Monday, September 29, 2014

School News Sep 29-Oct 3


  • Students accepted to PSAL sports this season:  Adam Bosko & Nathaniel Tenelshof (Bowling);  Jack Calle & Kevin Garcia (Cross Country);  Oumy Badiane (Soccer)
  • To all UAG students representing our school to new partner Deutsche Bank with GCSA Mentoring
  • To UAG Girls supporting Baby Buggy, Jessica Seinfeld’s initiative to support struggling new families!
  • AND to the UAG Girls Club again getting outside on a beautiful day in Central Park to meet each other and build community!

Welcome TEALS!  

Ms. Muzamali and class welcome our TEALS Teachers from the NY Times, Google and Microsoft in our first AP Computer Science Class at UAG!

Thank You!

To ROTC and Ambassadors who stayed to represent UAG at our first Admissions Open House on Tue, Sep 23.
Join us at the next HS Fair on 10/18-19!

Attendance/IDs/Jupiter Grades

  • FREE MOVIE TICKETS to grade with fewest lateness/absences!  The competition is on!
  • Photos for new IDs are being taken in the morning from 7:45-8:15am.  Speak to Mr. V or Ms. Hogarty in the lobby for a replacement ID.
  • Jupiter Grades/UAG Emails should be accessible by all students and parents at this point.  Having trouble?  Talk to your Guidance Counselor or Ms. Hogarty for assistance.

This Week at UAG

Club Schedule

Student Opportunities

Join The Door for annual Fall Kickoff event on Thursday, October 2nd, 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 new at the Door:

ServiceWorks at the Door

ServiceWorks is a three-part program funded by Points of Light, Citibank Foundation and Americorps. It uses a leadership and project management curriculum, mentors and service learning to help develop young people ages 16-24 into leaders. The program is staffed by Americorps Vista members who are in charge of managing this program at their sites. This program will operate in three cycles throughout the year with the first cycle beginning on October 6th. Participants will learn the content of the curriculum, be matched up with a Success Coach (mentor) and participate in four community service projects, including a capstone which will be developed on their own.

This is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors who need to fulfill community service requirements. It will also connect them with someone who can widen their network and give them some perspective on the professional world.

We are currently recruiting students for ServiceWorks at out Campos Plaza Community Center site (East Village, Manhattan) and our Atlantic Terminal Community Center/Ingersoll Community Center in Brooklyn. At Campos, the contact person is Zoe Smolen ( and in Brooklyn the contact person is Breeonna Reed ( You can also contact the program supervisor Justin Richardson ( The flyers for the two sites are attached to this e-mail.

We look forward to turning your students into Service Scholars!

Justin Richardson

Supervisor of Academic Support Services

University Settlement Society of New York at The Door

212-941-9090 ext. 3229

The Point: Photography Classes
Apply Now! 

A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography (ICP), ICP at The Point teaches youth students the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. Students as young as nine take part in weekly after school and summer classes. The classes are free, and the program runs after school from September 29 – December 11, 2014. Registration is required, and students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.
For more information, contact Alicia Clarke at or Tiffany Williams at You can also call 718-542-4149.

Music for Peace
October 9, 2014

In acknowledgement of the 2014 International Day of Non-violence United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in association with the World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater will host Music for Peace, an event dedicated to the role of music in promoting peace and non-violence in the world’s conflict zones. The conversation will includemembers of the South African a capella group, The Soil, rapper Tumi Molekane, and singer Simphiwe Dana. High Schools are invited to register to attend the event. The event begins at 1:15pm and takes place at the United Nations Headquarters. Adult chaperones must accompany all student attendees. Click here to register.

Opportunity Network: OppNet Prep
Deadline: October 17th 

The Opportunity Network (OppNet) seeks to equal the playing field for high-achieving, underserved high school and college students by creating access for them to career opportunities, professional networks, and college. OppNet Prep is a fun and exciting career development and college preparation program looking for dedicated and engaged 9th grade students. OppNet Prep students will get the opportunity to:
 Get exposure to new and exciting careers;
 Make connections with influential executives and professionals;
 Explore how to get into college; and
 Discover how to apply to engaging enrichment programs, exciting internships, and cool summer
Students who participate will get exposure to careers in a variety of career fields. 

Eligible students are:
 Current 9th grade students
 Able to commit to one full-year of programming from November 2014-May 2015. Program dates include some weekdays and select Saturdays.
 Interested in excelling in the classroom.
 Applicants should not otherwise have access to the kinds of opportunities we offer – connections to
companies and internships, intensive college counseling and application assistance, professional
networks that can open doors to successful careers, etc.
 An overall GPA of at least 75% in their 8th grade year.
The deadline to apply is October 17th. If you have additional questions, contact
Kadiatou Tubman at

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.

