Monday, October 19, 2015

School News October 19-23 2015


  • Senior Alyssa for touring Munich with the Young People's Chorus for Let the Peoples Sing 2015!
  • Junior Marco Garcia for completing the NYRR SI Half Marathon!
  • SEP Mentorship Pathfinders First Cycle Acceptances:  Liliana, Sidney, Jaron, Jaikar, and Dylan

  • Jemal, Alberto and Divine for participating in the PaleyFest Early Career Networking Event!
  • UA Soccer League participants for continuing their winning streak! Go for the G.O.L.D to play this week!
  • Jahseem, Marquise, Tyvel, and Julien for supporting the Borough HS Fair this weekend!
  • Amex BBBSNYC participating in AMC Employment Event on Saturday!
  • All UAG Hikers on Saturday!
  • Juniors focusing on the PSATs this week, and seniors connecting with college visits this week!
  • Tania for a sponsored visit to the Naval Academy this week!

UAG 2015 Alum Juan Munoz returns following Marine Bootcamp to stress the importance of mental toughness and persistence.

Go for SUPER G.O.L.D. this week.   Clubs go on hold during 11th Hour Week so you can focus on strengthening your performance in classes.  A must for classes that are averaging 70 and below.  Colleges look at GPAs to understand how you face adversity!  

This Week at UAG

Special Announcements

Lockers at UAG
Please carefully review your Locker Contract and especially the times that students may access their lockers.  Lockers will be taken away (for both the offender and locker partner) for two weeks if student accesses locker during inappropriate times
·         Students should share lockers with students in their grade
·         Students will only receive a locker when both themselves and their partner return the locker contract
·         Students will only receive a locker when the following actions have taken place:
o   Title I Lunch Form submitted
o   Blue Card submitted
o   Parent has logged on to Jupiter Grades

Please check the school calendar at to connect our calendar to yours for important events coming soon, including:

*Oct 19-23, 11th Hour Week @ UAG (week before Marking Period ends):  No Clubs, “SuperGOLD” and more!

*Oct 26, 3:45-5:30pm, PSAL Boys JV Basketball Tryouts

*Oct 28, 5pm, PSAL Girls Basketball Tryouts

*Oct 26-30, Spirit Week @ UAG

*Oct 30,  3:30pm-12:30am Fright Fest @ Six Flags!

Student Opportunities

Mentoring @ UAG (Grades 9-10)
First 10th Grade Meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 3-5pm
The Governor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement (GCSA) matches 9th & 10th Grade students with mentors at businesses in NYC. Mentors introduce students to the professional world and different career paths to help students prepare for college and their futures. Mentors are also fun and caring, and support students throughout high school.

GCSA is a weekly program that will meet on the same day every week. Every other week, you will travel with fellow students to your mentor's workplace to meet with them. On alternate weeks, you will attend school-based after school enrichment to work on exciting projects, learn new skills, and explore opportunities in NYC. You can also anticipate opportunities to participate in trips, college visits, special events and, upon attainment of goals as the years progress, paid internships.

We will be pleased to consider you for this opportunity upon completion of this application and an interview. 10th Grade Returning Students do not need to re-do application, but do need to confirm their participation this year by emailing Ms. Hogarty at

Paideia Program
Apply Now!

The Paideia program is looking for promising Black and Latino high school males!
The Paideia program is a long-term enrichment program designed to inspire and assist New York City’s promising African American and Latino young men in high school with realizing and achieving their full potential. The program will foster the personal and professional development of young men through mentoring, seminars, and service events. With these goals, The Paideia program seeks to enlighten, drive, and equip young men of color with the skills needed to become “Renaissance” men and leaders who can positively impact and inspire their communities, the nation, and eventually the world.

Here is the application for students interested in applying for the Paideia program. 

For more information please reach out to Robert Jackson,

ChickTech NY
Apply Now! for Nov 7-8 Event

We are now accepting nominations for female (cis- and trans-) 10th and 11th graders to attend our 2-day workshop at Pace University in Manhattan. One hundred students will be selected to attend. 

