For Students

NETWORKING | MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES!

We are building a list of alumni who are interested in providing informal guidance or mentoring to current LaGuardia students.
This is a great opportunity to connect with people who are in your area of interest or talent. Many thanks to alumna Tali Natter (’19) for initiating this amazing resource!

Students or Alumni parents who are interested in making connections, please email lagmentors@gmail.com with your:
* Major (or Area of Expertise)
* Graduation year
* Best contact information to reach you

We will be using the list to help make the introductions, starting this academic year.

INTERNSHIPS / COMMUNITY SERVICE / EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS

Read on for opportunities for your child to rack up those volunteer hours, snag scholarships and gain valuable high school experience.

The All City SLAM team is an out-of-school performing arts project. High school students from all over New York City meet to practice and perform Moth stories every Saturday for 8 weeks. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans.

For eligibility & information on how to apply, please visit The Moth website


Young Arts

YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.

Application Deadline: October 11, 2019
Visit the YoungArts website for more information.

WHY APPLY
Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
Take master classes with accomplished artists and professionals
Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
Achieve national recognition
All students ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 as of December 1, 2019, are eligible.

There are 10 disciplines to enter under, that offer opportunities to students in ALL LaGuardia studios:
Cinematic Arts
Classical Music
Dance
Design Arts*
Jazz
Photography
Theater (Acting)
Visual Arts
Voice
Writing
* Design arts includes architecture, interior, product, graphic, stage set design and fashion design.

Each category has its own set of entry requirements and you will want to plan ahead in order to have your work or performance ready in time.

UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITIES!

Torus
Use Torus to find the perfect program for your student. Explore your interests, build your community outside of school and get ahead with after school and summer programs in your area.
For more information visit the Torus website.

Joan Mitchell Foundation: NYC Youth Art Program Directory
Browse this comprehensive directory for a wide-variety of programs in the arts – if it’s in one of the five boroughs, most likely you’ll find it here!

GENERAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION

In this section we provide links to information that may be of interest to parents and guardians of teens and high school students.

Vaping article:
Politico, Mystery youth vaping disease reveals gaping holes in regulation

Speaking with your Sons:
Moms of Tweens & Teens, “16 Things Your Teen Son Won’t Tell You”

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS & COLLEGE FAIRS

COMMON APP COLLEGE
For families with current juniors, click here to view the Common Application 2019-2020 Essay Prompts.

COLLEGE ESSAYS
Sign-up here for Story2 to receive free help on your shaping your college essay into stories that convey character and purpose.

STUDENT VAN SERVICE TO & FROM STATEN ISLAND
The parent of an incoming freshman student has organized a new Van service through Rocblvd from Staten Island 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 dreambelievesold@aol.com

The PA Executive Board is not affiliated with, nor in any way endorses the service.

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