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SPRING 2014 Enrichment Opportunity Guide:
UPDATED PROGRAM LISTED by Deadline Date:
Phipps Afterschool Program (UASWC sponsored) Rolling Application – see Melissa Abreu at the back of the Library (RM 516) for an application. A fun and safe environment for students participate in clubs, athletics, get homework help and more!
The Point: Blank Plate: Culinary Arts & Design
Thursdays from March 6, 2014 to May 22, 2014 (m) (h) (f)
This spring, The Point is offering a unique course in culinary arts and design – Blank Plate. In each session students will explore how to chef a large community meal for No Beef Thursdays! Ultimately the course hopes to promote both health and community. Sessions kick-off on March 6th and continue through May 22nd. Classes start at 4:45PM and last until 7:30PM and students aged 13 or over are eligible to attend. Classes are FREE and held at The Point facilities – 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474.
For more information, please reach out to Alejandra at 718-542-4139 or view the website. http://thepoint.org/events.php?event=400
Google Computer Science Summer Institute Deadline: March 3rd (HS Seniors) Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). We are now accepting applications to our 2014 CSSI program. The deadline to apply is March 3rd. http://www.google.com/edu/programs/computer-science-summer-institute-cssi/
Latino College Expo Leadership Summit and College Fair March 15, 2014 (HS Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors) Registration required. The Latino College Expo is hosting its annual Leadership Summit and College Fair on March 15, 2014. Youth must register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-latino-college-expo-leadership-summit-tickets-2168279382 (passcode: youthsummit2014) for Leadership Summit workshops.
Urban Word NYC: Winter Word Workshops Rolling Application to March 19th (HS) Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities. Programs are eligible for those aged 13 to 19. To sign-up please fill-out registration form at http://www.urbanwordnyc.org/#!sign-up/c1og and a staff member will contact you.
Intrepid Camp GOALS for Girls Deadline: March 14th (8th & 9th grade Girls) (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls is an application based, free six-week summer camp. Applications are due by March 14th; applicants will be notified by March 27th if they have been selected for an interview. http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Education/Camps/Camp-G-O-A-L-S-.aspx
Heckscher Foundation Scholars Program Deadline: March 28th (10th grade) An academic and professional skill building program to position students for college success.
*To Apply: Students must be nominated by their schools and complete a written application. See Ms. Ng for program details.
Harlem Youth Court
Updated Deadline: March 15, 2014 (Open to youth ages 14 - 18 yrs. old) The Harlem Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers! For more Information visit http://www.courtinnovation.org/harlem-youth-court
United States Naval Academy Summer Programs Deadlines: March 31st & April 15th
-The Summer Seminar Program, designed for rising 12th graders, gives students the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be midshipmen (March 31st)
-Summer STEM program is designed for rising 8th-11th graders graders who are interested in pursuing education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields (April 15th). For more information visit http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/events.html
Work Shadow Experience at EMC2 Deadline: April 11th (10th, 11th and 12 graders)
Explore the range of career tracks at EMC2 and learn what it takes to be successful in the workplace. Experience what a typical day on the job is like at EMC2 and be mentored by EMC 2 Staff members for the day.
*See Ms. Ng for an application and program details
West Point Summer Leaders Experience Deadline: April 11th (HS Juniors) The United States Military Academy at West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. For more information visit http://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/SitePages/Summer.aspx
Women's Debate Institute Deadline: April 15th (HS Girls) The Women’s Debate Institute (WDI) is a tuition-free camp that provides young women the opportunity to be a part of a strong community of women who love debate. For more information visit http://womensdebateinstitute.org/our-program
The Sadie Nash Leadership Project Rolling until April 25th (Young ladies ages 14 – 21 yrs. Old) The Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership, service, and activism among youth.Apply online at sadienash.org. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact Michelina Ferrara, Program Coordinator, Michelina@sadienash.org 212-391-8664.
