Monday, February 10, 2014

School News Feb 10-14


  • Celine Henriquez, Joshua Williams, and Desiree Jeanmichel for their acceptance into the Door This Way Ahead (TWA) employment program!
  • UAG students taking College Now coursework at Hunter this semester: Venitia Boyce, Mirjan Neza, Aurore Obou, Malik Shaw, Federico Leyva, Calston Warde, Bryan Valarezo

Thank You!

  • Alex Lageer for representing UAG at the CTE Student Advisory Council Meeting last week

This Week at UAG

Clubs This Week


Gamer Haven: 721

Mouse Squad: 736

Stoked: 710

Mouse Squad: 736

Stoked: 710

Drama (Opening Act): Library, 6th Fl @ 3:45pm

Gamer Haven: 721

Mouse Squad: 736

Stoked: 710

Technovation Challenge: 720

Martial Arts: PAL at 52 St b/w 10 & 11
Drawing Club: 746

Gamer Haven: 721

Mouse Squad : 736

Stoked: 710

Intramural Flag Football: Yard

No Clubs


  • Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team on their overall record of 10-6, and making the playoffs!!!
  • Congratulations to the Boys JV Basketball team on their victories against East Side Community (71-20) and Chelsea CTE (63-24)!!!

Special Opportunities this Week!

  • Join a tour of the Federal Reserve sponsored by Black Girls Code - rsvp by 2/12 to Ms. Hogarty!
  • Sign up for LIMITED SPACES in the Gen Tech Hackathon on Sat, Feb 22 - rsvp asap to Ms. Hogarty!  9am-8pm at Microsoft  - develop a prototype, website and demo pitch in ONE DAY!

On the Horizon

Friday, February 14, 12:30-3pm 
UA Summer Opportunities Fair, Library

Thursday, March 6, 6-7:30, The Journey to Higher Education, Library w/ Mr. Makris & Admissions Reps

Student Opportunities

Citizens Committee for Children YouthAction Leadership Course
Due 2/12/14
CCC is a multi-issue child advocacy organization that seeks to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated, and safe. YouthAction NYC engages New York City youth from diverse backgrounds in civic participation and advocacy. Students who participate in the YCLC will:

Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools, and their communities.

Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.

Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.

Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.

Strengthen their communication and public speaking skills.

Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of peers in the program!

The Spring 2014 YCLC will begin on Monday, March 3rd. Because space is limited, I urge you to disseminate the attached information to students and families as soon as possible. Attached you will find a) a flyer to hang and distribute; b) a letter with more information for school and/or community leaders; c) a separate letter for guardians; d) a permission slip and; e) an application for the students to fill out and return to me no later than Wednesday, February 12th. More specific instructions on applying and returning paperwork can be found within these documents.

Students may also access the application forms and other information about the YCLC at the Citizens’ Committee for Children website:

ArtsConnection: Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program 
Deadline: February 14th
Recognized in 2011 & 2012 as a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist, the Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC Participants spend 10 weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC's subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; AND so much

 Who is eligible to apply?
TRaC is open to any high school student (9th-12th grades) in NY and NJ who can commit to attending
weekly workshops and additional events.

 And when does TRaC happen?
Spring 2014 TRaC will take place from March 5 - May 2. Each "TRaC" meets once a week for workshop.
And there are 5 additional events (performances, shows, museum or gallery visits, etc.) that may take
place immediately following workshop or on a different day.

 What in the world is a "TRaC?"
Applicants are invited to choose between 6 different TRaC sections depending on their interests and

• FILM TRaC meets WEDNESDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm. **PLEASE NOTE FILM TRaC HAS 3 FRIDAY SCREENINGS.
• THEATER TRaC meets WEDNESDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm.
• DANCE TRaC meets FRIDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm.
• MULTI ARTS TRaC meets FRIDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm.
• MUSIC TRaC meets FRIDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm.
• TEENS CURATE TEENS meets FRIDAY afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm. **The return of one of our newest TRaC programs that gives students the opportunity to curate an exhibition of teen art!

 Sounds awesome! What do I need to participate in TRaC?
TRaC is a FREE program. All you need is a metrocard to get home (no less than 3 fares on days when
events take place immediately after workshop) and internet access (at school or at home) to keep up with schedule updates. APPLY ONLINE by February 14th. For more information, please visit the program website or call 212-453-9485 and ask for Diane Exavier, Program Manager. You are also invited to attend an informational session that will take place @ ArtsConnection, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 5-7pm. You must register for this session via email ( with TRaC OPEN HOUSE in the subject line or by phone at the number previously stated.

Apply for Summer Travel Scholarships Now!
Deadline: 2/14
These organizations will be at our Summer Opportunities Fair on 2/14/14 -apply before then for scholarships!
Putney Summer
National Geographic

Free SAT prep/American History Courses at Museum of the City of New York
Deadline 2/14
Saturday Academy is a free six-session program for students in grades 8 - 12 interested in American History or SAT preparation. There's no homework or testing and all course materials are provided.
SPRING 2014 courses meet on Saturdays October March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, and 26. Course offerings include:
**Bell Curves SAT Skills
**The Birth of Cities in Early America: Urban Planning in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington D.C.
**City as Canvas: Public Art and Urban Expression in the 1970s- the Present
**Freedom and Slavery in the Age of the American Revolution
**Musical Theater and the American Experience: A History of Broadway

All applications must be received online. TO APPLY, please click on the link below and fill out all the required information:

The application deadline is Friday, Februrary 14. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, so please apply early since space is limited! Note, priority seating in all classes will be given to students who live and/or attend schools in East and Central Harlem (zip codes: 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10035, 10037, and 10039). 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.

