Monday, March 2, 2015

School News Mar 2-6, 2015


  • To Malik Shaw, for his warm welcome by Northeastern this weekend! 
  • To Dymass Molina and Arashi Bamberg, accepted to SEO Scholars! 
  • To the latest graduation cohort from the MNN Firehouse this weekend - next cycle starts soon! Sign up to become a certified filmmaker/producer. 
  • To the UAG Software Engineering Pathway, for hosting Avenues: The World School last week to observe their Java classes! and for becoming one of the thirty schools to participate in the AP Computer Science Principles pilot, funded by the National Science Foundation - starting next year! 
  • To Karine Baker-Agha, participating in her community service for her Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, spending last week in Washington, DC!
  • To our latest acceptances to the SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program: Jalen McClarin, Michael DeAza, Hasan Tahir, and Rashan Babb!

Coming Up at UAG

March 9-13 Schoolwide Spirit Week!

March 11 Windesheim University visit to UAG

March 12:  Doctor in for PSAL Appointments! Sign up with Ms. Jordan

March 13:  Core Values Award Ceremony #3

March 13 Staff / Student Basketball Game AND Half-Time Skills Challenge! 
Sign up w/Mr. Rigney or in Main Office!

March 16  TEALS Computer Science Field Trip - Permission Slips Due 3/9!

March 17 Campus Public Safety Committee Meeting  (Parents Welcome) 9:45-10:45am, 407

March 21 SEP Hackathon @ UAG! Sign up with Mr. Chen!

March 26-27  High School Parent Teacher Conferences 

This Week at UAG

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

  •  Music/Production Club Friday in Library for Auditions, Lunch!
  • STEP/Dance Team Mon & Thurs, Rm 404, 3:30pm
  • Personal Finance Club - Mondays, Rm 660, 4-5pm
  • Robotics Club - Mondays & Thursdays, Rm 727, 3:10pm
  • Technovation Challenge Team Tues/Thurs 3:10, Rm 730
  • SkillsUSA Competitions - this Saturday!  March 7 - See Sookchan
  • 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 6 - NYU Poly Field Trip
March 11-Junior College Night @ UAG, 6-7:30 in Library
March 14 Latino College Expo at NYU Kimmel Center, 8am-3pm
March 25- Pratt Institute Field 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 3rd @ 4:30 PM – Jamaica Hospital (Healthcare)
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 17th @ 4:30 PM – Brookdale Hospital (Healthcare)
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)

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.

Myself Third Scholarship
Deadline: March 2

The Myself Third Scholarship is worth $4000 toward the tuition costs of attending any CUNY institution. Applicants must have successfully completed a CUNY College Now course and completed at least 50 hours of community service this year. See the link below for details. YOU MUST LET MR. MAKRIS KNOW IF YOU ARE APPLYING NO LATER THAN MARCH 2ND!

DigiGirlz Day March 4, 2015

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.  APPLY HERE to participate in the 3/4 NYC Event:

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Filmmaking programs
Deadline: March 5 

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse, is a state-of-the-art production facility located in El Barrio.
Classes + Internship opportunities are open to young people ages 14-24 living, working, and/or going to school in Manhattan.

Television Studio + Field Production Certification Trainings
The MNN's Youth Media Center offers 5-week certification
trainings in basic television and field production.

Participants learn how to operate the camera, edit on Final Cut Pro, the elements of storytelling and cinematography.
Upon successful completion of the class participants receive certification.
Certified producers at MNN are able to utilize the facilities and equipment
to produce independent content for cablecast. Graduates may also enroll in advanced classes and are eligible to apply to the Digital Journal Internships.

Apply online by March 5th.
Be sure to submit a Parent Authorization Form (attached) by emailing
Orientation for Spring classes will be held on March 17th.

Digital Journalism Internships @ The Youth Channel
Digital Journalism Interns @ The Youth Channel produce content on a weekly basis for
cross- platform programming. If you or someone you know are between the ages of 18 and 24, have production experience, and want to pursue a career in journalism,
check out the YC's Digital Journalism internship.

Join a fast-paced production environment dedicated to producing news that advances social justice. Gain significant experience and training in all aspects of the production process, cross-platform programming, and community journalism while building up your portfolio.

