Sunday, June 9, 2013

School News 6/10-14


  • To our National Honors Society Inductees from last week (Click for slideshow!):  Russell Goeller, Jeremy Beresford, Michael Espinosa, Nicole Fuller, Arthur Tyce, Michael Gonzales, Elena Acosta, Naresh Anirudh, Adonis Duncanson, Alex Lageer, Thomas Lin, Joshua Hernandez, Hendrix Kiflom, Devante Hale, Danissa Santos, Michael Honrado, Isaiah Burgos, Dayvon Grier, Brianna Rivera, Max Balthazar, Jahaira Merritt, Alyssa Koutellos, Alexander McGuigan, Brandon Cardenas, Elizabeth
    Matthew Pirela, Jordan Blackshear, Aboubacar Traore, Lenny Ross, Leonie Bonifacio, Martha Hernandez, Kian Yong
  • To our UAG Big Brothers and Big Sisters celebrating a year of freshmen/sophomore partnership!  Click for slideshow!
  • To all Core Value Award winners from Friday June 7, including teachers!

This Week at UAG

Monday, June 10:
  • Last day of classes at UAG!
  • Complete the End of Year Survey (link in Overview on JupiterGrades)
  • Upload work samples to your MyGateway ePortfolio
Tuesday, June 11:
  • 9:15am English Regents (Arrive at 8am for breakfast)
  • 1:15pm Living Environment Regents (Arrive at noon for lunch)
Wed, June 12:
  • 1:15pm Integrated Algebra Regents (Arrive at noon for lunch)
Thursday, June 13:
  • 9:15am Global Studies Regents (Arrive at 8am for breakfast)
Friday, June 14:
  • 9:15am Earth Science Regents (Arrive at 8am for breakfast)
  • 1:15pm Algebra2/Trigonometry (Arrive at noon for lunch)

Student Opportunities

Learn to Swim Registration opens June 14th

Knowing how to swim makes you healthy and keeps you safe. To help teach New Yorkers to swim, the NYC Parks Department is offering free swimming lessons for people of all ages at our outdoor pools. Learn to Swim classes are available on weekdays for toddlers (1 1⁄2-5), children (6-17) and on weeknights for adults (18 and over).

Classes for children and tots will be held on weekday mornings on the following dates:  Session I from July 9 to July 23  Session II classes will be held from July 25 to August 8  Session III classes will be held from August 12 to August 23

Please make sure your child is available for all classes. The classes are free and online registration is free.

To Apply: Registration for all 3 summer sessions begins at 4:00am on Friday, June 14th. Session I registration ends on Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm. Session II registration ends on Monday, July 15th and Session III registration ends on August 5th at 11:59pm. The registration will be conducted through an online lottery.

Online Registration Details:  You will receive an email to confirm your registration. Please check your spam folder for emails about the lottery.  The same person cannot enter the lottery twice. Multiple applications for the same participant will disqualify all their applications from the lottery. This includes multiple applications for the same person at different locations.  Winners are chosen at random. Applicants who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list.  You will be notified by email of the lottery results.  Lottery selections are non-transferable. If you or your child has won a spot, you cannot give this spot to another person, even if it is a family member.  After the lottery is drawn, any remaining spots will be available on a first come, first served basis through a walk-in registration at the pool. Walk-in registration for Session I will be held on Wednesday, July 8th, for Session II on Wednesday, July 24th, and for Session III on Friday, August 9th.

For more information about Parks’ swim programs, call Parks Citywide Aquatics at 718-760-6969. You may also visit the Learn to Swim website by clicking here for additional information (, to access the locations of the pools, and to register (when online registration becomes available).


Calling all teens from Chinatown and the Lower East Side! June 10 Deadline
Local Spokes is recruiting young people for this summer's Youth Ambassadors, a six-week summer program for high school students. Each summer the Youth Ambassadors create a community art installation and explore the neighborhood through biking. If you are a teen living or going to school in the Lower East Side and Chinatown, or know one who would be interested, apply here today! Application Deadline is June 10th.


Hudson River Community Sailing: City Sail Summer Leadership Program 

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.

Free Filmmaking Workshop June 22-23 with Mythic Bridge!
Do you want to learn how to make a movie?  Take a free workshop and work one-on-one with mentors in  small groups to develop a story and write a script.  Get access that the latest filmmaking equipment and training to use it all.  Show your film on the big screen - Invite your family and friends and be a star!  Sign up to participate at


Bikesplorations 2013 Summer Program / Deadline: June 14th 
Bikesplorations is a FREE seven-week summer program for high school students who want to explore the connections between how the city is designed and how healthy its people and environment can be. Students get bicycles and learn how to safely cycle on city streets. Velo City will bring this program to the Soundview (Bronx) neighborhood this summer. Each Saturday from 10am to 3pm, students will explore how the design of the built environment influences how people use public spaces. Bikesplorations teaches the rudiments of a first-year urban planning course: public speaking, drawing, mapmaking, and critical thinking. Students learn that development is the result of a decision making process. Students will leave the program knowing how to take part in the process as well as how to advocate for changes that they would like to see take place. As we elicit a love for physical activity, we also nurture a commitment to long-term skilled advocacy. Cost: this program is completely free. We provide free bikes and helmets supplied by the Bronx River Alliance, as well as free lunch during the program. Eligible Students: students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades. Students must know how to ride a bike, but we don’t require extensive experience. Program Dates: July 13th, 20th & 27th; August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th To Apply: please click here to access the application: All applications are due by June 14th.

