Monday, October 6, 2014

School News October 6-10


  • More students accepted to PSAL sports (so far!) this season:  Sidney Paucar, Roberto Dutan, Ajami Riley, Aboubacar Traore, Wilson Jara, David Leon (Soccer); and Tania Guerrero, DaSandra Stephens, Stephanie Lopez, Elda Omeragic, and Mame Ndiaye (Volleyball).
  • To all who have recorded their Election Statements with Mr. Canepa so far (recording continues after school 3-4pm in Rm 649A)!
  • To UAG students attending the Digital Undivided Focus 100 Conference on Friday!
  • Posse Foundation Finalists Oumy Badiane and Federico Leyva - wish them well on interviews this week!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Thurs, Oct 16 Breast Cancer Awareness Day @ UAG - Wear Pink! 
  • Sat & Sun, Oct 18-19, 10-2pm HS Fair @ MLK HS 
  • Tue, Oct 21, 5-7:30pm @ UAG Admissions Open House in Aud.

RSVP to for 10/18-19, and 10/21 event

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

On the Horizon

  • Tue October 14 UAG Parent Association Meeting, 6-7:30pm:  Teen Health Talk from Partner Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Mon - Fri October 13-17 “Ally Week” @ UAG Show support of LGBT youth 
  • Wed October 15: PSAT @ UAG!

Student Opportunities

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 


NACAC Performing Arts and Visual Arts College Fair
October 7, 2014, 6:30-9pm

The New York City Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) College Fair is designed for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate study in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines. Attendees will learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, and much more by meeting with representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, festivals and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts. The NYC PVA College Fair will be held on October 7, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located at 655 W. 34th Street. The fair will run from 6:30-9:00pm. Click here to view the list of schools attending the fair. Click here for more information.

Art Ready: Smack Mellon’s Professional Artist Mentorship Program for High 
School Students 
Deadline: Oct 8
ELIGIBILITY: Open to students in grades 10-12, living in NYC
PROGRAM DATES: October 15, 2014 to May 28, 2015
PROGRAM TIMES: Wednesday afternoons, 4-6:30pm
LOCATION: Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
From October to January the group will meet at Smack Mellon and will depart for studio visits
at 4:00. From February to May students will go directly from school to their Artist Mentor’s
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 8, 2014 (Early applications encouraged!)
Please visit our blog at for more information
Art Ready is a mentorship program designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students will meet a wide range of artists from emerging to well-known and be mentored by professional artists. Students who complete Art Ready will be informed, educated and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts. The program is free for participants.

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
Open House Thurs Oct 9, 4:30-6pm:  919 3rd Ave & 55th Street at Schulte, Rothe, and Zabel. We ask that students RSVP by Tuesday, October 6th.

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 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. 

Registration Deadline: October 10th 

Ever wish you could walk upside down on your hands or do a somersault? Release tension in your body? Quiet down your mind and experience inner peace? Teachers, would you like to learn techniques to help your students to focus better? If so, come learn the movement art of Yo-Dan-NasticsTM! Currently, classes are available for children 3-9 years, teens 16 years and older, adults, and special needs individuals. Classes are held at DaNY Studios, located at 305 W. 38th Street in Manhattan. There is a $150 fee for the entire 15 week session, which runs from October 6, 2014 until February 2, 2015. A special fee of $30 is available for qualifying low-income individuals (conditions apply). Space is limited, so register early. The deadline to register is October 10th. For more
information and to register, click here. You can also contact Paul Keoni Chun at 212-643-9013 or by email at


CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium 10/10-10/11
Registration is still open and discounted registration is being extended to those on this emailing list. This code is available for anyone registering before Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Friday October 10, 2014- 6PM-10PM
Saturday October 11, 2014- 8AM-5PM

H.E Tete Antonio, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations;
Sophia Bekele, Founder & Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust
George Magoha, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Frank Sanchez, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at The City University of New York.

For More information, Contact: 330-323-4419

Conference website:

YouthAction NYC (10/13 Deadline)  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 13th, 2014.  Apply here:

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.

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.

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

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.
For more information, contact Alicia Clarke at or Tiffany Williams at You can also call 718-542-4149.

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.

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.

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 /

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

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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