Monday, April 13, 2015

School News April 13-17


  • To Rayshur, James, and Tan for getting their NYTechDay preview at the NY International Autoshow Automotive Tech Panel!
  • To student models at the David’s Bridal Prom Fashion Show! Last chance to buy tickets to Prom! See COSA asap.
  • To students attending the Overnight Marywood University Tour with Mr. Makris!
  • To seniors exploring options with the NPower Technology Service Corps program and Ernst & Young Program Alumni
  • To students attending the discussion with GameChat’s Orel Walker!

This Week at UAG


  • Music/Production Club Tues & Thurs, 3:10-5pm, 730
  • STEP/Dance Team Mon & Thurs, Rm 404, 3:30pm
  • Personal Finance Club - Mondays, Rm 660, 4-5pm
  • COOKING CLUB! Orientation Meeting Wed, Library 3:10pm with Mr. Paul
College Office Events @ UAG Spring 2015

April 14, 2pm, SUNY Engagement Event, Rm 627 (rsvp to Mr. Makris -space limited!)
April 17, 1-4pm, City College of NY Tour with Mr. Makris
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

Student Opportunities

MCC Theatre Youth Company presents NY Teens in their own words with UNCENSORED, starring our own Nnandi Cason (pictured)!

Final shows this week!  Check out for details.

This Wednesday, April 14, the Graphics Artist Guild Webinar Making a Living Making Games will be showing live in Room 710 from 2-3pm (Digital Design E Period/Career and Financial Management F Period).  RSVP to Ms. Muzamali if you don't want to miss this webinar and are not in the above two classes.

Final Chance to buy Prom Tickets!  

See Ms. Alder in Room 736 if you still intend to attend!


Pier 92, 711 12th Ave, NY, NY 10019
Volunteer or Attend with Class! Visit to learn more!  UAG students are the official volunteer service providers with this event.  Obtain permission slip from your Tech Teacher and indicate whether you would like to VOLUNTEER or ATTEND afterschool with staff, 3:30-5pm.

Exploring Program NY

Multiple Deadlines -

*YCC students need to participate in at least two career-focused events this Spring. Please confirm which Exploring Events you'll be participating in with Ms. Hogarty.

 Please see below for upcoming programs. Feel free to check out our Program Calendar for programming past the dates shown. 

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 Hennessy (Technology)
Tuesday, April 17th @ 4:30 PM – Brookdale University Medical Center (Healthcare)
Thursday, April 23rd @ 4:30 PM – The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (Law)
Tuesday, April 21st @ 4:30 PM – American Management Association (Resume Writing and Interview Skills)
Tuesday, May 5th @ 4:30 PM – Activu (Technology)
Wednesday, May 6th @ 4:30 PM - Sterling National Bank (Finance) (New Partner)
Wednesday, May 13th  @ 4:30 PM – Lennox Hill Hospital (Healthcare) (New Partner)
Thursday, May 14th @ 4:30 PM – Signature Theater (Theater/Arts)

World of Money Financial Institute

Learn more by reviewing their brochure here!

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.

Student Internship Opportunity with Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation
Deadline: April 13

Click here to see the TurnUp Youth Farm Internship Program open to all NYC students 13-16 years old. Students will spend time in the TurnUp Garden at Nicole’s Place in Bedford Stuyvesant for a 16-week program this summer. Application deadline is 4/13. For questions, email

PowerPlay NYC: SuperSTARS Leadership Academy
Deadline: April 15th 

PowerPlay NYC’s application for their 2015-2016 SuperSTARS Leadership Academy is now open to girls entering grades 9-12. The Leadership Academy is a year-long youth development program that offers girls the chance to develop body and mind through sports, healthy living activities, and advisories; deepen critical skills in writing, technology, and networking for success; build a portfolio of real-world work experience, service learning, and mentorships; and prepare for college applications. The program runs Monday-Friday from July 6 through August 14, 2015 and continues in the following school year for one to two days per month. Each participant is awarded a modest stipend and is required to complete all three phases of the program: Intensive Leadership Academy, MiniInternships, and After-School Service Learning project. Participants will leave the program with a resume, college essay draft, references, service learning credits, and valuable insight on college and workforce success. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Click here for more information.

