Monday, June 9, 2014

School News: June 9-13


  • To students participating in our Deloitte Impact Day on Friday, and UAG members of Big Brothers Big Sisters for the special tours and lunch with our guests! 
  • To panelists for the visit from the Broad Fellows, a national fellowship exploring best practices in urban school districts on Friday! 
  • To students representing UAG at the SEPNYC Showcase on Saturday at Grand Central Tech! 
  • To students who went behind the scenes for a tour of the DIIT of the NYCDOE, touring the Network Operations Center for public schools in NYC 
  • To Dominique Smith participating in the Black Girls Code Hackathon this weekend! 
  • To awardees at the PSAL Annual Banquet on Wednesday, June 4: Our biggest year yet!

June Regents Prep Weekday Schedule

TAKE TIME TO PREPARE!  Students who fail to meet proficiency must complete remedial classes before they are permitted to take courses that will earn them credit toward a degree.  While the passing mark for general education students on the English and math Regents exams is 65, CUNY requires a 75 on the English Regents and an 80 on a Math Regents!

This Week at UAG

On the Horizon

UAG Girls Club in the Park!  Thursday, June 12, 1-4pm
Sign up with Ms. McHugh to join an Afternoon in the Park with UAG Girls Only!
Enjoy recreation, food, and camaderie courtesy of UAG.

NEW! Student Opportunities

NY Writers Coalition: Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program & Literary Festival 
Apply Now!
Come write with NY Writers Coalition in Fort Greene Park on summer Saturdays! The Literary Festival consists of a six-week series of free Saturday creative writing workshops for young people and an end-of-summer reading on August 23, 2014. The workshops serve groups of 6-12 year olds and 13-17 year olds in separate, dynamic and innovative workshops designed to create a safe space for young writers to find their voices and explore all genres of creative writing. The culminating reading presents established writers, reading alongside the young writers from the workshops. The Lit Fest provides a means for self-expression and creativity for area young people while increasing the accessibility of the arts and literature for all. The 2014 Workshop Dates are July 12th, 19th & 26th;
August 2nd, 9th & 16th; 10:30am-12:00pm. Registration opens on June 2, 2014. To register, visit and complete the online registration form. You can also register by calling Rose Gorman at 718-398-2883 x.301. Space is limited. Advance registration and parental consent is required. Click here for a program flyer.

YMCA Summer Jobs
Apply Now!

The YMCA of NYC is hiring staff for summer positions. Posted positions include lifeguard positing, day camp counselors, coordinators, and more. Click here (  for the complete list of summer job opportunities.

Mayor’s Cup Baseball All-Star Game
June 13, 2014 

As part of the Mayor’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game Ticket Program, you are able to receive free tickets to the NYC Mayor’s Cup Baseball All-Star Game. This game will take place on June 13, 2014 at 7:00pm at MCU Park in Coney Island (home of the Brooklyn Cyclones – the NY Mets’ minor league affiliate). The event will feature New York City’s best high school seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) against the best seniors from the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) as they compete to determine which league is the “Best in the City.”

Groups that attend this event will receive free tickets to a future 2014 Brooklyn Cyclones home game so if you plan to attend with a group, please email Evan Ely at by no later than June 6th with the number of people that will be attending. Click here for a program flyer. For more information, contact Evan Ely at

Randall’s Island Park Alliance: Summer Sports Programs
Apply Now! 
Since 1992, the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) has sponsored a range of free youth programs at Randall’s Island Park, which has given thousands of community children the opportunity to go outside and play in the great outdoors right in the middle of NYC. Each summer, RIPA hosts a number of free summer camps for children from neighboring communities. Click here for more information, including a listing of all free summer camp opportunities offered by RIPA, as well as registration information for these camps.

