Partnership for After School Education


April 15, 2021

Step Up New York resources-for-youth

Join Young Invincibles for Step Up New York, their student-led virtual advocacy series that will address some of the biggest challenges facing New York’s college students today. You'll hear directly from students about the issues impacting their college experience and from New York's leaders about how they're addressing these issues. The series contains three sessions, the first of which takes place on April 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. The remaining sessions take place on April 29, 2021, and May 6, 2021. RSVP today.

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June 03, 2021

Youth Food Advocates 2021-2022

The Youth Food Advocates (YFA) 2021-2022 application is now open. YFA is a youth-led group for young people to learn about social justice, public policy and advocacy, and to create systemic change in NYC food systems, with a focus on improving school food. Youth will work in a fun and collaborative environment with other young people from across the City. Members develop advocacy skills through hands-on actions, learn valuable leadership skills, and create meaningful change for food justice across the NYC public school food program. YFA Member meetings will take place on Wednesdays from September 2021 - June 2022. Applications are now being accepted.

June 03, 2021

HBCU College Fair

NYPD 28th Precinct invites young people to attend their HBCU College Fair held in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue between West 122 and West 123 Street on June 5, 2021 from 12:00PM - 4:00PM. Attend to learn about the different programs these illustrious colleges have to offer new students. For more information, contact Det. Pitts at (917) 602-4580 or PO. Aly at (929) 334-7765.

June 03, 2021

#CollegeForAllFair

The #CollegeForAllFair is a unique, virtual national college fair that will feature colleges and universities that are committed to access and equity. The fair is being crafted with a focus on first generation students, as well as students from low-income households. In addition to colleges and universities exhibiting, they will also have daily webinars on important topics in the college admissions process. Learn more about the initiative on their website. The fair will take place from June 14 - 19, 2021. Registration is now open.

May 13, 2021

Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassadors

The Afterschool Alliance has opened recruitment for their fifth cohort of Youth Ambassadors. Youth aged 13 and older are invited to submit their afterschool story as part of their nationwide call to amplify youth voices. Responses can be anything from a written essay or poem to a piece of artwork to a video or podcast—whatever media allows youth to express themselves and how they are feeling. By submitting a response, youth qualify for the chance to win a $40 Amazon gift card and those whose pieces are published in full by the Afterschool Alliance will receive a $75 stipend. Additionally, some respondents will be invited to apply to become a 2021-2022 Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador, an exciting opportunity for youth who want to engage in advocating for afterschool at the local, state, and national levels. Learn more and apply by June 30, 2021.

May 13, 2021

The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship

The Knowledge House is seeking high school youth interested in learning code and design skills. The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship (KKCF) is cofounded by Hip Hop Artist French Montana and supports youth interested in STEM. The fellowship is a 12-month program, starting with paid, virtual summer training, followed by monthly career & college access workshops and coaching. Graduates are matched to summer internships and college STEM programs. Learn more and apply.

May 13, 2021

Tech Scholars Online: Web Design

Learn to code online in a supportive, all-girl environment at the New-York Historical Society's Tech Scholars Program. 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. This program takes place online from August 9-13. Participation is free for high school girls nationwide. Register by July 1, 2021.

April 15, 2021

Emoti-Con 2021 Virtual Project Fair

Emoti-Con is NYC's 13th Annual Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge - a project fair for students across NYC who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Students must submit their project presentations online before midnight on May 19, 2021. Each project needs an adult "Project Sponsor" to complete this application alongside the student/s who worked on the project. A Project Sponsor is usually a teacher, or a program facilitator, but you can also be a parent or guardian.

April 15, 2021

Student Historian Summer Internship

New-York Historical Society invites high school students entering 10, 11, or 12 grade to apply to their Student Historian Internship Program. Students will be able to use the resources of New-York Historical Society to conduct teen-led research on undertold yet highly relevant histories, learn about the history of activists and social movements, work with historian mentors, and take trips to history archives to help support their work. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2021.

April 01, 2021

Octavia Project Free Summer Institute 2021

Applications are now open for the Octavia Project's 2021 Summer Institute. This free six week program is open to young women, non-binary, and trans youth between the ages of 14-18 to bridge their love of science fiction, writing, art and technology. Workshops will run from July 5, 2021 - August 12, 2021 in Brooklyn. If safety regulations do not allow for in-person programming, they will hold a hybrid or virtual institute for summer 2021. The early application deadline is April 3, 2021 after which they will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until May 15, 2021.

April 01, 2021

Awards for Youth in Foster Care

Youth Communication sponsors The Awards for Youth in Foster Care to illuminate the strengths of New York City foster youth among agency staff, youth workers, and the general public. Ten young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in fall 2021, ideally in person. The prize money can be spent however the winner likes, although it is recommended that it be spent on education-related activities. Any current or former foster youth in the New York City foster care system who was born in 2000 or later can be nominated by any adult (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, youth workers, religious leaders, foster parents, and biological parents). Your complete entry, including the entry form, two essays, and adult recommendation letter, must be submitted or postmarked by May 15, 2021. Learn more and apply.