Brooklyn Mock Trial Team: Tryouts
Deadline: April 15th 

The Brooklyn Mock Trial Team is holding tryouts! This year, 12 students will be selected to participate in the National Competition which will be held in Chicago from July 28-31, 2015. The competition brings together participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate competitions. Practices will be held once a week from May until the end of the school year, and as often as needed nearer to the competition. Airfare, hotel and participation fees will be covered. Tryouts will be held on April 16, 2015 at The King County District Attorney’s Office, located at 350 Jay Street in Brooklyn. The tryouts will be held from 4:30-6:00pm. To register or for more information, email Jordan Segal at Click here for a program flyer.

Manhattan College Free Summer Literacy Institute 07/27/2015 - 07/31/2015
Deadline: April 15 @ 5pm

The central focus of the Summer Literacy Institute is having students complete their College Personal Statements for admission. Working with expert writing coaches, students will walk away with a polished essay for their college application process.

Students will create their essays and work with three Manhattan College professors in offering "mini-courses" designed to provide an introduction to a liberal arts education.

The most rewarding experience is that students will be able to reside on the Manhattan College campus during the five day process. Students will experience firsthand the social elements of "college life." Food and overnight accommodations will be provided by Manhattan College for absolutely FREE!!!

Current high school Juniors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: April 15th, 2015 at 5:00PM.

Apply for Manhattan College Summer Literacy Program<>

New York Hall of Science FREE STEM Night : Careers in Energy
Thursday, April 16, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The STEM Nights are open to high and college students across NYC for free.

We invite you to join us for Careers in Energy, an evening featuring a moderated panel of industry experts from Con Edison who will share their work and career journeys. A question and answer session will follow the discussion, as well as an informal networking session where students will have the opportunity to meet Con Edison employees and learn more about diverse careers in energy first-hand. Advance registration required.

New York Hall of Science FREE STEM Night Information<>

Register for New York Hall of Science FREE STEM Night<>

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. 

Deadline: April 17th 

High school students interested in media, storytelling, and digital skills are invited to a unique event for youth media makers called NewsHive. NewsHive is a pop-up newsroom where students work in teams led by mentors in the creation of a digital product that shares information or sheds light on an issue. Students have two NewsHives to choose from: NewsHive at St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) on April 24-25, 2015; or NewsHive at CUNY J-School (Times Square) on May 8-9, 2015. This is a free event. The deadline to apply is April 17th. For more information, contact Katina Paron at 718-755-6225, or at

Young Women’s Empowerment Summit

April 18, 2015

Join us for a day of workshops, music, resources, and lots of fun!

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Harlem Police Athletic League (PAL), 441 Manhattan Ave (@119th street), New York, NY 10026

* Register for the resource fair and workshops at: * #YWES2015 *

Walk-ins are welcomed for the resource fair!

This event is part of a collaboration between the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York City Police Department, Police Athletic League, Children’s Aid Society, Council of Young African Leaders, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Girl Be Heard, Hance Family Foundation, Harlem Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Intervention, New York African Chorus Ensemble, New York Road Runners, The Soteria Method, Women Werk, and Youth on the Move, as well as author Keba Cairo.

Questions? Call (212) 335-9064 or email

Intrepid Museum’s GOALS for Girls: College Fair and Summer Opportunities
April 23, 2015 

On Thursday, April 23, 4:30pm-7:00pm, college-ready NYC students and parents are invited to learn more about the college process, speak with college and university representatives, and participate in workshop sessions. Science Weekend programs are held at the Intrepid Museum from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This Museum-wide event celebrates the accessibility of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to all ages. Various science-based organizations, clubs, and colleges will engage visitors in hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and creative discussions. For more information click here or to register for this event click here. 

MOUSE Maker Night on 4/23 for all NYC teens!
After an awesome first run in March, MOUSE is excited to announce another open Maker Night for all NYC high school students!

Here's how it works: MOUSE provides the materials -- things like pipe cleaners, Arduinos, clay, breadboards, LEDs and sensors, MakerBot 3D printers, laptops, motors, hot glue guns, soldering equipment, craft supplies, and more -- and you(th) provide the ideas and inventions! Come with a school project to work on, an idea that's so crazy it just might work, or something you've always wanted to try -- or just come try something new! This event is free and open to all high school youth but space is limited. Youth are welcome to sign up and attend on their own, no adult chaperone required.

