Monday, September 16, 2013

School News: Sep 16 - Sep 22


To students who jumpstarted the UAG YouTube channel, working with 700gfilms to film the Intro to the Series in an all-day film shoot on Friday, Sep 13!  Stay tuned to learn more about how YOU can get involved, and sign up with Media Crew to reserve a film slot (Talk to Ms. Castillo or Mr. Canepa).

This week at UAG

Monday, Sep 16, PSAL Softball Team Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm in Rm 328 w/Mr. Mallory

Tue, Sep 17, Lunch in Rm 721:  Information Session for NYPL Training for Credit + Paid Internship to serve as Literacy Coach to First/Second Graders - Don't miss!  11th Graders only for this full-year program.  Learn more and apply at this Information Session.

Wed, Sep 18, 2:30-3pm in 6th Fl Library  Returning Big Brothers and Big Brothers American Express Meeting - don't miss!   Right before Club Fair.

Wed, Sep 18, 3-4pm in 6th Fl Library:  UAG Club and Enrichment Fair - learn about amazing opportunities for 2013-14 School Year with:
  • Cooking Club,
  • Anime Club
  • Drama Club 
  • Fashion Illustration Club
  • Gamer Haven, 
  • Girl Zone, 
  • Intramural Sports, 
  • Martial Arts, 
  • Media Crew, 
  • Men of Strength, 
  • Mouse Squad (Advanced and Beginner), 
  • Programming Club, 
  • PSAL Team, 
  • Robotics, 
  • ROTC, 
  • Running Club, 
  • Stoked, 
  • The Moth, 
  • UA Futsal/SoccerTournament
  • Upward Bound
  • SEO Scholars
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC
  • International Center for Photography
  • Explorers NYC
  • Smack Mellon and more!
Thurs and Fri, Sep 19 & 20th, 3-4pm UA Futsal Invitational Tryouts!  The 2nd Annual futsal-style soccer tournament pits UA schools against each other for competitive play at the Seward Park Field on Tue/Thurs.  Permission slips, physical forms, and schedule in main office.

Sat and Sun, Sep 21-22: Work at the Maker Faire! Maker Corps Training Program
What is the Maker Movement? Join us on a journey to learn about the Maker Movement and use what you learn onsite at Maker Faire. We will provide a course structure to develop insight and new skills that you will be able to apply on site at Maker Faire. For no cost but your time, you will be able to join us onsite and experience the joy of the Maker Movement.

From the founder of the Maker Movement, Dale Dougherty:

“Makers start with that simple idea to do something, which is why we call it DIY, but soon they find out that there are lots of people like you out there. When you find others, you have a community and that community offers a place to show your work, trade tools and swap ideas, and just have fun. And this isn’t just for some people, or just people who like air cannons.”

Help us make the world a better place by learning more about the Maker Movement!

Time Commitments
You will need to complete the online training modules learning about the Maker Movement and Maker Faire Training. Then for your onsite experience, schedule in 4-hour blocks of time and we request that you will be available for at least one 4-hour block. Of course, our hope is that you will enjoy working with us at Maker Faire and want to participate throughout the weekend. We’re happy to work with you on your schedule in terms of breaks and time off to experience Maker Faire on your own.

Onsite Departments
•Set Up Staff — Maker check-in and load-in
•MAKE Activity Area — support with keeping the area fun and safe
•Maker Shed (Bookstore) Assistants — General set-up and basic assembly of materials distributed and sold in the bookstore.
•Information Booth — Answer questions from the public regarding the attractions and their locations.
•Make, Reuse & Recycle Coordinator — Monitor recycling stations throughout the Faire and educate Faire goers about proper disposal.
•Maker Check-In Attendants — Assist Makers with check in, welcome packages and directing them to their location.
•Maker Assistants — Help as needed with breaks and whatever they may need in the way of assistance to help showcase their project.
•Crafter Assistants — Help as needed with breaks and whatever they may need in the way of assistance to help showcase their project.
•General Runners — Task related assignments directed by the Show Office.
•Crowd Control & Traffic Directional — Help monitor traffic flow and give directions.
•Safety Waiver Stations — Assist with acquiring signatures on waivers and distributing wristbands.
•General – I’m flexible and willing to do ANYTHING you need!

