Sunday, September 29, 2013

School News Sep 30 - Oct 4


10/1 Deadline for Minecraft at the Museum!
  • To students accepted to NYPL Literacy Leaders Apprenticeship, earning ELA credit for training before acceptance into a paid internship this spring teaching elementary school students how to read!
  • To our first BookTalk participants at UAG!  We can't wait to hear about what YOU'RE reading.
  • To all who represented UAG at the first Citywide High School Fair this year!
  • To Malik Shaw and Riadul Choudhury, for acceptance as tutors for the TEP Charter School Tutoring program.
  • For Ariel Brown and Elena Acosta for acceptance into the FIT PreCollege Program for Fashion and Photography.

This Week at UAG

  • Monday, Sep 30
    • Title I School Lunch Forms Due - please hand in signed forms to Main Office or your Advisor
    • Girl Zone! Ice Cream Social - All Girls Welcome:  Rm 750, 3-4pm
    • Stoked Information Meeting, Rm 745, 3pm - Mon/Wed AND Tue/Thurs Stoked Members should attend!
    • Informational meeting for Boys Varsity Basketball and Boys JV Basketball, 2:40 and 3:30 in Room 240A.  Email Mr. Gaffney or Mr. Tennell for more information.
    • No-cut tryouts for Boys Varsity Baseball start today - Speak to Mr. Burns for more information.
  • Tue, Oct 1
  • Wed, Oct 2
    • General Response Protocol Training in Advisory/Health / Government
  • Thurs, Oct 3
    • Attend the NACAC/CACNY (College Access Consortium) CBO Fair and learn about free and low cost SAT Prep and Enrichment Programming available to you right now, Bayard Rustin Ed Complex, 351 W 18th St, between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3:15-6:30pm.
    • UA Soccer Game #2 for UAG v. AGL, 4pm, Seward Park Fields
    • Tryouts for Girls Basketball start on Thursday, October 3 @ 3:30pm in the gym!!! Email Mr. Rodriguez for more information.
  • Fri, Oct 4
    • Wear your UAG T-shirts!

UAG Club Schedule

Gamer Haven:721

Media Crew: 711

Intramural Sports: Yard

Mouse Squad Nov: 747

Men of Strength: 744

Stoked Info Mtg for Year 1 & 2: 745

Drama Club (Library, 3:45 start)

Programming Club*: 747

Intramural Sports: Yard

Mouse Squad Adv: 736

Gamer Haven: 721

Media Crew: 711

Intramural Sports: Yard

Mouse Squad Nov: 747

Cooking Club*: 750

Running Club: 716

Martial Arts: PAL at 52 St b/w 10 & 11
Gamer Haven: 721

Programming Club*: 747

Intramural Sports: Yard

Mouse Squad Adv: 736

UA Soccer Game #2 (Seward Park Fields)

Drawing Club: 746

No Clubs

Student Opportunities

Sadie Nash Leadership Institute
Deadline: Sep 30
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

Brownsville Youth Court
DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 30, 2013
Brownsville Youth Court wants YOU!  We are recruiting for the next class of leaders.  If you are 14-18 years old and want to improve your community, then youth court is a great opportunity!  Please learn more about our program and the training class on our blog here.
To apply, you must be 14 to 18 years old by Jan. 2, 2014. If you are under 18, you will need a parent's or guardian’s permission to join. Trainings and youth court sessions are held at 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street. The next training will take place from mid-October to mid-December of 2013, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. If you successfully complete the training program and are selected to join the youth court, you will be expected to attend youth court sessions starting January 2014, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00.
You can apply online here.
Any questions? Contact us at

MoMA Teens: Think Inside the Box
Apply Now!
MoMA Teens presents “Think Inside the Box,” an online course about creative prompts and artistic action. This free five-week online course, created for teens by alumni of our MoMA Teen Programs, takes participants through a series of artistic themes and creativity-enhancing experiences. Explore the secret techniques of modern and contemporary artists, learn the basics of in-gallery exploration, delve into the personal and professional lives of art’s most intriguing characters, and try your hand at a variety of creative experiments. Join an international community of other artistic teens and make your voice heard! No prior art history or art-making experience is necessary. The course begins on November 2nd, but students must apply in advance. Applications are available at Please note that all applicants must be 13-19 years old, with a valid email address. Space is limited to the first 75 applicants, so apply now!

New York Rugby Club High School Program Apply Now!
Our program mission is to build excellent young women and men by using rugby to develop life skills, including goal-setting, accountability, money management, responsible decision making, and by holding players and coaches to high expectations. We create opportunities to apply these life skills to rugby, academics, and character development and provide the support needed to take advantage of them. This program is open to boys and girls ages 14 through 19 with no experience necessary, and includes rugby training, a workshop series, college prep, and more! Fall practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday at Randall’s Island from 5-7pm for girls and from 5:30-7:30pm for boys. The cost of the program is $75 for the year. For more information, visit, email, or call 518-218-NYRC.