See photos from the 3/26 Maker Night here:

Make It Happen 2015: College Day at the Door
Thursday, April 23, 2-6pm

The Door is hosting Make It Happen 2015: College Day at the Door. There will be over 33 colleges and universities in attendance including: CUNY, SUNY, Private and Out of State schools.
Make it Happen 2015 will have an arra of workshops and will conclude with a College Panel of current college students.

Make It Happen 2015: College Day at the Door Flier<>

Summer Youth Employment Program

Deadline: April 24th

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 EXTENDED deadline to apply is April 24th. Click here for more information.

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.

Summer STEM Institute FREE College Courses 06/29/2015 - 08/07/2015 

Deadline: April 24, 2015

Participate in The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Institute program this summer. The STEM Institute is a challenging academic enrichment program designed to encourage students, in grades 9 - 11 to maximize their academic potential in the STEM disciplines.

The program provides students with FREE college level study in Math – [ calculus, pre-calculus, advanced college algebra and trigonometry], physics, chemistry, critical reading and writing, engineering design and research. All courses offered by The STEM Institute focus on creative hands-on experiences and critical thinking skills. A select group of students are also provided with the opportunity to conduct research with faculty at The City College of New York (11th – 12th graders and US Citizenship ONLY).

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015.

Summer STEM Institute Free Class Information<>

Application for Free Summer STEM Courses <>

Spring and Summer Apps Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA)
Apply Now! 

The dates for the AYLA sessions during the Spring Semester are as follows:
  • Apr 4th and 11th
  • May 2nd and 9th
  • Jun 6th and 13th
Times:  10 to 4 at the Marshak Building, Room MR044, City College, 160 Convent Avenue. In partnership with Silicon Harlem and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.   Email Bruce Lincoln if interested in learning how to develop apps in a fun, collaborative environment with teens from other NYC high schools.  Can lead to a Summer Youth Employment Placement or SEP Pathfinders Mentorship.

April 25th, 2015 10am - 6 pm

This April Vidcode is hosting a hackathon for teen girls! A full day event combining filmmaking and computer science!

Teen Girls 13-18 years old in the New York City region are encouraged to apply.
In partnership with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls & 92Y
hosted by Youtube Spaces 75 9th Ave, between 15th-16th st, New York, NY

Download the flyer here.  Learn more about VidCode here:
VidCode connects computer science to an existing hobby: video sharing. Every young person deserves a chance to learn code through a medium they love. Vidcode is an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches digital media and computer science in tandem.  

Code Now May Program
Deadline: April 29

CodeNow continues the momentum as we spring into another computer programming workshop on May 16, 17, and 30! High school students in the New York City area interested in learning to code should apply before the April 29 deadline.

CodeNow’s workshop introduces students to the world of technology. By working in small groups led by professional software engineers, students collaborate with peers to create interactive games and apps. Students do not need any prior programming experience to apply - we look for students who have a passion to learn!

GenCyber CS4CS Summer Program for High School Women
Deadline: April 30, 2015
is proud to announce a free, two-week program: GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women. A two week full-day program, GenCyber CS4CS is one of several national summer programs supported by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency providing an introduction on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed in order to apply. They are looking for young women currently in high school who can commute daily to the downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU's Information Systems and Internet Security Lab is a national leader in cyber security research and education. With mentorship by women, GenCyber CS4CS provides a unique opportunity for high school women to be introduced to concepts and career opportunities in the exciting field of Cyber Security.

Applications are due by April 30. Questions? Email:

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.

NYC Generation Tech
Deadline: May 1st 

 NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) is a STEM-focused entrepreneurship program launched in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). GenTech provides NYC high school students with hands-on learning experiences, exposure to NYC innovation and technology ecosystem, and valuable mentorship opportunities. Students will learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship; develop basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and form teams to develop a mobile app and business plan aimed at improving education or the quality of life for NYC students. No prior coding experience is required, but students should have a familiarity with MS Word and Power Point. This program is free and open to high school students who are interested in technology and entrepreneurship, and who enjoy working on challenging problems in a team setting. The priority application deadline is April 3rd. The extended deadline is May 1st . Click here to apply and for more information.

