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While NYers are being asked to distance themselves socially, 
it is essential that we come together emotionally.

Issue #38
June 7, 2020
12th Remote Learning Issue

Love  *  Pride Month  *  Love *  June *   Love  *  LGBTQIA+ 
Love *   Inclusion of diversity *   Love *   Taking pride in our differences
Love *  Treating everyone with respect and dignity *   Love *   Celebrating our differences *  Love  *  Celebrating your differences *  Love * Celebrating their differences * Love *   Accepting the bad with the good *  Love *  LaG
Love is  love  *   Just love
W e   c e l e b r a t t h L G B T Q I A c o m m u n i t y  t h i g l o r i o u
month oJunePride Month!

Our world is a diverse one.  Still, we manage to co-exist together.  We are one huge spectrum of wildly diverse colors of the rainbow.  We can choose to mix in and say hello to our fellow human beings.  We can choose to draw bold, dark lines between colors and segregate only certain colors, even ignore other colors.   We can choose love.  We can choose hate.   We can choose with free will.   Then should we choose to see just one color?  A few colors?  All colors?   The Federation in Star Trek was far more interesting with all the various species from other planets, but that's Hollywood's version of unity of different peoples.  Then again, our very real Google Translator tool comes close to Star Trek's "universal translator."  Both cross the language barrier,  helping us understand others from around the world, bringing the world closer together. 

Keeping us all connected and as stated in our last newsletter, w e stand in solidarity together to fight against institutional racism as one family LaGuardia, a strong, symphonic chorus of harmony.
Fiorello Friday, June 5, 2020
Speaking on behalf of the LaGuardia Community 
Senior Lexy Piton (Vocal), Co-President of the Black Student Union
We know that the student body of LaGuardia holds a lot of power in our voices.  We proudly marched against gun violence, and we marched to demand environmental reform.  This should be no different.  Unity is essential in these times:  Be kind and compassionate toward those suffering.  The Black Student Union (BSU) invites our peers to  take action against this systemic racism.   Attending a protest is not right for everyone, and no one should be pressured into protesting.  Evaluate what you, personally, can do to help eradicate racism in your communities, and have the difficult conversations with your peers on how to make change.  To hear more of Lexy's speech, click Lexy Piton Co-President BSU.

Hundreds of NYC School Leaders Are
Calling for "Sharp Cuts" to the NY P (Chalkbeat, June 5, 2020)
Hundreds of New York City Education Department employees have signed an open letter calling on city officials to dramatically scale back funding for the NYPD and ramp up investment in education programming - an unusually public rebuke of Ma yor  Bill de Blasio's proposed budget.  To read the rest of this article, click here .
Workshops by the New York Civil Liberties Union ("NYCLU"):
"Knowing Your Rights: Demonstrating in New York City" 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Hosted by The Manhattan High Schools team
 Link to presentation coming soon!

The NYCLU is a social justice organization and the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU.  They defend and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of New Yorkers, and this includes your right to assemble, demonstrate, and protest in New York.  This presentation is tailored for high school age students and their families and will focus specifically on knowing your rights while out protesting.  Topics covered include:
  • What does it mean to protest?
  • What are your rights when protesting?
  • How do you interact with police in NYC while protesting?
  • What should you do when you feel your rights have been violated?
  • Who should you contact?
For more information on  basic information in multiple languages on staying safe while exercising your rights, click here.  For information for undocumented students and families if stopped by ICE or by the police, click click here .
  The First LaGuardia Arts Virtual Performance during 
 Remote Learning!

Kudo's go to  The Music Studio for giving us the first virtual prerfomance! 
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 12th at 8:00 PM
The Mesmorizing New Music Ensemble is Performing! 

 Stay Tuned for the Link coming out later this week.

