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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum​ Free Teen Programs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers free teen programs throughout the academic school year to high school students. October offerings include: Design Fest on October 13, 2018 where audiences of all ages are invited to play designer, learn new design skills, and explore the museum; Teen Design Fair on October 16, 2018 where teens learn about design careers and education opportunities from National Design Award winners and jurors, professional designers, and college representatives; and Design Scholars, a program offering hands-on workshops with professional designers, design studio visits, and college tours. Applications for both semesters of the Design Scholars program are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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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