Monday, May 4, 2015

School News May 4-8


  • To UAG Spirit Week Keepers of the Flame for participating!
  • To all SENIORS making commitments to colleges on Decision Day: May 1!
  • To Gianni Adrian, selected for the Heckscher Scholars program!
  • To Rashan Babb and Hasan Tahir, starting their SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program 
  • To all students attending the Love Heals sessions at UAG - sign up for AidsWalk today! Search “Team UAG” and join!
  • To all Yankee Game attendees, chosen for their hard work prepping for the SAT! and service to the school!
  • To Deandre King, accepted to All Star Code this Summer!
  • To SEP Showcase Participants:  Rafael, Alba, Asif, Daniel, Kevin

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! Meet in Library 3:10pm with Mr. Paul
  • Robotics Club - Thursdays, Rm 747, 3:10-4:10
  • Digital Newspaper Club - Thurs, Rm 707, Ms. Muzamali

Club Schedule

Upcoming @ UAG!

May 8 UAG Blood Drive

May 15 Career Day at UAG : Dress for Success

May 17 UAG at the AidsWalk - Sign up with “Team UAG”

May 22 UAG’s Got Talent! 5-8pm

May 28 Amazing Race at UAG, 3-5pm

June 3 The First UAG Senior Prom!

College Office Events @ UAG Spring 2015

  • May 19, 7pm -  Colleges that Change Lives Fair @ Hotel Pennsylvania

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!

Student Opportunities

NYC Web Development Fellowship
Deadline: Rolling

The NYC Web Development Fellowship, a free intensive training program designed to equip New Yorkers with the skills necessary to launch careers in web development, is now accepting applications. Applicants must be residents of NYC, be at least 18 years old, have no experience as a professional web developer, earn less than $50,000 per year, and have not received a 4-year college degree. Provided by the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and the Workforce Development Corporation in partnership with the Flatiron School, the 22-week program includes fivemonth on-campus training, a 12-week paid internship, and connection to jobs in technology. All admitted fellows must commit to being on campus from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday, from July 13 through September 11, 2015. Applications are selected on a rolling basis, so interested participants are encouraged to apply soon. Click here for more information.

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

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, May 6th @ 4:30 PM – New York Hospital Queens (Healthcare)
Thursday, May 7th @ 4:30 PM – Activu (Technology)(NEW DATES)
Thursday, May 7th @ 4:30 PM - Sterling National Bank (Finance) (New Partner)
Thursday, May 7th @ 4:30 PM – STV INC (Construction Trades) (New to Schedule)
Wednesday, May 13th  @ 4:30 PM – Lennox Hill Hospital (Healthcare) (New Partner)
Thursday, May 14th @ 4:30 PM – Signature Theater (Theater/Arts)
Tuesday, May 19th @4:30 PM – WB Wood (Marketing/Craftsmanship)
Wednesday, May 20th @ 4:30 PM – NY Hilton Midtown (Hospitality)
Wednesday, May 20th @ 4:30 PM – Great Performances (Culinary Arts)

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center: Summer Math Institute
Apply Now!

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center invites you to participate in its annual Summer Math Institute. This program is a free, 6-week program for students who have their high school diplomas or an equivalent degree and are looking to improve their skills in math. The program will run from July 6 through August 14, 2015. The goals of the Summer Math Institute are to:  Improve proficiency in mathematics through intensive instruction of concepts from arithmetic to algebraic reasoning  Reduce or eliminate the need for remedial math courses once enrolled in college  Prepare for the CUNY assessment tests as well as other standardized math exams Information sessions for the Summer Math Institute will be held on May 7, 2015 at 4pm and on May 13, 2015 at 11am or at 6pm. Click here for more information and to register for an information session. For more information, contact or call 212-961-4400.

CoLab 2015 Art+Tech Summer Intensive
 Deadline: May 4th 

Immerse yourself in art and technology at CoLab, CultureHub‘s free summer intensive for young artists ages 15– 20. At CoLab you‘ll connect, design, and create your own projects in collaboration with professional artists and technology experts. Working with your peers, you‘ll build towards an original piece to share with friends and family at the end of the workshop. Over the course of ten days, you‘ll explore interdisciplinary art forms, themes, and techniques in fun, hands-on modules. For more information or to submit an online application, please visit For more information please email, call (917) 463-3917 or visit CultureHub welcomes students of any national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation. CultureHub is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. All are welcome and encouraged to apply. No previous experience in art or technology is necessary.

