SUMMER 2014 YES AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL YOUNG EISNER SCHOLARS | NYC PHILLIPS EXETER SUMMER ACADEMY MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SUMMER UPDATE 2014 YES NYC YES Summer Program Middle School While New York City administrators and staff enjoyed a well deserved break, YES NYC launched its second annual summer program hosted by Columbia Law School. This year, there were some exciting new additions to the curriculum, including the introduction of Physics and Computer Science. Scholars spent five hours each day summarizing and discussing current events, honing their skills in writing, calculating the acceleration of objects with vector quantities, and coding their own websites using HTML and CSS. The summer culminated with a trip to a New York Mets game, generously provided by a supporter of YES. “…never before had I read so much about what’s going on in the world around me.” - Kaitlynne Easley (Thurgood Marshall Academy ’19) SUMMER 2014 YOUNG EISNER SCHOLARS | NYC Partners in Education As YES NYC continues to influence the education landscape, several nearby prestigious institutions have taken interest in our scholars and their summer experiences. These include: Phillips Exeter Summer Academy Helping young minds triumph in New York City. Exeter, NH Danielle Mosley (Thurgood Marshall Academy ’17), Michael SolisHernandez (Columbia Secondary School ’17) and Jacob Garcia (Columbia Secondary School ’15) participated in a six-week-long summer program on the historic campus. Alongside some of the most talented youth from across the globe, our scholars took classes on ethical technology, trigonometry, poetry, philosophy, and psychology (just to name a few). Exeter awarded each student a scholarship of $3,500 to attend. Mt. Sinai: Center for Excellence in Youth Education New York, NY Ilan Rodriguez (Columbia Secondary School ’17) and Jabria Gary (Columbia Secondary School ’17) donned lab coats and spent eight weeks of their summer researching Medical Nanotechnology and Genomics, respectively. Both scholars worked side-by-side with trained researchers and were even awarded a stipend for their work in the laboratory. About his experience, Ilan says “…the Mount Sinai summer course was really fun. I loved it. Getting paid to have fun is an opportunity no one should miss.” The American Museum of Natural History New York, NY As the school year was concluding, Alex Gonzaga (Pedro Albizu Elementary ’20) and Adriel Rodriguez (Pedro Albizu Elementary ’19) were just getting started with an AMNH seminar titled “Anthropology and Games: Boards, Cards and Dice”. Later in the summer, Samuel Martinez (Columbia Secondary School ’19), Follyvi Dossa (Arthur Tappan Elementary ’20), Elmer Hernandez (Columbia Secondary School ’19), Jude Koopman (Columbia Secondary School ’19), and Kason Waring (Thurgood Marshall Academy ’19) joined museum staff for “EcoRangers”, a course in sustainable infrastructure and its role in New York City. TOP: Students discuss a physics problem with instructor, Dan Solecki, at Columbia Law School. MIDDLE: Ilan Rodriguez (Columbia Secondary School ’17) performs an experiment at Mt.Sinai. BOTTOM: Fatoumata Barry (Thurgood Marshall Academy ’17) takes in her first-ever baseball game at Citi Field.
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