NYCDOE Cover Design Competition
Submissions due: 2/14
The winner's design is on the cover of the NYC Directory of Public High Schools for 2014-15!

Youth Bike Summit 2014
The New School hosts its annual conference (with fee) for young people 2/14-2/16 on bicycles, education, and advocacy. To register, click here.

Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: Feb 18

The Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute seeks students who are independent thinkers, demonstrated leaders, and engaged community members. Participants meet one another and engage in seminars and informal meetings with the international leaders, acclaimed thinkers, and creative artists who participate in the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. Following attendance at the Aspen Ideas Festival, the student/educator scholar teams will return home and create Local Ideas Festivals in their schools. Maximum award: participation in the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 26 - July 2, 2014. Eligibility: applicants' schools must be public high schools (including charter and magnet schools) where at least 25 percent of students are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. Potential scholars must be legal U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents in their junior year with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be 
taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes. Scholar applicants should demonstrate leadership in school and the community and have scored exceptionally well on PSAT/SAT/or ACT. For more information, click here. 

Opportunity Network Fellows Program 
Deadline: February 21st

The Opportunity Network Fellows Program (OppNet Fellows) is a unique six-year career development program for motivated, high-performing high school students looki0ng to get exposure to more career tracks, make personal connections with executives and professionals, apply to competitive colleges, build their resumes through paid internships or enrichment programs, and develop a lifelong network.

Target Students:

 Currently be enrolled in 10th grade

 Pursuing their hobbies and interests with passion and energy

 Excelling in the classroom (in most cases, this mean a 90 or above average)

 Do not already have access to the kinds of opportunities the program offers

To Apply: Students should be nominated by their schools. It is recommended that schools set up a recruitment presentation for nominated/interested students. The application can be accessed online by clicking here. The deadline to apply is February 21st. For more information, contact Megan Nestor at

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Deadline: February 21st
The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program welcomes about 25 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its thirteenth summer in 2014. Eligible Students: this program is intended for low-income students will excellent academic records who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

 You must currently be a junior in high school

 You must live in the continental United States

 You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0)

 You must have an interest in journalism

 The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.)

This program will run from August 1-11, 2014. The deadline to apply is February 21st. Click here for more information.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center: College Career Collaboration: Youth 
Internship Program 
Deadline: February 21st
The Riverdale Neighborhood House (RNH) and Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) Youth Internship Program is a stipend-based internship. If you are a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18 looking to develop job skills, explore careers, and gain experiences that will boost your resume and/or college application then you are encouraged to apply. Selected interns participate in activities to enhance their experience including career workshops, academic assistance, college information, health & mental health education, peer-to-peer education, trips, and year-end events.

 Administrative
 Event Planning
 Educational Group Leader Assistant
 Journalism
 Health
This program will run from March through May. The deadline to apply is February 21st. Click here for more information.

Educational Video Center's Youth Documentary Workshop (YDW)
2/24 START
YDW is a 15-week after school, credit-bearing, internship program that teaches high school students from across the New York City area how to make documentary films on social issues from a youth perspective.

We are currently recruiting for both our spring Basic Youth Documentary Workshop (BYDW) and our Advanced Youth Documentary Workshop (AYDW) workshop. The spring semester will begin February 24th, meeting 3pm-6pm on Mondays - Wednesdays for the BYDW, and Mondays - Thursdays for the AYDW.

Program description, flyers and student applications for both BYDW and AYDW in Main Office racks! See website here:

Exploring Program
Multiple Deadlines
We have a ton of opportunities for you to explore future careers this spring! The programs listed below offer your students unique and hands on insight into an industry of their interest. Have interested students email the appropriate Executive to reserve their spot. Also, please note the Exploring Membership fee has increased to 24.00 per student per year. This allows a student to participate in as many programs as they like for a year. Many schools have elected to pay for their student’s membership fee.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program 
Deadline: February 27th 
Girls Who Code is currently recruiting for its Summer Immersion Program. The Summer Immersion Program is an innovative program pairing over 250 hours of intensive instruction with engagement opportunities with the industry’s top players. The Summer Immersion Program: 
 Uses project-based curriculum to teach computer science, including algorithms, loops, basic data 
structures, Python, HTML and JavaScript 
 Cultivates crucial soft skills such as public speaking, leadership and entrepreneurship 
 Exposes students to successful female role models through guest speakers, field trips, workshops, and mentors 
This program will take place throughout Summer 2014, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm for 7 weeks. Exact dates will be announced shortly. Eligible applicants are: 
 Current 10th and 11th grade girls interested in computer science and technology 
 Prior computer science experience not required 
 Residents of the NYC area where the program is held 
 Resilient 
 Persistent 
 Show commitment 
 Accountable 
 Reliable 
 GPA is considered – but low GPA won’t exclude students 
Participation in this program is free, but does include a somewhat extensive application process. Applications are due no later than February 27th. Students can apply online. For more information, please visit or send an email to 

