Partnership for After School Education


September 16, 2019

Fall 2019 Tech Scholars - New-York Historical Society resources-for-youth

Tech Scholars provides High school girls (grades 9-12) with the unique opportunity to explore the digital humanities at New-York Historical Society. Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to the Center for Women’s History where they will meet with curators, graduate fellows, and influential women in the technology field. They will also conduct research on the historical figures and events that continue to impact young women today. The program takes place on Thursdays from September 26 - December 19, 2019. Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past. Learn more and apply!

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February 03, 2020

The Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers

Each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards $1 million in scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible city public high school seniors. The program is limited to New York City public high school seniors who will graduate from a vocational, academic or alternative school or will receive an equivalency diploma from a public evening school or a New York City Board of Education alternative educational program. All applicants must be eligible to receive and must apply for federal financial aid (a Pell Grant). Learn more and apply.

January 17, 2020

Spring 2020 Scholars Program: Bill Graham Music

New-York Historical Society is offering a program, Bill Graham: Rock and Roll Revolution, for high school students, grades 9-12. The program takes place on Tuesdays, March 3, 2020 – May 26, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Participants learn to code their own musical experience using contemporary beats mixed with archival sounds from concert footage and interviews with Bill Graham, one of the most influential music promoters in history, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. This project culminates in a live-DJ jam in the experiential spirit of Graham’s concerts. There is a fee to attend. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who qualify. Apply by February 17, 2020. Contact teens@nyhistory.org or (212) 873-3400 ext 356 with any questions.

January 17, 2020

Free Programs for Girls & Young Women

New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free arts and leadership classes for girls and young women aged 11-Young Adult after-school, evenings and Saturdays. Their spring semester offers play building, poetry, film, STE(A)M, Hip-Hop dance, leadership, self-defense, and college prep, starting in late January. They will host an orientation on January 22, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Contact Joy Leonard, Director, Program for Girls & Young Women at (718) 716-8000 x119 or j.leonard@newsettlement.org for more information and to enroll. Any youth who identifies as a girl, young woman, femme or gender fluid within the appropriate age range may register. See class descriptions for more detail, also available en español.

January 02, 2020

TheDream.US National Scholarship

TheDream.US is accepting applications for their National Scholarship Award. The award will cover tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree at one of their Partner Colleges. Some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation. Applicants may be eligible if they have a current DACA or TPS authorization or meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of their public Partner Colleges or are admitted to one of their private Partner Colleges. Read all the application guidelines and apply by February 27, 2020.

December 18, 2019

Awards for Youth in Foster Care

Youth Communication is sponsoring an award to celebrate the achievements of New York City youth in foster care. Ten young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in late May 2020. The prize money can be spent however the winner likes, although it is recommended that it be spent on education-related activities. Anyone born in 1999 or later who is or has been in the New York City foster care system is eligible. Applicants must write two essays to enter this contest, and can be nominated by any adult (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, youth workers, religious leaders, foster parents, or biological parents). Application deadline is March 2, 2020. Apply or download a flyer and application.

December 16, 2019

Scholarship Plus

Scholarship Plus offers students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, as well as the ability to overcome financial and other significant obstacles in their lives, a four-year college scholarship PLUS individualized support. The scholarship may be used to pay tuition, room and board, fees, and other educational expenses. Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes standard progress toward a degree. Applications are due by January 27, 2020.

December 16, 2019

NYC Ladders for Leaders

NYC Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in New York City. Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through: pre-employment training, paid summer internships and the opportunity to join our growing alumni network. Apply to the NYC Ladders for Leaders program or call DYCD Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646 (or (646) 343-6800) for more information.

November 15, 2019

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a national organization recognizing the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provides opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Their Special Achievement Awards offer creative teens the chance to win scholarships for their work. Each scholarship offers up to $1,000, and all students in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Deadlines vary by region, with the earliest deadline falling on December 1, 2019.

November 13, 2019

New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women

New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free arts and leadership classes for girls and young women, aged 11-Young Adult, after-school, evenings and Saturdays. Poetry, Photography and Film workshops start on November 14, 2019. Silence Out Loud meets every Thursday from 6-7:30pm, November 14, 2019 –January 23, 2020, with a performance in late January and possible exhibitions in the spring. Any youth who identifies as a girl, young woman, femme or gender fluid within the appropriate age range may register. See class descriptions for more detail, also available en español.

Contact: Joy Leonard, Director, Program for Girls & Young Women at (718) 716-8000 x119 or j.leonard@newsettlement.org for more information and to enroll.

November 01, 2019

Tech Kids Unlimited Programs

Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) is a NYC-based not-for-profit organization that teaches computer science thinking and technology to kids who learn differently. Their mission is to open up the field of technology to students with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to help them become the techies of tomorrow. They offer Sunday programming for youth ages 7-21, free parent talks, Friday teen socials, and more! Get more information or register for a workshop today.