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YouthAction Community Leadership Course- An after school program for high school students interested in learning the tools of effective advocacy and how to make positive changes in their communities. FREE 10-week course for high school students. Meets Monday afternoons from 4-7pm. Office Located at 105 E. 22nd St. Manhattan. Begins March 4th- Fill out an application Today. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION!

Scientific Discovery High school students and K-12 teachers who have been accepted through our competitive application process will begin this summer on an adventure to attempt to discover new knowledge through a method of teaching and learning that is as old as medieval guilds and remains the method of choice for graduate training. Apprenticed to a mentor, you will learn the content, process, culture and ethos of modern scientific research through total immersion in the process of scientific inquiry. The inquiry process will guide you as you research areas where no one knows the answers – neither your mentor nor your lab head.

Cornell Engineering- Wouldn’t it be great if there were something you could study in college that would allow you to express your creativity and explore your passions? Something that would encourage you to push the limits of your imagination? Something that would reward you for being great in math and science? Something that could lead to a career in science, management, medicine, law, politics, natural resources, manufacturing, or countless other areas? Something that could help you make the world a better place to live? And something that could lead to exciting work anywhere in the world with people from different backgrounds and cultures?

Cornell High School Programs:
CURIE Academy
Fall Diversity Hosting Weekend
Fall Women in Engineering Program
Spring Diversity Hosting Weekend
Spring Women in Engineering Program

College Now- College Now gives students an opportunity to earn up to 16 college credits while still attending high school. These credits are accepted at CUNY, SUNY as well as other collges throughout the country. The College Now program offers qualified high school students opportunties to enroll in a variety of activities including college-credit courses, college-preparatory courses and activities, and experiential-based summer programs. Access to campus facilities and cultural offerings are also offered to students. To take a college-credit class, for example, you’ll need to meet course enrollment requirements. Most College Now activities are available for students in the 11th or 12th grade, but there are some preparatory activities available for 10th graders. In most cases, classes and events take place before or after school or, in some cases, on the weekend.
College-credit Courses: College credit offerings range from courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences, math, and technology. These consist of mainly freshman-level college courses and also include developmental reading, writing, and math courses. Course offerings vary from campus to campus.

Pre-college Courses: A variety of pre-college courses are available for students not yet ready to take college-credit courses and some are offered for high school credit. These activities were jointly developed by college faculty and high school teachers and focus on developing students’ academic skills.

Workshops and Other Activities: College preparatory workshops, arts and music workshops, meetings with admissions and guidance counselors, use of college libraries and facilities are just some other ways students are engaged in the College Now experience.
Girls Write Now- every girl who’s passionate about writing gets a shot at exploring it. We introduce young women writers to professional women writers from every discipline, who join Girls Write Now as mentors to pass on the specifics of their craft. As mentees work with their mentors, the rigor and flexibility of our structure turns a one-to-one relationship into a two-way street.

Mentees and mentors become crit partners, collaborators, and lifelong friends. A typical pair session can involve building on a work in progress, fine-tuning application essays for a college-bound senior, editing each other’s poems, or taking a field trip to places designed to inspire, like museums, movies, or a new neighborhood. Mentors and mentees attend workshops and prepare for readings together, taking their work from rough draft to a complete piece to be performed or published in our annualanthology.(S-Cubed)- Barnard College- The S-Cubed program brings young women in the 11th grade with strong academic ability and interest in science and mathematics to Barnard over the course of five Saturdays in January, February and March. These capable young women are nominated for the program by science teachers in New York City high schools. Admission to the program is highly selective and limited so that students truly gain from the interactive experience of a small class.

CAAAV (Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence)- CAAAV works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City. Through an organizing model constituted by five core elements- basebuilding, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development- CAAAV organizes communities to fight for institutional change and participates in a broader movement towards racial, gender, and economic justice.

ACE Mentor Program- The mission of ACEis to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

Ghetto Film School!! – Ghetto Film School and Google+ have teamed up to introduce a new way to teach cinematic storytelling – the GFS MasterClass Hangout. Each month, a new director will host a face-to-face online discussion with young filmmakers from around the world. Featured directors in 2012 include: Adam Shankman, Barry Jenkins, Catherine Hardwicke, David O. Russell, David Robert Mitchell, Ed Burns, Jason Reitman, Jim Jarmusch, John Singleton, Lee Daniels, Paola Mendoza, Peter Sollett, Spike Jonze, and Tamra Davis.