Futures and Options: Internship Program Deadline: June 15th 
Please note: The earlier you apply for the Summer program, the greater the chance of being offered an internship opportunity. The Core Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis. If you are interested in a Summer 2013 internship, please apply as soon as possible. If you would like to be considered for an internship in Fall 2013, check our website again at the beginning of August. The Futures and Options Core Internship Program is offered continuously throughout the year to juniors and seniors from New York City's high schools. Private and nonprofit businesses are welcome to join as internship partners throughout the year, and represent various employment sectors – financial, small business, technology, real estate, retail and nonprofit. The interns attend monthly work- readiness workshops and meet for special career development and exploration field trips. If you are interested in applying, please follow the steps below:

1. Check whether you are eligible to apply:

Are you a high school student living in New York City? Are you 16 or older? (Unless you are part of one of the partner schools/programs listed above) Are you currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade? Do you have time to intern 25-35 hours a week during the summer?

2. If you meet the eligibility requirements above, complete the Internship Application here: and upload your resume as requested at the end of the application. You will immediately receive an email confirming that we received your application. 3. You will be contacted within two weeks by program coordinator Rebecca Dougherty who will sign you up for a group interview. On the day of the group interview, please dress professionally and bring a photo ID with you.

4. If you are selected for the next stage of the application process, you will be invited for a one-on-one interview with a Futures and Options program coordinator. Please bring the following items with you to your interview:

 The Student Agreement signed by you and your parent or guardian (download here:  A copy of your most recent transcript  One letter of recommendation from a teacher or advisor  Your current working papers (if under the age of 18)

 Your social security card (or a copy)  Your school identification card  A photo ID

Contact Rebecca Dougherty with any questions. She can be reached at 212-601-0002 or 

Futures and Options: Career Essentials Program Deadline: June 15th 
Futures and Options' Career Essentials is targeted to youth who have not yet acquired the skill level or age to be placed in internship positions. This career readiness program provides basic preparation for the work world as well as the opportunity for students to practice and improve their interpersonal, communication and office skills. The program also includes career exploration activities and field trips. Career exploration trips have included visits to PwC, Colgate-Palmolive Company and the Millennium Hilton Hotel. How to Apply to the Career Essentials Program 1. If you are a New York City high school student you can apply online for the Futures and Options Career Essentials Program. 2. Complete the Career Essentials Application here:

You will immediately receive an email confirming that we received your application. 3. You will be contacted by our Program Coordinator, Matt Ellis, who will sign you up for a group interview. On the day of the group interview, please bring the following with you:

The Student Agreement signed by you and your parent or guardian. (download here: A copy of your most recent transcript Your school identification card

4. If you are selected as a Career Essentials participant, Matt Ellis will contact you within a week.


Urban Art Beat Music Making Summer Camp 
Deadline: The last audition will take place on June 17th

For more information please contact: Rosaleen Knoepfel: or 917-373-0461

Urban Art Beat, offers a free 6 week Music Making Summer Camp where young people can express themselves artistically, fight social injustice, learn new musical skills, and build life long relationship. This camp is open to youth ages 12-21. Students must participate in an audition to prove commitment, not skill, and all are welcome. No experience necessary, just a desire to grow and collaborate! Space is limited. Auditions for the camp will be held June 3rd, 4th, 16th and 17th, between 4 and 6 pm, 2nd Floor at The Door. In addition, the Summer Camp will run from July 9th to August 15th, 12:30pm-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at The Door, 555 Broome Street. The day includes lunch and dinner and music intensive workshops from 2-5pm. We offer everything from Hip Hop Theater to drums, to songwriting. The summer camp is FREE to all participants, but they must become Door Members. Please follow this link for membership hours.

Yogi Guyadin:

Capturing Dinosaurs: Reconstructing Extinct Species Through Digital Fabrication
American Museum of Natural History, offering need based scholarships to attend from July 8th-26th.

IMAGINE being a globe-trotting paleontologist, on an exciting dig, uncovering a previously unknown cache of dinosaur fossils. How will you identify what species you found, or how they fit together? In Capturing Dinosaurs you will learn how, going behind-the-scenes into the Museum's Big Bones room and using the latest 3D capturing, modeling, and printing technology to build your own dinosaur model.

Youth programming at the Museum strives to increase science literacy by teaching the scientific principles presented in the exhibition halls, collections and laboratories, which are among the many unique resources available at AMNH. The dinosaur halls and paleontology collections present an opportunity for students to understand how the fossil record can be used to reconstruct extinct species and their evolutionary relationships with their extinct and living relatives.

The Museum is currently developing a new suite of unique resources available to students that will form a next generation digital youth science strategic initiative that takes up the challenge of understanding how and where digital media enforces, enables and enlivens youth engagement of science learning and how digital literacies in and of themselves become essential to the Museum’s portfolio of STEM learning goals.