Syracuse University-NYC Summer Program for HS Students Deadline: February 28th

Syracuse offers a six-week credit-bearing summer program in Media Literacy, Popular Culture & Democracy to juniors in NYC Public High Schools with funding from the Price Family Foundation, Syracuse University School of Education, and the office of Summer College. During the six-week program students explore college-level courses that provide insight into the higher education experience. Students enroll in two 3-credit courses. Students learn about issues of youth, schooling, media literacy, popular culture, democracy, and writing at the college level. Emphasis on improving literacy and developing college-level learning skills. Tuition, room & board, program fees,
books & supplies, and transportation to and from Syracuse University will be provided by the scholarship. Upon completion of the classes, a Syracuse University transcript documents the coursework and grades/credits earned.

Note: Syracuse University offers a more extensive Summer College program for high school students in other subject areas as well. This description is intended for current high school juniors attending public high schools in New York City who wish to be considered for the full scholarship program in Media Literacy, Popular Culture, & Democracy. All other Summer College applicants must use the application for admission found on the Summer College website.

Target students:

 High-performing juniors from NYC public schools

 Applicants must be in good academic standing (average of 85% or higher)

 Be mature, disciplined, and ready for college-level work

To apply:

Eligible students should contact their high school guidance counselor or principal, or the Syracuse University Summer College office at or 315-443-5000. Guidance counselors/educators can recommend up to 5 students from each school. Students must complete an online application by February 28th. Select students will be invited for interviews in late March. Click here to view the slide show that was presented at the information session. For additional information, contact Binh Huynh, Director of Summer College, at or at 315-443-1988.

Camp G.O.A.L.S. on the Intrepid
Deadline 3/14
Intrepid Camp GOALS for Girls
Deadline: March 14th (m) (h) (f) (r)
Intrepid’s Camp GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls is an application based, free six-week summer camp for current 8th and 9th grade girls from NYC schools. This is not your average summer camp. Through dynamic hands-on activities, field studies, and workshops, 50 accepted students will build proficiency in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Ideal students are:
 Female students, currently in the 8th or 9th grade, who reside and attend school in NYC
 Students who attend NYC Title I public schools are highly encouraged to apply and are given priority of assessment
 Have a strong interest in math and science, and an interest in learning more about STEM
 Enjoy working in teams and are open-minded to new people and new experiences
 Are able to commit to the full 6-weeks of summer fun and learning
The camp runs from July 7 through August 15, 2014, from 9:00am-3:00pm and is located at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue. Each camper who is selected will be given a combination of unlimited monthly and weekly Metrocards to be used during camp dates only. Participants will also be provided with free, healthy lunches during on-ship activities and workshops. Lunches will not be provided on field trip days. Applications are due by March 14th; applicants will be notified by March 27th if they have been selected for an interview. For more information and to access the application, click here. For additional information, you may also contact Shay Saleem at

Trip of a Lifetime: Summer Travel Scholarships

Deadline: March 15th

Trip of a Lifetime is a student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses summer travel experiences to unlock the true potential in underprivileged students, enabling them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $250,000 and has sent thirty-two students on trips. High schools are invited to nominate up to five students in grades 9-11 to receive a summer travel scholarship through Trip of a Lifetime. Students should be in good academic standing, qualify for financial need, and demonstrate a passion for making a difference. Applications are due by March 15th. For more information on the application process, please click here. Contact Stan Rosenberg at with questions.

Heckscher Foundation for Children Summer Scholars Program 
Deadline: March 28th
The Heckscher Foundation for Children Summer Scholars Program is a multi-year and multi-layered program geared toward academic and professional skill building to position students for college success.  In the first year, students receive intensive tutoring and college guidance by participating in a 5-week summer academic program and skill building in Math, English, foreign language, and career development.  Academic enrichment and college guidance continues through their graduation from high school, with additional support services available in college.
In the second summer, students will be placed in an internship or pre-college program.
Target Students:
 Ideal not only for students who are a school’s top academic performers, but also for those who are highly motivated and on the cusp of high achievement (B/B+ GPA).  Because academic tutoring is the foundation of the program, Heckscher is not looking to serve students who are bound to “get into top colleges and succeed anyway.”  They will select good students with whom they can work to “unlock their hidden potential.”
 Current 10th graders (rising 11th graders) ONLY
 Able and dedicated to making a 2-year commitment (junior and senior year) to the program (summers and 1 weekend day/evening each week during the academic year)
 Heckscher will admit 12 Urban Assembly students this year
To Apply: Students must be nominated by their schools and complete a written application.  Applications can be obtained by clicking here or by contacting Greg Lew at  Click here for a program flyer.
Schools must also include the most recent transcript and PSAT scores if available and send applications directly to
The Heckscher Foundation to arrive before the posted deadline:
Attn: Geoffrey Howarth
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
123 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
 Selected students will be contacted for interviews.  Students must attend the interview to be selected for
the program.
 It is advised that Partnership Coordinators, school counselors, teachers or other school staff contact
Geoffrey Howarth ( if they believe they can provide a compelling
reason why particular students should be selected to the Heckscher Scholars program.
 Stipend of $1,000 for successful completion of 2014 summer academic program, monthly stipends of
$100 for successful completion of academic year programming, and stipend of $1,000 for successful
completion of 2015 summer program
 Daily lunch and travel stipend
 Potential for summer internship (Summer 2015) at a large non-profit agency or placement in and tuition assistance for a summer pre-college program.  Past placements include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harlem RBI, and New York Women’s Foundation, and the Foundation has helped pay for student programs in Europe in select cases.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 28, 2014.
For more information, please contact Geoffrey Howarth by email at or by phone at 917-664-9876.

