Monday, April 8, 2013

School News April 8-12


  • to the Boys Volleyball Team, including Bernard Cotaj, Michael Honrado and Juan Munoz, for a winning 4-0 record!
  • to our SEP (Software Engineering Pilot) Learning Support Specialists Alex Lageer, Quinton Simmons and Leonie Bonifacio, who met special guests Eric Weinstein, Content Architect at CodeAcademy on Saturday and Florence Noel, Program Manager  of Girls Who Code!
See our UAG Media Crew Broadcast - Click Here!

This Week at UAG - an 11th Hour Week!

Super Gold (9th Gr) is ON!  2:45-4PM in Room 747
Gamer Haven AND Intramural Sports are OFF for the week!  
Got Permission slips for End-of-Year trips? Keep them coming.

Mon, April 8 -

  • UAG 9th Grade Vision Quest Meetings begin (10th Grade next week!)
  • CCNY 9th Grade College Tour Friday, April 19, 1-3pm - Permission Slips Available (due 4/17)
Tue, April 9
  • School Wellness Committee Monthly Meeting (Health/Adv Period), Rm 747
  • CTE Student Advisory Council Meeting, 2-4pm
  • UAG 9th Grade 1-1 Laptop Program Starts - must have permission slip in to participate!
Wed, Apr 10 - School Safety Town Hall, 6-7pm Auditorium (combined with UAGPA Meeting)
Thurs, April 11 - Free UAG partner EVC Screening on behalf of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Lincoln Center, 3:30pm (sign up in Main Office)
Friday, April 12 - Staff/Student Basketball Game in Gym, 4pm -  bring your friends!
Saturday, April 13 - PlayTech - Test drive new Games + Pizza, 1-3pm at Parsons New School for Design at  6 E 16th St.  Register here!


UAG Service Opportunities - Sign up Now for Spring 2013 Community Service!

  • Sat 4/20 NY Cares Day
  • Sun 4/21 City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks
  • Sat 4/27 World Tai Chi Day in Central Park
  • Sun 4/19 NY Aids Walk - join Team UAG Now!
+  Red Cross First Aid Certification (at UAG!);  Bear Mountain Hike;  Old Croton Aquaduct Hike, It's My Park Day, 5 Boro Bike Ride, Bike the Branches, and more.


Interested in participating in Spring PSAL sports?

Bring in PSAL consent form and school physical form.  See below for Coach Contacts!

Spring:  Girls Softball- Coach Mallory (GCA) E:
              Boys Varsity Baseball- Coach Muth (GCA) E:
              Boys JV Baseball- Coach Hayes (GCA) E:
              Boys Handball- Coach Gaffney (GCA) E:
              Boys Volleyball- Coach Rodriguez (GCA) E:
              Outdoor Track- Coach Piccinic (GCA) E:


Student Opportunities

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


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



Brownsville Youth Court
Application Deadline: April 10, 2013
The Brownsville Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of the Brownsville Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses restore harm done to the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. The Brownsville Youth Court hears a range of low-level crimes referred by the New York Police Department, the New York City Department of Probation, and the New York City Law Department (presentment agency for New York City Family Court). The majority of cases that come to the Brownsville Youth Court are for theft and assault. The Brownsville Youth Court is part of the Brownsville Community Justice Center.

Youth Court members will hear real-life cases for youths who have committed minor offenses; serve their communities by helping other teens; learn about the justice system, public speaking skills and how to be a leader; build their resumes and college applications; can earn community service hours for their participation; can earn a stipend for active participation. Youth Court members will also participate in a variety of group activities, such as field trips to City Hall, professional development activities, fund-raising events, community service projects and social activities.

All Brownsville Youth Court members first go through a month-long training program in which they learn about the justice system, how youth court works, and how to serve as judge, advocate, bailiff, and jury. Most important, they learn how to work together as a team. Every youth who successfully completes the training program can become a full member of the Brownsville Youth Court.

Targeted Students: You must be 14-18 years old by July 2, 2013. Parental consent is required for those under 18.

To Apply: Please complete the online application.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on April 10th.

Trainings and youth court sessions are held at 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street. Trainings are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Youth who successfully complete the training program will attend youth court sessions starting in July; youth court sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm.

