Friday, February 28, 2014

Youth Engineering Fair At the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA - March 1

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Applications for New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Available Beginning Monday, March 3

Applications for New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Available Beginning Monday, March 3
City residents ages 14-24 have until Friday, April 25 to apply for lottery

New York, NY – New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong announced that DYCD will accept applications for the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Monday, March 3 through Friday, April 25, 2014. SYEP, the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. The application does not guarantee placement; participants are selected by lottery for the program.

Youth can apply online or at a participating community-based organization during the application period. Online applications are available at the DYCD website (, or call DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or 311 for more information. Updates will also be posted to DYCD’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( sites.

Worksites interested in participating have until Friday, May 16, 2014 to apply. For more information, contact Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or 311.

SYEP participants are paid minimum wage to work at thousands of diverse worksites, including government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises and retail. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Specialized programming for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless and court-involved young people are also available. Ladders for Leaders is an employer-paid internship component of SYEP for youth aged 16-24.

Last year, nearly 36,000 young New Yorkers were employed at more than 6,800 worksites during July and August, and assisted in the cleanup and recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Visit to view or download the 2013 SYEP Annual Summary.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

March 10 - HS Choice: Calm and Clear Talk

nyc public high school choice: calm and clear

Sorry no walk ins. 


This talk translates the DOE's "script" describing how the process actually works, talking about the data available and how to manage and organize it. Also, you get my list of approx. 70 programs that are interesting possibilities for college bound kids from Brooklyn and Manhattan. It will prepare you for the NY High School Fair, tours and choices in the fall.
  • I describe the process quickly and clearly without the deadly powerpoint used elsewhere.
  • This talk is designed for families of college bound students.
  • I give you a practical strategy to organize and manage the search.
  • I help you understand how to interpret the data that is available.
  • I give you resources to streamline your search and cull the giant directory.
  • I focus on what you need to know and when from a parent's point of view. 
  • I give you a little practical advice on what the high school choice means for the college search.
I will do my best to help you laugh in the face of adversity.
I cover schools that would be a possible commute for students living in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Including Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens high schools.
$30 per person

Just wanted to say thank you again for the incredible seminar you gave last night on high school admissions. I walked into it knowing absolutely nothing about the process and truly frightened by the idea of it.
And now I have a firm handle on how to proceed finding the right school for my son.
It is all thanks to you, you were so clear and concise!
I truly appreciate it, it was invaluable.
- 8th grade mom
Hootenanny Art House - 426-428 15th St. at 8th Ave. (South Slope)
March 10 - 7:00 PM -- CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cornell University Summer College

Challenging programs combine theory with hands-on experience
If you're interested in architecture or the visual arts, then apply today for one of these fascinating Summer Collegeprograms:

Art as Experience, June 21–July 12
Expand your understanding of art through research and studio work. (Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors; three credits)

Design Immersion, June 21–July 12
Build your interior, graphic, and product design skills and knowledge. (Open to juniors and seniors; three credits)

Introduction to Architecture, June 21–August 2
Explore the principles of architecture and solve a major design problem. (Open to juniors and seniors; six credits)

The Fashion Studio, July 13–August 2
Develop your fashion design skills and create a cutting-edge portfolio. (Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors; three credits)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Girls Who Code 2014 Summer Immersion Program

Friends, Girls Who Code is now accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Immersion Program! 
We're looking for amazing 10th and 11th grade girls from coast to coast with a passion for technology and an interest in learning how to code.
The application is live on our website now, and the deadline to apply is February 27 at 11:59pm EST. 
For the next 3 weeks, we're asking YOU to help us recruit the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers, and CEOs. Check out five quick (and easy!) ways to spread the word below, or to learn more about getting involved in our effort to build the 2014 class of Girls Who Code.
Thank you for being part of the movement to empower young women in tech. Let's do this! -Girls Who Code Team 
Feel free to contact me directly at with any questions.This summer will be fantastic, Florence NoelNortheast Regional DirectorGirls Who Code

What: an innovative program pairing 250+ hours of intensive instruction with engagement opportunities with the industry’s top players. The program is free of charge for all participants
  • Uses project-based curriculum to teach computer science, including algorithms, loops, basic data structures, Python, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Cultivates crucial soft skills such as public speaking, leadership and entrepreneurship  
  • Exposes students to successful female role models through guest speakers, field trips, workshops, and mentors
Where: Northeast programs will be held in:
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
When: Summer 2014, Monday - Friday, 9-4pm for 7 weeks (exact dates to be announced shortly)
Who: Eligible applicants are:
  • Current 10th and 11th grade girls interested computer science and technology
  • Prior computer science experience not required
  • Residents of the metro area where the program is held

GRO NYC x HOV All Chicks Skate Jam

All Chicks Skate Jam

NYC’s best indoor skate spot is going to the girls!

House of Vans and GRO NYC present the All Chicks Skate Jam! All girls, all ages and abilities are invited to this session.  Last year this session had over 120 girls skate the session. This year the goal is 200 girls! Please help spread the word.  Even if you don't live in New York, gather the girls for a road trip or cash in your flight miles!
Saturday March 15th from 5pm to 11pm
House of Vans, located at 25 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

The event is free, but donations are very welcome. All donations go to GRO NYC to keep building more events and opportunities for girls around the 5 boroughs.
2013 GRO x HOV Crew.
This year the group photo will be at 8pm.
Everyone must sign a waiver with House of Vans.
If you are 18+ you can do so when you arrive. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign for you. If you are unable to have a parent with you, you must email before this event to get the waiver handled in advance.  
Our younger riders do need safety gear. There are helmets available to use.

Any questions about the event or any media interested in covering this event email
Join the event on Facebook.

This one is worth the trip!
Please share this with any girls you know.
See you March 15th!  Don’t miss it.