Newsletter June

Flanbwayan News/ Nouvèl Flanbwayan
June/Jen 2013
about flanbwayan
Flanbwayan is committed to connecting Haitian newcomer youth to educational and supportive opportunities and providing leadership development activities.

What are you doing this summer?
Join Flanbwayan's Leadership group
July 8-August 12. Sign up

The Columbia Young Artists Film Lab is a free summer program sponsored by FOCUS (Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit) of Columbia University. The lab provides young adults ages 14-19 with an opportunity to make a movie and learn about the basic skills of filmmaking. The program takes place on Columbia’s campus and is taught by trained filmmakers.  The deadline to apply for the program is June 14, 2013.

The NYSYLC Awards Program
aims to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, advance themselves and their communities, pursue their higher education dreams and continue to contribute to our society in the manner of their choosing.

All applications must be postmarked by July 12th, 2013


Save the Date
Flanbwayan 7th Annual Back to School Picnic

Saturday August 14th, 2013
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Prospect Park Entrance Parkside and Ocean Avenue


Thank You to our funders
Beacon Group
Brooklyn Foundation
Cricket Island Foundation
Grassroots Funding Exchange
New York Foundation
New York Community Trust
New York Immigration Coalition
Northstar Fund
Office of English Language Learners
Roseben Fund
Wellmet Fund
and our generous donors

We've had a very busy and exciting two months welcoming newcomers to
the community, celebrating Poetry month and celebrating May 18 Haitian Flag Day.
What a wonderful year of programs we've had  at Flanbwayan, Clara Barton High School and with Walt Whitman Middle school students.
Congratulations to all the Graduates.  Finally Happy Summer!

Tèt Ansamn: Leadership Group for Girls

Free Summer Fun

Leadership & Debate for Girls at Hunter College:

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute is seeking female high school and college students to participate in a free 11-day training program including workshops in debate techniques, public speaking, critical thinking, policy research, writing speeches, articles and developing the skills to analyze contemporary public policy issues. July 29-Aug. 10. Apply by June 21. See the website for more information and application.

Summer engineering for elementary students in Brooklyn:

The SEEK Program, led by National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) engineering students and technical professionals offers a free three-week program open to students who are now finishing 3rd through 5th grade. It is computer-based, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. daily from July 22 through Aug. 9. It takes place at PS 5 Dr. Ronald McNair. 820 Hancock Street, Brooklyn. See the flier for how to apply.

Arts program for high school students

MAP @ LIU Brooklyn is a free summer intensive studio course and field study for serious young artists interested in developing their portfolios. Rising high school juniors or seniors who are are interested in pursuing higher education in the visual arts, are eligible. Classes are taught by practicing artists and college professors who specialize in drawing and painting. The program runs from July 22 through Aug. 9. Application deadline is June 14. See the flier for application instructions.

Accounting for teens
The Long Island University campus in Brooklyn also has a program for budding accountants plus anotherr on college readiness, and another on writing, speaking, critical thinking, research and creativity. The Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch gives a rundown, including contact information for each program. Deadlines have been extended until June.

Young Adult Internship Program

NYC youth ages 17 to 24 can apply for a 14-week paid internship to earn up to $2,500 and job readiness training. Eligible applicants cannot be enrolled in school, attending GED or employment assistance programs, or have an associates or bachelor’s degree. Applicants do not need a high school diploma or GED to be eligible.

  • Application sessions are held every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 76 Wadsworth Ave., New York, NY 10033. Interested applicants may schedule an appointment by calling 212-453-5382.
  • Interested applicants must bring state ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, and proof of address.
  • More information is available at
Girls Write Now

A free summer workshop series to help high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors craft a successful resume and college essay. The workshops will take place in midtown Manhattan on

· Wed., June 19, from 4-6PM (Cover Letter and Resume Writing)

· Wed., July 10, from 10:30 AM-3 PM (College Essay Writing)

· Wed., July 17, from 10:30 AM-3 PM (College Essay Writing)

· Wed., July 24, one hour between 10 AM-6 PM (One-to-One Essay Editing)

See the website for more information. Application deadline is June 15. There's also a year-round mentoring program.

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