Monday, September 14, 2015

School News September 14-18, 2015


  • Students starting the year with Scholarship Core Value Awards at UAG: our top 10 students in Grades 10-12, and all freshmen entering with 2 or more Regents under their belts!
  • Students participating and/or preparing for PSAL tryouts at UAG in Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Bowling and more!  In order to tryout for PSAL, you must have:
  • Martha Hernandez and Adam Bosko, and company at Interns in Action, presenting at the Startup 52 Accelerator Pitch Event in front of funders at the LIU Pratt Entrepreneurship Center
  • Leigh Duignan for acceptance into the first Fall 2015 CodeNow Cycle!

This Week at UAG

Senior College Night at UAG, Wed, Sep 16, 6-7:30pm, Library

• Formally begin the college process and hear from our Director of College Counseling, Alex Rigney
• Meet with the senior class teachers and get an early start to the academic expectations for this challenging year.
• Learn more about the Senior Gate-Away on September 25th

We are looking forward to seeing ALL SENIORS! The event will be held in the 6th floor library and in room 643. Please arrive on time!

UAG Club/Enrichment Fair on Thurs, Sep 17, 2:30-5pm, Library

Join academic, arts,  tech organizations, and more seeking to engage you in amazing programs afterschool and on the weekends, PLUS clubs at UAG - stop by afterschool in the library to sign up for your favorites and learn about new clubs. Club reps head down to the library at 2:30pm to assist with setup of your table.

Anime Club
Get the inside scoop on new Anime titles coming out, as well as classics, and to take fun trips to Comic-Con, Kinokuniya, Anime conventions and more!
Ms. Randorf
Art Portfolio Workshop
Develop your drawing power in either Fashion Illustration, Anime, and Figurative Drawing, and showcase your best work with your peers.  Drawing and illustration skills are a foundation of Animation and Digital Art majors – don’t miss out developing your portfolio in this area!
Ms. Santillo
Book Club
Meet in the Library once a month to discuss books of your choosing as a group:  a great way to meet other students of all grades that love to read, and to learn more about interesting books, authors, and subjects.
Mondays  - Monthly
Ms. Randorf
Cooking Club
For chefs at all stages in their development - go head to head on teams with Teen Battle Chef to create delicious meals on a weekly basis, improve your standard recipes, and create a cookbook of your favorites!
Wednesdays offsite
Ms. Banschick
Costa Rica Club
Prepare yourself for an amazing adventure for all who signed up to participate in the Spring 2016 eco-exploration of Costa Rica with Ms. Terrero & Co! 
Ms. Terrero
Cybersecurity Club
Join a new club offering at UAG where you can explore exciting hacks, security challenges, and secure coding tools, including participation in the NYU Poly Cybersecurity Awareness Week Competition!
Mr. Chen
Debate Club
The new Debate Club at UAG is sponsored by Columbia Youth For Debate and features evidence-based public forum debate preparation, culminating in semester tournaments at Columbia University.   Come, fight, win! With words. 
Ms. Burtner/
Mr. Dimola
UAG drama queens and kings meet here to explore improvisation and acting through Opening Act. Two productions per year.
Ms. Krashin (Opening Act)
In addition to Gamer Haven, a multiplayer online scheduled play venue for gamers to compete in online games and competition, with a range of game options available.
Wed & Friday
Mr. Tran
Gamer Haven
Play the latest and greatest console games together with your fellow master gamers on a variety of systems, and explore different career pathways in this immersive (and addictive) technology area.
Mon & Thurs
Mr. Chen
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
UAG has an active and renamed GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) that seeks to provide a safe, supportive environment to our community of Lesbian/ Bisexual/ Gay/Transgender/ Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their straight allies. 
Mr. Gruszka
Hiking Club
Explore the great outdoors with day-long adventures through wild places near and far with experienced guides – build endurance, strength, survival skills, and climb (almost) every mountain.
Various Dates
Mr. Rigney/
Fitzgerald/  Traversa
Intramural Sports
For our athletes who love to play at any level, pick your day to play basketball, soccer, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, whiffle ball, and more!
Regular competitions
Mr. Traversa/
Media Crew
Join the Crew to develop timely media for UAG, and develop critical audio and visual content and production skills. Feed our new UAG YouTube channel, take over the Blog +! and serve our school during events requiring audiovisual support.
Mr. Fitzgerald/Ms. Morales
Men of Strength
A by-invitation-only club for mature young men interested in exploring how they can bring the best of themselves to their families and their communities, while learning strategies to cope with hostile environments and attitudes.
Mr. Gruszka
Mentoring @ UAG
At UAG, mentoring programs are available with American Express and Deutsche Bank.  These biweekly programs combine work-based learning skills and fun while building relationships with professionals interested in connecting with young people and sharing their knowledge. 