Community Based Organization Fair 
October 3, 2013, 3:15-6:30pm Bayard Rustin Educational Campus, 351 W 18th St, between 8th and 9th Avenues
Through the generosity of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the College Access Consortium of New York, Inc. (CACNY) and New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), we have received an Imagine Grant to host a city-wide Community Based Organization (CBO) Fair on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Our goal for the CBO Fair is to expose students to college related activities BEFORE they become seniors in high school. This will be a great opportunity for students to enroll in volunteer activities, internships, academic enrichment programs, SAT prep classes, art programs, sport programs, and many others too numerous to mention. These programs are either free or very low cost, and can provide leadership opportunities and life experiences for students throughout their high school years. By participating in these programs, students will become stronger candidates for college admission, and will have had various experiences to enhance their college applications, discover college essay topics, and build on their resumes to discuss during a college or work interview. Please attend, bring friends, and spread the word! If you have any questions, please contact Carla Shere, Ed.D. at 212-854-3897 or at 

International Youth Leadership Institute Open House 
October 5, 2013 
Do you have students that are interested in developing their leadership skills, studying and traveling in Africa and Latin America, expanding their minds through Saturday seminars on interesting international issues, preparing for college, and serving others? Then the International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI) might be right for them! Come learn more about the IYLI at our Open House on either September 28, 2013 or on October 5, 2013, from 1:00-3:00pm. The Open House will be held at New York University’s Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge, located at 82 Washington Square East. For more information, visit, or call 718-246-2620.

Read NYC Community Festival
October 5, 2013 
Pier 1 - Brooklyn, 10am-2pm
Join us for READ NYC, our annual community festival at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park from 10am-2pm. Bring your family, friends, and colleagues for an exciting day where you can participate in activities and learn how you can support our communities. Visit the festival website for information as we add even more features to this fun, familyfriendly day. Highlights include: Reading Circles, free alphabet tees for children, children books, reading resources for parents, Brooklyn Nets mobile court, live music, Elmo and the newest resident of Sesame Street- Mando!

New York City High School Journalism Conference 
Registration Deadline: November 1st; 
Conference Date: November 15, 2013 
High school newspaper advisers and students are invited to join the New York City High School Journalism 
Collaborative and members of New York City’s press corps in a day-long series of workshops and presentations designed to educate, inspire, and transform student journalists and their leaders. The conference is a great resource for schools with existing newspapers, or for those schools who are hoping to learn more about what it takes to publish a school newspaper. This conference will feature more than 30 workshops for advisers and students. This event will feature the 4th Annual award presentation for The Newsies!, NYC’s high school journalism competition. For the first time ever, this will include an award for the best middle school newspaper in NYC! Please note that each school is permitted to bring one adviser and up to 5 student journalists to the conference. 
To register, advisers should email their name and their school to The 
deadline to register is November 1st. The conference will be held on November 15, 2013 from 8:00am-2:30pm. If your school does not currently publish a school newspaper but is interested to learn more about how they can and to receive some support and esources, please contact Katina Paron by email at, or by phone at 718-755-6225.

NY Exploring Programs Website:
( Deadlines Below)
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)

TWA is a retail internship opportunity with the Gap / Old Navy stores.
In order to apply participants must:

·        Attend a NYC GED, High School or College

·        Be 16-21 years of age (Must be 16 by April 16, 2014)

·        Have proper documentation (SS Card, Proof of Age, Authorization to Work, and Proof in school)

·        Willing to make a 9 month COMMITMENT to the TWA Program

During the 4 months of Career Exploration and Job Readiness training (February to May) Gap Inc. Old Navy and Gap managers teach customer service and retail supplements to the program participants.  The top 55 participants will attend a 1 month of TWA Retail Boot Camp (June) and in the final 4 months of the program (July to October) work in Gap and Old Navy stores making $8.75 an hour all throughout New York City!  TWA starts February 2014.  For more information about The Door’s This Way Ahead program please view our website:

Info Sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays for 1 hour between 4-6pm or Thursdays for 1 hour between 4-7pm.Feel free to contact Matthew Hayward (<>), Erodita Agard (<>) or myself directly should you have any questions regarding This Way Ahead.

Pratt Institute: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
October 15, 3-6pm, In Person Registration
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 History
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.

Citizens' Committee for Children: Youth Action NYC Community Leadership Course
Starts 10/21/13 - Apply Today!Website:
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: 10/21/13 Start, Mondays, 4-7pm, 10 Week Program
Cost: Free w/ Stipend

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 
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 Internship
Deadline: October 18
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.

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