Monday, October 20, 2014

School News Oct 20-24


  • To all staff and student volunteers representing UAG at the Borough HS Fair this weekend at MLK, Jr!  
  • To Riadul Choudhury, Jubaar Ahmed and Donald Jenkins for their acceptance to the Mouse Corps, an elite citywide group of Mouse Squad leaders!
  • To all participants of our first Breast Cancer Awareness Day at UAG - check out for more info on where our donations are going!

Attendance/IDs/Jupiter Grades

  • FREE MOVIE TICKETS to grade with fewest lateness/absences!  9th Grade has won for the month of September!
  • 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.
  • UAG Cell Phone Plan Contracts are being collected 4th Period by Ms. Hunter!

This Week at UAG

Club Schedule


Boys JV Basketball Tryouts
October 22nd, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.October 25th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.October 30th 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Boys Varsity Basketball Tryouts : October 24, 6-7:30am

Girls Basketball tryouts will take place on Oct 23-24 from 5-7pm. All girls will meet coach Rodriquez in the Cafeteria at 4pm.

On the Horizon
  • Fri, Oct 24, Fright Fest @ Six Flags! Final deadline for slips/payment: 10/15
  • Wed October 29:  Fall School Dance, 5-8pm 

Locker Contracts

  • Students should share lockers with students in their grade
  •  Students will only receive a locker when both themselves and their partner return the locker contract
  • Students will only receive a locker when the following actions have taken place:
o   Title I Lunch Form submitted:
o   Blue Card submitted
o   Parent has logged on to Jupiter Grades

Student Opportunities

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance

The General Program at the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence offered at any dance institution, our program supports the recreational dancer interested in taking one to three classes a week. With over 25 classes a week in a wide array of genres--from ballet and flamenco to hip-hop, salsa, and jazz--our students receive not only a thorough grounding in the primary techniques, but also specialized training in the rich and varied Latin American dance traditions, which for many is their cultural heritage.

To register by email, save completed form as “LAST NAME_Registration 14-15” and attach to an email
Forms are also accepted via fax, mail, and in-person visits to the School of Dance office.
SCHOLARSHIPS are available for those who qualify.
Questions? Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710.
2014-15 Schedule available for download HERE.

Upcoming College Prep Events @ Book&Table

Book&Table is now offering small group classes! To kick things off our SAT, ACT, and College Admissions tutors will be providing a series of free events and services to help students prepare for the college admissions process. Students can register to take a free proctored SAT or ACT diagnostic exam (which includes a follow up consultation) if they register before 10/17/14. Parents and students may register for an upcoming event at

Free enrollment into an SAT Crash Course
Those who register for an upcoming event will receive a promo code that will allow them to enroll in any upcoming SAT Crash Course for free! (regular price: $229). Students must enroll before Friday, October 17th. Those interested can visit to enroll now!

All events and courses are hosted at the Bryant Park WeWork co-working office.
We have academic crash courses and master classes coming up in November and December to help students prepare for midterms, I will be sure to pass along special promotions for those as well!
If anyone has any questions they are more than welcomed to email me directly (

Girls Write Now: College Bound Seminar
Registration Deadline: October 20th; Event Date: November 8, 2014

This fall, get closer to the college of your dreams! Learn about applying to and paying for college, receive professional advice on how to write a strong essay in your own voice and style, and talk to current college students about what college life is really like.

When: Saturday, November 8, 11am - 3:30pm

Where: The New School, 66 W. 12th St

Who: Free for all NYC high school girls

Parents, guardians, mentors, and educators welcome

Limited space available - register ASAP!

Register here to save your space Or download a flyer to spread the word. Questions? Email or call 212-336-9330 ext. 915. Girls Write Now is New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls.

Code Now

Deadline: October 22

The next Code Now workshop for high school students will take place November 8, 9 & 22. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 22.

Please find the specific details of the upcoming NYC workshop below.

