Tuesday, August 31, 2010

High 5 - Fall TRaC for High School Sophmores, Juniors & Seniors

Fall TRaC is Back!
Ever dream of being a critic for The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, The Source or The New York Times? High 5’s Teen Reviewers & Critics (TRaC) program is where you’ll get your start!

TRaC is an exceptional opportunity for committed high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to explore and experience the vast arts scene in New York City. Applications are now being accepted for the spring program. First come, first served!

In this
FREE ten-week program, TRaC participants will:

* Attend world class performances and exhibitions.
* See how professional artists work, think and live.
* Visit venues and areas of NYC you’ve never been.
* Meet like minded peers from all over NY and NJ.
* Expand your understanding of critical writing and dialogue.
* Learn more about yourself!

All TRaC classes meet weekly for a two-hour workshop (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and every other week for one additional weekday or weekend outing. That’s 8 workshops and 5 outings! High 5 partners with the most cutting edge and prestigious cultural organizations to bring you the best of NYC.

Need more? Download our Fall TRaC flier or stop by our TRaC Open House, held at H5HQ Thursday, September 23 at 4:30 pm! RSVP to Eric at eost@high5tix.org or (212) 453-9485.
Apply Now!
Application Deadline September 30th.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Starting Artists Afterschool Program, Fall 2010


Exciting changes to the 2010 Fall Afterschool Program!
The SA Afterschool Program is back and better than ever. Now, youth ages 10-19 may learn new skills and get hands-on training and the arts & entrepreneurship during out-of-school time at SA! Our 10-week program will kick off on Monday, October 4 and culminate with a gallery show of student work and holiday pop-up shop the weekend of December 17. Participants may sign up to attend the Afterschool Program Mondays – Thursdays; Fridays are a free, drop-in afternoon where all participants are welcome to come by, work on their projects, and enjoy their time creatively. The Creative Entrepreneurs Club and the Girls Club will continue to meet as scheduled by the participants. Afterschool Program participants are divided into two groups according to age:
For ages 10-14:
Students aged 10-14 may register to become an Afterschool Program student by filling out a Fall 2010 Application (coming soon!) and paying a sliding scale fee according to their family’s needs.  Students are welcome to register for more one or more afternoons per week Mondays – Thursdays; the program runs from 3pm – 6pm.  There is no need to register for the drop-in Friday afternoons.
In order to help as many Students participate as possible, we have created a tiered sliding scale fee system. We do not ask that you provide financial documentation, but we do ask that you contribute as much as you can. There are limited slots at each tiered level, so please apply soon. We will request financial documentation for full scholarships. Afterschool Program fees are reinvested in SA and make it possible for us to continue providing our programs and offering generous scholarships to students in need. Fees range from $10-30 per afternoon; please refer to the Application for details or contact us with questions.
For ages 14-19:
Teens aged 14-19 may apply for an Internship position at the Fall 2010 Afterschool Program by filling out the Intern Application (coming soon!) and speaking with SA staff. Intern candidates should have a strong interest in the visual arts, a desire to share their skills, and the ability to multitask. Interns will play an integral role in the Afterschool Program by acting as mentors to the younger students, planning & implementing projects & lessons, and enthusiastically working on their own artwork. Interns must attend an orientation afternoon and sign up for at least one afternoon per week. These internships will help teens grow & develop as both artists and leaders. Internship spaces are limited – apply soon!
Important Dates:
* OPEN HOUSES @SA: Tues, September 21 through Thu, September 23 from 5pm-7pm each evening. Learn about the new Afterschool Program, meet the SA staff, introduce us to friends, and try an art project!
* Enrollment Week: Mon, September 27 through Thu, September 30 from 10am-6pm.  Stop by SA’s regular business hours to drop off applications and payments.
* Mon, October 11: Closed for Columbus Day
* Thu, November 11: Closed for Veterans Day
* Mon, November 22 through Fri, November 26: No classes for the week of Thanksgiving Day
* Thu, December 16: Final day of SA Afterschool Program; Student Gallery Show reception from 6pm-8pm, all participants & families welcome

* Weekend of December 17 (times TBA): Holiday Pop-Up Shop of student artwork & crafts


While some youth development and arts education programs prepare participants based on perceived future potential, SA believes that young people have contributions they can make today. SA is a unique space where students are expected to take initiative as they would in the work force. As a result of the open, welcoming, and safe environment, young artists are able to take the seed of an idea and see it grow and develop under hands-on guidance and one-on-one tutorials from staff and volunteer artists.
Many middle and high school students are amateur art-makers and media producers during out-of-school time. During the Afterschool Program, SA instructors take this existing creative energy and teach teens how to turn this passion into a profession using industry standard digital tools, exposing them to artists and business professionals, and presenting them with opportunities to be creative and enterprising. Participants sell their artwork at auctions, they curate and hang art shows, they are contracted and paid by outside vendors to perform work on graphic projects, and they assist in SA’s day-to-day operations.

During the Afterschool Program, participants explore:

* Digital Photography
- Nikon & Kodak digital cameras, Adobe CS3 Photoshop, Apple iPhoto
* Graphic Design
- Graphics tablets, Adobe CS3 Photoshop & Illustrator
* Animation & Video
- Nikon & Kodak digital cameras, Flip Video Cameras, Apple iMovie, FinalCut Pro, Adobe CS3 After Effects & Flash, Apple iMovie & Garage Band
* Printmaking
- Silkscreening, mono-plate printing, pinhole photography
* Crafts
- Machine & hand sewing, knitting, crochet, papier mache, button & sticker making, collage, paper art
* Business Basics
- Budgeting, marketing, PR, portfolio & interviewing skills, curating exhibitions
* Mentoring
- Hands-on assistance, homework help, application & interview preparation, portfolio review, internship opportunities, special workshops

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Teen Classes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites teens to take part in free classes held after school, on weekends, and during holidays. Visitors ages eleven through eighteen actively explore the Museum's collection through discussion in the galleries and the development of writing, drawing, painting, and other technical skills in the studio.

