Issue 17 
January 6, 2019  

Dear LaGuardia Families, 

We trust you had a relaxing and rejuvenating Winter Break and here's to a happy & healthy new year.  We a re looking forward to an exciting 2019, full of music & art with our wonderful students.

COMMUNITY BUILDING
CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY AND OUR ART

We've already started the year with two beautiful events ...

The music from this weekend's Semi-Annual Concert - proof of why our school's dual mission of academic and arts is vital - the quality of the performance is so high, that to not afford these students the opportunity to pursue their art, would be a crime!

And that's not all -  Did you attend the opening of  LaGuardia's Semi-Annual Art Show  this past Friday? In addition to the impressive artwork, visitors were getting their portraits done by students and buying some amazing student-created jewelry. The Art display is ongoing through the 20th of January and is held in the Lobby, Mezzanine and 2nd floor.  DONT MISS IT!


And please put these events on your calendar right now - the Winter Musicales - January 7th & 8th and the Winter Dance Showcase - January 18th & 19th. The posters are incredibly gorgeous - so imagine what the actual performances will be like! Tickets for both events are now on-sale .
If you have pictures from any of our events, please send them to presidents@laguardiahspa.org so that we can share them with our growing fan base on social media.


Minutes from our December 4th, 2018 General Meeting are available here.

If you attended the January 2nd General PA Meeting, you heard Dr. Mars discuss the shortfall of over $1M in "Fair Student Funding" that LaGuardia should rightfully receive from the NYC Department of Education.  Dr. Mars and the SLT are working to petition the DOE to fund our school fairly.  The PA with your help is working hard to make up for all of the necessary things that the DOE budget would never allow our school to cover along with things that enhance our students' experience at LaGuardia.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR TO THE ALL SCHOOL APPEAL. The All-School Appeal is doing well and we are on-track to reach our budgeted goal of $140,000. We believe that with increased participation we can actually exceed our goal all for the benefit of our students.  If you have not yet made a donation, please consider doing so. There's no minimum - whatever is the right amount for your family to contribute, will be appreciated and put to good use. 

At the meeting, Dr. Mars also shared with us that LaGuardia just had its highest graduation rate ever - of 99%!  This is a true testament to the strength of our teachers, our families and our students.

And some of those students returned to our Studio Meetings on January 2nd to speak about their experience at college, why they chose their particular college and what their college application process was like.  Here are some smiling faces from the Tech Studio Meeting!
Top Row: Isaiah Zwick - University Chicago, Elinore Trompeter - McGill University  
Alexis Bernstein - McGill University   |  Seated:  Callie Teitelbaum - University of Michigan Olivia Testa - Stanford,  Mary Kate Tramontono - Syracuse,  Jack Dermer - Brown 
Not pictured - Will Kearns -  North Carolina School of the Arts.



SUMMER PROGRAMS GALORE!!!

Deadlines for many summer programs are fast approaching - we encourage you and your student to review our compilation of amazing opportunities - many of which are tuition-free or offer generous scholarships.  Nothing worse than a missed deadline!

Here are some tried & true programs...
* Tisch Summer High School Program - January 9th
* Frick Forum for High School Students - January 10th (free program)
* Wingspan Arts Summer Conservatory - January 23rd (free program)
* Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia's Summer Study Scholarship Program - January 24th
* Summer Arts Institute - February 1st (free program)
Please scroll down for more information on these and many more...




The City Harvest Food Drive coordinated by students in Arista and Archon is continuing through January 11th!  Please drop off any canned or boxed food items to the collection boxes, which are located in the Main Lobby when students arrive.  The most needed items include: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned proteins (i.e. tuna or beans), peanut butter (plastic jars), macaroni and cheese (packaged), hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized), soups and juice packs.

WE NEED TO COLLECT 100LBS OF FOOD BEFORE CITY HARVEST WILL PICK UP OUR DONATIONS. WE CAN DO IT!  SEND IN YOUR DONATIONS NEXT WEEK

Contributions from the LaGuardia community will be given to  the many New York City residents (1.2 million) who are considered 'food insecure' and are facing hunger this holiday season. 


