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Abelson Test Prep, Inc.

Prep for the SAT, PSAT and ACT.  Abelson Test Prep emphasizes understanding, not memorization, as students are taught to learn how to learn; their intellectual curiosity is inspired with Abelson's personalized approach to education.  For additional information go to or call (518) 871-1818

Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

If you know anyone impacted by domestic or sexual violence the Albany County Crime victim and Sexual Violence Center can help you and t hose you care about.  Click here for additional information.

Dream Big Achieve More in Guilderland

Black & Latino Achievers program - Join for leadership Join for Career Readiness! Learn Life Skills! Prepare for College and more!  Join Today!  For additional information go to

Hudson Valley Community College HonorScholar Program

The HonorScholar program at Hudson Valley is purposefully small, intensive and seminar-based.  It's designed for motivated students who are looking to transfer into a top-tier four-year college or university.  HonorScholar students can purse one of three curriculum tracks:  Business Administration; Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science; Liberal Arts and Science:  Math and Science.  The HonorScholar programs can offer you small class sizes; challenging and academically rigorous classes; internship opportunities; community service activities and excellent transfer options.  All accepted HonorWScholar students are guaranteed scholarships equal to 75 percent of their tuition.  To learn more, go to

Nativ Conservative College/Leadership Program in Israel

Nativ is an opportunity for students to spend a year experiencing both college life and Israel in the most incredible ways.  For the 2017-18 program, Nativ will be offering a two semester program with the first semester focused on academics and the second semester concentrated on community service and giving back to Israeli society.  For additional information go to or call (212) 533-7800 x 169.

The New School programs for Youth and Teens

The New School (  - the country's only comprehensive university housing a top-ranked design school, performing arts college, liberal arts college, and social research school has always fostered an environment of creative exchange and open debate. Year-round programs for students from pre-K through high school offer entry into this exciting world of creativity and discovery.  Young minds flourish in programs at Parsons School of Design (   in New York and Paris, Mannes School of Music (, and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts (

Pridecenter of the Capital Region

North Country LGBTQA Youth Group - Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays fro 4:30-6pm.  For more information call (518)462-6138 or email  For additional informational flyers, click here.

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Announcing the 2018 Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, Denison University's week-long summer creative writing program for high school students.  The website has full information and an online application.  Current high School sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  This year's program dates are June 17-24, 2018.  Opening of online application acceptance is January 3, 2018 and the application deadline is March 4, 2018.  For additional information and to apply go to

The Ron Brown Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program

The Ron Brown Guided Pathway Support (GPS)  Program is designed to help highly motivated college-bound African American students navigate the college admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  These resources include advice related to college selection, financial aid, and college prep programs.  Selected participants will benefit from invaluable peer-to-peer mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains, who are eager to share their first-hand college admissions and undergraduate experiences.  To apply, go to

RPI Design Your Future Day for Junior Females

RPI is offering a free, one day workshop on Sunday April 22, 2018, for female juniors who are interested in the fields of math, science, technology and engineering. The Design Your Future Day offers hands on workshops in a variety of STEM related fields. Participants should have grades of A’s and B’s and need to take precalculus and physics by high school graduation. Interested students must complete a registration form by April 16th.  Click here for the registration form.  Space is limited!

Semper Fidelis All-American Program

The Semper Fidelis All-American Program, proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, recognizes elite high school juniors who face life's battles with the determination to succeed.  These students embody a fighting spirit, much like the fighting spirit of a Marine, by taking on challenges of succeeding academically while excelling in athletics and betting their communities.

The Marines will select approximately 100 students nationwide to earn the title Semper Fidelis All-American and attend the exclusive Battles Won Academy.  To celebrate the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to bring a mentor of their choosing to the event.

Siena College Reading Skills & Speed Reading Programs for Children & Adults

Siena College is offering Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults this summer in Schenectady and on Campus.  For information on programs for 4-Year olds entering kindergarten through programs for adults, entering 12th graders and college students call 1-800-978-9596.