Brownsville Youth Court 
Deadline: March 30th
The Brownsville Youth Court is recruiting new members for its next cohort. The Brownsville Youth Court trains teenagers ages 14-18 to serve as advocates, jurors and judges. Members hear real-life cases of other teens that have committed low-level offenses. The goal of Youth Court does not assess guilt or innocence; but through use of positive peer pressure, helps ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. The application to be a member of the Brownsville Youth Court is due on March 30th. If you would like a member of the Youth Court staff to speak to a group of young people who are or may be interested in joining Youth Court, please contact Sharese Crouther at 347-404-9582, or by email at

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program Teen Media Leadership Project
Deadline: April 1st
The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is pleased to announce this exciting new program for Brooklyn teens: The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program Teen Media Leadership Project (BCAPteen).  BCAPteen is a 6-week, full-day program for teens ages 13-17.  Teens will become experts on the six BCAP partner institutions, while learning skills in new media, communications, and leadership.  Our home base is BPL Central Library’s beautiful new Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons learning lab.  This is a competitive program – only 20 spots are available.
Who should apply?  Teens ages 13-17 with an interest in:
 Learning about topics like photo, film, journalism, and new media
 Exploring 6 awesome cultural institutions in the heart of Brooklyn
 Being a leader for kids, peers, and the community
 Setting goals for your future and achieving them
 Being creative, having fun, and meeting teens from across the city
 Committing to doing this for 6 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
 Earning a stipend (for teens 14 and up)
Students 14 and up will receive a stipend of $300, contingent on excellent attendance.  Participants age 13 may participate at no cost, but are not eligible to receive the stipend.  This program runs from June 30-August 8, 2014 and includes an orientation on June 14, 2014 and a reunion/video release party on November 15, 2014. Interested students must submit an application by no later than April 1st
.  For more information, visit the BCAPteen website.

The Summer Arts Institute Application Period: December 16th - February 14th
The Summer Arts Institute is a tuition-free, intensive, arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12, held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens. Program runs from July 7 - August 1, 2014. Do not miss out on this great opportunity! Sign-up for notification of when the application becomes available here. Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music (band), vocal music, film, photography or visual arts. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with Department of Education arts specialists, partnering cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team of arts professionals guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college, university or conservatory. Three major focus areas are: - developing students' artistic skills and creativity; - broadening students' awareness of the arts and; - helping students recognize and explore career options in the art and arts-related industries.

This intensive summer arts experience connects students to community and cultural resources along with access to careers and lifelong learning in the arts.

The daily schedule includes studio work and experiences with professional artists, both on and off-site. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their selected art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, attending professional performances, visiting professional arts venues and exploring potential careers. Students are given opportunities to perform in selected venues around New York City, and to show their original work in an informal, cabaret-like setting called the SAI CafĂ©. The Institute culminates with an exhibition and live performance for families and the local community showcasing the students’ work from all studios. Students who complete the program in good standing are eligible to receive a 1/2 unit of credit that may be applied towards an elective arts credit or a Regents or local diploma-major sequence upon approval from their school. Our cultural partners are American Ballet Theatre (Dance), Roundabout Theatre Company (Theater), Theatre for a New Audience (Theater) and Tribeca Film Institute (Film). Young Audiences New York will provide guest artists in a variety of disciplines throughout the Institute. Please see website for more information:

Harlem Youth Court Paid Internship
Deadline: Mar 15
The Harlem Youth Court is actively recruiting members for our upcoming 2014-2015 cohort. This program is a wonderful paid internship that will allow young people to contribute back to their community, help their peers, become college ready, and become exposed to the criminal justice system.

Youth court members:
Hear real-life cases for youths who have committed minor offenses
Serve their communities by helping other teens
Learn about the justice system, public speaking skills and how to be a leader
Build their resumes and college applications
Can earn community service hours for their participation
Can earn a stipend for active participation

In addition to serving on the youth court, Harlem Youth Court members participate in a wide range of group activities, such as field trips to local courthouses, fund-raising events, community service projects and social activities like bowling. Our youth court members are youth between the ages of 14-19 who live in New York City and have a deep passion for improving their communities. This year, our members represent four boroughs, but most of them come from the Harlem area. Our latest group was chosen from over 180 applicants. Amongst our current group of members we have talented writers, singers, dancers, aspiring lawyers, judges, and future leaders.