Futures and Options: Core Internship Program Deadline: Rolling until May 1st
(11th and 12th Grade) Students in the Futures and Options Core Internship Program participate in paid internships at New York City businesses, non-profits, and government organizations. For more information, contact Janay Daniel at email@example.com. Interested students can apply online at http://www.futuresandoptions.org/fao/what_we_do/how_to_apply/internship_application/formparts/
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute: Summer Leadership and Debate Program (HS Girls) Multiple Deadlines: April 30th and June 30th Our free 12-day leadership and debate training program includes workshops in debate techniques, public speaking, critical thinking, policy research, writing speeches, articles, and developing the skills to analyze contemporary public policy issues. For more information visit http://nycudl.blogspot.com/2014/02/girls-summer-debate-institute-accepting.html
Triskeles-UA Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program Deadline: May 13th (Priority to 11th graders) The Triskeles-UA Sustainable Directions Summer Internship Program began as an opportunity exclusively for Urban Assembly high school students. Participants will be matched with internships in a variety of progressive businesses and non-profit organizations that are committed to sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
*To Apply: Students must be nominated by their schools and complete a written application. See Mr. Cohen for program details.
Fordham University’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
Summer Deadline: June 1 (grades 7 - 12)
STEP is a rigorous pre-college academic enrichment program designed to prepare students in grades seven through twelve (7-12) for careers in math, science, technology, health-related fields and licensed professions.
*See Ms. Ng for an application and program details
One World Different Lenses Student Photo Exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.
A collabortive project connecting UA School for Wildlife Conservation students in the United States to Kigarama Primary School students in Uganda. Beginning the dialogue between the students through a visual exchange.
Visit the exhibit through June31, 2013 in the Dancing Crane Cafe at the Bronx Zoo.
View One World Different Lenses Exhibit.pdf
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JOY OF GIVING SOMETHING, INC. proudly presents
A photographic inquiry on Community, Culture, and Identity
featuring work by students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation
opening reception photos courtesy of Mustafa Onder
NOW ON VIEW through June 15, 2013:
POE PARK VISITOR CENTER
2640 Grand Concourse (between Kingsbridge & 192 Street)
CLOSING RECEPTION: June 15, 2013 from 12 - 4 pm.
Read more: Changing_Lenses_press_release.pdf
CHESS CLUB - Sharpening the Mind, Building Concentration with every move.
FAMILY COLLEGE TRIP to Manhattanville College
WE recently took high school students and members of their families on a college trip to Manhattanville College. Families toured, met with admissions and financial aid departments, and enjoyed lunch with the college students after touring the dorms. Victoria Vasquez said she may have found her school after the visit – it’s small, supportive, and not too far away but outside NYC.
Asking Why and How: Unfolding Scientific Questions through the use of CHEMISTRY and TECHNOLOGY
Evanice Pineda Delgado's Chemistry Class gets a first hand look at chemistry in action on a visit to the research labs of Prof. David Jeruzalmi and Prof. Ranajeet Ghose on the City College, CUNY campus and a tour of the New York Structural Biology Center.
RECYCLE and REUSE: Armed with Vivid Imaginations and Hot Glue Guns HS students transform trash into Art!
This is our plastic bag project. We were inspired by local artist, Beth Garrett who visited us and helped us begin the sculpture. We first collect plastic shopping bags and bottles and researched about the impact of plastic bags and our environment. Beth visited us and helped us create the armature and begin apply plastic bags to create bulk. The students hot glued the plastic bags until they achieved the desired bulk and form of the animal head they wanted to create. They used a final layer of bags to smooth out the surface and then added details of the animal. These sculptures are 2-3 feet tall. -Jessica Sinclair, HS Art teacher.
Essential Question: How do I use what I know to make connections between my academic work and life lessons to the natural world?
Area Map of UASWC/ Mohegan Campus Building
Directions to UASWC (2024 Mohegan Avenue between 178th & 179th Street)
- Take the Red Line #2 or Green Line #5 to the West Farms East Tremont station.
- You will exit near 178th Street on Boston Road.
- Walk 5 blocks west along 178th Street to Mohegan Avenue (you will pass Bryant Ave, Vyse Ave, Daly Ave, and Honeywell Ave).
- UASWC is located on the 5th Floor of the Mohegan Campus building. You will need to show valid ID and sign in at the security desk.
17% chance of precipitation.
17% chance of precipitation.