New! Futures and Options Program: Young Women in the Workplace
Deadline: May 4

Futures and Options is launching a new summer internship program called ―Young Women in the Workplace.‖ This program focuses on the workplace challenges that are specific to women. The program will consist of workshops and internships through which young women will gain valuable knowledge to help them achieve success in school and in their future careers. The internships will all be paid and will be at organizations that strive to empower women. The workshops cover topics that affect women in the workforce, such as ―Combating ‗Bossy‘: Becoming a Female Leader‖, and ―Financial Literacy and Equal Pay.‖ This program is open to high school junior and senior girls at NYC public schools. Students must be at least 16 years old, and the ideal candidate will be motivated, committed, and have an interest in learning more about gender issues and women‘s empowerment. There is no GPA requirement. Participants will earn $8.75 for their participation in their internships. The deadline to apply is May 4th; the application can be found at  If you have additional questions, contact Corey Ogilby at

The application can be found at and the deadline is Monday, May 4th!

Pratt Institute Architecture Open House
WHEN: May 5th 4:00pm-5:30PM I MAY 4th 4.00pm-5.30pm 

RSVP FOR MAY 5th NOW:<> with number attending

WHERE: Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn

The Department of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute together with the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement K-12 would like to invite you to an Open House on May 4th or May 5th to introduce you to our school and what we teach our college students.
The Undergraduate Architecture Program is a five year First Professional Degree Program which prioritizes professional skills together with inventive design and critical thinking. At Pratt, undergrads learn what architecture means for them over the course of 5 years. Our program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) requiring a minimum of five years of study. Most states require that individuals intending to become architects hold an accredited degree. Our program continues to be ranked among the top 10 nationally and in the top 5 regionally by Design Intelligence.

4:00pm: Welcome from Erika Hinrichs, Chair of Undergraduate Architecture
4:20pm: Tours of current Pratt students’ final design reviews and visit to the design studios
5:00pm: Discussion about portfolio preparation and a Q&A period in auditorium

A representative will also be on hand from the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement K-12 to discuss the new after-school class in Architecture beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. There is no cost to attend the after-school, and applicants must be entitled to free/reduced lunch to be eligible.

Art and Design Education
200 Willoughby Avenue | South Hall 203 | Brooklyn, NY 11205
phone: (718) 636-3654 | fax: 718-230-6876 |<>

Bike New York Learn to Ride Sessions + VOLUNTEER Opportunity
Ongoing through May

Bike New York is the producer of the TD Five Boro and Bike Expo New York, but we also run a full range of bicycle education programs for both kids and adults across the five boroughs.

Bike New York offers free bike education classes teaching adults and children how to ride for the first time, to advanced bike mechanics and everything in between. Our Learn to Ride – Adults classes, Learn to Ride –Kids classes and Bike Basics classes are offered in all five boroughs, from April to October, and they are all taught with help from our wonderful volunteers.

Volunteers are the only reason we are able to reach so many people with our free classes and I thought this would be a great opportunity for some of the older students from the Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology, especially those who need community service hours. We just ask that our younger volunteers be at least 16 and stick to the kids classes.

To help out with one of these classes, we ask that new volunteers attend a casual, one hour training session to learn about Bike New York and our method of teaching. Then they are prepared to teach any of the aforementioned classes. Simply make a volunteer profile and sign up for a Bike Education Training Session.

We have a couple upcoming trainings this month, but there will be more held every couple weeks throughout the summer. Feel free to call me at 212-870-2083 if you have any questions.

Bike the Branches Ride (Brooklyn)
Saturday, May 9

Whether you’re a foodie, a media buff or just a proud Brooklynite, our 3rd Annual Bike the Branches on Saturday, May 9, has something for you.

Space is limited but you still have time. Register today to explore the borough and support Brooklyn's libraries!

Here’s just a taste of what’s in store:

On Thursday, May 7, kick off your ride with a free bike helmet. Join us from 3:30 – 7 pm for afree helmet fitting and giveaway hosted by the Department of Transportation on the Plaza at Central Library, while supplies last.

