Monday, November 17, 2014

School News Nov 17-22


  • To last week’s Flag Football champions and all Intramural Sports participants!
  • To ROTC members braving the Veterans Day parade! 
  • To UAG students making the final cut in PSAL sports!  
  • To the students awarded Core Values Awards by their peers at our 2nd Core Values Award ceremony!
  • To participants of the Student / Staff Twin Fashion Show!
  • To Malik Shaw, the first UAG student officially extended an acceptance to College!!

This Week at UAG

Club Schedule


Doctor on Campus on NOVEMBER 20

*Bring in signed consent forms and 
*Make appointment with Nurse in Room 625

Attendance/IDs/Jupiter Grades

  • FREE MOVIE TICKETS to grade with fewest lateness/absences!  October's Winning Grade - the 9th Grade Takes It Again!  
  • 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!

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

UAG DevBootCamp Field Trip
Thursday, November 20, 3-5pm
Sign up here!

Learn more about an exciting apprenticeship program starting with DevBootCamp by taking a tour of their facilities and finding out how they are preparing the programmers of the future!  Featuring a new partnership with Kaplan Emerging Technologies program.  Let Mr. Sookchan know in Rm 702 if you are interested in attending - limited slots.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Apply Now! Open House 11/22/14 11am

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is hosting a Fall Open House. Does your child love to sing? Start your musical journey with Brooklyn Youth Chorus and join us for our Fall Open House. Take a sample class with the instructors and learn more about Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Plus, you have the opportunity to audition right after the class. See what the buzz is all about! This open house will take place on November 22, 2014. The open house will take place for students ages 10-12 at 10-10:45am and 11:00-11:45am for students ages 13-16. The event takes place at Brooklyn Youth Chorus, located at 179 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Click here for more information and to register!

BEHIND THE SCENES AT Johnson & Johnson with Live Out Loud
Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:30-6:00 PM
LGBTQ and Ally students are invited to go behind the scenes at a world famous health care company!  Here’s your chance to hear personal stories and gain career advice from Johnson & Johnson’s openly LGBTQ employees.   It provides students with the unique opportunity to explore the inner-workings of a major corporation—in this case, Johnson and Johnson—that offers their LGBTQ employees a positive, safe and supportive work environment. At the event, the company offers students a 'day in the life' of what it’s like to work there, and employees share their experiences, and the challenges they've faced and/or overcome as a member of the LGBTQ community.  To RSVP, email  Please note: students are required to sign release form.   Watch a video introducing Live Out Loud's unique programs for LGBTQ youth!

Upward Bound @ BMCC
Apply ASAP! 9th and 10th Graders
Upward Bound is an after-school college prep organization aimed at providing comprehensive intensive support for your child to enter the college of his/her choice, and succeed when there. This program is located at BMCC, 70 Murray St, New York, NY, and includes academic support, college tours, SAT/ACT Prep, homework labs, core subject review, Regents prep, Financial Literacy and Aid support, Cultural Events, Parent Workshops, trips and more.
The UAG Enrichment and College Offices strongly endorse these programs to provide the academic and financial support necessary for your child to have the most successful college application process with a wide range of colleges and scholarships to choose from, and also to ensure that your child graduates from college in FOUR YEARS!
Please see link for the Upward Bound application. These are competitive programs - please review application and requirements carefully. Your Guidance Counselor is here to support you.

CTE Internship
Seniors! Show your working papers and send resume to Ms. Hogarty to obtain an internship in your Pathway. This 10-week paid opportunity requires HR processing prior to approval to work - time is running out to participate in the Fall Cycle!

