Sunday, March 15, 2015

School News Mar 16-20


  • The Senior BBALL Team victorious against Staff...finally! 
  • The Student Government & Ms. D for creating an amazing smackdown video promo! Jamal Cruz... prophetic. 
  • To Elda Omeragic, spending a day at Ernst & Young for a special Job Shadow Day!
  • To UAG for hosting graduate students from the Netherlands’ Windesheim University!
  • To Robotics Team members checking out the First Robotics Competition at Jacob Javitz with Ms. Muzamali!
  • To Rayshur Millien, accepted to the NYU Poly Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology apprenticeship this summer!

This Week at UAG 

Clubs restart for the spring with NEW offerings joining our favorites, including:

  •  Music/Production Club Tue & Thurs, 3:10-5pm
  •  STEP/Dance Team Mon & Thurs, Rm 404, 3:30pm
  •  Personal Finance Club - Mondays, Rm 660, 4-5pm
  •  Robotics Club - Mondays & Thursdays, Rm 747, 3:10pm
  • Technovation Challenge Team Tues 3:10, Rm 730
  • Photography Club! Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10, Rm 746
  •  Battle Chef USA - See Mr. Paul for details - coming soon!
  • Opening Act Improv Theatre - take Master Class! See live theatre! Meets every Tue 649
  • PSAL Spring Recruitment in process! Talk to your gym teacher!

College Office Events @ UAG Spring 2015

March 25- Pratt Institute Field Trip
March 30- April 1 Marywood College Overnight Trip
April 19, 11am-4pm NACAC College Fair at Jacob Javitz Center
May 19, 7pm Colleges that Change Lives Fair @ Hotel Pennsylvania
Permission slips available  - speak to Mr. Makris for details!

Plan for the Summer!

Review the organizations that attended our Fair and speak to your Guidance Counselors.
Take the Summer Opportunities Fair survey, if you have not already!

Club Schedule

New Cell Phone Policy/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.

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

Exploring Program NY
Multiple Deadlines

Tuesday, March 17th @ 4:30 PM – Brookdale Hospital (Healthcare)
Thursday, Mar. 19, 26; Apr. 2 – Credit Suisse (Finance & Law in Manhattan)
o   This program is free for all students and can host up to 200 students. This program is conducted through small groups led by financial attorneys and they hold a mock trial led by a guest law firm. This week is Negotiation!
Tuesday, March 31st @ 4:30 PM – NYU Langone Medical Center (Healthcare)
Wednesday, April 15th @ 4:30 PM – Crowne Plaza Times Square (Hospitality)
Thursday, April 16th @ 4:30 PM – Brooklyn Mock Trial Team Tryout (Law)
Thursday, April 16th @ 4:30 PM – Syska Hennessey Group (Technology)
Thursday, April 23rd @ 4:30 PM – Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (Law)

$25000 Animation Scholarship

Nickelodeon and Get Schooled are on the hunt for the most talented teen animators on the globe and we have a $25,000 scholarship we can't wait to award. The scholarship will be open to animators between the ages of 17 and 24. Because we know even our youngest students are packing a ton of animation talent, we're giving students who are 13 to 16 years old a chance to win much needed tech (tablets, software) to take your animation skills to the next level.

If you find yourself drawing and doodling without even thinking about it, you want to get in on this scholarship! Just complete the form below and we will give you exclusive, early access to the application! That means you will be able to get a head start on your submission before everyone else even hears about the scholarship! Go ahead and fill out the form below and we will add you to our VIP Animators list. While you're waiting for details about this Nickelodeon scholarship, be sure to check out the other scholarship resources we have on our site!  Sign up here

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.

SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program
Next Session Deadline: 3/18
Our application for the Pathfinders spring session is now up, available here: Female students are highly encouraged to apply. Similar to last time, students must submit the following items by Wednesday, March 18 to be considered:
  • Pathfinders Application
  • Transcripts or similar proof of grades
  • Attendance Records
  • Signed Student Agreement
Talk to Ms. Hogarty if you have any questions.

The Dream.US
Deadline: March 17th

The Dream.US Scholarship is currently accepting applications. The Dream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education. Scholarships up to $25,000 for two or four-year degrees will be offered through a CUNY partnership with The Dream.US. You may be eligible to apply if you intend to enroll at CUNY by Fall 2015; and are a first-time college student or community college graduate who is an immigrant and has applied for or received DACA or TPS status. The deadline to apply is March 17th. Click here for more information.

International Center for Photography
Spring Classes Starting Soon!