This coming  Friday, June 12, 2020, at 8:00 PM , LaGuardia's New Music Ensemble presents its video premier, "Live on YouTube!"  Under the guidance of the amazing Robert Apostle, the students in this class have been working all year for this.  Since remote learning started in mid-March, they have all been sending files back and forth, collaborating and recording together from home, using whatever technology they have available to create the original music and videos that will be presented in this show.  It's going to be great so don't miss it!  The link for the stream is not available yet so please check 
@newmusiclag  o n Instagram 
for updates.  PS:  There will be guest appearances from LaG alumni!!
Vote for  Mohana Buckley as she competes in  Voices that Give!
Please vote for  LaGuardia Freshman Vocal Student , Mohana and her original song  We'll be There,  which she wrote to comfort all who are suffering.   Voices that Give  aims to raise money for Project Orphans USA , created by Hallmark Channel actress Jen Lilley to improve our country's foster care system.  Mohana hopes the message in her song helps relieve pain during these distressing times.  She  is looking for support from her LaG community, so let's show our LaG pride by voting for Mohana!  She's made it to the second round, which starts in a few hours at  3:00 AM on Monday, June 8, 2020.  Here's the voting link .  Please use the first free vote, to support Mohana; subsequent votes cost $1 each.  Thank you.
The Senior Graduation Dance Concert!

Mark your calendars for  Saturday, June 20th.
Plan to sit back and watch the always magnificent Senior Dancers!  

  While you wait for our seniors, watch here the way this unnamed dancer 
uses her Dance Power for good subway  social distancing.  
Free Info Session on College Application Strategies

Strategies for Crafting Distinctive College App Essays
Wednesday, June 10, 2020,  7:00 PM

The session will teach students  how to craft stand-out college admissions essays  and will help both parents and students as they begin to navigate the college application process and write their essays and  personal statements. Unique  and compelling personal statements can make all the difference, swaying admissions officers from being on the fence to voting yes.   Learn to craft application essays that truly stand out with this free college admissions webinar.  Intended for students and parents.    This info session is completely free and is full of helpful information based on experience and research.

For More Information / To Register:  Visit and click Upcoming Courses and Events on the Menu Bar.    

Virtual College Info Night - New York Colleges & Universities!
NYU, Macaulay Honors, FIT, PACE, Fordham
This Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6:30-9:00 PM, will be a round of presentations by admissions officers of colleges and universities in New York, our own backyard!  Admissions officers will also take Q&A from the audience. 

As we still cannot make in-person visits to most colleges and universities due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are ever so grateful for this virtual option.  Our volunteer organizers -   Jill Bernstein, Pamela French, Lynda Pierini and  Alice Tse Chiu -  have  filled a much-needed niche by providing these virtual college e vents.  Our sincerest thanks!
Stay tuned for information on our next Virtual  College Info Night!
As of yesterday, the regular auction PLUS the fire sale PLUS 
a generous cash  donation resulted in an impressive haul of $28,000!!
Many, many thanks to the many, many hands that helped with the 
auction.....whether you bid on an item, had the winning bid or made a donation, you participated in making this year's auction a real success.  
Our students will benefit from your generosity...
Our deepest appreciation to the Auction Committee Members for their tireless, incredible work Samar DeenConstance Denmond, Catherine Dunning, Lisa Revelle, Kanokwan Sire, Susan Slesinger & Annemrie Tamis-Nasello. 

