Monday, June 8, 2015

School News June 8-12


  • To students participating in the Deloitte Impact Day where UAG received a visit from CEO Cathy Engelbert!
  • To attendees, volunteers and organizers of UAG's first prom:  a star-studded night!
  • To Elizabeth Garcia, receiving Third Place and cash prize at the Citywide Graphic Design Competition at City Tech on Friday! And to finalists Dexter Manswell and Jonathan Baez!
  • To our Top Ten Students per Grade, attending Aladdin on Broadway
  • To Jonathan Saunders, accepted to the Urban Assembly Summer Internship program!
Broadway beaming at Aladdin
Citywide Graphics Arts Competition
Queen Jeanmichel and King Cruz

This Week at UAG


  • Music/Production Club  Thurs, 3:10-5pm, 730 - FINAL MTG June 11
  • COOKING CLUB! Meet in Library 3:10pm with Mr. Paul on 6/10/15
  • Take the Annual Enrichment/Service Survey in English this week!

Upcoming @ UAG!

Tuesday, June 9 Incoming Orientation for Freshmen

Wednesday, June 10 National Honors Society Induction & DOCTOR ON CAMPUS (for Fall PSAL physicals, working papers)

Friday, June 12 Staff/Student Volleyball Game in Gym 3-5pm

Monday, June 22 UAG Freshmen Trip to Hershey Park

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

    June 8 Community Forum
    In light of the troubling clashes between police and communities across the country, my office is conducting a series of Community-Police Relations Dialogues to address ways we can strengthen the relationship and reduce tensions between New York City’s citizens and law enforcement.
    Please join us on June 8 for our forum in East Harlem. We want to hear your ideas, so please register today.

    Summer SAT Prep for rising Seniors with Let’s Get Ready
    Dates: June 13- August 18, every TuesdayWednesday, Thursday from 5:30-8:30PM
    Location: CUNY City Tech (Brooklyn)
    Let's Get Ready is a non-profit organization that works with students from under-served communities on getting into and succeeding in college. We provide free SAT prep twice a week, as well as prep for the college application process. We also use College Board's SAT materials to prepare them! My classes will meet twice a week starting onJune 23rd (Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM) at the NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn Site). So, students shouldn't need to complain about work interference or time commitment so much! By the way, we know Ramadan will begin during the program, so we're accommodating our break-time to be during sunset (where we provide pizza/bagels/or some kind of snack everyday) and if they really need to, we can let them go home when the sunsets if that's a concern for those students. 
    The application for students to apply is here: 

    Student Flyer Brooklyn City Tech.docx

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Apollo Theater: Apollo Girls Town Hall
    June 12, 2015

    The Apollo Theater’s Apollo Girls Town Hall is a rich opportunity for students to participate in an educational forum on self-esteem, gender-identity, leadership, and other hot-button issues impacting their daily lives. Participants set up to the “mic” to share stories about courage, persistence and what it takes to stand tall on the issues that matter. This is open to young people ages 13 and older, and boys are encouraged to attend as well. This event will take place on June 12, 2015 from 10:00am-11:30am. Doors will open at 9am. The event will take place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. For school groups, tickets cost only $7 each. For group sales, contact or call 212-531-5355. Click here for a program flyer.

    FOOD FIGHTERS: A summer internship program for exceptional teen artists
    Deadline: June 15

    FOOD FIGHTERS is an art and community internship program that will focus on food justice as
    it relates to income inequality. Over the course of six weeks, ten teens will complete volunteer
    internships at different food justice organizations in New York City, contributing a minimum of
    eight hours per week. The students will also meet weekly at CUE Art Foundation where they will
    share their experiences, hear from guest speakers (activists, artists, advocacy experts), and
    engage in art projects that draw from the students’ volunteer and workshop experiences. The
    program will culminate in two art exhibitions: one focusing on food justice and installed at CUE
    in Manhattan, and another focusing on income inequality and installed at the Old Stone House in
    Brooklyn. Students’ work will hang alongside works by established artists who have creatively
    expressed interest in or dedication to these critical issues. Both exhibitions will open in August
    of 2015. This year's program is developed, produced, and presented by With Food in Mind’s
    Teen Artists Raising Awareness (TARA) and the Artist Volunteer Center’s Student Artist
    Volunteer Experience (SAVE) Program.

    June 15th: Nominations Due
    July—August: Program period
    Late August: Student exhibition

    Ideal candidates:

    - Between the ages of 16–18
    - Motivated, engaged, excited
    - Responsible and dependable
    - Demonstrate interest in art-making

    Student benefits include:

    - Rare opportunities to go behind the scenes of leading food justice organizations in New York

    - Almost 50 volunteer internship hours to help satisfy graduation requirements and boost college

    - Opportunities to hear from guest speakers presenting on themes ranging from food rescue to
    foraging to cooking.

    - Automatic inclusion in an art exhibition at a New York City cultural organization, and direct
    access to some of today's most exciting artists and activists.

    - All workshops, including art materials and snacks, free of charge.