Perks for Certificates of at least 4 hours or more:
•Maker Faire T-shirt
•Day Pass to Maker Faire

Perks for Certificates of at least 8 hours or more:
•Maker Faire T-shirt
•Weekend pass to Maker Faire
•How to be a member of Maker Corps at Maker Faire

Brooklyn Book Festival September 22, 2013 

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival's lively literary marketplace. The Brooklyn Book Festival will take place from 10am-6pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201.

Student Opportunities

Saturday, Sep 28, 1-4pm

Join us and program music with Overtone!

We will be learning how to make simple notes, chords, and progressions as we try to reinvent old tunes and create some of our own!

We will be having our next session on Saturday, September 28th, from 1-4pm.

Sign-Up & Details:

When: Saturday, September 28th, from 1-4pm


The Beam Center

47 Bergen St

Brooklyn, NY 11233

Contact: [Ehtesh Choudhury](+1-816-348-3746), [Ricky Cheng](+1-347-987-0639)


Tutor for TEP Charter School
Deadline: Accepting students on a first come, first serve basis
TEP is actively seeking outstanding middle school math and reading tutors to work with a carefully selected group of our 5th through 8th grade students. All tutoring happens at TEP, Monday-Thursday, from 4-5PM, and we provide necessary training, materials, and ongoing support. We pay tutors $15/hour (although we also accept volunteers).

We are looking to recruit exceptional individuals who can commit 2 days per week and who can model strong work habits, thoughtful conduct, and academic success. Contact to apply.

Hartley House/Success Academy Afterschool Staff

Deadline: Program Starting Now!
Apply to work with our new elementary school neighbors of the cute variety downstairs with Hartley House by applying to be an assistant counselor with their after school program. Commit to 2 days/week, 3:15-6pm and chaperone the little ones with Hartley House staff from our campus to 413 West 46th Street where you can help support activities and tutoring. Email Afterschool Coordinator Courtney Cooke at for an interview and application.

Paid Internships for High School Students at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Contact: Betsy Gibbons The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid internships to students in grade 11 or 12 at a New York City high school that receives Title I funds. Interns will get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, exhibition design, and more. They’ll also develop professional skills, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments. Students don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge to apply – just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art! For more information email:

NY Exploring Programs

(Rolling Deadlines)
Consolidated Edison 9-27 (trades and engineering)
Denihan Hospitality Group 9-18 (hospitality and tourism)
CUNY TV NEW! 10-1 (TV production, lighting and set design)
Tishman Construction 10-1 (engineering and architecture)
Structuretone 10-2 (engineering, architecture and construction management)
American Management Association 10-3 (resume writing and career readiness)
Citi Personal Wealth Management 10-8 (business, banking and accounting)
Harlem Hospital NEW! 10-10 (health care careers)
The Queens District Attorney 10-16 (law and civil service)
Primeview NEW! 10-23 (technology, design, marketing and sales)

West Side YMCA Teen Tech Crew Deadline: September 24th
The West Side YMCA Teen Tech Crew provides high school teens the opportunity to develop skills in the various professions of technical theater production (lighting, set-design and construction, props, costumes, and sound design) in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA located at 5 West 63rd Street; New York, NY 10023. The program runs from October — April and takes place on Tuesdays from 4:30pm—6:30pm. Students ages 15-17 are eligible to apply. Contact Steven Mcintosh at or call 212-912-2633. For an application, click here:

CAT Youth Theater
Deadline: Rolling until all spots are filled

Description: The Creative Arts Team Youth Theatre is divided into three companies: the Youth Theatre (high school), the Junior Youth Theatre (middle school), and the Ensemble (a training and performing company of former Youth Theatre members aged 18-25). Each company consists of members from the five boroughs of New York City, who meet weekly, after school, from September through May to explore their ideas and creativity and to build their skills through theatre games and exercises, improvisations and scene work, rehearsal, critical reflection and group discussion. There is no audition: students are admitted on a first- come first-served basis. New members are admitted each semester. Under the dynamic facilitation and direction of CAT's staff of theatre professionals, the Youth Theatre companies create and perform a number of shows each year. These many and varied experiences broaden students' horizons, help them to develop a wide range of personal and interpersonal skills, and offer them powerful experience of building, and being part of, a special community.

Program Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 2013 through May 2014.