Biweekly (Tuesdays)
Mr. Fitzgerald
 Movie Club
A biweekly movie series curated by Mr. Lawrence for the enjoyment of UAG students – permission slips required for films that require parental consent.
Mr. Lawrence
Production Club
Play and produce music with BEAT NYC, and build your musicality, songwriting, beatmaking and production skills!   Extra: Monthly workshops open to whole school.
Elijah & Y
National Tech Honors Society
An technical leadership society for young people offering opportunities for community service, competition, scholarships, college enrichment and more.
Technology Department
PSAL Teams
Try out for our campus Public School Athletic League (PSAL)  Teams in the following areas:  Cross Country, Handball, Bowling, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football (Girls).  Requires completed parental permission and medical forms.
Coaches at
Make your own robots, learn how to program them, and compete in an exciting First Robotics competition where you learn the basics of engineering and technology automation. 
Steam Kids Lab
(Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) A fun a exciting way to incorporate working out with team building, discipline and self esteem building.  Complete community service, compete in drill competitions and take amazing trips!  Not a ‘club’ - a credited program.
Cmdr Dash
Salon UAG
A safe space where girls can come to talk about the struggles and challenges that they face on a daily basis. We will focus on self-care, -awareness, -worth, -esteem, -love, -respect, as well as relationships, girl’s issues and dating, etc.  Sisterhood and special guests!
Ms. Joseph/
Ms. Jones
School Wellness Council (SWC)
Are you interested in making our school a healthier place?  UAG believes that your health and well-being are the foundation of learning and achievement. From meditation, to mediation, self-defense to mental health, a monthly meeting to build wellness @ UAG.

Last Wed of every month @ lunch
Ms. Hogarty
For skateboarders of all levels of experience - you’ll not only skate, but build and design your own skateboard in partnership with Stoked Mentoring, which provides amazing opportunities to connect with mentors, internships, community service, and snowboarding, swimming and surfing opportunities!
Mon & Wed
Stoked Coach
Student Government
Succeed in Fall Elections and join the Student Government at UAG where you can shape the culture and event landscape, as well as convene a monthly Club Council to plan and pitch new opportunities!
Wed at lunch

Ms. D
Tennis Club
Learn the basics of tennis and play on courts nearby – bring your own racket or use racket provided.   

Tues and Thurs
Mr. Zambrano
The Moth
Participate in an Amazing UAG experience by sharpening your storytelling skills, learning how to hold an audience, be a comedian, improvise, shape your own vision of who you are as a person, and have a great time with a small group!    It’s THE MOTH Storyslam Time!  4-week sessions
Mr. Kunka
Yearbook Club
Participate in the year-long effort to document and organize visual evidence of Student Life at UAG, and then production of a UAG-worthy memory maker epic - yearbook!
Ms. McBain/
Ms. Jones

Attendance:  More than three unexcused absences may result in removal from club. 

Academics:  No clubs will held on 11th Hour weeks (last week of Marking Period).  Students on academic probation can receive tutoring in Library from 2:10-3pm, or risk removal from Club.

Pre-Club Spaces: From 2:10-3pm, Library (6th Fl) & Yard/Auditorium open for student use with staff supervision.

