Partnership for After School Education


January 17, 2020

Free Programs for Girls & Young Women resources-for-youth

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.

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February 21, 2020

2020 Global Kids Annual Youth Conference

Global Kids' annual youth-organized and youth-led conference will be held on April 8, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Hunter College. This year's conference theme is gender equity and will bring together over 500 young people from public schools and youth organizations for workshops on topics such as gender dynamics in the workforce, LGBTQIA+ rights, sexual exploitation, marriage and family life, health outcomes, and more. Plenary sessions will feature speakers and creative performances, and participants will develop strategies to create change on these important issues. The conference is a free full-day event. Registration is now open.

February 21, 2020

2020 Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, is again offering the Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to five outstanding, college-bound NYC high school seniors, one from each borough. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate strong academic achievement alongside meaningful support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning or Queer (LGBTQ) community. All NYC high school seniors are eligible to apply, and each application must include two essays and one letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2020.


February 21, 2020

Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge

The Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge invites young people to produce and submit a short film based on the theme: What if “school” as we know it didn’t exist? Winning submissions will be screened and an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2020. The screening will be the culminating event of a three-day, city-wide celebration on Unleashing the Power of Young People. The producer of the Best Overall Film will receive $250 and, along with one guest, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. This nationwide challenge is open to anyone 18 and under, and submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2020.

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 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.