Cost: Stipend

Application Available: June 25, 2013

Figure Skating in Harlem Website:
Description: Figure Skating in Harlem asks students to make a commitment to themselves and the program. Girls who participate in FSH sign a Skater's Contract and are responsible for maintaining at least a B average in school. The organization has two core components which are our off-ice education and character development classes and on-ice skating instruction and performance. Equipped with proper skating equipment and team attire and supported by a staff of more than 35 educators and skating instructors, students attend FSH a minimum of six hours per week throughout the school year. Some students attend additional weekend sessions and modified spring and summer programs.
Cost: Varies depending on program enrollment. Scholarships are available and no student is turned away.

TADA Youth Theater: Ensemble Program Deadline: Acceptance is based on audition. Auditions are by appointment only starting early September.
Description: TADA!'s mission is to offer any NYC child, with an interest or talent in theater, the opportunity to partake in professionally directed productions, staged readings, in-school/after-school arts education programs, and classes. TADA! kids develop their imagination, talent, self-esteem, concentration, discipline, teamwork, public speaking ability and vocabulary in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble Program is made up of children and youth ages 8-18, who come together from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds to create a joyful theater experience through main stage productions and new play development. The Ensemble nurtures musical theater talents, fosters positive youth development and self-esteem, offers community service opportunities and supports academic achievement, as well as college and career preparation. Program Activities include: Free Audition Preparation Assistance for High School, College, or Professional Companies, Free Tickets to Broadway, Off- Broadway, and Other New York Shows, Industry Panels and Guest Artists, College Assistance, Mentoring, Performance Opportunities.
Program Dates: Wednesdays through Fridays after school (4-7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday afternoons (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). The majority of our winter & spring performances are on Friday evenings and during the weekend. In the summer, performances take place during the week.
Cost: Free
Application Available: See website.

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Ushers Program Deadline: Rolling until filled.
Description: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema, seeks friendly, polite and enthusiastic people to work part-time as Theater Ushers for main stage performances. Ushers help theater-goers to their seats, hand out programs, and answer questions. No experience is necessary; just be friendly and polite. The pay is $30 per performance. Program Dates: Based on performance schedule and need.
Cost: Stipend
Application Available: Currently closed. Check back for live application.

Pratt Institute: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)Deadline: Rolling until spots are filled.
Description: The Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a design program for NYC public high school students offered by Pratt Institute. It provides students with a supportive and professional environment to explore the field of design. These after school classes include field trips, guest speakers from the NYC design community, portfolio development, and an end of year exhibit of your work. Each class explores design from a local perspective - as a means of problem solving and change within one's community. Classes are offered in textile/fashion, digital design, and product design. DICE students come from selected local high schools and are recommended by their art teachers or school administrators. Students are encouraged to participate yearlong, and new students are welcome to join in the spring. Program Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30.
Cost: Free
Application Available: E-Mail for registration form.

American Museum of Natural HistoryWebsite:

The After School Program (ASP) offers courses to New York City high school students interested in the sciences. There are courses in anthropology, astrophysics, earth science, genetics, biodiversity, and more. Each course makes use of the Museum's unique resources through hall visits, lab and collections tours, talks and lectures by scientists, and hands-on activities. ASP offers multiple sessions throughout the school year. Each session is six weeks long, and courses meet once or twice a week from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.
The deadline for students to submit applications for Session 1 is currently September 1st (but check for openings after!)
The deadline for students to submit applications for Session 2 is currently October 8th.
For more information about the program, the course list, and the online application please click the link below.

CodeNow Computer Programming Training Program Deadline: September 20th CodeNow is a nonprofit offering free extracurricular training to high school students who are interested in computer programming. CodeNow makes learning about technology awesome with our hands-on, project-based approach to programming.

Who: NYC high school students grades 9-12. Students should qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Female students are given priority but male students should also apply.

When: October 5th & 6th, October 19th & 20th, and October 26th & 27th. *All dates required! The next session starts on Saturday, October 5th. Program is a total of 6 full day sessions and meets on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where: Downtown Manhattan at Tech companies.

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm. Free lunch and snacks included! Students are also provided with subway passes.

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 an 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 receive a free laptop. This can be earned 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!

