Monday, March 10, 2014

School News Mar 10-14


  • Emily Bernard, Jovon Cornelius, and Hendrix Kiflom for joining Ms. Alder at the Skills USA competition this weekend!
  • Alex Lageer, for representing UAG at the CTE Student Advisory Council meeting - for more information on citywide student projects, talk to Alex!
  • All students going for The GOLD when requested - accountability in action!

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: 736

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

Gamer Haven: 721

Mouse Squad : 736

Stoked: 710

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

No Clubs


Congratulations to the Boys JV Basketball team on their victories against HS Health Professions (61-59) and Baruch HS (51-33)!!!  They finish the season with a 12 - 0 undefeated season record!!!

Sports at our campus:

Spring:  Girls Softball- Coach Mallory (HSGCA) E:
              Boys Varsity Baseball- Coach Burns (HSGCA) E:
              Boys JV Baseball- Coach Rigney (UAG) E:
              Boys Handball (Coed)- Coach Gaffney (HSGCA) E:
              Boys Volleyball- Coach Rodriguez (HSGCA) E:
              Outdoor Track- Coach Piccinic (HSGCA) E:
             Girls Flag Football- E:

How you can join:
You need to get two things signed: A Parent Consent Form and a Medical Form (from doctor)
Pick up forms in your school: Room 716 (UAG)
You can get a free physical/medical from Free Physical Adolescent Health Clinic located on East 94th between 1st and 2nd avenues from 8am to 4:30pm.  Call them at (212) 423-3000 to make an appointment.

Meeting and Information:
1.  Tryouts for all of the spring sports are starting today!  Please e-mail your coach for more information.

On the Horizon

The Citywide Software Engineering Schools Hackathon is happening at UAG!  Sat April 26 2014, 10am-6pm.  Sign up with Mr. Bijesse /Ms. Hogarty- limited spaces!

UAG Spring Fling
Friday, March 21, 6-10pm
Tickets on Sale @ Lunch!

The NYC Summer Youth Employment (SYEP)
Application is open!  Please complete online application for summer employment now.

Wed, Mar 19, 2-5pm, Stevens Institute of Technology Tour (9/10 Gr) - Permission slips in Main Office

Student Opportunities

Big Brothers of Big Sisters of NYC: Mentoring Children of Promise Program Apply Now!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS) has been changing the lives of New York City‟s at-risk youth through the power of mentoring since 1904. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity in NYC with strong and enduring, professional supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better. The Mentoring Children of Promise Program aims to help families by matching youth that have an incarcerated parent or family member with a fully screened and trained, volunteer mentor. Through this mentoring relationship youth are afforded the opportunity to learn resilience in the face of adversity, the importance of healthy relationships, as well as gain the support to grow to be successful young adults. This program will match youth of incarcerated parents/family members with a mentor, connect youth and their families with additional community
resources, and improve youths‟ behavior, academic performance, relationships, and self-confidence. Each young person will be expected to make a one-year commitment to participate in two weekend outings per month (3-4 hours each). Program eligibility requirements include:

 Youth must have a parent, sibling or family member currently incarcerated in a State or Federal Prison in the United States. If the incarcerated person is anyone other than the child‟s mother or father, he/she had to have been living in the same home as the child at the time of his/her arrest.

 If the incarcerated person is at Riker‟s Island or any other city jail, or has been deported, the youth is not eligible.

 All youth must be aware of his/her parent/family member‟s incarceration.

 Youth must be able to commit to actively participate in a mentoring relationship by meeting with his/her mentor on weekends for 3-4 hours, twice per month for one full year
For more information or to refer a child, contact Lissette Hernandez at or at 212-686-2042 x162.

Annual Citywide Graphics Arts Competition
First Submission Deadline: 3/28

The Graphics Industry Advisory Commission today announced the launch of the thirteenth Annual Citywide Graphic Arts Competition that runs from now until the Finals on May 23. Graphic communications students in every borough will be submitting their entries in a Qualifying Round in March hoping to get into the citywide contest at CUNY’s CityTech in Brooklyn.

Six categories of graphic design and production highlight the students’ achievement: Desktop Publishing & Design, Digital Video Production, Web Site Design, Digital Photography, Package Design and Student Filmmaking. Finalists in each category will have four hours to produce new work in the CityTech labs on the day of the competition. Judged by college professors and industry practitioners, the winners will get trophies, prizes, software, equipment and other graphics-related materials provided by leading industry firms.

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.

