Monday, May 20, 2013

School News May 20-24


  • To all awardees of the ROTC End of Year Ceremony on Wed, May 15 for representing UAG so well in this campus-wide activity
  • To Stoked Year 2 Participants in the Brand Showcase event at the Nike Headquarters on Thurs, May 16, and their first sale to a company with their brand: Concrete Capital
  • To Amazing Race 2013 participants and the first, second and third place team wins:  Team Venitia, Team Russell, and Team Desiree! on Friday, May 17
  • To all AidsWalk 2013 members of Team UAG proving their mettle on the very rainy Sunday, May 19!  Kylan Barrajanos Powe + mom, Leonie Bonifacio, Venitia Boyce + mom, Riadul Choudhury, Merlinda Hilliard, Donald Jenkins, Hiram Negron,  Nathaniel Nieves, Jovan Paniagua, Dorothy Slater,  Alex Arias, Stephanie Velazquez,  Mr. White, Mr. Rigney & Ms. Hogarty!

This week at UAG

Monday, May 20:
  • Extended deadline for Triskeles Applications!
  • Restorative Yoga, 3-4pm, Rm 745
  • Complete Career Day Survey in Health/Advisory for Friday, May 24 Events
Tue, May 21:
  • UAGPA Webinar #2- Teens and Social Media, 12:30-1:30pm via  RSVP to
  • Running Club with Ms. Jordan (weather permitting)
  • NO Gamer Haven today!
Thursday, May 23:  Running Club with Mr. Maloney

Friday, May 24:  
  • UAG Career Day, 9am-noon (special schedule)
  • NYC Gen Tech Challenge Info Session, Lunch, Rm 750
  • UAG BBBS Lunch with Joel Ruffin Jr
Sat-Monday, May 25-27:  Happy Memorial Day Weekend! No Saturday Regents Prep.

Student Opportunities

New!  Beam Camp, an overnight summer program offering two 4 week summer sessions for boys and girls aged 7-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire.  Beam Camp is offering 15 tuition-free scholarships in its July and August sessions. If you or the parents of girls (10-17 years old) you work with would like to take advantage of the scholarship, please have them contact me at or 917-620-0491.

ABOUT BEAM CAMP At Beam kids learn to make their ideas happen through fine and manual arts, technology and collaboration. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. They build, swim, hike, play games and enjoy 750 acres of mountain, forests and lakes. Every summer Beam commissions unique large-scale collaborative Projects that serve as the centerpieces of each Beam session. Campers work alongside our full-time and visiting staff of architects, videographers, builders, engineers, designers, and makers of all kinds to bring the Project to life. Each summer's Projects are selected based on a worldwide call for proposals.  In July we are building a Swing and Chime Orchestra in the woods designed by and In August we're working with to build three huge wooden sculptures of digital images.


New!  Japanese Language Camp

The Japan Foundation, New York, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, is pleased to announce our Summer Intensive Japanese Language Course designed specifically for middle and high school students in NY metropolitan area. Please find attached our flyer for this summer course.

Summer Intensive Course for Teens (Grade 7 – 12)

We are proud to offer summer intensive course again this year to provide more opportunities for young people who are interested in Japanese culture, such as anime/manga, j-pop, fashion, etc. and in learning Japanese language to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and/or improve their existing skills.

A1-1 Introductory Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 8 – July 19, 10:00 – 11:30 am (10 sessions)
This class is for complete beginners!
A1-2 Introductory Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 22 – August 2, 10:00 – 11:30 am (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed A1-1 Introductory Japanese or equivalent, and can read and write hiragana andkatakana (Japanese syllabaries).

A2-1 Elementary Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 8 – July 19, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed A1 Introductory Japanese courses or equivalent, and can read and write simple words and sentences using hiragana and katakana.

A2-2 Elementary Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 22 – August 2, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed A2-1 Elementary Japanese or equivalent, and can read and write simple words and sentences using hiraganakatakana and basic kanji.