Workshop dates: Nov 8, 9 & 22
Application deadline: Oct 22
Flyer can be downloaded here

American Museum of Natural History Annual College Fair

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:30

FREE! Open to the public.
This year we are excited to offer a free Kaplan seminar on the college application and financial aid processes with a Q & A session from 5:30-6:15pm located in the Davis Classroom (West).
Location: Weston Pavilion & School Groups Reception, American Museum of Natural History. Enter through the Columbus Avenue/Weston Pavilion entrance, which is located on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street.

Directions: To get to the Museum by subway take the B or C train to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street. To get to the Museum by bus take the M79 bus traveling east/west on West 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on West 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86 and M104 buses. Need a local map to the AMNH? Click here. Enter through the Columbus Avenue/Weston Pavilion entrance, which is located onColumbus Avenue at 79th Street.


Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barnard College
Binghamton University
College of Staten Island
Cornell University
CUNY The City College of New York
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Lehman College
Ithaca College
New York University
Reed College
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
University of Albany (SUNY)
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan College

2014 Big Apple College Fair
Saturday, Oct 25, 1-4pm

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.

UBS Next Gen Leaders

Deadline Oct 26

UBS Next Gen Leaders, a new partnership between UBS and SEO Scholars. We are pleased to share with you that we are now actively recruiting for UBS NextGen Leaders, a free, comprehensive college success program for African-American and Hispanic/Latino males in the 12th grade.

The application deadline is Sunday, October 26, 2014 and all eligible students are encouraged to apply. The application is easy to complete and should take no longer than 20 minutes.

Benefits to students include:

· College and financial aid application workshop

· Free laptop for college

· Paid international travel experience

· One-on-one support from an advisor throughout college

· Semi-annual leadership events with inspirational speakers and skill-building courses

· Internship and career preparation

· Community of motivated students

· Mentoring by business professionals and networking opportunities

Program eligibility:

· African American or Hispanic/Latino males in the 12th grade

· Public high school students from New York City, Newark, NJ, Weehawken, NJ, or Stamford, CT

· Minimum GPA of 80 or 2.7

· Have taken/scheduled to take the SAT or ACT in 2014 and plan to apply to a four-year college

MoMA Teens: Next-Gen New York
Deadline: October 29th

Created by a group of MoMA Teens alumni, this four-week online art course takes participants on a journey to explore what’s happening now in NYC’s art scene. Take the subway with us to Brooklyn to see different artists’ studios. Discover new and non-traditional art-making techniques, and make your own artwork in response. Learn about the Museum’s collection and investigate the ways in which gender and sexuality are being upended by creative counterculturalists just like you. Gain VIP access to content that is only available to members of the course, and meet other creative young artists from around the world. This is a class on your terms, made for you by a community of your peers. And you can take part in it anytime you want, day or night – it’s like having 24-hour access to the Museum of Modern Art! This course is completely free of charge. All applicants must be 13-17 years old. No prior arts experience is necessary. The course begins on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Applications are
due by October 29th. Click here for more information. Watch the promo video here.

NYC Urban Ambassadors
Deadline: October 31st

The NYC Urban Ambassadors (NYCUA) leadership program is geared towards helping young men become positive role models by increasing their attitude and emotional well-being towards academic and college success. In furtherance of this program, the DEA is seeking 30 young men from the 10th grade to participate in a three-year college bound program. There is no limit to the number of student applicants per school who can be nominated. Please see this flyer for more details. To learn more about the leadership program, please visit this site. The application is due October 31st. For more information, contact Nicole Yarde at

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Deadline November 2

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

Criteria and Eligibility - Any U.S. high school woman with computing aspirations is eligible and encouraged to apply: NCWIT recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments. Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education. For more detailed information, please visit

Prizes - Each award recipient receives recognition at an award event, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg), and various other prizes — computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, engraved awards and certificates, and more. Additionally, National Award recipients receive:

- $500 in cash
- a laptop computer
- a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 7, 2015
- an engraved award for both the student and her school networking opportunities with Bank of America employees
Deadline - Students can apply online at before November 2.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: College Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 4th 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest
undergraduate scholarship in the country. Recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees. Up to 40 spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experiences, a network of extraordinary scholars, and opportunities students might not otherwise have, such as funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study. Selection criteria focus on exceptional academic ability and achievements, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. The application review includes analysis of grades, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. There is no application fee. The application is due on November 4th. To learn more about the College Scholarship Program and to complete an application, click

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.

