Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Candidates that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:
  • Must be a current sophomore or junior in high school *
  • Participants must commit to attending the full 8-week program in New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, Davis, or Detroit. The program runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
*Girls from the following schools in New York City are also eligible to apply: IS 204 – Oliver W. Holmes, IS 217- Roosevelt Island, MS 406- Global Tech and PS 111- Jacob Blackwell


The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing 300+ hours of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
Key programmatic components of the Girls Who Code Immersion Program include:
SKILLS: 8 weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development
EXPOSURE: 50+ speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more
MENTORSHIP: Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide career and academic mentorship

In 2013, Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will launch in partnership with Twitter, eBay, Intel, AT&T, GE, Goldman Sachs, Cornell Tech, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and IAC.

“Girls Who Code was not just a coding program. I learned how to speak in front of a crowd, how to pitch my products to engineers, and how to teach others. I discovered that I can build my own applications and games and found my true passion. Girls Who Code gave me confidence in my abilities and helped me to see what I can accomplish in my life. I now know who I am, what I want to do, and how I am going to get there.” — Nikita, 16

In its signature 8-week program, Girls Who Code embeds 20 high school juniors inside a technology company or university setting from 9-5PM each day. Here, young women get hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Project-based curricular modules allow participants to build products and develop innovative solutions designed to inspire an interest in and encourage their pursuit of computer science.
Daily classroom instruction is paired with talks, demos, and workshops led by inspiring female entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, designers, and computer science majors that serve as mentors and role models throughout the program, each aligned with the subject matter discussed that week. Field trips to the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, AT&T, Gilt Groupe, Foursquare, and the United Nations allow the young women to envision a future for themselves in this career and begin networking with those in the field.
The Girls Who Code program curriculum is designed and research-proven to engage and encourage young women in computer science. Each topic, activity and speaker is chosen to empower the young women with the skills to contribute to their schools and communities.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

We are collecting reviews of NYC High Schools.

Please take a moment and Click Here  to take the survey.
 Parents of kids currently in HIGH school and those who have graduated in June
of 2012 can participate.

Your responses will be posted anonymously to the Parents of NY Teens blog  AND
to  (with your permission)  and will help many parents & teens
with the difficult decision of what schools to consider.

Please begin the survey when you have a few extra minutes to jot down your
review of you and your child's experience at the school.

Please repost the link to the survey far and wide
(    You can share it with
any friends who send their kids to HIGH schools in the five boroughs.

Thanks for your participation!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Somewhat Local College Open Houses

some upcoming Spring 2013 college open house events.....

Lehigh University
Junior Open House
March 25, 2013

Dickinson College
Discover Dickinson Day
Monday  February 18, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Marymount CollegeSpring  Open House – Saturday, April 20, 2013
Open House allows high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students to tour the campus, visit residence halls, learn about campus life, and obtain financial aid information. Students can also bring in their completed application for an Instant Decision <>
Call 1-800-MARYMOUNT for more details or to register: Open House Registration Form
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Spring 2013 Preview HWS Visit
March 9 & 27, 2013
April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013
The program includes a brief overview of HWS, a student-guided campus tour, lunch on campus and additional sessions on everything from our academic philosophy to student life. To register, please call the Office of Admissions at (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256.

Ithaca College
Spring Open House, Saturday April 27, 2013
Just beginning your college search? Join us for a spring program designed to introduce you to the Ithaca experience. Join us on Saturday, April 27 for a special open house program especially for juniors and sophomores. This is a terrific way to be introduced to the Ithaca experience by our current students and staff.

Skidmore CollegeDear high school juniors and sophomores,
Thanks for your interest in Skidmore! We know it's challenging to identify a college that meets your educational and personal needs and ambitions. That's why we encourage you to explore colleges as early as sophomore year. This spring we're offering five open houses for juniors and sophomores:
• Friday, March 22, 2013
• Friday, April 19, 2013
• Friday, April 26, 2013

Connecticut CollegeFriday, April 5, 2013 and Friday, April 19, 2012
A Spring Visit Day is designed to introduce high school students and their parents to Connecticut College and the college admission process. In addition to scheduled campus tours and group information sessions, you will be able to attend a presentation on navigating financial aid and a special mock interview session given by our expert Admission Fellows, current seniors who conduct the majority of on campus interviews.
There is no need to pre-register for a Spring Visit Day. We just ask that you swing by the Office of Admission upon your arrival to sign in.

Bryn Mawr College 
Bryn  Mawr in View: for Juniors & Sophomores February 18, 2013 or March 21, 2013 9:30-2pm  
Attend one of our specially designed visit days for Sophomores and Juniors. Experience life as a college student and learn what makes Bryn Mawr distinct.    610-526-5152

Bucknell University
Spring Junior Open House
Saturday, April 6, 2013
(570) 577-1101,

Smith College
The Office of Admission invites you and your family to join us on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for our spring open house event.
Explore distinctive opportunities at Smith
Attend workshops on the college admission process
Tour the campus, visit one of Smith's houses and learn about student life
Lunch with members of the Smith community

To learn more about what Rutgers has to offer, join us for an Open House or schedule a campus visit.
The next Open House will be Saturday, April 13, 2013
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Our annual Rutgers Day, for all visitors, will be April 27, 2013.   732-932-INFO
Seton Hall University
See Seton Hall! Tour campus, learn about our academic programs, and meet current students and faculty! Spring Open House
Sunday April 28, 2013
Drew University
Full Impact Days, for current HS sophomore, juniors and transfer students
Wednesday July 17, 2013

Fairfield University
Junior Open Houses
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rochester Institute of Technology
Spring Preview Day
Friday, April 19, 2013
This is a perfect first look at RIT for students who are just starting their college search! High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families can learn more about RIT academics, the admissions and financial aid process, and tour the academic and residential facilities.