Rising Stars Art Show has extended its deadline to January 7. All work is welcome (even work exhibited at the Semi-Annual). Students from ALL studios may submit art based around this year's theme--This is Me: A Journey--for consideration. Please make your submissions here: lagrs.com (scroll down to Art Exhibit: Art Submissions area). We can't wait to see all the beautiful entries!


In other news,  Regents Week  is coming up (January 22nd to 25th) . For those of you new to public high school, only students who are scheduled to take a Regents exam, a jury exam or called for rehearsals attend school.  For all others, this week in January is basically another holiday week for your kids. 


Dance, Drama, and Music Commencement Exams

Dance, Drama, and Music students take the written portion of the Commencement Art Exam in their discipline.   Students will be notified where to report by their Studio.  This exam is a critical component of receiving an Arts Endorsement attached to their diploma. The exams begin at 12:30 and end at approximately 4:30 PM. Check the Weekly Bulletin and with your teachers for more information.
So much is happening at the school in January and February, so please read on to learn "what, when & where!"  We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon.

Shindy Johnson & Yvette Ortiz
PA Co-Presidents
Upcoming Events -- Calendar Info

Dates and times may be subject to change. We will update you on the correct dates and times closer to the events.
  • Monday, January 7th: Winter Musicale #1, 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 8th: Winter Musicale #2, 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 9th: Winter Musicale #3, 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 16th: Academic Forum, 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 16th: PFLAG Lecture, 6:00 PM, 6th floor Library
  • Friday, January 18th: Senior Dance Showcase, 4:30 & 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 19th: Senior Dance Showcase, 2:00 & 7:30 PM
  • Monday, January 21st: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • Tuesday, January 22nd - Friday, January 25th: Regents Week - No School for students not taking exams or called for rehearsal
  • Monday, January 28th:  Chancellor's Conference Day -  No School
  • Friday, February 1st: Senior Dues Payment Deadline (see below)
  • Tuesday, February 5th:  Lunar New Year - No School
  • Thursday, February 7th:  Rising Stars, 7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 8thRising Stars, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 9th : Rising Stars, 7:30 PM  
Click here to view the DOE 2018-2019 School Calendar.

Be sure to read the La! Weekly Bulletin every week!

For a comprehensive list, check the LaGuardia School Calendar. You can have the school calendar automatically appear on your phone, device or computer calendar. For instructions, click here.
SPORTS
WINTER SPORTS CALENDAR
The Winter Sports season runs from November thru March and includes Basketball, Gymnastics and Indoor Track for both Boys and Girls teams.

Our Girls Varsity Basketball Team is currently 4-2 with upcoming home games on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 PM.  Boys Varsity Basketball has a home game this Monday at 4:30 PM.  They'd love to have you cheering for them! 

Check out the calendar and come and root for our teams.
VOLUNTEERING -- HELP WANTED!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to become more involved with LaGuardia?  Great - we're looking forward to having you join us!  If you can't attend the meetings, not a problem - we're confident we'll find a way to use your talents! 
Please email -
  lagvolunteer@gmail.com

LAGUARDIA AUCTION 2019
We're looking forward to our Spring Auction and really need your help.  Here's an easy one...

Wherever you live or places you frequent, just ask them if they would please donate to LaGuardia Arts HS. Most people are very generous and have a hard time saying no to our amazing public school. Here is a printable  auction donation form.   To be a part of our auction committee, please contact Heather  heatmac@aol.com . .
Volunteer Opportunities:
 
Fundraising Committee
We are still looking for volunteers. Fundraising is the lifeblood of the Parents Association. We need some creative, dogged, persistent volunteers to work on our many fundraising initiatives particularly our All School Appeal (ASA). Thanks to the parents who are involved in launching our All-School Appeal. To learn more, contact Yvette Ortiz at presidents@laguardiahspa.org

The Hospitality and Volunteer Coordination Committee is essential to the success of the countless events and shows that LaGuardia annually produces. Contact us to find out how you can help. Email presidents@laguardiahspa.org.

Mental Health and Wellness Committee: Learn about mental health initiatives supported by the PA. Help to develop robust mental health programs in the school. Help to educate families about the services and programs developed by the Wellness Sub Committee of the School Leadership Team. Email presidents@laguardiahspa.org.
Thank you to the parents who have already contacted us expressing an interest in Mental Health and Wellness.