The Torch Program – The Torch Program provides intensive exposure to career training and opportunities in communications and the arts, all while facilitating a meaningful way of increasing the diversity of the workforce in those industries.

YOUTH ACTION NYC – The Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) of New York: YouthAction NYC is our after-school program for high school students interested in learning to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools and their communities. Students research and discuss the issues that matter to them- and then graduate from the program with the skills they need to make positive changes for children and youth.We teach students from schools throughout New York City how to engage in fact-based advocacy. Students learn how to gather the facts, document what they learn, and then effectively communicate this information to their communities and elected officials.

YouthAction NYC includes three after-school programs:
YouthAction Community Leadership Course (YCLC) – A free 10-week course, held in the fall and spring, which teaches high school students how to become effective advocates. Students conduct their own research, do public polling, visit community-based organizations, and interview community leaders. They learn how to develop their own solutions to problems their communities face and meet with elected and appointed government officials to present recommendations for change. Learn more about the YouthAction Community Leadership Course.

YouthAction Members (YAMs)- After graduating from the YCLC, students are invited to deepen their advocacy skills by becoming YouthAction Members (YAMs). YAMs develop their own youth-led advocacy campaigns and participate in CCC’s advocacy work directly with CCC policy staff. Learn more about YouthAction Members.

Peer Trainers – This select group of YAMs trains other youth throughout New York City on how to conduct effective fact-based advocacy and how they can also be leaders of positive change in their schools and communities.

Youth Communication -Youth Communication runs intensive nonfiction writing programs for 15-19-year-olds in New York City. Teens get their articles published in one of our two magazines, YCteen (formerlyNYC-New Youth Connections) or Represent. Stories published in the magazines also appear on the web and are often reprinted in other publications.The most important qualities we look for in writers are an eagerness to have a voice and to help other teens through the stories they write. (Good writing skills are wonderful, but not essential. We have a strong writing training program and can work with teens who have low skills but who are determined to help others through their stories.) If you know New York City students with those qualities, there are several ways to join:

Volunteer: Volunteer writers for YCteen and Represent spend at least five hours a week writing in Youth Communication’s Manhattan office.
School internship: Many New York City schools offer internships at Youth Communication. Check with your guidance office to see if your school has a placement here or will consider starting one.

Summer workshop: Both magazines offer intensive summer writing workshops. The workshops usually run Monday – Thursday for six weeks, starting around July 1. Applications are available on the magazine websites in early April. The deadlines are usually in mid-May.

Radio Rookies- Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories. Upon completion, the Rookies’ documentaries air on WNYC – usually during Morning Edition (5am to 9am weekdays on WNYC 93.9 FM and online at Radio Rookies typically runs one or two workshops a year, each lasting anywhere from four to eight months. During the workshops, Rookie Reporters learn everything about radio journalism: from how to conduct an interview and develop a story to how to craft a script and digitally edit their audio. There is no fee, and the program provides all the equipment and instruction needed.

PRO-TV: Professional Youth Media Training- PRO-TV is the most successful youth media arts training program in the nation. Offering free training to the youth of New York City since 1978, PRO-TV provides positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities. Students are paired with top teaching artists who guide them through a rich curriculum of media arts training using state-of-the-art equipment. In programs ranging from one day to three years in duration, students have the opportunity to:
Practice the art of storytelling using design, lighting, sound and image
Attend seminars on media literacy and the history of media arts
View and deconstruct films in roundtable discussions
Master cameras, audio equipment, and digital editing systems

MOUSE Corps = Tech Inventions + Internships- MOUSE Corps is an advanced program for amazing high school MOUSE Squad students looking to combine their tech-skills with big ideas that transform the world around them. MOUSE Corps is for self-proclaimed geeks, techies, artists, activists, hackers, innovators, tinkerers, makers that have an intermediate to advanced level of technology literacy. If you aren’t sure whether you have the skills, apply anyway, or email for advice

MOUSE Corps has 2 main components:
The Legacy Project: students work with tech mentors to design, prototype and present at conferences their own technology-based invention that addresses a social issue.