New York Public Library 
Apply Now! 
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is expanding two of its new pilot programs for this year into summer programs:
Innovation Labs (IL) and Literacy Leaders (LL). Both programs will offer credit-bearing opportunities over the summer for rising 10th and 11th grade students who might be in need of credit recovery, but won’t require attending summer school for a Regents or core academic course. IL will take place at one of 3 NYPL locations:
 Columbus Branch (742 10th Avenue, Manhattan)
 Bronx Library Center (310 E. Kingsbridge Road)
 St. George Library (5 Central Avenue, Staten Island)
LL will take place at 2 NYPL locations:
 115th Street Branch (203 W. 115th Street, Manhattan)
 Hamilton Fish Park (415 E. Houston Street, Manhattan)

IL is an interdisciplinary program that uses blogging, podcasting, video game design, and other media to teach students to observe, investigate, and assess issues pertaining to the spaces and situations with which they interact every day. LL enhances students’ literacy skills by engaging them in critical inquiry, personal reflection, and rigorous training. The curriculum for both programs are aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards. Both incorporate project-based learning, and are heavy in addressing students’ ELA and tech skills. The programs will run from July 14-August 22, 2014. If you are interested in learning more, contact Bridget McCormick of NYPL at

Poets House: High School Summer Poetry Workshop
Deadline: June 13th

For the first time, Poets House is offering a week-long summer intensive workshop for writers in high school to create and explore poetry in one of the largest poetry libraries in the country. Led by Dave Johnson (award-winning poet and teacher) and Mike Romanos (Poets House Education Coordinator), and featuring guest poets including Farrah Field (owner of Berl’s Poetry Shop in Brooklyn), these young writers will delve into the art and craft of poetry in a fun, creative and inspiring environment. The workshop ends with a public reading at Poets House. Workshop participants will be determined through an application process and by an external judge. All interested high school students are encouraged to apply. The cost of the program is $495. Full and partial tuition scholarships are
available. We encourage a parent, guardian or teacher to provide additional information about circumstances affecting the applicant’s financial status that may be helpful in the evaluation of the scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 13th. Click here to access the application. For more information, contact Michael Romanos, Poets House Education Coordinator, at 212-292-2825 or by email at

Apollo Theater Academy Internship Program 
Deadline: June 16th
The Apollo Theater Academy Internship Program provides high school students preparing to enter their senior year with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore administrative, managerial and production careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Apollo Theater Academy Interns learn about non-performance careers and what takes place behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater. Interns work under the guidance of Apollo Theater staff in various departments such as Production, Programming, Marketing & Public Relations, Community Outreach, and Events Management. This internship will not teach you how to be a performer. You should apply to the summer internship program if you:
 Have a serious interest in learning about careers behind-the-scenes in the performing arts and
entertainment industries.
 Will be entering the 12th grade in September 2014.
 Enjoy working on projects as part of a team.
 Will be available to attend the entire program, Monday – Friday, July 1 through August 15, 2014.

Rising high school seniors who will be entering the 12th grade in September 2014 are qualified to apply and must have a:
 Valid school ID card with a photograph.
 Recent school schedule and most recent report card or transcript.
 A valid New York State Employment Certificate (working papers) and a valid Social Security Card. (These must be submitted prior to the start of the program.)
Interns receive a bi -weekly stipend and are responsible for their own meals and transportation. Interns work Monday through Friday, early July through mid-August. Each workday consists of 6 hours; 3 hours on Fridays. If selected, interns must commit to attending the entire program and orientation sessions. The application process is highly competitive; therefore, not everyone who applies will be selected to participate. Relatives of Apollo Theater Foundation employees are not eligible to apply. For an application, click here. 

9/11 Memorial Museum: Museum Ambassador Program 
Deadline: June 29th
The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Museum Ambassador Program is a unique semester-long afterschool program for students entering grades 10 through 12.  Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, students will examine our collection and the ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11.  With this foundation, students will create, plan, and lead a tour of the museum for members of their own community.  In addition, Ambassadors will gain professional experience by leading hands-on workshops for intergenerational audiences during six Saturday programs.  Ambassadors who complete the program will earn a $1,000 stipend.  Transportation costs will be covered for all participants.  The registration deadline is June 29th.  Click here to apply.  For more information, contact Noaa Stoler at

Japan Foundation Summer Teen Intensive Courses
Deadline: June 30
The Japan Foundation, New York, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, is pleased to offer Summer Intensive Japanese Language Course again this year. This course is designed for middle and high school students in NY metropolitan area. Please find attached our flyer and more detailed information below.

Summer Intensive Course for Teens (Grade 7 – 12)
We are proud to offer summer intensive course to provide more opportunities for young people who are interested in Japanese culture, such as anime/manga, j-pop, fashion, etc. and in learning Japanese language to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and/or improve their existing language skills.

A1-1 Introductory JapaneseMon – Fri, July 14 – July 2510:00 – 11:30 am (10 sessions)
This class is for complete beginners! Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts such as talking briefly about yourself, your family, home, favorite foods, etc. Develop four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, including learning how to read and write Japanese syllabaries – hiragana and katakana.

