SPRING 2014 Enrichment Opportunity Guide:
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development: Summer Youth Employment Program APPLY NOW! through April 25th (h) (f) (r)
The NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) is launching the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for 2014. SYEP provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including: government agencies; hospitals; summer camps; non-profits; small businesses; law firms; museums; sports enterprises; and retail organizations. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in community-based organizations (CBO) in all five boroughs of NYC. Youth can apply for the program online or at a CBO during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for this program; not all students are guaranteed of a spot in the program. Specialized programming for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless and court-involved youth are also available. The application period is currently open; all interested youth must apply by no later than April 25th. Click here to access the online application.
Women‟s Debate Institute Deadline: April 15th (h) (f) (r)
The Women‟s Debate Institute (WDI) is a tuition-free camp that provides young women the opportunity to be a part of a strong community of women who love debate. At the WDI, high school girls have the opportunity to learn policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate skills from some of the top female debaters in the country. Working one-on-one with former NDT and CEDA winners gives girls the competitive edge they need to be successful debaters. The WDI also teaches students what it means to be a woman in debate and exposes girls to the rich community of women in this activity. Furthermore, our “College Seminar” gives each student the opportunity to learn how to make higher education a reality, regardless of their current situation. The deadline to apply for this program is April 15th. Click here for more information.
New York Historical Society: Student Historian Internship Program
Deadline: April 23rd (h) (f) (r)
The New York Historical Society is now accepting applications for the Student Historian Internship Program. This internship program is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. The Student Historian Internship Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world. The program runs from July 8-August 14, 2014, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10am-4pm. Please note that applicants must be available and commit to attending every day of the program. This program is open to students who meet ALL of the following qualifications:
- You are currently enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12 in a high school in the tri-state area
- You have the consent of your parent/guardian to apply for this program
- You have (or can obtain by the start of the program) valid working papers
Please note that paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity. Please be sure to specify on your application if you are eligible for free or reduced lunch at your school. Unpaid internships will be provided for all other accepted students, with the option to receive community service hours or school credit. Students offered paid internships must have all documents necessary to be employed in the United States for the duration of the internship. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. If you have questions about this program, email email@example.com. Click here for more information, including a more detailed overview of what the program includes, qualification requirements, and detailed application instructions.
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute: Summer Leadership and Debate Program
Multiple Deadlines (h) (f) (r) April 30th and June 30th
Our free 12-day leadership and debate training program includes workshops in debate techniques, public speaking, critical thinking, policy research, writing speeches, articles, and developing the skills to analyze contemporary public policy issues. Highly accomplished female professionals, who work in the top echelons of corporate, business, government, and not for profit sectors as well as women business owners, elected officials and diplomats, come as guest lecturers and also conduct workshops. The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) has developed a closer partnership with the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL), the organization that represents competitive debate teams from public high schools throughout NYC. Together with the coaches of the NYCUDL, our students take a four-hour lab on policy and public forum debate which results in actual debate competitions at the end of each week of the 12-Day Leadership and Debate Training. There are multiple deadlines by which to apply: April 30th and June 30th. Students who apply by April 30th should save the day of May 10th for a potential interview. Students who apply by June 30th should save the date of July 2nd and 3rd for a potential interview. Click here for more information.
Fordham University History Makers Summer Scholars Program Deadline: May 16, 2014
Teens spend the summer participating in History Makers, a six-week program that is a collaboration between Fordham's Community Service Program and the Citizens Advice Bureu(CAB), a non-profit stettlement house that runs a youth enrichment program for college-bound teenagers in the bronx.
Bronx high school student participants:
- Learn how to perform professional-level historical research in the city's archives, libraries, and museums.
- Work in University classrooms and the library
- Spend the last week living on campus in a residence hall, giving them the full college experience.
*To Apply: Ask Ms. Ng for an application.
Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy: Green Jobs for Youth Deadline: May 30th (h) (f) (s)
The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy‟s Green Jobs for Youth program is a 7-week program that offers youth a chance to work outdoors with park experts. Students will earn free college credit and an hourly wage. CUNY Lehman College‟s Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) offers lectures and lab activities from its esteemed Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences Department. Students will also have the opportunity to work as apprentices with the Conservancy‟s horticulturists and forest restoration staff, and complete labs, fieldwork and field studies. The program runs from July 1 through August 15, 2014, every Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 3pm. To be eligible, students must reside in the Bronx, must have completed at least the 10th grade and two Regents level science courses with a “B” or better average, must have an 80 or above academic average, and must meet STEP eligibility guidelines. For more information about STEP guidelines, click here. The deadline to apply for this program is May 30th. Click here for more information about the program, including information on how students can be paid an hourly wage and receive college credit, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and access to the application. If you have additional questions, contact Paulina Mohamed, Green Jobs for Youth Program Director, at 718-430-4687 or by email at Paulina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Noguchi Museum: Making Your Mark Deadline: June 2nd (h) (f)
Come explore, experiment, create and share during the Making Your Mark (MYM) program held at the The Noguchi Museum. MYM is a free summer program that introduces teens (10th to 12th graders) to the art and vision of sculptor Isamu Noguchi and provides a supportive environment where participants can identify and pursue their own creative interests. The core activities of MYM include looking at and discussing art at The Noguchi Museum; learning about techniques including carving and casting and how to work with non-traditional sculptural materials such as found objects; and spending substantial time making your own art. Experiences in the Museum's galleries and studio space are deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums and galleries. The program culminates in an end-of-summer exhibition and reception to which families and friends are invited. Applications are due June 2nd and include a mandatory letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor or mentor. Applications can be found online. See website for more details about program. For additional questions please email inquiries to email@example.com or call 718-204-7088 x203.
Children‟s Museum of Manhattan: Summer Junior Staff Internship Deadline: June 2nd (h) (f)
High school students from all over New York City work together alongside museum staff to explore community, technology and education at the Children‟s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). Through experiences that increase their confidence and independence, Junior Staff Interns grow into valued members of the CMOM team. Interns begin with broad interests in technology, the arts or working with children. Each intern develops their interests into real work experience and skill sets that prepare them for college and careers. Students start off as volunteers, and as they gain more experience, they earn an ascending stipend. The Summer Session runs on selected weekdays from 10am- 3pm and Fridays from 11am-4 pm.
Qualifications and Important Information:
As a high school intern you will be an active part of our education team, assisting tours and camp groups, learning life skills, building new experiences and developing leadership skills.
- You must be able to commit to all days and times of the program session.
- Summer Session runs throughout July and August.
- You must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior; or an equivalent grade level.
- You must submit a completed application and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You must also have a recommendation letter sent by email or hard copy to CMOM. This can be an educational or professional recommendation.
- Please note that we will only notify those applicants we are interested in interviewing.
For more information on the program, please visit the website. Application can be found online as well. If you have any other questions, call 212-721-1223 or email at email@example.com.
Fordham University’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
Semester of application:
Summer Application Deadline: June 1
Fall Application Deadline: September 15
Spring Application Deadline: December 15
Fordham University’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is a rigorous pre-college academic enrichment program designed to prepare students in grades seven through twelve (7-12) for careers in math, science, technology, health-related fields and licensed professions. STEP seeks to increase the representation of historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students in these fields.
During the academic year, STEP offers an array of services and activities after school and on Saturday mornings. STEP also conducts a five-week, full-time summer academy. All classes take place at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and are taught by Fordham faculty, secondary school teachers and graduate students. STEP scholars benefit from camaraderie with some of the areas brightest students.
Criteria: Minimum 85 in all core classes
Scholarship: Available to qualified students through UASWC
*To Apply: Ask Ms. Ng for an application.
Fresh Air Fund Ongoing (m) (h) (f)
The Fresh Air Fun provides free summer experiences for youth, including its summer camp program or Host Family Program. Applications are now being accepted at different locations. For more information or to apply, visit www.freshair.org.