Event: ChickTech: High School Kickoff 
When: November 7-8, Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY
Cost: FREE, MetroCard and Meals included
Deadline: Now

Those selected will participate in 1 of 7 workshops including 3D printing, web design, soft circuits, digital media, mobile app development, game development and robotics. It's a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities.

ChickTech is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of women and girls in technology. We do this by creating fun hands-on technology workshops. Find out more about us here.

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.

Queens District Attorney’s Office (Law) – Wednesday, October 21st
Silver Cup Studios (TV and Film) – Wednesday, October 28th  
Richmond University Medical Center (Healthcare) – Monday, November 3rd
Gilbane (Construction) – Tuesday, November 3rd
Fitzpatrick Hotel (Hospitality) – Thursday, November 5th
HNTB (Construction) – Thursday, November 5th
Career Day 2015 – Saturday, November 14th
Gibney Dance (Dance and Choreography) – Monday, November 16th

NY Exploring's Career Day takes place on Saturday, November 14th from 9 AM till 3 PM. The day will include guest speakers, career planning, business skills, interviewing, resume writing workshops and breakout sessions on various career fields! The event will take place at the offices ofAlliance Bernstein located at 1345 6th Ave, New York, NY 10105. This is a FREE event and lunch will be served! To register, please direct your students here for quick and easy online registration. This is a great opportunity for your students to gain valuable skills and be exposed to a variety of career fields in the course of a single day! Please let me know if you have any questions on this exciting event

High School Program at FI

The Door
Opportunities Ongoing

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.

The DOOR offers 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 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

Pratt Institute: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
Deadline: Rolling until filled

Description: The Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a design program for NYC public high school students offered by Pratt Institute. It provides students with a supportive and professional environment to explore the field of design. These after school classes include field trips, guest speakers from the NYC design community, portfolio development, and an end of year exhibit of your work. In addition to introducing the fundamentals of the design process, each class explores design from a local perspective -as a means of problem solving and change within one's community. We currently offer classes in textile/fashion, digital design, and product design. DICE students come from selected local high schools and are recommended by their art teachers or school administrators. Students are encouraged to participate yearlong, and new students are welcome to join in the spring. 
Program Dates:Wednesdays from October 7, 2015 –April 20, 2016; 5-7pm
Application Available:Currently available

Deadline:Rolling until spots are filled. 

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.

Noguchi Museum: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Deadline: October 21, 2015 

Description: The Noguchi Museum offers up to 15 high school students a school-year-long internship as members of The Museum's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB interns learn about the Museum, gain an understanding of the different departments and concerns of an art museum, plan programs for other teens, create collaborative projects, and advise the Museum staff on teen-related matters. 
Program Dates: Mid October through late May -meets every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Application Available: Currently available

American Museum of Natural History: College Fair
October 23, 2015 

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) invites all NYC high school students to its 13th annual College Fair. This fair will take place on October 23, 2015 from 5:00-7:30pm at the AMNH. Please enter the Museum at the Rose Center Entrance, which is located on W. 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Join us for a free Kaplan seminar about the college application and financial aid processes, differences between the SAT and the ACT, and a Q&A session. Click here for a program flyer with additional information, including a list of past colleges and universities that have attended. If you have additional questions, contact Christine Calderon at 

STEM Matters NYC Career Day Registration 
Deadline: October 23rd 

High school students interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are invited to learn first-hand about career pathways in these fields by visiting up to two New York City companies for an inside look. There are so many STEM careers in unexpected places. High school students sign up for the event individually and travel on their own to their chosen companies. Sessions take place on November 3, 2015 at individual companies and occur from 10:00- 11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm. The deadline to register is October 23rd. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and a round-trip MetroCard. Sign up now for this amazing experience! Click here for more information about participating companies and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Katherine Brown at or call 212-608-6164 x112.

