Monday, May 13, 2013

School News May 13-19


  • Hendrix Kiflom for acceptance into the Youth About Business program at Columbia University this summer
  • Nestor Anaya for acceptance into the Christodora program 
  • Dishing Guyton and Jovan Paniagua for acceptance into the Syska Hennessy Exploring Program
  • Jermaine St. John and Brandon Cardenas for attending the CoderDojo at the Flatiron School last Saturday
  • Danissa Santos for her upcoming Smack Mellon Art Opening on May 22 in Brooklyn, "Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program!"
  • Students who attended our John Jay College Tour on Friday, May 10!

This Week at UAG

Mon, May 13:  Restorative Yoga with Ms. Hernandez, 3-4pm, Rm 746

Tue, May 14:  
  • UA School Wellness Council, during Health/Advisory/Gym, Rm 747.  Students welcome.
  • Running Club 3-4pm, Rm 745 - Mr. Maloney. Come ready to run!
  • American Express Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4-6pm
  • FINAL DAY to hand in Triskeles Applications!  
Wed, May 15:
  • ROTC End of Year Award Ceremony, 2:45-3:50 at the Intrepid Museum
  • Educational Video Center Youth-Powered Film Festival, AMC 34, 3-5PM, FREE!  
  • Youth Resource Fair (Jobs, Programs, Internships), 4-7pm, Stephen Decatur MS 35, 272 Macdonough St, Brooklyn, NY .  Call 718 453 7004 for details.
  • UAGPA Meeting, 6-7pm, Rm 730:  Testing & How to Support Your Child + PA Nominations
Thurs, May 16:
  • Running Club 3-4pm, Rm 745 - Mr. Maloney. Come ready to run!
  • Stoked Celebration/Student Brand Showcase @ Nike, 5-8pm
Fri, May 17:
  • UAG Student Government Meeting @ Lunch, Rm 744
  • UAG Dance Ticket Sales, 2:15-3pm - outside Main Office (12.00 now, 20.00 at the door!)
  • UAG Amazing Race!  Participants research clues/strategize route 1:24-2pm, and are then released at 2pm to hit the road!  
Sat, May 18:
  • Saturday Regents Prep Session # 3, 9am-12:15pm
  • UAGPA tabling at Neighborhood Street Fair, short-term shifts available - please contact Ms. Feliz if you can participate!
  • SASF 2013 Youth Conference, 10am-4pm, Boricua College, 890 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10451:  "Empowering Youth through Education and Social Justice" - Registration form in Main Office
Sun, May 19:
  • UAGPA tabling at Neighborhood Street Fair, Day 2!
  • UAG @ Aidswalk NY 2013!  10am-12pm, Central Park.  Sign up with Ms. Hogarty!

Volunteer Now!

  • Volunteer at TWO Neighborhood Outreach events with the UAG PA:  May 18/19 at the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival and June 1 at the 44th St Block Association Garage Sale.  Contact Ms. Feliz to sign up to assist with tabling, set up, and school promotion.
  • Join Aidswalk 2013 on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 10am-2pm.  UAG Goal: 25 walkers!
  • Several Early Childhood Assistant / Counselor Assistant positions available: two sites near school, and one site in Brooklyn, after school and this summer.  Speak to Ms. Hogarty about short and long-term positions.
  • Summerstage 2013!  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.

Student Opportunities

Downtown Community Television Center College Jam Thursday May 16th

The Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) is hosting its 7th Annual College Jam, a fair designed for college-bound high school juniors and seniors interested in majoring in media or the arts, on May 16th from 4:30- 7:30pm. The event aims to provide students access to the various institutions that offer majors/concentrations in the arts and/or media, preparation for the financial aid process and options for funding their college education, and a strong head start in the daunting college application process. The event features a tabling session of schools from the tristate area that have majors in media/arts, as well as a workshop guiding students through the financial aid process. College Jam takes place at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street, between Walker and White Street in Manhattan. This fair is free, but interested youth must RSVP by emailing or

DreamYard Project: The Action Project Summer Intensive for Rising Juniors
Rolling, must apply as soon as possible