To apply go to:

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to apply for competitive summer fellowships interning at NYC-based tech companies for which they are paid a weekly stipend. For more information contact Jaclyn Jimenez at or 516.659.2292.

Pratt Institute: Saturday Art School
Deadline: September 3–20 (or until classes are filled)
Website: _art_school/
Description: Since 1897, Pratt Institute’s Saturday Art School has been offering a broad range of classes for children, adolescents, pre-schoolers, and adults. Saturday Art School students are encouraged to explore a variety of media, techniques, and approaches. This program continues to validate our belief that it is never too early or too late for children and adults to develop their potential as creative individuals. Saturday Art School is a teaching laboratory; most classes are taught by education students who are supervised by Pratt faculty. Classes include: drawing, painting and printmaking, digital art, puppetry, sculpture, ceramics, and more. For more information and registration forms, please visit our website at
Program Dates: October 5th – December 14th, 2013
Cost: $180 per class, $120 per additional sibling per class. Scholarships available.

Boy’s Club of New York: Make it Happen College Access Program Deadline: September 10, 2013
Description: Make it Happen! is an evidence-based college access and success program that supports participants to aspire to attend a college or career school, and offers them the tools to become strong candidates for admission and graduation. By creating and maintaining a portfolio of ―future-mapping‖ activities, participants envision, research, plan for, and work towards their goals. The curriculum is divided into three stages: Ready, focused on knowledge, aspirations and goal-setting; Set, building on earlier work and identified needs to support academic achievement, secure letters of recommendation, make a short list of schools and create a financing strategy; and Go, offering guidance through the application and financial aid processes—and beyond, to support alumni in post-secondary programs.
Program Dates: Program starts September 19, 2013
Cost: Free after becoming a member ($5 annual membership fee)

ICP Teen Academy Imagemakers
Description: Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This yearlong, weekly program provides students with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college-prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP's facilities. The curriculum provides in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, fashion, and studio work. All aspects of the curriculum are intended to encourage and inspire the students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist's statement and resume, and are honored in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college or in their future.
Program Dates: Mondays through September 30, 2013–June 9, 2014, 4–6:30 pm and Wednesdays through October 2, 2013–June 12, 2014 | Wednesdays, 4–6:30 pm
Cost: $2, 295 - scholarships available.

High 5: Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) ProgramDeadline: Mid September
Description: Love to write? Interested in seeing NYC arts performances of every kind, learning from a professional arts critic and meeting world class artists - all for FREE? High 5's Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program gives select sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to attend cutting edge theater, music events, dance performances, museums and a host of art galleries with a group of like-minded peers (read: open, adventurous, motivated) from all over NYC and NJ. Learn the art of discussion, experience the thrill of publication and master the ins and outs of the NYC subway system, all while improving your writing skills and tapping into all the arts NYC has to offer. Students choose subject. Program Dates: TBD, nine-week sessions
Cost: Free
Application Available: TBD

Citizens' Committee for Children: Youth Action NYC Community Leadership CourseDeadline: September 15, 2013 or until filled
Description: The YouthAction NYC Community Leadership Course (YCLC) is offered to youth interested in affecting positive change in their communities and becoming empowered advocates for children, youth, and families. CCC's YouthAction NYC engages youth in learning the value of civic participation by practicing skills such as public speaking, written communication, and effective critical debate. Students attend weekly afternoon sessions for 10 weeks. Program activities include street polling, interviews with influential elected officials and community leaders, and visits to important community organizations. The process culminates with participants formulating policy recommendations and presenting them to community members and policy makers.
Program Dates: Fall Semester
Cost: Free w/ Stipend

NYU High School Law InstituteDeadline: Mid September
Description: The program which is run and taught by NYU and Columbia law students is designed to introduce New York City area high school students to the basics of American law as well as to introduce students to many law-related careers. The weekly program runs from October to April. Students will come to one of the law schools each Saturday and participate in hands-on classes in criminal and constitutional law as well as a class in which students will prepare to argue a mock trial at the end of the year. Additionally, one Saturday will be a "college day" geared toward answering students' and parents' questions about selecting and applying to college.
Program Dates: TBD
Cost: Free
Application Available: E-mail for application instructions.