To buy one of the Zoom events, click here: " Count Me In "
All seats $25
  • SNL Director, Don Roy King - Join in the Zoom conversation with industry legend Don Roy King! - Tuesday, June 16th or  Wednesday, June 17th, 6 - 7:30pm. - 10 seats available  
  • John Wesley Shipp, The Flash character - Hear highlights of his extensive television career and answer your questions about breaking into the business during this LaGuardia Zoom chat! - Tuesday, June 16th, 6 - 7:30pm - 10 seats available  
  • Professional Make-up Artist, Brian Duprey - Quality-focused time with makeup artist Brian Duprey. Highly tailored to your specific makeup needs, plus casting/auditioning and casting makeup tips. - Date/Time - TBD -  5 seats available  
  • Professional Hair Stylist, Louis Angelo - You'll get styling secrets from a pro during this Zoom lesson taught by celebrity stylist Louis Angelo! - Date/Time - TBD -  5 seats available  
  • Physical Therapist, Megan Wise - A physical therapist for Mean Girls will lead a Zoom session aimed at performers/dancers with guidelines on avoiding injury/maximizing performance. Date/Time - TBD -  10 seats available 
NEW! Free ACT Diagnostic Test! SOPHOMORES! (And Freshman too?!)
If you're not sure whether your student should take the ACT or SAT test, Academic Approach is offering a free ACT diagnostic on three upcoming weekends! For more information...
Pandemic-EBT (Electronics Benefit Transfer)
As you may know, every public school student in NYC will be receiving an EBT card worth $420.  These cards are non-transferable and families are encouraged to spend them to alleviate food insecurity and support the local economy.   For families who are not facing financial hardship and would like to help those who are experiencing hunger during this time, there is a new online form set up to process pledges and donations to relevant organiza- tions. Click  here for information on how and where to redistribute your P-EBT. 

We are now accepting nominations for
PA Executive Board Positions, 
School Leadership Team   Positions
Studio Board Members.

Nominations will close on Monday, June 15, 2020!

Elections will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 8:00 PM!

Join the PA Executive Board and keep it vibrant 
Plan. Prepare. Pitch. 
  • If you have the passion for making our excellent school a better place and can commit to the work, please consider running for a PA office. 
    All elected PA Executive Board terms are for one year only.
  • The p ositions ar e Co-P resident (2), Co-Vice  President (2), Treasurer (1), Assistant Treasurer (1), Secretary (1), Assistant Secretary (1), Academic Forum (4), Community Involvement (2).   
  • For slate (2-4 people) positions - get together with someone you know who is hardworking and delivers results.  
  • The 2 Co-Presidents, 2 Co-Vice Presidents, and 4 Academic Forum Chairs typically run as a slate, while the Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer, Secretary and Asst. Secretary and the 2 Community Involvement members run as individuals. 
  • Please see the LaG bylaws for descriptions of all Executive Board positions. If you want to know more about a position or are considering running, email

Join the School Leadership Team (SLT)
and keep i t relevant!
 There maybe parent positions available.
Check the   SLT bylaws

Studio Board Members
Also consider a role in your studio
Each studio has its own board of many members. 
Contact your studio rep  for details
The Deadline for Nominations for both the PA Exec Board and SLT has been extended to Monday, June 15th.   Virtual Election Guidance comes this week. 
Please send your  nominationform   to as soon as possible.

Nominations will also be accepted from the "virtual floor" on the night of the election.  The only qualification to run for office is that you are a parent/guardian of a child currently attending our school however, (as per the Chancellor's regulations), DOE employees are not allowed to run, even if they have a child in the school, but they are allowed to serve on the School Leadership Team (SLT).
For complete info on the available LaGuardia PA positions and to download a 2020-2021 nomination form, please click here.
Please get invol ved and make  LaGuardia a better place for all  students! 

The LaGuardia Senior Parent Virtual Graduation Committee is asking all our Senior LaGuardia families to make a video applauding their child or all the graduates. You can send videos of multiple family members, your child's champion, use props and signs, or make it small and intimate just you and a heart felt hooray for your kid or all the kids - it is up to you.  Videos need to be between 5-15 seconds long.
Video guidelines were provided in an email sent yesterday.


Senior Committee Meeings
The committee meets every Tuesday at 5:00 PM: June  9, 16 & 23
Click the Zoom link to join the meeting:

Planning for Senior Year-End Celebrations!
Special year end celebrations are underway for all our seniors!  
Bravo, class of 2020!  
Each studio is doing something special and the administration, SGO and the senior parents are working together to make sure our graduation is LaGuardia fabulous!

Families: please support your student in sending in candids and thank you videos!  

* * * SENIORS - SAVE THE DATES!!! * * *
Citywide Graduation
A citywide spirit week to celebrate high school seniors will take place the week of June 15, 2020, including:
  • Citywide virtual prom/graduation party on Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Citywide virtual graduation ceremony on Monday, June 22, 2020 
 We will provide updates as more information becomes available!