Visit the new UAG Calendar at and export events to your OWN calendar!

Student Opportunities

Teen Tuesdays @ the NYPL Columbus Branch
Multiple Tuesdays, at 4pm, 742 10th Avenue (b/w 50th and 51st St)

September 15th- Paracord Keychains
September 22nd- Book Club: Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
September 29th- Movie: Duff

Who can join?
Any Teen in grades 6-12 is welcome to join Teen Tuesdays!
Snacks will be provided
Saturday, October 17
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Take a free SAT Practice Test - preregistration required.  See Mr. Rigney with questions! Recommended for ages 15 to 18 years old. 
Get the latest events for kids and teens by email:

College Now on Campus! John Jay College: Race and Ethnicity in America
Deadline: September 18, 2015

John Jay and BOSS are hosting a College Now course after school (Tue/Thurs) this Fall, and there's space for UAG students - but you must act fast!

Students need at least a score of 75 on ELA Regents and should be ready to upload their transcripts as part of their application here:


AFR 125 Race and Ethnicity in America 3 hours, 3 credits This course examines racial and ethnic issues in American society from the perspective of justice. Among the key concepts that will be discussed are race and ethnicity as social constructions and the causes and effects of constructing individual racial/ethnic identities. Using demographic information, the course investigates how well various ethnic and racial groups are doing in areas such as income, human rights, education and employment. Note: This course satisfies the Flexible Core: US Experience area of the Gen Ed Program.

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:


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.

ESA Loft Video Game Innovation Fellowship
Deadline: September 15th

The ESA Loft Video Game Innovation Fellowship is aimed to motivate and award minority youth for their interest in STEM by engaging them on their terms, through video games, to make a social impact. It is critical that minority youth are encouraged to create, not just consume and we have done this by tapping into youths natural passion for playing and making video games. This fellowship is open to underrepresented youth between the ages of 15 and 25. The deadline to apply is September 15th. Click here for more information, including game guidelines, application instructions, and more.

Volunteers Wanted! Walk to End Alzheimers
Multiple Dates

Each year, thousands of volunteers across the country help us bring Walk to End Alzheimer’s to over 650 local communities in the United States. We could not do it without dedicated and passionate volunteers!
2015 Walk (s) to End Alzheimer’s:

September 20, 2015 in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens.

September 27, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island.

October 4, 2015 in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

October 18, 2015 Riverside Park, Manhattan.

Interested in volunteering? There are many ways you can help on the day of the Walk. We need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent, table staffing and more.

Please contact me at or visit our website

Whitney Youth Insights Program
Deadline: Sep 16, 2015

We hope the school year is off to a smooth start! I am writing to remind you all that we are still accepting applications for our Youth Insights Artists program. Applications are due Wednesday, September 16.

This is the first time this free program for New York City teens will be held at the Whitney's new building downtown in our amazing galleries and Hearst Artspace. The teens will meet once a week over the course of the fall semester and will get to work with Whitney artists, spend time in the exhibitions, and create their own works of art. This fall we are offering two separate sections, so students can come on either Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Below is more information about the programs and how to apply online.

Best regards,

Sasha Wortzel
Coordinator of Teen Programs


Youth Insights (YI) is a free, after-school program open to New York City high school students in ninth through twelfth grade. Each semester, YI brings teens together with contemporary artists and Museum staff, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and create art and writing inspired by this exchange.

This fall we will offer one class of YI Artists on Wednesdays and a different class on Thursdays. Participants will meet once a week on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 pm, September through December.


Participation in the program is free and all supplies are provided. Students also receive a one-trip MetroCard each week to travel home from the Whitney. Prior experience in similar programs is not required for students to participate in Youth Insights Artists.


Apply online now. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16. Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher in addition to the online application. References should not be related to the applicant.


Students and teachers should contact Youth Programs directly with any questions about the application process by calling (212) 570-7752 or emailing

We look forward to connecting with you at the Whitney this fall!