    Application Questions:

    Are you free to intern at least eight hours per week and meet for a 2-3 hour weekly art making
    and discussion workshop between July 1 and August 15?
    Why do you want to participate in this program?
    What do you know about where your food comes from?

    Apollo Theater Academy: Summer Internship Program
    Deadline: June 10th

    The Apollo Theater Academy Summer Internship Program provides high school students with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore managerial and production careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Interns learn about non-performance careers and what takes place behind the scenes at the Apollo Theater. Interns are assigned to work alongside staff members of the Apollo Theater for six weeks in various production departments to learn about lighting design, audio engineering, carpentry and prop creation; interns will also be exposed to careers in arts administration while learning what it takes to produce live shows. You should apply to the Summer Internship Program if you:  Have a serious interest in learning about careers behind-the-scenes in the performing arts and entertainment industries  Are currently in the 11th grade and will be entering the 12th grade in September 2015  Enjoy working on projects as part of a team  Will be available to attend the entire program: Monday-Friday, July 1-August 14, 2015 (as well as special event dates as assigned)  Will be available to attend (with a parent/guardian) a mandatory parent orientation on the evening of June 30, 2015. This is a paid internship and the application process is competitive. To be eligible for this program, you must:  Be enrolled in High School, entering 12th grade in September 2015  Be a NYC resident  Have valid green working papers (if under 18; only required if accepted)  Have a social security card (only required if accepted)  Be available to commit to the duration of the program The deadline to apply is June 10th. Click here for more information.

    PSAL News: Girls Varsity Volleyball Meeting
    June 10 at 2:50 in Rm 528

    Calling all girls old and new - Lady 49ers Girl's Varsity Volleyball will be having an informative meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the team on Wednesday, June 10th in room 528.

    The meeting will be held at 2:50 sharp - be on time!  Snacks will be provided!

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    - Coach Rodriguez and Coach McLaughlin 

    Success Via Apprenticeship Information Session
    Friday, June 12, 5-7pm
    George Westinghouse High School Campus

    On behalf of the New York City Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, and the City University of New York – New York City College of Technology, we would like to invite you to our first annual Success Via Apprenticeship (SVA) program information session/meet and greet event on Friday, June 12th, 2015 from 5 – 7pm at the George Westinghouse High School Campus.
    We are inviting all high school juniors and seniors, their families, and school representatives, to learn more about the SVA program. Hear directly from current program participants about the requirements, expectations, challenges, and successes at each level. Learn from parents of current SVA’s about how to best support an aspiring high school graduate, who is interested in pursuing a career as an educator; through this non-traditional teacher preparation pathway. Seats for this event is limited, so register soon. We look forward to seeing you there!
    What: SVA Information Session / Meet and Greet Event

    When: Friday, June 12th, 2015 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Where: George Westinghouse High School Campus– Room 350
    105 Tech Place (between Jay St & Flatbush Ave Extension)
    Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
    Who: Inviting all current High School Juniors, Senior, Parents and School Representatives
    How: RSVP/Register using the following link: (space is limited).

    New Museum Teen Apprentice Program
    Applications due June 12

    The New Museum Teen Apprentice Program offers students aged 16–19 work experience and exposure to contemporary art and ideas through on-the-job training, career-development workshops and talks, field trips to arts institutions, and group projects. Program participants will rotate jobs throughout the Museum and have the opportunity to work closely with mentors in several departments.

    Selected participants will be paid a stipend for their participation.

    The program will run for six weeks, Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., beginning Tuesday July 7 and endingFriday August 14.

    How Teens Apply:
    Provide a résumé that includes contact information, work and volunteer experience, education history, and date of birth
    Download the application and respond to the prompts
    Have a teacher, counselor, or supervisor fill out the recommendation form and email or mail it directly to the address below
    Send completed application by email or post to the address below by Friday June 12

    Educator, High School Programs
    New Museum
    235 Bowery
    New York, NY 10002

    Please email with questions.

    YA - YA Network
    Deadline: June 12

    How to apply? Go here! YA-YA Network is seeking youth leaders for the summer and school year!

    The YA-YA Network is currently looking for passionate and motivated young people interested in activism and social justice. We are seeking youth (15-19 years old) that want to learn how to take on a leadership position in a variety of social justice movements by building skills needed to make change happen.

    About Us: The Ya-Ya Network is a youth-driven social justice organization focusing on police brutality and providing youth with alternatives to joining the military. We are committed to supporting young people, especially from marginalized communities, to become leaders in the movements for social, economic and racial justice. We are actively anti-racist, feminist, and allies to the LGBTQIA* community.

    Program Description: We begin with political education and anti-oppression workshops. We will examine root causes of the problems in our communities and the ways people have organized to make change happen. You will get the chance to work with your peers to build your communication, organization, and activist skills. You will be able to share lessons learned and work together to build a more just world. Other opportunities might include: outreach, tabling, speaking on panels and events, and facilitating workshops for other groups.

