Sunday, April 3, 2016

School News April 4 - April 8


  • All students who attended the GCSA Gala Concert @ Carnegie Hall! Credits to Hasan Tahir for the red carpet photo of Marc West.
  • Armando Bishop, Noah Capucilli-Shatan, Kevin Garcia, Chris Machuca, James McKinney, Rafael Moreno, Sage Parsard, Guadalupe Romero, Musharraf Salimi, Asif Uddin and James White for taking on extra work to prepare for their AP World History exam. Thank you for demonstrating your scholarship and grit!
This Week at UAG

  • Today Only (4/4): Sign up for Harlem Silicon Tech Startup Accelerator! Learn to build your own tech startup in 10 sessions. See Ms. Cai in Room 716 for details. 
  • Tuesday (4/5): The first meeting of the Mixed Martial Arts Club. Learn self-defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from a world champion! 
  • Thursday (4/7): Teen Battle Chef Club meets from 3-5pm at Food and Finance! 
  • Friday (4/8): John Jay Cyber Crime Investigators Summer Program applications are due @ 5pm! Free breakfast, lunch, and Metrocards are provided. See Ms. Cai for details.

Upcoming at UAG (Click here)

April 15th: 9th and 10th grade trip to Guttman Community College

April 12th in Room 740 @6pm: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Gateway.

April 13th: Love Books? Love Reading? Come Learn about a Career in Book Publishing! Visit a local publishing house and learn about careers in publishing on Wednesday, April 13th. See Ms. Randorf for more details.

May 11-12th: Junior overnight trip to Utica College, SUNY Poly and SUNY Delhi

Register Now! for our Microsoft IT Academy Parent Classes Saturdays, April 2-June 11, 10am-12pm! Email Ms. Feliz at
STEM Night, hosted in conjunction with ConEd will be exploring The Future of Energy this April 8th from 5-8pm. Event is free and refreshments will be served.

RSVP by April 15 for Senior Awards Dinner Ceremony- celebrating the class of 2016!

PROM June 8, 2016. Cost is $100. 6pm-11pm. Purchase your tickets now!

Register by April 26th for the Monroe College Tech Challenge! Winners could receive $16,000 in scholarship money and brand new computer or tablet with access to Coding Academy!

Order UAG Apparel Online!

New Inventory: T-Shirts, Polos, Hoodies, Cardigans, Fleeces and More!

Student Opportunities

SYEP is the easiest way to get a part-time paying job this summer! SYEP is accepting applications until April 15th. No resume or experience needed. Anyone ages 14-26 years old can apply and applicants will be chosen by lottery.
Ladders for Leaders SYEP program is offering paid internships to students who are 16-22 years old and have a minimum GPA of 3.0!  Click the link to begin your application.
Become a certified producer!  Register with the Youth Media Center and begin training on April 20th!
Free SAT prep classes being offered by Let's Get Ready this Summer! Apply and get ready for the SAT exam!
Road to Success High School & College Fair hosted by the Greenpoint Beacon Center & St. Nick's Alliance
May 11, 2016 3pm-5pm
John Ericsson Community School 126
424 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222.
RSVP by April 14th, 2016
contact: Dwayne Waters
CodeNow is providing free out-of-school computer programming workshops to high school students over three days - NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Interested in Law, Healthcare, Construction, Dance/Arts, or Business?  Apply for Spring & Summer Programs at 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:
  • 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
Any questions?
Contact Scott Daly at 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.


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 Program

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:


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

Learn more about teen programs at 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,, or jumpstart a project at UAG via organizations like!  Track hours at

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:

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<> 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<> today.
Classes available:
* Architecture
* Fashion/Textile Design
* Printmaking/Graphic Design
Classes meet: Wednesdays, 5-7PM from February 3rd - April 20th.

About the program:

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!

Program Details and General Information

Fall 2015 Saturday and Sunday Live Courses (11 weekends)

Spring 2016 Saturday and Sunday Live Courses (11 weekends)

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.

Program Details and General Information

Summer 2015 High School Workshops (4 weekdays, Tuesday through Friday)

Fall 2015 Saturday High School Workshops (4 Saturdays)

Spring 2016 Saturday High School Workshops (4 Saturdays) 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

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