Thursday, May 13, 2021

PSP Timeline to College with Gabrielle Glancy: 5/20 @ 7:30pm


⌚It’s time to lower our own anxiety and help our kids raise their chances of getting in where they want to go.

👉Please join PSP and Expert College Counselor, Gabrielle Glancy, Founder & Director of New Vision Learning, author of UNSTUCK: How to Break Through Writer's Block, Find Your Voice and Get Into the College of Your Dreams and The Art of the College Essay for a PSP Timeline to College webinar on Thursday May 20th @ 7:30pm. REGISTER HERE
🏫Having worked in admissions for three separate colleges and universities, Gabrielle has heard, and even orchestrated, the conversations that go on behind closed doors. She understands what it takes to get in.

📖This webinar will lay out the fundamentals of the college process while also discussing the changes to admissions brought about by COVID. Gabrielle will discuss: what to do when; how to think about college admissions in these crazy times; and how to help our kids make a realistic and timely plan for applying to college.

What:   PSP Timeline to College with Gabrielle Glancy
When:  Thursday, May 20th
Time:    7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost:    $25.00/members & $30.00/non-members**

You will receive a confirmation link from Zoom 24 hours before the webinar. This webinar will be recorded but you must register to receive the link.

**PSP wants everyone to have the opportunity to attend our informational webinars. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email:

Gabrielle will focus on topics such as:
  • Choosing Colleges: How do you go about making a list, especially now?
  • The role of grades in evaluating applications since COVID
  • Early Decision/Early Action/Restrictive Early Action: What's the difference and what difference do they make to college admissions/acceptance?
  • College Essay Overview: What to expect and how to prepare from one of the topmost experts in the field
  • The COVID Supplement: What to Write About/How to Write It
  • Parent's Role in College Essays: Do you get involved or not? To what extent, in what way(s)?
  • Recommendations: How does a kid help recommenders know them when they've never met them?
  • Interviews? Tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of - and rock -  a virtual interview.
  • Summer Plans: How important are they?
  • Test Optionality: SAT/ACT -- Who should take the test and who should opt out?
Click here for more information about Gabrielle Glancy: New Vision Learning

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC!, a weeklong music and social justice program for girls, trans, and nonbinary youth ages 10-16 in New York City. I have been helping to organize Rock n Roll Retreat NYC!’s first ever camp session this summer and I’m super excited about their programming, and the fact that they're founded and led by NYC young people who are themselves alums of similar camps here and elsewhere.

Rock n Roll Retreat NYC! is a small music mentorship and social justice summer program aimed at empowering girls and trans youth living in New York City. Our programming is a week-long intensive where youth take workshops, learn instruments, form bands, and write original songs, culminating in a showcase where campers perform for their communities. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the camp and showcase this summer will be online, although future camps will be in-person. Campers will be provided all materials needed for camp, including instruments, workshop materials, and even snacks, because everyone who wants to rock out should have the chance! The camp itself is in a “pay what you can” model, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Their camper application is available here, and you can also find it in Spanish here. If you would like to learn more about their programming, please visit their website at or check out their instagram @rocknrollretreatnyc !

Friday, April 16, 2021

Webinar : Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

 Dr. Michael Davidovits is back!  He's one of PSP's trusted experts in child and adolescent psychology, and he's here to give us much-needed insight into our tweens and teens through the filter of this challenging year.

Join PSP and Dr. Davidovits on Thursday, April 22nd @ 7:30pm for Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition.

So much has changed after a year of remote schooling, lockdowns, and social isolation, Dr. Davidovits will help us understand normal adolescent development and what may have been altered by the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the questions we will discuss are:
  • What is the spectrum of "normal" adolescent behavior vs what we are seeing now?
  • What are appropriate and realistic expectations and limits for parents to set at this time?
  • How do we support our teens who are struggling with social isolation, exhibiting more anxiety and depression, and are more obsessed than ever with online engagement?
  • We’ve spent much more time with our tweens and teens than in non-quarantine times. How can we take a step back and get some perspective?
  • How do we deal with our kid's provocations and anxiety-provoking experimentation in light of all they've been through this year?
What:    Insight into Adolescence: The Covid Edition
When:   Thursday, April 22nd
Time:     7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:     $30.00/members & $35.00/non-members**
The zoom link for this event will be sent out 24 - 48 hours before the event.

** Park Slope Parents wants everyone to be able to attend our informational webinars. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please email us:

Join PSP for a night of insight with Dr. Michael Davidovits,  Assistant Director of the Project for Adolescents and their Families at the Ackerman Institute.

Our goals? Gaining an understanding of the cognitive, emotional, and physical changes in early adolescence and adolescence and the effect that Covid has had on those changes. Exploring strategies to help us stay connected while getting more comfortable with our child's greater need for independence. Learning to manage our stress over our stressed-out teens!

Jobs for HS & College Students

 Have the summer of a lifetime working at Sprout Brooklyn! 

Spend the summer in the sunshine, playing and having a positive impact on children’s lives. 


Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, located in Red Hook, is a Hebrew dual-language camp for children entering Pre-K through 5th grade. Sprout Brooklyn is a place where children from a wide spectrum of backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language.  

No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community. 

We are looking for energetic, fun-loving and responsible people to join our summer activity specialist team!  Activity specialists lead daily experiential activities to all campers.  Our instructors build their own activity education curricula with guidance from the Education Director. 

We are currently seeking specialists for the following areas: art, drama, yoga, sensory explorations, cooking, nature, and swim.

We can’t wait to spend the summer with you! If you or someone you know are interested in a role at camp, please email Rachel at or


FIT Programs for Middle & High Schoolers


FIT offers experiential learning opportunities for middle and high school students who are emerging entrepreneurs and strategists, impassioned artists and stylists, impossible dreamers, and unconventional thinkers and makers. Because these seminars and classes are offered in a remote environment this summer, they are available more widely than ever before.
Precollege students will engage with FIT’s own faculty and alumni while learning the skills necessary to succeed in the creative industries. More than 140 programs are offered that teach hands-on skills and help prepare for the college admissions process, including portfolio development.

Summer 2021 options include: 
Middle School and High School Workshops
Fun, short programs designed to introduce students to some of the unusual and creative topics FIT specializes in. Students spend four days learning a specific skill or technique or explore the many different career opportunities our graduates have gone on to. 
High School Summer Live
Students can discover their passions, create competitive portfolio pieces, explore FIT’s majors, and prep for college level courses. These specialized 10- and 11-day courses are taught by FIT professionals who love what they do and love to share their experiences and talents even more.

More information can be found on the Precollege website and students can sign up for programs on the Precollege registration page.
Registration opened April 14 and programs begin in June.