Monday, February 2, 2015

School News Feb 2-6, 2015


  • To all students preparing for and taking Regents last week!
  • To all students using Regents Week to apply for spring and summer opportunities!   Get ready for more at our Summer Opportunities Fair on Friday, February 6, 10:30am-1pm!
  • To Riadul Choudhury, Therese Henry, Kenesha Taylor and Diana Jimenez, who recently started internships with the Hospital for Special Surgery and Sungard!

This Week at UAG

Coming Up at UAG

Volunteer with BABY BUGGY! 
Wed Feb 4, 9:30-12pm
This organization provides support to new families and on Wed Feb 4, students will be spending the morning assisting.  Sign up with Mr. Rigney!

Summer Opportunities Fair @ UAG
Friday, Feb 6, 10:30am-1pm

Learn about summer enrichment and employment opportunities live with over 30 special guest organizations tabling in the Library during 4th, 5th and 6th periods!  Parents welcome to join during this time as well.

Slut the Play - Feb 7 and 8, 2015

Join us and celebrate the release of...

SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

"SLUT is truthful, raw and immediate!
Experience this play and witness what American young women live with everyday."

*Q&A following both performances*

College Visits Spring 2015

March 4th-NYU Polytechnic
March 25th- Pratt Institute 
Permission slips available as trips approach - speak to Mr. Makris for details!

Club Schedule

Attendance/IDs/Jupiter Grades

  • WORKING PAPERS available in Main Office RM 716 - Request an application from Ms. Jordan.
  • 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

YouthBridge-NY: Leadership Fellowship
Apply Now!

YouthBridge-NY is recruiting 10th grade students for the Leadership Fellowship. This is a two-year fellowship program, where high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds participate in intensive training on leadership and diversity. For more information and to apply, click here.


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.  Next Swim Test : Jan 25th.

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.

Hudson Guild Free SAT Prep
Apply Now for Feb-April program
The program is called Let's Get Ready and it's at no cost to students. It will run from February to April, two days a week, in the evening at the Hudson Guild- Beacon Center at 333 West 17th Street. Here's the link to the online application:

Spring CTE Internship Cycle

Eligible Seniors and Juniors have been invited to participate in the Spring 2015 CTE Technical Internship Cycle (Feb-May) - a final opportunity for seniors who have not had a chance to complete an internship yet. Internships are approx 4-10 hours/week, aligned to your Technology Pathway, and have the opportunity to be paid. Choose your own site, or be placed in a UAG Partner site to gain valuable work-based learning experience tied to your technology course sequence of IT or Design, to gain a CTE-endorsed Diploma. Bring your working papers and resume to the Main Office (716) for sign off by Ms. Jordan/Ms. Hogarty.

Wishbone Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students
Final Deadline: February 1st

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. 

Free High School CPR Program
Deadline: February 1st 

The Be 911 Teens Take Heart program will train NYC youth on how to perform compressions-only CPR. Through a partnership between NYC Service, the NYCDOE, and the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unity will prepare high school students to act as citizen responders, stepping in and helping to save a life i0n response to a cardiac arrest. The program will also educate New York City youth on cardiovascular health, promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle. This component of the training will emphasize reducing and preventing cardiovascular risk factors. Each training course is 50 minutes. Trainings will begin in January 2015. The deadline to register is February 1st. For more information, contact Fabricio Caro at 718-999-8112, or by email at

ArtsConnection: Art2Art
Deadline: February 2nd 

 ArtsConnection is offering an exciting exhibition opportunity for high school students. Art2Art is a unique opportunity for teen visual artists to experience and draw creativity from a theater piece as it develops. Through Art2Art, teens meet fellow teen artists, attend a reading of a play, experience an open dress rehearsal, meet with members of the creative team (director, designers, etc.), and more. Teens then create a piece of art in response to the play and their art is displayed in the theater’s lobby. The deadline to apply is February 2nd. For more information, email Allison Whorton, High 5 Program Manager, at