Flatiron School Intro To Software Engineering/Karlie Floss Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Karlie Floss is offering 10 scholarships for high school girls in New York City to learn to code this summer at Flatiron School's two-week summer introduction to Software Engineering course. Students will explore concepts in back-end software engineering through Ruby and learn how to create and build an app.

To be eligible girls must create a 30-90 second video explaining why they want to learn to code, upload it to YouTube, and fill out the application in the button below.

Girls must be 13-18 and a resident of the U.S. Winners will be announced May 10, 2015.

Deadline: May 1, 2015.

Karlie Floss Scholarship for High School Girls Information<>

Apply for the Kode with Karlie Scholarship<>

Baruch College Planning Day for HS Juniors
May 3, 2015 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Pre-College Programs at Barnard College are hosting an afternoon program to help you get a jump start on college planning.

* Hear from the Dean of Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid
* Attend two workshops given by Admissions staff
* Listen to current college students discuss life in college
* Learn the ins and outs of financing a college education from the Director of Financial Aid
* Take a campus tour led by current students

Workshop selections will include:

* College Planning: Where to Begin?
* The Admissions Interview
* Writing a College Essay
* Building a College Application

Baruch College Planning Day Information<>

Register for Baruch College Planning Day <>

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

The Opportunity Network: OppNet Prep
Deadline: May 5th 

The Opportunity Network is currently accepting applications for its OppNet Prep Program. OppNet Prep is a fun and exciting career development and college preparation program for 9th grade students. OppNet is recruiting current 8th graders who will participate in the mandatory Summer Bridge program, followed by programming throughout their academic 9th grade year. OppNet Prep students will get the opportunity to:  Get exposure to new and exciting careers;  Make connections with influential executives and professionals;  Explore how to get into college; and  Discover how to apply to engaging enrichment programs, exciting internships, and cool summer opportunities Who are we looking for?  Applicants must be current 8th grade students at a NYC public middle school  Applicants must be able to commit to a one-week Summer Bridge Program and one full year of programming from November 2015 – May 2016. Program dates include some weekdays and select Saturdays.  Applicants should be interested in excelling in the classroom.  Applicants should not otherwise have access to the kids of opportunities we offer – connections to companies and internships; intensive college counseling and application assistance; professional networks that can open doors to successful careers, etc.  Applicants should have an overall GPA of 75% and above from their 8th grade year. The deadline to apply for OppNet Prep is May 5th. Click here for a program flyer or here for more information. To learn more and to apply, contact Kadiatou Tubman at

Teens Positive Actions and Choices for Teens (P.A.C.T) Peer Leader Program
Deadline: May 9th 

Teens P.A.C.T. is a program of Community Healthcare Network. Community Healthcare Network is a network of thirteen health centers that meet the healthcare needs of patients in some of New York City’s most underserved communities. Teens P.A.C.T. is designed to promote sexual health among young people regardless of whether or not they are sexually active. Our goals are to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and HIV among NYC youth. We provide confidential reproductive healthcare (birth control, STD and HIV counseling services, GYN exams, etc.) at no cost. We also provide workshops and education on a range of topics (Safer Sex, Reproductive Health, Peer Pressure, etc.) to teens in schools and throughout the community. Finally, we sponsor opportunities for young people to foster new relationships and build skills through participation in free youth development and recreational activities. The Peer Leader Program is very similar to a paid internship. In addition to receiving a salary, the program is designed to help you develop solid work experience and important interpersonal skills. This is not only a job; it is a learning experience! As mentioned earlier, we are looking for teens that are dedicated, creative, outgoing, have a lot of energy, are natural leaders, and have a strong desire to positively pact their peers and community. This position requires a commitment of a minimum of 10 months. Teens P.A.C.T. offers a competitive hourly salary for the following hours:  Summer: 24 hours per week during July and August.  School year: A maximum of 10 hours per week. Teens P.A.C.T. Peer Leaders benefit from their employment in a number of ways: building strong relationships with other use, attendance at an annual weekend retreat, assistance with college applications, attendance at conferences, creating public service announcements and videos. You may also be eligible to receive school credit for community service or work study, and more. Many of these activities will also be available to your friends and other teens that join our program. The deadline for this program is May 9th. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Please click here for the program website or click here for the program application.

