Wednesday, June 24, 2015

School News June 22-26


  • To all students hiking to the top of the mountain in Tuxedo, NY with Rigney & Co!
  • To 9th Grade Hershey Park Attendees celebrating an amazing first year!
  • To all juniors participating in CTE Summer Scholars receiving their placements last week!
  • To all students studying and pushing hard for top Regents scores!
  • To our Founding Freshmen feted at the Senior Awards Ceremony and Graduating on Friday, June 26!
  • To all who completed the End of Year Survey/GateAway Ambassador Application - if you have not already, please complete here:

This Week at UAG

Upcoming @ UAG!

Wednesday, June 24 Senior Awards Dinner @ UAG

Thursday, June 25  UAG Physics @ Six Flags!

Friday, June 26  UAG’s First Graduation Ceremony

    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

    National Museum of Mathematics: High School Internship Program
    Apply Now!

    The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) has been welcoming math-loving students to its high school internship program for the past two years, and is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2015- 2016 school year opens on June 1, 2015. By interacting with Museum visitors, students can improve interpersonal and communication skills, learn mathematical concepts, and share their love of math with others. And by making a commitment to serve, students will learn about professionalism and responsibility, skills that will serve them well in future endeavors. Students who complete the internship program will also come away with a valuable addition to their college applications. MoMath is seeking outgoing, friendly high school students who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about mathematics. Students will interact directly with the general public, so appropriate candidates will be comfortable initiating conversations with people they may not know. Interns must be willing to commit to eight hours per week to the MoMath internship program. While much of the interns’ time will be spent on the floor of the Museum, interns will also participate in program meetings and may occasionally assist with back-of-house tasks in the Museum, in the retail shop, or at MoMath’s administrative office. Appropriate training and guidance will be provided. There is no hard deadline, but spots fill quickly so students are encouraged to apply now! Click here for more information. A copy of the application can be found here. If you have additional questions, contact

    New York Public Library: Innovation Labs
    Apply Now! 

    The New York Public Library (NYPL) Innovation Labs (IL) program is about using 21st century technologies to explore 21st century questions of teenage identity. During the five-week course, students will gather at their neighborhood branch of NYPL to complete inquiry projects that will allow them to think critically and gain proficiency in three distinct yet intertwined areas of focus: critical narrative making, research, and technology. Students will encounter and critically evaluate a range of informational texts and primary source materials from NYPL collections and beyond that provide a wider context and perspective on topics relevant to them. This summer, our digital work will focus on developing a library of podcasts to share with a wider audience. The program will run from July 6th through August 6th from 2-5pm. Click here for more information. Click here to apply. If you have additional questions, please contact Bridget McCormick at

    St. Francis College: Summer Science Academy
    Apply Now! 

    The Summer Science Academy at St. Francis College is a free three-week (Monday-Thursday) summer program in which science and math are integrated with field trips in a warm, friendly setting, taught by St. Francis College science professors. There will be science experiments and activities in our new St. Francis College labs as well as field trips to places such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the New York Aquarium, and fishing and kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There will be pizza and an awards ceremony on the last day of the program! The program is free, but students must provide their own MetroCards and lunches. The program runs from July 6-23, 2015, every Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm. The program takes place at St. Francis College, located at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn. The program is open to all high school students. To apply, send an email to Kathleen Nolan, PH.D. at with a well-written one page essay stating why you would like to attend our summer science program as well as your full name, high school, anticipated year of graduation, address, phone number, and your emergency contact’s full name and phone number. Click here for more information, or contact Kathleen Nolan at Click here for a program flyer.

    Bronx River Art Center: Summer 2015 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes
    July 6 - August 7, 2015 

    The Bronx River Art Center will be hosting the Fine Arts and Digital Media Classes. Classes for kids and teens are all $55. Register for one class, and get 10% off any additional classes! Classes will run between July 6th and August 7th 2015. For more information and a list of class offerings please click here.

    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.

    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!

    John Jay Talent Search Program
    Apply ASAP

    Space Jam (Summer Program for Academic Enhancement) for current 9th and 10th graders

    Date: July 6th- July 29th (Mon-Wed) from 12:00pm-5:00pm

    Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Classes: College Prep- PSAT Prep (Math/Reading/Writing) & Multimedia classes for creative projects

    Eligibility Requirements

    · If they are at least 11 years old and younger than 27 years old

    · If they come from families with incomes under $35,775 (for a family of 4)

    · Where neither parent has graduated from college

    For information or for an application packet, please contact the Educational Talent Search Program at 212-237-8268 or

    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.

