Partnership for After School Education

July 01, 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships resources-for-youth

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is a different kind of scholarship program. Students do not have to write an essay, fill out an application, or have a specific GPA or test score. The program rewards students for simply completing the actions they need to take in order to apply to college. The more effort students put in, the more opportunities they have to earn a scholarship. By completing the six actions outlined in the program, students become eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action. The program is open to all class of 2020 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. Students in the class of 2021 will be eligible beginning in late 2019. There is no citizenship requirement.

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November 23, 2021

School's Out, Make it Count! Cover Art Contest

New York State Network for Youth Success is seeking submissions from afterschool participants to design the cover art for their Schools Out, Make it Count! 2022 conference brochure. They invite all individuals participating in New York State afterschool programs to submit artwork depicting "What Afterschool Means to Me." All artwork must be submitted by January 7, 2022.

November 11, 2021

The New Settlement Center Young Men's Initiative

The New Settlement Center Young Men's Initiative is a new program seeking young men of color, ages 15-19, living in New York City. They will be providing the next generation of young men with a range of unique and groundbreaking activities designed to empower them to become community leaders and critical thinkers. Their goals are to build an authentic community through open and honest conversations about issues facing the world today. Meet the team and hear about their vision for the Young Men's Initiative on November 15, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. For more information, contact Tyler Campbell.

November 11, 2021

Culinary Program

Queens Connect is offering training and certification through their culinary program for 18 - 24 year olds. The culinary program offers young adults 6-weeks of hands-on culinary training along with virtual workforce readiness classes. Enrolled participants also take the NYC Food Protection course in preparation for the NYC food protection exam. After the first 6-weeks of training, eligible participants are offered a 6-week paid internship in the culinary field and or the opportunity to transition into the retail training program. The next cohort will begin on December 13, 2021. All interested in joining or learning more are encouraged to join their weekly virtual open house on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM. For more information, contact Angela Ayora.

November 11, 2021

New York Urban League 2021 College & Career Fair

The New York Urban League 2021 College & Career Fair will work to support students and community most recently impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. High School Seniors and recent graduates as well as College Seniors and recent Alumni are especially invited to attend the event on November 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Riverbank State Park in Harlem. The day will include interactive workshops on college admissions, applying for financial aid, researching scholarships, finding the right college, preparing for the first year in college, as well as meeting with HBCU representatives, some of which will provide on-site admissions, fee waivers, and scholarship awards. Learn more and register.

November 11, 2021

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Internships

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) offers a limited number of internship opportunities to high school and undergraduate students. Many student internships at NASA GISS are part of the year-round Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI). Teams of high school and undergraduate students and faculty work alongside graduate students and the lead scientists of NASA-funded research projects at universities in the New York City metropolitan region or NASA/GISS under the mentorship of a GISS scientist. Learn more about the internship opportunities that are available. The application deadline for these opportunities is March 4, 2022.

November 11, 2021

Access to New York State Aid for Undocumented Students and the New York State Dream Act

The NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network and UnLocal are offering a workshop on November 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, the session will also be offered in Spanish on November 18, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. This workshop will provide important information on the history of the New York State Dream Act (NYSDA), eligibility requirements, application process, and additional resources for undocumented students. The NYSDA allows the NYS immigrant community the ability to apply for state financial aid to attend a State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY). Registration is now open.

October 28, 2021

Basta Winter/Spring 2022 Fellowship Cohort

Basta is now accepting applications for the Basta Fellowship, a rigorous career prep program designed to support students in landing a great first job and provide them with coaching across their first year of work. The program includes weekend workshops, weekly virtual meetings, 1:1 calls with dedicated coaches, and opportunities to meet top companies and interview for full-time jobs. Learn more and apply by November 12, 2021.

October 28, 2021

College Money Matters

College Money Matters has recently launched its website designed for students who need to borrow to attend college. This website has been field-tested with high school students, is free of ads, and privacy protected. On this site, seemingly complicated, college-related issues are transformed into articles, videos, and even games that are simple, clear, and easy to follow.

October 14, 2021

iDEAS by Youth Entrepreneurship Competition

Do you want to make a positive change in the world or your community? Are you filled with a burning desire to create? Dignity of Children wants to hear your idea and help you bring it to life. iDEAS by Youth Entrepreneurship Competition is designed for high school students who want to learn how to build a business, create a prototype and present it to a panel of experts in a shark-tank format for a chance to win $2,500 and 6-month business mentorship to take their idea to the next level. Applications are due by October 17, 2021.

October 14, 2021

NYSACAC Virtual Fall College Fair

The New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), in partnership with CollegeXpress, is hosting a virtual college fair on November 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This event is free and designed for high school students and their families to learn more about the college admission process and meet with admission officers from more than 100 colleges and universities. Registration is now open.