Monday, September 15, 2014

School News Sep 15-19

Club & Enrichment Fair: Tue, Sep 16, 2:45-5pm!

This Week at UAG 

Students AND Parents Welcome at the Club Fair, Tue 9/16!
Featuring 25+ UAG Club Tables and the following organizations:

NYPL Literacy Leaders & Innovation Labs
Opening Act
Hudson Guild
American Express BBBS-NY
Deutsche Bank GCSA Mentoring 
CCC-NY Youth Action
Sadie Nash Leadership Program
New York Historical Society Internship Program
Teen Drive 365 - Toyota of Manhattan
Westside YMCA (Strong Kids + Teen Tech Crew +Teen Programming)
Silicon Harlem
Girls Who Code
All Stars
Fordham LC STEP (Sci Tech) Program
Exploring NYC
Teen Reviewers and Critics Program
SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program
SEO Scholars

Upcoming at UAG

Monday, Sep 22
UAG Afterschool Programming/Clubs Start: 3:10-4:10 (all days but WEDNESDAYS)

Tuesday, Sep 23
UAG Admissions Open House #1, 6-7:30pm in Aud (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

Wednesday, Sep 24
Intern Showcase and Reception, 8-9:30am, Library
Union College @ UAG, 2:30-3:30pm
Girls Club Event in Central Park! 3-5pm

Thurs, Sep 25-26
Rosh Hashanah - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Sep 29
Student Council Election Campaign Kickoff!

Student Opportunities

Attend the Maker Faire for free with one of our partner organizations!  Saturday, Sep 21 - DON'T MISS!  Limited seats left - let Mr. Sookchan know immediately if you'd like to join!  

Fordham University Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) scholars will receive academic enrichment in math and science in preparation for coursework; participate in college preparatory and career development courses; and travel to open houses as well as high school and college fairs in the tri-state area.  The fall program will take place on Saturdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM beginning late September through early December. All classes and activities will take place on the Fordham University campus at Lincoln Center.  Applications here or contact Deadline is 9/15/14.
Flatiron After School, a coding conservatory for high school students, is hosting an Open House onSeptember 16th from 6:30pm to 8pm to give you the chance to meet our instructors, check out our curriculum and hear from one of our high school students. 

BAM DANCE Fall Dance Insider
Dates: Sat, Oct 25/Sat, Nov 1/Sat, Nov 15
Venue: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Application Deadline: Sept 17, 2014

BAM Education partners with Mark Morris Dance Center to present this free workshop series for dance students grades 9—12. In conjunction with the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival, participants will learn from and engage with some of the festival’s most renowned dance artists. Bénédicte Billet—who worked for years as a dancer with Iconic BAM Artist Pina Bausch and Tanztheater Wuppertal—and the 2014 BAM Fisher Artist-in-Residence Ivy Baldwin will lead immersive workshops for teenage dancers and choreographers.  Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Participants should have at least two years dance training as well as previous choreographic experience. All students must submit an application and complete an interview in order to be considered for the program. There will be no audition. Participants must commit to both workshops (Oct 25 & Nov 1) and attend both performances (Oct 25 & Nov 15). BAM will cover the cost of travel and performance tickets.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Internships for High School Students
Deadline: September 17th

Ever wonder what it‟s like behind the scenes at one of the world‟s largest and finest art museums? A paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is your chance to find out. You‟ll get the inside scoop on a variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, and curatorial areas. You‟ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of theMuseum‟s departments – valuable experiences to build your resume. You don‟t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply – just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!

The Museum offers internship each summer and school year. School year internships are open to students in grades 11 and 12 at a NYC Department of Education Title I high school. To apply, students must complete the online application. Two recommendations are required; at least one must be from a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations must be submitted using the online recommendation form. The deadline to apply is September 17th. The program runs from late October 2014 through early June 2015. Click here for more information. If you have additional questions, you can call 212-650-2330 or send an email to

Intrepid Museum: Leadership Institute for Today and Tomorrow
Deadline: September 19th

The Intrepid Museum‟s Leadership Institute for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) is a free year-long program for high school juniors that focuses on leadership skills needed in the 21st century. Through partnerships with local educational youth service organizations, LIFTT encourages students to activate their leadership potential, sharpen their public speaking sills, and become engaged in community and civic programs, all while encouraging and preparing them to take the next step in their education – the college application process. Most sessions take place at the Intrepid Museum. The deadline to apply is September 19th. For more information and to access the application materials, visit the website and review this informational flyer. If you have further questions, contact
Gerrie Hall at or by phone at 646-381-5174.


