NYU Saturday Academy


The mission of the Saturday Academy is to increase diversity in the healthcare professions, especially dentistry, by introducing underrepresented high school students to the profession of dentistry, while simultaneously preparing them for the college application process.This preparatory program meets biweekly on Saturdays, 7 sessions per Fall semester, and has introduced 85 high school students to the field of dentistry as a career option.

Fall semester, bi-weekly, 7 sessions: Introduction to Dentistry / College Search; Impressions / Standardized Tests; Mouth Guards / Common Application; Plaque / Personal Statement; Dental Restorations / Interviews; Wax-Ups / Financial Aid; Graduation

Read the Global Health Nexus article on the Saturday Academy

Applications open in May

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM)

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) is open to current 9th, 10th, Y1s who will be 15 years old before June 15th, 2020. This 14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and take part in ecological research projects. WERM students learn content and develop basic research skills during their first summer through hands-on projects and coursework. Building on their skills at weekend workshops during the academic year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor for their second summer.

The application deadline for this program is March 29th, 2020.

For more information and the online application please go to http://www.wavehill.org/education/woodland-ecology-research-mentorship/

Through our partnership with the college of Mount Saint Vincent, we offer two credit bearing college courses: Restoration of NYC’s Natural Areas and Mapping NYC’s Urban Environment: An Intro to GIS. WERM students take both courses their first summer, while Forest Project interns take only one each summer they participate. Students do not pay tuition!

Pratt Young Scholars

Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! If any students or their parents have questions, they are encouraged to call us at the number below. We will be pleased to answer their questions about the program.

CALENDAR: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM–1:30 PM ; Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM–4 PM

Email: scholars@pratt.edu

Tel: 718.636.3654 | Fax: 718.230.6876

Deadline March 2

Volunteer at the office of Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (Y1s-Y2s) at the District Office

Councilmember Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District which includes the diverse neighborhoods of the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side. She is dedicated to many issues, including affordability, open space, climate resiliency, education equality, and small business survival.

Administrative Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly afternoon from 4PM to 6PM] – Students who apply should be highly organized and detail-oriented with an interest in New York City politics and government operations.  Students will be expected to assist with filing and organizing official documents in the office.

Outreach Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly evening hours after 6PM)] – Students will be expected to represent the office at community events and meetings. Spanish and/or Cantonese or Mandarin fluency (speech/writing skills) preferred. Selected applicants will gain valuable work experience in government operations, office management, and community outreach.

This is an unpaid internship.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, describing your interest of either in the position and any relevant life or work experience and a current writing sample. Resumes are a plus! Please send to shrodriguez@coucil.nyc.gov and irosado@council.nyc.gov. Please write [CM Rivera High School Intern Spring 2020] in the subject line. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

If you have any questions please reach out to irosado@council.nyc.gov, who is copied above. ktofek@council.nyc.gov

SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp

Deadline February 10 : SPRING STEM – 1 week programs and Internships at STEM Matters NYC Camp   info at http://spep.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=51574111 

Students in grades 9-12 can apply now to participate in exciting STEM enrichment programs offered this spring break at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and New-York Historical Society. Programs feature a computer science and historical inquiry program as well as high school internships. All participants receive a daily metro card.Have fun, new experiences this spring break! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10.  Download our flyerlearn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

STEM Matters NYC camp offered during spring break, April 13-17, 2020. If selected, the student must attend all days of the program. STEM Matters NYC camp programs are free and students receive MetroCards for transportation if needed; busing is not provided. STEM Matters NYC programs do not provide meals.

The application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020. Please contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.

Apply at https://nycdoe.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

APPLY to join City Art Lab Spring Semester 2020!

A 12-week art program for teens at City College of New York; A great way to build a portfolio;

An opportunity to work with a fantastic group of teaching artists;

An opportunity to get art exhibited in a professional art gallery;

Completely FREE  More information and to APPLY HERE


Deadline Feb. 8

2020 Census Jobs – must be 18yrs old

The US Census Bureau is thus currently hiring for Field and Office positions to support 2020 Census efforts.  The Field positions available are both full and part time with flexible hours, while the Office positions are full time on a 9 to 5 weekday schedule, with some possibility for evening hours. The basic qualifications are to be over 18 and a US Citizen.  We are eager to fill these positions with qualified candidates to work in their own communities. The pay rate in the 5 boroughs ranges from $20- 27.50/hr. While these positions are temporary in nature, they are an excellent way to earn extra income and help the community. To apply simply go to www.2020census.gov/jobs

Teen Arts Week

Teen Arts Week is NYC’s annual citywide celebration of the arts—for teens, by teens

Leading cultural organizations in all five boroughs will present free classes, workshops and performances for teens from March 2-8, 2020. Events enable teens to gain hands-on experience in different areas of the arts, engage with professionals in the creative industries, and explore pathways to future leadership within the context of the arts. Open to all NYC teens 14+ with a valid school ID. Educators are encouraged to bring student groups, both during and after regular school hours.

Questions about Teen Arts Week? Contact: 212.415.5768

Teens Curate Teens

This is a multi-week program in partnership with the Dedalus Foundation through which Teen Curators develop an exhibition of artwork around a specific theme that allows teen artists to express themselves, share stories, ask questions, and start conversations among artworks, artists and gallery visitors. Through teamwork, curators gain valuable communication and organization skills, knowledge of art, culture, and the curatorial process. They also get the opportunity to share their voice in the NYC arts scene. The theme for this year’s exhibition will be centered around Climate Justice.

Click here for more info and to apply by Sunday, January 19 (end of day).

ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering)

ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering) is a free afterschool mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. Students are mentored by successful architects, construction managers, and engineers who meet as a team at mentors’ offices twice a month during the school year for two hours after school. During the program, students learn what it is like to work in the design and construction industry and develop a pseudo design project tailored to their interests. Sessions include hands-on activities, use of design software, office tours and field trips to construction/project sites. At the end of the season, students present their pseudo design project to industry leaders, mentors, and peers.

Registration is now open for students and mentors for the 2019-2020 season! For more information, please visit our website at www.acementorny.org