Category Archives: College Preparation
ISA Summer Immersion Program for College Credit
ISA High School has been a leading provider of high-quality, affordable, cultural and language immersion programs for high school students.
The mission is to provide students with a transformative experience aimed at fostering independence, cross-cultural sensitivity, and global citizenship. The 2018 program destinations include: Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Peru, and Spain.
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NY Needs You ANY Fellows Program
- Intensive Career Development: ANY follows a best in class curriculum focused on professional skills, career exploration, college completion, and personal growth. The program provides 28 full-day workshops over the course of two years.
- One-on-One Mentorship: Each student (Fellow) is matched one-on-one with a mentor (Mentor Coach). These pairs complete 220 hours of mentoring over two years. Mentor Coaches provide industry insight and connections as well as help Fellows set goals and stay on track academically and professionally.
- Robust Networks: Fellows interact with thousands of diverse professionals through workshops, Career Days (on-site employer visits), and internship/job opportunities at companies. These opportunities allow Fellows to grow their professional, academic and social networks.
- Holistic Support: ANY supports Fellows in overcoming personal and academic challenges, such as transfer support for Fellows enrolled in community college. The program also provides up to $2,000 in grants and in-kind contributions over the two years, including business attire.
To learn about eligibility requirements or to apply for the Fellows Program, please click here.
Saturday Academies @ The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academies provide free elective courses for high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings. A winner of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs, Saturday Academies have helped more than ten thousand students gain a deeper knowledge of the humanities through American history, literature, and arts classes.
In the 2014–2015 school year, students from public, charter, and parochial schools attended Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academy programs. Students in Saturday Academies improve their basic literacy and critical reading skills through exposure to primary documents; engage difficult issues through class discussion, essay projects, and artistic expression; and strengthen their knowledge of the social sciences and humanities. The program prepares students for Advanced Placement and SAT exams and a lifetime of active learning and civic engagement. All Saturday Academies are open to enrollment from all members of the community.
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The Opportunity Network
OppNet Prep is a fun and exciting career development and college preparation program for motivated rising ninth grade students. OppNet Prep students will get the opportunity to:
- Get exposure to new and exciting careers;
- Make connections with influential executives and professionals;
- Explore how to get into college, and
- Discover how to apply to engaging enrichment programs, exciting internships and cool summer opportunities.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Applicants must be ninth grade students at a New York City public high school.
- Applicants must be able to commit to one full-year of programming. Program dates include some weekdays and select Saturdays.
- Applicants should have an overall GPA of 75 and above from their 8th grade year.
- Applicants should not otherwise have access to the kinds of opportunities we offer–connections to companies and internships, intensive college counseling and application assistance, professional networks that can open doors to successful careers, etc.
Please be aware that while these criteria are the most important factors we consider, we will make exceptions on a case-by-case basis if a student demonstrates unique potential in other tangible ways or has faced particularly difficult circumstances limiting his or her ability to excel in one of these areas..
Our applications are now closed for the 2016-2017 school year.
For more information, visit https://opportunitynetwork.org/
The Peter Westbrook Foundation
The Peter Westbrook Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that uses the sport of fencing to enrich the lives of young people from underserved communities in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 1991 by legendary sabre fencer and Olympic bronze medalist Peter Westbrook, the foundation is committed to empowering participants with essential life skills.
Academic Enrichment Program
The Academic Enrichment Program provides subject tutoring, homework help, and standardized test prep (e.g., SAT and SHSAT). A team of college students, graduate students, licensed teachers, and educated professionals staff the program. We accept youth from grades 3 through 12 to participate.
Saturday Fencing Program
The Saturday Fencing Program is the pillar of the Peter Westbrook Foundation. Held weekly from 9am to noon, it offers beginner, intermediate and advanced fencing instruction. PWF provides all necessary equipment and prior skills are not required or expected.
After School Leadership Program
Each year, a group of 30–40 PWF athletes who show remarkable talent and motivation are chosen for our After School Leadership Program. Participants adopt a professional training regimen of four to six days per week, which is designed to prepare them for domestic and international competitions. All athletes are awarded scholarships to defray the costs of equipment, fencing club memberships, coaching, and competition fees. Program members must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are required to volunteer as coaches and mentors during the Saturday Fencing Program.
For more details, visit http://www.peterwestbrook.org/
Youth Leadership Councils
NYC Youth Leadership Councils:
Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) was established through an effort by NYC Service to develop future leaders and create a culture of youth voice in our city. YLCs are groups of trained young people between ages 14-21 and in high school, who work with adult leaders on a defined area of policy, practices and/or advocacy service to impact individuals and communities with a focus on youth. After all, who can be better at creating effective policies for youth than young people themselves?
Are you a high school student who wants to make your voice count? Fill out an application here.
Youth Council Member Benefits:
- Make changes in Policy
- Create a Culture of Youth Voice
- Personal and Professional Skill Development
- College and Career Readiness
- Network with City leaders
- Resume Builder
- Develop References
- Advocate for Your Community
- Make New Friends
- Earn Community Service Hours
- Pursue Your Passion
- Gain Leadership Experience
- Join a Community of Citywide Youth Leaders
- Receive a Certificate of Achievement Signed by the Mayor
How To Apply:
The application is currently open; please submit an application here.
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Please refer here for host site descriptions.
City Agencies and Community Based organizations host YLCs across the 5 boroughs, focusing on communities ranging from a specific neighborhood to the whole city.