The Stella Adler Outreach Division offers a free one-year after-school acting program for NYC teens. This program is for low-income students. I would be so grateful if you could share this information with as many teachers and students as possible from your community. You can find details below and at this address:

Please note that the application deadline is Friday, September 19!  We aim to serve students who are committed and passionate but who do not have the financial means to pursue this kind of training on their own, so your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated.  

Who is Eligible?
New York City High School sutdents who qualify as low income (priority for free/reduced lunch students)

What is the program?
Acting classes and performances

What is the commitment?
Two days a week after school 4:30pm to 6:30pm, September through May

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 W. 27th St in Manhattan

How do I sign up?
Call the Studio at (212)689-0087 to schedule an interview with Tommy Demenkoff, Director of Outreach.

TechKidsUnlimited Fall Sunday Workshop Schedule
Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) is a technology-based educational organization, for kids ages 7 to 18 with special needs, which empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology. TKU teaches technology to kids who learn differently.

The Door 
Join The Door for our annual FallKickoff event on Thursday, October 2nd from 4 – 7pm. This year’s theme is I LOVE NEW YORK!    The kickoff is an open-house, complete with giveaways, food, music, performances, and activities, and is open to everyone.  If you have any questions about this event or the agency, please email Bailey Huguley (, Assistant Director of Programming. The Door is located at 555 Broome Street in Soho, between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. We are accessible via the 1, A, C, and E trains at Canal Street.  For more information about The Door, please visit our website at Fall Kickoff is an opportunity to explore all of the amazing free programs and services available for young people ages 12-21, including:

· Health care

· Mental health counseling

· Legal services

· Crisis intervention and services for runaway and homeless youth

· Performing and visual arts

· Recreational activities

· LGBT programming

· Meals

· Educational services (HSE, tutoring, college advising, etc.)

· Career training and placement

· Supportive Housing

· Broome Street Academy Charter School

· …and much more!

EHTP wishes you all the best as you begin another school year filled with exploration, learning, and fun!

We still have open spots in our University Program, and invite your students and families to apply. Our programs are offered free of charge and operate year-round, including dynamic full-day summer programs for both middle and high school students.

Please encourage families to join us for an information session. High school sessions begin at 7 p.m.

Open House Dates
September 17
September 24
October 1
Download the Application!
Apply Online!

Henry Street Settlement's CAUSE (College Achievement through Urban Science Exploration) Project - a program for high school juniors to explore science as a career track in emerging areas such as green technologies, ecology, and environmental studies. The program aims to prepare students for the rigors of college and increase their chances for admission to top colleges and universities. Students will participate in field trips to learn about the urban environment in New York City, learn research methods, conduct and present a research project of their own, and attend a 4–5 day Career Exploration series at Cornell University.  Apply here.  Deadline in 9/22/14.

Mayo Clinic in Times Square: Tue Sep 23-Wed Sep 24
This year, the world renowned Mayo Clinic is recognizing its 150th anniversary. Since Dr. Mayo first opened up a small medical office 150 years ago, Mayo Clinic has been offering hope to patients, and is a trusted source for people, including countless New Yorkers, looking for answers for complex health needs. Mayo Clinic has been behind many of the advances in the field of medicine which impact us on a daily basis, from the creation of the first blood bank to the discovery of cortisone. 

As part of the 150th commemoration, Mayo Clinic is visiting more than 40 US cities with its mobile exhibit, a journey which takes visitors through nearly 1,000 square feet of multi-media displays, discovering how Mayo Clinic is pioneering the future of health care. The mobile exhibit will be in Times Square on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. As part of their visit to Times Square, students will receive a special anniversary plush toy – Dr. Jack! They’ll also be able to chat with nurses and other health experts associated with Mayo about exploring careers in medicine (note: medical advice cannot be given, nor are the students able to participate in the complimentary blood pressure screenings). It will be a fun, hands-on experience for students and a bit of a departure from their normal science class.