Brotherhood Sister Sol

512 W 143 St New York, NY

Exploring Program Schedule: November

November 18thCrown Plaza Times Square (Hospitality)(New Partner)
November 18th Lincoln Medical Center (Healthcare)
November 19th  Bracewell & Giuliani (Law)(New to Schedule) 
December 4th (ThursdayActivu (Technology) (New Partner)
December 4th (ThursdayCommscope (Technology) (New Partner)
December 4th (Thursday) Grassi & Co. (Accounting) (New Partner)

December 11th (ThursdayMt. Sinai Queens (Healthcare)



The Summer of 2015 will mark the 46th year of operation for the schools that form the New York State Summer School of the Arts. This program, with its seven component summer residential Schools, are administered by the New York State Education Department. Recognized as one of the finest programs of its kind in the nation, over 15,000 high school age students have become part of this unique summer experience. Alumni of the program will attest to the success of the schools in helping high school students with special talents identify and pursue career choices in all fields of the fine arts and performing arts at an early age. The Schools provide opportunities for all New York State students who qualify through auditions, to receive the highest level of training and instruction.

The Summer Schools of the Arts are directed and staffed by internationally acclaimed artists and companies such as the New York City Ballet and ThePhiladelphia Orchestra. Students work in small groups and in one-on-one sessions with professionals and with other students of similar ability. NYSSSA's goal is clear: to provide intensive, preprofessional training programs for New York State's most gifted and motivated young artists and those who are considering careers in the arts or entertainment industries. A student's time at NYSSSA could be life changing!

The schools provide intensive training in an environment where students experience the rigorous discipline of the daily life of a professional artist. The program is open to all New York State high school age students who qualify through auditions. NYSSSA Programs qualify students for one full unit of high school credit with the student's home district approval. Appropriate documentation is sent to the student's school at the close of the program.

Tuition assistance, based upon financial need, is available. NYSSSA is proud to represent the wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, social, and economic diversity that is New York State.  Learn more here:

Harlem RBI
Apply Now! 

Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities. Harlem RBI is currently seeking students to join its afterschool programs. These programs are for students to have an opportunity to play organized baseball or softball, while also receiving academic support, joining a positive community, and getting support to reach their goals on and off the field. In addition to playing on teams, youth will meet regularly with Program Coordinators, participate in team activities, and access free tutoring, college counseling, scholarships, and more. Preference will be given to students who live and/or go to school in East Harlem or the South Bronx, since students will be expected to attend afterschool programming at Harlem RBI. If you are interested in attending, you must complete an interest form. If
you have additional questions, please contact Deborah Steinberg at or at 212-722-1608.

Scouting NYC Open Meetings - Wednesdays @ 6:30pm 114th St & Bway

Troop 520 invites Boys 6th Grade through 12th Grade to attend an OPEN HOUSE at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W 114th Street @ Broadway (#1 train to 116, M4 and M104 bus)
Troop meets every Wednesday at this location, contact us for visiting on a different day **
For more Information about our Troop, Contact: Gregory Morris 212-866-1141 or

For over 100 years, Scouting has helped youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. Troop activities focus on teaching boys basic outdoor skills along with personal responsibility and appreciation for their community and their environment. The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, provide service to others and practice leadership in a safe environment. Come and check out the Troop 520 Open House for more info (or let us know if you want to come another day – visitors are always welcome!)

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.

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

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.

Deadline: November 19th

CodeNow is looking for high school students interested in looking under the hood of technology for our next workshop in New York City. Through hands-on learning, we will introduce students to the world of computer programming. Students who have never written a single line of code will learn how to build interactive games and apps using the programming language Ruby. Software engineers teach students foundational coding skills and expose them to what the tech industry is really like. By the end of the workshop, students will have an idea if computer programming is for them. The workshops will take place on December 6th, 7th and 20th. Students must commit to attending all dates. The deadline to apply is November 19th. For more information, visit

9/11 Memorial Museum: Museum Ambassador Program
Deadline: November 20th 

The Museum Ambassador program is a unique semester-long afterschool program for students in grades 10-12. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, students examine the Museum’s collection and the ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11. With this foundation, students create, plan, and lead a tour of the Museum for members of their own community. In addition, Ambassadors gain professional experience by leading hands-on workshops for intergenerational audiences during six Saturday programs. Ambassadors who successfully complete the program earn a $1,000 stipend. Transportation costs are covered for all participants. The deadline to apply is November 20th. Click here to access the application. If you have additional questions, contact Noaa Stoler at