All Harlem Youth Court members first go through a two-month training program in which they learn about the justice system, how youth court works, and how to serve as judge, advocate, bailiff and jury. Most important, they learn how to work together as a team. Every youth who successfully completes the training program can become a full member of the Harlem Youth Court.
To apply, you must be 14-18 years old by September 1, 2014 and still in high school. If you are under 18 years old, you will need your parent or guardians permission to join. Trainings and youth court sessions are held at 170 E 121st Street, New York, NY 10035. The next training will take place during the summer. The dates have not yet been finalized.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Harlem Youth Court application. You can mail your completed application to the address above or fax it to (212) 828-7416; Attn: Harlem Youth Court.

Online: Click here to complete the application online

By Email: Email to request an application by email.

Want to learn about our internship? Come observe a hearing on a Monday or Thursday. Email us to let us know.

West Point Summer Leaders Experience
Deadline: April 11th

The United States Military Academy at West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. There will be two week-long SLE sessions this upcoming June. Session 1 will take place from June 7-13, 2014, and Session 2 will take place from June 14,-20, 2014. SLE is highly competitive – there are normally 6,000 applicants and 1,000 attendees. The cost to attend SLE is $400. The deadline to apply is April 11th. An informational brochure is available. Click here for more information. You can also contact CPT David E. White,
Outreach Officer, at 845-938-8226.

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project Rolling until April 25th

Sadie Nash is excited to release Summer Institute 2014 applications! The Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership, service, and activism among youth. Our unique programs provide a dynamic and intensive learning experience that centers on the achievements of women, the use of role models, service-based learning and independent social justice projects. Our programs are designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. During our Summer Institute, we bring together dynamic young women leaders like you to share ideas, reflect on experiences, meet amazing role models, and to help transform your community through direct action. We are currently recruiting a strong group of self identified women (inclusive of trans youth*) leaders to join the Sadie Nash Leadership Project for the 2014 Summer Institute. SNLP is a unique educational leadership program that is made up of young women ages 14-21 from all 5 boroughs in New York City! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from now until April 25, 2014. All young people will be invited to a group interview with us and final selections will be made in early May. Sadie Nash is committed to serving young women of color, low-income young people, and young people who may not be a part of other leadership programs. Apply online at If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact Michelina Ferrara, Program Coordinator, 212-391-8664

Futures and Options: Core Internship Program
Deadline: Rolling until May 1st

Students in the Futures and Options Core Internship Program participate in paid internships at New York City businesses, non-profits, and government organizations. The interns work 12-15 hours per week after school or up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Additionally, interns receive ongoing support from Futures and Options staff and attend monthly work-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips. The program is open to students in 11th and 12th grade. The Core Internship Program operates on a rolling basis, and students can apply now to be considered for both spring and summer opportunities. The final deadline to be considered for the summer is May 1st, but applying earlier increases the likelihood of getting an internship. Interested students can apply online. For more information, contact Janay Daniel, Futures and Options Program Coordinator, at

The Point CDC: College Preparation/Writing Workshops

THE POINT partners with Urban Word NYC to deliver weekly literary arts education through poetry and spoken word. Founded on the belief that teenagers can and must speak for themselves, Urban Word NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999.

The purpose of this workshop series is to prepare high school students for not only college courses, but for college life itself. Students will be challenged to take their writing skills to the next level while establishing a deep connection to the power of their own voice. As a group, we will dissect the works of visionary writers who have inspired social change while writing our own stories into existence. We will also discuss the ins and outs of everyday college life. Students will receive knowledge from lessons that often take many their entire college career to learn. These workshops are ongoing and take place every Thursday from 6:45 - 8:45pm. Please contact Danny R. Peralta via phone (718-542-4139, x. 138) or email (

Sing for Hope Youth Chorus
The Sing for Hope Youth Chorus strives to ignite a love of singing, foster a safe community for self-expression, and encourage chorus members to reach their full potential for artistic and personal excellence.

New York City high school students from all five boroughs are encouraged to audition. No prior music experience is necessary, and membership is free. Those accepted to participate in the Sing for Hope Youth Chorus receive vocal training while developing performance and sight-singing skills. Chorus members have the opportunity to learn from talented members of Sing for Hope’s Volunteer Artist Roster and perform throughout New York City. Rehearsals are held in Midtown Manhattan twice a week, after school.

Audition Procedures

Students will perform simple pitch-matching exercises and sing a song of their choice a cappella. Auditions take place throughout the year by appointment . See website for application and additional information. For further information, contact Sing for Hope by phone at (212) 966-5955 or by e-mail at

Urban Word: Winter Word Workshops February 4th-March 19th 
This winter the Urban Word is offering unique word workshops focused on monologue development, music and poetry. The two being offered are People on the Train & Lyrical Melodies. People on the Train is offered by Katie Issel Pitre on Tuesdays February 4th- March 18th from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The course focuses on character voice and how it works on stage and in your writing. Through developing dramatic monologues, ―People on the Train‖ will workshop aspects of writing and performance centered around presence, narrative and ―voice‖. A great workshop that will help develop presence, and narrative for page and stage. Lyrical Melodies is a combination of Spoken Word & Music and is offered by Shanelle Gabriel on Wednesday from February 5th – March 19th at 4:30-6:30pm. Here you will learn the finesse in order to effectively blend genres (song, rap and poetry) and. It focuses on developing techniques to improve both vocal and written abilities then learning how to find the best ways to merge them within new bodies of work. Teens aged 13-19 are eligible and encouraged to apply! To sign-up for the workshops please fill out the online form.