Cooper Union: Portfolio Preparation ClassDeadline: Mid September
Description: High school seniors (12th grade) are eligible for the Portfolio Preparation Class. This year-long (2 semester) studio course is designed to prepare for admission to Art and Architecture colleges. High school seniors interested in applying to the Portfolio Preparation Class must attend an informal work review on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 41 Cooper Square (corner of 7th Street and 3rd Ave.)
Program Dates: Mid – Late October
Cost: Free
Application Available: TBD

Cooper Union: Saturday Program Deadline: September 17th
Description: Each year over 200 NYC public high school students enroll in Saturday Program for classes in: Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Sound Composition, Architecture and Portfolio Preparation. Courses run Saturdays, 10am-5pm for 2 semesters, October through April and are held at the Cooper Union College. All classes combine 'hands on' studio work (with free classroom supplies included) also creative writing workshops and field trips to cultural sites.
Program Dates: Courses meet Saturdays, during October through December from 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

Macho: The Youth Leadership Program (YLP)Deadline: Mid to late September
Description: The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is an anti-oppressive community program that harnesses the shared power of youth leaders and youth allies to organize around health justice in East Harlem. Through experiential workshops, youth-driven projects, campaigns, and events, we support youth in taking action on community health topics they are passionate about. YLP is part of Motivating Action through Community Health Outreach (MAChO), a volunteer organization based out of Weill Cornell Medical College's Community Service Office. Program Dates: Academic year
Cost: Free
Application Available: June 24, 2013 via email:

MET Museum Internship ProgramDeadline: September 18, 2013 by 5:00pm
Description: Seniors attending New York City high schools are welcome to apply for a paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Interns work behind the scenes, meet members of the Museum staff, and participate in gallery, studio, and Museum learning projects designed to broaden their understanding of the Museum and to deepen their knowledge of art. Please visit the website for more information.
Program Dates: The program meets October 23, 2013–January 17, 2014, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (no sessions November 25–29 or December 19–January 7), with additional sessions Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Cost: Stipend

Whitney Museum: Youth Insights Artists or Writers Programs Deadline: September 18th
Description: Youth Insights is a semester or year-long program for NYC High School Students at the Whitney Museum of American Art that deepens understanding through artistic experiences. The program is devoted to collaborative work with peers and artists, an engagement with the creative process, community service, and nurturing a culture of critical thinking. While we will explore art history and art-making, no prior knowledge of either is necessary. Over the year, 16 high school students work to engage diverse audiences in thinking about and making art.
Program Dates: One semester. YI Writers meet on Tuesday afternoons from 4–6:30 pm; YI Artists meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4–6:30 pm.
Cost: Free

Urban Word NYC: FALL Afterschool Writing Workshops 2013
Apply Now!
UrbanWord NYC offers free afterschool writing workshops for teens at its Manhattan location 242 W. 27th Street between 7th and 8th avenues.

1: Women Reborn - DJ Reborn

Tuesdays, September 17th to December 10th, 4:30-6:30PM- In this workshop, critical artistic skills- turntabling, close reading, lyric analysis, collage building and creative writing-become the doorway to discovering women's contribution to these mediums and our world. Acclaimed Udub veteran, DJ Reborn facilitates this workshop for teen WOMEN.

2: Emotional Historians- Jon Sands

Wednesdays, September 18th to December 11th, 4:30-6:30PM- When our life experience suggests that celebration comes laced with melancholy, and joy is a border that surrounds sorrow; how can we construct poems that acknowledge a complicated and dynamic world? How do we avoid writing and performances that transform us into caricatures? How can we guide our readers into what it feels like to be us, alive in 2013? In this workshop, we will explore and produce poetry that reveals a full spectrum of human emotion. Bring a notebook, pen, and a sense of adventure, as we take our art to the edge of the universe, and bring back proof that we've been there.

3: New Skool Journalism- Sophia "Black Artemis" Quintero

Thursdays, September 19th to December 12th, 4:30-6:30pm- Taught by award-winning novelist Sofia Quintero aka Black Artemis, "New Skool" Journalism takes the term, "Word on the Street" to the next level. Public Enemy's Chuck D once called hip-hop "the CNN of the ghetto." Become a "Dub reporter" and take your writing to new depths and get a shot at getting published in this no-holds-barred workshop series. Journalism needs a remix so join our community of DJ correspondents as we learn innovative techniques for telling your uncensored story. Inspiring examples from the masters and a supportive environment guaranteed.