Flatiron School Workshop: Teach a Drone to Dance
Nov 19, 5-6:30pm

As part of our Pre-College Academy, we offer a series of 90-minute workshops which allow students to get exposure to programming and see if they enjoy it.  
One of our most popular workshops is our "Teach a Drone to Dance" workshop.  During the class students have the drones zooming through the sky, doing aerial acrobatics, and even dancing to their favorite tunes.  We got an inside look at the drone workshop from instructor Vanessa Dean.  Read more about it on our Pre-College Academy blog!
If you're interested in taking one of our workshops for teens, check out our upcoming schedule.  You can use the code PRECOLLEGE to attend the workshop of your choice for only $20.  
We have two workshops coming up in the next 30 days:

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

GIT Lit! Moveable Game Jam
November 22, 2014 

Movable Game Jams are an initiative of Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, where youth organizations collaborate to host interactive gaming experiences that teach youth about game design, and give them hands-on experience making and hacking games for themselves! Alongside the Game Jam, the Freedman Home will host a "Hacker Play Spaze!" event that will be open to students. That event will include interactive workshops that will teach students basic concepts of computer coding as they create hybrid genre bending beats and hack, or remix their own videos. That evening, the Freedman Home will also host an all-ages "intelligent" hip-hop concert starting at 5pm.
12pm - 5pm Movable Game Jam & Hacker Play Spaze!
5pm - 8pm Teen Networking, LUMA Presentations and all-ages "intelligent" hip-hop concert
WHERE: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
For more details and to reserve a ticket:

PlayTech Saturday at the New School : Saturday, Nov 22, 1-3pm

Join us for our fall PLAYTECH SATURDAY event at Parsons The New School for Design located in downtown New York City. Come play and engage with new games and interactive multimedia projects from students, faculty and our like-minded friends in the industry. Hosted by Parsons SPACE and the School of Art, Media and Technology.

6 East 16th Street (between 5th Avenue and Broadway), 12th floor

Saturday, November 22

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Pizza will be served at 1:00 p.m.)

This is a free event. Register at:

Contact Parsons SPACE at 212.229.8933 or

NYC High School Journalism Conference
Registration Deadline: November 24th; Event Date: December 11, 2014 

High school newspaper advisers, journalism teachers, and student journalists are invited to attend the 11th NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College (55 Lexington Avenue, between 24th and 25th Streets) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 8:00am-2:00pm. The event features a keynote address by Tanzina Vega, race and ethnicity reporter for The New York Times. The conference also features more than 25 hands-on workshops led by professional journalists and journalism educators. To register for this free conference, please email The deadline to register is November 24th. Each school is permitted to send up to five students and one adviser. Click here for more information. If you have additional questions, you may contact Katina Paron at 718-755-6225 or by email at 

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!

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.

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.

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 , |

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:

Black Girls CODE New York Chapter x Code Liberation: Game Jam
December 6, 2014

Black Girls CODE New York Chapter will be kicking off Computer Science Week at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering with an exciting game development workshop and game jam! This workshop focuses on game development with Gamemaker: Studio. This workshop is designed for all girls ages 12-17. The event will take place Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The address of the location is 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Click here for more information.

AFS Project Change
Deadline: December 10, 2014

Win a full scholarship to go abroad and make an impact.
What change would you like to make in the world?
Win a full scholarship to embark on a life-changing experience - DESIGNED BY YOU. 
Submit your idea for a community service project that addresses a major global issue:  education, hunger and nutrition, arts and technology, sustainability, cultural understanding.
If you win, travel to your top destination and put your vision into action. Act Now!