LaGuardia High School Graduation
LaGuardia High School's graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020.  Also, the Dance Studio's Graduation Dance Concert will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Alumni & Friends Planning
Hello LaGuardia 2020 Seniors!  Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia is so excited to plan events for this class of 2020! We need your contact information in order to invite you to your upcoming in-person reunion/party/yearbook signing event, which will take place at LaGuardia! Date to be determined! Please fill out our contact form:   

Once you leave LaGuardia, Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia is the connector for all alumni. We keep a database of 48,000 alumni (LaGuardia does not keep these records). We are your lifeline to amazing events and opportunities. Stay in touch! We will promote your projects, you can win tickets to LaGuardia performances, and so much more! You'll also receive FREE membership to Alumni & Friends for 4 years after graduation, just by signing up. See you soon and spread the word!  
Please visit LaGuardia PA's Facebook page to share your thoughts, ideas, questions and suggestions.  There are lively discussions among parents, even a few teachers chime in with answers, explanations, and their point of view.
If you are on it already, invite your LaG friends. 

Thanks to Emily Steed, 10th grade Tech parent, for creating and moderating a  NEW FaceBook Page just for incoming 9th graders!

Emily is seeking a current LaG parent with an incoming 9th grader 
to join her in this endeavor.  Please email if you would like to take on this role!

As New York City enters Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, June 8, 2020, we would like to remind our LaG community to continue safe social-distancing and hygiene practices:
  • Consistent with Executive Order 202.17: all people over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others.  Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs.  Click here to find one close to you on the DOE website.
  • When outside the home, adults and children must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible. 
  • Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering. 
  • Please remember the importance of good hand hygiene, and frequently wash hands with soap and water
NYPL UPDATE:  Reopening and Remote Learning Resources
All New York City libraries anticipate reopening some time in July, although exact dates are still to be determined.  Further details on reopening plans can be found  here.   In the interim, there is a host of wonderful remote learning resources available through NYPL here.  Also, to thank our three library systems for being bastions of knowledge and being wonderful resources throughout the COVID-19 quarantine, patrons are being asked to share their love of libraries via the Libraries Make NYC Stronger website through virtual Post-It notes here.  Let's work to remind elected officials that libraries are an important community resource!
Please send us your ideas and comments -
With Gratitude

Melissa Scott
Elisabeth Rucell


Check out the below educational resources on racism, adjusting to COVID-19 quarantine, and bystander intervention.  They were curated by our neighbor across the street, Michelle Lee,Young Adult Libraian at New York Public Library - Riverside Branch: 

Brooklyn Public Library's "Black Lives Matter book list" located here

Constructive White Conversations
A gathering in which those who identify as white can speak freely and openly about race, racism, oppression, isolation, and all related issues.  Constructive White Conversations is a place for white people who want to understand and dismantle racism, build and maintain white anti-racist community, and explore the nature of white identity. Learn more.

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A wide variety of ideas to get you thinking. If you're a POC, please, share this with a friend - hopefully they'll thank you...

Two Coronavirus Studies Retracted after Questions Emerge about Data , CNN Health, June 4, 2020


Monday, June 8, 2020, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021.  All parents and students are invited to join this last virtual session of the borough-based listening series.  Please note this recently added session is a  citywide event .   Click here  for more information, including registration and sign-up to speak.


The College Application Process & COVID-19 - FREE
Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30 PM
The ongoing health crisis in our country has changed many things regarding the college admissions process, even what college itself might look like come September. Intelligentsia has been tracking many of these changes and wants to share them with as many people as possible.  During the 90 minute webinar, they will cover standardized testing delays, virtual campus visits, how to determine "best fit," how to bolster activities during social distancing, and they'll also provide a high-level road-map of the entire process as it would traditionally take place. To get the most from the presentation, there will be time reserved for a Q&A session. Register here.