Registration is now open:
Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom
April 11 – June 20 | Saturdays | 11am-2pm
April 11 – June 20 | Saturdays | 3-6pm
April 16 – June 18 | Thursdays | 4-6:30pm + Field Trip TBA

Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom
April 12 – June 21 | Sundays | 2-5pm
Photography II in Color: Focusing on Technique
April 11 – June 20 | Saturdays | 2-5pm

Photography II in Black-and-White: Picturing Solutions
April 12 – June 21 | Sundays | 11am-2pm
Photography II in Black-and-White: Focusing on Technique
April 12 – June 21 | Sundays | 3-6pm

Full class descriptions can be found HERE.

We offer need-based scholarships for all of our classes. Our spring scholarship application is attached and can also be found online HERE (PDF).

You can contact us at 212.857.0061 or

Hudson Guild Opportunities

Summer Youth Employment (SYEP) Applications are Out!!! Students may EARN and LEARN in this 6 week program sponsored by NYC's Department of Youth & Community Development. Our organization will be a host site for students to gain experience in the folllowing fields: Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Culinary Arts, Customer Service and Classroom Assistance.

Though students may apply on their own, it is suggested for students interested in working at our organization to visit Hudson Guild to receive help filling out the application ( a flyer advertising our hours of availability is attached to this email).

Students not interested in working at Hudson Guild may still fill out an application by visiting the following web site: Please note that a paper version of this application is attached to this email.

The deadline for students to enroll in SYEP is Friday, April 10!

March 26 Hudson Guild Career Panel Professionals from a variety of industries spanning medicine, politics, business, and education will join us at Hudson Guild on Thursday, March 26 to speak to high school students about their career fields. Students may ask questions in a Q&A forum about what it takes for one to excel in his/her industry. Other opportunties in the form of summer employment, college trips, and other Hudson Guild-related events will be available to students that evening.

Students interested in attending should RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 24 by emailing Robin Sampson or calling 212.760.9819. Students should provide their full name (first and last), email and contact number. Counselors may post the attached flyer in their office, around school, or distribute to teachers to promote this wonderful opportunity.

College Fairs Students may receive free informational workshops on college admissions, SAT prep, financial aid, and careers. There will be two fairs:

1. Riverbank State College Fair on March 7th at 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
2. Latino College Expo on March 14th at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Interested students should contact Iana Neil at or 212.367.2379

College Tour to Long Island, NY: Dates are still being determined. Juniors will have preference first. Students must be enrolled in a college readiness workshop at Hudson Guild in order to be eligible.

Vanderbilt YMCA / Catalyst SAT Prep

12 Lessons from 4:15pm - 6:15pm: March 17, March 19, March 24, March 26, March 31, April 2, April 14, April 16, April 21, April 23, April 28, April 30

2 Practice Exams from 9am - 1pm: March 14 and April 18
SAT Boot Camp from 9am - 1pm: April 25 & April 26

Space is limited so reach out to me immediately, if you would like to apply!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Robin Nathaniel| Teen Coordinator
Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
PH: 212.912.2559 | FAX: 212-756-9901 | CELL: 347-297-1701<>

MNN Ramen & Politix | March 19th, 2015 | 4:30pm-6:30pm

Young people interested in debating about contemporary NYC politics, hanging out, and eating ramen noodles should join us the Youth Media Center's monthly event. Free and open to NYC teenagers.
* This is event is specifically organized for young people

To find out more or learn how to RSVP please email us at @

The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project presents
The 8th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit
Friday, March 20th - Saturday, March 21st, 2015
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NYFREE*

The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit (S2S) is a two-day empowerment summit connecting 200 high school girls of Pan-African descent from underserved areas across NYC with women making a difference in the areas of media, health and wellness, entertainment, education, and personal growth. Participants engage in workshops, live entertainment, and reflective activities. Utilizing a 3 step-process of self-awareness, self-appreciation, and self-actualization the summit equips participants with fundamental tools to make well-informed decisions today and in the future. S2S is held every March during Women’s History Month.

Founded in 2007, The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project provides tools and conversations to affirm Pan-African people and their communities. Read more at
*Free for high school girls; $30 admission for women
Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided.


SUNY Information Sessions Spring 2015

The State University of New York's Center for Student Recruitment in NYC is happy to our announce our spring Information Session schedule. We hope your students and their families can attend!