New York City Science and Engineering Fair
Application Deadline: December 17th 

The New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), the city’s largest research competition for high school students, is an exceptional educational opportunity for students to engage in the research process, share their research with peers and scientists from around the city, and compete for a variety of prizes, including an all expense paid trip representing NYC at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May 2015. A competitive science project requires students to develop essential literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, and communication skills – skills highlighted throughout the Common Core State Standards. To learn more about the application process, opportunities for teacher participation, and general information, visit this website. The
deadline to apply is December 17th. For more information, call 718-254-7252 or email


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:

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.

Angelo del Toro Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute
Deadline: December 19th

Your school is encouraged to connect students with the applications for the 2015 Angelo del Toro Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (HYLI). The institute begins on January 31, 2015 and is open to students from grades 10 through 12 of any Hispanic background. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn how a bill is passed in the New York State Assembly; it culminates in a weekend trip to Albany. Students also develop skills in writing and learn debating, as well as leadership skills. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the topic described in the application. The deadline to apply is December 19th. For more information, contact Miguel Cordero at Click here for additional information.

Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program
Deadline: February 13th

Girls Who Code (GWC) is now recruiting for its Summer Immersion Program! The Summer Immersion Program is an innovative program pairing over 250 hour of intensive instruction with engagement opportunities with the industry’s top players. The program is free of charge for all participants. GWC would like to partner with UA to involve as many of our students as possible in the Summer Immersion Program that:
 Uses project-based curriculum to teach computer science, including algorithms, loops, basic data
structures, Python, HTML, and JavaScript
 Cultivates crucial soft skills such as public speaking, leadership, and entrepreneurship
 Exposes students to successful female role models through guest speakers, field trips, workshops, and mentors

This program will take place in summer 2015, Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm for 7 weeks. The tentative dates are July 6, 2015 through August 16, 2015. Eligible applicants are:
 Current 10th and 11th grade girls interested in computer science and technology
 Prior computer science experience is not required
 Residents of the NYC area where the program is held
 Resilient
 Persistent
 Show commitment
 Accountable
 Reliable
 GPA is considered, but low GPA will not exclude students

Applications will open on January 12, 2015. The deadline to apply is February 13th. Students will be notified of their application outcomes by the end of March. Although the applications are not open yet, GWC would like to schedule information sessions with your school. GWC has the capacity to run information sessions in November, December and early January. These sessions could involve attending an assembly (especially at an all-girls school) or running a lunchtime information session for interested students. During these information sessions, GWC would like to have at least 15 minutes for a presentation, following by time for Q&A.

This has the potential to be a high impact program for UA students, and with 200 spots available in the program, should be a viable opportunity for a number of UA students to participate. If you have questions, need additional information, or would like to be connected to GWC, please reach out to your SOT liaison, or contact Jen Sainsbury at

Princeton Summer Journalism Program
Deadline: February 20, 2015

This is an all-expenses-paid program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days next summer on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 14th year; since 2002, approximately 260 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism.

Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Time, National Journal, New York Magazine, The New Republic, ESPN the Magazine, CNN and NPR, among other media outlets. Students meet with numerous Princeton professors, as well as Princeton’s president and dean of admissions. They report an investigative story, cover a professional sports event, produce a TV segment, and publish their own newspaper. And they receive guidance on the college admissions process not only during the 10 days of the program, but also during the fall of their senior year of high school.

Students selected for the program will have all their costs, including the cost of travel to and from Princeton, paid for by the program.

The application process will take place in two rounds. The first round of the application should be filled out online here:

We must receive this part of the application by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Those students selected to advance to the second round of the application process will be notified in March. They will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2013 (or 2014, if available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter from a teacher; and clips from their high school newspaper or other publication (optional).

To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:

- They must currently be juniors in high school.

- They must live in the continental United States.

- They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).

- They must have an interest in journalism.

- The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus 
child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.

Note: This program is for students from low-income backgrounds. If the combined income of the custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and a student still wishes to apply, he or she may attach a letter explaining why his or her family qualifies as financially under-resourced.

Additional information about the program is available at

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at

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.

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