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Summer Teaching Fellows

Through our Summer Teaching Fellows program, PASE recruits, trains, supervises, and pays stipends to college students who provide academic support and enrichment to programs in underserved neighborhoods in New York City.

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PASE's Summer Teaching Fellows help children see learning as fun and add to their desire to excel in school. For the Fellows, this program provides hands-on teaching experience and exposure to the afterschool field, helping them to explore and cultivate their passion in working with kids.

The Fellows program also blends our college prep and summer learning work by improving connections between community organizations and higher education and cultivating a generation of future advocates for education and the afterschool field. Since 2004, PASE has worked with over 250 Summer Teaching Fellows who have collectively impacted over 22,000 kids in summer programs.

I didn’t expect to learn so much about myself and about working with kids in afterschool and teaching.

— Summer Teaching Fellow Alumni

What do Summer Teaching Fellows do at camps?

  • Co-teach & provide academic support to youth in afterschool programs
  • Develop and deliver lesson plans on topics ranging from STEM to Literacy to geography
  • Support and lead enrichments such as dance, photography and cooking
  • Facilitate field trips

    Summer teaching fellows are a fantastic resource for our program that increase our summer capacity to provide the best possible summer experience for our students.

    — 2022 Participating Host Site

    Applications for Fellows are now closed. Please check back next year. 


    The Summer Teaching Fellow program provides interested and qualified summer camp programs with trained college students who can provide a range of services including, but not limited to: developing and facilitating educational enrichment and specialty activities, curriculum development, and small group and individual tutoring to children who could benefit from additional support. PASE recruits, hires, trains and pays Fellows. Fellows are available for 30 hours/week for 6 weeks starting in July. 

    Who Should Apply? 

    Community-based organizations that: 

    • Serve youth, grades K-12 
    • Have run summer programs for a minimum of two years 
    • Have a commitment to offering educationally-focused, enriching summer programming  
    • Can provide meaningful work experience that employs the Summer Teaching Fellows 30 hours/week for six weeks 
    • Can complete required documents: STF work plan, STF Site Final Report, Evaluation 

    Applications extended to April 29, 2024

    Access Online Application

    Meet the 2023 Summer Teaching Fellows



    PASE Impact, FY 2023

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    Afterschool Professionals Supported



    Professional Development Events Offered

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    NYC Youth Impacted

    PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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