NYC Youth Leadership Council
Deadline: October 23rd 

NYC Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) are established through an effort by NYC Service to develop future leaders and create a culture of youth voice in our city. YLCs are groups of trained young people between the ages of 14 and 21, who work with adult leaders on a defined area of policy, practices and/or service to impact individuals and communities with a focus on youth. Youth who desire to make their voices heard are encouraged to apply. YLC member benefits include:  Make changes in policy  Create a culture of youth voice  Personal and professional skill development  College and career readiness  Network within NYC  Resume builder  Develop references The deadline to apply to be a YLC member is October 23rd . Click here to access the application. If you have questions, you may contact Chelsey Clevenger, YLC Coordinator, at or by phone at 212-442-6360.

Atlas DIY: Immigrant Youth Peer Educator Program
Deadline: October 23rd 

 Atlas DIY (Developing Immigrant Youth) is currently accepting applications for the Immigrant Youth Peer Educator Program (IYPEP). IYPEP is looking for 10 dedicated youth to join us in creating a youthled immigrant justice movement right here in NYC! As part of IYPEP, you will:  Learn how to become an advocate for yourself and your community  Learn the basics of immigration law with a focus on youth-specific laws like DACA and SIJS  Empower our community and make change IYPEP Peer Educators come together for weekly sessions at our office in Sunset Park where we learn to coordinate workshops and conduct outreach sessions throughout our communities. We ask that Peer Educators commit 5-10 hours per week and be ready to learn and contribute to this powerful movement. Each Peer Educator has the opportunity to receive a $1,000 stipend for their work and dedication throughout the program. This program is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with a passion for immigrant justice, as well as young people with a desire to create change and be a part of the Atlas community. The deadline to apply is October 23rd. Click here to apply. For more information, contact Maria Caba at 347-599-1641 or by email at

Tech Jobs Academy
Deadline October 23

They finally opened applications for Tech Jobs Academy, the 16-week, full-time program serving 25 unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers through a partnership between Microsoft, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, and City Tech at the City University of New York (CUNY). Applications are now open until Friday, Oct 23.  Parents also welcome to apply!

OPEN STUDIO FOR TEENSFor New York City teens in grades 9–12
Fridays, October 23–December 11 (excluding November 27)
4–6 pm

Grab your friends and get creative! Every Friday afternoon, you're invited to a free drop-in art making program. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome.

This event is free to attend; no RSVP is required. Upon entrance, pick up a ticket from a teen volunteer in the lobby. Program held on Floor Three.

Have questions? Email

Learn more about teen programs at or like us on Facebook for updates on programs and events.

NY Urban League
STEM Experience Workshops starting Oct 24

NY Urban League is holding a very robust Saturday, STEM experience workshop series for students grades 9 – 12 at their Manhattan Headquarters beginning Oct. 24. Follow this link for information and application.

NYUL’s STEM Bootcamp is a 12 week Saturday Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program that will provide students an opportunity to learn how to design, build and develop apps using Infor’s Mongoose application development framework.

Over the 12 week program period students will engage in conversations about how technology aids in the development of applications for different areas of business and how it can be used to develop entrepreneurial opportunities or unlock potential within a corporation. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in culmination project to apply and showcase their skills and learning over the program period. Students who participate in the program will have access to future internship opportunities with Infor.
Free Program
Open to 9th-12th Graders in NYC

• Learn how to develop a business application
• Learn how to create databases for website and portal development
• Engage in individual and team experiential learning activities
• Visit a premier technology company
• Pitch their project/idea to see if can be utilized in the marketplace
• Have first-hand access to internship opportunities

Program Information

Program Schedule & Times
October 24th- January 30th (excluding Holiday weekends)

Location: NYUL Office, 204 West 136th Street, NY, NY 10030
Lunch & Metrocards will be provided for all selected participants
Spaces Limited! APPLY TODAY!