Mt. Sinai 2nd Annual Brain Awareness Fair
Thursday, March 13, 3:30-6:30pm
On Thursday, March 13th, CEYE along with the Sinai Neuroscience Outreach Program will be holding our second annual Brain Awareness Fair! This is event where all ages to join us to explore the Brain with an assortment of different interactive activity booths along with different foundations such a Brain Injury, etc. Students will receive a “passport” to be stamped as they go from from booth to booth and receive a door prize at the end of the session.  Annenberg West Lobby, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, 1468 Madison Avenue.  RSVP to

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

Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center: Summer Health
Internship Program

Deadline: March 14th

The Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center (MSI AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is an intensive, six-week opportunity for high school and college students. This program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to health issues affecting their communities. SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the MSI AHEC SHIP will emerge with new connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.

 Mandatory Program Orientation: July 1-3

 Program Dates: July 7-August 14, Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

 Criteria for Participation

o High School Students entering as a Junior or Senior OR

o College Students entering as a Freshman or Sophomore in Fall 2014

o Student must be between 16-22 years of age at start of program

o Student must attend school and/or live in Manhattan or Staten Island

o Student must be a United States Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status

o Student must be interested in a career in the health field

Application Instructions: The 2014 Application Deadline is March 14 (See link to application). Applications must be submitted online (or mail-in option), and recommendation forms must be postmarked by March 14. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Interviews will take place in April. Students will be contacted about admission into the program in late April. A full application includes the online or printed application, including basic information, health interests, and two short essays; two recommendation forms, mailed to the MSI AHEC Office. Mail recommendation forms or full applications to the following address:

Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC
127 W. 127th St. Room 221
New York, New York 10027

Contact Program Manager Hannah Wade at 212-534-2432 or for more information or see website.

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.

Urban Word NYC: Winter Word Workshops 
Rolling from February 4th to March 19th
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities. Urban Word presents literary arts education and youth programs in the areas of creative writing, spoken word, college prep, literature and hip-hop. We provide FREE, safe and uncensored writing workshops to teens year round. Our host of programs and artistic development opportunities expose more than 25,000 NYC teens to the art of spoken word poetry. Through our Creatively College Bound Program and partnership with the NY Knicks we award over $1,000,000 in scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities each year. We also host a vigorous community educator and teacher training series, Preemptive Education, which links inquiry-based classroom
practices with the most progressive academic trends in student-centered pedagogy. Winter Word Workshops is only one of our many programs which focuses on character voice, singing, rap and poetry. The two sessions are as follows:
 People on the Train 
Led by: Katie Issel Pitre
When: Tuesdays February 4th- March 18th 4:30pm-6:30pm
 Description: Persona. What is it? This workshop 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 
(Combining Spoken Word & Music)
Led by: Shanelle Gabriel
When: Wednesday, February 5th – March 19th 4:30-6:30pm
 Description: So you can sing, rap AND you can spit poetry??? Who told you that you had to choose one? It takes a bit of finesse to effectively blend genres and this workshop (taught by singer/ poet/ lyricist Shanelle Gabriel) will show you how. 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.

Programs are eligible for those aged 13 to 19. To sign-up please fill-out registration form and a staff member will contact you.

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)

Exploring: Brooklyn Mock Trial Team 
Deadline: March 18th
The Brooklyn Mock Trial Team is holding tryouts! In 2013, the team won many awards in the National Mock Trial. This year, 12 students will be selected to participate in the National Competition which will be held in Chicago. All travel expenses, lodging and participation fees will be covered! Tryouts will take place on March 20, 2014 at 4:30pm at the King County District Attorney‟s Office, located at 350 Jay Street, 20th Floor. Students must commit to attending practices once a week from May until the end of the school year, twice a week from late-June through July, and as often as needed as the competition approaches in late-July to early-August. To join, you must email Jordan Segal at Please include your name, high school and the name of this program (Brooklyn Mock Trial Team). An application will be sent to you in response to your registration email. Click here for more information.

Intrepid Museum GOALS Mentorship Day
Deadline 3/21
On Saturday, March 29th the Intrepid Museum will be hosting the GOALS Mentorship Day. This day is open to GOALS alum and teenage girls interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, art and/or math. Hear from influential women of various science backgrounds, complete hands-on challenges and games, make connections with your peers and women in academia and the professional sector, and learn how to pursue your dream occupation while nurturing other talents.

This event is for teenage girls between the ages of 14-17.

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Intrepid Museum, Great Hall

RSVP deadline: by March 21st to Shay Saleem at In the email please provide your complete name, current school, age, grade and what profession you’d like to pursue.

*Light refreshments will be served.

Kids Creative Apprenticeship Program 
Deadline: March 21st or until spaces are filled
Kids Creative is looking for high school juniors and seniors with a passion for the arts, an aspiration to promote peace, interest in youth development, and a desire to learn to take part in our Apprentice Program. Apprentices will receive training and first-hand experience in using Kids Creative’s methods of community building through collaborative creation as well as highly valuable job skills. Qualified apprentices will be eligible for an opportunity to
work as a paid intern at our summer camp. Interested students must meet the following requirements:
 Be at least 16 years of age by July 2014
 Have experience with supervising children & enjoy working with them
 Have interest and experience in one or more forms of art and a love for the creative arts overall
 Be responsible and self-motivated
 Display all of the qualities that we seek to instill within our students, such as confidence, creativity, and an
ability to resolve conflicts peacefully and a love for art  Be confident expressing themselves creatively in front of children and can inspire children with their
constant creativity
 Be excellent team players
 Know how to be silly, have fun with children, and not take themselves too seriously
 Able to complete the 10-week program
To apply, students must complete an application form and have a teacher, counselor, supervisor or former employer write a letter of recommendation. Applications are due by March 21st
 or until all spaces are filled. For more information, please visit or contact Program Director Suzu McConnell-Wood at Click here for a program information packet.

YMCA Teen Career Connection Internship
Deadline: 3/22/14
The YMCA 2014 Teen Career Connection program is now accepting applications for the summer of 2014. Below are some of the details of the program. Attached is a copy of the application. (please do not send or fax any applications – only online applications will be accepted)


8 week internship in a related career field of interest: marketing, legal, arts, nonprofit, media, veterinary, and technological companies
· 2 weeks of professional development training (workplace communications.
· Paired with a Career Coach/Mentor during the summer
$1,250 stipend
$300 clothing stipend
2 unlimited monthly MetroCards for the duration of the internship

The application period ends on Saturday March 22nd at 8pm. The internships are only open to students who are currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, as of today. The link to the application is You can also access the application on our TCC website. For more information, please visit our website at

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.

NYU Science and Technology Entry Program 
Deadline: March 28th
The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at New York University (NYU) is an innovative pre-college enrichment program for talented middle and high school students in New York City. Our goal is to encourage and increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM careers) and licensed professions. To be eligible for STEP, you must:
 Be a high school or middle school student in grades 7-12
 Have an 80 average in Math, Science and English
 Have an 80 cumulative average
 Be a resident of New York State
 Identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Alaskan American, or meet state-determined economic criteria.
The deadline to apply for the summer program is March 28th. (The deadline for continuing students is March 14th.)
Participation in the STEP program at NYU is $350. Click here for more information. Interested students should complete the online application. Please direct all admissions questions to Anna Ortega Chavolla at

Hi-ARTS: Learn 2 Burn 
Deadline: March 28th
The Hi-ARTS Black Book Master Class is being offered for the spring 2014. Teaching Artist Alice Mizrachi with Master Artist Enrique “PART ONE” Torres will lead the course. Come develop your artistic skills and learn how to burn like the best. During this FREE nine-week class students will learn various graffiti techniques including lettering styles, color-theory and blending, while studying under the world renowned Style Master Enrique PART ONE Torres. In addition, students will receive their own personal black book, pencil and marker-sets. This course will also feature several guest appearances of creative professionals who will impart insight into the creative industries & other tricks of the trade. At the conclusion of the course, Hi-ARTS will present an exhibition of the students work at its space in East Harlem/El Barrio.

PART ONE is a veteran of the golden years of New York City subway painting and considered a style master in the graffiti world. His specialty is his own unique brand of lettering, which he began to develop in 1974. From 1974 – 1985, he was one of the most accomplished artists on the New York City subway trains. His art has been featured in the classic film Style Wars, as well as critically acclaimed books such as, Martha Cooper‟s Hip Hop Files and the ON THE RUN‟s PART ONE TDS. In order to be eligible, applicants must be a:
• Resident of New York City.
• High School student in NYC (grades 10 -12)
• Full-time student or enrolled in a GED program

Key facts about the application timeline and program are as follows:
 APPLICATIONS DUE March 28, 2014
 INTERVIEWS March 29 & 30
 CLASS DATES April 3,10,24 | May 1,8,15, 22 | June 5, 12
 CLASS TIMES 4:30pm-6:00pm on Thursdays
 COST FREE upon being accepted into the course
 LOCATION Hi-ARTS, 304 E. 100TH St. @ 2nd Ave.
 (6 train to 96th or 103RD St.)
To request an application please email or call 718.497.4282. Additionally see online flyer for more information.

Bronx River Art Center: Teen Project Studio 
Deadline: March 31st
Teen Project Studio is an intensive, interdisciplinary art and design program that provides motivated youth the tools they need to become leaders in the 21st century. Teens (ages 14-19) selected for this program will gain first-hand experience with sophisticated digital design processes while problem-solving challenging environmental and social issues. Working in teams, participants will focus on their immediate surroundings to develop concrete solutions to everyday problems while developing an eco-friendly worldview.