A1-2 Introductory JapaneseMon – Fri, July 28 – August 810:00 – 11:30 am (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed JF A1-1 Introductory Japanese or equivalent, and can read and write hiragana and katakana. Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts such as talking about your plan, hobbies, future and past events, holidays, transportation, shopping, etc.

A2-1 Elementary JapaneseMon – Fri, July 14 – July 251:30 – 3:00 pm (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed JF A1 Introductory Japanese courses or equivalent, and can read and write simple words and sentences using hiragana and katakana. Learn to interact in simple Japanese used in everyday situations such as communicating about your pastimes, family, town you live in, seasons, weather, language and culture of your own and others’.

A2-2 Elementary JapaneseMon – Fri, July 28 – August 8, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (10 sessions)
This class is for those who have completed JF A2-1 Elementary Japanese or equivalent, and can read and write simple words and sentences using hiraganakatakana and basic kanji. Learn to interact in simple Japanese used in everyday situations such as going out with friends, planning a picnic, introducing your school, etc.

*For more details, please see the attached flyer or visit our website at

Tuition:                $250/10-session class
Eligibility:            Students in grades 7 through 12 as of fall 2014
Location:              The Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019)
Deadline:              Register by Monday, June 30, 2014.

*Registration starts Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill up quickly or may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Late registration may be accepted based on space availability. Registration form will also be available to download at our website (

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (212) 489-0299 x154.

Fitness Challenge 2014 and NYC Parks Recreation Center Memberships Ongoing
NYC Parks offers free Recreation Center memberships for students age 17 and under and low-cost annual memberships for adults and seniors. This year, schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Fitness Challenge. Participating schools will have an opportunity to host a free 12-week fitness class if they sign up 100 youth and 10 adults for Recreation Center memberships. In order for your school to receive credit, you must sign up with your school’s representative. Families are also welcome to enroll directly with their local Recreation Center if their school is not participating in the Fitness Challenge. To learn more about the Fitness Challenge 2014, view this flyer, call 212-360-3366 or email For more information about NYC Parks Recreation Centers, visit

Tech Kids Unlimited
- Week-long Workshops, 10am to 4pm, Monday-Friday, Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan & UWS
- July 7 to August 8, Ages 9-17; No Tech Experience Necessary!
- Create amazing things with technology by being exposed to software and programming—and learn 21st century tech skills. Each week consists of 15 students with a high 2:1 instructor ratio. Workshops include: experienced tech and teachers, guest lecturers by people in the tech field, free time to experiment with technology, field trips, socialization and more! A social worker is also on staff to assist students with social and emotional skills strategies. Sign up for one week or all!
- Cost: $495 per week. There are a limited number of financial scholarships. For more about the program and to register, please email

Apply ASAP!
Sponsored by the National Security Agency and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

This two-week, $300 stipend supported program provides a unique opportunity for young women from the NY metropolitan area. Qualified students will engage in an educational program covering the fundamental concepts of computer science and cybersecurity, leading to participation in the nationwide CSAW High School Cyber Forensics Challenge hosted annually by the NYU School of Engineering.

Twenty-two qualified young women from local high schools will be selected to engage in two weeks of day trips for lectures and hands-on training in New York City. The program will include significant hands-on lab exercises and students will be provided access to an online-accessible Virtual Lab (VITAL) to facilitate extracurricular and self-learning activity to prepare students to compete in CSAW. Students will also gain access to a mentor network of NYU alumni and affiliates for career and professional resources.

Participants will Receive as a Grant
$300 stipend
Daily lunches
Weekly field trips

When and Where
Monday, July 7th - Friday, July 18th
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Why Your Students Should Apply
Reinforce computer science and math concepts
Introduce cybersecurity concepts
Learn to compete in CSAW competition
College resume builder
Network with other like-minded students and faculty

How to Apply

Your students can visit to apply online for this year's session. They will be notified of the committee's decision in early May.

SUN IT Internships 
*Times of Availability: We are considering student interns on an ongoing basis. Your duration of participation is based upon your interest, skill level and schedule and can begin immediately or in the Spring/Summer 2014. *

*Internship description*: Excellent opportunity to be trained by our IT expert and work with on the ongoing implementation, maintenance and operation of a unique technology-based program, the Schools Unite Network, [1], developed to help reduce juvenile crime and prevent delinquency. Your work product will receive exposure to over a thousand NYC public and private school parents, school administrators, governmental and non-governmental agencies (including the NYPD, Parks Department, and DA's Office), and you will receive a recommendation upon completion of your assignment from the CEO and IT expert.

