Tuesday, February 23, 2010

College Visit: Fashion Institute of Technology

On Wed. February 17, Ananda and Nadia took Junior Scholars on a college visit to F.I.T. in Manhattan.

The day began with an information session, continued with a self-guided tour of on-campus resources, and concluded with a tour of on-campus housing.

Two main observations made by students:
1. F.I.T. offers several majors other than Fashion Design
2. It offers direct-entry programs, demanding students to choose areas of interest before applying.

The students proved their dedication to their college research by waking up early during their chilly Winter Break to attend this Info Session!

Fashion Workshops

With the help of Timo Rissanen of the Fashion faculty at Parsons, Parsons Pre-College scholars work together to re-design damaged children's wear for the purpose of donating the clothing to the Family Justice Center in Brooklyn!

For more info, take a look at the Fashion Department's blog.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Financial aid workshop for scholars+parents

On Saturday February 20th, Alison Palmer of New Settlement conducted a Financial Aid workshop for Junior Scholars and their parents outlining the specifics of what they should understand and expect before and after filling out the FAFSA.

Scholars, all the information is in the folder. Save the black folder! Students and parents took the opportunity to ask the invited expert their questions, and experienced parents and Undergraduate Mentors shared their insight with the group. With a great parent turn-out, the workshop was a success, signalling a strong start to the juniors' college application process.
Big thank you to Allison for getting this ball rolling!

Trapped in an Elevator!

Ananda, Mentors Joelle and Max, financial aid workshop leader Alison, Sasha and her mom were stuck in an elevator at 6 E. 16th St. following Saturday's workshop! They were finally rescued, safe and sound after 45 minutes by maintenance. Let's just think of it as a bonding experience!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

College Application Workshop

This Saturday, February 13th, Ananda and Nadia's scholars met their new mentors and participated in a fun and informative college application workshop. We looked at many helpful resources for learning about and applying to college. We also played a great, noisy game matching college keywords and their definitions. Let's hope the scholars remember what they learned!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The MOMA: Tim Burton

On January 3oth Nadia's scholars along with some of Ananda's new scholars, went to see the Tim Burton exhibition at the MOMA. It was packed but the students were able to see the life's work of such a prolific and awesome artist. Not only did students get to see the art that Burton was making in high school but they also got to see his black light art, clay sculptures, videos, props from his movies, hundreds of drawings and much much more!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Senior Project Preview!

This weekend Jaime Arredondo and Jessica Cannon met with Josh Fifer from Helping Is Easy at Brookdale Hospital's Pediatric Unit. We had a great time touring the space and learning about the need for various art and design projects to transform hospital spaces that are used by young patients and their families.

Under the guidance of faculty and experienced mural artist Jaime Arredondo, senior scholars will work to create a series of collaborative pieces for the young patients at Brookdale. More info will follow at Senior Pizza Night, this Wednesday, 2.4 at 5pm in Room 600 of 66 5th Ave. Until then, here are some images to preview the site: