Monday, February 22, 2016

School News Feb 22-26, 2016



    Congratulations!

    • All students who were awarded Core Values Awards on Friday!
    • Seniors for winning the Core Values cheer off!
    • Oscary Dotel, Jamal Taylor and Kenji Wong for their acceptance into the BMCC Upward Bound Program!
    • All students attending the SLUT/Now That We're Men Performance on Saturday - see Ms. Joseph if you'd still like to attend the play!


    This Week @ UAG  

    Beat X-Plorers 2016 Kick Off Party in library TODAY (2/22/2016) at 2:45pm.  A DJ will be spinning tracks and SICK BEATS!


    Upcoming @ UAG

    Tue, Feb 23, 5-6pm:  UAG SLT Meeting

    Sun, Feb 28, 6am-10am: Volunteer with MS Climb to the Top!

    Sign up for the parent and volunteer events above and more by clicking here!

    Register Now! for our Microsoft IT Academy Parent Classes Saturdays, April 2-June 11, 10am-12pm! Email Ms. Feliz at gfeliz@uagateway.org.

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    Order UAG Apparel Online!

    T-Shirts, Polos, Hoodies, Cardigans, Fleeces and More!

    Student Opportunities

    Interested in Law, Healthcare, Construction, Dance/Arts, or Business?  Apply for Spring & Summer Programs at NYExploring.org and gain valuable skills & experience!

    Free Community Tennis Programs at NYJTL 

    Your child can learn to play tennis for free! NYJTL’s Community Tennis Program is for children and youth who are:
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    • Between the ages of 5 and 18
    • At any level of tennis skill, from “never held a racquet before” to “tomorrow’s champion
    • Anywhere in NYC, in parks and schools in all five boroughs
    • One of NYJTL's Community Tennis Programs takes place right here at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning!
    For all NYJTL Community Tennis Programs, registration is OPEN. Players can come and register at any time during the season. Registration can be done in person ONLY during the program’s hours of operation. No online registrations. A reminder that this is not an application, it is a registration. No one will be rejected or put on a waiting list. Attendance on any given day is optional.
    Racquets and balls are available for children to use during program hours. The only thing participants need to bring is their own water bottle and tennis sneakers.
    District 75 (special needs) students have their own adaptive tennis program once a week at many Community Tennis locations.
    For more information visit nyjtl.org/free-tennis
    Any questions?
    Contact Scott Daly at tc@nyjtl.org or call 347-417-8177

    YMCA Global Teens program: Seattle/South Korea

    Apply Now to Participate!

    YMCA Global Teens service-learning trips are FREE but teens must be active members of the YMCA in order to be selected (also free - with our Strong Kids applications). Applications for the Vanderbilt YMCA teens programs are in the rack outside 716.  We have two Global Teen trips scheduled for this coming summer.  A trip to Seattle Washington and a trip to South Korea with the Seoul YMCA. Both programs will focus on environmental issues and civic engagement.


    Eligible applicants must be:
    • 13-18 years old
    • A participant of a core Y program
    • Be available to participate in weekly activities leading up to the trip dates in July.
    THE GLOBAL TEEN APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!
    So get your teens get involved with the Vanderbilt YMCA immediately .

    Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E 47th St, New York, NY
    Additionally we are currently recruiting for our 2016 College Road Trip. The week-long trip is completely free. Travel, lodging, and food will all be covered by the Y! It's an amazing opportunity.
    Contact our Teen Coordinator Dwayne Edwards (212 912 2557) with any questions.

    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: www.futuresandoptions.org. 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:



    Whitney Museum OPEN STUDIO FOR TEENS

    For teens in grades 9–12
    Select Fridays, 4–6 pm
    February 12 and 19
    March 4, 11, 18, and 25
    April 1, 15, and 22
    May 6 and 13

    Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are 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 youthinsights@whitney.org.


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


    UAG Volunteers!

    A "seal of service" is awarded on your diploma for those completing 100 hours of volunteering during the 4 years of high school! Find opportunities at www.nycservice.org/www.volunteermatch.orgwww.idealist.org or jumpstart a project at UAG via organizations like www.dosomething.org!  Track hours at bit.ly/UAGstudentservice.


    Food Bank for New York City
    Volunteers Needed
    Food Bank For New York City has been the City's major hunger relief organization, working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources.
    For information on volunteering or donating, visit: foodbanknyc.org/.


    MRHS (Morningside Retirement Health Services)
    If you are a high schooler or college student seeking to make meaningful community service connections and/or build their resume with a warm, supportive and genuinely valuable community on the Upper West Side, please contact:  
    Morningside Retirement and Health Services, Inc, was founded in 1966. We are professionals and residents of Morningside Gardens<http://mhhc.coop/> committed to helping older residents remain in their homes. We provide programs that promote health and provide opportunities for education, socialization and recreation. 


    DICE Pratt Programs
    Register now for DICE spring classes!
    We have limited amount of spaces available so register online<http://goo.gl/forms/Nxit7SW71E> today.
    Classes available:
    * Architecture
    * Fashion/Textile Design
    * Printmaking/Graphic Design
    Classes meet: Wednesdays, 5-7PM from February 3rd - April 20th.

    About the program:

    DICE<https://www.pratt.edu/community-outreach-programs/center-for-art-design-and-community-engagement-k-12/dice/> introduces high school students to art and design through studio work, field trips, visits from accomplished designers, portfolio development, and a final exhibition. Our goal is to create stimulating educational experiences that prepare students for college-level classes and careers in design.

    FIT PreCollege Programs

    Whether you're a serious artist preparing for college or a hobbyist enjoying a passion, FIT has a program for you! We offer a variety of programs designed for students in grades 9,10,11 and 12. Financial Aid available.  Click on the programs below for more details:


    High School Saturday & Sunday Live: Held over 11 Saturdays/Sundays

    If you're in high school and are thinking about what you're going to do next, now is the time to explore some career possibilities before you make the leap to college. And what better way to find out what you really want to do than by taking a course or two. Saturday and Sunday Live courses meet once a week for 11 weekends during the fall and spring semesters. The classes are taught by FIT professionals who love what they do and love to share their knowledge even more! 


    High School Workshops: Held over 4 days

    FIT's Precollege Workshops are fun, short programs that will introduce you to some of the unusual and creative topics that we specialize in at FIT. Spend six hours a day for four days at FIT learning a specific skill or technique, and leave with a Certificate of Completion that you can put in your portfolio or submit with your college applications. You'll be both challenged and inspired by the new tips, tricks and techniques you'll learn in just four days. 



    DonorsChoose.org Internship
    Apply Now!

    The DonorsChoose.org 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 asha@donorschoose.org

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