On Saturday, May 9, choose one of our exciting tours and start riding! From 10 am – 5 pm, get your passport stamped at as many branches as you choose. No matter your interests, we have amazing routes to guide your ride and help you explore Brooklyn through our network of 60 neighborhood libraries:

Explore Prospect Park and win fun prizes on the Curious George Family Friendly Tour—with scavenger and treasure hunts along the way!

Discover Brooklyn’s television and media pioneers on the BRIC Media Makers Tour.

See how young Brooklyn artists are inspiring social change on the Public Art: Groundswell Murals Tour.

Sample some of Brooklyn’s tastiest artisanal treats on the Smorgasburg Foodie Tour.

Visit some of the borough’s most notorious breweries and distilleries on the Sixpoint Brewery Bottoms Up, Brooklyn Tour.

Or, create your own tour to customize your experience!

Saturday evening, wrap up the day at the all new Bike the Branches Block Party closing celebration! Join us from 5 – 7 pm for festivities including Smorgasburg food vendors, live music, awards and activities for participants of all ages!

Your Bike the Branches participation helps Brooklyn Public Library provide vital services, programs and resources to Brooklynites from all walks of life. Space is limited, so register today.

Stay tuned for event updates, and if you have any questions, feel free to email our team at

World of Money Financial Institute

Learn more by reviewing their brochure here!

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.

SUMMER CTE Internship Cycle : July 21-Aug 22
Deadline to sign up: May 13, 2015

Eligible Sophomores and Juniors have been invited to participate in the Summer 2015 CTE Technical Internship Cycle (July-Aug) - an opportunity for students who seek to complete an internship for their technology pathway.   Internships are 30 hrs/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. Complete application, working papers and resume to the Main Office (716) by Mr. Singh/Ms. Hogarty.

VAN LIER FELLOWS - Maysles Institute
Deadline: May 11, 2015

Sophomores!  Apply now for the Van Lier Fellows , a two-year film program for incoming High School Juniors attending New York City Public Schools.

The fellowship is a two-year, stipend program designed to support talented, culturally diverse, and economically disadvantaged young people who are dedicated to a career in the arts. Fellows will work with an artistic and academic mentor to produce their own films; create a portfolio for college; receive SAT prep classes; visit prospective colleges and universities; attend film festivals and industry events; and learn about careers in film and media arts. Fellows receive a
​generous ​stipend each year to support their artistic and educational goals.

Application is linked.  Deadline to apply is Monday May 11, 2015.

​For more information, or to submit an application, please email:

International Center for Photography Summer Programs
Deadline for Scholarships: May 11

Like last summer, this year we will be offering both darkroom instruction and two-week digital “Summertime Stories” intensives. Full class descriptions can be found HERE.

We reserve 50% of the seats in each photography class for students who are in need financial assistance, and we still have a number of scholarship opportunities available for our summer classes. I have attached a flyer and application forms (note the separate applications for darkroom and digital classes), which we’d love to have you distribute amongst your students. Please note the scholarship deadline of Monday, May 11th.

2015 Additional Ways to Graduate Fair
May 13, 2015

 The 2015 Additional Ways to Graduate Fair will be held at the 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets) on May 13, 2015 from 5:30-8:00pm. Students who will be 16-20 years old on September 1, 2015 and have accumulated between 0 and 44 credits are invited, along with their families, to attend the 2015 Additional Ways to Graduate Fair. Representatives from small, specialized schools and programs across NYC will be available to talk to students and parents about the education options available to over-aged, under-credited teens who want to graduate from high school college- and career-ready. Click here for more information. If you have questions, contact Kathleen Connolly at 212-374-4928, or by email at

Summer Jobs at the Highline via Hudson Guild
Deadline May 14

Applications to work at the highline have arrived!!!! Applications available in rack outside main office.   Hudson Guild will only be accepting applications until Thursday, May 14. Interested students must return their application to Hudson Guild or to your guidance suite by or before May 14 to be considered. Applications should not have scratch marks and cross outs on them!

Friends of the Highline has been a long time partner of Hudson Guild. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this suspended park boasts loads of spring and summer activities to entertain NYC residents and tourists alike. One may find food, festivities, shops, music concerts and shows year round! Don't forget to walk among the beautiful flowers, plants and art sculptures that make this park unlike any other you will find in the city!!

