Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sustainable Societies Academy™

Hello Parents,

My name is Brian Filiatraut, a teacher and the Director of Sustainability at Poly Prep Country Day School. Poly Prep cordially invites highly motivated rising high school students to join us this summer for Sustainable Societies Academy™ (SSA), an intensive 5-day session from August 15-19, led by faculty and leading professionals from UPenn, Harvard, CUNY, and other universities. Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of sustainability through college-level presentations, small group discussion, interactive workshops, and site visits. By the end of the program, SSA students will be equipped to integrate their interests and concerns to develop solutions to social, economic, and environmental sustainability challenges in their own communities.

To apply:
  • Complete an online application; and
  • Ask a teacher/mentor to submit a brief recommendation.
Applications are due by Thursday, June 23.

Click here for more information.
Please circulate this email and/or the attached flyer to other parents and students who would be interested and greatly benefit from such a program. If you'd like to speak with me further or direct student questions to me, then please contact me via email ( or phone (718-836-9800 x3120).

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you and interested students.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brooklyn Game Lab is hiring!

Brooklyn Game Lab is hiring! We are looking for summer Counselors in Training to play, analyze, and design games with children ages 6 1/2 to 13. Applicants must be 16 or older and able to work at least 15 total days over the course of the summer. Please contact Lena Chandhok ( for further details.