DNA Science Camp
Deadline: February 2nd  

Are you interested in molecular genetics and modern biotechnology? Do you wish you had more time in the lab at school? Do you want to learn more about DNA? Apply now to attend DNA Science Camp at the Harlem DNA Lab! DNA Science Camp provides extensive lab experience with the basic techniques of recombinant DNA, including DNA restriction and ligation, bacterial transformation and plasmid isolation. Participants perform the entire lab sequence from the popular DNA Science text and will receive their own copy of the text to keep. Join fellow students for a 5-day DNA Science Camp during Mid-Winter Recess. Students in grades 9-12 who have successfully completed Living Environment are eligible to apply. This camp is free for NYC public school students. The camp will run from February 16-20, 2015 from 9am-2pm at the Harlem DNA Lab, located at John S. Roberts Educational Complex (2351 First Avenue). The deadline to apply is February 2nd. If you have questions, contact Click here to apply. Click here for a program flyer.

Exploring Program NY
Multiple Deadlines

Wednesday, February 4th @ 4:30 PM – The Queen’s District Attorney’s Office (Law and Criminal Justice)

Wednesday, February 26th @ 4:30 PM – StructureTone (Construction Trades)

Thursday, February 27th @ 4:30 PM – American Management Associations (Resume Writing and Interview Skills)

Tuesday, March 3rd @ 4:00 PM – Richmond University Medical Center (Healthcare)

Tuesday, March 3rd @ 4:00 PM – Jamaica Hospital (Healthcare)

Thursday, March 5th @ 4:00 PM – Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (Healthcare)

Tuesday, March 10th @ 4:30 PM – Sciame (Construction Trades)

Tuesday, March 31st @ 4:30 PM – NYU Langone Medical Center (Healthcare)

International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit Registration
Deadline: February 5th; Conference Dates: March 1-2, 2015 

Hosted by Greening Forward and co-sponsored by the NYCDOE Sustainability Initiative, the International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit (IYEYS) is a youth-imagined, youth-driven, and youth-executed event aimed at providing young environmentalists the tools they need to take their campaigns to the next level. From youth who have started global organizations, to those who are leading school-based environmental projects, IYEYS is for everyone. We also welcome adults who are looking to learn more about how to implement youth leadership and engagement strategies into their classrooms, organizations, or even businesses. The deadline to register for this conference is February 5th. The conference will be held on March 1-2, 2015 at The Point Community Development Center, located at 940 Garrison Avenue in the Bronx. Click here for more information.

Exploring the Arts: Summer Arts Institute
New Deadline!  February 6  

Exploring the Arts’ Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a tuition-free, intensive, arts program for NYC public school students entering grades 8-12. The program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, located in Astoria, Queens. Students can major in dance, theater, instrumental music (band), vocal music, film, strong orchestra, or visual arts. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of student in their chosen discipline. SAI offers a unique opportunity for students to work with Department of Education arts specialists, partnering cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team of arts professionals guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of student: an arts-focused high school, college, university, or conservatory. SAI focuses on three areas:  Developing students’ artistic skills and creativity;  Broadening students’ awareness of the arts; and  Helping students recognize and explore career options in the arts and arts-related industries. The deadline to apply for SAI is January 30th. It is preferred that students access the online application, but students may also submit a hardcopy of the application. Click here for additional information.

YouthBridge-NY: Leaders to Youth Summit
Deadline: February 6th 

The annual YouthBridge-NY Leaders to Youth Summit brings together approximately 150 high school students, along with their adult advisors, from schools and community-based organizations throughout New York City. The goal of this year’s conference is to inspire young leaders to take charge by empowering them with knowledge of the possibilities, skills, and the training they need to turn ideas into action. This year’s summit will take place on March 13, 2015. The deadline to apply is February 6th. Click here for more information.

Random House Creative Writing Competition
Deadline Feb 6, 2015

The Random House, Inc. Creative Writing Competition recognizes the unique vision and voices of New York City high school seniors with scholarship awards. The Competition further supports student writers throughout the writing process with in-school programs and teacher training.

