Monday, December 22, 2014

School News Dec 22-23


  • To UAG Ice Skaters at Wollman Rink and all who supported!  Shout out to Mrs. Banschick’s mom for the hot chocolate!
  • To ROTC for successfully passing their Annual Inspection!  
  • To all students nominated to attend the Exeter Summer Info Session, or Costa Rica Travel 2016 Session last week!  Good luck!
  • To UAG Girls signing on to the Technovation Challenge last week!  See Ms. Weinreb if you missed!
  • To students who graduated from the Magnum/NYPL Innovation Lab Design Project: Kyuho, Talia, Julian-Felipe, Tania, Younesse, Nia, Mirjan, Joshua Nowell, Kevin Parra, Mohammad Sahraee, Malik, Sheldon,
  • Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Digital Journalism Graduates: Daniel Young, Stephanie Velazquez, Nick Bravo, and Dorothy Slater! Congratulations on finishing the course - on to independent projects!

Week Schedule

Club Schedule

Attendance/IDs/Jupiter Grades

  • FREE MOVIE TICKETS to those who turned in their school lunch forms!
  • 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

SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program Winter Session (Jan- Mar) - 9/10 Gr
Deadline: Dec 24  
                                                                                                                        Please apply (or re-apply) for the next Winter Session (January - March) of the SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program by completing the application and sending the additional supporting documents below: 
Apply for best chances by Wed, Dec 24!!

• Pathfinders Application:
• Signed Student Agreement
• Transcripts or similar proof of grades (from Guidance)
• Attendance Records (from Guidance)

Student Diplomacy Corps
Nominations in progress - 10th & 11th Graders

Student Diplomacy Corps offers opportunities and scholarships for select Urban Assembly students to explore the world on transformative international summer programs. Participating in an SDC program will provide students the opportunity to build cross-cultural competencies, language skills, independent living experience and critical inquiry skills. SDC programs focus on cultural immersion, experiential learning, and making meaningful connections across national, linguistic and cultural borders. During Summer 2015, student diplomats will explore languages and cultures in programs to France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Morocco, China and Japan.Please see the Student Diplomacy Corps website for more information:

Let’s Get Ready: SAT Prep Course
Apply Now! 

College is a dream that is attainable for all students. Let’s Get Ready is here to help you achieve that dream. Let’s Get Ready’s specially trained Coaches are current college student volunteers who will teach you SAT strategies to do your best on the test, help you complete the college application process, and provide you with information on
various ways to obtain financial aid. General program information:
 Offered throughout the northeast in the spring, fall and summer
 Open to juniors and seniors who have qualifying financial need
 Classes meet for 9-week terms, 2 nights per week, 3 hours per night
 Classes are taught by college student Coaches who mentor and inspire
 Students are placed in small classes, with no more than five students per Coach

Each program includes:
 30 hours of intensive instruction on the math and critical reading/writing components and sills needed for the SAT
 2 diagnostic SAT tests taken for practice to gauge student progress
 15 hours of comprehensive information and guidance regarding college selection, applications, financial aid, and scholarships
 College trips

These programs will take place at various locations throughout NYC. Click here for more information, including what classes are available and how to apply.

Columbia Engineering Exploration Experience for Young Women: March 28
RSVP by 12/22/14
Columbia University’s Society of Women Engineers is hosting its annual Engineering Exploration Experience. I would like to invite all female students in grades 9 to 12 to register to attend the event. The objective of the event is to expose high school students to the exciting career opportunities offered by all branches of engineering, both in academia, and in industry. The event gives students the opportunity to participate in workshops led by professors and an engineering design challenge mentored by Columbia students. There will also be a panel session where students can meet and speak to women professionals in various engineering industries.

