Monday, May 16, 2016

School News May 17 - May 20

Congratulations to Joshua Pacheco for a wonderful performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this past Wednesday, as the culminating capstone to his work with the Dancing Into the Future program.

Congratulations to Justin Dones for being awarded Artist of the Year by his peers! 

Justin's artwork will be showcased in the 7th floor during the month of June.

Congratulations to the Robotics Club on their first meeting!

Robotics Club will meet on Tuesdays in Room 721 from 3pm-4:30pm.

This Week @ UAG

  • Tuesday: Upward Bound meeting at lunch (invite only; see your guidance counselor.)
  • Tuesday: Robotics Club meets from 3-4:30pm in Room 721
  • Thursday: Teen Battle Chef Club meets from 3-5pm at Food and Finance.
  • Thursday: PSA Mentorship recruitment for current 9th and 10th graders!

Upcoming @ UAG

  • April 2 - June 11: Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Register Now for our Microsoft IT Academy Parent Classes! Email Ms. Feliz at
  • May 21: UAG Hiking Trip #3 with Mr. Traversa at Breakneck Ridge 
  • June 9th: Sophomore college trip to Upstate New York.

ATTN: Seniors

  • May 20 - May 22: Senior trip to Virginia 
  • June 8, 2016: Senior Prom @ Saks Fifth Ave. from 6pm - 11pm
  • June 13, 2016: Senior Awards Dinner @ 5pm in the Yard. 
  • June 24, 2016: Senior Graduation @ NWS at 2:00pm sharp.

Enrichment Opportunities


ATTN: 9th and 10th graders

Want to secure an internship for your Junior year?
Come to the PSA Mentorship interest meeting on 
Thursday, May 19th in Room 721.

Paid Internships 

(New!) Young Women in the Workplace
Who is qualified: Girls ages 16+
Deadline: 5/20/2016
Apply here: (Check the box that says "Young Women in the Workplace")


Futures and Options' new program will consist of workshops and internships through which young women will gain valuable knowledge to help them achieve success in school and in their future careers. The internships will all be paid ($9/hr.) and will be at organizations that strive to empower women.

Apollo Theater Academy 2016
Who is qualified: 11th Graders
Deadline: 6/3/2016
Apply here:

The Apollo Theater Academy Summer Internship Program provides High School students entering their senior year with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore administrative and managerial careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Salary or stipend is undisclosed at the moment.

Job Board 
  • All jobs listed are public and not affiliated with UAG.
  • Please see Ms. Cai or your guidance counselor for help with your resume and interviewing skills.
  • All jobs require some experience. Consider applying for an internship or volunteering to build your resume.

Camp Mohawk

Position: Camp counselor
Location: 200 Old Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY
Pay: Not listed
Open to: Anyone with working papers


Position: Sales Associate
Location: Various
Pay: Not listed ($9/hr. according to
Open to: Anyone 16 and up
Apply here:

(New!) Panera Bread
Position: Customer Service Associate
Location: Various
Pay: Not listed
Open to: Anyone 16 and up
Apply here: (Search for New York City, Customer Service Associate)

(New!) Adidas Group

Position: Seasonal Retail Store Associate
Location: Various
Pay: Not listed
Open to: Anyone 16 and up
Apply here:

MUSIC AND ARTS (Click here)

Pratt Young Scholars 
Who is qualified: 9th Graders
Deadline: 6/1/2016
Apply here:

Pratt Young Scholars Scholarship, valued at $6300, covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, college access program, SAT prep course in July, and guidance through the college application process. Read more here.

Michael Chekhov Theatre Company Internship
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

Michael Chekhov Theatre Company provides their interns with a unique opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a newly formed non-profit theatre company, and hands-on experience with almost every aspect of theatre.

The Riant Theatre Management Program 
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

A part-time theatre internship (25 hrs per week, Mon-Fri or Wed-Sun, 1pm - 6pm or 6pm - 11pm) in a professional and educational environment. Intensive training and work in one department. Attendance at departmental and full-staff meetings. Individual projects under the guidance of experienced supervisors.

NY Writers Coalition: Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program & Literary Festival
Who is qualified: Age 6-17
Deadline: None

Photo Credit: Paula Vlodkowsky

The Lit Fest consists of a six-week series of free Saturday creative writing workshops for young people and an end-of-summer reading.  The reading presents well-known, established writers reading alongside the young writers from the workshops. 

ENRICHMENT (Click here)

(Deadline Approaching) GO Getter Internship
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: 5/16/2016
Apply here: (Scroll all the way down)

Interns work as teaching assistants in a K-5 classroom under the supervision of a head teacher, and in small groups or one-on-one to help with academic skills and model good behavior. Interns will also participate in professional development to hone community leadership skills. Internship is unpaid.

(New!) John Jay Law and Criminal Justice Summer Institute
Who is qualified: Grades 10-11
Deadline: 5/27/2016
Apply here:

The CJSI is a free summer program housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for 20-25 NYC public high school students. Students can earn college credits by completing the summer program.

STEM Summer in the City 2016
Who is qualified: Grades 9-10

In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies
Who is qualified: Ages 14-18
Deadline: 5/31/2016
Apply here:

Learn new computer skills in a two-week summer technology institute, and then share those skills by helping patrons use library computers. Earn community service hours and a $200 stipend for completing the program!

Youth Leadership Institute @ The Intrepid
Who is qualified: 10th graders

At YLI@Intrepid, every day is different, but the main themes of the program (leadership, public speaking and college/career readiness) stay the same. Each day focuses on one of these themes as the cohort either goes off-site to other institutions and venues or stays on-site at the Intrepid Museum. 

St. Francis College Summer Science Academy
Who is qualified: 10th and 11th graders (Rising juniors and seniors)
Deadline: 6/3/2016

Students will conduct forensic experiments like CSI agent, learn about nutrition through biology & chemistry experiments, and learn how to isolate DNA. Field Trips include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kayak on the Hudson River, and Clearwater Sloop.

BCAL Summer High School Intern
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: 6/3/2016
Apply here:

The BCAL intern will be assigned to and supervised by a Lead Artist and Assistant Artist in one of the following discipline: Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, Media in delivering an integrated summer arts education program designed for middle school aged students, age 10 - 14. A daily stipend is provided!

Futures and Options Bridge to Work
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: 6/10/201
Apply here:

Program participants will travel to New York City nonprofit organizations for four community service trips (approximately 4 to 5 hours). Earn volunteer credit!

Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

Exploring on News 12

Visit work sites in the business, law enforcement, and fire/emergency services sectors! Check out Exploring's calendar for a full list of upcoming site visits.

PAY TO LEARN (Click here)

Fashion Institute of Technology
Who is qualified: All
Price: $320 for one course; $625 for two courses
Application deadline: 6/11/2016
Financial aid deadline: Past due

FIT Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FITs dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.

Camp Herrlich C.I.T. Program
Who is qualified: All
Price: $500
Application deadline: Rolling
Financial aid deadline: n/a

C.I.T.'s will be assigned to various age groups throughout the program in order to gain hands-on experience working with all children, with ample time left to still enjoy the fun of camp! 

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