Monday, September 21, 2015

School News September 21-25, 2015


  • To all students signing up for CLUBS on 9/17
  • To all Senior College Night attendees
  • All students volunteering at BBBS Race for Kids

This Week at UAG

Student Opportunities

CSTUY Saturday Hacking Sessions Apply Now! First Session 9/26/15, 9am-12pm

CSTUY just opened applications for our Saturday Hacking Sessions.

Participants will meet every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 12:00 to work on a project of their choosing or to study a technology that interests them with a small group of their peers.

We will have mentors and instructors there to support their work and to help them reach their goals.
Due to the support of the New York Tech Community, we will be able to bring this program to the students in the city free of charge. We only ask that the participants attend regularly and stay focused on their projects.
Our first session will be Saturday September 26. The first two weeks will consist of sharing ideas and forming groups. After that, groups will spend their weeks working towards their goals. We will also have guest speakers and other special events.
More information and the application can be found here:
Email me at with any questions.

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

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 21, 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:


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 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

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

ArtsConnection Teen Reviewers and Critics/Freelancers Corps
Open House: Sep 22, 5:30-7:30pm

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 TRaC 2015

Applications are due September 27, 2015. Apply Today @

New York Public Library Programs
Apply Now!

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is currently recruiting for two after school program that are focused on literacy development: Literacy Leaders (LL) and Innovation Labs (IL). 
Literacy Leaders 
The LL apprenticeship program offers high school students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to become active participants in a community-based initiative to close the achievement gap by providing literacy tutoring to elementary school students. 
 Students who complete the program are eligible for an ELA credit 
 An apprenticeship in the Fall with a literacy and social justice curriculum and training in the KidzLit curriculum 
 A paid internship in the Spring (with an opportunity for summer employment) 

Innovation Labs 
IL is a blended learning program for middle (grades 6-8) and high (grades 9-12) school students that develop students’ critical thinking, research and technology skills. Students become producers of information about issues that are important to them and their communities. 
 High school students who complete the program are eligible for an ELA credit (or alternatively, an elective/technology credit); schools may choose to provide extra credit to middle school students, but academic credits are not assigned in the middle school program. 

See Mr. Traversa in 628C for application and to sign up!

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

Cooper Union Saturday Program
Deadline September 23

Deadline: September 23rd (h) (f) Each year, over 200 NYC public high school students (grades 9-12) enroll in Saturday Program for classes in: Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Sound Composition, Architecture and Portfolio Preparation. Courses run on Saturdays from 10am-5pm from October through April and are held at Cooper Union College. All classes combine hands-on studio work (with free classroom supplies included). It also includes creative writing workshops and field trips to cultural sites. Participation is free. The deadline to apply is September 23rd. Click here for more information.

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

Urban Art Beat
All Ages Open Mic Workshop, Thursday, Sep 24, 3-6pm

Dixon Place Theater 
161 Chrystie NY NY

Special guests from Australia's Music Industry College! Youth will be encouraged to share a piece they have been working on and give feedback to others as we foster in the next generation of mentors. Our September focus continues with Education and Youth Leadership and The School to Prison Pipeline.
These Open Mics are monthly! Join us Oct 15th and every third Thursday this fall!

Bronx Tech Meetup
Thursday, September 24, 6:30-10:30pm

Demos from Bronx based & Bronx focused developers. Food, Drinks, Contests, 
Special Guests and more! RSVP at 
 Also, arrive at 6pm for special tour of Young Lords Exhibition!

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 (

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Audition: September 24, 2015

Don’t miss your chance to become a part of the Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus during our most exciting season yet. Children of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and levels of experience come here to share their love of singing, make new friends, and achieve and surpass their musical goals. At Brooklyn Youth Chorus, when we train singers, we nurture their voices and ambitions. We consider a young voice a resource that needs care, encouragement and time to blossom. The old-fashioned notion of learning by doing is alive here, paired with a modern, healthy approach so our singers can develop and thrive. With a scope and pace appropriate for the ages and abilities of our singers, all students receive instruction in three key areas: 
 Voice training – vocal development and applied technique 
 Musicianship and music literacy – sight-singing, ear training, theory and harmony 
 Performance elements and historical context – accepted performance practices for the style, genre and period of the repertoire and composers studied 

We also focus on developing attention span, concentration, and the art of collaborating as a group – skills vital to performing well in rehearsals, on professional concert stages, and in life. Brooklyn Youth Chorus is open to young people ages 10-16. Auditions will be held on September 24, 2015. Click here for more information. Click here to learn more about how to audition and join. 

High School Programs at FIT

High School Classes at FIT
Classes are filling up quickly!

Adjunct Instructor of Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

HLD 031 55A: October 3 - December 19, Saturdays, 1:30pm-4:45pm


Sneaker freakers, fashionistas and advocates of all things different will love this course.  This class will walk you through the development of professional sketches for your own sneaker design.  You'll learn the importance of design research in various markets including vehicle design, cultures, and music, and then use this research to develop drawings from thumbnails to ink line drawings of your original ideas.  You'll learn the lingo of athletic shoe parts and become familiar with the process of creating product specifications to present to a company. You'll also learn basic sketching and presentation techniques required for your portfolio. 


Apollo Theater Academy: Fall Internship Program
Deadline: September 25th

The Apollo Theater Academy’s Fall Internship Program provides high school students in their senior year with opportunities for personal and professional development as they explore non-performance careers in the arts and entertainment industries. Through hands-on training and career development workshops, interns experience a practical work environment and connect with industry professionals. The Fall Internship Program offers teens a unique perspective into the operations of a working theater and allows them access to events and other programming at the theater from the administrative perspective. This 8-week paid internship is highly competitive; not everyone who applies will be able to participate. The deadline to apply is September 25th. Click here for more information and to access the application. Click here to access a program flyer. If you have additional questions, email, or call 212-531-5348.