Application Live May 15!

BMCC STEP is an on-campus program open to NY resident HS students who meet STEP eligibility requirements. Our program offers lab-based academic enrichment courses, research opportunities, and special programs in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Robotics. With these courses, we aim to provide hands-on, interactive experiences that both interest and educate the students who attend. We also provide an SAT Prep course and soon we'll be incorporating a Media Arts & Technology course. BMCC STEP is in session for 10-12 weeks during the Fall and Spring on Friday afternoons. We also run a summer program for five weeks, Monday throughThursday, during July and August.  See flyer for details, and contact STEP Coordinator, Phone: 212.220.8000, ext. 5059

Aspire College Prep @ NYU
Deadline May 15

Aspire is a one-week college prep and immersion program for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students. By the end of this program, students will have a completed college essay, resume, reflective piece, and the tools and resources to apply to college.

Aspire is targeting students who may not have the 3.8-4.0 GPA, but have shown growth and promise in their grades, leadership skills, and are ready to make the commitment to become an undergraduate student. This program will expose students to the college experience and expectations, create awareness on college choice, provide fundamental information in preparation for college entrance, and just as importantly, build aspiration to go to college and succeed.

Each student admitted into the program will receive a full scholarship including tuition, room and board, a meal plan, and ResLife activities in the evenings.

Application Requirements:
Minimum 2.0 GPA
2 Recommendations (one academic, one personal)
Short Essay Questions
In-person interview

See the link below for details and to apply. Please note that the applicaiton requires two recommendation letters; you must ask teachers or other adults for these letters with at least two weeks in advance. The deadline is May 15th.

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.


Deadline May 22

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice College Now Program’s Law and Criminal Justice Summer Institute (CJSI)is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of the American criminal justice system. Through classroom instruction, guest lectures and hands-on activities students learn the about the historical and contemporary workings of our criminal justice in practice. Students will also identify potential career pathways and learn how to acquire necessary training and educational credentials required for entry into specific criminal justice occupations. The overall objectives of the CJSI are to:
Educate students about the challenges and responsibilities of criminal justice work;
Enhance student interest in public service careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and public administration;
Assist student in developing an individualized educational plan aimed at degree acquisition;
Encourage students to pursue college-level educational training in criminal justice leading to public service careers;
Increase students’ awareness of the many educational programming opportunities offered through John Jay based and CUNY-wide educational programming.

Program Activities

The CJSI is a free summer program housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for 20-25 NYC public high school students. The institute will meet over five-weeks from Monday, July 13th thru Thursday, August 13th, four days each week (Mondays - Thursdays) from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm each day. Enrollment is open to rising 11th and 12th grade NYC public high school students who meet academic eligibility requirements. Successful students earn 3 college-credits upon satisfactory completion of the program.
The five-week program will include the following activities:

Classroom Instruction: Monday thru Thursday -9:30 am – 12:00 noon: Each day, morning sessions will be comprised of classroom instruction in the 3-credit Introduction to Criminal Justice course. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to the institutional framework through which criminal justice is dispensed and provide a foundational understanding of the American criminal justice system.

Criminal Law Workshop – Law-In-Focus Seminar: Monday/Wednesday- 1:00 to 3:00 pm: Each week, two afternoon workshop sessions will allow students to engage in an informed and critical discussion of contemporary issues in criminal justice practice. Students also benefit from the real world experiences of criminal justice professionals from federal and local law enforcement agencies and the courts. Seminar topics will include:
Stop and Frisk
The 4th Amendment
Crime Scene Investigations
The Rights of the Accused
Defense Function
The Prosecutorial Function
Federal Law enforcement

Criminal Law Workshop – Mock Trial: Tuesday/Thursday- 1:00 to 3:00 pm: two afternoon sessions each-week will work through several mock trial scenarios. The scenarios are designed to be fun, engaging and to teach the rudiments of criminal trial procedure. Students play various roles in each case scenario including jurors, witnesses, bailiff, defense counsel, prosecutor, and defendant. Youth Mentor/Coaches lead teams in preparation for in-class competitions.
Eligibility Requirements

The 20-25 institute enrollees will be selected from qualified applicants from NYC public high schools. To qualify for the program, students must:
Submit a completed CJSI Application form;
Enter the 11th or 12th grade in the Fall 2015;
For juniors, a minimum English GPA of 85 or an ELA score of 75 or higher;
For seniors, a minimum ELA score of 75.