*Duties will include:*

* Ongoing maintenance and support of the SUN website
* Performing daily operation and tasks on the SUN website
* Implementation of new features and enhancements to improve functionality
of SUN website
* Representing the Schools Unite Network program and performing outreach at
events, conferences, fairs, and the possibility of assisting in SUN’s
social media

*Skills to have/will learn:*

* JavaScript
* Graphic Design
* Drupal

*Qualifications*: Knowledge of social media and graphic design a plus. /Must be reliable, sign participation and confidentiality agreement (with parental consent, if under 18 years old) and pass a background check./

*Characterization of Organization: *

*The Schools Unite Network is a program of the Police Liaison Group (PLG)*

The PLG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1993. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and safety of New York City. The PLG develops and implements initiatives with community members, schools, the NYPD, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and other public and private agencies, businesses and elected officials to foster closer relationships for this purpose. It is responsible for administering the Schools Unite Network and is a participant in the Coutner-Terrorism Division's NYPD Shield Program.

*Send resume, references and queries to: ***

Participate in June and July: STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program—July 1-30
Through the STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program, middle and high school students interested in learning Hindi will undergo an intensive language program, in addition to attending field trips and cultural shows, and visiting various museums and temples. The program will be held at Thomas A. Edison High School (165-65 84th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432). Registration is ongoing. Placement and orientation will be on Friday, June 27 and Monday, June 30, from 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. Classes will be held from Tuesday, July 1 to Thursday, July 31 from 8:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.Students will have an opportunity to receive high school foreign language credit as well as earn college credit from NYU. For information, please visit the STARTALK website or email Sushma Malhotra.

Hive NYC Learning Network 
Youth from ages 8-18 will find excellent summer programs offered by Hive NYC Learning Network members and our partners across the city. So whether you’re looking to level up leadership skills, build out an art portfolio, connect with and learn from industry professionals in design and gaming, or just meet new people, check out the list below. Many of these opportunities are free (except where noted) and in most cases you can apply or register online.

Click the links to find out more including dates and registration details:

Forward Thinking: 3D Printing at Brooklyn Museum – A hands-on 3D printing art class.

Documentary Filmmaking at The Babel Project – Exploring New York City through documentary filmmaking!

Musical Exchange at Carnegie Hall – A global online community for young musicians.

CoLab at CultureHub – A series of intensive workshops focusing on a variety of art forms and creative technologies in Lower Manhattan.

PRO-TV Summer Media Intensive (SMI) at DCTV – A six-week, intense filmmaking experience.

NYC Haunts @ Exposure Camp with Global Kids, The Point + Brooklyn Museum – Creating geolocative games based on local issues.

Summer Leadership Institute at Groundswell – A summer jobs program where youth artists create monumental murals across NYC.

In the Making at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Free Hands-On Art Classes for NYC Teens!

RECyouth Summer Institute with NYC Parks and Recreation – A free multimedia training program for youth age 14-17.

Middle School Computer Camp at NYC Parks and Recreation Computer Resource Centers – A free, six-week program offering digital imaging, game design, web design, app design or robotics.

Green Teen Program at NYC Parks and Recreation – Youth learn how to make a “green” positive impact in their local community.

The Academy at Urban Arts Partnership – An advanced art and leadership program for high school students.

Girls Rock! Camp at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls – A music and mentoring camp for girls.

Piano School of NYC: Piano Outreach of New York 
Apply Now! 
Piano Outreach of New York (PONY) is the scholarship fund of the Piano School of NYC that provides scholarships to young people based on economic need. This program puts 5-6 students in a group piano lesson. The primary audience is middle school students, but the program can be tailored to high school students. PONY supplies the equipment; an interested school should provide a designated contact person, as well as a classroom designated or the lessons to take place in the school. The program costs $160 per student per semester (semesters run for 10 weeks each in the Fall, Winter or Spring), as well as $50 per student for a Spring recital. Click here for a program flyer. If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Vera Barskaya Anselmo, Founder
and Director of PONY, at For more information, visit or

