Opportunities for Students: Week of February 11th

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FILM FESTIVALS

Tribeca Film Fellows Deadline: Extended deadline due to weather
Each year, Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) invites emerging filmmakers, ages 16–18, to participate in a year-round fellowship program that fosters their creative, professional, and academic skills. Through this fellowship, students gain a deeper knowledge of the power of film to influence social change through intensive workshops, direct contact with seasoned filmmakers and the local and global leaders framing the issues.

Tribeca Film – Our City, My Story Deadline: Extended deadline due to weather
Our City, My Story is an annual celebration of excellence in New York City youth-made media that gives student-made work an audience during the Tribeca Film Festival. We are currently seeking narrative, documentary, and experimental short films, produced and edited by young people ages 14-19, that share a unique perspective on New York City and its ever-evolving, diverse, and complex identity.

INTERNSHIPS

East New York Farms Paid Internships – Deadline: March 1st
Applications for youth ages 13-15, who live or go to school in East New York and are interested in making a difference in their community are now open. This paid internship runs from March through November and will provide youth with opportunities to work on our farm, at our markets, and at gardens throughout the neighborhood. Informal Science & Engineering (ISE) Fair @ NYIT (Manhattan): February 16th 2013

FREE ART & LEADERSHIP EVENTS

Learning Labs Pop-Up @ New York Hall of Science: February 16th
Calling all teens (ages 13-18)! The Maker Space @ NYSCI is hosting their first “Learning Labs Pop-Up” on Saturday, February 16th from 1-4pm. It will be a day filled with 3D printing, computer animation, beat making, hacking, sound recording, and digital media galore.

Students will engage with New York City’s top change makers by discussing pressing diversity issues and developing a network of youth leaders. Participants will then go back to their communities, where they will implement a diversity project. YouthBridge-NY will then follow-up with them in the spring to evaluate their progress. The implementation of a diversity project at one’s school or community is the highlight of this year’s Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit.

COLLEGE ACCESS & ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

College Now – in partnership with City University of New York
CUNY partners with public high schools to provide programs that offer eligible students a number of ways to improve their high school performance and get a head start on college. College Now offers academic courses, campus-based tours and cultural events, and scholarships.

The Double Discovery Center at Columbia University
Talent Search is a career and college counseling program for students in 7th to 12th grades, and Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college preparatory program for high school students who have been underperforming. New applicants to Upward Bound must be in 9th or 10th grade.

Harlem Education Activities Fund (HEAF) offers intensive academic enrichment courses, test preparation, and social and personal development activities for students after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Programs are specific to middle and high school students.

Monroe College Jumpstart allows high school juniors and seniors to earn three college credits for free. In a 15-week course, the students study with professors in a college setting and earn credits. Courses are offered in accounting, business, criminal justice, culinary arts, allied health professions, hotel and restaurant management, marketing, web design and information technology. Students who complete the program are eligible for freshman scholarships if they choose to matriculate to Monroe for college, and the credits are transferable for students who go elsewhere.

Summer on the Hill at Horace Mann is an enrichment program for academically talented public school students from from the 3rd on through 12th grade. Students participate in Saturday-morning classes during the school year and a six-week summer session. They study language arts, math and science, and learn study skills. Summer programs include fine arts, recreation and an overnight trip to the John Dorr Nature Laboratory in Connecticut.

The TEAK Fellowship supports students seeking to gain admissions to top high schools and colleges. Students who are citizens or permanent residents, have proof of financial need and have scored above 90 percent on tests and in class may apply by October of their 6th-grade year. The program runs from the summer after 6th grade until college placement. Only 30 students are accepted each year.