Be part of the action by filling out an application today!!

*Please note that students who are not registered with Hudson Guild must submit a Hudson Guild registration form in addition to their application. Registration forms should have a copy of the student's photo ID and recent HS transcript.

SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program (9/10 Graders)
Deadline: May 15, 2015

We're excited to announce that our application for the Pathfinders summer session is now up, available Applications are due next Friday, May 15.

Students must submit the following items by May 15 to be considered:
• Pathfinders Application:
• Transcripts or similar proof of grades
• Attendance Records
• Signed Student Agreement (attached)

Please confirm if you have applied with your tech teacher and Ms. Hogarty!
Student-Agreement FINAL (3).pdf
SEP Schools Mentorship Calendar Summer15.pdf

Children‘s Aid Society: Next Generation Center Open House
May 15, 2015 

The Children‘s Aid Society Next Generation Center (NGC) is a one-stop center designed to support young people, ages 14-24, as they prepare for and transition to adulthood and independence. NGC offers job readiness training and subsidized internships, educational guidance and advocacy, legal counseling, housing assistance, and life skills, creative and visual arts, multimedia, fitness and recreational programming. NGC is hosting an Open House for young people to learn about the services and programs offered at this site. The Open House will be held on May 15, 2015 from 3:30-6:30pm at NGC, located at 1522 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Click here for a program flyer. For more information and to RSVP, contact Unique Morris at 718-589-4441 or by email at

CUNY College Now Urban Male Conference
Fri, May 15, 9am-2pm

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 (between 10 and 11 Avenues)
Register NOW at
—Show me the Money: The Earning Power of a College Degree—
—Selling Yourself v. Selling Out—
Panel Discussion: Police/Community Relations
Prof. Carlton Jama Adams (John Jay College)
Bottom Line, CUNYAC, Posse, TRIO, BMI, and more!
College now is a FREE program for New York City’s public high school students.

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

NY Civil Liberties Union: Freedom of Expression Contest
Deadline: May 15th 

More than 50 years ago, the civil rights movement reached its peak in the fight for racial justice and equality for all. What is a major civil rights issue of your generation? What civil rights issues impact you, your school, community, or country the most? Choose a topic – racial justice, LGBT rights, women‘s equality, immigrants‘ rights, equal access to education, freedom of speech, or something else. Then make some noise. Let NYC hear your voice and tell us what civil rights issues impact your generation the most. The deadline to submit is 5/15.  Click here for more information.

Youth in Planning
Deadline: May 15

Youth in Planning is a week long seminar from July 6th to July 10th. Students will explore the field of Urban Planning by analyzing a real-life urban planning challenge that they must address with the help of working professionals in both field and classroom work. Participants will be introduced to basic concepts such as surveying, data analysis, drafting, and presentation skills. Please see the flyer for more information.

The program is open to students currently in 9th-11th grade. We are looking for students who can work well with a team and have demonstrated maturity in their classroom work. There are only 20 spots available total so encourage your interested students to diligently complete the applications before the May 15th deadline.

Interested students can apply here:

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.

Urban Assembly Internship Program
Deadline: May 18

Triskeles will not be operating their Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program in NYC this year. In place of this, UA is coordinating our own internship program, using past Triskeles partners and work sites.

We will accept approximately 15-20 students. These students will be expected to attend a workshop on June 3rd, as well as the Interview Day on June 10th. Following the Interview Day, we will match students with the appropriate internship site to the best of our ability. Approximately 10 students will be placed.

Target Students:

· Current 9th-11th graders; Priority may be given to 11th graders with no prior work experience

· Although “sustainability” will no longer be a focus, many of the participating organizations are based in this sector, so it would be ideal if students have some interest in this and/or in working outdoors, in urban farms, etc.

· Interest in expanding professional skills

· Mature, reliable, and responsible

· Able to commit to attending pre-internship seminars, weekly seminars throughout July, and their work schedule (varies according to site)

Tentative Dates:

· May 18th: Application Deadline

· June 3rd: work readiness workshop (focus on resume / interview skills)

· June 10th: Interview Day

· June 19th: Students notified of placements

· June 25th: orientation / workshops (students do not need to report to school this day; we will hold this in the morning)

· June 29th – July 30th: Internships (start dates and work schedule might vary according to site placement)

· July 8th, July 15th, July 30th: weekly seminars

A copy of the student application is linked. Given the limited capacity this year, please do not submit more than 5 applications per school. Applications are due by May 18th. Scan/email would be the ideal way to get applications to me, but I will also accept these in person or by snail mail*.

