Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Summer Youth Employment Program APPLICATION

2011 Summer Youth Employment Program
Welcome to the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application page.
You can apply online or print out an application to fill out by hand.
* If you complete an online application, you will be asked to select the SYEP Provider you want to work for. We provide you with online information to help you select the SYEP Provider.
* If you print out an application, you will complete the application by hand and bring it to the SYEP Provider you want to work for. We provide you with online information to help you select a SYEP Provider.
Please note that you may only submit one application for SYEP. Selection into SYEP is based on a lottery. Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a job.
Click here if you want to begin an online application
Click here to view/edit your incomplete application
Click here to check the status of your application
Click here to print an application to complete manually
Click here to download FAQ and other SYEP-related documents
Click here to check your pay information
The deadline to submit applications is 5/27/2011. There are 30 days left before the deadline.
If you have further questions about SYEP, contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646.

The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14- 24.
Apply online
Downloadable Paper application package (in PDF)

Manhattan Free School Open House, May 13

Open House 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Manhattan Free School is an independent school for people from ages 5-18. Our school’s fundamental premise is based on the resolution constructed and adopted at the 2005 International Democratic Education Conference, which states:
In any educational setting, young people have the right:
  • to decide individually how, when, what, where, and with whom they learn,
  • to have an equal share in the decision-making as to how their organizations—in particular their schools—are run, and which rules and sanctions, if any, are necessary. We believe people are born curious and because of this we can trust in their desire to learn and their enormous capacity to make sense of the world on their own terms.

We believe children learn best by actively engaging with the natural world through firsthand experience.
We believe that people learn best when they decide what they want to learn, when they learn for their own reasons, and when they have maximum control over the pace and the manner in which they learn.
We believe that children are innately good and that schools should fit the child instead of the child fitting the school.
We believe that people of all ages learn responsibility when they possess and can exercise the responsibility and liberty to govern their own communities.
We believe children are naturally inclined toward wholeness and happiness.
We believe democratic free schools restore childhood to children and allow children to form healthy relationships with people of all ages.

Manhattan Free School is located at 115 East 106th Street, 10029 in Manhattan. This convenient site is located in East Harlem’s cultural corridor just a few blocks from the Lexington Avenue IRT #6 stations at both 103rd and 110th Streets.

YouthBridge-NY - Leadership Development - Recruiting.

 2011-2012  Application Season

YouthBridge-NY is a nonprofit leadership development organization that convenes and trains young people to meet the challenges of an extremely diverse New York City. YouthBridge-NY youth leaders are proactively involved in the leadership and diversity landscape of our city and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all.

YouthBridge-NY is now recruiting sophomores (who will be juniors in fall 2011) to participate in this two-year leadership training Fellowship. First-year Fellows take part in monthly skill-building workshops and specialized action committees. Second-year Bridgers apply the skills they learned in their first year by working with nonprofit organizations to develop unique projects targeting a diversity/social justice issue. Fellows and Bridgers participate in a kick-off summer retreat, special meetings with corporate and city leaders, build friendships with peers from all five-boroughs, and more!



Please note new mailing address:
Attn: Sherrae M. Hayes
14 Penn Plaza
225 West 34th Street, Suite 1607
New York, NY 10122

For more information contact:
Sherrae M. Hayes - or 212-983-4800 x144

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get in the Game: Learn How To Be a Player in the Real World

Community Board 14 is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Conference on Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 7pm at the Brooklyn College Student Center (East 27th Street and Campus Road).
Many City agencies, local businesses, and organizations are participating in this year’s conference, whose theme is “Get in the Game: Learn How To Be a Player in the Real World,” to help provide teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19 with job, internship, and volunteer opportunities as well as after-school and summer activities. Breakout sessions and workshops will also be conducted.
The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information on the Youth Conference, visit or call 718-859-6357.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

trilok fusion arts

the program
Our summer program exposes children ages 2 to 15 to, music, drumming, gardening, theater, cooking, languages, art, and much more.

Our 22,000 sqaure foot center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is a creative vibrant setting for children to explore, learn and interact by finding new ways to express themselves every summer. Trilok Fusion Arts is dedicated to being a gateway to sights and sounds from around the world. Our highly qualified teachers are artists in their respective fields and come from all around the world, carrying a special enriching experience for your child. Each teacher is dedicated to sharing the love they have for their craft. Our director Sudha Seetharaman is an Indian classical dancer by training and believes in the transformative universal nature of the arts. This is the spirit our programs embody bringing a passion for exploration, learning and discovery.

trilok fusion arts was founded in 1996. Our mission is to bring together artists of varied cultural backgrounds, to collaborate and create work and performances that embody the roots of their respective traditions
and find a common language in the space of art & performance. Through our multi-cultural programming, and the fusion of diverse art forms, Trilok Fusion aims to preserve tradition while inspiring audiences and students to develop a solid understanding of their art and deep appreciation for world cultures.