Pathways: students participate in career skills workshops and get access to apply for after-school shadowships and internships at local tech start-ups, large corporations, businesses and organizations.

GO Project- The GO Project‘s vision is to close the achievement gap for all under-resourced families who have children that are struggling in their New York City public school. By providing access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective programs, the GO Project supports families in ensuring their child’s success in school, at home, and in life.

The GO Project meets on Saturdays from 9:15am-12:45pm from January-April. GO Project volunteers are placed with a specific classroom; the teacher in the class explains a project or activity and then the volunteer works in small groups with the students to help them complete their work. Volunteers are expected to commit most, if not all, Saturdays we are in sessions. GO volunteers are the ones who really make the difference; they connect with our students in the classroom as informal mentors and provide the support they need to feel confident and successful in the classroom.

Contact Information: www.goprojectnyc.orgElena Herrera
Volunteer Coordinator NYC Civic Corps Member 86 Fourth Avenue New York, NY 10003
p: (212) 533-3744 ext. 209 f: (212) 533-5012

Teen Academy Classes- Offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. In-class sessions range from ten-week classes to a yearlong intensive program focusing on professional applications. Winter 2013 Teen Academy classes.Registration begins online Tuesday, December 4 at 11 am. Please note that these classes are in high demand and fill up quickly. If students are in need of financial aid, they can return the scholarship application to the address indicated by January 14 at 5 pm. Applications can be downloaded here (PDF). Students applying for financial aid do not need to register online. Incomplete scholarship applications will not be accepted. I would also be happy to visit your school and speak directly to prospective students during class. If there is any way I can support you in promoting this opportunity to your students, please let me know. You can contact me at 212.857.0058 or

Visions Intergenerational Program – VISIONS’ Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students, 15 years of age and over, to assist seniors who are blind. Working in pairs, the youth travel to the homes of seniors to visit, read, shop, do errands and/or escort them within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students will also be participating in a variety of intergenerational activities, workshops and training seminars.2-5 days a week (depending on school course load and flexibility). Minimum of 2 days a week. Services are provided between the hours of 2:00-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applicants must be able to attend orientation/training. Students will also be participating in a variety of intergenerational activities, workshops and training seminars. Shop for or with clients, escort, reading, computers, and “friendly visits.” Plus, provide assistance with intergenerational programs at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor on West 23rd Street in NYC and participate in training/workshops. Requirements- Must be 15 and over. College students are welcome to apply! Must be punctual, reliable, mature, and have good reading and verbal communication skills. Must be able to volunteer at least 2 days per week. Must be able and willing to travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Students who attend school or live outside of Manhattan will be considered. Must submit via fax or email (.doc format) a completed application for consideration. Please call or email Coordinator for an application. Hiring is only done three times a year-September, January and June, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you wish to be considered for a specific semester, your application must be received before that hiring month. There are only a limited number of positions. Please do not call to see if you are accepted. We will contact only those applicants that will be considered for the program.

Adelphi University provides qualified juniors and seniors an opportunity to enroll in college credit bearing courses from the university while concurrently enrolled in high school. Offered during the academic year, the program provides the opportunity to students and parents to reduce future college tuition costs and serves as an assessment of a student’s ability to do college level work. The High School Program aims to provide students with a rich educational opportunity and to participate in special conferences and workshops designed just for high school students.

Summer Youth Employment opportunities await you from the NYC Dept Youth and Community Development.

THE LEGAL BOUND PROGRAM- an intensive six-week program for high school students who live in Manhattan and have a strong interest in learning about the law. This year, the program will begin on July 8, 2013 and conclude on August 16, 2013.
Cook Honors College- Indiana University of Pennsylvania- Attend classes that are dynamic, motivating and interactive. Sessions are taught by experienced IUP faculty who will guide your explorations and give you a sense of what college will be like. Half of your day will be spent in the interdisciplinary Honors Core Course. All students will tackle some of the most basic and debated questions of human existence such as “How do we discern the good from the bad?” or “What do we know? What do we believe? Is there a difference?” in the Interdisciplinary Honors Core Course. Working with professors from literature, philosophy, history, biology and the fine arts provides a unique opportunity for a synthesis of ideas. You will be challenged to develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of great scholars’ arguments, group discussions, writing and group presentations. Choose from Discipline-based Courses: Click Here For List