*For more details, please visit our website at

Tuition:                 $250/10-session class
Eligibility:             Students in grades 7 through 12 as of fall 2013
Location:              The Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019)
Deadline:              Register by Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill up quickly or may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Late registration may be accepted based on space availability. Registration form is available at our website:


Volunteering: Make a Difference Video Contest Deadline: May 26, 2013

Volunteen Nation and Teenage Survival are awarding $5000 through RMG Voter's Choice Vids 4 Kids Contest for the most creative YouTube video that is educational and/or promotes positive behaviors regarding "VOLUNTEERING = Make a difference!". The PSAs are meant to encourage youth volunteering and show how one's community can be improved by doing so. The entry with the most votes will win $5000 CDN, split 50/50 between the person/team that submitted the video and the registered school that was chosen and named on the entry. Videos must be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes long and consist of original content belonging to the person(s) entering the contest.


The City College of New York Stem Camp 2013 Apply now!  
The STEM CAMP is a two week summer program held July 15-26 offered to rising 9th and 10th grade students. The program is intended to provide students with an engaging, in depth exploration of important functions in mathematics and their relation to real world physical phenomena. Students will work in small teams led by a trained college student leader. Work will include a mix of hands on, individual and collaborative work, and problem solving. The hands on work will include primarily use of the VERNIERTM LabQuest Unit and motion, temperature, and sound sensors. Other activities will include science related instructional videos and movies that highlight women’s contributions to science and mathematics.   If you are interested in this program, please contact Professor David Gosser at The size of the STEM camp is limited to 20 students.  Applications in main office.
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


Exploring: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Deadline: May 28th

This is your invitation to join the Exploring Program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center! This is an opportunity for students to come to the hospital and get a complete overview of the many careers in the health care industry. Guest speakers include Pediatricians, RN’s, Medical Billing Specialists, Radiologists, and much more!

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: May 30th and June 6th, 13th & 20th; 4:00-5:00pm

Where: 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; Mason Building in the ―Old Mason Board Room‖

More information and a program flyer can be found by clicking here:

For additional information or to register, please contact Jordan Segal at Please include the student’s name and the name of this program (Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center). Please also be sure to include the name of the student’s high school.


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:


Girls Write Now Free College Prep Workshops
Deadline: May 22nd

This summer, get one step closer to the job and school of your dreams! Attend one or more Girls College Bound Summer Workshops to learn from the pros. Receive cover letter and resume help at Morgan Stanley, write and revise a top-notch college admissions essay in your own voice and style, and get personalized editing advice from an expert woman writer.

Cover Letter & Resume Writing: JUNE 19

College Essay Writing: JULY 10 or JULY 17

One-to-One Essay Editing: JULY 24

Can't decide which workshop to attend? Come to all three! Open to all NYC high school girls

Visit for guidelines and to register. Limited space available - register early to reserve your spot. If you have questions, email or call 212.336.9330

The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program

EXTENDED Deadline: May 22, 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 20 

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.


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!

Columbia Young Artists Film Lab Deadline: June 14th

The Columbia Young Artists Film Lab is a free summer program sponsored by FOCUS (Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit) of Columbia University - . The lab provides young adults ages 14-19 with an opportunity to make a movie and learn about the basic skills of filmmaking. The program takes place on Columbia’s campus and is taught by trained filmmakers. The deadline to apply for this program is June 14th, 2013. You can access the application 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<>.


2013 NYPD Youth Police Academy
Deadline: June 21st

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) seeks to provide informative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau’s Youth Police Academy is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the NYPD and the City’s youth. NYC residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16, are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six week program (July 8th through August 16th) that will hold sessions five days per week from 8:30am-2:00pm. The program includes classroom workshops and field trips. There are various program locations throughout the five boroughs. For more information and to obtain the application form, please see application in Main Office Rack.

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