Teen Open House:
Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 7-8:30pm

Teen Programming at THE POINT CDC promotes active healing and is mission-driven, transformative, asset-based, leadership bound, and safe and caring. Young adults from 13-24 years old can register for one or multiple free workshops throughout the year leading towards college and professional careers in the arts, activism, education and more.
For more info on THE POINT's Teen Programs and how to sign up to be a part of the fun, email Danny R. Peralta at or call (718) 542-4139.

Academic SupportCollege Confidant/College Prep
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.
Time TBA
Instructor: TBA

Teen Arts
 Ensemble and Production
The Point Academy of Digital Media and Production offers fundamentals of music reading, melodica and electronic music ensemble, and music production or instrument making.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
7:00 - 9:00pm
Contact: Yamil Lora, 718-542-4139, X.131
Register here.

Black & White Photography
A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. Students have access to THE POINT's onsite black-and-white darkroom and Vantage Point Gallery. Registration ongoing. 10-week course, four times a year. FREE.
Pre-Teen, Mondays or Tuesdays 4:00-7:00PM
Teen, Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:00-7:00PM
Open Lab, Fridays 3:00-6:00PM & Saturdays 1:00-4:00PM
Contact: Alicia Clarke or Tiffany Williams 718-542-4149
Email: or
For more info click here.

Social Circus
Social Circus workshops in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil offer young people from 11 years and up an opportunity to learn a variety of circus disciplines including aerial, juggling, acrobatics, clowning and more, while building valuable life skills! Teens have the chance to perform throughout the city and even become coaches in training. FREE.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45 - 8:30pm.
Instructors: Amy Chen and Polly Soloman.
Contact: Amy Chen, 718-542-4139 X.152
From October 2014 - June 2015
Orientation dates
2014: 10/2 and 11/6.
2015: 1/16, 2/17, 3/12 and 4/14.
For more info click here.
Register here.

Abada Capoeira
Capoeira is a unique Afro-Brazilian art form which is an exciting combination of music, martial arts and acrobatics. Most students that take Capoeira, learn much more than the fundamentals of life by setting and achievent goals. Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Contact: David Handler, 718-542-4139
Register here.

Culinary Arts & Design
Blank Plate, the creative culinary program that’s changing a neighborhood, one plate at a time.
Date and time TBA.
Contact: Alejandra Delfin and Kelston Bascom, 718-542-4139 X.155

Visual Arts
Painting, drawing, and mural arts. The overall theme of this year's workshops is climate change, however these salon style meetings of artists of all ages ( 13 and over ) support individual vision and professional development, in an atmosphere where older seasoned artists share their experiences with the younger. We will kick off the season with silk painting. Artists participate in ongoing mural projects, exhibitions at THE POINT and beyond.
Wednesdays 6:45-9:30pm FREE.
Contact: Carey Clark, 718-542-4139 X.150
Register here.

Theatre Arts with Open Hydrant
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! This exciting program for young teens offers cut-edge theater productions by partnering with professional theater actors! We meet Wednesday evenings from 7-10 for scene study and production rehearsals. Our plays are shown to the community and at schools in the Tri-State area. Some of our past students' recent television and film work include: Ice Age: Continental Drift, Happy Feet. Monster House, City of Ember, Wonderland, Factory Girl, Remember The Titans, Sky High, Shark Bait, Gilmore Girls, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Bones. NCIS, Pair of Kings, Jane By Design, Modern Family, Sonny With a Chance, Chuck, Suite Life On Deck, CSI, Vegas, Entourage, The Good Wife, ATL, The Bernie Mac Show, Khloe and Lamar and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Open to all teens 10 - 17.
Saturdays 12:30-2:30PM
$10 a class. (Scholarships available).
Contact Luis Cardenas or Sarah “Rosie” Rosenberg
At 718-542-4139 X.175 or

