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Regional Ethics Bowl

Ethics Bowl team at Vanguard traveled to Columbia University to participate in NYC’s first Regional Ethics Bowl. Our team participated in 3 intense rounds of ethical discussion where they analyzed 6 complex, modern ethical dilemmas. Vanguard represented as the only non-specialized public school and the only Consortium school at the event. The competition was stiff, but our team held their own. The other participating schools were: 3 teams from Bronx Science, 2 teams from Stuyvesant, 2 teams from Horace Mann, and 2 teams from Oakwood Friends.

Vanguard students demonstrated strong work ethic, critical thinking, and professionalism they demonstrated today and throughout our preparations over the last 3 months. The team improved and gained confidence with each round. In short, they were amazing and a joy to work with. 

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Baruch College Now

Dear Students,

Baruch College Now has their applications available for the summer college now program.
Here are the requirements to earn college credit this summer and enhance your applications for college in the Fall.
You must have

At least a 50 on the PSAT Critical Reading or at least a 480 on the SAT Critical Reading or at least a 75 on the English Language Arts

Regents Exam AND

– At least a 50 on the PSAT Math or at least a 480 on the SAT Math

If you have a 45 on the PSAT or 450 on SAT if you have taken it you can still apply for this opportunity.

Here is the link to apply

Apply immediately since space is limited.
They are offering these courses

BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (Entrepreneurship Focus), 3 credits

Students are given an overview of the study of business early in their college studies so that they can decide which field to major in and how the world of business works. The class is broken in four distinct parts – finance, marketing, management and an introductory section that covers ethics, global business and economics. Each of these parts covers the basic concepts found in one of the areas a student might select as a major. Each section also covers the current issues in today’s business world. These are the kinds of topics likely to be encountered in the current business press. Lectures are supplemented with real world case histories designed to highlight a specific topical, and often controversial, issue.

 

BUS 1000 Afternoon Workshop: “The Business of Planning” Students will apply principles of the morning course to create a business plan. By the completion of the course students will be able to describe their business, including its products, its markets, the people involved and their financing needs.

 

BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (Marketing focus), 3 credits

Students are given an overview of the study of business early in their college studies so that they can decide which field to major in and how the world of business works. The class is broken in four distinct parts – finance, marketing, management and an introductory section that covers ethics, global business and economics. Each of these parts covers the basic concepts found in one of the areas a student might select as a major. Each section also covers the current issues in today’s business world.

BUS 1000 Afternoon Workshop: “Cornering the Market” Students will apply principles of the morning course to study an industry in the “Inverted Pyramid” form and its top two competitors therein. By the completion of the course students will create a competitive strategy supported by a marketing message and creative integrated marketing campaign (ads, PR, sales and promotion).

 

 

JRN 3050: Journalistic Writing, 3 credits

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism – reporting, researching, and writing news and feature articles, with a focus on fairness, accuracy, balance, and thoroughness. Students will cover stories on a range of topics, most of which will be culled from their own communities. Assignments are designed to give students an introduction to reporting on both individuals and institutions. Interviewing techniques, database research, and writing style will be developed during the semester.

JRN 3050 Afternoon Workshop: “Here and Now” Students will apply principles from the morning course to create an online newspaper. Students will learn about the role of the press in society, how the media has evolved and what are the rights and responsibilities of the audience. The workshop will include visits from Journalists and field trips to various media outlets.

 

ANT 1001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
An introduction to the historical and comparative study of what it means to be human, emphasizing both the shared conditions and the unique characteristics of the world’s peoples. Included among the topics covered are questions of human origins and races, the nature of culture, relations between language and culture, and cross-cultural approaches to economics, politics, religion, gender, and social organization.

The ANT 1001 afternoon workshop will focus on the Changing New York; students will research and explore the changes occurring in several neighborhoods throughout New York City; this includes the Harlem, Williamsburg and the South Bronx. Students along with the Instructor will tour the changing neighborhoods; culminating into several group research projects that will present on how these neighborhoods have changed over the past decade.

HED 1911 Critical Health Issues 3 credits

A study of current critical health issues and the individual’s role in society with major emphasis upon the areas of human sexuality, drug abuse, environmental pollution, physical fitness, and diet.

The HED 1911 afternoon workshop will focus on Researching Critical Health Issues discussed in the college credit course. Students will be placed into groups that will explore the various topics that include human sexuality, drug abuse, environmental pollution, physical fitness, and diet. The afternoon workshop will allow students to work with the instructor on learning about library research and how to write a research paper and corresponding group project.

 


Harlem YMCA Scholarships

FINALLY!

Harlem YMCA Scholarships

For High School Seniors Only

 

Please read the details for eligibility.

Black College Tour 2015 application coming soon

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For High School Seniors Not enrolled in a YMCA of Greater New York Teen Program:

https://harlemymca.wufoo.com/forms/2015-bai-corporate-scholarship-application-new/

 

 

For High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in a YMCA of Greater New York Teen Program.  Youth Achiever Applicants will automatically be considered for the bai Corporate Scholarship; but can only receive one scholarship.

https://harlemymca.wufoo.com/forms/2015-bai-youth-achiever-scholarship-application/