Students can pre-register here:

Which SUNY are You?
A great place for high school juniors to start! Discover more about SUNY campuses, academic programs, the application process and more!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Engineering and Engineering Technology
A special-focus information session, specifically designed for high school juniors interested in Engineering.
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The EOP Process
Learn more about the Educational Opportunity Program, including benefits, and the application and admission process.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Health Sciences at SUNY
Learn about SUNY's health sciences programs and how you can become a competitive candidate.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Information Sessions will take place at:
SUNY Center for Student Recruitment
College of Optometry (across from Bryant Park)
Schwarz Theater
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Groundswell Mural: Teen Programs
Apply Now! 

Groundswell Mural is currently accepting applications for two of their teen programs: Voices Her’d Visionaries and Making His’tory. Voices Her’d Visionaries is a special program for young women who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to Groundswell and a potential for leadership. During the school year, participants examine issues facing women and girls and choose a topic for a large-scale summer public art project to be completed as part of our flagship Summer Leadership Institute. Making His’tory is an afterschool program for young men who demonstrate the potential for leadership. Making His’tory begins each spring as an afterschool apprenticeship program and culminates the following summer as one of the seven large-scale projects completed through our Summer Leadership Institute. A selection of youth participants for Making His’tory are recruited from our work with court-involved youth. For more information, contact Jules Joseph at

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.

Spring CTE Internship Cycle

Eligible Seniors and select 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.

New York City Urban Debate League: NYC Debate Club
Apply Now!

The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) is starting its spring semester NYC Debate Club on February 7, 2015. The NYC Debate Club meets nearly every Saturday during the term for practices and debate tournaments. The NYC Debate Club is open to all grade levels – elementary, middle, and high school. Our students have won local, city, regional, and national tournaments. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city. The NYC Debate Club is free for schools that are members of the NYCUDL. You can still register even if your school does not have a debate team! Click here for more information. If you have additional questions, contact Erik Fogel at

New York City Urban Debate League: Summer Debate Institute

The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) coordinates the longest and largest summer debate program in the nation. From the first day of summer to the last day of summer are debate education opportunities in each borough. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Thanks to our incredible supporters, our summer debate programs are free for Title I schools that are members of the NYCUDL. If your school is not a member, the fee for each student to attend is $100. This covers the cost of meals and a camp T-shirt. Click here for more information, or reach out to Erik Fogel at

The Door: Service Works
Apply Now! 

 The Door will be implementing our second cycle of Service Works, a 10-week program that uses community service and volunteerism to develop young people ages 16-24 professionally. Service Works teaches leadership and project management skills, connects participants to a mentor and provides an opportunity to participate in up to four community service projects. This program is a great opportunity for students who need to fulfill community service requirements and/or build their resume and college application. College bound students who enroll in this program will enjoy the benefit of listing this program as one of their extracurricular activities and will be able to speak about the leadership skills they gained in the process. Students who are searching for employment can use this program as a resume builder. This program will be implemented at two locations in Brooklyn: Ingersoll Community Center and Atlantic Terminal Community Center. Ingersoll‟s group will meet on Saturdays from 2-4pm, and Atlantic Terminal will meet on Tuesdays from 6:45-8:45pm. The program begins on February 10th. For more information, contact Justin Richardson at or 212-941-9090 x3229. Click here for a program flyer.

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

Learning Curve: M3 Accelerator
Deadline: March 20th 

M3 is Learning Curve’s signature program. This is a fast-paced learning experience. On a daily basis, participants can expect to gain exposure to fascinating developments in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math & Design) that are a mix of low- and high-tech concepts. We challenge participants to apply what they are learning to solve challenges, compete, push their capacity to learn, and synthesize and innovate on the fly. We want all of our participants to get comfortable and confident with complex problem-solving and the role of design when formulating solutions. We expect our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR’s) to apply what they are rapidly learning to the formation, launch, and growth of their own start-up ventures and to their burgeoning relationships with each
other as co-founders and to a community of stakeholders. This program will operate July 6 through August 7, 2015, Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm. High school students or recent high school graduates are eligible to apply. There is no cost to participate. The deadline to apply is March 20th. Click here for more information.

Bottom Line: College Expo
March 21, 2015 

Bottom Line’s 2015 College Expo is an opportunity for high school students to speak with current college students and recent alumni from over 30 colleges and universities about their experience. This will allow for a smoother college experience. Our guest speaker is Angela Cyrus, PhD., ACC of the Cyrus Group. There will also be a panel on transitioning to college and choosing a major, as well as a workshop for parents on decision making and financial aid. The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and Gooey & Co. will generously be providing snacks; there will be a raffle as well! This event is open to the public and current juniors and seniors are welcome to attend. Programming will begin promptly at 12pm and last until 2:30pm, so please arrive by 11:45am to register. The College Expo will take place on March 21, 2015 at Brooklyn Law School in the Forchelli Conference Center in Feil Hall, located at 205 State Street in Brooklyn. If you have questions, contact Christine Cruz at 347-889-7627, or by email at Click here for a program flyer.