Kaplan SAT Program at The Door
February 4 Response Deadline/Feb 8 Practice Test

This program is for current 11th graders and runs on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. The program started in October and ends in early May. Please notify your students that they will be entering this program halfway through but they will be working with flexible tutors who will be happy to have them.We also have two practice exams left. The next one is on February 8th from 12-4:30pm. Please make sure your students are able to attend this next practice test, or they will not be admitted.
Participants will be allowed to begin as soon as next Wednesday, February 4th as long as they submit their application and go through The Door’s membership process in time. Membership hours at The Door are from 2-5pm Monday-Fridaywith extended hours until 7pm on Wednesdays. Applicants will be admitted on a first-come basis. Please have your students ask for Justin Richardson, Supervisor of Academic Support Services, at the front desk or contact him at 212-941-9090 ext. 3229 or

NYCitizenship Event
Feb 7, 2015

NYCitizenship offers free immigration information, application assistance and financing options to anyone interested in beginning the naturalization process. We would like to extend an invitation to interested individuals within your network to take advantage of this opportunity.

At the events, participants will receive free legal assistance on the citizenship application and learn if they qualify for a fee waiver to avoid paying the $680 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee.

Our next Queens event will be on Saturday, February 7th at Flushing High School (35-01 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354) for individuals eligible to naturalize. We need your help in sharing the attached flyers with your community and contacts. Interested individuals must make an appointment before attending the event by calling us at 212-788-7654<tel:212-788-7654> or visiting<> <>.

We are trying to help as many people as possible and need your assistance in sharing this information. If you have any questions, concerns or need the attached flyers in any other languages, please feel free to contact Sean Khatibi, Giovanni Barcenes, Trimé Kaja or Evelyn Garcia. You can also reach our main line at (212) 788-7654.

CSTUY Summer Hacker Immersion Program - Scholarships Available

We are happy to announce that CSTUY is accepting applications for our Summer Hackers Immersion Program (SHIP) 2015.  SHIP is a one month, Monday through Friday, full day program hosted at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn.

Beginners program will use the popular Java environment, Processing to gain a solid foundation in programming while experienced students will use Python and Javascript to develop web based applications. All students will use real world tools and will also hear from experts from the New York Tech community.

More information can be found here:
Applications can be filed here:
Email questions to:

We are looking for rising 9th through 12th graders both new to programming and those with experience.

Here's what some of the shipmates said about last year's edition:
As someone who grew up in the a. the south, b. the suburbs, CSTUY was a breath of fresh air that allowed me to experience computer science without the stigma attached to it that 'its a man's field'. Spending a month in the city surrounded by students who not only love the experience of learning but being surrounded by students my age who are successful programmers and are willing to share their knowledge and help beginners was refreshing.
Not only have I enjoyed myself far more than I ever would have in a school CS class. But I learned just as much, if not more, than I ever would have in an entire year of coding at school. Tomorrow I am leaving happier, and more prepared than I ever would have been leaving my freshman CS class. A year early!
Thoroughly enjoyable. I've made a few really great friends through this program and I've learned a lot through processing and my fantastic teachers :). This four week learning experience has taught me significantly more than I thought I would be able to learn in a four week period

And their parents (shipmates names removed since they might not want their parents talking about them).
My son, ____, was happy to see the weekend pass so he could get back to class. In nine years of school, that’s the first time he’s ever said that.
_____ absolutely loves the program, and I'm thrilled with how much he has learned in such a short time, and how engaged he has been in the process.
____ is having an absolutely wonderful time, and he's really
enjoying the program. He loves the teachers and his classmates. We're all very impressed with how well run and coordinated the program is. _____ is having a blast, which isn't always the case with summer camps.

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


Saturday, February 14, 2–4 pm

Gallery 216, 111 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY
For teens in grades 9–12

Join the Whitney’s teen group, Youth Insights, on an art world adventure the second Saturday of each month! On February 14, we'll visit Eyebeam, a Brooklyn–based organization that works with the latest in art and technology. We’ll check out their Annual Showcase, which highlights innovative art that was made last year. Everything is free, including a metrocard. You don’t need any art experience—everyone is welcome!

Second Saturdays are free to attend, but registration is required. RSVP online now, as space is limited. Questions? or call (212) 570-7752.

Learn more about teen programs at the Whitney.

The Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: February 17th

Every spring, 30 top high school juniors and exceptional educators from across the U.S. and Africa are selected to participate in this year-long leadership development program. The program kicks off with an all-expenses-paid scholarship to attend the acclaimed Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), a remarkable gathering of thinkers and change agents from around the work. Throughout the academic year, Scholars participate in virtual Bezos Scholars Program trainings and are invited to apply for a $1,000 seed grant to design and implement their Local Ideas Festival. The deadline to apply is February 17th. Click here for more information.

Museum of the City of New York: Saturday Academy
Deadline: February 17th 

The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with the FAO Schwartz Children‟s Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is currently recruiting students for its Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy is a free six-session program for students interested in American History or SAT preparation. There is no homework and all course materials are provided. Spring 2015 courses will meet on Saturdays March 14, 21 & 28, and on April 11, 18 & 25. Students are expected to attend all six sessions and will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the program. Students may enroll in one or two courses. The deadline to apply is February 17th. This program is open to students in grades 8-12. (Only students in grades 10-12 may apply for the SAT course.) Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Priority seating in all classes will be given to students who reside and/or attend school in East and Central Harlem (zip codes: 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10035, 10037, and 10039). If you have questions, contact or call 917-492-3387. Click here for additional information, including course listings and application instructions.

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

Join the Disrupt Harlem Code Squad!
Deadline: Feb 20, 2015

The Disrupt Harlem Code Squad is a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program created by the Harlem Business Alliance to connect Harlem’s young adults to the NYC tech industry. The 15 week program will teach 20 selected participants how to code and design a mobile or web app of their own creation.

Free for Accepted Participants – Daily Stipends – Spring 2015- 15 Weeks Long/3 Days a Week – Field Trips to NYC Tech Companies – Access to Tech Mentors

18-24 yrs old
Able to attend sessions
Resident of Harlem
Not enrolled in college*
*High School Diploma or GED not required
Important Dates

5-min Application Due: February 20th
Interviews: March 2nd- March 13th
Acceptances Announced: March 20th
Program Duration: April 6th- July 15th (Mon/Tues/Wed 10am-2pm)

Get Social!

#DisruptHarlem #HarlemCodeSquad

Twitter @hbany

Instagram @harlembizalliance

Curriculum by The Knowledge House
Special Thanks to our DHCS Advisory Board Members
Sponsored by The Vincent J. Coates Foundation

If you have any questions about the program, please contact our DHCS Program Director, Christina Celuzza, at or call HBA at 212-665-7010.

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York: YouthAction Community Leadership Course 

Deadline: February 23rd 

The Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) has an exciting opportunity for up to 2 members of your school or community group. Are you a high school student who wants to learn how to be an effective advocate for yourself, your school, and your community? Then join CCC’s YouthAction Community Leadership Course (YCLC)! Every fall and spring, 25 high school students from throughout all five boroughs of NCY participate in CCC’s YCLC – an after-school program for high school students interested in learning the tools of effective advocacy and how to make positive changes in their communities. YCLC is a free 10-week course for high school students, which meets on Mondays from 4-7pm at CCC’s office, located at 14 Wall Street in Manhattan. When you participate in YCLC, you will:  Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of yourself, your school, and your community.  Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.  Meet with government officials to discuss your ideas for improving NYC.  Become a better leader through problem solving and critical thinking.  Strengthen your communication and public speaking skills.  Earn community service credit for school and college applications.  Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of your peers in the program. The deadline to apply for YCLC is February 23rd. Click here for more information and to access the application. For more information, contact Laura Jankstrom, YouthAction NYC Program Coordinator, at or by phone at 212-673-1800 x20.

Brooklyn Museum: Gallery/Studio Program
Deadline: February 24th 

The Gallery/Studio Program offers fun and challenging studio art courses for children, teens, and adults. Be inspired and guided by professional teaching artists, see our collections in a new way, create your own art with new and traditional materials, and show your work in our Con Edison Education Gallery at the end of the semester. The Saturday classes are March 7–May 16 and Sunday classes are March 8–May 17. Classes are two hours long. The registration deadline is February 24th. The fee for each course is $231. The address of the Brooklyn Museum is 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052. To register click here or for more information on course listings click here.