Though there has been improvement, women are still under-represented in the engineering field. Therefore, we as for your help to promote this outreach event on March 28, 2015 to all female students in grades at your school. I have included a flyer within this email that you can use for promotional efforts. There is a limited number of spots available so please encourage your students to register as soon as possible since it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Event information:

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 9AM to 4PM
Where: Columbia University Mudd Engineering Building
Early bird participation fee (before January 15): $10 (paid by school)
Participation fee: $15

Please visit the website and flyer for more information. Lunch, T-Shirts, and materials for the engineering design challenge will be provided. Check for more registration and program details. RSVP to

This Way Ahead @ THE DOOR
Attend an information session, held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4 or 5 p.m (through January 15, 2015)

Build career and leadership skills to last a lifetime.  Sponsored by The Gap Foundation, This Way Ahead is a nine-month long job training and leadership development program for young people who are in school, between ages 16-21 and interested in building job and life skills. You will participate in workshops led by Door coaches and employees from Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic who teach you about possible careers and help you gain the skills you need for a future job.

Those young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for paid internships at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores. Young people who participate in this program also have access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends and additional internship opportunities.

We are now enrolling for the next cohort for This Way Ahead! To join, you must attend an information session, held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. (through January 15, 2015).

Questions? Contact Jiselle Nunez-O'Neal at or at ext. 3332, or Matthew Hayward at   Learn more about This Way Ahead

Second Saturdays: The Drawing Center, Youth Insights @ The Whitney
Ongoing, Second Saturdays 

Join the Whitney’s teen group, Youth Insights, on an art world adventure the second Saturday of each month from 2pm – 4pm through April 2015!   Everything is free, including a free Metro Card. You don’t need any art experience—everyone is welcome! Although it’s free to attend, registration is required. RSVP online now, as space is limited. Questions? Email or call (212) 570-7752.

Girls Who Code Info Sessions

We're hosting a series of informational sessions around the New York City and New Jersey area, and we'd love to see you there. Join us and spread the word to your networks to learn more about our programs, hear from our alumnae, and get answers to all of your questions.

Students, parents, and educators are encouraged to attend one of the following events:

The Bronx: StartUp Box
Wednesday, January 14th from 6:00- 7:00 PM
866 Hunts Point Ave Bronx, NY 10474

Stay tuned for more informational sessions coming soon!
RSVP for an info session here!

Global Teens 2015: South Korea and California 2015

YMCA Global Teens Open Information Session for parents, teens, and educators on 12/18/14 @ 6:30pm 

(Vanderbilt YMCA 224 E.47th St. NY, NY)

We are happy to announce that recruitment for Global Teens 2015 is now open!
The trips are FREE but teens must be active members of the YMCA in order to be selected. I attached an application for Vanderbilt YMCA teens programs, so please pass it along to any students that would be interested in this opportunity or any educators that will help us to spread the word.

We have two Global Teen trips scheduled for this coming summer.
A trip to California that will be coordinated with the Buchanan YMCA of San Francisco and a trip to South Korea with the Seoul YMCA. Both programs will focus on environmental issues and civic engagement.

Eligible applicants must be:
• 13-18 years old
• A participant of a core Y program
• Be available to participate in weekly activities leading up to the trip dates in July.

This year the Global Teens program celebrates 20 years of fostering globally minded individuals who can interact civilly and productively with people from different cultural backgrounds and work together to solve common issues that affect us all locally and globally. It is an extension of our core youth development programs.
Vanderbilt Y Applications are in rack outside main office!

Coalition for Queens: Access Code 2.0
Eligible Seniors - Eve/Weekend program Jan - Sep 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of Access Code 2.0, our tech education program that aims to create an inclusive tech community that is reflective of Queens and NYC.

Access Code equips talented adults from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds with the computer programming skills and entrepreneurial training to launch careers in the tech industry. We are building new pathways to tech for diverse and low-income communities, and in particular empowering the 65% of New Yorkers without college degrees.

The intensive 9-month part-time program in mobile app development prepares participants with no prior coding experience for entry-level developer jobs at the hundreds of innovative startups and tech companies (such as Google and Facebook) that are looking to hire the next generation of talent. These positions are in high demand with high-paid salaries averaging $85,619 across the industry—the first Access Code 1.0 program helped increase participant income from $26,000 to $73,000.

With our mission to expand access to tech opportunities, all students will receive full scholarships to the program.

