Training participants must meet the age requirement before the start of summer camp. (14-15 years old for DAY CAMP; 16-17 years old for RESIDENT CAMP) Please click here


 Camp favorites such as field games, basketball, swimming, and boating

 Hiking and overnight excursions

 Leadership skill development

 First Aid/ CPR training

 Orienteering

 Journal Writing/Scrap Booking

 Application/Interview skills

 Field trips

 Group assignments

 Arts & Crafts

 T-Shirts and more!

You can download our CIT Application here:

Questions, concerns, or comments??? Feel free to contact us via email or call us at 845-878-6662. We look forward to hearing from you! 
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!


National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
Deadline: June 16, 2013
Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem and want to do more? Apply for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program (NCAM). This year-long Ambassadorship will train youth (ages 16-22) to address critical issues facing youth. Fifty-one Youth Ambassadors will be selected - one per state - creating a powerful national network of young people who raise their collective voice in service to other youth. Each Ambassador will receive $1,000 grant, travel to a leadership training in Washington, D.C., and ongoing support and guidance as they implement their service projects.



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

------------------ CS-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math with a focus on Computer Science) Website 

Originally funded by DARPA, was built to help encourage and foster CS-STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math with a focus on Computer Science) for students 13-18 in the US. We have 8 fun games, including one with a drag/drop coding feature, called Insect Colony. We hope that through these games, students will take more of an interest in pursuing a CS-STEM related career. 

We offer big prizes, contests, and have an additional feature like a level editor – which allows the students not only to play the games but add their own levels to the games to share with friends. We also have a ―create your own avatar‖ or NoNameSite Zeepl for students to customize their profiles. 

We have also just launched SoCo, the School of Code where students can learn to code through drag and drop coding block lessons. 

The community has only just begun and is a great, free resources for students and parents. We‘re looking for partners or sponsors for collaboration, building new games and hosting new contests. If you‘d like more information, please contact Jessie D‘Amato Ford, Director of Events & Educational Programs at 860.633.5540 

Also, just launched: $10,000 Poster Design Contest to help girls into STEM 



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


Please see employment applications for:

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


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


Deadline July 12!  Center for Court Innovation Youth Justice Board (Stipend-based program)
Are you passionate about justice?  Do you like talking about your ideas and hearing other people's ideas?  Members work directly with professionals in the city who are working to improve school attendance rates (this year's topic)!  Applicants must be 14 years old by Aug 27, 2013, able to go on overnight retreat 9/6-7/2013, and able to attend meetings every Tue and Thurs from Aug 27, 2013-June 12, 2014.  Applications in rack outside main office.


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!

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