School of Practical Philosophy: Enrichment Program for HS Students
Program Start Date: February 24, 2015

The study of philosophy can help us find practical answers to life‟s great questions in the company of those who share our interest. The School of Practical Philosophy is offering a free 4-week enrichment program for high school students exploring the great questions that Socrates and Plato once explored themselves. Students will engage in philosophical discourse and enhance their critical thinking skills in small group work with their peers. The program is meant to be an introduction to philosophy and will provide students with practical tools to explore life‟s questions and challenges. The program will meet on Tuesday afternoons from February 24 – March 17, 2015 from 4:15-5:45pm. Click here for a program flyer. Students who are interested can click here to access the application. If you have additional questions, contact Howard Schott at

Outsmart the SAT!  Catalyst SAT Bootcamp
Deadline Feb 25th

The Catalyst SAT Bootcamp is a two-day seminar for students that provides go-to strategies for every question they'll face on the test -- a real preparation class designed by instructors who have earned multiple perfect scores on the actual SAT. The SAT Bootcamp is designed for students taking the SAT before the Spring of 2016. Topics include how to:
. Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers
. Compose a perfect-score essay - no matter what question the SAT asks
. Spot hidden clues that instantly reveal the main idea in long reading passages
. Avoid the four sneakiest ways SAT Grammar questions try to trick students
Location: Vanderbilt YMCA
Schedule: Saturday, February 28th from 9am-1pm and Sunday, March 1st from 9am-1pm
Cost: $175 - We unfortunately cannot accommodate walk-in students.

For more information or to enroll, visit and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar. The deadline to enroll in this special SAT prep opportunity is Wednesday, February 25th.

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.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Deadline: 2/25/15

Visit for program details and the online application.

We encourage the following to apply:
High school seniors and current undergraduates
U.S. military veterans and their dependents
Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
Those who plan to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Program for SENIORS fr Bronx!
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.

Girls Incorporated of New York City: 2015
February 28, 2015 

Girls Incorporated of New York City (Girls Inc.) is hosting “ 2015.” is a free fun-filled event for girls ages 9-14 throughout NYC. This day promises to be an amazing event with interactive workshops, guest performances, swag bags, great food, and much more! We invite the special girl or girls in your life to embark on a day of empowerment, sisterhood, and fun. The event will take place on February 28, 2015 from 11:00am-3:30pm at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, located at 524 W. 59th Street in Manhattan. Click here  for more information; click here to register.

American Museum of Natural History: Programs for Teens
Multiple Dates 

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has two free, full-day programs for youth coming up during school breaks. Playing with Dinos takes place during Regents week, January 28-30, 2015. Youth in grades 9-12 will delve deep into AMNH’s dinosaur halls and educational game design to help staff develop quick, fun, and easy games for museum visitors to play. Killer Snails takes place over Mid-Winter Recess from February 16-20, 2105. Youth in grades 8-12 will help to develop a card game to be distributed by AMNH, working with scientists and game designers to learn about venom toxins, game design, and killer snails. Youth can apply here for Playing With Dinos and here for Killer Snails. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

2015 National Youth Science Camp
Deadline: 3/1/15

Apply for the National Youth Science Camp, June 17-July 11, 2015 at  This honors program selects two participants from New York to attend.

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council
Deadline: March 2nd

FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Any individual between the ages of 13 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. The deadline to apply is March 2nd. Learn more and apply by clicking here.

ARISE NYU (Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering)
Deadline: March 2, 2015

After a successful launch in summer 2013, the NYU School of Engineering continues to conduct the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program. This selective program is for academically strong, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

This seven week program includes: college level workshops and seminars, a high level research experience in one of several NYU-Poly faculty labs, and mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student. In the seminars and workshops, students will be introduced to engineering concepts and principles, the scientific method and ethics, research practices and lab safety.

With their mentors, ARISE participants will spend the latter four weeks of the program in these placements where they will make practical contributions to their lab’s research objectives. These objectives are in areas such as mechanical and civil engineering; information systems and cyber security; materials science and robotics; chemical, biological and protein engineering; as well as biology and molecular design.

