Saturday, June 29, 2013

School News June 24-28


  • To all who rocked the Regents, and/or recommitted to improving their scores over the summer.
  • To Sophomore College Trip participants, for getting a taste of college admissions advice, and a range of school options in UPenn, Princeton, Drexel and Villanova-plus Six Flags!
  • To all students who helped out at our Freshmen Orientation on Wed, June 26 - letting our incoming 9th Graders hear from upper classmen about UAG!
  • To UAG for becoming an official Upward Bound partner of BMCC this week, enabling FULLY SPONSORED week-long regional college tours, with SAT Prep and Regents Prep in future years, as well as year-long enrichment opportunities!  There is still time to participate in BMCC College Now Summer Programming:  

Student Opportunities

National Hispanic Environmental Council Summer Institute Apply Now! Program August 24-30th

National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) will be accepting applications from NYC area students to attend the upcoming "NYC Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute", to be held the week before Labor Day at parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other environmental sites in and around New York City. The NYC Institute is an intensive, residential, science-based, 7 day long environmental education and environmental career program for top students, aged 16-19 (typically high school seniors and freshmen/sophomores in college) selected competitively from across the NYC area. Through a full scholarship, NHEC will cover ALL costs for accepted students, including housing, meals, books, science equipment, and more. Utilizing an Environmental STEM curriculum students will learn about a wide range of environmental issues, as well as conduct field studies (testing air, water, soil, plus biological assessments, birding, and more) using professional-grade environmental science equipment, taught by NHEC’s experienced instructors and other environmental professionals. Our federal sponsors are actively seeking to recruit talented, motivated students, especially youth of color, to come work for them now and in the future. So if you are a student, love the environment, AND want a job in this field, this program is for you. Please contact Programs Coordinator, Juan Rodriguez, at or or 703- 861-6064for the application and for additional information. Or call NHEC at 703-683-3956. To view photos of past NHEC Institutes, including our NYC, NM, and CA ones, please visit our website at

Assumption College: College Search Academy
August 5th
Greetings from Assumption College! We are thrilled to announce an exciting summer program. On Monday, August 5, 2013, we will host College Search Academy and would like to invite you to let your rising juniors know about this wonderful opportunity. College Search Academy is the perfect place for students to start their college search. Students and families will:
 Meet admissions deans and directors from Assumption College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Worcester State University.
 Attend breakout sessions to gain insider advice on how to search for and apply to top choice schools. Breakout session topics include: Where Do I Begin My Search; Parenting Through The Process; Financing a College Education; and How Do I Present Myself?
 Tour Assumption’s beautiful campus, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about Assumption’s programs.

Assumption College is located in Worcester, MA. Interested students must RSVP on the Assumption College website or by calling the Admissions Office at 866-477-7776.

New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps
Deadline: August 7th

The New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps is a job training program that provides high school and college-age youth with paid employment and professional training. New Vic Ushers take on a wide variety of responsibilities bringing them into regular contact with audiences, artists and arts administrators. Their work also provides them with a first-hand look at a variety of shows from around the world, strengthening their appreciation of and connection to the performing arts. The New Vic Usher Program is a three-year program that offers:
 Occasion to see and learn about the culture and inner-workings of live theater from around the world  Job training and workshops in building essential and transferable skills  Opportunity to be a part of a supportive team of young adults  Hands-on work with kids and families in a friendly, fast-paced environment
 Continual personal and professional growth through the program  Paid participation in seminars and workshops on topics such as professionalism, interview skills and
resume writing The Ushers will begin working on September 5th. All applications are due by August 7th. For more information and to access the application, please click here:

Arts Connection Teen Programs Internship
Deadline: June 30th
This internship is open to teens, college students, graduate students and recent graduates. The Teen Programs at ArtsConnection, consists of a team of staff working together to facilitate out-of-school time arts based events, workshops, and youth development opportunities for middle and high school students. It is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable job readiness experience as a teen and youth development and arts administration experience. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in the administration of student art exhibitions, facilitating activities with the teen advisory council; facilitating, mentoring, and editing teen responses to arts experiences through social media and online. For more information, click here:

Children’s Aid Society Employment Program
Apply Now!

The Children’s Aid Society’s Next Generation Center (NGC), located at 1522 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, has designed a transitional employment program that allows young people ages 16-22 to move through a series of supported works readiness and internship experiences. Our approach teaches young people to work while they work and serves as a vehicle for moving them through the stages of change. Our goal is to support participants until they are ready, willing and able to succeed at work outside NGC. The majority of employment training takes place onsite; however some opportunities do take place offsite. Students will first participate in a series of work readiness workshops, and upon successful completion, will have the opportunity to receive a paid internship. The next cycle of employment program classes will begin on July 8th, so students should apply now. A flyer for the center can be found by clicking here: The application can be found by clicking here: For more information, please click or call NGC at 718-589-4441.

  • CCMY Math Institute Summer Bridge - Open House 7/6
    While fun will still be the order of each‘Sat-ur-day,’ we plan to keep our ‘math game’ in high gear! We be doing the “Math is Fun Summer Bridge Program.” This summer, you get to use your wit to figure out some great math brainteasers! And after tinkering with those gadgets our Visiting Architects, Engineers and Scientists will bring to ‘wow’ us and have us construct, we’ll get down to business and begin suiting up for next year.
    So come hang out at CCYMC, 248 W 132 St, NY, NY each Saturday from July 13th through August 17th. The fun starts @ 9:00am and we begin packing up @ 12:50pm to beat the 1:00 mad dash. Need more info, come to our Open House on July 6th between 9:00am and noon.  Bring the kids, grab a bite and let's talk.


    Code Now Program Deadline:  July 10
    Video games, Facebook, and iPhones — what do these three things have in common? They were all built by people who learned how to code.  Computer programming is a fun and exciting skill. All it takes is a little help to get started, and that’s what we’re here for.
    CodeNow teaches underrepresented high school students the basics in computer programming. Our goal is to help you understand how to program in a way that is engaging, exciting and interactive, giving you invaluable experience for your future.
    Our  program consists of:
    • Weekend Training: On the first day, students are taught Hackety Hack, an open-source application for youth to learn software design via Ruby. On the second day, we use Arduino motion sensors to teach students how to build and program microcontrollers.
    • Online Homework: Students are assigned online homework to develop their programming skills. They watch videos, answer quizzes and earn badges online.
    • Bootcamp: Students attend a 4-day training over consecutive weekends, during which each student will receive intensive training in the programming language Ruby. At the end of the bootcamp each attendee will have built a project.
    • Laptops: Each student has an opportunity to earn their own laptop. This is done by arriving on time, completing homework and finishing assignments.
    • Alumni Network: Every student who graduates from CodeNow is welcomed into our Alumni Network. You’ll receive invitations to regular meetups with other students and special events like College Readiness Day. Keep your new skills fresh with free online material!
    CodeNow makes learning about technology awesome with our hands-on, project-based approach to programming. We are recruiting NYC area high schoolers for the upcoming training which begins August 17-18th. Students selected are required to attend all six training sessions.
    Who: NYC high school students, rising 10-12th graders.
    When: August 17-18th, September 7-8th, and September 14-15th. *All dates required!
    Where: Downtown Manhattan (location TBA).
    Hours: 9am-4pm. Free lunch and snacks included!
    If you’re interested in learning about computer programming, this program is a great opportunity for you. Application deadline has been extended to July 10! Students who are considered for CodeNow’s training will be invited to an in-person interview.
    Deadline: July 10th     |     View flyer (PDF)
    If you have applied to CodeNow’s previous sessions, you must submit a new application if you are still interested in participating. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email with any questions.

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