NYC GenTech: HackED 2.0
March 21, 2015

NYC GenTech is hosting HackED 2.0. HackED 2.0 is an all-girls student hackathon that will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015. At this hackathon, students will be challenged to develop a product that aims to increase student interest and engagement in STEM subjects and career paths. With the support of volunteer mentors and GenTech alumni, students will be introduced to the basics of coding and will create a digital prototype, promotional website, and demo presentation to showcase their ideas. In the evening, students will present, and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Seats are first come, first served – so please RSVP as soon as possible. HackED 2.0 will take place on March 21, 2015 from 9:00am-9:00pm and will be held at Microsoft, located at 11 Times Square in Manhattan. All female high school students are eligible to attend. Click here to register. If you have additional questions, contact Lindsay by emailing

West Side YMCA: Teen Career Connection
Deadline: March 22nd 

The West Side YMCA is currently accepting applications for its Teen Career Connection. This program:
 Helps to develop and improve teen skills and expand their networks
 Improves teens’ chances for success by stressing the importance of education, discipline and
responsibility, and professional behavior in the workplace
 Provides a support system to help teens with challenges that arise in the workplace, making them better prepared for college and their careers
 The long-term goal is to help create a more diverse workforce and uplift communities that are caught in the cycle of poverty.

Current 10th-12th grade students are eligible to apply for this 8-week internship. Students will be placed in an internship in one of the following fields: marketing, legal, arts, nonprofit, media, veterinary, and technology. Selected students will earn a $1,250 stipend for successful completion of the program, a $300 stipend for professional clothing, and a MetroCard. The deadline to apply is March 22nd. Click here for more information.

Dance Wave Summer Registration!

Sign up now at
Scholarships available.

Exploring: Neuman’s Kitchen
Deadline: March 24th 

 Are you interested in a career in the culinary arts and catering industry? If so, check out the Exploring Program at Neuman’s Kitchen! With over 30 years of catering and event planning experience, Neuman’s Kitchen is a company dedicated to culinary innovation, customer service, and community involvement. The program includes tours and discussions with key personnel including the head chef, pastry chef, and the President and CEO. Students will get an insider’s view of the culinary industry! Target Students:  Ages 14-21  Have an interest in a career in the culinary arts and catering industry  Mature and responsible enough to behave appropriately in a corporate setting Cost: $24 per student* (unless the student has previously paid to be registered in programs with Exploring for the 2014-15 school year) When: March 25th; April 1st, 15th & 22nd; 4:30-6:00pm Where: 203 Chrystie Street, New York, NY (between Delancey and Rivington) More information and a flyer for the program can be found by clicking here. For additional information or to register, please contact Jordan Segal at In your email be sure to include student’s name, high school, and name of this program (Neuman’s Kitchen).

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.

YouthBridge-NY: Leadership Fellowship
Deadline: March 27

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.

New York County DA's Office 2015 HS Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 27

The New York County District Attorney's Office is currently accepting applications for the 2015 High School Summer Internship Program. This rigorous six-week internship provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. Every intern is assigned to a unit within the DA’s Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition. Interns are paid a $150 weekly stipend.

Please review the application requirements below.


· Applicants must reside in Manhattan or attend a school in Manhattan

· Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school

· Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from July 6, 2015 - August 14, 2015, Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following application materials by Friday, March 27, 2015 via mail or email to

· An application form, which can be found at:

· A one-page resume

· An essay, no longer than 500 words, discussing a goal or project that reflects your interest in criminal justice

· A letter of recommendation (must be emailed by recommender). A second letter of recommendation may be provided, if desired.