Application Deadline by Friday May 22, 2015

For more information please call us at 212-393-6333 or e-mail us at: Or

Bottom Line FREE Access College Counseling Program 

Deadline May 27, 2015

Bottom Line is currently recruiting high school juniors in the class of 2016 to apply to our Access program, and time is running out!

Bottom Line is a free, one-on-one, comprehensive college counseling program for low-income, first-generation students in NYC. Students meet with their Bottom Line counselors at our office in Downtown Brooklyn to develop a college list, brainstorm and write a college essay, apply to CUNY, SUNY, and private schools, and complete all requirements for financial aid (FAFSA, TAP, CSS, EOP verification, federal verification, etc.)

Students who apply by the end of this month and complete their applications in May can begin working with a counselor as early as June, giving them the structure and support they need to finish their list, essay, and applications by the end of the summer.

Deadline: May 27, 2015.

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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. 

Mayor's Youth Leadership Council

Deadline: May 30th

Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) prepares a diverse group of young people to serve as a critical advisory resource to City Hall while developing their own leadership skills. The MYLC offers an important vehicle for youth input into city policymaking; provides young people with leadership training and creates a body of youth ambassadors to serve as liaisons to their peers and their communities. Most importantly, it involves young people as valued and active participants in city policies that shape their everyday lives. A group of twenty New York City public high school students will be chosen from the five boroughs to be a part of the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:  commitment to their community  leadership experience  good academic standing  interest in exploring social issues and city governance To apply to the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council, you must:  Be nominated by your school, community group, or after school program and have your nomination letters emailed as an attachment to  Receive the endorsement of your school principal.  Be going into the 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2015.  Able to commit to a mandatory two week opening retreat in August, meeting afterschool on Mondays and one Saturday per month.  Fill out online application. For more general information, please contact Maisha Sebastiany at or (212)-248- 2935 ext. 323. For more information please click here or for the program’s brochure please click here. Please click here for the program application.

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

Brooklyn Public Library: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies
Deadline: June 26th 

The Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies (T4) program is a technology volunteer program designed to provide Brooklyn youth, ages 14 to 18, with access to free enhanced technology training and volunteer opportunities at the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). The program provides an introduction to future careers in technology and public librarianship, and provides a great opportunity for teens to use free time during the summer in a structured learning environment that promotes personal growth and the development of leadership skills. Workshops include topics such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Dreamweaver, 3D Printing and After Effects.
Upon successful completion of the 8-day workshop, teens will volunteer during the school year at a BPL location of their choice. Training workshops for T4 will begin in July. Interested students can apply by visiting their local BPL location, or by clicking here. The deadline to apply is June 26th. Click here for a program flyer; click here to access the application. If you have additional questions, contact Jackson Gomes, T4 Project Coordinator, at, or by phone at 718-230-2447.

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy: Rites of Passage Programs

The Rites of Passage Programs are provided free of charge and only require a registration fee of $45. The Sisters in Sisterhood (SIS) Rites of Passage experience focuses on young women ages 8-19. The program ushers girls through the minefield of adolescence, preparing them as puberty rites initiates to graduate as confident and focused young women with clear goals and aspirations for their future. I Am My Brother (IAMB) program for boys and young men ages 8 – 19 years old in their transition through adolescence and successfully to adulthood. Positive role models and coaches provide a major source of support to the young brothers and help them reach a point of inner clarity and develop positive self-definition. In the mainstream culture where men of African descent are often depicted in the media as the peril of society, Ifetayo provides our students with the counter perspective in which black men are leaders, providers, scholars and contributors to their community both locally and globally.
Rites of Passage classes (Pre-Rites, Transition, Teen) meet on Fridays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Teen Rites students will have additional class meeting times on Monday and Wednesday from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Classes are held at the Sunny Skies Day Care Center, 720 Washington Ave (Between Park Place & Prospect Place) in Brooklyn, NY 11238.
For more information please click here or to register please click here.