Current and Upcoming Classes: Art Explore

The Portfolio Class (Ages 12–14)
October 2, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, and 11, 2010
Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)
October 9, November 13, December 11, 2010; and January 8, 2011
Art Explore—Native America (Ages 11–14)
October 15, 2010
Art Explore—Fabulous Furniture (Ages 11–14)
November 5, 2010
Art Explore—Mosaics (Ages 11–14)
December 3, 2010
Art Explore—Still Life (Ages 11–14)
January 7, 2011

Internships for New York City High School Students (Grade 12)

Seniors attending New York City high schools are welcome to apply for a paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Interns work behind the scenes, meet members of the Museum staff, and participate in gallery, studio, and Museum learning projects designed to broaden their understanding of the Museum and to deepen their knowledge of art. For more information, email teenprograms@metmuseum.org. You may also download an internship application (PDF). See Study and Research for information about other internships offered by the Museum.

Other Resources for Teens

Museum Passes
Museum admission is free to teens (ages fifteen through eighteen) with the Museum Pass for High School Students and a valid high school I.D. To request a free pass, email teenprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2832. You may also download the pass (PDF; 570.49 K).
Audio Guide
Audio Guide players are free to New York City teens ages fifteen through eighteen with a valid high school I.D.
Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Nolen Library welcomes teens.
My Met Museum
Don't miss any programs! Register with My Met Museum and select "Set My Met Calendar" to customize the calendar and receive automatic weekly email reminders about upcoming programs for teens.
Program Support
Free classes for teens (ages 15–18) are made possible through the generous support of the Altman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein and the John and Patricia Klingenstein Fund.

Internships for high school students are made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, the Altman Foundation, and The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.

The Museum Pass for High School Students is made possible by the Estate of Lillian Hirschmann.

Free Audio Guides for teens are made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

The Audio Guide is sponsored by .

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed (Except Met Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
See Plan Your Visit for more information, including directions.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Survey for Parents of 18-30 year olds

  Are you the parent of an 18-30 year old and would you like to
answer a questionnaire for a new book on emerging adulthood?

Parenting doesn’t end when kids leave for college, move out of the house ... or back in! How does the relationship between parents and their late teen and 20-something sons and daughters evolve during this stage of life? What are the questions and decisions facing today’s young people? What are the questions and decisions facing you? And exactly how involved should you be in each other’s lives?

For this book to be published by Workman Publishing, local writer Elizabeth Fishel  (author of Sisters and Reunion, among others) is collaborating with Clark University developmental psychologist Jeffrey Arnett who coined the term “emerging adulthood” to describe the transitional time between adolescence and adulthood. (Jeff’s work was featured in a recent NY Times magazine cover story which you can read at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22Adulthood-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=what%20is%20it%20about%2020-somethings&st=cse)

We have developed an online questionnaire to find out parents' opinions about this life-stage, and we'd very much appreciate your going to the link below and filling it out online.  It takes about 15-20 minutes and makes you eligible for a drawing for $100 cash.

To fill out the questionnaire please go to

Thanks for your help, and we’d also be grateful if you passed along the link to friends with 20-somethings.

Elizabeth Fishel

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NYC Department of Ed College Bridge Program - for HS & GED grads


Interested in going to college but think you may need some extra help before you start? Then you should consider applying for the College Bridge Program!
Download the application
Download the student flyer

What is the College Bridge Program?

District 79 has designed a 13 week course that will help recent high school and GED graduates build skills in reading, writing, and math in order to excel on college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT.

Why should you attend?

Passing the college entrance exams helps students avoid taking expensive remedial courses that do not count toward graduation requirements. It saves time and money!

Who is this program for?

The ideal candidate for the College Bridge Program is one who:

  • received their HS or GED diploma between 2009 and 2010

  • has a strong desire to attend college

  • needs help in reading, writing, and/or math

  • had a good attendance record at their high school or GED program

When and where will classes take place?

Classes will start in October 2010 and take place from 4-9 pm Monday through Friday. The program will be offered at two locations, 269 West 35th Street (at 8th Avenue) in Manhattan and 67- 69 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.

Where can I get an application?

  • Simple. Click here to access the application!
  • Call District 79’s Office of Student Support Services at (917)521-3639 to get a copy of the application mailed to you or make plans to pick one up

How can I submit an application?

  • Complete applications forms can be mailed to Jennifer Charlot at 4360 Broadway, Suite 402, New York, New York 10033 or emailed to jcharlot@schools.nyc.gov

  • The deadline to submit applications is September 15th, 2010. You will be notified of your acceptance in late September.

Space is limited so please apply immediately!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Register Today

As the summer comes to a close, there's no better time for students to get serious about their future. And one of the best ways of doing that is by taking the SAT® this fall.

Whether it's their first time or they're taking it again to improve a previous performance, the SAT is a great opportunity for students to show how well they think, solve problems and communicate—along with how well they've learned their everyday course work.

We want to give students like yours the resources and tools to succeed. That's why, when they register online, they can get free practice tools including an official SAT practice test and The Official SAT Question of the Day™ e-mail.

We've made the process fast and easy, so have your child sign up today!

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SAT Test Date:
October 9, 2010

Registration Deadline:
September 10, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aris Parent Link has your test scores

Be sure to log onto https://arisparentlink.org/parentlink to check your child's math and english test scores if  you wanna drive yourself a little crazy...   Much controversy has been reported everywhere ... insideschools has lots of inside information.. Check them out and leave them a little donation for all they do.