Please click here for more information:  You may also email for additional information.


NYICFF Presents: If She Can See It, She Can Be It!
April 11, 2013 @ 7:00PM


Recommended ages 11 to adult 
Thurs April 11, 7:00pm - Scholastic Theater 
Free for Urban Assembly female students (and chaperoning adults). If interested, please contact immediately.

Join Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman, Emmy Award-winning producer Christine Vachon, and other panelists for a screening, presentation and audience discussion. Presented in partnership with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, this special event is part of NYICFF's groundbreaking Girls' POV Program.

IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT! will explore why, despite the many accomplishments of female media-makers over the past 30 years, onscreen gender roles remain largely stuck in the past. Panelists will discuss their experiences and answer questions from the audience about portraying and creating unique female roles for film and television.

Panelists include:

* Uma Thurman, Oscar-nominated actor (Pulp Fiction)

* Christine Vachon, Award-winning film & television producer (Boys Don't Cry, Mildred Pierce)

* Debra Granik, Oscar-nominated director/screenwriter (Winter's Bone)

* Angela Tucker, Emmy-nominated writer/director/producer (Black Folk Don't, The New Black)

* Madeline DiNonno, Executive Director, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Moderator: Melissa Silverstein, Founder & Editor, Women in Hollywood; Co-founder & Artistic Director, Athena Film Festival

For more information about this event:

The event will begin with an audience survey, followed by a NYICFF "Best of Girls' POV" short film program, an insightful presentation by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, and an interactive panel discussion and audience Q&A.


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  (rising juniors - current 10th graders)
Deadline: April 15  

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. To reach gender parity by 2020, women must fill half of these positions, or 700,000 computing jobs. Anecdotal data tells us that an average of 30% of those students with exposure to computer science will continue in the field. This means that 4.6M adolescent girls will require some form of exposure to computer science education to realize gender parity in 2020. Girls Who Code has set out to reach 25% of those young women needed to realize gender parity.  Girls Who Code aims to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020.  Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs. In its inaugural program, Girls Who Code empowered young women from New York City’s five boroughs and will launch programs in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and San Jose in 2013.

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing 300+ hours of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
SKILLS: 8 weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development
EXPOSURE: 50+ speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more
MENTORSHIP: Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide career and academic mentorship
In 2013, Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will launch in partnership with Twitter, eBay, Intel, AT&T, GE, Goldman Sachs, Cornell Tech, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and IAC.
Apply Now at


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. 


Exploring: NYU Langone Medical Center 

Deadline April 19, 2013
Are you interested in a career working in healthcare? If so, then join the Exploring Program at NYU Langone Medical Center! NYU is one of the country‘s premier hospitals and they are inviting you to their office to see if a career in healthcare is right for you. The program will include presentations on various healthcare careers, including Pharmacy, Research, Rehabilitation Therapy, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Nutrition. The program is fun, interactive, and includes hospital tours. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and information on how to incorporate this experience on your resume and college applications. 
Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in healthcare 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

When: April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd; all sessions meet from 4:30-6:00pm 
Where: NYU Langone Medical Center; 550 First Avenue, Skirball Building, 3rd Floor Seminar Room 
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 school, name, and the name of this program (NYU Medical). 


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 


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 


Exploring: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor 
Deadline April 22, 2013
Are you interested in a career in law and civil service? Then this is your chance to join the Exploring Program at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor! This program is designed to give students an overview of careers in Law and Civil Service. The program includes discussions with Assistant District Attorneys, Forensic Specialists, Police Officers, a U.S. Federal Judge, tours, and much more! Come and learn all about the many careers that exist in Law and Public Service. 
Target Students: 
 Ages 14-21 
 Have an interest in a career in the law or public service 
 Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting 

When: April 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th; all sessions meet at 4:30pm 
Where: The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor; 80 Centre Street (Manhattan), 6th Floor 
Directions: Take the Q, N, R, J, Z, 4, or 6 train to Canal Street 
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 school, student‘s name, high school and the name of this program (The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor). 


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/ 


Exploring: Kings County District Attorney‘s Office 
Deadline April 26, 2013 
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. 


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.


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


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

------------------ 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 -


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. 

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