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Sarah Bowie

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Camp Ramapo/SUNY Binghamton Enrichment Retreat – iDESIGN @ New Design High School

With the support of over 100 funders from across the country, iDesign was able to take 40 New Design HS students on a wonderful enrichment retreat at Camp Ramapo & SUNY Binghamton last weekend. The iDesign program targets students who missed between 20-75 days during their prior school year through counseling, peer mentorship, family involvement and ... Continue reading ›

Sheena Minott

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A PUSH in the right direction!

Last week Urban Arts Partnership at Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School enjoyed an exciting PUSH Expanded Learning Time with music teacher Kasiem, dance teacher Taina and entrepreneurship/jewelry making teacher Eleanor.  Many students were excited to be a part of something big and everyone gathered around to introduce themselves to their fellow peers. Finally everyone settled down ... Continue reading ›

Sheena Minott

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Student Spotlight at Metropolitan Diploma Plus HS

“I want to be a Chef” were the first words that Ronessia Bonus said to me when she came in to find out about the iDESIGN program at MDPHS. After the second and third time she mentioned it, I knew that she would be a perfect fit for the Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team (FEEST) ... Continue reading ›

Sarah Bowie

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UAP Mentor Alumni ready to CONNECT with iCONNECT!

This October, fourteen UAP Alumni were trained to become experts in what it takes to solidify their role as a good role model & leader through the iCONNECT Peer Mentor program.  They were trained in topics such as Adolescent Development, Communication Skills, Person-in-environment theory, Relationship-building, Establishing Healthy Boundaries, Icebreakers and many other essential skills and theories ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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iDesign Sisterhood Kickoff!

iDesign hosted its 2nd Annual Sisterhood Kickoff on Friday, October 9th! What is Sisterhood you ask? Only the coolest program ever offered to 9th and 10th grade high school girls who struggle with attendance. The program offers youth development, group theory and building trust with teens. The Sisterhood program also provides 11th and 12th grade “Big ... Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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“Unreasonable Suspicion” and “Tribute to Trayvon Martin” Accepted to Social Justice Film Festival

More success for Academy filmmakers and musicians! Unreasonable Suspicion and the "Tribute to Trayvon Martin" music video have both been selected for the Youth Visions Competition at the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, WA from Oct 10-13, 2013! Tribute to Trayvon Martin Music Video from Urban Arts Partnership on Vimeo. Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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“Unreasonable Suspicion” Selected For Two More Film Festivals!

The Academy Media Lab documentary short, Unreasonable Suspicion, continues to make the rounds at film festivals across the country! Congratulations to our young filmmakers for being selected for two more media showcases. Urban Media Makers Film Festival Atlanta, GA October 10-13 17th Annual North American All Youth Film & Education Day Sacramento, CA October 4 Unreasonable Suspicion from Urban Arts Partnership on Vimeo. Continue reading ›

Sage Young

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Youth Leader Featured On MSNBC’s The Last Word

On Tuesday night, graduate of Urban Arts Partnership's Academy and Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarship recipient Kasiem Walters was featured on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. Over the past year, the Youth Leadership Network (a collaboration between The Academy and LatinoJustice PRLDEF), has empowered and educated a group of civically-engaged youth advocates, whose efforts to shine ... Continue reading ›

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Summer Academy Highlights

Through heat waves and epic thunderstorms, creativity and collaboration prevailed! The Summer Academy was an intensive experience where over 100 new and returning high school students engaged in 4 weeks of summer programming.  Students met for 3 weeks in five art-form specific classes and capped off the summer in a cross-discipline week-long Adobe Youth Voices Film ... Continue reading ›