4: Creatively College Bound - Erica Fabri

Fridays, September 20th to December 13th, 4:30-6:30pm- This program is geared towards HS juniors & seniors who want their creative critical voice to soar over the tedium of the college application process. Using spoken word and hip-hop as inspiration, we will write high-quality college application essays and explore numerous scholarship opportunities. This workshop will put you on track to get into college, and to GET MONEY!

To sign up, e-mail with your: First Name, Last Name, E-mail Address, Phone Number, Age, Date of Birth, Borough, and Workshop of Interest.

Whitney Museum: Youth Insights LEADERS ProgramDeadline: Early – Mid September
Description: Graduates of the Youth Insights Artists and Writers programs are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. YI Leaders is an opportunity to gain experience working in a museum education department and to serve as an ambassador to your community. Applicants should be prepared to work 3–10 hours per week. YI Leaders: Organize public programs and events for other teens from around the city, from artist’s talks to hands-on workshops; Learn to develop and lead interactive tours of the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions; Assist educators in the Whitney’s Family and Community education programs; Develop online interpretive materials and maintain the Whitney’s teen blog.
Program Dates: Monday afternoons, 4–6 pm, some additional Friday and Saturday sessions
Cost: Free

New York Association of Black Journalists: First Take NYCDeadline: Friday September 20, 2013
Description: The New York Association of Black Journalists’ ―First Take‖ Program is for talented high school students from the New York City area with a strong interest in ―multiplatform journalism‖ which means writing & reporting for newspapers and websites, shooting & editing photo and video for the web and television, plus producing packages for broadcast and webcasts. Instructors include journalists from The Associated Press, The New York Times, and WABC-TV and more. Students get hands-on experience with equipment, websites, and a television studio. Students will also visit a working newsroom and learn from guest speakers at the top of their craft. Students who graduate from the program will be presented with a certificate during a brunch ceremony attended by mentors and family members, and receive a copy of their work. The workshop is held every fall, every Saturday during October through mid-November from 9am to 4pm at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University.
Program Dates: Every Saturday starting September 28th through November 17th from 9am to 4pm Application Available: June 25, 2013

New York Botanical Garden: Fall Explainer Program Deadline: September 21, 2013 - applications are due before midnight. Open house at 2:00p.m.
Description: This opportunity allows teenagers to explore plants, nature, and science through mentoring and working with children in the Botanical Gardens. Explainers facilitate experiences with nature and plant science for children and families. Using seasonal lessons and explorations of the garden, Explainers prepare children to use their senses as tools for exploring the garden. Explainers rotate through activity stations that are located both outside in the garden and inside the Discovery Center. They commit to a minimum of 125 training and volunteer hours.
Program Dates: During the fall semester, Explainers volunteer on weekends and optional school holidays. Weekend shifts last 4.5 hours in either the morning or afternoon.
Cost: Free

Fashion Institute of Technology - Precollege Summer/Saturday/Sunday Live ProgramDeadline: September 21st
New York City high school aged residents enrolled in a NYC DOE high school may be eligible for a financial assistance scholarship. This partial scholarship covers $250 (the total cost of one course is $308). Scholarship recipients are responsible for the remaining $58 balance and any supplies required for the class (most courses require supplies that students must purchase. The estimated cost of supplies should not exceed $50, except for Introduction to Photography with an estimated cost of supplies at $130.)

We will be selecting recipients based on the criteria below. The deadline to submit for the Fall Saturday/Sunday Live 2013 semester is September 21, 2013.
Scholarship Requirements, to be completed by the student applicant and faxed to 212.217.7964:
1. Precollege Summer/Saturday/Sunday Live application

2. An official copy of your high school transcript (to be attached to the fax form)
3. An essay discussing the importance of Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live to your college and career aspirations (to be attached to the fax form)
4. A recommendation letter from one of your teachers describing your dedication and character (to be attached to the fax form)
5. A document indicating your need for financial assistance. This may be a letter on school letterhead indication your participation in a free-lunch program, financial assistance program, or other government or organizational support program (to be attached to the fax form)
Award recipients will be notified by email.