Build a Better School Contest
Deadline: May 20th 

What does your school need to thrive? How would you make it better? New York City high, middle and elementary school students are invited to submit a three-minute video telling why their school is in need and the project they would undertake to make it better – if they had the money. The winning school will receive a monetary award, with a grand prize of $10,000, as well as professional development for the school community, and more. Please submit your video on a flash drive to: Build a Better School Municipal Credit Union, Member Relations, 22 Cortlandt Street, 26th Floor, New York NY 10007. The application deadline is May 20th. For more information, contact Huey Ferguson at

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.

NYSCI Careers in Naval Sci and Technology
May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Careers in Naval Science and Technology, an evening featuring a moderated panel and informal networking session with industry experts from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) who will share their work and career journeys. Founded in 1946, the Office of Naval Research has been a pioneer in the public support of science and technology research that benefits both the naval services and the nation. See examples of the incredible work of the U.S. Navy, including the Flimmer, a robot that has successfully been launched from a plane at 1,000 feet, splashed down on the water’s surface, then dove underwater reaching speeds of 11 miles per hour. Advance registration required - click here.
Panelists include:

Captain Beth Anne Creighton currently serves in the Naval Reserve ONR Global Unit and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with Military Honors. She earned an active duty commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit in 1991. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics – systems analysis, and an executive MBA in defense finance and acquisition.

Dr. Michael Simpson is director of education and workforce in the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Simpson has a doctoral degree in environmental sciences and engineering from UCLA, a master of science degree in energy and resources from UC Berkeley, a master of science in biological sciences from USF, and Artis Baccalaureate in biological sciences from UC Berkeley.

UAG Scholarship Fund
Deadline: May 22

See Mr. Makris for details and application.


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.

Bottom Line Access College Counseling Program Information <>

Apply for Bottom Line Access Program<>

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

Emoti-Con: NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge, May 30

On May 30, over 150 New York City-area youth will gather at the Bartos Forum at the Fifth Avenue Library for the seventh annual Emoti-Con! NYC Youth Digital Media and Technology Challenge. You must register in advance to attend. The absolute deadline to register is Friday, May 22, but early registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Plan to fill out the registration form WITH your youth! The form includes questions about projects that need the creators' input for, and the judges read these responses to gain an understanding of the projects in advance. Part of being a youth presenter at Emoti-Con is working on your project registration.

The day will feature:
_a science fair-style competition for technology & digital media projects created by youth
_a youth project fair
_awards across several categories for exceptional projects
_great professional speakers and experts in the crowd sharing feedback and ideas with youth makers, and catered lunch and cool giveaways for all!

CLICK@MoMA: Rap Research Lab, July 7-Aug 13

“Graduated to the MoMA, and I did all of this without a diploma.”—Jay Z.
Ever wonder who the best rapper ever is? Who used the word “hater” first? Who rap's favorite modern and contemporary artists are? Which sneaker brand is considered more hip-hop: Adidas or Nike? When the first time someone rapped about owning an Andy Warhol or Jean-Michel Basquiat painting was? Overseen by artist Tahir Hemphill, creator of the Hip Hop Word Count project, the Rap Research Lab is a studio for the production of creative tech projects and a space for you to explore art, graphic design, cultural analysis, media criticism, data mining, and data visualization in a low-pressure and creative environment. No previous art or technology experience needed!

Museum of Modern Art: In the Making
Deadline: June 1st

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) invites teens to apply for a free studio art class. Selected students will join other teens to make art, work with contemporary artists, and create your own exhibition. Participants will:  View and discuss modern and contemporary art in an open and supportive environment  Learn new art-making techniques in and experiment with a variety of materials  Meet other creative young artists from throughout NYC In the Making offers free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13-19. No experience is necessary! MoMA provides all materials, food, studio space, and more. Each course meets three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and culminates in a teen art show of participants‘ work. The deadline to apply is June 1st . Click here for more information and to access the application. E-mail for additional information.

