Monday, January 4, 2016

School News Jan 4-8, 2016


  • To all students who completed their WISHBONE applications!  NEXT UP: Advocate Recommendations Due 1/8/16.
  • UAG students joining in our inaugural Holi-Gate Celebration on December 21!  Free Cookies and hot Cider + Football in the Yard with Live DJ!
  • To Dr Quint & 9th Graders visiting the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) Showcase Event on 12/21!
  • Special Thanks to all Candy-Gram Givers- helping to fund our Costa Rica Trip!
  • To all Seniors pushing through the final College Application Process - on to Financial Aid!


Partnership for Student Advancement (All Grades Eligible)

This organization offers specialized counseling, assessments, and career exploration opportunities - requires a once/month time commitment and an openness to exploring different career opportunities in relation to your strengths.

AFS Travel Abroad Scholarships and AFS Study Abroad (All Grades Eligible) 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.
Next Deadline:
CBYX – January 7th

This Week at UAG

Student Opportunities Internship
Apply Now!

The High School Internship Program relaunch happens this month and they are excited to welcome Urban Assembly students to join their team! These interns will work alongside the Donor Appreciation team to leave a lasting impression on teachers and donors while working to develop their professional development skills and help build their resumes. These students will have the opportunity to be mentored by a staff member, attend team meetings, and work on meaningful projects! If you have any great students that would enjoy this opportunity, please send them their way by having them fill out the application on the job listing. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact information: Asha Ingram

Hudson Guild Tech Up Application
Apply Now! Rolling through February 1st 

 Hudson Guild Tech Up participants will increase their computer literacy and digital skills while developing a work history in the technology field. This education will ultimately lead each participant to become a marketable employee, intern or student in the information technology and technology-related sector. All participants at the completion of tech up curriculum will receive an internships or part time employment opportunity. Eligibility: Tech Up participation is offered to high school or neighborhood youth between the ages of 16-24, who have limited to no technology experience, looking to enhance their education, jumpstart their career, or explore opportunities in the information technology field. Preference will be given to those who live in NYCHA Elliott and Fulton Housing. General Information: Tech Up participants are expected to attend class twice weekly, for 2-3 hours each session. Two cohorts (one morning and one afternoon) will allow participants flexibility to work or attend school. Session hours occur 9am to 12pm or after school between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Paid Internship: In addition, participants who are not full time students or have full time employment are eligible to receive a PAID internship while they are attending Tech Up. This internship will take place at Hudson Guild. Job duties include, but are not limited to, kitchen assistants, childcare workers, clerical aides, and senior workers. Application Procedures & Program Requirements: 1. Sign up online at: 2. Fill out an application and registration form. Click here to access the application for 14-17 year olds. Click here to access the application for 18-24 year olds. Email completed application to Stephanie Wingert at 3. Schedule and attend informal interview: Stephanie will be in touch re: scheduling 4. Wait for status! Winter Application Dates and Deadlines:  Now – February 1, 2016: Tech Up application period  February 1, 2016: Tech Up application deadline  Tech Up Open House & Orientation (Mandatory)  February 8, 2016: First day of Tech Up  June 30, 2016: Tech Up ends/ Graduation

Hudson Guild Internship Program
Deadline: January 11

Please be advised that Hudson Guild is currently accepting applications for its upcoming internship program. Young adults between the ages of 14-24 that are either in high school, a part-time college program, or seeking post-secondary opportunities are encouraged to apply.
A flyer and application are in 716.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Applications must be filled out completely and submitted by 6:00pm on Monday, January 11th. Applications can be submitted by:

Dropping them off at Hudson Guild's Elliott Center, located at 441 W. 26th Street.
Sending in the mail to:
Hudson Guild
Attn: Karissa Broderick-Beck
441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Scanning and e-mailing them back to Karissa Broderick-Beck, Career Access Coordinator, at

Please note important internship dates below:
Applications due: 6:00pm on Monday, January 11th
Interviewing Period: Monday, December 21st of 2015-Monday, January 18th of 2016
Mandatory Internship Training: Friday, January 22nd
Internship begins: Monday, January 25th
Internship ends: Friday, April 15th

MNN Producer Certification
Apply Now!

Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Barrio Firehouse has producer certification programs starting in January!  We offer 5-6 week television and video production for NYC youths ages 14-24. These free courses take place at our Harlem location after school twice a week. The students will learn how to shoot, edit and put together various pieces for our Youth Channel that can be accessed through both the MNN channel on television and our Youth channel online. Students with prior experience and those who complete one of courses are eligible for our Digital Journalism Internship.
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center 
175 East 104th Street, NY 10029

Year Up New York

 Year Up is an intensive, one-year program that combines hands-on skill development, college credits, and internships at some of America's top companies, preparing students for success in careers in technology or business, and in higher education. 84% of our graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of graduation, and earn an average of $15 per hour, or $30,000 per year. The program consists of 5 months of classes in technical and professional skills, followed by a 6 month internship with one of our corporate partners. Our current corporate partners include Google, American Express, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, The Huffington Post, and many more. Who is eligible?  18-24 years old  High school graduate or GED recipient (no associate or bachelor degrees)  U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card  Available Monday-Friday for the full program year  Highly motivated to learn technical and professional skills  Interested in a professional career in technology or business What does it cost? Nothing. The only investment that we require is your time and commitment. In fact, Year Up participants receive a monthly stipend of $600-$1000 through the program year. When does the program start? Classes begin in Spring 2016. Since applications are considered on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early. Interested applicants should fill out our online interest form and attend an Information Session as soon as possible. Information Sessions are held every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (click here to view upcoming dates and times and sign up). For more information, please contact Debbie Roman


This Way Ahead

This Way Ahead is nine-month program for young adult ages 16-21 who are in school and want to gain job and leadership skills. With a coaching program and the partnership of major businesses (like Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic), you’ll be setting yourself up for success after high school. To learn more about This Way Ahead, contact Jiselle Nunez-O’Neal at 212-941-9090, ext. 3332 or by email at, or Matthew Hayward at

Schomburg Teen Curators Program
Apply Now! 

Teen Curators is an after-school arts and history enrichment program. As Teen Curators, participants will learn the behind-the-scenes work of collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting art. From February 2, 2016 through June 2016, the Schomburg Teen Curators will be immersed in aesthetic and academic experiences with the Schomburg’s collections through intensive art object study, art historical research and writing, archival presentations, living artist interviews, community programs, docent tour-giving, and hands-on curatorial and exhibition work. Teen Curators will meet for 9 hours each week — two afternoons each week and occasional Saturdays. AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR A SUMMER PAID INTERNSHIP!! More info here:

International Center for Photography
Winter Registration/Scholarship Apps starts Dec 1

We’ll be offering three sections of Photo I in Black-and-White this term, the ideal starting place for students with digital photography experience (or no prior photography experience!) interested in working in the darkroom for the first time. For students with prior darkroom experience, we’ll be offering two sections of Photo I in Color as well as two theme-based Photo II in Black-and-White classes: one section focusing on Lighting for Portraiture (ideal for more advanced teen photographers, using portraiture as an entry point for understanding the technical and aesthetic components of studio and natural lighting) and one section called The Self-Published Artist(focusing on learning how to extend the reach of your photography through handmade books and zines).

Registration for the winter opens on December 1, but scholarship applications are now available (and are attached). As always, we reserve 50% of the spaces in every Teen Academy class for students with financial need. The scholarship application deadline is December 18, though the sooner we receive an application, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your students.

Our winter classes begin in late January. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can answer any questions about our upcoming courses or assist in the scholarship application process. 