Internship cycles last 12 weeks and upon evaluation there are opportunities to advance onto paid internships with the Youth Channel.

The Youth Channel produces social justice media about change efforts happening throughout NYC. It provides an alternative narrative to the dominant imageof young people of color living, working, and going to school in the city.

Apply online by March 19th. The Digital Journalism internship runs from April 10th thru June 25th, 2015

Upcoming Events
Join us at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the following events:

Information Session | Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 | 6pm-7pm
Learn more about all the classes and opportunities to produce available at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse

Monthly Film Club | Friday, March 6th, 2015 | 6:30pm- 8pm
Join us every first friday of the month for a free screening of an independent film from the Afro-Latin diaspora

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 @

Google: Computer Science Summer Institute
Deadline: March 5th

Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology – especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices. You’ll attend the program at one of our Google office locations and experience firsthand Google’s unique and innovative office culture. The deadline to apply is March 5th. Click here for more information.

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. 

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

Hi-ARTS: Black Book Master Class
Deadline: March 8th 

 Develop your artistic skills and learn how to burn like the best. During this free 12-week class for students in grade 9-12, students will learn various graffiti techniques including lettering styles, color-theory and blending, while studying under the world renowned Style Masters Alice Mizrachi and Enrique PART ONE Torres. In addition, students will receive their own personal black book, pencil, and marker-sets. This course will also feature several guest appearances of creative professionals who will impart insight into the creative industries and other tricks of the trade. At the conclusion of the course, Hi-ARTS will present an exhibition of the students work at its space i0n East Harlem/El Barrio. To be eligible, students must:  Be a resident of NYC  Be between the ages of 14 and 19  Be in HS in grades 9-12, or enrolled in a GED program The class will take place March 19 – June 11, 2015 from 4-6pm at the Hi-ARTS Studio Gallery, located at 304 E. 100th Street in Manhattan. Participation is free, but students must apply. Selected students will be interviewed on March 14-15, 2015. The deadline to apply is March 8th. Click here for more information.

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.

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 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

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.

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

BridgeUp: STEM Summer Program
Deadline: March 9

We are now accepting applications for the BridgeUp: STEM summer program. This program will run from July 20th to August 14th, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. Female students who are currently in 9th or 10th grade are eligible to apply.

More information about the program and the application can be found at

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.

The Apollo Theater Academy Internship Program
Deadline: March 13th

The Apollo Theater Academy Internship Program provides high school seniors with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore administrative and managerial careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Apollo Theater Academy Interns learn about non-performance careers and what takes place behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater. Interns work under the guidance of Apollo Theater staff in various departments such as Production, Programming, Marketing & Public Relations, Community Outreach, and Events Management. This internship will not teach you how to be a performer. Applications must be postmarked or delivered in person by 6:00 PM on Friday, March 13, 2015. For more information please click here. 

Columbia University: Hk Maker Lab
Deadline: March 13th 

Columbia University’s Hk Maker Lab is an intense six-week summer program to learn the foundations of design. Focusing on addressing a health problem, students work in teams to prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program culminates in a pitch to leading executives from the biomedical community. Winning projects might then be incubated using the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. The program will operate from July 20 – August 28, 2015, 9am-5pm, Monday – Thursday at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science (120th and Amsterdam). Current 10th and 11th grade students from high schools where more than 50% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch may apply. This is a free program. The deadline to apply is March 13th. Click here for more information.

Inside Schools: Free Summer Programs

 New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities – from paid museum internships to free science research programs. Inside Schools provides a list of free and low-cost programs for young people in NYC. Click here to view this list.

goLEAD Service Institute
Deadline: March 13

Are your high school students interested in becoming leaders while also serving the community? If so, have them apply for the goLEAD Institute! The goLEAD Institute is a youth leadership training program for NYC public high school students (grades 9-12) that engages them in meaningful community service and service-learning. goLEADers participate in a series of leadership-skill building activities, preparing them to plan and implement the Youth Service Summit for elementary school students as their capstone community service project. Service in Schools and generationOn are partnering to host the goLEAD Institute during Spring Break, Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10.

Click here for a flyer to share with your students. For more information and to apply, click here. The application deadline is Friday, March 13. For questions, email

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.

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.

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

Dance Wave Summer Registration!

Sign up now at
Scholarships available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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

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.

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