The Possibility ProjectDeadline: Need to audition for acceptance. Auditions will be held Sept. 21, Sept. 28, and Oct. 5th
Description: The Possibility Project brings together vastly diverse groups of teenagers who meet weekly for a year. Through a combination of issue-oriented discussions, trainings in diversity, conflict resolution, leadership and community activism, instruction in the full range of performing arts, and the creation of scenes and writing, the youth cast writes, produces and performs an original musical based on their lives and their ideas for change. In addition, they design and lead community action projects on issues of concern to them in order to take their creative vision for change into the world. Through the program, our young people develop skills in cross-cultural understanding, non-violent conflict resolution, leadership, community responsibility, self-efficacy, and the performing arts and achieve academic advancement. Our aim is to increase the confidence and independence of teenagers as they move into adulthood, and to create the next generation of creative leadership that is capable of unifying our diverse populations to resolve the most pressing social issues that we face.
Program Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays in the after-school hours from October through June
Cost: Free
Application Available: TBD

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Arts & JusticeDeadline: September 24th
Description: Arts & Justice is a unique interdisciplinary visual and performing arts program that encourages students to develop their artistic, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills in examining issues related to social justice in their communities. Students can choose to participate in one of two parallel tracks taught by master instructors: theater, which explores the fundamentals of writing and performing for the stage; and visual Arts, which offers instruction in the fine arts and creation of visual works for public exhibition as a positive, community-centered outlet. Students attend live performances and visit art galleries and both tracks will culminate in an informal performance and exhibition in December.
Program Dates: TBD
Cost: Free

DYCD: In School Youth ProgramDeadline: September 30, 2013
Description: The In School Youth Employment program provides year round services for at risk high school juniors and seniors who come from low income households. The goals of the ISY program are to ensure that participants graduate from high school, pursue college education, and develop career goals. The Program includes guidance and counseling services, paid internship opportunities and involvement in the Summer Work Program, tutoring, college preparation and out-of-city college trips, project-based leadership activities, sports, arts, technology and recreation activities.
Program Dates: Academic Year
Cost: Stipend
Application Available: September 1, 2013

Noguchi Museum: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)Deadline: September 30th
Description: The Noguchi Museum offers up to 15 high school students a school-year-long internship as members of The Museum's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB interns learn about the Museum, gain an understanding of the different departments and concerns of an art museum, plan programs for other teens, create collaborative projects, and advise the Museum staff on teen-related matters.
Program Dates: Mid October through late May - meets every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Cost: Free

MCC Theater: Youth CompanyDeadline: Late September - Early October
Description: The MCC Theater Youth Company is a free, after-school program for NYC high school students interested in developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. Within a creative, challenging, and supportive environment, teenagers from all five boroughs participate in weekly workshops (Labs) led by professional theater artists. Students work together to create and perform original work. The Youth Company is split into two distinct groups: the Acting Lab and the Playwriting Lab. Acting Lab students meet Tuesdays with professional director Stephen DiMenna to develop skills in voice, movement, monologue and dialogue, culminating with the annual spring production. Playwriting Lab students meet Mondays with professional playwright Lucy Thurber to develop skills in dramatic writing. In the fall, students collaboratively write a play which is performed by Acting Lab members in February. In the spring, students write individual short plays, the best of which are produced by professional actors and directors in August during The FreshPlay Festival. In order to enroll, students must attend a mandatory two-part orientation in late September/early October.
Program Dates: TBD
Cost: Free

Sadie Nash Leadership Project: Leadership InstituteDeadline: Late September
Description: Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The Program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents of change in their world. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective. Leadership Institute is a program at SNLP where young women can take classes in leadership development and skill building. Program Dates: October through May
Cost: Free, Stipend
Application Available: TBD

New Settlement Bronx Helpers Deadline: Early October
Description: New Settlement's Bronx Helpers is a youth leadership and community service program that promotes empowerment through youth voice, leadership development and academic enrichment with a focus on social justice. The program boasts success in many areas and one of the most important is that Bronx Helpers evaluate the program as one that authentically recognizes youth as partners to community leaders in sustaining long-term, positive community change.
Program Dates: Monday - Thursday from 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. and we will operate during 13 public school closings.
Cost: Free
Application Available: TBD