Arts Connection Internships
Deadline: Sep 18, 2015 

ArtsConnection is now accepting applications for our Fall 2015 Internships, Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program, and 2015-16 Freelancers’ Corps. Please share this email, as well as the attached flyers, far and wide.

For more information about TRaC and Freelancers’ Corps, come to our Fall TRaC Open House on September 22nd, 2015, 5:30-7:30PM at New Georges The Room, 3rd floor of 520 Eighth Ave., NY, NY. RSVP at with TRaC OPEN HOUSE in the subject line. If you’d like to schedule a time for me to speak to your school about ArtsConnection Programs, then please contact me.

Fall Teen Programs Internships

Applications due Friday September 18th, 2015 (or before)

About the Program:

As part of the educational mission of ArtsConnection, we provide comprehensive internships for teens and

adults seeking professional and educational experience in the areas of Marketing and Development, and Teen

Programs/Youth Development. If you are a teen, undergraduate/graduate student, recent graduate or early

career professional, you are welcome to apply for this program. We seek applicants who demonstrate an

enthusiastic interest in the arts education field and a desire to learn and grow.

Internship Benefits:

· Participation in ArtsConnection events and workshops

· Access to performances and exhibitions in the city

· Exposure to all departments and staff of the organization

· Attendance at department and full staff meetings

· Build a professional network and valuable references

· Site visits with other arts and education organizations

· Receive a stipend of $300 per internship

· Receive credit (where applicable)

To Apply:

A complete application consists of:

· A cover letter describing your career path and how it relates to being an intern at ArtsConnection.

· A resume including any administrative and relevant experience

All material should be addressed to AC Internship Program

Please specify the internship for which you are applying

Please submit your application only once by the one of the following means:

ArtsConnection Internship Program:

520 Eighth Ave. Suite 321, New York, NY 10018

Fall TRaC 2015

Applications are due September 27, 2015. Apply Today @

BBBS of NYC Race for Kids
September 19, 2015

On September 19th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is celebrating the power of mentoring! We are proud to host the 11th Annual BBBS of NYC Race for the Kids, part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, at Brooklyn's Prospect Park to raise awareness of our mission and the work that we do. At the Race, which attracts more than 4,000 participants, and picnic that follows, the children served by our organization are joined by their mentors and families, our many other adult volunteers and caring New Yorkers for a fun-filled day that celebrates the power of mentoring and emphasizes the importance of health and exercise.

The Race is filled with family friendly activities, thanks to our presenting sponsor Nickelodeon. After the race, all attendees are invited to enjoy the festivities of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. Costume characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and his sidekick Patrick, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dora the Explorer will be there. Other exciting sponsors include the NFL Play 60, the US Tennis Association, NBA, Fruit of the Loom, and Capri Sun. All of them will be there to provide other exciting activities and giveaways. A picnic lunch will also be provided to everyone by Whole Foods.

Additionally, a wide-range of celebrities and government officials have attended the event in the past, including NBA stars Larry Johnson and Felipe Lopez, WNBA player Kym Hampton, Nickelodeon celebrities from The Haunted Hathaways and Instant Moms, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

As a partner of ours, we would like to invite your students and their families to attend the Race and take part in all the festivities! All they would have to do is simply<> for more information or to register today. Registration is free and easy, but to gain admittance, each individual must be registered.

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Deadline Sep 21, 2015

Now interviewing students for a
free, after-school theater program
for New York City teens

Who is eligible?
New York City high school students
Those who are low-income, particularly those who receive free or reduced lunch
Special consideration for those who do not have access to arts at school

How to apply?
Student should call the studio at (212)689-0087 ASAP to schedule an interview
Interviews are held now through September 21
Most students will be invited to bring a memorized monologue back on September 23. The earlier they come for an interview, the more time they will have to work on a monologue.