Hudson River Community Sailing: City Sail Summer Leadership Program 
Deadline: May 30th, then rolling
The Urban Assembly has partnered with Hudson River Community Sailing to offer a unique opportunity: one week of sailing and leadership skill development on the Hudson River, taught by engaging and experienced guides.
Students learn to drive the boat and trim the sails while enhancing their communication, teamwork and other important leadership skills. Students also learn about the math and science of sailing and the Hudson River environment. Students spend the majority of their day sailing a small sailboat in mixed age groups of 4-5 youth with an instructor. The week culminates with a sailing trip to either the Statue of Liberty or the Palisades/GWB. No prior sailing, boating, or swimming experience is required. Students are never in the water.  To learn more about the program, visit the website at Check out a promotional video about the program here:
Students can also earn PE credit for successful completion of City Sail. The student must simply request credit from his/her school, which can then get the appropriate documentation from HRCS.
Students also have the option of registering for multiple weeks of City Sail, which students have done in the past. Subsequent weeks of City Sail are more challenging and different from the previous. No two weeks are the same!  Target Students: Each session serves 12-16 students; approximately 90 scholarship spots are available to Urban Assembly students this summer.
 Any student in grades 6-12
 Any ability welcome
 No prior sailing or leadership experience is necessary
 Students must be interested in spending a week outdoors on the water in hands-on activitiesTo Apply:
Please click here to access the application. Please note that the applications have been updated and require specific information from parents. You can submit applications to Greg Lew at The Urban Assembly ( or via mail at The Urban Assembly, Attn: Greg Lew, 90 Broad Street, 21st Floor, New York NY 10004). You can also mail the applications directly to Hudson River Community Sailing at:
Hudson River Community Sailing
Attn: Alex Baum
P.O. Box 20677
New York, NY 10011
Priority Deadline: For priority (first choice of program week and guaranteed scholarship in amount of need), students must submit applications to their program/enrichment coordinator who will then turn applications in to The Urban Assembly or Hudson River Community Sailing by no later than 5pm on May 30th. Hudson River community Sailing will mail out decisions and requests for payments within 2 weeks.
Rolling Deadline: As long as space is available, students may continue to register and apply for financial aid by submitting application packets directly to Hudson River Community Sailing up until the Wednesday prior to each program session beginning.
Cost: As little as $25 per week. Students and families pay on a sliding scale from $25-$475, depending on need. In order to receive financial aid, a parent must complete all parts of the HRCS application. HRCS is prepared to provide at least 50% of its students with scholarships (every one of which can go to UA students).
Program Dates: There will be 10 sessions of City Sail between June 23, 2014 and August 29, 2014. Students should note preferred week(s) on their applications. Students can sign up for multiple weeks of the program and will be admitted to multiple sessions. Program runs Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available.
For more information, please contact Greg Lew at or Alex Baum at

Boys & Girls Harbor Summer Camp Apply Now!
The Boys & Girls Harbor ( is now accepting applications for its 2014 Summer Camps. The Harbor TEEN summer camp is a free program for youth ages 12-18. The camp offers academic enrichment, fine arts, college tours, a technology lab, 2 weekly field trips, and meals. A performing arts track is also available for an additional fee. The camp runs daily for 7 weeks (July 7-August 22, 2014) from 8:00am-5:00pm. The camp is located at 1 E. 104th Street (at 5th Avenue, across from Central Park). For more information, contact Lourdes Berrios at 212-427-2244 x.145 or by email at Please see the following links for access to a program flyer ( and camp
application form:

New York City Urban Debate League: Summer Debate Camps 
Apply Now! 
The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) is hosting NYC Summer Debate Camps for students of all ages.  Our debate camps are for all levels and for all ages.  Debate is the best sport for the mind.  You will learn skills including public speaking, rhetoric, reading, writing, researching, listening note taking, refutation, and more.  You will learn every content area from public policy to philosophy to economics.  Debate is one of the best ways to prepare for success in high school, college, career, community, and leadership.  But most of all, debate is fun!  NYCUDL hosts Summer Debate Camps in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.  Tuition is free for all member schools and students of the NYCUDL.  If you are not a member, please contact to learn how you can become a member.  Apply now!  For more information, click here at or contact Erik Fogel at, or by phone at 917-455-1079.

