Partnership for After School Education


April 19, 2019

Summer Program for MS and HS Girls - Sports & Career Readiness resources-for-youth

PowerPlay NYC's Rising STARS Academy (RSA) is a free 4-week summer program for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school girls. During their summer intensive, participants try all kinds of sports, develop life skills for success, and engage in healthy-living learning to help them in their transition into high school. During the school year, participants have an opportunity to participate in fun and exciting workshops offered through partnerships with Nike, Google, LinkedIn, Athleta, etc. Apply by April 28, 2019.

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August 26, 2020

Cooke College Scholarship Program

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.

August 26, 2020

XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge

The XPRIZE organization has announced a $1 million challenge aimed at engaging young people in the design of surgical-grade face masks for consumers. The Next-Gen Mask Challenge invites innovators between the ages of 15-24 to reimagine mask design in ways that address barriers to their widespread adoption. Register to create or join a team. Registration closes September 15, 2020.

July 15, 2020

NYSACAC Summer Virtual College Fair

NYSACAC is hosting their first virtual college event for students and families across New York State on August 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions on the virtual college search, what the move to test-optional means for their application, financial aid and financing college, starting the college essay, the Common Application, and more. Registration is now open.

July 15, 2020

ThriveNYC Services Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many young people. Some are missing major milestones in school. Others are grieving lost loved ones. ThriveNYC's guide lists free services that can support the mental health of people from birth to 24.

July 15, 2020

Youth Justice Summer & Arts Wellness Calendar

New York Youth Justice Initiative's Youth Justice Summer Arts & Wellness Calendar offers young people a menu of daily virtual programs to explore their interests and connect with others. Programs are mostly drop-in, and there is no cost to participants. Sessions are offered on weekdays through August 15, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. A daily schedule of events can be found on their Instagram.

July 06, 2020

Summer in the City

Summer in the City is a coalition of 40+ New York City arts and culture organizations who have joined forces to bring NYC public school kids free participatory arts programs all summer long. Real artists, writers, dancers, singers, and musicians of every kind are ready to share their expertise with over 90+ incredible classes to choose from. Classes take place throughout the summer starting July 6, 2020. Registration is now open.

July 06, 2020

Tech Scholars Online: App Builders

New-York Historical Society's Tech Scholars programs help participants learn to code online in a supportive, all-girl environment. Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Share under-told stories of women throughout history and code digital projects that make a difference in the world and help fight the gender gap. Tech Scholars Online: App Builders will take place from July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Open to High school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as girls. Register by July 9, 2020.

June 15, 2020

PEN America Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute

Designed for talented and ambitious high school and college students, the PEN America Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute will equip students to become forceful advocates for free speech and civil liberties, on campus and beyond. PEN America will offer two tracks: one for students entering grades 10-12, another for rising and current college students. Each track will offer a crash course in combating major threats to free speech, such as censorship, harassment, and disinformation. Offered virtually on weekdays from July 20, 2020 to July 30, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the daily schedule will include conversations, presentations, and skills training sessions led by expert legal and policy practitioners from PEN America. Applications are due by June 23, 2020.

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.