Hamilton College
Junior Preview Saturday
April 6th & April 20, 2013

Goucher College
Spring Explore Goucher Day
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Loyola University
Look Loyola: Sophomore & Junior Open House
March 23, 2013

McDaniel College
Junior Visit Day Open House
Sunday April 28, 2013  1PM

Salisbury University
Open House
April 20, 2013
Registration Required

Juniata College
Junior Open House
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013
(814) 641-3000,

Gettysburgh College
Junior Open House
Saturday, April 6, 2013
(800) 431-0803,

Franklin and Marshall College
Junior Open House
March 23, 2013
(717) 291-3951,
The College of New Jersey
Junior Visit Days
Saturday March 23, 2013   11AM
Saturday April 20, 2013   11AM
Grinnell College
Junior Visit Day
Friday April 19, 2013  8am-3pm
Emory Oxford College, Georgia
Preview Days
Friday April 5, 2013
Friday April 12, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday April 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Leave Your Review of Your Child's Middle School

We are collecting reviews of NYC Middle Schools. 

Please take a moment and Click Here   to take the survey.  Parents of kids currently in middle school and those who have graduated in June of 2012 can participate.

Your responses will be posted anonymously to this blog  AND to  (with your permission)  and will help many parents & teens with the difficult decision of what schools to consider.

Please begin the survey when you have a few extra minutes to jot down your review of you and your child's experience at the school.

Please repost the link to the survey far and wide (    You can share it with any friends who send their kids to middle schools in the five boroughs.

Check HERE for older reviews of middle schools.

Thanks for your participation!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Animal Science & Veterinary Programs at Cornell

See what it's like to be a large-animal vet!
Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students
Learn all about horse care in new Equine Practice program
Application deadline for most programs is May 3
If you love horses and would like to learn what makes them tick, then apply today to Equine Practice: A Veterinary Perspective (June 22-July 13), a new hands-on, three-credit program open to high school juniors and seniors.

In morning lectures and afternoon labs, you'll study equine anatomy and physiology and learn how to keep a horse healthy, from managing its illnesses and administering first aid to breeding and foal care.

In addition, Summer College offers three other veterinary medicine or animal science options from July 14 to August 3, with which Equine Practice can be combined for a six-week, six-credit program: For more information and to apply, visit,, or call 607.255.6203.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Teen Career Connection 2013 Summer Internship Application

The application period will be open from February 11th to
April 5th 2013. They will ONLY ACCEPT ELECTRONIC VERSIONS of the application. You cannot resume a partially completed application form, so please download and read the pdf form on the bottom right hand side of the page and make sure you have the following components ready in typed word format before you continue:

•Responses stating your interest in the TCC program
•Your objectives and expectations of an internship through
TCC, and how these relate to your future goals.
•A schedule of your summer availability.
•A list of activities, extra-curricular, interests, skills, volunteer work.
•Two references (non-family members).

Who is eligible?
• Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in High School

TCC details:
• 8 week internship in a related career field of interest: marketing,
legal, arts, nonprofit, media, veterinary, and technological
• $1,250 stipend
• $300 clothing stipend
• MetroCard for internship period

Free CodeNow classes for NYC High Schoolers!

Applications are due Monday, March 11th!
View Flyer (PDF)


Applications are due Monday, March 11th!
View Flyer (PDF)
Video games, Facebook, and iPhones — what do these three things have in common? They were all built by people who learned how to code.  Computer programming is a fun and exciting skill. All it takes is a little help to get started, and that’s what we’re here for.
CodeNow teaches underrepresented high school students the basics in computer programming. Our goal is to help you understand how to program in a way that is engaging, exciting and interactive, giving you invaluable experience for your future.
CodeNow makes learning about technology awesome with our hands-on, project-based approach to programming. We are recruiting NYC area high schoolers for the upcoming training which begins March 23rd. Students selected are required to attend all six training sessions.
Who: NYC high school students grades 9-12.
When: March 23-24, April 13-14 and Apr 20-21. *all dates required!
Where: Downtown Manhattan (location TBA).
Hours: 9am-4pm. Free lunch and snacks included!
If you’re interested in learning about computer programming, this program is a great opportunity for you. Space is limited. We suggest you apply immediately!
Our  program consists of:
  • Weekend Training: On the first day, students are taught Hackety Hack, an open-source application for youth to learn software design via Ruby. On the second day, we use Arduino motion sensors to teach students how to build and program microcontrollers.
  • Online Homework: Students are assigned online homework to develop their programming skills. They watch videos, answer quizzes and earn badges online.
  • Bootcamp: Students attend a 4-day training over consecutive weekends, during which each student will receive intensive training in the programming language Ruby. At the end of the bootcamp each attendee will have built a project.
  • Laptops: Each student has an opportunity to receive a free laptop. This can be earned by arriving on time, completing homework and finishing assignments.
  • Alumni Network: Every student who graduates from CodeNow is welcomed into our Alumni Network. You’ll receive invitations to regular meetups with other students and special events like College Readiness Day. Keep your new skills fresh with free online material!
  • Fellowship (new to NYC!): Ready to take on the tech industry? Exceptional students who complete our training and bootcamp will be invited to join our fellowship program. This is a 6-8 week full-time summer commitment to becoming a computer programmer. Summer fellows are compensated with a weekly stipend.
Final Deadline: Monday, March 11th!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please with any questions.
Apply at