A.C.T.I.O.N. Project (Art Community Teams in Our Neighborhoods) is a 4-year arts activism and youth development program for high school students. Its mission is to develop young people as effective social leaders and active civic participants through challenging artistic projects. A.C.T.I.O.N. participants explore social issues through a rigorous, engaging process that focuses on the root causes of oppression guided by a strong, dedicated team of teaching artists. Through the A.C.T.I.O.N. Project, young people develop powerful strategies to respond to the issues that are most important to them in their communities. Students also engage in large community art projects that develop their skills in poetry/creative writing, videography, visual art and theatre. Some of the past issues that participants have chosen to focus on include: Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, water consumption, and sweatshop labor. Participants also organize an array of community arts and activism events based on their work. Last year, they staged a protest and used social media to share their 10 Point Plan for Educational Reform, developed a ethnographic theatre piece based on community interviews around the issues of race and class, and wrote poems about the negative impact of the Stop and Frisk policies of the NYPD. This summer, rising high school juniors are invited to attend this summer intensive from July 1st –July 31st Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. This includes a free trip to Chicago July 10th-14th. In addition, free lunch and a metrocard are provided. Please click here for a flier For more information and to obtain an application, please contact: Elle Marrone at or 718.588.8007.


DreamYard Summer 2013 Programs
Rolling, must apply as soon as possible

DreamYard Summer Programs are for high school students, are completely free, and provide lunch and MetroCards for participants. Bronx Arts Collective (BAC) is a visual arts and curating program for high schools students. Students work with a variety of mediums and techniques including watercolor, pastel, pencil, charcoal, and mosaics. Students also have the opportunity to visit museums and art galleries as well as curate their own work at exhibits and festivals. BAC build a series of group and individual pieces that are part of their portfolio, which they can use for college or other opportunities. They also engage in a community beautification projects. Past group projects include a massive 100’ X 10’ mural and the installation of a mosaic wall at a local park. This program takes place from July 17th-July 31st Monday –Friday, 10am-4pm Digital.ME Workshops take place from July 9th-July 31st, Tue & Wed, 10am-4pm. Fashion Week takes place August 5th-August 9th, 10am-4pm. More information about these programs and fliers can be found at and For more information and to obtain an application, please contact: Elle Marrone at or 718.588.8007. 

Urban Park Ranger

The Urban Park Rangers connect inner-city youth to the natural world through outdoor adventure. Customized day or overnight programs promote environmental stewardship and foster trust, problem solving, and team building in a safe, secure environment. Single day and overnight trip options are available, and activities can include seining, fishing, canoeing, hiking, overnight camping, and more! For more information, please visit, or call 212-360-2768. You can also view a program flyer by clicking here:


DYCD: Alternatives to the Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)! provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. Applications are accepted via lottery. Visit our website at to apply or call 800-246-4646.

Since many students will not get SYEP spots, please consider alternatives. For information on additional summer opportunities for youth, visit:


BAM Summer Programs Apply Now, space fills up!

Welcome to a summer of brand-new programs for kids of all ages!  These carefully designed one- and two-week programs offer the perfect blend of creativity, fun, and challenge, ensuring an eye-opening, enriching experience for children and young adults alike. All workshops culminate with a final event for family and friends.

In BAM Youth Summer Programs, kids and teens will: • build self-confidence, practice leadership and teamwork skills, and exercise creativity • learn from world-class BAM teaching artists and guests • benefit from specially provided services like early drop-off and late pick-up • take advantage of BAM’s state-of-the-art facilities.  Sessions fill up fast, so be sure to sign up early! Programs run July 8- August 2nd for kids ages 6 – 18. For more information and to register, go to: youth-summer-programs
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

Attention Sophomores!  Camp College Program at:
St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
July 12, 2013 – July 14, 2013

Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
July 26, 2013 – July 28, 2013

A three day weekend pre-college experience where students will live in the residence halls on a college campus; Attend classes taught by college professors, which include offerings in the Arts, Sciences, Business and Engineering fields; Participate in workshops on Admissions and Financial Aid;  Learn college interview and essay writing techniques; Gain leadership and teamwork experience in a small collaborative group with mentor facilitators; Have time for entertainment and fun!  Sophomores apply and learn more here:


Figure Skating in Harlem Apply Now!