New Academic Requirement

The 5+1 Rule
A student must pass five credit bearing subjects and physical
3 of the 5 classes must be major subjects. CTE classes may
not be counted as majors
A senior programmed for 4 or 5 classes who fails one class, in
his/her senior year, will be eligible for PSAL so long as the
failed class is not required for graduation
The 10 Credit Rule
A student must accumulate ten credits for the two semesters
prior to the eligibility period not counting PE.
Student-athletes must achieve a passing GPA at time of
eligibility evaluation.

Students must achieve a minimum of 90% attendance at the 

The doctor will be at the Graphics Campus on Tuesday September 16 2014
 for students to receive physicals.  Students must bring in PSAL paperwork FILLED OUT AND SIGNED  by parent or guardian.  If you need paperwork please email me at or stop by room 560 to pick up.  if you have completed paperwork, please drop it off to the school nurse  in room 625 or to the main office of your school and I will pick them up.

For a FREE Physical contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center to make an appointment at  (212) 423-3000
r at Duane Reade for $49.00 (Walk In)

MNN Youth Media Classes: aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape. Access to editing labs, camera, and studio equipment to produce independent projects for broadcast on MNN’s Youth Channel. To apply for classes or to register for an upcoming info session click HERE.

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Teen participants spend 10 weeks attending performances and exhibitions all over NYC, meeting artists, learning the art of discussion and critical writing, publishing reviews on our online publication The Journal of Art and Reviews and so much more!
Contact Keonna Hendrick, TRaC Program Manager, at or 212-453-9485.  Apply online.  Deadline is 9/22/14.

LOCATION: Hudson Guild Community Center
441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
TIMES: 6:00PM-9:00PM
DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 23 to December 11th
Two mandatory SAT diagnostic exams on September 27th and November 15th.
All students must take the December 6th SAT exam.
First priority for enrollment is for students entering their senior year in the Fall of 2014 who qualify for free/reduced lunch and/or are first generation college bound. However, juniors and those who could not otherwise afford SAT prep are encouraged to apply. If you have additional questions, please contact Nora Walsh-Devries at

+Let’s Get Ready (LGR) expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college.  Through a network of local chapters, Let's Get Ready volunteers provide under-resourced students with FREE intensive SAT preparation, college advising and powerful role models for college success.   
LGR is now accepting student applications for our Fall 2014 program!
Where:   We will have sites throughout the Bronx and Manhattan.  To learn more, please visit:  Applications to the following New York City sites are available below.

Bronx- Fordham University:

When:          Two Nights a Week – Mid September through Mid December
                    2 Saturday Diagnostic Tests
                    College Trip
Participants:   Application acceptance is prioritized by those students who will be seniors in the fall of 2014, college bound and then those students who would not otherwise be able to afford SAT preparation and college application assistance.
Info:               For more information, visit:
Contact:        Let’s Get Ready Office – 646.808.2768 /

Sadie Nash Leadership Program Fall 2014
Leadership Institute,

 a year-long, after-school program for high school aged young women. Classes will incorporate both community building and intensive leadership development as well as integrate college awareness, health and self-care, and increased communication skills.  

Participants will receive an end-of-year stipend based on their participation and attendance in the group, and are eligible to receive school credit
. We are focused on the intellectual and personal development of young women, but our programming also provides greatly needed networking opportunities, boosts college applications and provides young women with a safe, enriching, and creative after-school experience. Young women can choose between two tracks:

Sisterhood Academy! This class will focus on identity, leadership development, career and life options, healthy relationships, mental, physical, and emotional wellness, and creative self-expression.  Using their own lives and experiences as a starting point, young women will examine their identities, explore their families and communities, and critically discuss issues facing young women. They will also build practical skills and knowledge on issues such as health, financial literacy, college awareness, stress management, job readiness. Through a variety of creative means (spoken word, art, and creative writing), they will also work to express their thoughts and disseminate their knowledge to their peers. 
Sisterhood Academy will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park.