NYC Rubik's Cube Competition, June 8, 3:30-6pm @ Stuyvesant High School
RSVP by June 1, 2015

Following the guidelines of the World Cube Association, it's showdown time at Stuyvesant on June 8, 3:30-6pm.  Sign up with Mr. Gruszka to attend!  and learn more here.

The Noguchi Museum: Making Your Mark
Deadline: June 1st 

 Come explore, experiment, create and share during the Making Your Mark (MYM) program held at the The Noguchi Museum. MYM is a free summer program that introduces teens (10th to 12th graders) to the art and vision of sculptor Isamu Noguchi and provides a supportive environment where participants can identify and pursue their own creative interests. The core activities of MYM include looking at and discussing art at The Noguchi Museum; learning about techniques including carving and casting and how to work with non-traditional sculptural materials such as found objects; and spending substantial time making your own art. Experiences in the Museum's galleries and studio space are deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums and galleries. The program culminates in an end-of-summer exhibition and reception to which families and friends are invited. Applications are due June 1st and include a mandatory letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor or mentor. Applications can be found online. See website for more details about program. For additional questions please email inquiries to or call 718-204-7088 x203.

Best College Essays Competition 2015
Deadline June 1

We are re-opening the competition and will now have a June 1st deadline. $1000 First Prize, Two Second Prizes of $500 each and publication for finalists.

Here is the link:

BMCC College Now Summer and Fall Programs
Deadline: June 5

Enroll now for College Coursework on Saturdays and Weekday Evenings for the Fall 2015! Applications in Mr. Makris' Office for Fall and Summer coursework.

National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
Deadline: June 10th 

 Do you have a passion for helping kids? Have you worked hard to improve the lives of your peers or younger children, and now want to do more? Apply for the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program for young leaders ages 16-22 to create change around issues facing youth today. Fifty-one NCAM Youth Ambassadors will be selected (one per state, plus D.C.). Ambassadors receive a $1,000 grant, an all-expense paid, three-day leadership training in September 2015 in Washington, D.C., and ongoing training and networking opportunities. The deadline to apply is June 10th. Click here for more information.

Youth Justice Board
Deadline June 19

We are looking for young people ages 14 – 18 that want to make a difference in the lives of New York City teens. The 10-month program allows young people to learn firsthand how important decisions are made at the city level, providing them with tools and resources to influence local policy and practice. Members receive a stipend for their participation in the program. Students that participate in the Youth Justice Board are also eligible for service-learning credit where applicable.

In 2015-2016, the Board will focus on ways to reduce youth arrest and improve police-youth relations by improving diversion options and police-youth contact. Members of the Board will review recommendations developed by the 2014-2015 Youth Justice Board and work to implement select recommendations. Board members will participate in hands on policy making by developing implementation projects that address recommendations from this year’s Board. Members will also be able to take advantage of College and future planning component that allows members to visit College campuses, identify vocational options, and have a better understanding of the College application process.

Throughout the year, participants enhance their writing, research, teamwork and public speaking skills as they perform meaningful work with real-life impact. In past years, members of the Youth Justice Board have:
• Published resources about the Family Court system for adults and teens;
• Led trainings for judges and lawyers about how to work with adolescents;
• Written and published op-eds;
• Designed and led educational workshops for teens; and
• Given presentations in New York City and nationally.

Application materials are available online at<>. For more information about the program, or to request hard-copies of application materials, please contact me at (646) 386-5928, or via email at<>.

Japan Foundation Japanese Classes
June 22, 2015

The Japan Foundation, New York, in cooperation with The Nippon Club, is pleased to offer Summer Intensive Japanese Language Course again this year.

This course is designed for middle and high school students in NY metropolitan area. Please find attached our flyer and more detailed information below.

Summer Intensive Course for Teens (Grade 7 – 12)

We are proud to offer summer intensive course to provide more opportunities for young people who are interested in Japanese culture, such as anime/manga, j-pop, fashion, etc. and in learning Japanese language to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and/or improve their existing language skills.

A1 Introductory Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 6 – July 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (15 sessions)

For complete beginners. Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts such as talking briefly about yourself, favorite foods, plans, hobbies events, holidays, transportation, shopping, etc. You will also learn to read and write basic Japanese phrases and sentences using – hiragana (ex.あ,い,う) and katakana (ex. ア,イ,ウ). Approximately 20 basic kanji related to the topics as well as relevant grammar and vocabulary will be introduced and practiced. Japanese culture will also be introduced through hands-on materials and fun activities.