Our target cohort:

Talented adults 18+ who want to learn to code and gain jobs in tech

50% women; 50% underrepresented minorities; 50% immigrants

50% without 4-year college degrees

Average incoming participant salary around $24,000

Participant annual salary no more than $45,000

No background in coding required

NYC Web Development Fellowship

New York City is proud to offer the NYC Web Development Fellowship, a 22-week program designed to train New Yorkers in the skills necessary to kick off careers in web development. The program will prepare graduates with no prior programming experience for jobs as Web Developers, creating web-based software applications that power internet companies like Intel, Etsy, and Kickstarter.

Offered by the Workforce Development Corporation, a not-for-profit affiliated with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Fellowship will support the growing number of tech companies in the City, especially in Downtown Brooklyn where the Fellowship’s campus is located. Fellows will receive their training from The Flatiron School free of charge—a program that normally charges tuition of $15,000.

18 - 26 years old
Resident of NYC
No four-year college degree
No previous experience as a professional web developer
Annual salary of less than $50,000
Meet all federal selective service requirements
Authorized to work in the United States
Learn more: here:

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Nomination Deadline: December 11th; Application Deadline: December 18th

For the fourth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be rewarding 20 incoming college freshmen with $20,000 in scholarship funding – not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship is open to students who are college-bound in the Fall of 2015, participate in a sports-related activity in high school, on an intramural team, or in their communities, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to nominate students is December 11th. Student applications are due by December 18th. Click here for more information. If you have additional questions, contact Lizzy Divine at

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.


In ExpandED Options you will participate in a credit-worthy apprenticeship to prepare you to work with kids over the summer. In the apprenticeship you will:
  • Learn the fundamentals of a field.
  • Learn how to instruct and coach groups of young people.
  • Have the opportunity to obtain a paid summer internship.
Apply for any of the programs listed below:
·         CrEST (NYU Poly)
·         Lifeguarding (Henry Street or Asphalt Green)
·         Theater Arts (Kids Creative)
·         Visual Arts (Studio in a School)
·         Science (NY Hall of Science)

Here is the link for the online application:

Students interested in applying for Lifeguarding with Henry Street Settlement should be completed ASAP.  The first of 3 swim tests is being held on December 13th.

Do I qualify for ExpandED Options?

To be selected for ExpandED Options, you must be enrolled in a participating high school and:
  • Be 16 years or older by July 1, 2015 for non-lifeguarding programs.
  • Be 17 years or older by July 1, 2015 for lifeguarding programs.
  • Have an interest in working with elementary and middle school kids.
  • Have an interest in your apprenticeship subject.
  • Be able to commit to attend the spring apprenticeship training and summer internship work schedule.
There is no prior experience necessary.

When does the spring apprenticeship begin?

  • Depending on the apprenticeships, programs will begin December through March.
  • Training will take place 6-8 hours each week, either a few days after school and/or on weekends.

What do I get for successfully completing the spring apprenticeship?

  • 1 elective credit, art credit, or physical education credit.
  • Placement in a paid summer internship.

What does the summer internship involve?

  • Interns will be placed at summer camps around NYC.
  • Internships will begin in late June and last 6-8 weeks, depending on the site.
  • Interns will work 20-25 hours per week.
  • Interns will earn a minimum hourly wage of $8.75 for the summer internship.
Only students who successfully complete the apprenticeship will receive a summer internship.

How do I know I’ve been selected?

Upon reviewing your application, apprenticeship supervisors will contact you only if you have been selected for an interview.  

When is my application due?

Apply TODAY to secure your spot.
- See more at:

College Goal NY: FAFSA Completion Events
Registration Deadline: December 23rd 

College Goal NY is a collaborative public service project of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). College Goal NY is comprised of numerous FAFSA completion events set in targeted areas throughout New York State, which have a history of high financial need and submit a disproportionately small number of online FAFSA applications. New York City students and parents can register to attend events at various locations in the five boroughs. The deadline to register for an event is December 23rd. For more information, contact James F. Rodriguez at 866-509-5921.