Teen Academy | International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd St, New York, NY 10036 | 212.857.0061 |

For information about scholarships, please contact
Follow ICP on Instagram @ICP and @ICPSchool, on Facebook, and on Twitter @ICPhotog

Bronx River Art Center Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

The Bronx River Art Center offers a variety of Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes for the winter semester. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available for youth, based on portfolio review and financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please come in to register in person. The classes run from January 5, 2016 - March 19, 2016. PROMOTION: All classes are 10% off until November 30, 2015! Please call us at 718-589-5819, email, or stop by our office at 2064 Boston Road with any questions. Visit to see a list of classes.

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.

Whitney Museum Youth Insights Program
Deadline Jan 8, 2016


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 spring 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 pm, February through May.


This program is open to students in ninth through twelfth grade who attend schools in New York City. 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 Friday, January 8. 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 Teen 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 spring!

In the Making: Spring 2016
Deadline: Jan 8, 2016

Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2016. MoMA provides all materials, food, and other costs. Each course runs for 10 weeks and culminates in a teen art show of participants' work. 

WTF Is BHQF University?!?An Intro to Art School for People Who Hate SchoolTuesdays, Feb 9–Apr 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
Welcome to Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), a free art school and learning experiment where artists work together to manifest creative, productive, demanding, and "useless" interactions between art and the world. This season, members of their notoriously secretive and anonymous organization will enlist a diverse group of New York–based artists to collaborate with participants across a variety of mediums—sculpture, performance, drawing, video, and more. Sample numerous approaches while working alongside some of NYC's most interesting merry art pranksters. Each week's session will be its own unique hands-on experience led by BHQFU artists and special guests, giving participants an immersive introduction in what it really means be an artist, with or without a formal education. Try art school before you buy art school.
CLICK@MoMA: Make Art Not WarTransforming Military Materials into Social and Mobile SpacesTuesdays, Feb 9–Apr 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
Through design workshops and collaborative projects, artist Mary Mattingly leads participants in reinventing a disused military-grade trailer, turning an object of war into an all-encompassing artistic and social environment. What strange new space can this object become? You're in charge of every step of the process, from budgeting to designing to assembling and more. Working as a group of coconspirators, members of this course will brainstorm new uses for this old piece of technology, crafting possibilities using moldable plastic, wood, and foamcore, and transforming the trailer using metal-cutting, soldering, drilling, sawing, and laser-cutting techniques. No prior design experience needed!
Acting Your AgeCross-Generational Performance and PhotographyThursdays, Feb 11–Apr 14, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
18+ Only. 21 and Up. No Minors Allowed. Why is so much of our access to the world defined by our physical age? Don't our abilities, skills, and interests transcend these basic definitions about who we are and what we are capable of? This experimental and avant-garde course represents a new step forward for cross-museum collaboration, bringing a group of teens together for a multiple-session collaboration with MoMA's Prime Time initiative—a group of New Yorkers ages 65 and up working to foster the relationship between creativity and aging. Smash stereotypes and redefine what it means to grow up! Led by artist Kerry Downey, the course will explore preconceived ideas about aging and youth while using photographic and performance-based techniques to create artwork that expresses our own experiences of what it means to be young (and old).
POWER FiguresA Sculptural and Political Exploration of the Human FormThursdays, Feb 11–Apr 14, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
Can a simple material like papier-mâché transcend its basic nature when made into a personal and political sculpture? Can we explore our truest selves through the creation of secondary figures, turning simple objects and materials into a community of powerful and proud human forms? Taking inspiration from the things that make each of us unique, POWER Figures explores the strength and physical beauty of the human form. Shellyne Rodriguez leads this hands-on sculptural exploration of large-scale 3-D figure making, discussing cultural histories, myths, and the way we construct our personal and public identities along the way. Power to the people! 
Please note that In the Making is open to NYC high school students, 13–19 years old. No junior high school or college students allowed. New York City residents ONLY.

Apply for The Moth All City SLAM Team here!