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 212-335-9064 or via email at

Heckscher Foundation for Children Summer Scholars Program
Deadline: March 27th 

The Heckscher Foundation for Children Summer Scholars Program is a multi-year and multi-layered program geared toward academic and professional skill building to position students for college success. In the first year, students receive intensive tutoring and college guidance by participating in a 5-week summer academic program and skill building in Math, English, foreign language, and career development. Academic enrichment and college guidance continues through their graduation from high school, with additional support services available in college. In the second summer, students will be placed in an internship or pre-college program. Target Students:  Ideal not only for students who are a school’s top academic performers, but also for those who are highly motivated and on the cusp of high achievement (B/B+ GPA). Because academic tutoring is the foundation of the program, Heckscher is not looking to serve students who are bound to “get into top colleges and succeed anyway.” They will select good students with whom they can work to “unlock their hidden potential.”  Current 10th graders (rising 11th graders) ONLY  Able and dedicated to making a 2-year commitment (junior and senior year) to the program (summers and 1 weekend day/evening each week during the academic year)  Heckscher will admit 12 Urban Assembly students this year To Apply: Students must be nominated by their schools and complete a written application. Applications can be obtained by clicking here or by contacting Greg Lew at Click here for a program flyer. Schools must also include the most recent transcript and PSAT scores if available and send applications directly to The Heckscher Foundation to arrive before the posted deadline: Attn: Geoffrey Howarth The Heckscher Foundation for Children 123 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021  Selected students will be contacted for interviews. Students must attend the interview to be selected for the program.  It is advised that Partnership Coordinators, school counselors, teachers or other school staff contact Geoffrey Howarth ( if they believe they can provide a compelling reason why particular students should be selected to the Heckscher Scholars program. Benefits:  Stipend of $1,000 for successful completion of 2014 summer academic program, monthly stipends of $100 for successful completion of academic year programming, and stipend of $1,000 for successful completion of 2015 summer program  Daily lunch and travel stipend  Potential for summer internship (Summer 2015) at a large non-profit agency or placement in and tuition assistance for a summer pre-college program. Past placements include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harlem RBI, and New York Women’s Foundation, and the Foundation has helped pay for student programs in Europe in select cases. Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2014. For more information, please contact Geoffrey Howarth by email at or by phone at 917-664-9876.

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.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 30th

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. This scholarship opportunity is open to Latino students who have legal status in this country, including DACA recipients. The priority deadline is February 28th; the general deadline is March 30th. Click here to access the application.

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.

2015 NYU College Access Leadership Institute (NYU CALI)
Deadline: April 1, 2015

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at New York University is pleased to announce that the application for the 2015 NYU College Access Leadership Institute (NYU CALI) is now live!
NYU CALI is a five-day residential program for current high school sophomores and juniors that aims to demystify the college admissions process. The program will include workshops and small group sessions on a variety of topics including:
College admissions
College entrance test preparation
Essay and resume writing
Interviewing and presentation skills
Financial aid literacy
NYU CALI graduates become certified College Access Ambassadors and will act as mentors and advisers in their high schools by conducting their very own college application workshop.
Successful applicants to the program are academically talented high school students from underrepresented communities in the New York metro area who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities in their schools and communities. If selected, students are awarded a full scholarship to NYU CALI, and are only expected to cover travel expenses to and from NYU.
Visit our website for application instructions.
Space in NYU CALI is limited, so please encourage your students to apply early! The deadline is April 1st. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to me at

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.

Do Something Internship
Deadline: April 3rd offers paid summer internships to high school students in New York City. To be eligible, students must be:  Able to travel to our New York City office.  Committed to working full time from June 1-August 7  Self starter – ability to work well alone and with others.  Passionate about young people changing the world, committed to social change.  A member of  Love the culture and can work with a quirky, close-knit team (we mean it!). Students who are selected for a internship will receive:  $3,000 stipend and/or school credit  Two 30-day unlimited MetroCards for travel  The chance to work in a super fun and positive work environment  We offer five $1000 additional need-based housing stipends to help support interns who are not based in NYC. To apply for the housing stipend, please include your most recent FAFSA or tax return with your application. If all of this fits you or someone you know, please by apply by April 3rd. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis – first come, first served! No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Be creative (we like videos and proper spelling and grammar)! For more information, please click here. Click on the ―Available Positions‖ to access each position’s application.

Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program
Deadline: April 6th 

The Smithsonian Latino Center, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, works to ensure that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections, and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations. The center is now accepting applications for the 2015 Young Ambassadors Program, an annual program that aims to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields, including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in seventeen cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment and excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as academic record, leadership experience, and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship. The deadline to apply is April 6th. Click here for more information and to apply.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Summer High School Internship
Deadline: April 8th 

The internship consists of three main components:  Departmental Placements: Each intern spends a portion of the internship observing, assisting, and being mentored by a staff member in one of the Museum's departments. The placement is chosen according to the intern's interests and experience.  Career Labs: Curators, educators, designers, conservators, and other staff discuss their professional paths and roles at the Museum and lead workshops that help interns try out an element of their work. For the final Career Lab, interns share the insights, experiences, and skills gained through their departmental placements with fellow interns and invited guests in interactive ways.  Gallery Sessions: Interns contribute to group discussions inspired by great works of art and guided by Museum educators. For the final gallery session, interns pair up and choose an interesting work of art to talk about with the rest of the group. The deadline for this application is due April 8th by 6pm. The program dates are July 6–August 13, Mondays–Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Interns receive $1,200 stipend upon successful completion of the program. For more information, please click here. To apply please click here.

Summer Youth Employment Program
Deadline: April 10th

Applications are now open for the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP provides NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants will work in a variety of entry-level jobs, including government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, non-profits, small businesses, and more. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of NYC. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Specialized programming is also available for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless, and court-involved youth. The deadline to apply is April 10th. Click here for more information.

Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive
Deadline: April 10, 2015

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive accepts resident and non-resident students, ages 15-18, who will be living in New York City or surrounding areas this summer during the course of the program. Instructions regarding the online applications are listed here.

Courant Splash/cSplash 2015
Deadline: April 12th

Courant Splash, or cSplash, is an annual one-day lecture series taught by enthusiastic students, faculty, and others associated with the Courant Institute of New York University. Since 2006, cSplash has been providing a meeting ground for mathematically inclined students in the New York metropolitan area, exposing them to the beauty, utility, and ubiquity of mathematical ideas. The deadline for this event is April 12th. This event takes place on Saturday, April 18th. Click here for more information. Click here for the poster. Click here to register for this event.

The Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program
Deadline: April 13th 

The Dartmouth Bound Summer Program is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to preview college by immersion in student life at Dartmouth. Participants will live in a Dartmouth residence hall and will attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid processes. The program encompasses the academic dimensions of Dartmouth by providing access to classes and interaction with our faculty. Also, there will be ample time to enjoy meaningful conversation with current students and staff on how to weave academics, social engagement, and leadership into your college experience. To be considered for the program, you must be a current 11th grader. The deadline to apply is April 13th. Click here for more information.

MAD Museum Artslife Summer Internship 2015
Deadline April 17th 

Artslife is a leadership program for teenagers based on museum studies and design. Participants will be introduced to museum careers such as curatorial, education, development, PR/marketing, visitor services, security/registrar and will complete projects collaboratively with museum staff. Following an intensive training week during which participants are introduced to the museum, its staff and each other, they spend the summer working on several projects at once. Museum staff, local designers, and other arts professionals act as consultants on collaborative projects and mentor the participants. Students are paid an hourly wage for their participation. Projects include:  behind-the-scenes museum operations  field trips to cultural destinations around the city  collaborative projects with other students  leadership workshops Artslife is a seven week program. Students must be able to commit to the full duration in order to be eligible. The programs dates are July 7 - August 21, 2015, Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm. The deadline to apply is April 17th. For more information click here or to apply click here. 

Youth About Business

Deadline: April 24, 2015

Students admitted as part of this process will receive preference in choosing which week of camp they would like to attend at Columbia University (June 29 - July 3, 2015 OR July 6 - July 10, 2015).  Log into your application at

In order for an application to be complete it must have the following:

  • Personal Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Two Recommendations
  • Essay
  • $25 Application Fee
The regular deadline for admission is Friday, April 24th. Space will be limited at this point so the sooner you complete your application, the better!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with ANY questions/concerns regarding this process. You can also reach out to our headquarters at or at (615) 299 - 8097.

Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop
Deadline: May 22nd

Be part of Youth Communication's 36th annual intensive summer writing workshop. You will get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about your life, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. You will also participate in writing lessons and group activities exploring what it means to be a modern young man or young woman, as well as other topics. No prior experience is required, but you must be able to attend every day. Thousands of people will read your stories in our magazines and on our websites. Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard. This is a competitive program—there will be a maximum of 15 students—so start working on your application essays now! Applications must be received by
May 22nd. Top candidates will be contacted by June 5th for interviews. The workshop runs Monday through Thursday from July 6 to August 13, 2015. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must be able to attend every day. The workshop is free because our funders cover the $3,000 cost for each participant. We provide MetroCards and for lunch each day. (Youth in foster care will also receive a stipend upon successful completion of the workshop.) The workshop will be taught at the Youth Communication office in Manhattan at 224 W. 29th St., 2nd fl.
The office is easily accessible by subway. Writers will be taught by Youth Communication editors who have substantial experience working in journalism and youth development. Anyone ages 15 to 20 who lives within commuting distance is eligible to apply. We're interested in your writing skills, but when we judge your essays we will also look for your ideas and willingness to write deeply personal stories. Youth Communication's most essential job is to convey important information to teens in an interesting way. For more information and online application please click here.