Students will also receive training in presentation and public speaking skills, in collaboration with ARISE’s partners at Irondale Ensemble Project, and give their research findings at the program’s concluding colloquium to NYU faculty and graduate students, their peer ARISE participants, other academic experts, family members and friends.

Through a grant from the Pinkerton Foundation, ARISE is intended to provide an advanced STEM research opportunity to New York City students with little or no access to high quality STEM education experiences. Students from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM disciplines and careers, including women, students of color and those from low income backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for:
New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2015.
Academically prepared, highly motivated students.
Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math.
Students who will attend the entire program, full time, from July 6, 2015 to August 21, 2015,and an orientation on June 29, 2015.
Responsible students who have demonstrated: an ability to make and fulfill commitments, timeliness and persistence.

Eligible applicants for this program must meet all these criteria.
Before you apply, please:
Consider the Research Opportunities and the fields of interest.
Carefully review the To Apply page. It provides instructions on applying, tips, and describes the selection process.
Note that you must apply online, on the Application Form page.
Do not begin the Application Form until you have gathered all the information and written the required essay as described in To Apply.

Get started with Important Dates and Information:
November 14, 2014: Application period opens for summer 2015.
March 2, 2015: Applications due.
On or around March 30: initial selection–notification to applicants regarding first round interviews and lab tours at the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
Week of April 20: combined first round interviews and lab tours. These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration. They will take place in the after school hours, and please note on schedules now.
April 24: second round candidates notified
Week of April 27: on-campus interviews with lab personnel and mentors. These are mandatory for applicants to receive further consideration. They will take place in the after school hours, and please note on schedules now.
On or around May 6: notification to selected applicants. All other active applicants will be wait listed at that time. Please know that it is very likely several 2015 candidates will ultimately be selected from this list.
Please note:
Students completing the entire program will receive a $500 stipend
Up to 36 placements are available for summer 2015
Questions? Email:
Follow us on social media and check out our #STEMNOW blog.

Nominations in Progress
NYC SCA Summer Internship Program

Deadline: March 6, 2015

Each year participating NYC Public high schools are invited to nominate up to five students for the NYC School Construction Authority’s Summer Internship Program (SIP) which will run from July 6- August 14, 2015. This year we are pleased to announce that the New York City Department of Design & Construction (DDC) will join our efforts and SIP will be able offer additional opportunities to high school students from New York City. SIP is designed to provide talented NYC public high school students with exposure to a wide range of careers within the public and private sectors. This is accomplished through a paid, six-week internship at the SCA, DDC or with one of our business partners. This work experience is coupled with a training component that exposes the interns to college and career . The joint program will provide 150 college bound, current NYC public high school juniors and seniors with a six-week full-time, paid work experience along with career training. 

Speak to your Guidance Counselor if interested by March 6, 2015 preferably by email or fax to (718)752-3047:

1) completed SIP applications and teacher recommendation forms;

2) resumes; and

3) complete high school transcripts.

Students nominated for SIP are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria:

· Be a college-bound, current New York City public high school junior or senior;

· Have an interest in one or more of the following career interest areas: architecture, engineering, construction building trades, public administration, business and information technology;

· Have a grade point average of 80 or higher;

· Be available to work full time from July 6 - August 14, 2015;

· Be able to provide original documentation that proves authorization to work in the United States during the SIP registration process in June; and

· Be able to provide original age appropriate working papers if they are under the age of 18 as of July 6, 2015 during the SIP registration process.

Please confirm your receipt of this email and contact me by email at or by phone at (718)752-5047, should you have any questions. 

Win a $5,000 Scholarship & Get Published!
Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge

Deadline: March 9, 2015

The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge is an education and awareness initiative created by B'nai B'rith International as part of its series of programs that promote tolerance and communicate a message of equality among all citizens regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Our goal is to destroy prejudices and strengthen the future of our youth through enlightenment, inspiration and education.

This scholarship competition asks high school students to write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance, diversity and inclusion. Executed through public, private and charter high schools, the Challenge encourages teens to create innovative ways to teach tolerance to elementary-aged children, as well as encounter new insights into these issues for themselves.