Generation No Kid Hungry: Photo Essay Contest
Deadline: October 25th 

Generation No Kid Hungry is mobilizing 7th -12th grade students to engage in a “real-world” photography and writing assignment to answer the following prompt: “Through an essay of 500-800 words and 3-5 original photographs, address the problem of childhood hunger in the United States. How does childhood hunger affect the lives of teens and children either from your own life or the lives of others where you live? Your essay can be whatever you want it to be: personal, persuasive, objective, political. Use the photographs effectively to help deliver the message or tell the story you want to tell.” One grand prize winner will be chosen in each of three grade ranges (7-8, 9-10, 11-12). Each grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card and a $200 donation to his or her school. Three essays of merit will be chosen from each grade range for a second prize, which includes a $200 Visa gift card and a $100 donation to his or her school. The deadline to submit entries is October 23rd . Click here for more information and to enter.

Volunteers Wanted! Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Sun, Oct 25, 10am-noon
Battery Park City

Walk to Save Lives

Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually.

When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.


For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Gail Tuohey 
Contact Phone: 646-284-5790 
Contact Email:

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31, 2015.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Wagner Park off Battery Place west of West Street (the southern tip of Battery Park City).

Registration and Check-in Opens - 8:00am
Opening Program - 9:40am
Walk Begins - 10am
Walk Ends - Noon

MoMA Teens: A Tale of Three Cities
Deadline: October 30th 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Teens Program is now accepting applications for its free online course, “A Tale of Three Cities.” Three huge cities, three major art museums, and three groups of young people collaborated to create our newest online art course for teens. For the first time ever, Tate, the Art Institute of Chicago, and MoMA have worked on a single educational and social experience, bringing the best of each of our cities’ vibrant cultures together into one incredible fourweek online course. Visit international artists in their studios and learn about underground art spaces and emerging art scenes. Explore the politics, communities, and everyday challenges that shape the contemporary art world today. Investigate issues surrounding fashion, gender, artistic value, curating, aesthetics, inequality, art making, and more. Gain VIP access to exclusive content available only to course participants, and meet other young, creative people from around the globe. This is a class on your terms, made for you, by a community of your peers. And you can take part anytime you want, day or night. It’s like having 24-hour access to three of the world’s premier art institutions for free! This opportunity is open to young people ages 13-17. No prior art experience is necessary. The course is free and runs from November 4, 2015 for four consecutive weeks. The deadline to apply is October 30th. Click here to access the online application. You can watch a promotional video here. Click here for more information.

Halloween Teen Night @ The Whitney

For New York City teens in grades 9–12
Saturday, October 31
6–8 pm

Teens are invited to celebrate Halloween at the Whitney! Join Youth Insights Leaders for gallery experiences, art making, tarot card readings, and more. Come in costume or make your own with us.

Refreshments and art materials provided. This event is free to attend; no RSVP is required.

Have questions? Email

Learn more about teen programs at or like us onFacebook for updates on programs and events.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 3rd 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that honors young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities. Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. Local Honorees are selected in November and from those winners, two State Honorees (one middle level school students and one high school student) are chosen. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for national recognition events. Out of the State Honorees, ten National Honorees are selected to receive an additional award of $5,000, as well as a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit organization of their choice. The deadline to apply is November 3rd . Click here for more information and to apply.

Register on Eventbrite | Space is limited

*Schools must provide their own laptops*

This free event is open to SEPAFSE, & BASE students

Questions? Learn more @

The Point: Free Photography Classes
Apply Now! 

The Point offers free photography classes for young people ages 9-18. The classes will run from September 28 through December 10, 2015. Students ages 9-13 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm; students ages 14-18 will meet either on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 4-7pm, depending on which class they register for. For more information and to apply, click here. If you have questions, contact Alicia Clarke or Tiffany Williams at 718-542-4149.

Museum of American Finance: Museum Finance Academy
Apply Now!

The Museum of American Finance is currently accepting applications for its Museum Finance Academy. The Museum Finance Academy is an eight-week financial education course offered to 11th and 12th graders. The program is offered free of charge and required no prior knowledge about finance or economics. In this course, students will be taught the basics of personal finance, including how to aspire to financial independence, develop an appreciation for savings, make financial goals and learn to avoid scams. Upon successful completion of the course, all students will receive a certificate. The top student(s) of the semester will be awarded a partial college scholarship. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are held once per week and are offered on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00-5:30pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. For more information and to register, visit Click here to view a program flyer.