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2011 New York City National College Fair


  • General Information - Location, date, times, schools in attendance and more.
  • Attendee Information - Complete information to help students, parents and counselors prepare for attending the fair.
  • Exhibitor Information- Complete information for college or university representative attending this fair, including shipping deadlines, set-up hours, hotel information and more. 

General Information  
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New YorkHall 1A
655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001-1188
Transportation and DirectionsParking
Fair Hours:
Sunday, April 10, 2011
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Which Schools will be in Attendance?:
Search: 2011 Spring New York City NCF
Need More General Information?E-mail or or call us at: 703/836-2222 ext 155.
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Attendee Information
No Registration necessary!

Useful Materials for Attendees Before, During and After the Fair:
Available Workshops: Possible workshop topics include Financial Aid: How to Apply, College Admissions – Public and Private,  NYS Aid Programs,  Applying for Financial Aid Electronically, Working with Special Needs Students, College Admissions – Public and Private, Financial Aid: How to Apply. Check back closer to the fair for more detailed information!

Concordia Language Camp

My daughter attended Japanese language camp for two summers ... she learned a lot of Japanese -- both the language and the culture.  I highly recommend the program.

Concordia Language Villages
Language without limits: creating a world where everyone understands.
Concordia Language Villages is the premiere language and cultural immersion program in the United States. We are advocates for language learning and we take pride in our role in creating more language advocates.
For 50 years, Concordia Language Villages, in the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, has been boldly and optimistically pursuing a vision of peace and understanding by introducing learners to the languages and cultures of our world.


Our culturally authentic, year-round sites for Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish are on Turtle River Lake, near Bemidji, Minn. The Bemidji site also has a year-round office. Village Weekends, Adult and Family Programs, Teacher Seminars and Summer Youth Programs take place at Turtle River Lake in Bemidji, Minn.

Other sites leased by Concordia Language Villages, including additional sites for French and Spanish, are at lakeside camps and resorts located throughout Minnesota. These locations are used only for Summer Youth Villages.

We also offer English programs in Brazil, China, and Switzerland.

Our main administrative office is located on the campus of Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minn. Moorhead is a twin city to Fargo, N.D., located on the Red River of the North. Although no Villages are located in Moorhead, it is the home to our registration department as well as many administrative and support staff positions.

Visit our Programs page to find out more about what we can offer you, or browse the links on your left to learn more about us.


10AM-5PM // April 18 & April 19
High school girls will collaborate with Eyebeam Fellows Kaho Abe & Nova Jiang to create an interactive digital art installation that will be featured at Figment Festival, a 3-day public art festival taking place on NYC’s Governor's Island (June 10-12). Over the course of a 2-day workshop at Eyebeam, students will learn how to embed basic electronics into everyday objects to transform them into musical instruments.

This workshop is for creative young women between the ages of 14-18. No experience with technology required.
Workshop fee: 
$20 includes all materials, hot lunch, and a snack (income sensitive scholarships available, contact with inquiries)
Workshop dates: April 18 + April 19
, 10AM–5PM
Location: Eyebeam Art + Technology Center 540 W 21 St (between 10th & 11th Aves in Manhattan)
Questions? Email
REGISTER by April 15th at 5PM

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Jewish Mother’s Guide to College Admissions

The Jewish Mother’s Guide to College Admissions

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

I have just emerged from what has felt like the most stressful experience of my adult life. Those of you whose children are high school seniors know exactly what I’m talking about: the college admissions process.
Though untold numbers of people go through it each year, the process remains opaque and an emotional rollercoaster. So bubbeles, that none of you should suffer the sphilkes and tsuris my friends and I endured through this year-long process, I am here to offer my Jewish Mother’s Guide to College Admissions.™
This year, most competitive schools saw a significant increase in applicants. This article lays out the statistics clearly.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

High School Admissions

New High Schools Opening in September

Visit our Publications page to see the directory of new high schools opening in September 2011.

Supplementary Round Information Session Students who did not receive a match in the main round of the high school admissions process are invited to attend the Supplementary Round Information Session on Tuesday, April 5, from 6 - 9pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus. School representatives and admissions counselors will be available to discuss high school options with students and their families. The supplementary round choice form is due back to guidance counselors by April 15.

For more information about the event, download the Supplementary Round Information Session Flyer.

For information about other upcoming fairs and events, please visit our calendar 

Helpful Resources and Information 
High school publications, including the Specialized High Schools Handbook and the online searchable high school directory, are available on ourPublications page, in English and translated versions.

Be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), read about your choices and how the admissions process works, and review our Guide for Students Receiving Special Education Services