Study Abroad

An opportunity to chart your own path!  Find out what is beyond your own school, community and country!  International Student Exchange Programs - ASSE offers the largest number of countries, you get to choose where to spend your exchange year, no language requirement, the lowest fees of any high school exchange program, many scholarships available, minimum GPA 2.7 and Semester, year and summer language programs offered.  For additional information call 1-800-677-2773 or go to

SUNY  Upstate Medical University Summer Career Awareness Day Events

SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) is once again hosting a series of one day Career Awareness Days this summer for students considering a career in health care. There is a small fee of $15 ($5 for free/reduced lunch students) for students to attend if admitted and lunch is included. Space is limited to 24 students per day. This event is for high school students and will be held on the campus of SUNY Upstate University in Syracuse, NY. The dates are as follows:
Nursing & Respiratory Therapy: June 28th
Medicine & Physician Assistant: June 29th
Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences: July 19th
Physical Therapy: July 27th
For additional information and to apply go to

Verto Education

The program is called Verto Education. Verto was designed to revolutionize higher education in a way that gives students a global perspective, at an affordable cost, without delaying graduation. A gap year program, without the gap.

Here's what's included for Fall 2018:

Earn 16 credits while taking courses in Guatemala & Costa Rica
Academic credits from Mills College, a private 4-year Liberal Arts College in Oakland, California
Included: Accommodation, food, mentoring, programs, staff leaders
Direct Admission to partner colleges or transfer credits to a college of the student's choosing
Option to spend 2nd semester studying at University College Dublin in Ireland or The University of Auckland in New Zealand
Sample Courses: Identity, Politics & Equity, Sustaining Food Systems & the Environment, Public Health in Culture & Context
Cost: $15,000 per semester   For additional information and to apply, go to


Volunteer Opportunity

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital is looking for students who are interested in volunteering.  This is a great opportunity to help on nursing units and in patient request services by becoming a Junior Volunteer.  If interested, contact Joan Laviolette, Director of Volunteers, at 386-3631 or e-mail Joan at .


Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS)

6 Reasons Why You Should Attend YYGS
(as told by YYGS alumni)

01. "Before YYGS I never believed it would be possible to live and learn in a diverse, multicultural setting without feeling out of place."
-Kavya from India
02. "I grew as a person, a leader, and as a student, and I brought this [knowledge] back home to impact my community."
-Benita from Rwanda
03. "YYGS not only did satisfy, but it exceeded my scientific cravings. Instructors were as eager as we were to share their knowledge and expertise."
-AbdelRahman from Egypt
04. "Having the opportunity to meet individuals from all over the world gave me a glimpse of what it means to be a global citizen."
-Saeed from South Africa
05. "I was surrounded by people who were constantly talking about important international issues, sharing innovative project ideas, exploring other's cultures, and learning about the subjects they're most passionate about."
-Racha from Tunisia
06. "One of the most special aspects of YYGS is that undergraduate and graduate students teach all of the seminars. This presents a variety of incomparable intellectual opportunities."
- Zoha from Washington, DC
The Yale Young Global Scholars online application is currently live, and we encourage all eligible students to apply. The application deadline is
February 6, 2018. For more information, visit our website.


Capital Region Tutors


Capital Region Tutors is owned and operated by D and T Tutoring Services, LLC   For information on Tutors and review classes for SAT and ACT go to the above website or call (518) 861-8740.


Available college courses and programs


American University's Gap Program

American University's Gap Program provides an unparalleled curriculum that's one part internship and one part college experience. It's an ideal springboard for students looking to gain real world work experience and college credit. Whether you are an early graduate or not yet ready for a four-year commitment, the AU Gap Program helps develop a foundation for future academic and career success.  AU's Gap Program highlights include:  Seminar classes two days a week; Mentored internship three days a week in Washington, D.C.; One semester or one year, seven credits per semester; On-campus housing in a Living-Learning Community.  Learn more at  or email

Meredith Manor - Do you love  horses?

Move right into a professional career in the horse industry with a skill based education from Meredith Manor.  Majors:  Western; Dressage; Jumping.  Career Emphasis Areas: Training, Teaching, Farrier, Forging, Horse Health, Business Management, Barn Management, Equine Massage Therapy and Equine Breeding.  For additional information go to or call 1-800-679-2603.