Summer Internship for Brooklyn Navy Yard
Deadline: May 29th

We are excited to once again offer a summer internship opportunity to young adults attending or entering college. The goal of the program is to provide worthwhile work experiences for college students living in the communities surrounding the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Summer Internship Program will give college students who live locally an opportunity to get real work experience, exposure to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, become familiar with the industrial sector and have an opportunity to earn a salary in the summer that may supplement their college cost. BNYDC will interview and hire qualified college students for opportunities with businesses in the Yard that agree to host a summer intern. Students must be at least 18 years old and be able to present documentation that they are currently enrolled in a college program or have been admitted to college. We are now soliciting applications. You must complete an application to be considered. There are limited internship opportunities; applications should be sent in as early as possible. THE DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAY 29, 2015. All applicants will have an opportunity to be interviewed. There will be a mandatory orientation session, hosted by BNYDC for all applicants that are chosen for the program. The students will work a 35 hour work week with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day. There will be an eight week session, beginning on Monday June 29th and ending on Friday, August 21st. Navy Yard businesses will provide the student with a meaningful work experience. Students are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethic and professionalism at all times while employed by BNYDC. The employer at the end of the program will assess the students. For application please click here or for more information please click here. 

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.

Bronx Loaf Writers Conference
Deadline: Rolling until spaces are filled, or by May 4th

Bronx Loaf is a writers’ conference for teen writers that takes place from July 6-10, 2015. It is held at the UA Bronx Academy of Letters (339 Morris Avenue), hence the ―Bronx‖ part of Bronx Loaf. The idea and model for Bronx Loaf was inspired by Bread Loaf, the oldest writers’ conference in the country, hence the ―Loaf‖ part of Bronx Loaf. Our goal is for Bronx Loaf to introduce teen writers to what it feels like to participate in a professional-style creative writing workshop, which means students will share their creative writing with other teen writers from around NYC and beyond. Each workshop will be led by a published author. Click here to view the list of workshop leaders. Over the course of the Bronx Loaf Writers’ Conference, teen writers will:

 Participate in thoughtful, rigorous workshops led by professional writers, who will also conduct one-on-one tutorials

 Enjoy several opportunities to read their own work in front of a live audience AND to publish in Breaking Bread, the Bronx Loaf anthology of student pieces

 Attend multiple public readings, featuring our workshop leaders

 Have ample time to break bread, enjoy fellowship, and make connections with writers from public and private schools

Thanks to the generous support and underwriting of the Foundation for Letters, the cost of Bronx Loaf is covered for every student who is accepted. However, there is a $50 deposit for each student that will be returned once they have completed the conference and submitted their work for publication. Should a student not show up to the conference or complete it, the $50 will be used to offset the cost of food and publishing. Bronx Loaf will accept all submissions on a rolling basis and will continue to accept submissions until our workshops are filled or until May 4th, whichever comes first. Click here for more information. If you have additional questions, contact Christian Clarke at

Hudson River Community Sailing: City Sail Summer Leadership Program Priority Deadline: May 30th; then rolling admissions  

The Urban Assembly has partnered with Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) to offer a unique opportunity: one week of sailing and leadership skill development on the Hudson River, taught by engaging and experienced guides. Students learn to drive the boat and trim the sails while enhancing their communication, teamwork, and other important leadership skills. Students also learn about the math and science of sailing and the Hudson River environment. Students spend the majority of their day sailing a small sailboat in the mixed age groups of 4-5 youth with an instructor. The week culminates with a sailing trip to either the Statue of Liberty or the Palisades/GWB. No prior sailing, boating, or swimming experience is required. Students are never in the water. To learn more about the program, visit the website at Check out a promotional video about the program by clicking here. Students can also earn PE credit for successful completion of City Sail. The student must simply request credit from his/her school, which can then get appropriate documentation from HRCS. Students also have the option of registering for multiple weeks of City Sail, which students have done in the past. Subsequent weeks of City Sail are more challenging and different from the previous. No two weeks are the same! City Sail is open to:  Any student in grades 6-12  Any ability welcome  No prior sailing or leadership experience is necessary  Students must be interested in spending a week outdoors on the water in hands-on activities The priority deadline to apply is May 30th. Students who apply by this date will have their choice of program session and will be given priority for scholarships. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after May 30th if spaces are scholarships are still available. The program will cost as little as $25 per week. Students and families will pay on a sliding scale from $25-$475, depending on need. In order to receive financial aid, a parent must complete all parts of the HRCS application. Click here to access the application. To apply, completed applications should be sent to: Attn: Alex Baum Hudson River Community Sailing P.O. Box 20677 New York, NY 10011  If you have additional questions, contact Alex Baum at