What is the program?
A one-year program with a second year by invitation of the instructors
Classes meet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
First semester focuses on poetry, movement and performance.
Second semester focuses on one great American playwright like August Wilson or Jose Rivera.
The second year focuses on Shakespeare scenes and plays.
This program focuses on craft, skill, performance and using art for social good. There is no exposure to casting directors or the industry.
Click here to read more about the program in the Daily News.

Please Click here for a print-able flyer with information.
Details are also available on line. Please click here for more info.

For more information contact the Stella Adler Studio of Acting at (212)689-0087 and ask for:
Nina Capelli, Director of Cultural Programming
Tommy Demenkoff, Director of Outreach
Susan PetchEam, Assistant to the Director of Outreach
Yolanda, Manager of Adler Youth/Summer Shakespeare programs

Siemens Competition
Deadline: September 22, 2015

The Siemens Competition encourages students from all backgrounds to explore STEM through individual and team research projects. Students compete for a chance to win scholarships up to $100,000. Individual and Team Projects accepted.  Checklist for participation here.

Submit their research project TODAY!

Deadline for entry is September 22, 2015, 11:59pm E/T

• Regional Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship

• Regional Winners receive $3,000 (individual) or $6,000 (team) scholarships

• National Finalists are awarded $10,000 to $100,000 scholarships

Check out the video and photos of the 2014 winners.

About Siemens Competition
The Siemens Competition fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Learn more about Siemens Foundation at

Questions? Contact us at

NY Exploring Programs
Fall 2015 

Also, we are happy to announce the launch of our revamped website! This new format should make it even easier to stay in the loop and register for programs. Please let me know if you would like a member of the Exploring team to come and present our opportunities to your students. Thank you for all you do for the students of NYC and I look forward to working with you throughout the semester!  Please note that YCC/UAG students do not pay the fee for these programs. Speak to Ms. Hogarty with questions.

Hilton Garden Inn (Hospitality) – Tuesday, September 22nd
Denihan Hospitality (Hospitality) – Wednesday, September 23rd
Parsons Brickenhoff (Construction Trades) – Tuesday, September 29th
Gerstein Fisher (Finance) – Wednesday, September 30th
Structuretone (Construction Trades) – Wednesday, September 30th
Maimonides Medical Center (Healthcare) – Thursday, October 1st
American Management Association (Resume and Networking) – Tuesday, October 8th
Primeview (Technology) – Tuesday, October 15th

Apply Now for BAM Fall Dance Insider
Deadline September 24, 2015

Saturdays, Oct 10, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12, 2015

Grades: 9-12

Location: Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Ave)

Application deadline: Sep 24, 2015

Young dancers and choreographers are given special access to the dance artists of BAM’s 2015 Next Wave Festival in this series, in partnership with Mark Morris Dance Group. By attending performances, engaging in discussion, and participating in intensive workshops led by the artists themselves, participants gain unique insight into the creative process. This year's will include Souleymane Badolo (2015 BAM Artist-in-Residence), Seán Curran Company and Urban Bush Women, all who will be presenting New York premieres at BAM.

Space is extremely limited. Participants should have at least two years dance training as well as previous choreographic experience. All students must complete an online application and interview in order to be considered for the program.

Questions? Eveline Chang (


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

Comfort Zone Camp
September 26, 2015 

Comfort Zone Camp and New York Life Foundation announce a free one-day program for children and teens, ages 5-17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or guardian. Comfort Zone offers activities designed to break the isolation bereaved kids often feel, provides a community of peers who can personally relate to their experience, and shares healthy coping skills for managing grief in their daily lives. In addition to a variety of traditional camp activities, campers and their mentors participate in age-based support groups designed to give each camper the opportunity to talk about their experiences and receive support and validation from their peers. The event takes place on September 26, 2015. Participation is free, but registration is required. Click here for more information.

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.

IT GIRLS 2015 Overnight Retreat Oct 11-12
Deadline: September 30, 2015 

What is the It Girls Overnight Retreat?

It Girls is an overnight program that exposes junior and senior girls to the field of Information Technology. The goal of It Girls Retreat is simple: To encourage and inspire young women to pursue a collegiate academic path in STEM fields, particularly Information Technology.