The contest winner in each city will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and publication of his or her book!

Contest Details

Contest participants should think about how tolerance and diversity can improve our world, and then create innovative ways to teach these ideas to elementary-aged children through the creation of a book. Submissions should provide a story that children can identify with and relate to and promote a greater understanding of different cultures, lifestyles and beliefs.While this is not a comprehensive list, students can consider the following issues when choosing a topic for their books:
Bullying in Schools
Children and Adults with disabilities
Diverse Families: LGBT parents; intergenerational, foster and single parent homes
Equal Rights
Religious and Cultural Tolerance

Contest Rules
The contest is open to high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in the listed contest cities/regions who have not previously published an original manuscript for profit. If you have a question about if your high school is in the contest region, please email
Entries must be the original work of the student(s) and only one entry is accepted per student/team.
Submissions may be fiction or nonfiction and must be written for an audience of children in grades K-5. Please note that long blocks of text are not age-appropriate.
Entries should consist of a complete story with full-color illustrations and be submitted on 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper with text and art on each page; any type of artistic medium may be used.
Entries shall be no longer than 24 pages, with a minimum of 16 pages.
Students may work individually or as a team, up to groups of four, to complete the project. Teams will split the scholarship prize money.
Submissions must include a cover letter. (Please refer to Submission Guidelines for details)
Once submitted, all entries are property of B'nai B'rith International. B'nai B'rith retains all rights to the content of the books.

Submissions MUST include a cover letter with the following information:

 Full name and contact information (home address, phone number and email address) of the author(s) and or illustrator(s)
Student’s High School name and address
Full name and contact information of the student’s teacher and school
A biographical note of no less than 100 and no more than 400 words with any other information you would like us to consider
Region Contest that you are applying to ie: Washington, D.C./ Pepco Contest, Delmarva Peninsula Contest, New York City Contest or South Jersey/ ACE Contest

UAG Junior College Night:  March 11, 6-7:30pm

For many families, the college admissions process is burdened by undue anxiety and misinformation. All juniors and parents should attend UAG's informative workshop to learn all about the college process at UAG.

The Journey to Higher Education

Wednesday, March 11th


UAG Library (6th Floor)

Topics to be covered include the many factors and trends involved in the admissions process such as demonstrated interest, standardized testing, and the college essay, along with the key steps students must complete before the end of their junior year in order to be best prepared for the application process. Participants will take part in a mock admissions activity and be given the opportunity to ask questions.

The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Jeffrey Makris, Director of College Counseling at UAG. We will also be joined by Mr. Alexander Bates, Associate Director of Admission at Lafayette College.

Light refreshments will be served.

Latino College Expo Leadership Summit and College Fair
March 14, 2015

The Latino College Expo is holding its Annual Leadership Summit and College Fair on March 14, 2015. The Expo, which is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors and their families, provides a full day of activities aimed at inspiring students and equipping them with the tools and information necessary to attain college success.

The Leadership Summit begins at 8am and is comprised of workshops on such topics as college access, the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, college sports, visual and performing arts, and leadership.

Youth must register online (passcode: youthsummer2015) for Leadership Summit workshops. The College Fair begins at 12pm, after the workshops have ended. There is no registration required for the fair, but the earlier participants arrive, the better. Schools and organizations from all over the country are attending to share information about their institutions. This event will be held at New York University‟s Kimmel Center, located at 60 Washington Square South in Manhattan.

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

GOALS FOR GIRLS: Program at the Intrepid Museum

Deadline: March 16, 2015
The Intrepid Museum has another opportunity for 8th and 9th grade girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). GOALS for Girls The GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls program aims to increase the presence of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. We do this by providing female students with a positive influence, increasing their confidence and improving their attitudes toward STEM topics, equipping them with key skills and resources needed for success in STEM fields, and encouraging the pursuit of careers and studies in the sciences.

Year-round programs, which include internships, Science Weekend programs and the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive program, offer female students, families, and their schools various pathways to connect to the Intrepid Museum and STEM opportunities.

Applications for the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive is now open, click here for more information about the program. Deadline is March 16, 2015. See flyer attached for other important dates regarding the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive program.