Calling all LaGuardia Graduates! We are trying to connect LaG Grads with current LaGuardia students for internships, potential master classes, general advice, etc. To that end, we have  created a form for Alumni to fill-out

Please message Tali Natter (LaG'19) on Facebook or at with any questions or if you are not comfortable with your information being published in a public spreadsheet.

Senior Art Show #5: Introspection is now LIVE! Visit the website or on Instagram - or 

Thanks again to student curators Lola Simon and Aneeza Razak and banner artists Nina Ward and Georgia Carbone for creating such a beautiful website; thanks to all the very talented artists who have so generously shared their work with us. 

Thank you also to our amazing Art Studio teachers, who have continued to encourage and inspire our students through these challenging times.

Show your LOVE for LaG
A r t !
Alumni & Friends is offering this great opportunity for Community Service Hours! 
Create artwork to go on their Thank You notes to donors! 
Learn more and upload your artwork!   We can't wait to see all the beautiful new designs!

Start your shopping from this link
and the LaGuardia Parents Association will receive anywhere from  3% to 10% of qualifying purchases.

Mark your Calendars for LaGuardia's "Let's Talk College" Series
Open to students and parents
Thursdays - June 11 & June 18 - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Meeting link here: 
Click Here To Join

Now is a great time to get started on Parent Raves! For those of you who missed this info at College Night, parents are encouraged to fill out Parent Raves.  This is your chance to share with your child's guidance counselor what you think makes your child special.  This is not a time to be humble - brag away!  To find the Parent Rave form :
  1. Sign-In to Naviance Account (the Parent Account, not the child account. If you don't have a Naviance parent account, please email your guidance counselor)
  2. Click on the "About Me" Tab located at the top right of home page
  3. Scroll down and select "My Surveys"
  4. Then select "Surveys Not Started"
Remember to save every twenty minutes or so to assure that you don't lose the material.
With campus tours and visits postponed indefinitely it is important that students are offered the opportunity to "visit" colleges in some capacity.  

AcademicApproach Test Prep , a test preparation company, is offering a live, online, interactive, group ACT and SAT Preparation course  discounted  for LaGuardia High School students.
ACT Diagnostic Test!
The SAT and ACT tests are different! 
Which one is right for your child?
A proctored online ACT diagnostic test, score, and feedback are being offered FREE to every one of our current sophomores.  Students will receive a predictive ACT score based on the diagnostic test, plus individualized advice as to whether the SAT or ACT test is better for them. Based on this information, your student may wish to prepare for the ACT instead of the SAT. 

There is no commitment to enroll in any prep class if you take the free ACT diagnostic test and receive feedback. 

ACT diagnostic tests will be offered at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday for each of the next two weekends - June 6/June 7 and June 13/June 14. Extended time can be accommodated.   Please  email  Dan Josephson at Academic Approach email to schedule your ACT diagnostic test, specifying that you are a LaGuardia family.
SAT Summer Weekend Course
Held weekly on Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Registration closes on Thursday, June 4, 2020!

SAT Summer Weekday Course
Held weekly on Mondays and Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Registration closes on Friday, July 24, 2020!

ACT Summer Weekday Course
Held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Registration closes on Friday, June 24, 2020!

Each practice test will take place on a Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.   
Semi-Annual Sale on SAT/ACT Prep

Applerouth, a college admissions test prep company, is running its  semi-annual sale  in June on SAT and ACT prep.  For those of you who are thinking about the SAT/ACT, these tests will be back up and running by Fall.   As always, their diagnostic tests  are free.  Also , they have added a whole series of  free webinars.

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT's top priority.  ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.   Learn more.

All students can register for the November or December administration at this time.  Students who registered for (and didn't cancel) the June SAT and current high school juniors and seniors with no previous SAT score can register now for the August, September, or October SAT before those test dates become available to your teen.  If your teen prefers to register for the August, September, or October test dates, please check back for available seats starting at 8:00 p.m. ET on June 3.

For students who are eligible for a fee waiver, don't forget to accept the benefits before registering.

