Monday, September 22, 2014

School News Sep 22-26


  • Our Girls Advisory for hosting the STEM Gender Equity rep - “Your girls are very sharp.”  We know!
  • Fundraising team Ibraheem, Xavier, Darius and Leslie for donating and raising a lot of money at our Club Fair & Curriculum Night to help fund student events.
  • Seniors sharing encouraging words at the Senior Meeting on the Road to Graduation!

  • Senior Committee & COSA Team organizing our first Freshmen- Senior Mixer.
  • To all awardees for our first Core Values Award Ceremony on Friday, Sep 19, celebrating Scholarship!  Scholarship Rocks (see left)!
  • UAG Maker Faire Attendees with Mr. Sookchan on Sat, Sep 20!

Thank you!

  • ROTC & Student Volunteers assisting with Club Fair and Curriculum Night! Next opportunity: Tue, Sep 23, 6-7:30pm for our first UAG Admissions Open House.
  • Our student recruitment team representing UAG at the Citywide High School Fair at Brooklyn Tech this weekend:  Cinthia, Amber, Xavier, Andre, Adonis, Vivica, Christal, Dominique, and Hassan!

This Week at UAG

Upcoming at UAG

Monday, Sep 29 - Oct 3
Student Council Election Campaign Kickoff!

Monday, Sep 29
University of Rochester @ UAG in 727, 1:30-2:30pm

Wed, Oct 1
Bentley U @ UAG in 727, 2:30-3:30pm

Thurs, Oct 2
Bates/GW/U Rochester Event 8am-11am (627)

Thurs, Oct 2
Deutsche Bank Mentor Kickoff (9th Grade) 4-6pm

Fri, Oct 3
SUNY Oswego @ UAG in 727, 2:45-3:30pm

Student Opportunities

All Star Code
Deadline 10/17/14

All Star Code is pleased to announce that applications for our most popular workshop - Design a Startup in a Day - are now LIVE on our website.

Design a Startup in a Day workshops will take place on Saturday, November 1 at Google and Saturday, December 13 at General Assembly from 9 AM - 5 PM. At our unique workshops, students will be introduced to wireframing and business strategy, practice team building and presentation skills, engage with tech professionals, compete for prizes, and be among the first to learn about what's new for our 2015 All Star Code Summer Intensive.

Saturday October 18th 2014 will be the first ever TeenTech NY conference. Brought to you by teens for teens, TeenTech NY is open to all high school students and attendance is FREE.

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 

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 Friday, September 26, 2014 and youth will be invited to a short interview session once we have reviewed their applications. We are also hosting Open Houses on
Saturday, September 13 at 1pm, Thursday, September 18 at4pm and Wednesday September 24 at
4pm in Midtown Manhattan at 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 502, New York, NY 10036. Youth must RSVP to attend the open houses here.

Groundswell Mural: Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship
Deadline: September 26th 

Groundswell‘s Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is a paid after-school pre-professional public art apprenticeship program for teens (ages 14-19) interested in using visual arts for the benefit of local communities. TEMA apprentices create public works of art collaboratively with Groundswell professional artists on projects commissioned by community partners. Through TEMA, you will have a chance to: 
 Meet people with similar interests 
 Learn art skills from professional artists 
 Help visually transform communities 
 Earn a stipend 
TEMA runs from the week of October 20, 2014 through the week of May 4, 2015. The program meets once per week (on Tuesdays or Wednesdays) from 4-7pm, as well as 3 Saturdays or Sundays. Students who complete the program will receive a stipend starting at $200 for full participation in the program. Students interested in applying must complete an application and submit it by no later than 4pm on September 26th. Applications can be sent via email to or by regular mail to: 
540 President Street, Suite 1A 
Brooklyn, NY 11215 
Attn: TEMA 
For more information, please contact Jules at 718-254-9782, or email You can also click here for additional information. 

Bronx River Art Center: Teen Project Studio
Deadline: September 29th 

Teen Project Studio (TPS) is an intensive art and technology program that uses the latest design software and applications to explore how artistic practices can be applied to urban design and community renewal. This is a free intensive course that meets for 2.5 hours on Tuesdays from 3:45-6:15pm, and includes monthly field trips (on Saturdays) to see the latest in contemporary art and design in NYC. The deadline to apply is September 29th. Click here for additional information. The Bronx River Art Center also offers additional courses for teens, with a fee of $75 for each course. The deadline to register for all courses is September 29th. 

The Schomburg Center Junior Scholars Program
Deadline: September 30th 

Celebrating its thirteenth year, the Junior Scholars Program is a Saturday program that engages 125 youth, ages 11 to 17, in the exploration of American and global history through the lens of the Schomburg Center‘s collections. The program builds their historical literacy and critical thinking skills, enhances their civic engagement, and prepares them to thrive in college, by employing both inquiry-based and a project-based learning. The program runs during an intensive 26-week series of Saturday sessions, from 10am-3pm. 
The Junior Scholars Program invites nominations of participants from parents, educators, teachers, and youth organizations, as well as religious, civic and cultural institutions and organizations. The nominated youth must complete an application (including a written statement indicating the applicant‘s interest in the program), and an interview. Junior Scholars Program Application Info: 
For more information, please click here. 

New York Historical Society: Student Historian Internship Program
Deadline: October 6th 

The Student Historian Internship Program at the New York Historical Society is designed for students in grades 10 through 12. The Student Historian Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world. Participation in this program includes: 
 Researching art, artifacts, and documents from New York Historical‘s collections to create resources for museum visitors and the New York Historical Society website, with a particular focus on New York State U.S. History and Government Regents Exam review materials during the academic year. 
 Training to work with diverse audiences as facilitators in the museum galleries and the DiMenna Children‘s History Museum. 
 Contributing to social media accounts at the New York Historical Society, including the Student Historian blog. 
 Assisting with public programs, family programs, and other special events at the New York Historical Society. 
 Meeting with experts from the museum and library departments to discuss both the museum‘s collections and career options. 
 Visiting other museums and cultural institutions throughout NYC. 
This internship program is open to students who meet ALL of the following criteria: 
 You are currently enrolled in the 10th, 11th or 12th grades. 
 You have the consent of your parent/guardian to apply for this program. 
 You have (or can obtain by the start of the program, if accepted) valid working papers. For complete information about obtaining working papers, click here. 
To apply, interested students must complete the application form. This should be typed, saved as a Word document or PDF file, named ―your first name_your last name_app‖. The document should be emailed to using the subject line ―High School Internship Application.‖ A recommendation form must also be completed by one teacher or advisor and emailed to using the subject line ―Recommendation for First Name Last Name‖. The deadline to apply is October 6th. Click here for more 
information. High School Internship Program
Deadline: October 9th 

At, teachers submit projects for materials or experiences that their students need to learn. Then donors come to our website and donate money to any projects of their choice. The internship program provides high school students with practical work experience in the non-profit sector. Our interns develop their communication, project management, research, and analysis skills while helping teachers and students all 
over the US! We are looking for interns to commit to either Fall (October-January), Spring (January-June), school year (October-June), or Summer (July-August) internships. All internships take place in our NYC office, located at 134 W. 37th Street in Manhattan. Eligible students are: 
 Currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade. 
 Able to intern at least 2 days a week (Mon-Fri), for at least 2 hours each day, between the hours of 1-6pm. 
 Detail-oriented, responsible, willing to learn new skills and take initiative. 
 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
 Interested in learning more about education and non-profit organizations. 
Interested students should apply online by no later than October 9th. If you have further questions, email Christina Gillim at Click here for more information. 

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:

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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