We can always use people who have experience with grant writing.Thank you to our parents how have already started to work on a grant to benefit LaGuardia Students. Stay tuned!

Email us at: laguardiahspa@gmail.com. You can also sign up to volunteer here.
DonorsChoose

The LaGuardia Community has donated
over  $379,517 so far!

Thank you to everyone who fully-funded
two recent projects 
24 donors for Mr. Hold's AP Psych Class
16 donors for Sensei Rochkind's Japanese Class

We have only 8 days left to fund 
Ms. Moffett-Warden's request for 
Theater Classes - A Library at Their Fingertips

6 Donors so far - $1,568 still to go!
 
Help Ms. Moffett-Warden's students access scripts, 
work with imagery, and lighten their load!
Ms. Moffett-Warden was to digitize her classrooms, starting with iPads for her drama students. A technology driven arts classroom will give students access to vocabulary, imagery, current events and scripts all in one convenient place so they can create more dynamic theater pieces. A heavy academic load in addition to arts classes means students have an excess amount of books and paper materials on their backs. Going digital will mean less paper to purchase and lightening students' backpack load. Thank you for your consideration!   
Please donate here  http://bit.ly/lagmoffetwarden


ARE REQUESTING SUPPLIES VIA DONORSCHOOSE
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!



DonorsChoose is a nonprofit organization that allows private individuals to donate to public school classroom projects. LaGuardia teachers post many project requests on DonorsChoose throughout the school year for one simple reason: the NYC Department of Education does not provide many of the materials, technology and other essentials that make LaGuardia great.

DonorsChoose donations are eligible for most employers' matching gift programs. bit.ly/dcmatch
SENIOR DUES PAYMENT

Payment of Senior Dues is mandatory. The full amount of $250 must be paid by Friday, February 1, 2019. Any Senior Dues paid after this date is subject to a late fee of $10. The late fee for payments received after May 1, 2019, is $20. Dues are mandatory and are non-refundable. Items cannot be purchased individually. Senior Dues includes Graduation, Caps & Gowns, Yearbook, Senior Luncheon, Award Ceremonies and other expenses related to the Class of 2019.

Senior Dues may be paid in Room 231 using cash, cashiers check, or money order. Cashiers checks or Money Orders should be made out to "LaGuardia High School" with the student's name in the memo section. No personal checks. Payment plans are available and be discussed with Ms. Javier, Room 231. 

You may also pay with a credit card through our school store, located on the school's home page. To log into the Web Store, your ID number is your 9-digit student ID. Your password is your first name's initial and last name, ie. JSmith. There is approximately a 7% service charge for using this outside service.
COLLEGE CORNER
Parents of Seniors and Juniors, this section is packed with information to help you and your child navigate the college application and financial aid process.
Free Test Prep!

Please find below a link to  free SAT tutoring offered through Columbia University. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the guidance office to discuss. This link provided will direct you to Columbia's Pre-College Enrichment web page and will also direct you to the SAT tutoring application.   https://www.ps.columbia.edu/sprep
 
West Side YMCA has partnered with A List to provide a Free SAT Course
  • Only available for 11 graders
  • Teens enrolled in YMCA programs receive priority
  • Classes begin in January & take place on Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm
  • Course includes 12 2hr classes, 1 Diagnostic Exam, and 2 Practice exams
*Interested Teens please stop by the West Side YMCA for further information and an application.  More information available here.

Attention Parents of Seniors:

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID:
FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications are Online. T hese are the two primary financial aid application sites used by colleges and universities.

All families with seniors attending college in the fall of 2019 and applying for need based aid and/or loans from the federal government, need to submit the FAFSA.   NOTE: the Deadline for submitting FAFSA for Early-Decision or Early-Action applications may also be early. Check the websites of the schools your student is applying to.  Be sure to go directly to the government website to fill in your FAFSA application -- any website that asks for fees to fill in your application is not a trustworthy site.

Go to fafsa.gov to fill in your form. Click here for helpful information on filling out the form.

