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Month: January 2020

Voter Registration for Teens

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A new law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. That means they will automatically be registered on their 18th birthdays. New Yorkers are not permitted to register to vote unless they will be 18 years of age by the end of the year, and by the date of the election in which they intend to vote. To learn more, go to

Voices of Humanity: Speakers Needed!

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Friday, February 14 from 1:00 – 3:00PM

Do you or someone you know work to make the world a better place? Do you or someone you know devote your/their time or energy to a cause in the hopes of empowering others or improving society at large? We want to hear from you!
We are looking for volunteers to speak at our 2nd ever Voices of Humanity symposium of activism, which is an event for our 10th graders and will take place on 2/14/2020, between 1-3pm in the Baruch cafeteria. If you are interested or know someone who would be a good fit, please email Ms. DiRico at ASAP.

GoFundMe for Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam

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Dear Baruch Families,

We are thrilled to announce that after submitting our proposal, we have been granted $10,000 by the Lemelson-MIT foundation! With these funds, we are designing a sustainable washing machine which will be made accessible to homeless students at P.S. 188 where over half the students are homeless. This
is a huge honor and an even bigger responsibility. We now have about 8 months to build, test, and fix our machine. We will present our invention at the EurekaFest in D.C. this June– it’s a big deal! We would love your support in any way possible, whether it’s through donations, your expertise, your connections, or helping us spread the word. As it stands, the grant we received should cover most of the cost of building, but we still need additional funds to cover the cost of sending team members to DC in June.

Below is the link to our GoFundMe page. A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to give your time or expertise, please contact our advisors at and 


Many thanks,
Chloe Landau

PENCIL Ladders for Leaders Internship

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The PENCIL team is looking ahead to this summer’s Ladders for Leaders Internship Program (L4L). Ladders for Leaders provides NYC students with access to career readiness training and paid summer internship opportunities.  The L4L application is now open and can be found The application is due by 11:59 PM on January 24, 2020.

Ladders for Leaders is open to all NYC students ages 16-21, with a cumulative GPA of at least an 80 or 3.0, and some work or volunteer experience (childcare and leadership in school activities are acceptable).
Please reach out to Katje King ( or Marina Karnofsky ( with any questions.

Save the Date: Career Day

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Dear Parents/Guardians,
We are presently working on our first Career Day! This will be a great experience for our students. This is just a heads up for those who have family and friends who would enjoy talking about their job with our students. We will be updating you with more details, but right now it is as follows:
Date:  2/28/20
Time:  5th and 6th period. 11:32 am – 1:06 pm
Place: The BCCHS Gym
There will be more information coming soon!