Let's Get Ready SAT Prep
Deadline June 4
The program is called Let's Get Ready and it's at no cost to students. It will run from June to August, two days a week, in the evening at the Hudson Guild- Elliott Center at 441 West 26th Street. I have attached a flier with further information. The application is online and the deadline is June 4th. Here's the link:

National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program 
Early Decision Deadline: May 19th; Final Deadline: June 19th
 Do you have a passion for community service?  Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now want to do more?  Apply for the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program that helps young leaders (ages 16-22) create change around critical issues facing youth today.  The NCAM  Youth Ambassadors Program will kick off this September during National Child Awareness Month.  With funding, training, and ongoing project-planning guidance from YSA and Festival of Children Foundation, the NCAM Youth Ambassadors will serve as community leaders, raising public awareness and affecting change around their issue area.  51 NCAM Youth Ambassadors will be selected –one per state and the District of Columbia – creating a powerful national network of young people who raise their collective voice in service to other youth.  Program benefits include:
All-expense paid, three-day leadership training on Capitol Hill
 A $1,000 grant from Festival of Children Foundation to support the development of a youth-focused
service initiative
 Ongoing networking opportunities with other NCAM Youth Ambassadors across the country
 Ongoing training and mobilization resources
 A platform to grow your service initiative
Program Eligibility requirements include:
 Between the ages of 16-22, residing in the United States
 Attendance at training and networking event in Washington, D.C.; September 16-18, 2014.  Expenses are covered.
 Participation in Global Youth Service Day (April 17-19, 2015)
 Collaboration with a sponsoring organization or school
The Early Decision Deadline for this program is May 19th.  The Final Deadline is June 19th.  Click here ( for more information, or here for the online application at  For questions about this program or help with your application, contact YSA Grants Manager Sarah Barrie at

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance: Aqua 101 Summer Youth Program 
Deadline: June 13th

Aqua 101 summer youth program is for local youth ages 11-14 and meets every Monday,  Wednesday & Friday 10Am to 4PM  July 7th to August 15th. The program builds on arts and environmental stewardship to engage young people over the summer season. Students take part in field trips, environmental arts projects with local artists/designers, urban gardening, beach clean ups, biking and kayaking to the islands of Jamaica Bay as well as swimming, kayaking and surfing directly off the Rockaway shoreline. See online flyer. The program is free to all local youth. Interested students should fill-out the online application and return it to or mail to:
RWA, PO Box 90064, Far Rockaway, NY 11690.  All Application materials are due in June 13, 2014. See website for more information.

Deadline: June 13
College Now is a collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Its goal is to provide students a head start in college while also helping them improve their level of academic achievement in high school. The College Now program offers challenging academic courses, tutoring, arts, campus tours and more.

College Now at the Borough of Manhattan Community College serves over 700 students annually. Students who participate in College Now, attain a valuable opportunity to experience the richness of college life while still in high school. While taking free college credit courses, College Now at BMCC not only strives to help students save time and money, but to also help push them ahead of their academic peers. Earning college credit in high school will help to make students’ college applications stand out amongst the best and the brightest.

With the chance to take on academic challenges and to participate in a wide range of cultural activities, our students can expect to have an easier transition into higher education, as well as improving their likelihood of graduating from college.

To enroll in a college credit course, you must be a junior or a senior in a NYC public school in the Fall 2014 and demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed below.
480 on the Verbal section of the SAT or at least a 75 on the English Language Arts Regents or at least a 50 on the Verbal section of the PSAT.
At least a 480 on the Mathematics section of the SAT or at least a 75 on the Mathematics A Regents Exam or the Sequential II Regents or at least 50 on the Math section of the PSAT.
Students who have not taken the Regents must have an overall high school GPA of 80 and include a letter of recommendation with your application.

Interested students should email Felicita Reynoso or Wendell Sisnett, Assistant Directors, at or  Click here to download the Fall 2014 application.

CoderDojo NYC
Saturday, June 14

Our Dojo sessions welcome anyone 7 - 17 years old and cover everything from basic HTML & CSS, to JavaScript, game development and web programming.
Most sessions require no prior knowledge! Laptops available, starting with this June session. Stay tuned at

2014 Summer Youth Police Academy
June 27 ( Application Deadline)
The 2014 Youth Police Academy is six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week from 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Program dates are July 7-August 15. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation. New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. APPLICATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING HERE.