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

DYCD In-School Youth Program (Juniors/Seniors)
Deadline: 9/30/15

The In-School Youth (ISY) program provides year-round services to high school juniors and seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements. ISY services are provided by community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. 

ISY programs help participants graduate from high school, pursue college education, and develop career goals. 

Services Include:
Guidance and Counseling
Paid Internship Opportunities
College Preparation and Out-of-City College Trips
Project-Based Leadership Activities
Sports, Arts, Technology and Recreation Activities
Individualized Service Strategies (ISS)
Career Planning Assistance

All In-School Youth program participants are guaranteed a paid work experience over the summer.

For more information, call Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646.

The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Door Open House
October 1, 2015 3-7pm

We’ve spent the summer renovating our space, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! The dust is settling, and we have emerged with a beautiful new entrance, brand new classrooms and art rooms, and a magnificent new performance space, cafeteria, and kitchen.

We would like to invite you and members of your community to The Door for our annual Fall Kick-Off event on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 from 3 – 7pm. 

The Fall Kick-off is an opportunity to explore all of the amazing free programs and services available in our new space for young people ages 12-21, including:

· Health care
· Mental health counseling
· Legal services
· Crisis intervention and services for runaway and homeless youth
· Performing and visual arts
· Recreational activities
· LGBTQ programming
· Meals
· Educational services (HSE, tutoring, college advising, etc.)
· Career training and placement
· Supportive Housing
· Broome Street Academy Charter School
· …and much more!

The kickoff is an open-house, complete with giveaways, food, music, performances, and activities, and is open to everyone.

Please feel free to forward this email widely and encourage community members to attend. If you have any questions about this event or the agency, please email Bailey Huguley (, Director of Programming.

The Door is located at 555 Broome Street in Soho. Our brand new entrance is on the corner of Broome Street and 6th Avenue (the Avenue of the Americas). 

We are accessible via the 1, A, C, and E trains at Canal Street or the C and E train at Spring Street.

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

YCteen Magazine: Writing Internship 

Deadline: October 2nd

YCteen invites motivated students interested in writing personal stories to apply for our fall writing internship. YCteen writers are mentored by a professional editor as they learn memoir-writing and journalism skills. YCteen writers get to be a voice for other teens, and their work is published in print and online. Writers must be between the ages of 15 and 20. The YCteen office is located in midtown Manhattan and is open to writers from 1-6pm, Monday through Thursday. Within that time frame, writers must commit to a minimum of two days a week, two hours a day (for a total of at least 4 hours per week). Writers must commit to participating for a minimum of 3 months. Interested students who meet these requirements should click here for more information and to submit an online application. Applicants are encouraged to read stores on YCteen’s website to get a feel for the work. If you have additional questions, contact Holly St. Lifer at 212-279-0708 x116 or by email at 

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

New Settlement Apartments: College Explorers
Apply Now!

New Settlement Apartments’ College Access Center is now accepting students for our College Explorers program. College Explorers is an academic year-long program that introduces students to the college process and allows them to visit college campuses through to overnight trips. To join, you must fill out a registration form, attend one orientation session, and attend a group interview. The orientation sessions are offered on September 15, 2015 at 5:30pm, September 17, 2015 at 6:00pm, or September 28, 2015 at 4:30pm. Click here for a program flyer. If you have questions, contact Alendi Vidal at or by phone at 718-294-3870 x109. 

Museum of the City of New York: Saturday Academy
Apply Now!

Applications are now available for the Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). Saturday Academy is a free six-session program for students interested in American History or SAT preparation. There is no homework and all course materials are provided. Saturday Academy is open to students in grades 6-12 (only students in grades 10-12 may apply for SAT Prep). Fall 2015 courses meet on October 31, November 7, 14, & 21, and December 5 and 12, 2015. Students are expected to attend all six sessions and will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the program. Students may enroll in one or two courses. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Priority seating in all classes will be given to students who live and/or attend schools in East and Central Harlem (zip codes: 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10035, 10037, and 10039). Please apply early as space is limited. Accepted candidates will be notified by no later than October 21st. Click here for more information. Interested students can access the application here. If you have additional questions, contact Pilar Jefferson at 917-492-3387 or 

Futures and Options: Career Essentials
Deadline: October 5th

Students in the Futures and Options (F&O) Career Essentials Program participate in 12 supervised workshops that focus on communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. Workshops are held in the F&O office in Manhattan’s Financial District once a week after school for two hours during a 12-week span. Participants in the program will learn interviewing skills, presentation skills, workplace etiquette, time management, and resume writing. Two career exploration field trips are included to offer students exposure to different career options. Students also have the opportunity to network and learn with fellow peers from different boroughs and high schools. NYC high school students in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply, although priority is given to 9th and 10th graders who could use additional work readiness preparation before beginning a professional internship. Participation in Career Essentials is free. The deadline to apply is October 5th. Click here for more information; click here for a program flyer. If you have additional questions, contact Corey Ogilby at

EF Global Citizen Scholarship
Deadline (priority) October 12, 2015

Apply to become an EF Global Citizen. If selected, they'll travel for free to Europe for our Global Student Leaders Summit in J‌une 2‌016, Exploring Human Rights.  Initial Deadline 10/12/15.  Final Deadline 11/6/15.  Apply through EF Facebook Page.

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

Studio Museum in Harlem: Museum Internship Program
Deadline: October 19th

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers paid internships during both the summer and academic year. The Museum’s Internship Program provides high school, college, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment. Additionally, interns engaged in a series of workshops, meetings, offsite visits, and public programs. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 Internship is October 19th. Click here for more information and to apply.

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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!

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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.

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
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.

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

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