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

ACM UVa High School Programming Contest on April 11, 2015
Deadline to register: March 26, 2014

Every year, ACM@UVa runs the largest High School Programming Contest (HSPC) in the mid-Atlantic region, and one of the largest in the country.  You can register here; registration opened on January 7th, 2015, and will close on March 26th (or whenever we hit our cap of 50 teams).

Each team consists of four students and one coach. Registration costs $40 per team.

We know that the cost of attendance for our competition may be prohibitive for some schools. If your school is interested in participating but is prevented by the cost, please let our HSPC Logistics Chair, Bethany Connor, know by email at We hope to be able to find sponsors to support a limited number of teams to attend this year's competition.

Wave Hill Paid High School Internships (Bronx)
Deadline: 3/29/15

We are pleased to announce that Wave Hill is now accepting applications for our two paid High School Internship programs, the Forest Project and theWoodland Ecology Research Mentorship.

The Forest Project is open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors. This seven-week program meets Mondays through Fridays from late June through August 18th, 2015. Interns work in small, supervised crews to help restore woodland areas at Wave Hill, and take one of two enrichment courses: Restoration of NYC's Natural Areas or GIS Mapping. Students may be able to earn high school elective credit for successful completion of the course.* The application deadline for this program isMarch 23, 2015. For more information and the online application please go to

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) is open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. This14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and participate in ecological research projects. WERMs learn content and develop basic research skills by taking two courses during their first summer: Restoration of NYC's Natural Areas and GIS Mapping.* After building on their skills at weekend workshops throughout the school year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor. The application deadline for this program isMarch 29, 2015. For more information and the online application please go to

We are looking for students who will excel in this unique setting--students who are not necessarily the highest achievers, but demonstrate interest and enthusiasm. Applicants must be organized, dependable, self motivated and willing to make the necessary time commitment.

Please email me at to arrange for a presentation, Barry Kogan, Forest Project Manager.

Harlem Youth Court Program
Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Harlem Youth Court is now accepting applications for our next cohort. Youth ages 14-18 years old who reside in New York City can apply to become Youth Court Members. Youth Court members participate in an informative and fun eight week summer training program where they learn about restorative justice and how the justice system in NYC works. Teens learn to perform the functions of the Youth Court by practicing the roles of judges, jurors, community advocate, and youth advocate. Once trained, Youth Court members will hear actual low-level juvenile delinquency matters referred from courts, prosecutors, and schools. Members earn a stipend during their term of service.

There is no experience necessary, and youth who have been involved in the justice or child welfare system are also encouraged to apply. Youth Court membership is a fun way to work as part of a diverse team of other highly motivated and committed youth who want to make a difference. Youth Court is also a unique service experience that will look good on a college application. The priority application deadline is March 31, 2015. Don’t wait as these paid positions are highly competitive!

If you have any questions about the program or would be interested in having staff from the Harlem Youth Court present at your school, agency or house of worship please contact me.

All Star Code Summer Intensive
Deadline: April 3

Young men interested in tech: Become an all star coder. Seeking 10-11th grade men of color interested in tech and startups. Free, game-changing six week summer intensive that teaches computer science principles and interpersonal business skills. July 7-Aug 15, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. No prior experience necessary.

Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students
Ongoing > May 1, 2015

More than 1,000 motivated high school students from around the world come to Cornell every summer to take fascinating courses with leading Cornell faculty. We offer a wide range of challenging subjects:
 architecture and art
 business and leadership
 college success
 design and fashion
 computing
 English immersion
 hotel management
 law and government
 medicine and psychology
 research and science
 social change and sustainability
 veterinary medicine

We also offer the option of creating your own three-week or six-week program.
Join us in 2015! The online application will be available in mid-January, and most applications are due May 1. For more information please click here or to find out what you will need in order to complete the application, click here.

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.

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.  Registration is required, and students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.

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.

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.

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:

Columbia Engineering Exploration Experience for Young Women: March 28
RSVP to Ms. Hogarty today!
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



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 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:

Brotherhood Sister Sol
512 W 143 St New York, NY

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