A2 Elementary Japanese: Mon – Fri, July 6 – July 24, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (15 sessions)

For those who have completed JF A1 Introductory Japanese courses or equivalent, and can read and write simple words and sentences using hiragana and katakana.   Learn to interact in simple Japanese used in everyday contexts such as talking about yourself and your daily life, going out with friends, planning a picnic, introducing your school, etc. Topics include pastimes, family, town you live in, seasons, weather, language and your culture as well as others’. Approximately 150 kanji related to the topics as well as relevant grammar and vocabulary will be introduced and practiced. Japanese culture will also be introduced through hands-on materials and fun activities.

*For more details, please see the attached flyer or visit our website at

Tuition: $500/15-session class

Eligibility: Students in grades 7 through 12 as of fall 2015

Location: The Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019)

Deadline: Register by Monday, June 22, 2015.

* Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill up quickly or may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Late registration may be accepted based on space availability.

Registration form will also be available to download at our website (

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (212) 489-0299 x154.

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.

Family Bulletin - Got Chefs?

Chef Connections, a two-week postsecondary program trains people to be line cooks. They must be not enrolled in a school, be at least 18, and ready to work after a two week training. High placement rate. Check it out!

StarTalk Summer Intensive Hindi Language Program
Registration 6/29 & 30

The StarTalk Summer Hindi Program prepares beginning and intermediate students for post-secondary studies while preparing advanced native Hindi speakers for the Foreign Language High School Exam.  The program will give students an opportunity to get foreign language exemption credits from New York University along with a high school foreign language credit.  Admission ongoing. Registration and placement on 6/29 & 6/30, 9am-1pm.  Information at  Registration forms in the main office rack.  Send to

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.


RecYouth summer program registration open!
The RecYouth program offers free opportunities for teens aged 14-17 to explore, develop, and create using digital media tools at ten locations citywide. RecYouth offers opportunities for teens to develop skills in video production, audio production, photography, graphic design, animation, and game design in a safe, fun, creative environment. The summer program runs at ten CRCs citywide from July 6th to August 14th, between 15 and 20 hours per week, according to location. RecYouth Summer will culminate in a screening and exhibition in Central Park showcasing digital media productions from teens across NYC.

Check through the list of programs and locations below. When you complete the online application, choose the location that is best for you! Any questions:

_Video Production: St. Mary's Rec (Bronx), McCarren Rec (Williamsburg), Brownsville Rec (Brooklyn), Hamilton Fish Rec (Manhattan), Hansborough Rec (Manhattan).
_Audio Production: St. Mary's Rec (Bronx), Hamilton Fish Rec (Manhattan), Chelsea (Manhattan), St. John's Rec (Brooklyn).
_Photography: Sunset Park Rec (Brooklyn), Hansborough Rec (Manhattan), Chelsea (Manhattan), St. Mary's Rec (Bronx), Jackie Robinson (Harlem, Manhattan).
_Graphic Design: St. John's Rec (Brooklyn), Al Oerter Rec (Queens), Hansborough Rec (Manhattan).
_Animation: Sunset Park Rec (Brooklyn), McCarren Rec (Williamsburg).
_Game Design: Al Oerter (Flushing, Queens).

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

Deadline for Highline Employment: May 14 

Hudson Guild is springing into action with the following spring and summer opportunities for students:

1. Highline: Applications to work at the highline have arrived!!!!  Hudson Guild will only be accepting applications until Thursday, May 14. Interested students must return their application to Hudson Guild or to your guidance suite by or before May 14 to be considered.

Friends of the Highline has been a long time partner of Hudson Guild. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this suspended park boasts loads of spring and summer activities to entertain NYC residents and tourists alike. One may find food, festivities, shops, music concerts and shows year round! Don't forget to walk among the beautiful flowers, plants and art sculptures that make this park unlike any other you will find in the city!!

*Please note that students who are not registered with Hudson Guild must submit a Hudson Guild registration form in addition to their application. Registration forms should have a copy of the student's photo ID and recent HS transcript.

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.

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