New York Film Academy: Summer Program Scholarship
Deadline: December 30th 

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 that gives students the opportunity to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent possible. The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to our summer acting and filmmaking workshops for deserving high school students in New York City. Scholarships are given to public school students who demonstrate financial need, passion for the visual and performing arts, and outstanding academic achievement. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 30th. For more information and to access the application, click here. If you have additional questions, contact Sarah Choi at 212-674-4300 x104, or by email at 

Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art
Deadline: January 2nd

Offered by the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, and sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art is a citywide art competition designed to encourage interfaith dialogue on the topic of live and forgiveness. This competition is open to all high school students living in New York City, from 14-19 years of age. Submissions are now being accepted in the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing/illustration, mixed media, and video. Five awards of $500 each will be presented at a public art exhibition and ceremony on April 25, 2015. The deadline to submit an entry is January 2nd. For complete submission requirements and an entry form, click here. If you have additional questions, contact Deborah Oster Pannell at


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:

Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 5th

Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program focuses on the Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college or arts education program designated by the student. The Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus listed above. The deadline to apply is January 5th. Click here for more information.

BMBAA Metro New York Scholarship Award

Need to pay School? Our Chapter can help!

Deadline: Jan 4, 2015

To be eligible, each scholarship recipient must:

▪ Be an underrepresented minority

▪ Be a full or part time student enrolled in an accredited undergrad or graduate business program in the New York Metro area at the time the scholarship award is received

▪ Participate in at least 5 hours of community service and/or extra-curricular activity

▪ Complete online application and submit required documents via email

▪ Provide a personal biography and professional picture if selected to receive a scholarship

▪ Be a first-time scholarship award recipient.

Deadline: January 4, 2015

For application, additional information, inquiries, or to apply for the scholarship please click below.

If you have any questions please email:

MoMA Teens: In The Making
Deadline: January 8th 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Teens Programs is now accepting applications for the MoMA Teens In The Making program. In The Making offers free hands-on classes for NYC high school students, ages 13-19. No experience necessary! MoMA provides all materials, food, studio space, and more. Each course meets once per week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays for 10 weeks, and culminates in a teen art show of participants’ work. Applications are due by January 8th. Click here for more information, including application instructions and the list of available classes.

AMNH Bridge Up Program
Deadline: January 9

AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUp: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science. This portfolio of programs will include an intensive Brown Scholars program for high school girls.  The first cohort of our new after-school program for 9th and 10th grade girls starts in February. Classes are tuition-free and will be held M/W 4:30-6:30 from February 2 - June 12 (with breaks consistent with the public school calendar), plus a week of full-time summer camp July 6-10. Girls will learn to code in Python, work on real scientific data sets, and learn how data science and data visualization are important tools for scientists in all fields. No experience necessary. For more information click here. Applications are due by January 9, 2015.  Program

Groundswell Mural: Portfolio Development Program
Deadline: January 9th 

Groundswell Mural’s Portfolio Development Program is a rigorous, pre-professional training program that serves as a capstone opportunity for our broader youth programs. Groundswell high school students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree work with professional artists to develop a complete portfolio for their college applications and apply for scholarships. The Portfolio Development Program meets every Monday, 4-7pm, from February 2-April 20, 2015. Accepted students will receive materials and a travel stipend. The deadline to apply is January 9th. Click here for more information and to access the application. For additional questions, contact Jules at 718-254-9782, or by email at

Tribeca Film Fellows Program
Deadline: Jan 12, 2015

Do you know any outstanding young media or filmmakers living in the New York area? Tribeca Film Fellows<> is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016!


In this year-long fellowship for high school junior and seniors, students gain a deeper knowledge of the power of film to influence social change through the development of a creative project, intensive workshops, direct contact with seasoned filmmakers and the local and global leaders framing the issues.

Our fellows' work has been displayed on the big screens in Times Square<>, they've worked award-winning filmmakers on projects like The Power of Words<>, and have had their work showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival and featured in The New York Times<>.