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute: Summer Leadership and Debate Program
Multiple Deadlines -4/30 or 6/30

Our free 12-day leadership and debate training program includes workshops in debate techniques, public speaking, critical thinking, policy research, writing speeches, articles, and developing the skills to analyze contemporary public policy issues. Highly accomplished female professionals, who work in the top echelons of corporate, business, government, and not for profit sectors as well as women business owners, elected officials and diplomats, come as guest lecturers and also conduct workshops. The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) has developed a closer partnership with the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL), the organization that represents competitive debate teams from public high schools throughout NYC. Together with the coaches of the NYCUDL, our students take a four-hour lab on policy and public forum debate which results in actual debate competitions at the end of each week of the 12-Day Leadership and Debate Training. There are multiple deadlines by which to apply: April 30th and June 30th. Students who apply by April 30th should save the day of May 10th for a potential interview. Students who apply by June 30th should save the date of July 2nd and 3rd for a potential interview. Click here for more information.

The Point CDC: International Center for Photography 
Apply Now!
A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches youth students the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. ICP at THE POINT was a 2005 President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Coming Up Taller Award-winner. Register for Winter Classes, January 21 - April 3, 2014 See the Winter 2014 Application & Flyer for more details about the program. Application can be filled out online. Students will learn the following:
 Photography Education
Students as young as nine take part in weekly after school and summer classes.
 Business & Management Training
ICP at the POINT offers an integrated business management curriculum for select advanced students.
 Vantage Point Gallery
THE POINT's onsite gallery exhibits student work throughout the year in addition to visiting artists.
Please note that the program is free, however, for equipment loaning a deposit is required. Classes will fill-up quickly so apply now! See website for more information:

United States Naval Academy Summer Programs 
Multiple Dates 
Did you know that the United States Naval Academy invites over 3,000 students per year to participate in our summer programs? These programs offer your students a chance to visit Annapolis and experience the Naval Academy first-hand. Our Summer STEM program is designed for rising 8th-11th graders who are interested in pursuing education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. During the STEM program, students will be exposed to world-class lab facilities and have the opportunity to learn from some of the best college professors in the country. In addition, they will meet fellow students from all over the country that share a similar passion for learning. The Summer STEM session dates are as follows: 
 Rising 8th and 9th graders: June 2-7, 2014 
 Rising 10th graders: June 9-14, 2014 
 Rising 11th graders: June 16-20, 2014 
Tuition for the Summer STEM Program is $350. The deadline to apply is April 15th. 
The Summer Seminar Program, designed for rising 12th graders, gives students the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be midshipmen. The program allows students to experience the rigorous academics, physical challenges and student life at the Naval Academy. Summer Seminar is perfect for students who have no prior exposure to a service academy as well as those who are trying to decide if a service academy is right for them. The Summer Seminar Program dates are as follows: 
 Session 1: May 31-June 5, 2014 
 Session 2: June 7-June 12, 2014 
 Session 3: June 14-June 19, 2014 
Tuition for the Summer Seminar Program is $400. The deadline to apply is March 31st
Click here for more information, including application instructions. If you have additional questions, please contact Donald Montgomery at 

World of Money Financial Education Institute 2014
Open for Registration at

City Parks Foundation: Green Teens
The Green Teen Program is a New York City Parks & Recreation anti-litter initiative to engage young people to become stewards of their parklands and recreation centers. The program enrolls Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants, Recreation Center youth members, and teen volunteers through the NYC Service website. Through the program, the teens learn how they can make a ―green‖ positive impact in their local neighborhood parks and recreation centers by removing litter, collecting recyclables, watering trees, attending sustainability workshops and most importantly encouraging the public not to litter. Program takes place throughout the year and basic application and photo release are linked. Please see website for more information and an informational video

Google Code-In Contest
The 4th year of the Google Code-in [0] contest for 13-17 year old pre-university students. This is a global, online contest that introduces young students to the world of open source software development. Google Code-in gives students an opportunity to use the skills they have been learning in school and apply them to real world open source software projects. The contest site is available at

5th Annual MetroPCS Leaders & Scholars Program
MetroPCS-NY is happy to announce the official launch of our 5th Annual MetroPCS Leaders & Scholars Program. Please for more information or click on the image below. The MetroPCS Leaders & Scholars Program will provide 20 local high school students with a $2,500 college scholarship. In addition, one student with the best idea to #makechangewill be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship plus a $10,000 community service grant that can be used to help fund their local school or 501c3 charity. You can also follow @metropcsNY on Twitter for updates. We look forward to discussing this program with you in more detail and greatly appreciate any support you can provide to drive awareness for this opportunity.