Center for Court Innovation: Youth Justice Board
Priority Deadline: June 20th; Final Deadline: July 11th

The Center for Court Innovation‘s Youth Justice Board is now accepting applications from young people ages 14-18 who want to make a difference in the lives of New York City teens. The 10-month program allows young people to learn first-hand how important decisions are made at the city level, providing them with tools and resources to influence local policy and practice. Participants also enhance their writing, research, teamwork, and public speaking skills as they perform meaningful work with real-life impact. The 2014-15 Youth Justice Board will look at how to reduce the number of young people in the justice system by examining options police officers have at the moment of arrest. Members receive a stipend for their participation in the program. The priority application deadline is June 20th, and the final deadline is July 11th.   Click here for more information.

The Raise Up Project 
Deadline: June 30th
The Raise Up Project begins with you. If you are 15-22 years old, we invite you to speak to why so many young people are leaving high school before graduation. Raise Up features an online hip hop and spoken word competition. Five individual winners will each receive a $5,000 educational scholarship* and a trip to Washington DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on September 28 as part of the Raise Up Project culminating event. One group piece will also be selected to receive a $2,500 award. Winners will be selected through a three-round process in which the American public and guest judges vote for the pieces that have the most resonance to them (Final Judges include Rosario Dawson and Russell Simmons). After the event at the Kennedy Center, the participants in The Raise Up Project have the opportunity to be featured in a series on National Public Radio that will air in late 2014. The competition is open for submissions until June 30, 2014. The voting period will be the 
entire month of July. To enter the contest, please submit your entry here. For writing tips checkout these writing prompts. For any other information on the contest and how to get involved, please see the website.

IPO Education Foundation: 2014 IP Video Contest 
Deadline: July 1st
The IPO Education Foundation is launching the 2014 IP Video Contest. Students interested in entering the contest should create and submit a video that shows why they think the patent system is important. Students should select one of the following questions to answer:
 How has a recent patented invention improved the quality of your life?
 Has anyone in your family or community built a business on a patented invention? If so, how has it
affected you?
 How has a patented invention created new jobs and new industries in your community?
 How has a patented invention saved or improved the quality of someone‘s life, enhanced their education, improved their connectivity, etc.?
Teens ages 13 to 18 are asked to submit an original video. Two winners will be selected from the 13-15 year old category; winners in this category will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Two winners will also be selected from the 16-18 year old category; winners in this category will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The IPO Education Foundation encourages teachers to promote IP education by sharing this contest with their students. If a winning student mentions the name of their teacher as a referral source on the application, that teacher will receive a $1,500 prize for their classroom. The deadline to submit a video for this contest is July 1st. Click here for a program flyer. For more information on the contest, the patent system, as well as tips to make a successful video, please visit the website at 

Operation HOPE: Banking on Our Future Rolling
Operation HOPE is an international not-for-profit that is a ―provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all.‖  Operation HOPE‘s Banking on Our Future (BOOF) classroom program is a free educational program taught by HOPE Corps Volunteers (professionals from the community) who are trained to break down their knowledge of banking into terms that youth can understand and utilize immediately. The BOOF program educates youth ages 9-18 at no cost to schools, school districts and community-based organizations, with a focus on urban, underserved communities. The program consists of four modules that have been designed for use across the U.S. The modules have been aligned with the
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics compiled by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The program is organized by the Program Manager and delivered by Operation HOPE‘s volunteer HOPE Corps who not only provide information that is critical in establishing a strong financial foundation, but expose our students to a wealth of opportunities and professional avenues. Operation HOPE will work with schools to determine how to best integrate the program into the curriculum. Click here for more information and a program flyer. If you areinterested in being connected to the team at Operation HOPE to explore running the BOOF program in your school,
please contact your SOT liaison, or contact Jen Sainsbury at


We invite you to apply to an amazing summer opportunity!  Made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NYU Courant Institute is organizing its second year of the Girls’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Summer Program (GSTEM)

NYU GSTEM ( is a six-week program patterned after a similar program at MIT.  Students will live at home and commute to internship sites for 4.5 weeks. They will work on a small project alongside researchers in the mathematical and physical sciences, produce a brief paper about their work, and deliver a short oral presentation to their peers.

The program will start with a week of lectures and workshops. One day in each of the other weeks will be a 'campus day', when students will be brought together for lectures, workshops, and field trips.  NYU GSTEM also has tutors to support participants by helping them adjust to laboratory work and prepare their final talk and paper, and by providing other intellectual and emotional supports.