Leadership Scholars!
 This is a college support class recommended for 11th graders (and 10th if interested).  The group will focus on issues of educational justice and college readiness and college prep.  The educational justice aspect of the c
lass will examine such questions as:  What makes a good school, and why aren’t all schools good?  What is a “good education” and how can you fight for your right to one?  You will also receive support, guidance, and information around your own college plans
 and take a couple of college trips
.  You will learn about what colleges are looking for, how to apply, what options to consider, and you will begin the journey towards college today!  Open to sophomores and juniors only. 
Leadership Scholars will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park.

We are currently accepting applications for both these tracks. I have attached application forms that can be copied or youth can apply online from our website

Applications are due by 
, Sept
, 201
 and youth will be invited to a short interview session once we have reviewed their applications. We are also hosting Open Houses on 
day, September 
pm, Thursday, Sept
ember 18
 at4pm and 
pm in Midtown Manhattan at 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 502, New York, NY 10036. Youth must RSVP to attend
 the open houses

CSTUY Hacking Sessions : a program aimed at high school students with some programming experience, preferably in Java. We'll meet every Saturday from 9:00 am to noon to learn more about programming and to build some really cool projects.   Students interested in applying should head over to for more information and to apply. Any participant showing financial need may apply for financial aid. Where appropriate awards will cover full tuition.   Questions?

TEEN TECH CREW | Ages 12 - 19 yrs.
Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 PM; Beginning October 10– December 5, 2014.  Students who register for the program, must make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. In FORUM, Technical Theater professionals will teach workshops in lighting, stage management, sound, costume, and scenic design. Students will practice their new techniques in support of the Kids Company PRODUCTION Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. In PRACTICUM - In conjunction with the Friday FORUM, Students will select an area of focus and schedule an additional 5 sessions with their Teacher/Mentor to develop, construct, execute, and plan designs for Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. Teen Tech Crew is integrated fully into our Kids Company Fall PRODUCTION and will play essential roles backstage and behind-the-scenes. TECH REHEARSALS: Saturday – Sunday November 15-16 1-5 PM; Monday – Tuesday November 17-18 4:30-8 PM. PERFORMANCES: November 19 – 23, 2014,Wednesday - Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 2:00 & 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM. Amanda Selwyn | Director of Community Arts, West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023212-912-2635 , |

YouthAction NYC engages New York City youth from diverse backgrounds in civic participation and advocacy. Students who participate in the YCLC will:
  • Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools, and their communities.
  • Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.
  • Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.
  • Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Strengthen their communication and public speaking skills.
  • Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of peers in the program!
The Fall 2014 YCLC will begin on Monday, October 20thDeadline: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2014.  Apply here:

Apply now to be a TEP READING BUDDY, a new after-school program designed for TEP 5th Graders

Reading Buddies are matched with a 5th grade student, and read together from 4 to 5 PM, 2 afternoons each week at TEP.

* Reading Buddies are paid $15/hour (we also accept volunteers). 
We are looking to recruit strong and enthusiastic readers who can commit 2 days per week for the entire school year. The program happens here at TEP, 193rd and Audubon Ave in Manhattan, a 5 minute walk from the 1 Train Stop. To learn more about TEP, visit our website:

Click here to complete the online application.

NY Exploring Programs

Dreamyard Art Center:  offering nationally-recognized programming across different art forms that include theatre, poetry, dance, visual arts, photography, video, music and audio production, fashion design, and engineering. See more at:
We are advertising our first time FREE SAT Class provided by KAPLAN & NEW YORK CARES. DREAMYARD Art Center is proud to offer this program! We have only be allotted 15 seats so this will be a first come first serve program. All students/parents interested must contact us by SEPTEMBER 17!

SEO Scholars (9th Grade)
Deadline: December 5, 2014
Admission spots at SEO Scholars are doubling this year! We’ll be admitting our largest class yet – 2509th grade public high school students from across New York City – and we are seeking motivated students to apply! Our application is now online and can be found at:

Wishbone Scholarship Opportunity for After School Program
Deadline: Rolling

Wishbone is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students pursue their independent passions by funding cost prohibitive after school and summer programs. Wishbone seeks students who demonstrate a strong and independent passion that can best be pursued in an out-of-school time program. Students‟ passions should be clear and specific, and they should choose an out-of-school time program that will expand on their skill set and increase confidence. Wishbone has an extensive database of available programs for students to choose from. For more information, including application instructions, click here.

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