CSS Profile: Remember that if your student is applying for financial aid you must fill out the CSS Profile for every private school on your student's list. You can find the CSS Profile on College Board website Over 400 private colleges require completion of the  CSS application  from the College Board. The CSS requires a lot of detail and takes time complete.  Many colleges require a complete CSS profile with your college application. (Note that if you took the ACT and not the SAT, you will need to make a College Board account online in order to fill out the CSS Profile)
Senior Parents, be sure your student is using Naviance. If they have not signed up, they will be at a major disadvantage in terms of getting updates, newsletters, recommendations and other help from the guidance department. Naviance is a crucial tool to your child's college application success. Be sure you have set up a parent login as well.

Junior families should also be signing up for Naviance now to get notices from the guidance department.

Please contact Allison Price, our Parent Coordinator, for PupilPath and Naviance log-in information. APrice7@schools.nyc.gov

HEALTH & WELLNESS FOR FAMILIES

The NYC DOE publishes School Wellness Weekly , a bi-weekly newsletter produced by the Office of School Wellness Programs. With over 13,000 subscribers, the newsletter gives readers information they need to help school communities create and promote healthy, active learning environments for all New York City public school students.

School Wellness Weekly announces free workshops and professional development opportunities, free and low-cost resources, grant opportunities, and the latest news about student and youth health topics. More information and subscription sign-up is available here.
INTERNSHIPS / COMMUNITY SERVICE / EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS
Read on for opportunities for your child to rack up those volunteer hours and gain valuable high school experience.

We've grouped them by type in order to help you find what you're looking for!

SUMMER STUDY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DEADLINE: Thursday, January 24, 2019 

Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia (A&F) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019 Summer Scholarship Program. This is a program for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who may be considering a program for summer 2019 to further their talent in their studio, but who may not have the financial means.

Student Eligibility:
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
  • Students with Financial Need
More information and an application form, are available online
Submit signed applications to the A&F Office, Room 853


SummerArtsSUMMER PROGRAMS - ARTS-RELATED

WINGSPAN ARTS SUMMER CONSERVATORY
The Wingspan Arts Summer Conservatory is a tuition-free, audition-based program for middle and high school students. Offering a true conservatory experience, this program combines both classwork and an in-depth rehearsal process culminating in full-scale theatrical productions.

The Wingspan Ensemble  is for incoming 9th-12th grade students invested in broadening their theatrical skillset. Students take a wide variety of specialized classes, focusing on both skills building and exposure to the professional arts world. In production, Wingspan Ensemble students are cast in either a musical or a play. Show selections feature smaller casts, more challenging material, and offer more opportunity for student involvement in the creative process. In past years, the Ensemble has performed shows such as Merrily We Roll Along, Ragtime, Twelfth Night, The Heidi Chronicles and The Laramie Project.
 
Application Deadline: January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM


ARTSBRIDGE SUMMER
Since 2010, ArtsBridge Summer has given high school performing artists the tools to perfect their craft and audition approach, guided by  top college arts faculty  and industry professionals. ArtsBridge Summer programs are designed to hone the skills of students who pursue acting, musical theater, and classical music at the college level and beyond.

ArtsBridge Summer is a two-week program held at the University of Minnesota from July 27th thru August 10th.  Need-based scholarships are available.

Application & Audition Deadline:  February 15, 2019


SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE

THE 2019 SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE
Summer Arts Institute is a free, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2019 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). This intensive program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE's Office of Arts and Special Projects.

Students can major in FILM, DANCE, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL STRINGS, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS or VOCAL MUSIC. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university or conservatory.  The Institute culminates with an exhibition and performance showcasing the students' work.

Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio.
Program Dates:  July 8 - August 9, 2019

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2019
Student Auditions: Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Click here to view the Summer Arts Institute Profile.
TO APPLY: Visit  https://www.cvent.com/d/mbqry5
 

THE TISCH SUMMER 2019 HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
An opportunity for sophomores and juniors (rising juniors and seniors) to earn six college credits and train with our full-time faculty.  Students live in Greenwich Village for four weeks as they develop their interest and talents in the arts.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2019.  
Scholarship Application Deadline:  January 23, 2019.

Program Dates: Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Students apply for one of the following tracks - DANCE * DRAMA * DRAMA: Production & Design * DRAMATIC WRITING * FILM-MAKING * GAME DESIGN * PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING * RECORDED MUSIC

Learn more about tuition and scholarships.  Please call 212.998.1500 or  tisch.special.info@nyu.edu with any questions.


