9th and 10th graders of WATCH HS visited the beautiful campus of St. John’s University where they learned from the Admissions Director’s presentation that the freshman, sophomore, and junior years are the most critical time to prepare for college. Included is a photo from the trip.
Ever imagine you would attend a college fair at a Mets vs. Dodgers game at Citifield?! On April 25th, students from Jefferson attended the 2nd annual Mets College Fair and got to watch a game — it was a beautiful day!
In collaboration with BET and Entertainers for Education, 20 Jefferson students attended a live taping of 106 and Park last week! The trip was made possible by the “I Will Graduate” campaign (see t-shirts below). We got to see the “behind the scenes” of a TV show, meet the hosts, and have a lot of fun trying to be the loudest audience we could be.
Sophomores and Juniors from Jefferson High School visit the Fashion Institute of Technology to speak with college students, attend an information session, and get a college tour…
What does it mean to put “you” on a t-shirt? W.A.T.C.H. students worked with Verneda White, founder and CEO of Human Intonation, to design personalized t-shirts showing off their many talents and characteristics…
Verneda White, founder and CEO of Human Intonation, talked with WATCH students about being an entrepreneur, as well as recognizing one’s skills and talents in order to find a career that they are passionate about.
Students from Ms. Wilkes’ Health Careers class visited BCAL (Brooklyn College Art Lab) and participated in a workshop lead by BC Pre-Med students. The 11th and 9th graders had the opportunity to learn all about Pre-Med life, degree requirements, internship opportunities, and to get some FAQ’s answered. We also had a great time touring the campus with our College Scavenger Hunt!
The BCCP annual ice skating trip at Bryant Park, lots of fun, lots of falls, always an adventure!
Pretty Regular, or P.R. for short, are some of East New York’s finest young talents. The group is Quincy Williams, Michael Hunt, Jermaine Francis and Sabrina Vega. They are incredibly talented! So far, the group has recorded more than 5 tracks for the upcoming Jefferson Mixtape. They will also be featured on a re-mix of the amazing Maya Azucena hit single “Cry Love.” Stay tuned for more great music and videos from this collective…
On Monday, special guest artist Maya Azucena visited Emi and Faith’s classes at Jefferson Campus High School. Emi’s young mc’s got to speak with Maya about the importance of being yourself, no matter how different, strange or uncommon that may be. They discussed what it means to be an independent artist and activist. They also offered to re-mix one of Maya’s songs, and she accepted!
During Faith’s theater class, Maya and the students discussed the importance of storytelling, and how stories give us the power to understand our past, present and future. We learned that all of us have important stories to share, whether they be happy, sad or funny. We can share our stories through writing, music, theater, dance, and all the arts. When telling their stories, the students found out that they are more similar than different.
Thank you Maya for visiting us! Please come again!