    Program Hours begin July 7th. Summer hours are Tues., Weds. & Thurs. from 1-7. The program continues throughout the school year, meeting after school 3 days a week. Additional activities, like meetings, films, conferences, rallies, & protests, will occasionally be scheduled outside of program hours.

    Upon completing all requirements of the program, including regular attendance, you will receive a stipend. Train passes and lunch will be provided during summer hours.

    Location: Workshops are given at our space, located centrally in Manhattan, accessible by most train lines.

    Think YA-YA is the space to cultivate your strengths and drive your passions for social justice? Apply or forward to someone who would want to join us.

    How to apply? Go here!

    Summer TRAC Program
    Deadline June 12

    This summer, we're offering another edition of our special 4-week intensive Summer TRaC: MAP FREE CITY

    We're exploring the arts world of NYC by traveling to FREE arts and cultural events and meeting artists and arts professionals in different neighborhoods all over the 5 boroughs. This July, participants will attend events and performances in the visual and performing arts; meet professional artists, performers, and writers; navigate NYC; critically respond to art; and publish content on our online publication, The Journal of Arts and Reviews (The JAR).

    *Snacks and Metrocards will be provided. Space is limited. A small group of 15 students will be selected to participate.

    PROGRAM DATES: 7/7/15 - 7/30/15

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons 2-4:30pm @ ArtsConnection (520 Eighth Ave., Manhattan, NY)

    *With additional evening events at least once a week. Times are subject to change depending on event schedules.

    AmeriCorps: Come Build Dreams With Us! (for Graduating Seniors)
    Deadline June 15, 2015

    Habitat for Humanity New York City is proud to host 19 AmeriCorps members for the 2015-2016 term. This is an exciting opportunity for a year-long commitment to help make a significant difference in our community.

    Applications are due June 15, 2015, so please send a resume and cover letter with your specified position of interest to Kelly Rossiter at or call 212-991-4000, ext. 343.

    Service terms begin for VISTAS on July 20, 2015 and for NATIONAL (construction crew leaders) on August 24, 2015.

    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

    NYC Summer Stem
    Deadline June 15

    Attached is an application for a free five week STEM program over the summer for 10th graders. Interested students can apply online or by mailing in an application. All information is on the attached document.
    Attachment(s): NYCSUMMERSTEM2015PaperApplication_Grades710.pdf

    MEOC Summer Math Institute
    Info Session June 18

    The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) is pleased to invite all college-bound graduating high school seniors, as well as adult high school graduates, to participate in its FREE 6-week Summer Math Institute program. The program is designed for students who need assistance with overcoming their math anxiety and will:
    · Improve proficiency in mathematics
    · Reduce or eliminate the need for remedial math courses
    · Receive on-site academic advisement and tutoring
    · Prepare for the CUNY assessment tests as well as other college entrance exams

    Information session:  Thursday, June 18 at 4:00PM
    All prospective students should RSVP at

    National Basketball Association: Trip to South Africa Contest
    Deadline: June 19th 

    This summer the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is inviting three high school athletes to join an elite group of NBA players and partners on an amazing community service trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Student athletes will be joining more than 20 NBA players and coaches between July 26 and August 2, 2015 as they support local causes throughout South Africa. The NBPA is seeking basketball-loving students who are not just great on the court, but are also leaders who drive change and seek to build community off the court. Winners must demonstrate a strong leadership ability, commitment to community service, and/or ability to overcome obstacles. In addition to attending the NBA game on August 1, 2015, students will participate in community service events with NBA players as part of Basketball Without Borders, participate in sightseeing events, and play a leadership role in basketball clinics for young athletes from all over Africa. The deadline to apply is June 19th. 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.

    SAT Prep @ Hudson Guild
    Deadline June 23

    The POWER UP office at Hudson Guild has been preparing programming for summer and we are glad to announce we are offering free SAT Prep courtesy of New York Cares! See rack outside main office for flyer, NY Cares application and Hudson Guild registration form. Please share with any rising high school seniors you think may be interested. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 23rd.

    Important information you need to know:
    We are taking 15 students with a 5 student wait list,
    A student will receive a seat only when a completed application is submitted. That seat will be given away if she/he does not attend the info session.
    Seats will fill first come first serve,
    There is also a mandatory info session on Thursday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. at Hudson Guild,

    The first diagnostic test is Thursday, July 2 from 10:00-3:00 p.m.,
    All 20 students (15 plus 5 wait listed) will sit for the diagnostic.
    Tutoring sessions run from Thursday, July 9-August 27 (8 sessions total).

    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


    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.

    $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.

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    SPRING 2015
    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

    SUMMER 2015
    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<>

    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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    You take care of your body to stay healthy and fit, but did you know you can keep your finances healthy and fit as well? The financial habits you develop now will help keep you in good financial shape throughout your education and well into your professional career. The steps described in this month’s financial wellness article can help you get started.
    You Ask. We Answer: How Do I Choose the Right College?

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    Re-organized Profiles section: If you want to know what it is like to be a health care student or work in the health care field, then take a look at our newly re-organized Profiles section to read about students and professionals sharing their experiences.

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