    RecYouth Summer Institute: Teen Digital Media Production
    Deadline: June 26th

    The RecYouth Summer Institute is open for registration. RecYouth teaches teens skills to create and communicate effectively using digital media. Develop professional skills, achieve your creative goals, build your confidence to lead and make your ideas reality. RecYouth is a fun, safe program run each summer by the Computer Resource Center. The RecYouth Summer Institute includes programs in video, audio, graphic design, animation, game design, and photography. The program runs from July 6 through August 14, 2015. Participation is free, but advanced registration is required. Registration will close on June 26th. Click here to register. For additional information, click here. A program flyer can be found here.

    Deadline: June 26th 

    CodeNow is gearing up for the summer season the best way we know how – by planning computer programming workshops to teach high school students how to code! CodeNow is excited to partner with Bloomberg again to host free computer programming workshops for NYC’s high school youth for our largest workshop ever. Our workshop is designed for students with little or no programming experience, so no prior technical skills are needed. We only ask students bring a curiosity to learn about how programming works and what it can create. Throughout the workshop, students will work in small groups to receive personalized instruction. In addition to hands-on instruction, students will be provided with lunch, an afternoon snack, and CodeNow swag. Public transit stipends will also be given to students who request them. The workshops will take place on July 11, 12 and 25, 2015. The deadline to apply is June 26th. Click here for more information. Click here to apply.

    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


    Global Partners Junior International Exchange Program
    Deadline: June 30th 

    Global Partners Junior, a program developed by the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The program connects nearly 3,000 youth around the world annually using an online platform and original curriculum. Students ages 9-13 form powerful connections with their peers around the world and learn to think beyond themselves as they partner with global classrooms to brainstorm strategies for making lasting changes in their communities. This year’s curriculum, Colorful Communities, will use creative arts to examine challenges faced by cities, including immigration, tolerance, and gender equality. Students will share their learning, projects, and artwork with their international peers through blog posts, digital galleries, and real-time video chats. The program can be implemented during the school day or after school. For more information and/or to request an enrollment packet, please contact The deadline to apply is June 30th.

    New Settlement Apartments: The Girls’ Program Orientation
    July 1, 2015 

    This summer, The Girls’ Program at New Settlement Apartments is offering a variety of programs for girls ages 10 to 15. Program offerings are focused on writing and performance, gardening, and photography and comic book creation. Enrollment forms are available in English and in Spanish. An orientation will be held on July 1, 2015. Girls will learn about the programs being offered and will have an opportunity to sign up on the spot, meet instructors, and other potential participants. All prospective participants are invited to attend the orientation with or without a parent or guardian. There will also be a Peer Educator program limited to young women ages 14-20, who have been selected by the Summer Youth Employment Program and chose Mosholu Montefiore as their ‘provider’. They should contact Joy Leonard at 718-716-8000 x.119 or Tasheema Lucas at x.133 directly.

    YWCA of NYC: FemSem 2015
    July 7-10, 2015

    From July 7-10, 2015, the YWCA of the City of New York, and the Research Institute on Women, Gender and Sexuality at Columbia University will host FemSem 2015, a free seminar for youth ages 14-18. The course offers young high school leaders critical knowledge, support and networks to fight for gender justice. Participants will collaborate with other NYC youth leaders, leading scholars, activists, and artists driving the gender movement. Program components include peer dialogues, project coaching, a post-FemSem online community, events, and more. Attendance is free, but registration is required. If you have additional questions, contact Darcey-Tell Morales at 

    $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:

    STEP PROGRAMS New York City:

    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.

    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

    Columbia University S-PREP Program
    Deadline: Sep 26, 2015

    We are currently recruiting middle and high school studentsfrom the New York City area for the 2015- 2016 academic year session of the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    S-PREP is an academic enrichment program designed for students who are who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related STEM professions. Students must be New York residents who identify as minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) or economically disadvantaged (see economic eligibility guidelines) enrolled in grades 7 – 12. The long range objective of the program is to increase the number of minority healthcare and STEM professionals. The program offers enrichment courses geared towards preparing students for success in math and science. The courses may include, but are not limited to the following: Anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, organic chemistry, physics, physiology, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. In addition, the program offers a SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan.

    In addition to the rigorous academic schedule, the program offers mandatory college preparation and career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours.

    Students enrolled in S-PREP are selected on the basis of both character and academic merit. More specifically, students are selected based on the following criteria: (1) 80% grade average, in math and science (2) A strong interest in medicine, research or STEM professions (3) The ability to commit to the course schedule and (4) A mature personality.

    S-PREP demands that students attend consistently and give their best effort. Students are allowed only two unexcused absences each semester. More than two absences from the program will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Therefore, students heavily involved in other extracurricular activities or pre-college exam preparation courses should seriously consider whether or not they can commit to the program. In addition, students are expected to maintain an 80% grade average in math and science. Students will be required to submit a copy of their report card to the program quarterly.