Adding Capacity Throughout the Summer
Together with our members and local communities we're working hard throughout the summer to add more test centers and available seats. We typically update our systems on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 12:00 p.m. ET, so keep checking to see if something new has opened in your area.  We'll also provide updates periodically via email and social media when we add new test center capacity.  We may have limited capacity in certain areas due to public health restrictions, so if your teen can't find a nearby test center with availability, be sure to check other dates.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELLING (NACAC).   NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events,  deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  -  visit the website .
FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications
These are the two primary financial aid application sites used by colleges and universities.  Go to: and
If you haven't completed it yet - get started - money goes to the early birds!
Do you know an incoming student or someone who is trying to decide whether their student should attend LaGuardia next year?  If so, please share with them this information about the van service through Rocblvd from Staten Island, eastern Queens, and Brooklyn to LaGuardia.  The vans are all insured and licensed with seatbelts and are air-conditioned.  You can also track your student's location in the van service via apps so that you know when the driver arrives at the destination.  The van service comes highly recommended from other parents.
Round trip daily service is $19.00, including gas, tolls and tunnels.  Children's traveling time will be cut in almost half.
To learn more about the service, please email Ann Lopa at
The PA Executive Board is not affiliated with, nor in any way endorses, the service.

Organizations are adding new virtual learning options!  Here are some of the many - we will continue to add!
If you received a 2020 Alumni & Friends Summer Study Scholarship please know that we are working closely with families and the summer programs to process all scholarships. It is important that students communicate with us if there have been any changes to the programs. All Summer Study Scholarship inquiries can be sent to
The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy
Amas Musical Theatre's award-winning 
after-school program

July 14 - 30 - Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays
Open to Everyone Ages 12-18

The classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM online through the Zoom platform as follows:

SUMMER DANCE JAM 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Get up off the couch and put on your dancing shoes! This class taught and lead by Monica Celeste Johnson and guest artists, features ballet barre, jazz warm-ups, dancercise fitness, tap basics and theatre style jazz.

VOICE STUDIO 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Students will work on all Broadway styles ranging from Golden Age to contemporary musical theater to pop music. Students will perform using piano tracks and work towards bringing their storytelling, musicianship, and personality into their songs.
ACTING 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
It's time to hone your acting skills! Using monologues, and scene work students will explore the use of imaginary circumstances, and examine character, relationship, objectives and obstacles. Classes will begin with exercises for relaxation, concentration, and sensitivity to other actors.
There's a lot going on in today's world and you have a lot to say about it Learn about the craft of playwriting through the study of the basic elements of drama (action, character, conflict, dialogue). The goal is to read the plays with an invited audience at the conclusion of the class - live via the Zoom platform.

Single Class:  $250
Two Classes:  $400
Three Classes: $600
Four Classes  $750

To learn more or register,  click here.
Broadway Official Online Masterclass (BOOM) Presents:

LaG Alumnus Thatcher Pitkoff (Instrumental, '19) is currently an intern with BOOM, and he is giving other LaG students a leg up with summer program info.  The online summer intensive is a 2-week course from July 13-24, 2020.  There are two age groups: 12-17 and 18+.  Thatcher stated it's a great way for LaGuardia students to have access to Broadway stars, learn from the pros, and build networks.  He also noted how valuable masterclasses were for hIs when he was a LaGuardia student.  Many thanks for helping our students!  Different costs for each program:  $500-$610.  For further info, click here.
Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON)
Summer Program with Stipend
Application Deadline, Monday, June 15, 2020

A six-week (July 6 through August 14, 2020) remote learning summer immersion program connecting New York City youth with paid learning opportunities designed to build skills to succeed in the workplace, strengthen community, and support young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  NeON Summer is open to youth aged 14 to 24 years old:

  • who reside in the seven NeON communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, North Staten Island, and the South Bronx (application by lottery)
  • to all youth on probation living anywhere in New York City and other 14 to 24 year-old's residing in the same household.

All participants will be eligible to earn stipends for their participation. Participants who attend all 12 hours of weekly programming, complete the 3 hours of weekly self-guided activities, and meet other program requirements can receive up to $1,200 over the 6-week period.  Click here for further details and program application.