What is The Moth anyway?
The Moth is an international organization all about storytelling– TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE. We have monthly shows in cities all over the country, a radio hour, and a podcast that’s downloaded over 25 million times a year. It’s all about people telling true stories from their lives– onstage, without notes.
Watch an example here!
What is All City?
THE MOTH ALL CITY SLAM TEAM is an out-of-school performing arts project. High school students from all over New York City meet to practice and perform Moth stories. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans. You’ll meet with your team of about ten students, every Saturday for 8 weeks, starting February 2016. Shows will be in April 2016.

What is a Moth story?
A Moth story is a TRUE PERSONAL STORY that you tell live to an audience, without notes. It can be about anything that has happened in your life– big or small, as long as it mattered to you or changed you in some way. It’s usually about 5 or 6 minutes long.

Am I eligible to join?
If you live in any borough of NYC and are in grades 10-12, you are eligible! The only other thing you’ll need is to find a teacher at your school who can “nominate” you and be your advisor. This just means they’ll check in with you at school- they won’t need to come with you to workshops.

Wait. What if I’m not “dramatic” or a “poet?”
Not a problem. The great thing about storytelling, actually, is that there’s no right way to be or perform– it’s just about being yourself. If you’re quiet and shy, you can tell a quiet/shy story. If you like doing imitations when you tell your stories, do those.

Where will All City SLAM Team meet, and how will I get there?
We’ll meet in a space in midtown Manhattan that’s easy to get to from lots of trains. We’re looking for the perfect one right now.
We’ll give you a Metrocard so that you can make it every week.

Will there be snacks?
Yes. Lots of them. Every time.

How do I apply?
Go here!

I have more questions. Who can I ask?
Ask us! Email with any questions at all.

CodeNow NYC Workshop
Deadline: Jan 13

CodeNow is looking forward to 2016 and we are excited to start the upcoming year with workshops in New York City on January 30, 31, & February 13!
For students who have an interest in computer science or curious to learn how games are made : apply by Wednesday, January 13 at 11:59pm. 
Designed to be a fun and enjoyable way for students to gain experience in computer programming, the workshops are led by professional software engineers who volunteer as workshop trainers to help students create five games and apps in the Ruby programming language.

Workshop details are as follow:

Workshop dates: January 30, 31, & February 13
Application deadline: Wednesday, September 2, midnight
Online application can be access at
FREE for high school students to attend

Flyer can be downloaded here

FAQs can be accessed at the bottom of our Program webpage
Below is sample copy to share on social media outlets:
Know HS students who want to #learntocode with #CodeNow? #NYC workshop coming up - apply before the January 13 deadline!
Throughout the workshop, students work in small groups and receive lunch, snacks, and free giveaways provided by CodeNow. Participants do not need to have any experience in computer programming - we’re looking for students who are curious about technology and willing to learn a new skill!

Congressional App Challenge is On!
Deadline January 15 second annual CAC is set to launch on Nov 9, 2015, and to run through January 15, 2016. During that period, U.S. high school students in participating Congressional districts will create and submit “apps” that will be judged by panels of local judges. The Judging Period will last from January 15 to February 15, 2016, after which the winners will be announced and honored by their Member of Congress. The winners’ apps will also be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building.
Contact: Rhianon Anderson, (202) 638-4370,

Sustainable South Bronx's BEST Academy
Register Now!
Classes Begin January 19th

Take advantage of this great opportunity to be trained for a career while you help to improve your community! Sustainable South Bronx's BEST Academy offers a 12-week intensive, hands-on, free training in the field of green construction and building maintenance. Job placement services are available. Potential to earn certifications in USBC GPRO, BPI Air Seal Training, EPA Lead Renovator, OSHA 10 (general industry and construction safety) and First Aid/CPR. To apply, call to register for an information session at 1647 Macombs Road, Ground Floor in the Bronx at 10 AM on any of the following days: • November 17, 19, 24 • December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15,17, 22, 29 • January 5, 7 All interested men/women over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or equivalency and an interest in a career in building maintenance or green construction are encouraged to apply! Don't delay. Call today 646-400-5431. Classes start January 19th!