Inside Schools: Free Programs

New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities – from paid museum internships to free science research programs. Inside Schools provides a listing of free and low-cost programs that provide great ways for young people to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day. Click here for more information.

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Arts & Justice
Deadline:November 13, 2015 

Description: Arts & Justice is a unique interdisciplinary visual and performing arts program that encourages students to develop their artistic, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills in examining issues related to social justice in their communities. Students can choose to participate in one of two parallel tracks taught by master instructors: theater, which explores the fundamentals of writing and performing for the stage; and visual Arts, which offers instruction in the fine arts and creation of visual works for public exhibition as a positive, community-centered outlet. Students attend live performances and visit art galleries and both tracks will culminate in an informal performance and exhibition in December.
Program Dates: January-March, 2016
Application Available:Currently available

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!

Join Black Girls CODE this November for a Robot Expo and a Workshop at Google!  November 14, 10-5pm

Black Girls CODE is thrilled to bring to Bronx, an exciting workshop that's all about ROBOTS! Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. Girls will participate in hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits; they will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. This class is intended for girls ages 7-17. 

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: Bronx Community Charter School, 3170 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 

PLEASE NOTE: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Each student ticket is $35. Limited scholarships are available by applying here:
Please register students at

Parents interested in volunteering at the workshop, please sign up here:
Google has invited Black Girls CODE students to participate in an exciting workshop to give them an insider look at Google and an opportunity to learn more about the world of computer science. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 20 students who sign up using this form. Workshop is open to students in grades 8-12; ages 13 to 18.

Date: Saturday, Nov 21, 2015
Time: 10am to 2pm (students should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before to get through security)
Location: Google's offices @ 75 Ninth Ave, New York, NY

A Black Girls CODE volunteer will chaperone students at this event.

29th Historically Black College and University Fair : Nov 14, 11am-3pm

Riverbank State Park, Saturday, November 14, 2015 11AM-3PM. 
Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive at 145th Street, New York, NY 10031. 

NYU Game Center: Future Game Designers
Deadline: November 15th 

Future Game Designers<> is an intensive, free, hands-on 12-week workshop designed to introduce talented high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to the process of digital game development and the game industry. The program is free to participants and will take place at the NYU Game Center's facilities in Downtown Brooklyn. The workshop will introduce students to the methods, tools and principles used in developing digital games. Over the course of the 12 weeks, students will work alone and in pairs to create a series of four digital prototypes or 'sketches', culminating in a final polished game building on the lessons learned in the earlier sketches. This is a hands-on, primarily lab-based workshop, and so the focus is on learning-by-doing rather than on reading and discussion. Up to 16 students will be selected to participate, and we are focused on recruiting groups that are underrepresented within the game industry, particularly students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The workshop will also introduce students to the growing game development scene in NYC and the evolving game industry. There will be a focus on learning effective collaboration and communication techniques, consensus building and decision-making, and working creatively in a team. Applicants must demonstrate:

* Strong previous interest and/or participation in games, game design or criticism, or the game industry
* Academic achievement
* Ability to work in a team
* Willingness to collaborate
* A firm commitment to the entire 12-week program, which will run on Saturdays from February until May, 2016

Applicants must provide:
* An academic report form and high school transcript from your guidance counselor or adviser
* A creative sample (image, film, creative writing, game, sketch, 3D model, music, etc.)
* A brief, 250 word analysis of a game you know well
* Answers to 4 personal questions about yourself and your passion for games
* Recommendation from a teacher that knows you well
The deadline to apply<> for Future Game Designers is November 15th. Click here<> for more information.

Deadline November 16! Learn more here:

SAT/College Prep Resources!