Application Deadline, Monday, June 8th

Dates: July 6-10, 13-18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fully accessible and FREE for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.
Since 2007, IRT Theater has served the downtown theater community by providing space, support and community for independent artists through its 3B Development Series.  The progressive Young Actors Laboratory program still covers all the theater essentials, like physical-acting technique, improvisation & script writing, but with a decidedly downtown twist.  This year's unique summer experience will include a fusion of sign language, spoken word, mime, storytelling, dance and music.  This is a great choice for students, hearing, Deaf, and Hard-of Hearing, who are interested in theater but eager to try something more offbeat than, say, Oklahoma.  No prior acting experience necessary.  Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply.  Bring an open mind, and have it blown away!  For more information and to register.
Join a remote, biweekly class for the summer for teens ages 14-16 broken up into two four-week sessions.  The first four weeks we will have two classes a week.  During one, we will write scenes on a prompt given each week and begin to discuss the basics of playwriting, such as dramatic structure, character construction, and dialogue.  The other meeting we will read a play a week and discuss what it can teach us about playwriting, concerning the variations of form and styles in different dramatic movements.  For the second four-weeks, the play reading class will remain the same, but the writing class will be focusing on developing and writing short one act plays.  The class will culminate in a Zoom reading of the completed plays with actors reading the students' writing.  The fee for the class is $160 for all 8 weeks.  For more information - or 347-853-0171. 
The Cooper Union is committed to academic excellence in all of our pursuits; the current circumstances offer a unique opportunity to advance our thinking and creativity. We are therefore now offering our Pre-college Summer Courses online with the same high standards for intellectual engagement and collaboration as in any Cooper classroom. 

Please review the links below and register now!
Introduction to Architecture with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Summer Art Intensive with the School of Art
Summer STEM with the Albert Nerken School of Engineering
Summer Writing Program

Summer Classes

Experience the cultural vibrancy of FIT and NYC while choosing from over 130 long and short-term courses in art, fashion, merchandising, international marketing, photography, interior design, film, and media and more...  Learn more

College Now online courses offered during the summer semester are open to NYC public high school students meeting academic eligibility requirements and entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2020.   Participation is free . Learn more !
  1. Be well-informed (i.e., developing a nuanced understanding of our history, government, civil society institutions and current affairs); 
  2. Be productively engaged in working for the common good (i.e., being active in their communities and able to work with all kinds of people without fear or contempt to craft solutions to their common problems); and 
  3. Be hopeful about our democracy
The Met is the place to be for teens.  Check out classes, workshops, and special events designed especially for teens to develop their skills, and connect with art, ideas, and other young people. Program times and topics vary.
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Here's a fun idea for remote learning. Is your child great at explaining math or science concepts? They could create a video for a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship. Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short- under three minutes- video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. This year, there is an additional COVID-19 category, and students are encouraged to help educate the world about this global health crisis by sharing the science or math behind the causes, impacts and potential solutions.
In addition to awarding a $250,000 college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner's teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner's school a new $100,000 science lab.  For more details, check out the website
Application Deadline: Saturday, August 15th

The Eye-Bank recognizes outstanding students with the Young Ambassador Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Nordquist. The annual $3,000 award to an eligible student is made possible through private contributions given to The Eye-Bank in memory of Christopher, who was two when he died and left the gift of sight.  The Scholarship in his memory is intended to encourage young people to pursue learning and to help spread the message about the priceless gift almost anyone can leave after death - the gift of sight through eye donation.

What a wonderful experience - 
our LaG Community is truly the best!

We do not have any requests from LaGuardia teachers at this time!
All meetings take place virtually! (of course)
Tuesday, June 23:  PA Meeting -  General Meeting
  Elections - NEW

     ONGOING:  Mondays at 7:10 PM Music Studio Meetings

 Fridays at 7:00 PM Dance Studio Meetings

     ONGOING:  Sundays at 10:30 AM Freshman Meetings - NEW

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