This 6-week intensive is open to any student in good standing, and incorporates all of the programming that makes FSH so wonderful – academic and cultural enrichment, health and fitness, and – of course – figure skating! Summer Dreams students enjoy reading and writing workshops, dance classes, cultural outings and group skating lessons – all of which are included in the cost of their Summer Dreams tuition! Students have the option of participating in one of two programming schedules:

Monday through Thursday, 2:30pm-6:30pm OR Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am-6:30pm Summer Dreams 2013 begins Monday, July 8th and ends Thursday, August 15th. Students meet for programming at our Academic Center on 125th Street, and are escorted by staff (via charter bus) to skating lessons at our summer rink – City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City, Queens. After skating lessons, students return to the Academic Center for pick-up at 6:30pm. Skating lessons take place twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. To participate in our Summer Dreams program, the following items must be submitted to FSH administration:

- Completed Summer Dreams application form - $50 nonrefundable registration fee – due at time of application; applications not accompanied by a registration fee will not be accepted. - $100 Summer Dream tuition - $110 Bus Fee - Medical Release Form (signed by her doctor)

For more information and for registration forms, contact Nicole Barham at or 646.698.3440.

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 Queens, Bklyn, Manhattan:


2nd Annual SASF Youth Conference, May 18, 2013, 10am-4pm (Register by 5/13!)

Participate in exciting workshops! Plan your future! Stay on track! Location: Boricua College, 890 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10451. Lunch will be served. Registration forms in Main Office!


The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program

Deadline: May 14, 2013 

The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program provides internships in a variety of progressive businesses and non-profit organizations that are committed to sustainability and social 

entrepreneurship. We screen students to determine their areas of interest, professional aspiration and preferred work location. We train them and prepare them for interviews and the internship experiences and then match them with the perfect opportunity. Participants also have group orientation, weekly seminars, and a culminating group project that aim to develop students’ leadership, understanding of sustainability and social entrepreneurship, transferable job skills, and career knowledge. Past placement sites have included Eileen Fisher, Great Performances, Green Spaces, Alive Structures, Croxton Architects, Go Green Expo, Ecovention, Film Biz Recycling, and GrowNYC. 

Target Students: 

 Ideal for students who have NO prior internship experience and are eager to expand their career 

knowledge and professional skills. 

 Approximately 20 positions will be made available specifically for UA students (approximately 10 additional spots will go to students from other NYC public schools) 

 Current 9th -11th graders (rising 10th-12th graders) with priority given to 11th graders who have no prior 

internship experience. 

 Mature and responsible students 

 On track academically and not at risk for summer school 


 4 week internship at a progressive business or non-profit that is committed to sustainability and/or social 


 $550 Stipend (+ opportunity for additional incentives) 

 Metrocards for the duration of the internship 

 Valuable work experience and on-the-job mentorship 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 14th 

2013 Tentative Program Dates: 

 Pre-Internship (approximately 40 students in total [including both UA and non-UA students] will be 

accepted- does not guarantee match with an internship or stipend) 

Application in rack outside Main Office.

Kopernik Observatory & Science Center Institutes, Vestal NY (May 15 Deadline)
For the 19th summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC) is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation, in memory of inventor/explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and math. 
In-depth Astronomy, Earth Science, and Space Exploration Institutes, which go beyond typical camp experiences, are offered for students in grades 6-12. These Institutes start on Sunday afternoons and conclude with Saturday morning project presentations. Monday through Friday, students are at KOSC from 4pm until midnight for classes, laboratories, and field work; dinner is included. Daytime activities and lunch take place at Binghamton University. Out-of-town students may add a residential option with breakfast and overnight accommodations at Binghamton University. 
Astronomy Institute: Our Sun, Stars, and Exoplanets (grades 9-12 during 2012/13 school year) 
How did our Sun and the Solar System form? How did the Sun’s protoplanetary disk form? Students will study and examine the lifecycle of our own Star – from its birth to its death. Next, they will look beyond our own Sun, to the star systems in our galaxy. Labs will include astrophotography of the Sun and night sky using KOSC’s research-grade telescopes, examination of stellar spectra, and discovery of exoplanets. Students will be trained in basic sky watching with binoculars and small telescopes and will have ample time for observing the Sun and stars. Students also will gain experience with photography, other imaging techniques, and image processing. 
Two Sessions: (A) July 7-13 (B) July 14-20 
Choose either or both weeks – each week has different content and projects 
Earth Science Institute: Ocean Environments (grades 8-12 during 2012/13 school year) 
This camp will introduce students to oceanography, examining the Earth’s oceans both past and present. Students will learn about geologic coastlines and underwater features, using computer simulations that demonstrate how these features are formed. In order to understand these coastline features, students also will explore the fields of geomorphology and fluid mechanics. They will use satellite imagery and take a field trip to explore the ancient tropical sea of Upstate New York’s Devonian period. Students also will learn about the history of underwater exploration and speak with experts in the field to find out where submersible technology is taking us in the 21st Century. 
One session only: July 21-27 
Students completing grades 9-12 may add this week to Astronomy Institute to create a three week stay. 