This summer the Museum, for the first time, is offering a comparative skeletal anatomy program - Capturing Dinosaurs: Reconstructing Extinct Species Through Digital Fabrication - using digital fabrication with a specific focus on dinosaur fossils. Educational comparative anatomy programs teach youth about mechanisms of evolution, shared and derived traits, adaptations to the environment, and about the organisms themselves. The recent emergence of the next generation of digital fabrication tools - for digitally capturing, digitally modeling, and physically printing a subject - bring comparative anatomy to life by engaging youth around the topic and teaching them how to interpret and visualize evolutionary principles.

Youth Voices Summer Program
Lehman College, Bronx
Monday July 8, 2013 9:00 AM - Thursday July 25, 2013 1:00 PM EDT

The Youth Voices Summer Program is looking for 15 high school students and 5 teachers to participate in an exciting, new three-week program. During this time, students and teachers will use new technologies, engage in dozens of online discussions, and publish their own digital stories, poems, essays, music, and videos on the Youth Voices social network.

July 8-25Monday-Thursday
Student program 9:00-1:00

For more information about the program and to apply, see the links below:

For students: 


Pace University STEM Camp 2013, July 15-Aug 2
Interested in Science, Tech, Engineering or Math?  Need community service and want to enhance your College applications?  Looking to have a precollege experience?  Apply to become a Seidenberg Stem Student in Residence.  Pace University is currently recruiting a committed and responsible group of high school students from the metropolitan area interested in the STEM fields to do advanced, guided study at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and to be our Summer Students in Residence for three weeks this summer.  For more info on the program and kids you will be working with part-time, please visit:  Application in the main office rack.


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. For more information about STEM CAMP click here: If you are interested in this program, please contact Professor David Gosser at The size of the STEM 
camp is limited to 20 students.

Fashion Camp NYC   - Apply now, a few spots remaining

Imagine learning about the Fashion Industry from experts, including merchants, designers, product developers, stylists, beauty editors and so much more! Talk and network with fashion professionals from visionary companies like Coach, Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle. Visit stores, fashion showrooms and exhibits around Manhattan. Based at LIM, The College for the Business of Fashion, FashionCampNYC offers teenagers entering 8th through 12th grades a full week of fashion-related classes, activities, and hands-on projects. FashionCampNYC is located at LIM, a specialized college in New York City that focuses on preparing students for careers on the business side of
the fashion industry. Please visit this link for a flier

For more information please contact:

Gordon Josey

1.866.909.6911 or 914.909.3100


Scholarships are available.

Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms - Apply Now

Steve's Camp at Horizon Farms (SCHF) is a free summer opportunity for rising 9th-12th graders. It empowers young people from underserved communities to make the most of their summer and realize their potential through a unique camp experience. Campers get an opportunity to step outside of their city lives for a few weeks to experience healthy living, environmental stewardship, and leadership development. Whether cooking nutritious meals, caring for animals on the farm, or working as a team on a challenging ropes course, each activity at Steve's Camp is designed to support campers in discovering "the real me" and in making decisions that will have positive impacts on their futures. Campers come away with a newfound awareness of themselves, their peers, and the world that exist beyond their blocks—all the things they need to build sustainable lives and become the vibrant
young leaders the world so desperately needs. Steve’s Camp has accepted all students that have applied from Urban Assembly schools and have a few additional spots available.

Camp Schedule

Ø Rising 9th & 10th grade boys: June 30th-July 11

Ø New 10th grade & 11th grade boys: July 13-25

Ø Rising 9th & 10th grade girls: July 30-August 10th

Ø New 10th grade & 11th grade girls: August 12-23

If you are interested in learning more about the program and would like to recommend your students, please contact Evelyn Alvarez


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 click here :


The Science of Cooking for Teens   Various Dates

Discover how curiosity creates the cook! Calling all teens for a week of mad-delicious food experiments and cooking! For five fascinating and fun-filled days, teens will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with their peers and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor. All week we’ll engage teens in essential fundamentals such as basic knife skills, following a recipe, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. But best of all, we’ll get into the scientific details of cooking: the importance of specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times, and wild ideas such as how yeast reacts to sugar and warmth or how oil and eggs emulsify and why.

Along the way, teens will learn the science behind creating great food they’ll love to eat and share with family and friends. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days. Share your love of cooking with teens by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they’ll never forget. At the end of camp, each teen chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made and their own Sur La Table apron. Teens age 13-17 are welcome to join. Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments. The cost of the series is $250.00. Please visit the website for more information:

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.


Japan Foundation/Nippon Club 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:


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 

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


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!
Open Registration Meeting: June 14, 2013 5:30pm

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.


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

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


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


Trailblazers Camp for Ages 7-17 and Under One Sky Leadership Program for Teens
Deadline: Rolling while space is available. UA scholarships offered as long as 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 theenvironment 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 

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. 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 and family: $250 Trailblazer’s scholarship: $1000


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<>.

---------------------------------------------- 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!


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!

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