The iSchool is seeking a diversity of girls: urban, suburban and rural from different academic backgrounds.

The Syracuse University School of Information Studies seeks 120 standout junior and senior high school women to join us this October for our "slumber party meets hackathon" on the Syracuse University campus.

It Girls meet barrier-breaking role models from the tech industry, connect with iSchool student mentors, faculty, and staff, and engage in hands-on workshops that open their eyes to the endless possibilities of a career in technology.

The iSchool recruits hundreds of girls from all over the country to participate. Girls must have an interest in the following:

ü Syracuse University

ü The iSchool

ü Technology, entrepreneurship, big data, networking, computer science, computer engineering and related fields

Contact Stephanie Worden:<>

Sunday, October 11 – Monday, October 12

Columbus Day weekend


ü Girls participate in a mock college classroom experience with iSchool faculty

ü Girls attend a celebratory dinner extravaganza with industry professionals

ü Girls participate in a hackathon style project lead by industry leaders from large tech companies like Yahoo!, Y Combinator, MailChimp, etc.

ü Slumber party, ropes course, movie night and more!


· Girls write a well-written 100 word essay on why they are interested in technology, entrepreneurship or IT related topics

· Apply Early! The earlier they apply the better their chances of becoming an It Girl!

· Application Deadline is September 30


1. After acceptance the iSchool requires a $10 registration fee. Girls will receive a registration link via email.

2. The iSchool provides low-cost $15 round-trip bus transportation from the following cities: New York City, Boston, Springfield, Albany, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

3. The iSchool has limited funding for travel support.

Barbara Stripling
Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
Syracuse University

Inside the Guggenheim
October 19–November 23, 2015

Six Mondays, October 19 and 26 and November 2, 9, 16, and 23, 4:30–6:30 pm
This exciting new program gives high schoolers an exclusive glimpse into the inner-workings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Over the course of six weeks, students have the rare opportunity to visit the galleries after hours, allowing them to become experts in the hidden life of the museum. They will explore the museum's history, collection, and development of its special exhibitions. Through brief lectures, close looking, and group discussion, students will gain an understanding of how both a permanent collection and a special exhibition come into being at this unique institution.
For teens in grades 9–12.
Fee: $300, ($250 members). Financial assistance is available upon request. Registration required. For more information, e-mail

SEP Pathfinders Mentorship Program
Deadline October 2, 2015

SEP Pathfinders mentorship program applications are now open!  Applications for the fall cycle are due Friday, October 2. The program will kick off Saturday, October 24 at Ernst & Young. As a reminder, Pathfinders is open to all 9th and 10th grade Software Engineering high school students. Students applying should currently be enrolled in a software engineering or computer science class with at least a B average.

The application for this fall is available here: Girls are strongly encouraged to apply.  Finally, students can learn more about Pathfinders on the SEP website, here.

The following items must be submitted by October 2:

· Brief teacher recommendation (just a few sentences)

· Transcripts or similar proof of grades

· Signed student agreement (from Ms. Hogarty)

Latino College Expo
October 3, 2015 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, come and participate in this important event sponsored by the Latino College Expo, which has set the standards in “elevating the educational aspirations of the Latino community” since 1990! This expo will include workshops for students and parents, and will include topics such as Financial Aid, Understanding Grants & Scholarships, Understanding the Application Process, and more! The Latino College Expo will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am-1pm at Hostos Community College, located at 500 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Click here for a program flyer, or visit for more information. For additional information and to register, contact 347-871-8068 or email

El Barrio Youth Media Center
Various Dates for Training and Internship Programs

Interested in taking FREE classes in field and studio production? Apply to our internships or trainings here. AND, check out our most recent Productions on YouTube!

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.

Harlem RBI
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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.

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 email for more information and to apply. Any participant showing financial need may apply for financial aid. Where appropriate awards will cover full tuition.   

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

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.

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