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute &  Debate Training
APPLY by June 30th at 1 PM 


Our FREE 12-DAY LEADERSHIP AND DEBATE TRAINING program includes workshops in debate techniques, public speaking, critical thinking, policy research, writing speeches, articles, and developing the skills to analyze contemporary public policy issues. Highly accomplished female professionals, who work in the top echelons of the corporate, business, government, and not for profit sectors as well as women business owners, elected officials and diplomats, come as guest lecturers and also conduct workshops.

An example of the accomplished speakers and inspirational role models who participated in our past training programs are: the youngest female New York Assembly Member Nily Rozic; Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy Ambassador to the UN Mission for Kenya; Kai Brown, Director of Production at Black Entertainment Network (BET); Zenaida Mendez, president of the New York State chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW); Kathleen King, founder and president of the highly successful, national company, Tate’s Bake Shop; and Dodai Stewart, a deputy editor at Jezebel (the online blog). After mornings full of motivation and affirmation, our non-profit debate training partner the New York City Urban Debate League works to help our trainees to become confident public policy debaters.

We also provide breakfast and lunch during our FREE 12-Day Leadership and Debate Training Program with reading materials and graduation gifts.


Tuesday, June 30th 2014 by 1 PM EST

If you apply by this date and your application is selected, please save Wednesday, July 1st and Thursday, July 2nd for an interview and the final decision will be emailed to you by Tuesday, July 7th


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.

Lehman College Now Summer Science Program

The College Now Summer Program consists of two academies, Summer Multimedia Arts and Summer Science, which run for 6 and 5 weeks, respectively. All classes meet on the Lehman College campus Monday through Thursday. The cost of the program is FREE as College Now will cover the costs of tuition, books, lab expenses for science courses, lunch and transportation (metro cards).  Learn more here:
Application Opens April 1, 2015

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.



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 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

Barnard College Pre-College Summer Programs
Deadline: June 5

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. Our summer programs are open to rising high school juniors and seniors. With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. Enjoy field trips and excursions throughout New York City, as well as Admissions and Career Development workshops on campus.

Apply Now. Deadline - Friday, June 5th

Scholarships are available. Scholarship Deadline – Friday, April 10th


Students take two courses of their choice over the span of four weeks. As part of the program, students both participate in admissions and career workshops and explore New York through class trips and excursions.


For one week, students take one course of their choice in the morning. Afternoons are free for students to explore what the city has to offer!


Students delve into gender issues, social change, and leadership in this intensive one week program. Comprised of morning lectures and afternoon workshops, students develop a deeper understanding of leadership through a feminist lens.


In this rigorous ten day program, students explore dance from all angles. From dance theory and history classes to technique classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension School, students have the opportunity to delve into the dance world from every perspective. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to observe performances of some of the world's best and perform their own work.


New for Summer 2015: one and four week courses in Environmental Science, Science and the Law, Psychology, Physics, and Neuroscience. To peruse these course offerings, please visit our Summer in the City page for 4-week course options and our Liberal Arts Intensive page for 1-week course options.


In just 11 days, students learn how to turn an idea into a promising business. Students attend class, workshops, and site visits to build their entrepreneurial skills and gain a better understanding of the start-up world.

For more information, visit or email us at

Faces of America: Travel Abroad and AFS Study Abroad and 
scholarships available for summer study:

Since 2007, Faces of America has provided opportunities for over 1,100 students from low income and/or underrepresented communities to participate on AFS programs across the AFS network. Most recently, in 2014, the Faces of America program sent 150 students abroad to over 16 countries.

Our community partner organizations value the impact that the AFS experience has on their leadership programs’ outcomes. When students return from an AFS exchange, they are more motivated to finish school and go to college. For example, one of AFS-USA’s CBO partners, Summer Search New York City, has, over the last 7 years, helped over 250 low-income youth in NYC to go on life changing summer experiences and most importantly, to continue on to post-secondary education.

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