Penn State Summer Programs A variety of academic enrichment and college credit programs, which include experiencing the “college life” at a Big Ten campus, and visits to the most popular college campuses in the Northeast. Programs operate on a “rolling admissions” basis but they have limited space and sell out every year so we encourage you to apply early! Visit:

PreCollege at NYU- With NYU Precollege, students entering their junior or senior year of high school can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need. Sign up for NYU Precollege today and make the most of your summer! Classes begin on July 8, 2013 and end on August 17, 2013.

Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer 2013 college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16 – 18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn 4 elective college credits. cholarships are available. Tuition: $3,142 plus fees. For more information and a program brochure, contact our Brooklyn office at 718-636-3453 or email JULY 8 – AUGUST 2, 2013

WPI Frontiers and Launch Programs learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science, and robotics disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more. Grade Level: Entering 11-12 Cost: Frontiers I: $2,395 / Frontiers II: $1,795 / Both Sessions: $3,895 Frontiers I, July 7-19; Frontiers II, July 21-30

Phillips Academy ANDOVER Phillips Academy supports a number of programs that provide educational opportunities to students beyond those who attend the Academy during the regular school year.
These programs range from our Summer Session, which serves more than 600 students from grades 8-12, to our IRT program, which serves 100 undergraduate students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in the field of education. July 1-August 4,2013 Summer Session summer academic enrichment program helps students achieve their educational goals. For five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world. Mathematics & Science for Minority Students The (MS)2 program was founded in 1977 to address the compelling need to cultivate the mathematical and scientific abilities of economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American high school students from targeted cities and communities across the United States. In a residential setting on the historic Phillips Academy campus, the three-summer program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected. PALS Program PALS is a two-year, year-round program that provides academic enrichment, study skills, and learning strategies for Lawrence middle school students and assists them with the high school application process. Established in 1988, PALS serves up to 40 students from the Leonard and Parthum Middle Schools. All children are recommended by their teachers and receive full scholarships to attend. PALS ‘secret to success’ is the ratio of teacher-interns to students—1:2. The teacher interns are just a few years older than their students, and guided by a carefully planned curriculum and experienced qualified adults, they are powerful role models for the PALS students. The program’s name is derived from the key partners in this program: Phillips Academy, Andover High School, and the Lawrence Schools.

NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History A program for high school juniors and seniorsThis immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted “on site” at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development.
Bryant University PwC Accounting Careers Students accepted into the program not only learn about their potential in the accounting profession, they will also begin to appreciate the unique skills and contributions of all people within an organization.Participants will take part in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving exercises with Bryant faculty, staff, and PwC accounting professionals, spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and talk with professionals who perform a surprising variety of functions in the field of accounting and experience college life by living in a residence hall on the Bryant campus. To apply, students must be college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school juniors (rising seniors) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of the junior year.June 23-28, 2013 Smithfield, RI

Pre-College Summer Programs offer unique summer opportunities, which combine stimulating academics with unforgettable sports, recreational, social and/or cultural activities. We are extremely proud that more high school students attend a Summer Study program as compared to any othersummer enrichment program of its kind. Join us at one of these spectacular locations… Penn State University, The University of Colorado Boulder, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Paris, France.
Hofstra University’s SummerScience Research Program offers high school students opportunities in science research under the guidance of professionals in science and mathematics. Now in its ninth year, HUSSRP provides selected research-oriented high school students the opportunity to work with our science faculty during the summer in an on campus research program. The program runs from Tuesday July 6, 2010 through Friday August 13, 2010 culminating in a science “poster session” in early Fall where students display the work they performed during the summer. The poster session is open to all students in the program and their teachers. Students will be selected for this program on the basis of their high school science experience, a personal interview and, above all, the high school teacher’s recommendation. For an additional fee, SSRP students this year now have the opportunity to live on campus, and to participate in some of the activities offered as part of our Pre-College Program, including an SAT preparation and college search seminar and extra- and co-curricular cultural and recreation activities.
The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students who are between their junior & senior years the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.
The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program- The Princeton Summer Program welcomes about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets. Students tour the Times, Newsweek, and CNN; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper,The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program’s last day. The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country—students live on campus and eat in one of the university’s cafeterias—and to prepare them to apply to top schools. Students meet with Princeton’s top professors as well as the school’s president and its dean of admissions.

