Partnership for After School Education


August 26, 2020

Cooke College Scholarship Program resources-for-youth

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards up to $40,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study to complete their bachelor’s degree through their College Scholarship Program. The application is available exclusively via the Common App’s online platform, which provides a familiar and streamlined experience for students. Learn more about the application process and view a sample application at the For Educators page on the Foundation's website. The application closes on October 30, 2020.

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February 17, 2021

Voicing Our Future Youth Survey

Citizens' Committee for Children's YouthAction members are calling on all New Yorkers ages 14 to 24 to complete a citywide survey of young people to make sure that the next Mayor and City Council understand and prioritize youth voices. They will use the data they collect from the survey to advocate for a youth agenda during the 2021 citywide elections and to create a transition plan for the new administration that centers youth voices. To participate, text YOUTH to 877-661-5647 or fill out this google form. Youth will receive a $5 gift card for completing the survey.

February 17, 2021

College Board BigFuture Days

College Board is launching its inaugural BigFuture Days, a regional series of free virtual college fairs for high school sophomores and juniors to help connect them with hundreds of colleges, admissions officers, and current college students. BigFuture Days are designed to give students a tailored experience to establish connections with colleges and take action on important college planning tasks, like building a college list and identifying scholarships to apply for. BigFuture Days Northeast will take place on March 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

February 17, 2021

Acting and College: Here are the FACTS!

Acting and College: Here are the FACTS! is a 3-part video series that demystifies the college audition process. Created by Brittany Adebumola (Opening Act Alum, B.F.A. Acting, Syracuse University 2020) and produced by Opening Act, this three-part video series is informed by Brittany’s first-hand experience as a NYC public school student navigating the complicated journey to a B.F.A. Acting program.

February 17, 2021

Blueprint Info Session

Blueprint at Community Access is a Supported Education program offering services grounded in the belief that mental health struggles do not preclude a successful education. They provide services to adults 18 years and older who live in New York City and have a history of mental health conditions. Blueprint is designed to support current students and students who plan to enroll in a high school equivalency, vocational, or college program in the near future (within the next six months). People interested in support can request a meeting. No official referral is required.

February 01, 2021

Which SUNY Are You?

Youth and their families are invited to join SUNY for Which SUNY Are You?, an online group information session. Participants will have the opportunity to explore The State University of New York campuses, academic programs, application and admissions process, financial assistance, the Excelsior Scholarship and more. During the session, you will also be able to send questions via live chat. Registration is open for the next session on February 10, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Learn more about upcoming dates and sessions.

February 01, 2021

Activists x Academics Summit

Join Teens Take Charge and the UCLA Civil Rights Project on February 13, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM for a virtual national summit focused on racial justice in K-12 public schools. Planned by youth for a broad national audience, come learn directly from youth activists on the ground and adult leaders who have been fighting for school equity for years. Registration is free for youth and "pay what you want" for adults.

February 01, 2021

What Teens Need to Know: A Guide to Health Care and the Law

The New York Civil Liberties Union is launching What Teens Need to Know: A Guide to Health Care and the Law, a resource for adolescents across New York State. In New York State, minors have the right to access certain health care services confidentially (without parental consent). However, many young people, as well as those who work with them are unaware of the services that minors are able to access. The goal of this website is to provide this incredibly important information so that young people are able to make informed decisions about their health.

February 01, 2021

Reviving Radical Youth Community Listening Session

As a part of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's (PPGNY) Reviving Radical work, they are hosting a community listening session for youth. The purpose of this session is to hear directly from young people about what PPGNY can do to reckon with the legacy of their founder, center community voice and build accountable relationships with communities of color. The session will take place on February 11, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Registration is now open.

February 01, 2021

Read to Lead: Live

Read to Lead is offering a student-centered webinar series that takes career exploration to the next level. By joining this webinar series, your students will get an inside look into the leadership journey of passionate experts around the country, learn about different careers across multiple disciplines and industries, and engage in active discussions and ask questions. The next Read to Lead: Live webinar, featuring Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, will take place on February 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Register to reserve your seat.

December 02, 2020

Coding, Gaming, and Website Creation

Tech Kids Unlimited is partnering with NeON Arts this fall/winter to offer a workshop series for neurodiverse students aged 16-24 interested in digital arts and technology. The program, Coding, Gaming, and Website Creation, will meet Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 6:00PM, December 16, 2020 - April 21, 2021. Participants reflect on their own identities and challenge their assumptions by learning how to code, create games, and make personal websites. The deadline to apply for this program is December 8, 2020.