Are you a CBO, City Agency or School interested in hosting a YLC?Apply here to host a YLC this year. YLC sites receive a variety of supports through NYC Service, including training and resources.
For more information about hosts, visit: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e3163e2ee79e21b79cf36982c/files/YLC_FY17_Host_Site_Description_Final.pdf
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Roselande Louis, Youth Leadership Council Coordinator-Community Based Organization Liaison (e) RLouis@cityhall.nyc.gov or Kayla Vialva, Youth Leadership Council Coordinator-School and City Agency Liaison (e) KVialva @cityhall.nyc.gov
For more information, visit: http://www.nycservice.org/pages/pages/74
W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute
The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute consists of various academies for Pre-Scholars, who are rising 8th and 9th graders, and Scholars, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Pre-Scholars, rising 8th and 9th graders, participate in one of two academies, the Junior Achievers Academy (for rising 8th graders) or the Fellows Mentoring Academy (for rising 9th graders). These pre-scholars receive four weeks of instruction. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every day for 75 minutes. Students are in class from 8:45am to 3:15pm.
Scholars, rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, participate in one of five academies, including the Management and Business, Leadership, Engineering, Pre-Med/Neuroscience, or Talented Tenth Academy. These Scholars receive five weeks of instruction in university level courses. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from 8:00am to 4:50pm.
Our curriculum structure is based on the philosophical assumption that self-knowledge, motivation, good skills, and an interest in the well-being of others are essential for effective leadership and academic success. For all seven academies, the courses emphasize time management, collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving. The important elements of effective leadership and community service are emphasized across the curriculum. The average class size is 12 students.
Fridays and weekends are reserved for field trips, test prep, leadership workshops and recreation.
For more information, visit: http://duboisscholars.org/programs/summer-institute.html
Accelerated Learning Academy:
The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute has created the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) to bring welcome and much-needed diversity to STEM studies and industries, especially for others who are underrepresented in these fields yet have a long history of achievement. The ALA provides an opportunity for high-achieving, forward-thinking 10th and 11th graders—students who will evolve into our next generation of engineers, software developers, mathematicians, architects, doctors and physicists—to explore STEM in new and exciting ways.
Led by industry experts and renowned professors from major medical and research institutions, the program features three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Students participate in career development and academic enrichment activities through a series of weekend workshops held throughout the school year on Princeton University’s campus. They will explore STEM through both in-classroom and “real world” opportunities, including group activities, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications. Across our STEM curriculum, we focus on critical thinking and problem solving, skills that prepare students for life. Participating in this program will not only spark and further students’ interest in STEM careers, but will also enhance their profiles and college applications.
For more information, visit: http://duboisscholars.org/programs/accelerated-learning-academy.html
Young People For
The Young People For (YP4) Fellowship is a yearlong leadership development program for young people committed to creating positive social change in their communities. Fellows represent diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and approaches to social change, and they are working on many different progressive issues on campuses and in communities across the country.
The Fellowship year runs from summer to summer, and includes:
At the beginning of each new Fellowship year where Fellows learn foundational social justice leadership skills through workshops, guest trainers, and discussions.
Fellows are paired with an alumnus who has experience in the Fellow’s issue area. Each Fellow works with their mentor to create an Individualized Leadership Development Plan (ILDP) to help them grow into even stronger leaders.
The National Summit
In January all Fellows come together in Washington, DC to further develop leadership skills, gain tools and resources necessary to create change through their projects, and network with leaders in the progressive movement.
The Blueprint for Social Justice
Each fellow creates a campus or community-based sustainable project, called a Blueprint for Social Justice, to address a need in his or her community. With support from staff, their mentors, and a small seed grant, Fellows work to implement their Blueprint projects using the skills developed throughout the Fellowship year.
Civic Engagement Program
Through our Civic Engagement program, Fellows are given additional opportunities for civic participation, including trainings on vote-focused organizing, collaborative issue-based campaigns, blogging opportunities, and more.
After the fellowship year, fellows continue to connect with, learn from, support, and collaborate with other emerging and established progressive leaders and organizations at the forefront of fights for social justice across the country and around the world.
Upon successful completion of the Fellowship year, Fellows enter our growing alumni network of nearly 1,500 progressive leaders across the country. They gain access to our Advanced Leadership and Alumni program opportunities. Our alumni programs ensure that the relationships made and the work completed during the Fellowship year are sustained and supported long-term. We assist alums with internship placements, job opportunities, trainings, and networking opportunities to enhance their impact as young leaders.
If you are interested in applying for the Fellowship Program, please complete an application or an interest form. If you know any young change makers who should consider applying to our program, please fill out our nomination form.
For more information about YP4’s Fellowship Program, please contact Maryssa at email@example.com.
Maathai Scholarhip for Civic Participation in Sustainability
The Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, inaugurated by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bette Midler Family Trust, and MillionTreesNYC, is an annual $10,000 cash award granted to one female and one male New York City public high school senior. The award was established in honor of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004), a visionary environmentalist, and founder of the Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting campaign to promote sustainable development, woman’s empowerment, and democracy in Kenya.
- Be a NYC student expecting to graduate at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
- Demonstrate commitment to and activity in community engagement
- Demonstrate commitment to and activity in sustainability projects
- Provide evidence of having completed a sustainability project in high school that shows evidence of leadership, commitment to sustainability, mobilization of others
The award is intended to be used by the student for their first year of college.
Deadline will be available later
For more information, visit www.milliontreesnyc.org/maathai_scholarship