Each 10-week semester focuses on a specific design problem and carries it through from conception to model, to finished prototype, as well as to new marketing strategies. The program includes workshops with artists, designers and professionals from associated fields as well as field trips to museums, galleries, design studios and related sites of interest. The program meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 – 6 PM and requires availability for field trips on some weekends. The duration of the program is from March 31stto June 21st.
To apply, students should fill-out the online application prior to the start of the program. Acceptance will be determined through timely completion of application and interview process. Applications will be accepted until program fills.

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

Harlem Youth Court Paid Internship
Deadline: Mar 31
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.

Julliard Music Advancement Program 
Deadline: April 1st

Julliard‟s Music Advancement Program (MAP) is a Saturday instrument instruction program for highly talented children from backgrounds underrepresented in American performing arts. For the past 20 years, MAP has served as an essential bridge to higher levels of musicianship, cultural participation, and personal growth for hundreds of young students. Eligible students must be between the ages of 8 and 14, reside in the tristate area (NY, NJ, CT), and have played their instrument for at least two years. African-American, Native American, and Latino students are especially encouraged to apply, as well as students who play the following instruments: Oboe, Bassoon, Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Viola, Double Bass. Significant financial aid is available to those who qualify. Click here for more information, including program details and an online application. If you have questions, contact Rebecca Reuter at

Beam Camp 
Deadline: April 1st

Beam Camp is a 3.5-week summer program in New Hampshire where kids learn to make their ideas happen through fine and manual arts, technology and collaboration. Beam Campers cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, and the creative process. They build, swim, hike, play games, and enjoy 750 acres of mountain, forests and lakes. The camp is offering a limited number of full scholarships for girls ages 7-17 to its August session, which runs from July 30-August 24, 2014. The full cost of the session is $5,200. Tuition assistance available.
**Interested participants must register for the camp and submit Scholarship & Tuition Assistance application as soon as possible, but no later than April 1st. Please contact Brian Cohen at 917-620-0491 with any questions. 

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:

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.

Women’s Debate Institute 
Deadline: April 15th
The Women’s Debate Institute (WDI) is a tuition-free camp that provides young women the opportunity to be a part of a strong community of women who love debate. At the WDI, high school girls have the opportunity to learn policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate skills from some of the top female debaters in the country. Working one-on-one with former NDT and CEDA winners gives girls the competitive edge they need to be successful debaters. The WDI also teaches students what it means to be a woman in debate and exposes girls to the rich community of women in this activity. Furthermore, our “College Seminar” gives each student the opportunity to learn how to make higher education a reality, regardless of their current situation. The deadline to apply for this program is April 15th. Click here for more information.

High School Student Essay Contest on Democracy and Citizenship 
Deadline: April 16th
High school students have the opportunity to intern for one week with a Justice of the Supreme Court and earn a $100 gift card. Interested 10th, 11th and 12th grade students should write a 500-word essay on the law theme for 2014 “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters” and discuss the importance of a citizen‟s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy. One essay will be published in the New York Law Journal. Schools are encouraged to evaluate essays. Up to five entries will be accepted from each school. Participating high schools should mail essays by April 16th, along with a completed cover sheet, to: Hon. Robert J. Miller, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, 320 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For questions, visit this
website or contact Debra Lesser at

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute: Summer Leadership and Debate Program 
Multiple Deadlines
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 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

Google Science Fair
Deadline: May 12th
The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to youth ages 13 to 18. Entrants must come up with a question to investigate and carry out an experiment, or test out a solution to a problem. Projects are judged on the criteria of inspirational entry or idea, capacity to make an impact, passion for science or engineering, excellence of method, and communication skills. The grand prize includes a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, an experience at the Virgin Galactic Spaceport, and $50,000 in scholarship funding. The submission deadline is May 12th. Click here for more information.

The Urban Assembly-Triskeles Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program provides internships in a variety of progressive businesses and non-profit organizations that are committed to sustainability and social entrepreneurship. We screen students to determine their areas of interest, professional aspiration and preferred work location. We train them and prepare them for interviews and the internship experiences and then match them with the perfect opportunity. Participants also have group orientation, weekly seminars, and a culminating group project that aim to develop students’ leadership, understanding of sustainability and social entrepreneurship, transferable job skills, and career knowledge. Past placement sites have included Eileen Fisher, Bonwick Capital Partners, Cookie Fairy Sweets, Pratt Center for Community Development, NYC Department of Small Business Services, Solar 1, and more. Applications outside Main Office in Rack.

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

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