2016 Yale Young Global Scholars in Singapore
Application Deadline: January 26, 2016

The Yale Young Global Scholars-Singapore (YYGS-Singapore) is an immersive week-long academic enrichment and skills-based practicum designed for outstanding high school students from around the world to encourage their drive, energy, vision, and potential to make a meaningful impact as young leaders. 200 talented high school students will have the opportunity to learn from distinguished Yale faculty, Yale students, and practitioners, all while experiencing residential life at the state-of-the-art Yale-NUS College in Singapore.
By combining year-long mentorship with a current Yale student and opportunities to engage with a host of like-minded peers, YYGS-Singapore will set a new generation of young leaders on the path toward continued success in high school, college, and beyond, all in one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world.
To apply and for more information, visit the program’s website.

Games for Change Contest
Deadline: Jan 30

Invite your students to make digital games about real-world issues for citywide challenge. Games for Change invites NYC middle and high school students to make digital games about five social issues: Animal Welfare, Smart Cities, Civic Journalism, Literacy, and Youth Justice. Tell your students about this awesome opportunity, especially if they're coding already! Provide time for students to make games, or integrate the Challenge into your classes. Games are due byJanuary 30. 2016. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in March 2016.

The Challenge is hosted by Games for Change with NYC Department of Education initiatives iZone and Digital Ready, Globaloria, Institute of Play and the Museum of the Moving Image. The New York Times, Mayor’s Office, Global Literacy XPRIZE, ACLU and A Kinder World Foundation are sponsoring the game themes.

G4C is hosting free hands-on civic learning meet-ups about the five local themes students are invited to make games about, and facilitated by NYC experts and activists. The meet-ups will give students get a deeper dive into their chosen issue, to inform their game making and connect them with their community.

Registration is free (and first-come, first-served): (If students are under 18, they can bring a parent/guardian). 

For more info, visit or email


Apply early for Summer 2016!Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
They are now recruiting for their 2016 Summer Immersion Program. For more information, visit:

Mentoring @ UAG (Grades 9-10)
Applications still being accepted!  
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

Futures and Options Programs
First Deadline: Feb 12

1) Career Essentials – Spring (9th-12th Graders):
Students in Career Essentials participate in 12 two-hour workshops facilitated by our experienced program coordinators that focus on work readiness skills. Workshops are held at Futures and Options, which is located in the financial district, once a week after school. Participants learn communication, presentation and interviewing skills, workplace etiquette, time management and resume writing. Two career exploration field trips offer students exposure to different career options and companies. Students also have the opportunity to network and learn with their peers from different boroughs and high schools.

We will offer the program on Wednesdays and Thursdays this spring, and have 50 open spots. Even though the program is open to all students, we mostly target 9th and 10th graders, and students we feel are not yet ready for the world of work. The spring program will begin March 9th. The due date for the application is Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Students can apply online here:

2) Urban Leadership Fellows Internship Program – Summer (12th Graders with an interest in finance):
In 1992, The Municipal Forum of New York developed the Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program with the mission of introducing talented young people with an interest in careers in financeto the municipal securities industry. Key components of the program include:
· A paid, full-time summer internship at a financial institution, law firm or government agency
· Pre-internship orientations and Excel trainings
· A professional mentor (in addition to an internship supervisor)
· A full day public speaking training by a leading communications trainer
· A trip to Washington DC to learn about the intersection of finance and government policy
· A $500 book award (to use towards textbook costs next year) at the conclusion of the summer
· The opportunity for college scholarships. All alumni who maintain the GPA requirement receive a $1,000 (annual) scholarship
· Networking opportunities with the 40 other students in the ULF cohort and with 22 years’ worth of ULF alumni.