The Possibility Project
Multiple Audition Dates

The Possibility Project (TPP) is a youth-led program that uses the performing arts, leadership development, and community engagement to empower teenagers to better their lives and communities. TPP is currently recruiting for its Saturday and After-School programs, which run from October 2014 through June 2015. If you know any young people (13-19 years old) who may be interested in TPP’s programs, please invite them to an on-site or open audition. Participants are selected through a non-competitive group ―audition.‖ In this audition, they will be asked to participate in improvisational acting exercises, a simple dance combination, and sing. Participant selection is based on availability, willingness to collaborate with a diverse group of teenagers, and concern for the various issues that young people face today. No one is chose on the basis of their talent or ability. See for more info.

Futures and Options: Core Internship Program
Deadline: Rolling 

The Futures and Options Core Internship Program is offered to 11th and 12th grade students from NYC high schools. Private and nonprofit businesses are welcome to join as internship partners throughout the year, and represent various employment sectors – financial, small business, technology, real estate, retail, and nonprofit. In addition to their paid internships, students will attend monthly work-readiness workshops and meet for special career development and exploration field trips. To be eligible, students must be:

 A high school students living in NYC

 16 years of age or older

 Currently in 11th or 12th grade

 Legally able to work in the U.S.

 Able to work 10-15 hours per week after school, and attend workshops and trips

Futures and Options accepts applications for the Core Internship Program on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply early before spaces are filled. Interested students must complete an online application and upload their resume. Select students will then be invited for an interview. Click here for additional information on how to apply. Click here for more information, or to access a program flyer. If you have additional questions, contact Christine Scarfuto at


National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit-based scholarship for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in overseas programs. NSLI-Y immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Summer and academic year programs are available for Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.
· Approximately 600 scholarships available
· Program website:
· NSLI-Y application deadline: 4pm (ET) on October 30, 2014

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad is an innovative high school student exchange program between Americans and people from countries with significant Muslim populations. Sixty-five full scholarships are available to American high school students to live with host families and study for one academic year in countries that may include: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.
*The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to amend this list at any time.
· 65 scholarships available
· Program website:
· YES Abroad application deadline is January 7, 2015

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) is an academic year program for high school and gap year students to study abroad in Germany. Congress-Bundestag scholars serve as ‘youth ambassadors’ of the United States, sharing their life and culture with their German hosts and local government officials, and gaining new perspectives on global current affairs.
· 250 scholarships are available nationwide, 50 available to students in AFS’s region in the northeastern states (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and VT)
· Program website:
· Students living in the northeastern U.S. (states listed above) apply through AFS with an application deadline of midnight (ET) on January 8, 2015

Questions for program staff?
You can contact the following email inboxes with program-specific questions:
· YES Abroad:

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.

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!

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.

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 /

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.

TheDream.US College Scholarships
Deadline: October 26th 

TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers – youth who came to the United States as minors, have graduated from U.S. high schools or earned a U.S. high school equivalency, and lack a legal status – who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Scholarships will help cover tuition, fees, and books for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at our partner colleges, which include many CUNY schools. Please note that you must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship. To be eligible to apply, you must:
 Be a high school senior or graduate seeking to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree;
 Be a first-time college student (i.e. a student with no more than 12 college credits, excluding credits earned in a dual enrollment program or advance placement testing);
 Intend to enroll in and attend one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in 2015 and be eligible for in-state tuition;
 Have a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent GED score);
 Have been born on or after June 16, 1981 and have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
 Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
 Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
The maximum award for those students intending to earn an associate’s degree is $12,500; the maximum award for those students intending to earn a bachelor’s degree is $25,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is October 26th. Click here for more information.

LEDA Scholars Program
Deadline: November 14th 

Each year, LEDA finds and recruits approximately 60 LEDA Scholars. Scholars are high-achieving, low-income students from communities that are underrepresented at our nation’s top colleges and universities and in the nation’s leadership sectors. LEDA engages in a national recruitment effort to identify talented, low-income students who demonstrate leadership potential who do not have access to support that would enable them to attend our nation’s top colleges and universities. LEDA Scholars will participate in a summer institute. This institute, held on the campus of Princeton University, is an intensive seven-week program that includes leadership training, writing instruction, standardized test preparation, and college guidance. Scholars also receive on-going support and guidance to help achieve academic success in college. To be eligible for admission to LEDA, a student must be:
 A junior in a public high school
 A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
 Coming from a low-income family (generally $55,000 or less yearly income, with exceptions)
 First-generation college students
 Enrolled in a rigorous HS course schedule
 Cumulative GPA in top 10% of his/her class
 Strong analytical, reading and writing skills
 Above national average standardized test scores for any of the following exams: PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT
The deadline to apply is November 14th. Click here for more information.

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