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
Please review the website ( for detailed information. Highlights include:
Eligibility RequirementsHigh school students who have completed at least Grade 9. A graduating senior is eligible to apply
Must be 16 years of age for most laboratories. Some laboratories may accept a 15 year old applicant. Please check individual lab description for more details.
Applicants must be US citizens and participation by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited. Please check individual lab descriptions for participation of Permanent Resident Aliens.
Dual citizens may be accepted at some labs, but not all. Interested students should contact the individual labs to determine if dual citizens may apply.
Award Duration and StipendParticipating students spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research. Program dates are fixed and cannot be changed. Students are expected to participate 8 continuous weeks. No vacation time is allowed during these eight weeks.
It is strongly recommended to apply to laboratories that are close to your residence. No travel/relocation allowance will be provided.
The stipend amount for students will be $3,300 for the 8 weeks, which will be paid in three installments. Returning students will receive $3,800 for the 8 weeks. The first check two checks will be distributed during the internship and the third check will be distributed at the end of the internship.

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Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center: Free SAT and PSAT Prep Classes Apply Now!
Are you planning to take the SAT or PSAT? Are you interested in free instruction from trained SAT tutors with years of experience? The Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center is offering free SAT and PSAT Prep Classes! High school juniors and seniors of any skill level from any school are welcome to participate. For more information on SAT and PSAT classes, as well as tutoring and academic guidance services, please call 212-423-2879 or visit

City of New York Parks & Recreation: RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth Apply Now!
Have a story to tell? How about expressing your thoughts through a movie, song or animation of your own creation? RECYouth is a multimedia extracurricular program where you’ll learn video and audio production, photography, and graphic design while encouraging your creative expression. Learn to use digital tools and professional software to create and edit footage, recordings and photos. By the end of the course, you will have independently or collaboratively completed a final project and will have the opportunity to showcase your digital creations at a community screening or exhibit. RECYouth is free and open to all New York City teens who meet the following criteria:

 Age 14-17 at start of program

 Recreation Center member (membership is free to youth 17 and under)

 Committed to length of program

 Interested in multimedia, arts, or digital technology

 Able to work independently and in a group

Program is offered during the following terms:

 RECYouth Winter: January – April

 RECYouth Spring: April – June

 RECYouth Summer: July– August

 RECYouth Fall: September – December

CRCs accept applications on a rolling basis, however early registration is encouraged. Please or call (212) 255-3066 for a current RECYouth class schedule and to request an application. See website for more information at

Help Philippines Super Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Ongoing
As with any natural disaster, the fastest and most effective way for young people (or anyone) to help is through philanthropy projects to provide support to organizations working in affected areas. You can find information about how to help here: Youth Service America (YSA) especially recommends our Global Youth Service Network partners, Global Giving’s Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund and ShelterBox.

Dream Catchers Afterschool Workshops
Apply Now!
“Dream Catchers” is a series of 14 week workshops, led by Cheryl Paley and Ruthie Azarch. For the past 23 years Ms. Paley has directed theatre for social change and created and facilitated workshops for young people, using the arts as a prevention tool. Ruthie Azarch is a visual artist who has created workshops and businesses around utilizing art as a transformational tool. Groups of 10 – 15 young people between the ages of 13 and 21 will meet and engage in journal writing, poetry and drama workshops, visual arts, improvisation and a host of arts-based techniques as a springboard for personal growth and exploration and a forum for group discussion on issues relevant to their daily lives. At the end of each 14 week session, participants will create and present their own final project for an invited audience. The boys group will meet on Mondays from 4 – 6pm and the girls group will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30. For more information contact: Cheryl Paley at 212-523-2949 or or Ruthie Azarch at 212-523-2689

MIT's Women Technology Program ( - a four week program for girls finishing their junior year with two tracks:  MechE and EECS.

MIT's Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science ( - Choose from one-week or six-week residential, or 6 month online enrichment program, each of which offers a rigorous intro to college-level engineering / science.  Applications open to juniors.

The POINT Community Development Corporation: Hip Hop & Production Therapy Ongoing 
Beats, Rhymes and Life is taking it back to the birth place of Hip Hop, the South Bronx! Featuring its renowned Therapeutic Activity Groups, BRL introduces youth to Freestyle Therapy and Music production workshops alongside both teaching artists and social worker. Final outcomes include albums, videos, collaborations with Oakland-based BRL youth, and performances throughout the city.

Freestyle Therapy - Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:30pm.

Producer Lab - Thursdays 6:45 - 8:30pm.

Instructors: Earl Skinner, Myrto Gardiner & Inksalonius.

Visit for more information.