MANHATTAN COLLEGE Summer Program for Minority and Women High School Students In Engineering and Science This program will include lectures and laboratory experiences related to concepts in science and the various engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, environmental, and computer engineering.
Career opportunities in engineering and related fields, such as law, education, and medicine will be discussed. Laboratory experiences in chemistry, bridge building, green buildings, computer aided design, robotics, and physics, as well as SAT preparation, are being planned. There is no charge for the program to the students.This is a ten-day program. SEE COLLEGE OFFICE FOR APPLICATION and more information
Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer Intensive Programs provide students with the opportunity to be truly immersed in their chosen subject area and substantially strengthen their skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community. The instructors in the Pre-College Intensive Programs are dedicated faculty who are invested in preparing students for success in college and in life. Our faculty enjoy working with students and are invested in their programs to ensure students benefit from a diversity of teaching styles and areas of expertise. Pre-College Open House! Monday, March 18, 2013 6:30–9:30 p.m. Garden City Campus
CIEE Leadership Academy for High School Students– Globalize the classroom. For four packed weeks, you’ll join other high school students to discover a new culture and country, participate in relevant service activities, and develop your leadership skills—problem-solving, decision-making, and more. Make a difference—find out what it means to have a lasting impact on others.

Georgetown University his is your unique opportunity to be a Summer Hoya — to live on campus, attend classes side-by-side with undergraduate students and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers. This year, you can lay the foundation for your future by joining our tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity at Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

Washington University in St. Louis high school summer programs provide academically talented high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year with a unique opportunity—the chance to try out college, the ability to earn college credit, and the excitement of living and bonding with fellow students from around the country and the world.

JSA Summer Programs 2013 Pre-college Academic Programs for Future Leaders. . .Summer School at Georgetown, Standford, UVA, Princeton, Freshman Scholars Program, Diplomat Program and more.

Fordham University Pre-College Summer Program Gain college experience in the classroom and beyond so that you can choose the right school for you. Make contacts with students, professors and administrators for advice and guidance. Strengthen your college application and earn credits toward your degree before you even apply. Most importantly, you will grow through a fresh academic investigation and engagement with the vibrant intellectual culture at Fordham. Start now on a great college career! July 2- August 6th

Baruch Summer Leadership Academy- Academy pre-professional programs allow students to explore new realms of academia, engross themselves in college planning and standardized test preparation, and better plan for success in their future endeavors. At the Baruch College campus, Academy students experience college life while they prepare to shine in the college admissions process, excel at the university level, and embark on successful, focused career paths.DEADLINE: MAY 15th, 2013

Summer Bridge Project at LIU Brooklyn- Run by the Honors Program at LIU, Summer Bridge is a free program that offers high school seniors the opportunity to learn about New York City through field trips, expository writing and photography. Upon successful completion of the July program, students may take two LIU college courses, free of charge, during their senior year in high school. While the program and fall 2013/spring 2014 LIU courses are free, there is a $40 application fee required. The deadline to submit the application is May 17th, 2013. Please come to the College Office to receive the application.

YAWP – Young Artists & Writers Project Summer Workshops are designed for students ages 13-18. These programs, located on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton, help students find their voice by giving them the freedom and support to write. With workshops in Creative Writing and Scriptwriting, YAWP puts a whole new spin on summer school.

THE YAWP CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP– July 8-12, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Student writers in fiction, poetry and essay discover new ways to explore their ideas and have them heard. By week’s end, students have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish. On the final day, they participate in a reading of their work at the 2013 Southampton Writers Conference.

THE YAWP SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP– July 15-19, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm
Five days of concentrated writing, during which each student creates a short, two-character script for stage or screen. The final day is devoted to a rehearsed reading of students’ work at the 2013 Southampton Writers Conference.