Monday, June 17, 2013

School News 6/17-21


  • To Deandre King for acceptance into the NYC Generation Tech program for this summer and into the Fall
  • To our students completing First Aid/CPR/AED Certification from the American Red Cross:  Oumy Badiane, Ariel Brown, Alyssa Koutellos, Dorothy Slater, Davian JefferyDavid, Russell Goeller, Nelson Santiago, Tiffany Viera, Kayle Tan, and Alek Cruz
  • To Malik Shaw and Hendrix Kiflom for making final round of Triskeles interviews and being placed into sustainable companies this summer
  • To Bernard Cotaj for referral to the NJROTC Leadership Academy in Rhode Island this summer

This Week at UAG

Mon, June 17:  American Red Cross Certification Training (waitlist), 9am-5pm, Rm 743

Tues, June 18:  
  • Chemistry Regents at 9:15am (arrive at 8am for breakfast)
  • FREE Outdoor Screening, 8pm @ 2nd Ave & E 47th St New York, NY 10017 (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza):  The Central Park Five

Wed, June 19:  

  • Geometry Regents at 9:15am (arrive at 8am for breakfast)
  • UAG PA Meeting, 6-7pm (incl. Summer Placement Counseling w/Mr. White!)

Friday, June 21:  
  • 9th Grade Six Flags Trip, 7am Departure from UAG! 7pm Return
  • 10th Grade Sophomore College Tour Meeting at 11am, Rm 750
Sun, June 23:  

  • CoderDojo at the Flatiron School, 1-4pm at 33 W 26th St # 2.  Register here: 
  • New York Conference on Bullying Prevention, 9am-4pm, CUNY Grad Center at 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.  Free registration at

Student Opportunities

Fencing with the Peter Westbrook Foundation ( - Register to join this free, elite fencing/academic support program NOW if you are wait listed, and after July 1 if you are a new applicant.  Classes held at 229 W. 28th Street, between 7th and 8th AveSaturdays: 9 am—12pm.

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

Be a Junior Explainer at Iridescent Learning on 890 Garrison Ave - Banknote Building – our door is near the big red chimney (across the street from McDonalds), Hunts Point, Bronx 10474. Work with our summer camp students, helping them with design challenges and accompanying them on trips as well. The camp dates for Explainers are June 24th through July 19th, then a week break, then again July 29th through August 16th. Camp runs 5 days a week 9am–4pm. Interviews on Wed/Thurs June 19-20!  Missing a day or two in the middle of camp wouldn't be a deal breaker but a necessary extended absence would probably throw things off too much, so make sure schedules would work before we have interview. Contact to schedule an interview time, and say you are from UA Gateway!


Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Learning Program with American Express.  Limited spots available for 2013-14 for rising sophomores (current 9th graders).  Email Ms. Hogarty for an application at  Program meets every other week, and participants receive corporate mentors, go on trips, and learn important job skills.  Resume builder/Networking opportunity.


High 5 Tickets to the Arts Teen Internships
Apply Now!

As part of the educational mission of ArtsConnection, we provide comprehensive internships for teens and adults seeking professional and educational experience in the areas of Marketing and Development, and Teen Programs/Youth Development. If you are a teen, undergraduate/graduate student, recent graduate or early career professional, you are welcome to apply for this program. We seek applicants who demonstrate an enthusiastic interest in the arts education field and a desire to learn and grow. Visit for all the info about this exciting opportunity! 

National Hispanic Environmental Council Summer Institute
Apply Now! 

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


Bronx River Art Center Teen Project Studio and Summer Arts Classes

Teen Project Studio is an intensive art program taught by professional artists

Apply in person at our headquarters or fill out Online Application Form

Program meets: Mondays - Thursdays, 2 - 5 pm, July 8 - August 9

*FREE by Application Only.

This is an intensive, five-week, digital arts program for high school youth ages 14 - 18. Students will meet three afternoons a week from 2 - 5 PM, plus one day per week for independent study and field trips. Are you interested in building skills in digital design, model-making and 3D printing? Do you want to collaborate with professional artists and experts in current design fields? You can make a difference in your neighborhood by learning about our local history and environmental issues while providing our public spaces with artistic amenities.

Programming includes:

*Hands-on workshops learning digital design skills in our state-of-the-art

computer labs

*Building environmentally friendly scale-models and life-sized proto-types of

chairs and benches for our West Farms public spaces and parklands.

*Study our communities' history, ecology and natural resources.

Bronx River Art Center also has classes for youth ages 5-19 in Ceramics, Drawing / Painting, Digital Photography, Cartooning, Creative Drawing, Animation. For full schedule and online registration visit: our website. Or register in person at:

BRAC's Headquarters

2064 Boston Road, (at 179th St) Bronx, NY 10460

Young Rewired State (YRS) New York City June 29th and 30th 
Young Rewired State, Museum of the Moving Image and Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network (Hive NYC) host a free coding event for young people ages 18 and under who have basic coding skills and an interest in design and civic engagement. Participants work with programmers, developers, and other mentors on a design challenge to use open data to build working digital prototypes that solve real-world problems for NYC. The event aims to help youth cultivate the computational literacy skills necessary for college and career readiness, while also providing a platform for them to engage, interpret, and create with open government data. Interested youth must register online for the event, which is held at the Museum of the Moving Image, from 10:00am-7:00pm each day.