Here is a short calendar of events:
Monday, July 7-Friday, July 11: Orientation Week
Lectures, workshops, and information sessions on campus to help you prepare for the program.

Monday, July 14-Tuesday, August 12: Internship Weeks
Internship research four days per week and one campus day each week.

Wednesday August 13-Friday, August 15: Final Convocation
Program completion with final lectures, papers, and student project presentations.

The Sloan Foundation grant pays for all of the cost of this program except for tuition of $2750 for each student.  Scholarships are available.

You can find our application online at  Applicants also need to submit an official transcript and one teacher recommendation.

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 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

The Noguchi Museum: Making Your Mark 
Deadline: June 2nd

Come explore, experiment, create and share during the Making Your Mark (MYM) program held at the The Noguchi Museum.  MYM is a free summer program that introduces teens (10th
to 12thgraders) to the art and vision of sculptor Isamu Noguchi and provides a supportive environment where participants can identify and pursue their own creative interests.  The core activities of MYM include looking at and discussing art at The Noguchi Museum; 
learning about techniques including carving and casting and how to work with non-traditional sculptural materials such as found objects; and spending substantial time making your own art.  Experiences in the Museum's galleries and studio space are deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums and galleries. The program culminates in an end-of-summer exhibition and reception to which families and friends are invited.  Applications are due June 2nd and include a mandatory letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor or mentor. 
Applications can be found online. See website for more details about program. For additional questions please email inquiries to or call 718-204-7088 x203.

Children's Museum of Manhattan: Summer Junior Staff Internship 
Deadline: June 2nd
High school students from all over New York City work together alongside museum staff to explore community, technology and education at the Children‟s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM).  Through experiences that increase their confidence and independence, Junior Staff Interns grow into valued members of the CMOM team.  Interns begin with broad interests in technology, the arts or working with children. Each intern develops their interests into real work experience and skill sets that prepare them for college and careers. Students start off as volunteers, and 
as they gain more experience, they earn an ascending stipend.  The Summer Session runs on selected weekdays from 10am- 3pm and Fridays from 11am-4 pm. 
Qualifications and Important Information: 
As a high school intern you will be an active part of our education team, assisting tours and camp groups, learning life skills, building new experiences and developing leadership skills. 
 You must be able to commit to all days and times of the program session. 
 Summer Session runs throughout July and August. 
 You must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior; or an equivalent grade level. 
 You must submit a completed application and send it via e-mail to 
 You must also have a recommendation letter sent by email or hard copy to CMOM. This can be an educational or professional recommendation. 
 Please note that we will only notify those applicants we are interested in interviewing.
For more information on the program, please visit the website. Application can be found online as well. If you have any other questions, call 212-721-1223 or email at

Deadline 6/2July 1–31 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 10 am–1pm
Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing.
Who can participate?
Youth Insights Introductions is open to NYC high school ELL students in 10–12 grades. Free MetroCards and all supplies will be provided.
How do I apply?
Apply online now. Applications are due by Monday, June 2. Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor to
Have questions?
Students and teachers should contact Youth Programs directly with any questions about the application process by calling (212) 570-7752 or emailing

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A Young Mother‟s D.R.E.A.M. 
A Young Mother‟s D.R.E.A.M. is a year-long mentoring program that supports young mothers, ages 16-23, in completing their education. These young mothers are matched with mentors who themselves had a child before age 23 and before finishing higher education, and who have since completed a 4-year degree. The pairs meet monthly for workshops that promote healthy choices, goal setting, and education among the mentees. The program welcomes both mentor and mentee applications on a rolling basis. 

Reel Works: Summer Lab
Deadline: June 10th  

The Summer Lab is a free, four-week writing and filmmaking intensive workshop for teens aged 13-20. Summer LabStudents work with a writing mentor to create original spoken-word poetry and then turn their poems into original short films. During the course of four intense, exciting weeks, you will have the opportunity to explore the worlds of poetry/spoken word, video production and editing. Combining these elements, the final product will be unique to your own voice and vision – this is your chance to experiment and think outside the box! No filmmaking experience is required. Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-4pm, for four weeks starting July 8th, 2014. Apply online by June 10th to be considered for this great opporutnity. See website for additional information or contact Reel Works directly via phone (718) 768-9000 or email   Reel Works is located at 540 President Street, Suite 2F, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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

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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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

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.

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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