Financial Aid and Registration Forms in Main Office! Ask Ms. Hogarty
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. 

The Student Historian High School Internship Program Deadline May 17, 2013

Interested in a unique, hands-on experience at the oldest museum in New York? The Student Historian High School Internship Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world. We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Student Historian Program! The program is 6 weeks and accepted participants will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-4:45pm beginning Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 and continuing through Thursday, August 15th, 2013. Applicants must be available every day of the program. The New-York Historical Society Student Historian Program is open to students who meet ALL of the following qualifications:

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You are currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12 in a high school in the tri-state area. You have the consent of your parent/guardian to apply for this program. You have (or can obtain by the start of the program) valid working papers.

Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity. Please be sure to specify on your application if you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or other financial aid programs, at your school. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit. For more information and to apply, please visit: internships. If you have any questions about high school internships, please e-mail us at


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


NYC Summer Internships
OngoingNYC 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 


NYC Generation Tech Summer Program 

NEW! Deadline 6/7/13

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 yearNOTE: 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 higherORb. 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 Transcripto 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 EntrepreneurshipNYC Generation Tech120 Wall Street, 18th FloorNew York, NY 10005Applicants 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 herePROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: 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:, concerns, or comments??? Feel free to contact us via email or call us at 845-878-6662. We look forward to hearing from you! ---


Teen Reviewers and Critics TRAC Summer Intensive
Deadline: June 7, 2013
This summer, Arts Connection is offering a special 4-week intensive TRaC that focuses on the theme MAP FREE CITY. This July, we're exploring the arts world of NYC within the scope of FREE arts and cultural events in different neighborhoods all over the 5 boroughs! PROGRAM DATES: 7/9/13 - 8/1/13 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons; 2-5pm. For more info and to apply online: 479dcdfca9b6. Email with any questions.


MoMA Teens: In the Making Deadline: June 7th  
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Teen Programs offers free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13-19. Students can apply for one of four different courses:

1. Death Metal: A Metalworking Studio about Destruction and Decay: In collaboration with sculptor Keith Mendak, this studio course takes participants through everything from junkyards to graveyards, exploring the dangerous side of creating art and the various techniques surrounding breaking metal down and building metal up. This program meets every Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm, from July 9th through August 15th

2. (EM)Power Tools: Using Art Materials to Create Social Change: Using a wide variety of art-making materials and techniques, members of this course work together alongside artist Leah Wolff to think critically, experiment creatively, and make art that empowers viewers to get up and take action. This course meets every Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, from July 9th through August 15th.

3. Rated aRt: Scandal, Censorship and Creating Controversy: The tabloids and gossip columns have nothing on the shocking behavior of artists and the artworks they create. Artist Alan Calpe leads this hands-on art- making course through the dark and seedy underbelly of art’s most twisted (and talented) provocateurs. This class meets every Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, from July 9th through August 15th.

4. Click@MoMA: 3-D Printers and Artistic Hacking: Created in collaboration with Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, participants in this workshop receive hands-on experience using 3-D printers to create sculptural objects, collaborating with Eyebeam technologists to explore ideas surrounding artistic hacking and the creative misuse of digital tools in the process. This program meets every Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm, from July 9th through August 15th.

Each course will culminate in a Teen Art Show of participants’ work. No prior artistic experience is necessary! Applications and letters of recommendation are due by June 7th. For more information or to apply, please visit


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

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