Metropolitan Museum of Art High School Internship Program
Deadline: September 18th

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s High School Internship Program offers paid internships to students in grades 11 and 12 at a NYC Department of Education high school that receives Title I funding during the 2013-14 school year. (Check with a school administrator to find out if your school qualifies.) You’re get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, curatorial, and other museum occupations. You’ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments – valuable experiences to build your resume. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply – just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!

When: The program meets October 23rd through January 17th, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00-6:00pm (no sessions November 25th-29th or December 19th-January 7th), with additional sessions on Saturday, November 2nd and Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Interns must commit to attending all sessions of the internship program. Upon successful completion of the program, interns will receive a $500 stipend.

Eligibility Requirements:

 You must be enrolled for the 2013-14 school year as a junior or senior at a NYC Department of Education high school that receives Title I funding.

 You must be able to attend all sessions of the program.

 You must have the consent of a parent/guardian to apply for this program.

 This is a very competitive program; only 20 positions are available.

Applications are due by September 18th. More information about this program, including application instructions, is available by clicking here:


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience in the areas of gardening, working in an office, maintaining green spaces, and making a difference in our city. There are many ways to volunteer, and various agencies have volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, visit the website of NYC service; Prospect Park Volunteer Corps; New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; or New York Cares at

Free SAT Practice Test Event 
June 22nd at 3:00 PM

Our free practice test is essential to your son or daughter performing well on Test Day. Our quiet offices are the ideal places to experience full-length mock testing in a strictly proctored, classroom setting. Your son or daughter will get detailed and rapid feedback about their performance with a score report that is e-mailed out just a few days after your child finishes the test. Our mock testing program is also open to students who are not working with one of our tutors, so bring your friends! Our SAT free prep class is a great way to figure out if Esoteric Academic Solutions (EAS) course is for your son or daughter. They will go through sample problems with one of our expert

instructors, and see how the course can help your son or daughter prepare now and score higher later. Attending an EAS SAT free event is a great way for you to see our instructors in action and get a head start on success in college admissions. Here’s what’s included:

 18-30 hours of strategic prep classes that covering each section of the SAT Exam subject areas: English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing

 2 diagnostic tests (pre-test and post-test)

 Personalized score reports detailing strengths and weaknesses

 A customized study plan designed especially for your child’s needs

 Personalized attention from an experienced and professional SAT tutor

 2 timed, monitored practice test sessions plus a review session for each test

 Homework, including 3 SAT practice exams designed to focus on your problem areas

 Comprehensive study materials including 5 official practice SAT tests

 Free SAT Flashcards

 Free Test-Taking Workshop which will be the last Sunday before the exam that includes mastering Time Management, Stress Management, Memory & Concentration

 All materials included and provided

 1:4 ratio between test prep professionals and students

 Your choice of meeting places — your home or any convenient library location

 Satisfaction guaranteed
This event takes place at 6 EAST 16 STREET, New York, NY. To sign up, please register at


College Now @ York College Summer Art Program
Apply Now

Color is all around us, but have you ever thought about why we perceive it as we do or how it affects our everyday life? Find out in a college-level Visual Design course on color. Then, apply your new skills to creating art pieces in the afternoon sculpture course based on the program’s yearly theme.

When: July 8th through July 15th; Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-2:45pm

Eligibility Requirements:

 Be a NYC public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2013

 Have a minimum score of 75 on the English Regents (ELA) exam OR 480 on the SAT verbal/critical reading section

 Demonstrate talent in drawing or painting

 Students coming from York College’s partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

Cost: This is a FREE program. Up to 6 college credits will be awarded upon successful completion. Metrocards and lunch vouchers are provided. Please click here for more information:


All-American High School Film Festival
Submission Deadline: August 2nd

Attention all high school students: the All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) wants to showcase your films on the big screen. Aspiring high school students can submit short films to the Festival in a variety of genres, including drama/narrative, comedy, documentary, sports narrative or documentary, animation, music video, experimental, scholastic book trailer, Made in NY and public service announcements. A panel of judges, comprised of industry professionals, will determine the winner of each category. All winning filmmakers will be flown to NYC to see their film screened in front of a live audience. All award winners and finalists will be notified via email on September 2nd. There is a $25 submission fee for entries submitted after June 14th. For more information, please visit


High 5 Tickets to the Arts

High 5 Tickets to the Arts gives teens exclusive access to New York City’s thriving arts scene for just $5! Through the generosity of over 300 arts organizations in NYC, High 5 offers $5 tickets to events ranging from dance to music to theater and the visual arts—we've got a taste of everything for everyone! But High 5’s got more than just $5 tickets.

Who can buy High 5 tickets?

Through High 5, $5 tickets (displayed on our newsletter and website) can be purchased by:

 Teens aged 13-18

 Students enrolled in grades 6-12

 Parents/accompanying adults of teens

Please Note: Every eligible High 5 teen is allowed 1 non-teen (adult or child) at the same $5 discount price. There can never be more adults than teens in a group.

Questions? Call 212-453-9462 or check out our website: 


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 :

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. 


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).

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.


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


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


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:

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.
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:


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

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


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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