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


$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

NYC Parks Department: Lifeguards
Apply Now! 

The NYC Parks Department is hiring lifeguards for Summer 2015. If you will be at least 16 years old by the end of June, have at least 20/30 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the other, and can swim 50 yards in 35 seconds with proper form, you can apply. NYC beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and the pools are open from late June through Labor Day. Lifeguards work 48 hours each week and first-year lifeguards will earn a minimum of $13.57 an hour, for a weekly salary of over $650! Click here for more information.

The Ranger Conservation Corps
Apply Now! 

The Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) is an urban environmental internship for high school students. RCC participants work on environmental restoration in Forever Wild sites located in our flagship parks. There are two RCC sessions each year (fall and spring), and each session lasts 8 to 10 weeks. The program occurs one day a week, on a school day afternoon for 2-2.5 hours. RCC is a great program for students who are interested in the natural world or environmental issues. It is an excellent opportunity to gain experience while working with the Urban Park Rangers. Participants may go on exciting field trips including canoeing, overnight camping, and more. RCC participants receive community service hours, and the experience looks great on a college application. Interested students are encouraged to complete an application. Click here for more information. If you have questions, call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.

Apply Now! 

RECYouth is a multimedia extracurricular program where you’ll learn video and audio production, photography, and graphic design while encouraging your creative expression. Learn to use digital tools and professional software to create and edit footage, recordings, and photos. By the end of the course, you will have independently or collaboratively completed a final project and will have the opportunity to showcase your digital creations at a community screening or exhibit. High school students ages 14 to 17 are eligible to apply. For more information, email or call 212-255-3066.

STEP Programs - New York State

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and *economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

STEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including:

There are sixty (60) STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process.

*Economic eligibility guidelines are determined by the state of New York. Students who are not underrepresented (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or American Indian) must meet these income guidelines. Please click here for an economic eligibility chart:


CUNY College Focus 2015 Summer Programs

By taking an ELA or a Math course as part of the College Focus summer program and passing the CUNY Assessment test for which they will prepare, students can exempt themselves from the remedial classes they otherwise must take if they attend CUNY. Send students to College Focus this summer and get them off the remediation track at CUNY!

We’re looking for rising seniors who have passed their ELA and/or Algebra Regents exams but have not demonstrated college readiness with a 75 ELA or 80 Algebra.

The program will be offered at 5 CUNY Colleges this summer: Medgar Evers College and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, Queensborough Community College and LaGuardia Community College in Queens and Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Individual programs vary slightly, with all but Queensborough’s program starting on July 13th and running until August 13th and starting between 9 and 10 am and ending between 3 and 4 pm. I’ve included a general application as well as links to applications for each of the college campus programs below. They can also be found on the College Now summer programs web page (at the top of this page under ‘College Success Intensive’).

College Focus summer program 20015 at 
Medgar Evers College
Find the application here
Contact: Nakia Gray or call 718.270.6413.
College Focus summer program 2015 at 
Hostos Community College
Find the application here 
Contact:  Alejandro Carrion or call the College Now office at 718.518.6750.
,College Focus summer program 20015 at 
LaGuardia Community College
Find the application here
Contact: Carolyn Henner Stanchina or call 718.482.5409.
College Focus summer program 20015 at 
Kingsborough Community College
Find the application here
Contact: Anna Betancourt or call 718.368.5170.
College Focus summer program 20015 at 
Queensborough Community College
Find the application here
Contact: Mary Anne Meyer or call 718.631.6605.

Fashion Institute of Technology

High School Saturday/Sunday Live Courses, Supplies and Room Assignments (Late registration has ended for this program)
High School Workshop Courses and Descriptions
Middle School Workshop Courses and DescriptionsHow to Select a Precollege High School Course
Meet Our Instructors

High School Summer Live Courses and Registration Information for Summer 2015
High School Workshops and Registration Information for Summer 2015
Middle School Courses and Registration Information for Summer 2015

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<>

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.

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
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?

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

Dance Wave Summer Registration!
Sign up now at
Scholarships available.

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.