Teen Advocacy
A.C.T.I.O.N. engages 20 stipended youth activists three times per week who work to identify social and environmental justice issues facing the Hunts Point community. Participants create and manage campaigns with the goals of developing ongoing youth-led solutions.
From September through June, and during the summer.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00- 7:00pm
Plase fill out the applications by Friday, October 3, 2014.
Contact: Rebecca Rosado, 718-542-4139 X.128
For more info click here.
Apply here.
To print an application click here

W.O.M.E.N. (Where Our Minds Empower Needs)
W.O.M.E.N. young women’s leadership program combines sex education with the Arts, bridging the gap between how information is learned and retained. Workshops include healing circles, LGBTQ sex education workshops, creative writing classes and more! Women identified youth of all cultural backgrounds who wish to empower themselves and their community are encouraged to join. Dinner and train pass provided.
Fridays 5:30pm to 7pm
Contact: Teresa Rivera, 718-542-4139.
Register here.

MEN's Group
Men's group is a young men’s empowerment group that addresses the health and social issues facing male-identified youth in the South Bronx. M.I.S.T.E.R. provides a safe space for youth to discuss and combat the social pressures brought about by the media, society, and their peers by creating campaigns informing and empowering the whole community. Dinner and train pass provided. Ages 13-24yrs old.
Fridays 5:30 -7pm.
Contact: Danny Peralta, 718-542-4139 X.138.or
Register here.

Teen Technology
Video Game Design and Tech-Entrepreneurship
Tech-entrepreneurship program and video game academy teaching basic coding skills, 3d design/printing, digital media basics and business fundamentals.
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
Contact: Jerelyn Rodriguez or Joe Carrano

Teen Internships
As an important step to preparing job readiness and improving access to higher education, THE POINT provides internship opportunities for teens. Students can intern in all areas of THE POINT's programs including:

A.C.T.I.O.N. Summer Internship
THE POINT's teen community leadership group A.C.T.I.O.N. (Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhood) engages ten stipend teen activists throughout the summer months to continue the group's social and environmental justice campaigns. A.C.T.I.O.N. also works to connect teens with summer internship opportunities outside THE POINT!
Contact: Rebecca Rosado 718-542-4139

Theatre Apprenticeship
Interns work in THE POINT's Live From the Edge Theatre as stagehands and gain technical theatre experience including sound and lighting skills.
Contact: Danny Peralta 718-542-4139, X138

Summer Youth Leadership
Teens have the opportunity to learn leadership, teamwork, mentoring and first aid skills and help staff THE POINT’s Summer Youth Programs as junior counselors and activity specialists through this program. Summer Youth Leaders are comprised of teens from the community and the Department of Youth and Community Development's Summer Youth Employment Program.
Contact: Danny R. Peralta 718-542-4139, X.138

Email: dannythepoint@gmail.comFor more information, contact Alicia Clarke at or Tiffany Williams at You can also call 718-542-4149.

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.

Parsons Scholars Pre-College Program
Deadline: November 11th 

The Parsons Scholars Program is a multi-year scholarship program for New York City public school students interested in art and design study. Accepted students participate from 10th through 12th grade. Students have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of studio subjects to gain skills and knowledge that will help them gain admission and be successful in colleges of art and design. Students earn 4 college credits and a Pre-College certificate from Parsons upon successful completion of the Parsons Scholars Program. In addition to these classes, students participate in workshops and fieldtrips to gain exposure to art and design fields. During the fall and spring semesters, programming is held on Saturdays from 9am-5pm. During the summer, students are enrolled in a rigorous, two to four-week intensive course that meets daily from 9am-4pm. Attendance to all programming is mandatory. Eligible students are:
 Current 10th graders from NYC public schools

 Students who demonstrate financial need (as determined by NYS HEOP and Free/Reduced Lunch)

 Students with a strong interest and commitment to art and design studies and obtaining a higher
education in art and design

 Students with limited access to art and design opportunities and guidance through the college application process

 Students maintaining a C average or higher

Interested students must attend an information session on October 7th, 10th or 13th. The deadline to apply is November 11th. Click here for more information, or contact Nadia Williams, Program Director, at 212-229-8933 or by email at Click here for additional information, including application instructions. 

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.