Brownsville Youth Court Program Deadline: Early October
Description: The Brownsville Youth Court trains teenagers 14-18 to serve as advocates, jurors and judges. Members hear real-life cases of other teens that have committed low-level offenses, serve their communities by helping other teens, and learn about the justice system, public speaking skills and how to be a leader. In addition, Brownsville Youth Court members participate in a wide range of group activities, such as field trips to City Hall, professional development activities, fund-raising events, community service projects and social activities like game night. All Brownsville Youth Court members first go through a month-long training program in which they learn about the justice system, how youth court works, and how to serve as judge, advocate, bailiff and jury. They learn how to work together as a team. Every youth who successfully completes the training program can become a full member of the Brownsville Youth Court. Program Dates: TBD
Cost: Free, Stipend
Application Available: TBD

Exploring the Arts: Fall Internship ProgramDeadline: All applications will be due in school in the beginning of October
Description: ETA places students as apprentices with professional artists and as interns at arts organizations and cultural institutions during after-school, weekend, and summer hours. Participating students additionally receive one-on-one mentorship from ETA program staff and partake in group meetings and field trips with fellow students in the program
Program Dates: Late October- early May with a break in December & January
Cost: Free
Application Available: Student application for Tony Bennett Apprenticeship Program will roll out in schools second week of school. Please note this opportunity is only available for students at ETA partner schools.

Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York
Deadline: October 8th

Saturday Academy is a free six-week program for students in grades 8-12 interested in American History or SAT preparation. There is no homework or testing and all course materials are provided. Fall 2013 courses meet on Saturdays October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and December 7th. Course offerings include:

 Bell Curves SAT Skills

 Photography in America: Modern History Through the Lens

 Equality Now! The History of Social Activism in New York City

 Dancing Through History: Social Dance in American Culture

 Building Work Class Power: The History of the Labor Movement in America

All applications must be received online. To apply, please click here and complete all the required information. The application deadline is October 8th. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, so please apply early since space is limited! Should you experience any trouble applying online, you may email or call 917-492-3401 to request that an application be mailed to your home address for you to fill out and return to the Museum of the City of New York.

Futures and Options Career Essentials Program
Deadline: October 9th
Students in the Futures and Options Career Essentials Program participate in 12 supervised workshops that focus on communication, presentation and workplace etiquette skills. Workshops are held once a week after school for two hours during a 12-week span. Participants in the program learn interviewing skills, presentation skills, workplace etiquette, time management, resume writing, and have the opportunity to explore careers. Two career exploration field trips are included to offer students exposure to different career options. Students also have the opportunity to network and learn with fellow peers from different boroughs and high schools. We have 70 open spots this fall. The program is open to all students, though we mostly target 9th and 10th graders as we feel the program can really help prepare them for internships and the world of work. The fall program begins the week of October 21st, and the application deadline is October 9th. Please click here to access a program flyer. To apply, please click here, or apply via the online application. If you have any questions, contact Tes Cohen, Program Coordinator, at 212, 601, 0002 or by email at

Smack Mellon's Art Ready Artist Mentorship Program Deadline is October 9th (h) (f) (r) Art Ready is a program that matches NYC high school students in grades 10-12 with professional artist mentors, for a series of studio visits, field trips, and 4-month mentorship in the spring, in which the students work alongside artists in their studios. Through this process, students experience firsthand what it's like to be a working, professional artist in NYC. Students who complete Smack Mellon’s Art Ready program are well informed, educated and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts. This promises to be an especially exciting year because we are beginning a new partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, who is helping to fund the program as well as match us with qualified students and teaching artists and help facilitate some of our workshops. We are thrilled to be combining the resources and expertise of both our education programs! More information about Art Ready, and samples of past student work, can be found on our website and blog: Our application can be downloaded at the above sites. Deadline is October 9, 2013, but we encourage students to apply early, as we'll conduct interviews on a rolling basis. If you would like for someone to give a classroom presentation, attend an after-school opportunities fairs, etc. please contact Katherine Gressel / 718.834.8761.

New York Historical Society: Student Historian InternshipDeadline: Early October
Description: The New-York Historical Society offers the Student Historian Internship program for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 in the tri-state area. The New-York Historical Society is able to offer a select number of New York City high school students’ compensation for participating in the Student Historian Internship Program. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity, but unpaid internships may be offered to candidates who are not offered paid positions. Program Dates: November through June
Cost: Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity.
Application Available: TBD

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