    The application deadline is Friday, September 26, 2015. Applications received after this date will only be considered after those submitted on time. Students who are seriously interested in S-PREP are encouraged to submit all application materials by the indicated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Applications should be mailed to:

    Samantha McLaughlin, M.A.

    Attention: S-PREP Application

    Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

    630 West 168 Street, 3-401

    New York, NY 10032

    For more information, contact (212) 305-4157 or

    NY Public Library: Junior Scholars Program
    Deadline: September 30th 

    Applications are currently available for the NY Public Library (NYPL) Junior Scholars Program. Over 100 youth from the New York Metropolitan area, ages 11 to 18, will be selected to participate in the 13th year of this uniquely designed pre-college black studies program at the Schomburg Center/NYPL. The Saturday session runs from 10am to 3pm and are designed with an inquiry-based and project-based approach to teaching about Black American history and the global black experience. Weekly, the Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources. Through this process, it is expected that Junior Scholars will increase their historical literacy, expand their knowledge of who they are as intellectual, social, cultural and artistic beings, embrace their legacy as AfricanAmerican citizens, and learn of the lands and cultures of their prolific trailblazing ancestors. The program begins on October 24, 2015 and culminates on May 14, 2016 with the annual Youth Summit. Participation in this program is free. The deadline to apply is September 30th. Click here for more information.

    CSTUY Summer Hacker Immersion Program - Scholarships Available

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

    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

    Smack Mellon Art Ready Program
    Deadline October 15, 2015

    Smack Mellon is currently accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Art Ready program. Art Ready is a mentorship program designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students will meet a wide range of artists from emerging to wellknown and be mentored by professional artists. Students who complete Art Ready will be informed, educated, and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts. This progress is open to students in grades 10-12 and living in NYC. Participation in Art Ready is free. TheArt Ready application is now available for next year fall.   Learn more at

    The deadline is October 15, 2015. Students will get advance notice this year! They can apply now, think about it over the summer, or be back in touch in September. (I’ll reach out again.)
    Erin Donnelly
    Programs Manager
    Smack Mellon
    92 Plymouth Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    p. 718.834.8761
    f. 718.834.5233

    WFUNA International Model UN Conference
    November 10-14, 2015

    Join us at the WFUNA International Model United Nations of North America. On behalf of the entire WIMUN secretariat, we would like to invite you and your school to attend the 2015 WFUNA International Model United Nations conference! The conference will take place the 10th-14th of November in New York City.

    As it stands, the WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) is the most accurate simulation of the United Nations in the world. Located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the World Federation of United Nations Associations has worked closely with the UN Department of Public Information to precisely simulate the United Nations in Model UN programs and provide students with the most realistic experience possible. The WIMUN conference features intensive training workshops taught by UN officials, briefings on important agenda items by UN Agencies, and conference sessions at the United Nations Headquarters.

    During WIMUN 2015, participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to debate the Post 2015 Agenda while the world’s top diplomats debate the exact same issues alongside them in the UN Headquarters during the 70th Session of the General Assembly. The conference theme, “Global Transformation: The Sustainable Development Goals,” and the selected issues on the agenda challenges all participants to engage actively with the Post-2015 Agenda and the SDGs and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the ongoing dialogue.

    Yet, WIMUN also challenges students to study the United Nations on a macro and a micro-level: not only are we focused on the United Nations as a whole, but we are interested in challenging delegates to be diplomatic in every day life -- which we facilitate through consensus building. At WIMUN, students will improve in the following areas: (1) interpersonal skills; (2) professionalism; and (3) global citizenship through our workshops and simulations.

    More information and registration details can be found at our website :<>. Registration deadline is September 15th. It would be a privilege to have your school attend!

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at<> if you have any questions!

    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.

    Double Discovery Center at Columbia College
    Deadline: September 15, 2015

    The Double Discovery Center at Columbia College provides academic enrichment, college preparation, financial aid, and works with low-income and first generation college bound Manhattan area youth from ages 12-27 to ensure high school graduation, college enrollment and completion and responsible adulthood. Please share with your community.

    Once the students receive their last term report cards they then can apply, using the attached application……….please visit this link for more information,

    The deadline is Wednesday, September 15 for the fall.

    Phone: (212) 854-3897


    Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 or, under the age of 27 and interested in applying to or reentering high school, college, or completing an equivalency (GED) program.

    Applicants must live in, or attend school in the Borough of Manhattan.

    Preference is given to students who are low-income (as determined by Federal income guidelines) and/or of the first-generation in his or her family to attend college.

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