Current SAT Student Resources (fall/winter 2015):
Redesigned SAT Student Resources (spring 2016):
Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 Resources: Here
College Planning Resources:

SUNY Discover Information Sessions in NYC. 
Click here to register for information session. Please note: each program is open to prospective students and their families, as well as school and community-based organization counselors.
Contact: Jennifer Specter, Associate Director of Recruitment Programs. Contact:

Building Works Program

A free pre-apprenticeship union construction trades training program

How to Become an Apprentice Carpenter, Floor Coverer, Cabinet Maker, Dock Builder or Timbermen
Application periods when approved by the New York State Department of Labor will be announced online at:, and

Minimum Apprenticeship Standards
High School Diploma, TASC, or G.E.D. (original or stamped) at time of application
Proof of United States Citizenship or have the legal right to work in the United States at time of application
Social Security Card (original)
Be a minimum of 17 years of age at time of application

Individuals, who can show that they meet the conditions listed above after completing an application for apprenticeship, will be afforded an oral interview. Once an applicant is interviewed and receives a passing grade on the evaluation procedures, the applicant shall remain active in the apprenticeship application record book, subject to selection, for a period of up to two (2) years from the date of the interview.

All applicants for apprenticeship are required to report to a collection site designated by the organization for a substance abuse screening.

All applicants who wish to receive consideration for military training must submit form DD-214 to verify military experience.

Applicants must present a photo I.D. for the substance abuse screening and upon acceptance into the apprenticeship program.

Wishbone Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students
Deadline: December 18th

Wishbone is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students pursue their independent passions by funding cost prohibitive after school and summer programs. Wishbone seeks students who demonstrate a strong and independent passion that can best be pursued in an out-ofschool time program. Students’ passions should be clear and specific, and they should choose an out-of-school time program that will expand on their skill set and increase confidence. Wishbone has an extensive database of available programs for students to choose from. The deadline to apply for a Wishbone scholarship is December 18th. For more information, including application instructions, click here. If you have additional questions,  please contact Alfredo Rodriguez at 

FREE College Admission Essay Resources for all NYC students

Story2 helps seniors complete selective college admissions and scholarship essays through storytelling. Please encourage your students to visit free online EssayBuilder™ tool where they will find: 7 Steps to Ace the 2015-2016 Common App, a detailed Guide to the Common Application, resources for completing the Common Application personal essays and more!

Anthony Quinn Foundation: Arts Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 3rd 

The Anthony Quinn Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 Arts Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist’s vision for an art-conscious society. Through its scholarship program, the foundation supports high school students’ extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and the literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program, but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition. To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. Applications must be submitted by January 3rd . Click here for more information and to apply.

Student Scholarships and Programs
(Listed by Deadline)

FREE or VERY LOW COST Multicultural Campus Visit Programs:
10/9: University of Rochester - Visit program takes place: November 14th- 16th
10/12: Connecticut College - November 14th-16th 
10/12: Wellesley College-October 18th-19th
10/14: Tufts College - October 22nd-23rd for Engineering / October 29th-30th for Arts and Sciences
10/14 & 11/4: The George Washington University – October 22nd-23rd/November 12th-13th (For information about travel grants email
10/16: Lafayette College – November 14th
10/23: Worcester Polytechnic Institute – November 10th-11thCollege Fairs
Oct 8: CACNY/NYSACAC CBO Fair @ 351 West 18th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3:15pm-5:30pm. Click here to register.
Oct 24: Big Apple College Fair @ Jacob Javits Center, Hall 1A, 1:00pm-4:00pm 
Oct 27: NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fair@ Jacob Javits Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Nov 6: Campus Pride College Fair @ LGBT Community Center - 208 West 13th Street, New York NY 10011, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Nov 21: CICU's 8th Annual Latino College Fair @ Fordham University- Rose Hill Campus, 12:00am-3:45pm
Nov 14: NY Urban League HSBU Fair @ Riverbank State Park, 10:00am-3:30pm

2/1: Hometeam Scholarship- for students interested in nursing and/or home care. Scholarship program provides $2,000 in support to outstanding students. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school or home care certification program. Click here for application. 
2/15: TheDream.US Scholarship- provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at any CUNY college. Click here for more information.

Faces of America: Travel Abroad Scholarships 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.

Quick links to FULL SCHOLARSHIPS with their deadlines are here:

NSLI – October 29th
YES – December 1st
CBYX – January 7th

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

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:


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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