Fellows work closely with Tribeca Film Institute staff and professional film mentors who help them develop their films and pitch their projects in competition for a college scholarship in the amount of $1,500. In addition, Fellows receive individual academic support in preparation for statewide and nationwide exams, including Regents and the SAT, as well as support in the college application process.

Apply today!<>

C-Span Student Cam
Deadline: January 20th 

Student Cam is C-Span’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme listed below:  ―The Three Branches and You‖: Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community. Winning entries will win awards ranging from $250 to $5,000. The deadline to apply is January 20th. Click here for more information.

White House Student Film Festival
Deadline: January 20th 

We are happy to announce that from now through January 20th, submissions are open for the second White House Film Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is ―The Impact of Giving Back,‖ and it is open to U.S. students in grades K-12. Tell a story about paying it forward, about community service, or what making a difference looks like in your eyes and through your lens. It can be a fictional story or a short documentary, so break out the lights, write a script, get the camera ready, and show us your passion for service and giving back. Films should be no longer than three minutes in length. The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts. If selected, you have will have a chance to attend the film fest yourself at the White House. The deadline to apply is January 20th. Click here for more 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

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Deadline: February 27th 

 Created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, the InvenTeam initiative provides opportunities for high school students to cultivate their creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities and apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to the invention of technological solutions to real-world problems. Teams comprised of high school students, teachers, and mentors receive grants of up to $10,000 to invent technological solutions for a problem of their choice. Projects can range from assistive devices to environmental technologies and consumer goods. Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of the world’s poorest people (those earning $2 or less a day) when creating their projects. STEM educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations that have not received an InvenTeam grant within the past three years are eligible to apply. Funds may be allocated for project-related research, materials, and learning experiences. Funds may not be used to purchase capital equipment or professional services. The deadline to apply is February 27th. Click here for more information.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 28th

 The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is accepting applications for its Scholarship Program. We are awarding a four-year scholarship in the amount of $6,400, dispersed at $800 per semester, to a high school senior who is a resident of the Bronx and maintains each semester in college an overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. In addition, we award several one-time scholarship grants, varying from $500 to $1,000, to Bronx high school seniors entering college. We ask that you assist us in our search for candidates by recommending students based on the following criteria:  Student plans to attend a four-year college in the fall of 2015;  Student has demonstrated ability to master college level work;  Students has a minimum overall academic B average;  Student participates in extracurricular activities in or out of school; and  Student resides in the Bronx. Students who are applying must submit a completed application form, a student essay, two letters of recommendation, and an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Click here for more information, and here for scholarship regulations.

The Point: Photography Classes
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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.



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
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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.

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?

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:

Pre-Engineering Scholarships
Deadline: 3/15/15

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African American, American Indian, and Latino high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship winner receives a $2,500 award to be used to support college tuition.

Applicants must be:
- African American, American Indian, or Latino high school graduating seniors
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Participants in an Academy of Engineering (a National Academy Foundation national network of career-themed academies) or a pre-college or high school program focused on math, science, and engineering
- Outstanding academic achievers earning a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or “B” average
- Have a preferred combined SAT score of 1650 for critical reading, writing, and math, and a preferred math score of 550; or preferred composite ACT score of 24 and a preferred score of 24 from the math section
- Admitted into an engineering program as a full-time student. Priority will be given to applicants who have been admitted to a NACME Partner Institution.

NACME’s Pre-Engineering Scholarship Application will be available online beginning December 15, 2014. The application deadline is March 15, 2015. If you have any questions, please email NACME

Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship
Deadline: March 19th 

This spring, Ascend Educational Fund (AEF) will award scholarships rangi0ng from $2,500 to $20,000 to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from NYC high schools to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. To be eligible, students must:  Be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States;  Be a graduating senior at a high school in the five boroughs of New York City;  Enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2015-2016. A complete application packet includes a completed and signed application form, official high school transcript, copy of SAT or ACT score report, two letters of recommendation, and two essays. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. A committee drawn from the local community will review applications and select a group of finalists for interviews. Students can click here to access the online application. All application materials are due by March 19th. Click here for additional information. If you have questions, email 

Brotherhood Sister Sol
512 W 143 St New York, NY

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