High school seniors can apply to this program on the Futures and Options website: The application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2016. The ULF Program is open to high school SENIORS only. The criteria for selection include:

· An interest in a career in finance, business or law
· Availability to work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship
· A 3.0 GPA or higher
· Excellent computer skills
· Strong verbal and written English skills

3) The Internship Program – Year-Round (11th - 12th Graders):

Students in the Internship Program participate in paid mentored internships at New York City businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. The interns work 12-15 hours per week after school or up to 40 hours a week during the summer. Additionally, interns receive ongoing support from Futures and Options program staff and attend regularly scheduled work-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips. The program is open to students ranging from rising high school juniors to rising college freshman.

The Internship Program operates on a rolling basis, and students can apply now to be considered for both spring and summer opportunities. The final deadline to be considered for the summer is April 15th. Interested students can apply online:

Princeton University High School Journalism Program 
Deadline: February 26th
The Princeton University High School Journalism Program is an all-expenses-paid 10 day summer program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 15th year; since 2002, approximately 300 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Time, National Journal, New York Magazine, The New Republic, ESPN the Magazine, CNN and NPR, among other media outlets. Students meet with numerous Princeton professors, as well as Princeton’s president and admissions officers. They report an investigative story, cover a professional sports event, produce a TV segment, and publish their own newspaper. And they receive guidance on the college admissions process not only during the 10 days of the program, but also during the fall of their senior year of high school. Students selected for the program will have all their costs, including the cost of travel to and from Princeton, paid for by the program. The first round of the application process should be filled out online here: Those students selected to advance to the second round of the application process will be notified in March. They will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2014 (or 2015, if available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter from a teacher; a high school profile from a guidance or college counselor; and clips from their high school newspaper or other publication (optional). To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:  They must currently be juniors in high school.  They must live in the United States.  They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).  They must have an interest in journalism.  The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. Note: This program is for students from low-income backgrounds. If the combined income of the custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and a student still wishes to apply, he or she may attach a letter explaining why his or her family qualifies as financially under-resourced. Additional information about the program is available at If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at

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.

Free SAT | ACT Diagnostic Test by Queens Public Library/Princeton Review

Find out how you would score with a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll know what to focus on as you prep!

*The same version of the test is administered on all dates. Scores are not submitted to colleges.
Our exams features:

 Full-length tests designed to match the official exam

 Professional proctors and a realistic test setting

 A detailed, comprehensive score report

 An optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score

Free Redesigned SAT Tests at the Queens Public Library
 Hollis Branch Saturday Dec 5th 12:00 – 4:00pm Event #275727
 Windsor Park Branch Saturday Dec 12th 10:00 – 2:00pm Event #275731
 Bellerose Branch Monday Dec 28th 12:30 – 4:30pm Event #275711
 Glen Oaks Branch Wednesday Dec 30th
 Cambria Heights Branch Wednesday Dec 30th
 Queens Central Branch Saturday Jan 9th 11:00 – 3:00pm Event #275738
 Woodhaven Branch Saturday Jan 9th
 Bayside Branch Saturday Jan 16th
 Fresh Meadows Branch Saturday Jan 16th 12:00 – 4:00pm Event #275723

Free ACT Tests at the Queens Public Library
 Queens Central Branch Saturday Jan 30th 11:00 – 3:00pm Event #275843
 Fresh Meadows Branch Saturday Jan 30th 12:00 – 4:00pm Event #276469

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit or 
call our NYC office at (646) 362-0628 to enroll!

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:

Career Maps

The New York City Department of Education and NYC College Line have developed Career Maps, an online tool that demonstrates how career opportunities and jobs are organized and identifies the questions and choices students will need to think about along the way. The interactive career guide features over 200 careers and 11 different industries. By answering four simple questions via the free career quiz, Career Maps allows students to explore careers, job requirements, yearly salary, and college majors. Click here to access this online tool.

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.

Student Scholarships and Programs
(Listed by Deadline)

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.

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:

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.

Brotherhood Sister Sol
512 W 143 St New York, NY

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