Educational Alliance Teen Center 
Since our inception in 2005, the Educational Alliance Teen Center (known affectionately as “Edgies Teen Center” or “Edgies” for short) has quickly become a hugely successful center for teens who live or go to school on or near the Lower East Side. We offer a variety of activities in a healthy, safe, and fun environment – all free of charge to members. Activities include cooking and nutrition classes, sports, arts, College Prep, and discussion groups. The College Prep program includes SAT classes, college advisement, financial aid / scholarship support, college application support, college visits, essay writing guidance, and an early college awareness program for 9th and 10th grade students. The arts programs include visual art, singing, hip hop, spoken word, dance, beats music production, drama, and more! The Edgies Teen Center is open Monday through Friday from 3-7pm. You can also contact Amarilis Perez, Program Director, at or by phone at 646-395-4295

UpBeat NYC
Apply Now! 
UpBeat NYC uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of children in the South Bronx. UpBeat offers an orchestra program for children 8 through 21 years of age. Students enrolled in the orchestra program receive instruction on a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument three or more days per week. Classes include private lessons, group lessons, and ensemble rehearsals. Eligible students will reside in the South Bronx, typically in the Mott Haven section, and will be able to make a commitment to attending at least 3 days of classes per week after school. Instruments are provided on loan free of charge, and there is no cost to participate in the program. There is currently a waiting list for acceptance into this program, so interested students should apply now! To apply, parents or students should call UpBeat NYC at 718-766-5291 and leave a message, including the student’s name, age, phone number, instrument(s) they are interested in, and their after school hours of availability. Students should also indicate they attend an Urban Assembly school. UpBeat NYC will follow up with students to let them know about available schedules and wait-list times. Available instruments include the violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet/saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Visit for more information.

New York Public Library: Innovation Labs Apply Now!
Innovation Labs (IL), a new program of the New York Public Library (NYPL), is an interdisciplinary program about critical engagement with the world around us. Using blogging, podcasti0ng, and video game design, participants will observe, investigate, and assess issues pertaining to the spaces and situations with which they interact every day. Participants will hone their research, analysis, and presentation skills as they refine the critical thinking that is essential to the Common Core Standards. They will become producers of informational media rather than consumers, and be able to express their opinions about and solutions to issues that matter to them.

Program Details:
 Located at 3 sites: Columbus Library (10th Ave. and 50th Street); St. George Library (by the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Staten Island); Bronx Library Center (Fordham Section of the Bronx)
 Each site will host two cohorts of up to 25 students. One cohort will attend the program on Mondays and Wednesdays; the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Fridays are open days for trips, special projects, and guest speakers
 Enrollment is open to students in grades 7 through 10
 Enrollment is ongoing until the 25 slots per cohort are filled
 Each program meeting lasts from 3:30-6:00pm
 Program sessions will include time for students to complete their school homework, as well as completion of IL work

Platforms Used by Students:

 WordPress
 Wix
 Soundation
 PodOmatic
 Scratch (MIT Media Labs)
 Design Software, including 3D modeling
 Mozilla Backpack, for tracking technology skill development and acquisition

We will be assessing student mastery of our learning technologies and communication platforms through a series of digital badges, which are awarded after successful completion of a task or assignment. Think of digital badging as similar to acquiring a Girl Scout or Boy Scout badge, except they exist in the digital realm. Mozilla Backpack is the platform that we will use to track badging. Badges will be awarded for skills like writing a coherent blog post and sharing it with three other individuals (hard skills) but also for being able to collaborate i0n a group, provide constructive feedback on another’s work, overall attendance and participation, and other “soft” skills. For more

information about this program and to see how your students can get involved, please contact Bridget McCormick, Education Coordinator at the NYPL, at 212-340-0916 x.50916, or by email

Ventures Scholars Program Apply Now!
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national nonprofit membership program designed to promote access to higher education for young adults interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers. The Ventures Scholars Program targets high achieving underrepresented students and first-generation college-bound students and invites them to join the Ventures Scholars Program. As Ventures Scholars, they are provided with the academic recognition, information, and resources needed to successfully reach their career goals. This is accomplished, in part, through the collaborative relationship formed by the Ventures Scholars Program with a nationwide consortium of undergraduate colleges and universities, professional schools, graduate schools, professional associations, and organizations. Member institutions and associations are provided with opportunities to recruit, enroll, and prepare participating Ventures Scholars for undergraduate and graduate studies, and ultimately careers in these professions. Ventures Scholars are also provided with a variety of informative resources to help them learn about the college and career planning process. Ventures Scholars are invited to utilize the Ventures Scholars Program services at the high school and undergraduate levels. To learn more, visit High school students, parents, educators are welcome to contact us -212-566-2522. Students can register free here:

New York City Housing Authority Digital Vans Ongoing
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) offers Digital Vans – free computer labs on wheels for NYCHA residents and other community members to link up to the Internet, search for job opportunities, or touch up resumes. The vans travel around the city, stopping in areas that have limited or no access to broadband high-speed internet service. Its eight laptop computers have wireless Internet access and connect to printers. WiFi also allows people with their own laptops to be outside the van and access the Internet for free. To find out which developments the NYCHA Digital Van is scheduled to visit, call 212-306-8090, email, or visit the NYCHA website at

24th Annual Latino College Expo on March 15, 2014
NYU Kimmel Center in New York, NY. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors affiliated with program agencies, high schools, and community-based organizations are invited to participate in this day-long event.

Our Keynote Speaker at the Leadership Summit will be Lissette Nieves - -

Many exciting workshops will be offered to students and parents during the morning Leadership Summit from 9:00am(8:00am Registration starts) to 12:00 noon prior to the Latino College Expo that will run from 12:00noon to 3:00pm.

Students will need to log on to to register for the morning workshops - (Please note registration for the Expo is not necessary)

(Students should arrive between 8:00am and 8:45am to receive their workshop list card)

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