Architecture and Design College Fair
November 22, 4-7pm

There will be an Architecture and Design College Fair at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., NY, NY 10012 on Nov. 22 from 4 – 7PM. For a reservation and information, see

New York Film Academy: City-Wide High School Film & Acting Scholarship
Deadline: December 1st

The New York Film Academy is a unique educational institution, devoted to providing the most focused filmmaking,acting, and animation instruction in the world. Our film school’s workshops offer an intensive, hands-on experience which gives students the opportunity to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent possible. The New YorkFilm Academy is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to our summer acting and filmmaking workshops for deserving high school students in NYC. Scholarships are given to public school students who demonstrate financial need, passion for the visual and performing arts, and outstanding academic achievement. This program
is open to students in the 10th-12th grade. The deadline to apply is December 1st. A completed application packet includes an application form, an essay (listed under “Section B” on the application form), and supporting documents that indicate a student’s financial need and academic performance (listed under “Section C” on the application form). Click here to access the application form. Complete application packets should be sent to:
Sarah Choi
New York Film Academy
100 E. 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
Click here for more information.

Hunter College Now Spring Courses (Juniors & Seniors)

Deadline December 1

Hunter College Now is a FREE program through which high school students can take real credit bearing college courses while still in high school. Students can choose from a small list of courses and take classes on the Hunter College campus like a real college student. The benfits of these courses include: earning some college credit before you even start college!  demonstrating to colleges and scholarship programs that you are ready for college level work preparing yourself for the rigors of college classes
Successful completion of one or more college level courses while in high school makes you a much more competitive applicant to colleges and scholarship programs as a senior. Interested students must fill out the online application AND send Hunter their transcript, PSAT/SAT scores, and parent consent form (downloadable from our website).
Mr. Makris will assist you in sending the PSAT scores and transcript; let him know that you're applying. The link below has program and course information as well as a link to the application. The deadline is December 1st!

NYU School of Medicine: STEP High School Fellows Program
Deadline: December 5th

We are pleased to inform you that the STEP High School Fellows Program (STEP-HSFP) of the New York University School of Medicine (NYUSOM) is recruiting 11th graders who are members of historically underrepresented groups in scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American Indian/Alaskan), and students who are economically disadvantaged to be participating Fellows in our after-school and summer enrichment program. NYUSOM’s unique STEP-HSFP utilizes innovative teaching methods and stimulating hands-on experiences to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students and to foster their interest in the pursuit of higher education in the sciences or in medicine. The Fellows will learn about varied
medical conditions and their causative biologic and physiologic mechanisms. They will discuss the socio-economic implications of illness, as well as pertinent health education and preventive strategies to combat those diseases.

The STEP-HSFP will comprise of three sessions which will run consecutively: spring, summer, and fall. All participants are required to commit for all three sessions. The program begins in February; participating students will meet at NYUSOM for an intensive 40-hour SAT prep and college workshop tentatively scheduled for Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 5-7pm, and two Saturdays. The summer program includes college prep sessions, the development of library and research skills, writing and presentation workshops, anatomy and statistics, and seminars on public health issues. The HS Fellows return next September for an 8-week program where they will have an assigned medical student mentor who will assist the participants with the college application process.

The applications are due by December 5th. Click here to access the application. Click here for more information and a recruitment letter to schools. If you have additional questions, contact Carlos Restrepo, Director of STEP-HSFP, at

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.

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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.

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 , |

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

October 22nd (Wednesday) – Queen’s District Attorney’s Office (Law and Criminal Justice)
October 23rd (ThursdayCUNY Television (TV and Film) (Date Changed)
October 28th (Tuesday) – Gerstein Fisher (Finance and Investment) (Date Change) (New Partner)
October 28th (Tuesday) – Jamaica Hospital (Healthcare) (Just Added!)
October 29th (Wednesday) – Silvercup Studios (TV and Film) (Program is at Capacity)
October 30th (Thursday) – Primeview (Industrial Technology and Design) (Program is at Capacity)
November 4th (TuesdayPerkins+Will (Architecture and Design) (Limited to 15 students) (New Partner)
November 5th (WednesdayRichmond University Medical Center (Healthcare)
November 5th (WednesdayNew York Hospital Queens (Healthcare)

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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