CHALKBEAT 2019 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
A growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven places - Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City - and we have a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country.

The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2019 will offer student journalists the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation's top education journalists in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At  a critical moment for an active independent press, join us as we build an organization working to sustain journalism that matters.   Interns will work 40-hour weeks and will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, work on enterprise stories, and participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.
 
Application Deadline : Rolling, but apply early for best opportunities



NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (NYSSSA)
Founded in 1970, the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) is a highly-competitive summer arts residential program funded by the New York State Education Department and student tuition. The four week, pre-professional summer curriculum includes individual and group instruction designed to help each student explore and develop their talents in ballet, choral studies, modern dance, visual arts, media arts, orchestral studies, or theatre. Students live in a college dorm and take classes from performing and visual artists for 6-12 hours a day, six days a week in their area of concentration. 




SUMMERSTEMSUMMER PROGRAMS STEM-RELATED

APPLIED RESEARCH INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Now accepting applications for its eighth cohort for summer 2019, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program has graduated over 225 high school students. This free program is for academically motivated, current 10th and 11th grade New York City students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

This full-time, seven week program includes: a high level, 5-week authentic research experience in participating  NYU faculty labs
, mentoring in that placement by a graduate or postdoctoral student, a stipend of at least $500 for completing the program, as well as two weeks of workshops, college advisement and other activities geared to preparing ARISE students for the college application process

Application Deadline:  March 3, 2019


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY BROWN SCHOLARS

The Brown Scholars program is a 2+ year intensive focused on the intersection of computer science and science for high school girls. 

This program is an introduction to programming and is intended for students who have had limited access to coding classes/resources. It is tuition-free thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust.

The program has three components - here are the first two...
1) 120 hours of coursework
The coursework is offered in an after-school format: two afternoons a week, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., late September-June or in a summer format: 5 days a week, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for 6 weeks (July- August)

Brown Scholars who successfully complete the 120 hours of coursework are eligible to apply for the second component:
2) A 9-month paid internship in computational research within a scientific division at AMNH. Interns will work on a team of six Brown Scholars under the mentorship of a post-baccalaureate Helen Fellow.
Internships run two afternoons a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., September-June, and culminate with presentations.

Admission Deadline:   March 18, 2019


SALTZ SUMMER INTERNSHIP 
Consider becoming a Saltz Intern and learn to use equipment and technologies to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts, specimens, and the laws of physics. Use pieces of a telescope to explore how scientists view astronomical bodies in the Hall of the Universe, or discover how a snake's vision is similar to Infrared cameras.  Training is provided for science content and communication skills.  Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors. 
www.amnh.org/saltz  for more information and for the link to the online application 
 
Application Deadline: March 18, 2019
Saltz Internship applicants MUST:
  • Live or attend high school in New York City. 
  • Be 14-18 years old at the start of the program. 
  • Submission of Online Application
  • Valid Working Papers 

SUMMERGENERALSUMMER PROGRAMS - GENERAL

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:
  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail
SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. 

Application Deadline:  Not yet posted - most likely coming in March.




NYC'S DYCD'S 2019 LADDERS FOR LEADERS PROGRAM
Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.  

Available for students aged 16 to 22 with a 3.0 GPA.
Online application,  available here




YEARROUNDYEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS/INTERNSHIPS

FRICK FORUM for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Event: January-May 2019 
Calling all inquiring minds! Frick Forum for High School Students is an after-school program that promotes close looking and the free exchange of ideas. Forum members study great works of art from the Frick's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Frick Forum will run from 4:30- 6:00 pm on eight selected Fridays from January through May 2019. A final schedule will be shared with accepted students in January 2019. 

Application Deadline: January 10, 2019  
Frick Forum is free but students must apply. 
Learn more on the Frick Forum website or call  212-547-0704 


LIVE MAS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND DREAMERS
In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation will award $4 million in Live Más Scholarships. The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We're looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world.
 
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019



HUNTER COLLEGE
Information about summer classes and programming offered at Hunter College and other CUNY Schools across the five boroughs. 



WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities.  For more information and to apply:   https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/
 



MODEL NYC COUNCIL PROJECT
A Unique  Public Service Project for College Now Students
Sponsored by City University of New York and City Council leaders, the Model NYC Council Project as a way to expose high school students to the intricacies of legislative democracy and the realities associated with policy-making and representation in a diverse urban setting at the local level.

In this project, College Now students learn through a hands-on approach how political and policy processes affect them and their communities while developing leadership, research, and public-speaking skills. They work closely with faculty on a piece of legislative agenda. Guided by the faculty, participating students play a central role in learning what is involved in policy-making, political representation and how to support their community.  At the conclusion of the training sessions, College Now students come together in the City Council Chamber at City Hall to debate and vote on the legislative agenda they have been working on.
Eligibility: In order to participate in this project you must:
  • Be a NYC DOE high school junior or senior,
  • Be enrolled in or have completed at least one College Now course or activity,
  • Be able to attend all the training sessions and the final event:
    • Saturday training dates - March 23, 30, and April 6 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    • Final event in the Council Chambers, City Hall - Friday, April 12th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.  Submit your application to the College Now program you are currently enrolled in or have participated in.  Information available here



Reel Works Productions is a youth-run production company specializing in high quality, low-cost media for real clients -- while training tomorrow's storytellers. Led by award-winning young filmmakers under the guidance of professional filmmaker-mentors, Reel Works Productions has created original documentaries, educational shorts, corporate media and fundraising videos. Recent clients include American Express, Microsoft, WNET Thirteen, Time Warner, Hasbro and many NYC nonprofits.

To become a youth producer, you must be a graduate of The Lab or comparable filmmaking program and be fluent in Premier Pro and video production. Applicants may be asked to submit samples of their work and references. Youth Producers are selected for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.

Contact Reel Works Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Stephanie Williams at  stephanie@reelworks.org or call (718) 768-9000, to find out about when and how to apply to become a Reel Works Youth Producer.   Click here for more information.


 
TEENS IN POLITICS
Helping Tomorrow's Leaders Follow their Political Passions
A new organization founded in the spring of 2018 by James Kuntz, a 10th grade student at The Dalton School. The organization's founding mission is to make political internship and volunteer opportunities more readily available for high school students. 
 
High School students interested in a political internship can view the website.


BROOKLYN MUSEUM EVENTS FOR TEENS
BkM Teens take over the Museum and plan, promote, and host a variety of  free events for teens throughout the year! At Teen Nights you can see and make art, hear music, dance, win raffles, and meet new people. Connect online to learn more!



NY PUBLIC LIBRARY TEEN PROGRAMS
T he New York Public Library offers an amazing variety of classes, meet-ups and programs for teens in branches all around NYC.  To find out what's going on in your area, visit the NYPL website .
 

Your LaGuardia student can download a FREE copy of the latest Microsoft Office software!  Click here for details.




Parents and guardians of NYC public school kids can be eligible for FREE Wi-Fi at home through The New York Public Library's Library HotSpot program, designed for patrons without home internet.

For more information, click here.
Donate Via Amazon

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Give Community Partners cards to your friends and family members. Shop. Eat. Donate.

Ask for our Fairway Market Community Partners card. With every dollar you and your family members spend, Fairway Market will donate 3% or more of your total cash purchases to the LaGuardia PA. Just ask the cashier to scan your Fairway Market Community Partners card before you pay your bill.

Ask for your card today or at the next PA meeting. Email us at laghspa@gmail.com

For more information on the Fairway Community Partners program, click here.
Get a Clean Closet and Earn Money for LaGuardia Arts!
 
There's no better time than now to clean out your closets for a good cause!
 
By cleaning out your closet and putting a sweater and a coat into a box with a Schoola pre-paid mailing label, you're helping to raise money for LaGuardia. You can do this multiple times, so even if you've sent in a box earlier click the link  and get a new one!
 
For more information about the  LaGuardia PA Schoola program click here.  
PA MEETING DATES

Tuesday, February 12th - 6:00 pm Studios, 7:00 pm General

Tuesday, March 5th - 6:00 pm General, 7:00 pm Studios
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Fill out all of the information needed and make sure you click the LaGuardia Families list and your student's studio list. Fill out all of the information requested for LaGuardia Families (put in the studio and graduation year of the student or you will NOT get emails from your studio or for your student's specific year - for example, college news for seniors).
 
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