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June 08, 2023

The People's Money

The Civic Engagement Commission has launched The People's Money, NYC's first participatory budgeting process. New Yorkers (ages 11 years old and above) have an opportunity to vote on projects created by fellow New Yorkers and decide how a portion of the budget should be spent. Vote by June 25, 2023.

June 08, 2023

Camp Erin NYC

COPE partners with Eluna to offer Camp Erin® NYC, a free, weekend long grief support camp designed to help children and teenagers ages 7 to 17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them. Children and teens attend a weekend camp experience, from August 25 – August 27, 2023, that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Applications are now being accepted.

June 08, 2023

Adventure NYC

Join NYC Parks in Central Park on June 17, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure. This year's activities include rock climbing, adventure course, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, roller skating, and more. The event will take place by the Central Park Bandshell and the surrounding area. For accessibility information, please contact or (212) 360-3338 by June 15, 2023.

May 25, 2023

Lights on Afterschool Poster Contest

Mark your calendars: Lights on Afterschool will be celebrated on October 26, 2023, and the Afterschool Alliance team has launched their annual poster contest! Youth are invited to submit art of all kinds that capture the spirit of afterschool, including murals, paintings, graphics on social media and much more. Work can be submitted via mail or electronically, but must be postmarked by July 10, 2023. Read more about submission guidelines.

May 25, 2023

2023-2024 Youth Leadership and Food Justice Program

Community Food Advocates is now accepting applications for 2023-24 Youth Food Advocates (YFA). YFA is ideal for young people who are or will be enrolled in any NYC high school and are interested in systemic change in New York City food systems, with a focus on school food. The program begins with a Summer Leadership Training in August 2023 and runs until June 2024, and leaders receive a stipend of up to $550. Applications are due by June 15, 2023.

May 25, 2023

Computer Science for Cybersecurity Summer Program

NYU's K12 STEM and Tech Kids Unlimited are partnering on a free summer program for neurodiverse high schoolers. The program will introduce cybersecurity and computer science to students of all backgrounds and cover topics such as hacking, cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and cyber threats. The program runs Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-4:00PM from July 10, 2023 to July 28, 2023 and takes place at NYU Tandon in Downtown Brooklyn. Learn more about the summer program and how to apply.

May 25, 2023

Free Youth Media Workshop Opportunity with DCTV

DCTV is looking to make new connections with schools and organizations, and to provide FREE workshops for youth ages 13-23 in June. These workshops would be geared towards informing students about DCTV’s youth media programming (including the signature school-based after-school program, Image Makers) and vast opportunities for getting into the media field. DCTV shows students how to use media to tell critical and personal stories that help ignite social change in their communities. To set up a free workshop or learn more about partnership opportunities, email

May 11, 2023

Civic Engagement Youth Programs

Join YVote and Next Generation Politics for their summer of peer-led civic programming. If you’re a high school student in NYC, or across the country, who is interested in learning more about the issues you care about, creating a stronger and healthier democracy, engaging with diverse perspectives and peers, and developing your advocacy and activism skills, then you should apply. There are three programs for you to choose from: Democracy Camp (in person, June 27, 2023 - July 1, 2023), YVote Summer Change Makers Institute (in person, Tuesdays from July 2023 - August 2023), and Next Gen Summer Civic Fellowship (virtual, Wednesdays from July 2023 - August 2023). Learn more about all three and apply here.

May 11, 2023

Virtual Game Design and Employment Skills Summer 2023 Workshop

Tech Kids Unlimited's Virtual Game Design and Employment Skills Summer 2023 Workshop is a summer program for autistic students who wish to participate in a research study to learn game design and employment skills. Participation is free. Students will earn up to $115 in gift cards for attending the program each day. There are two rounds of workshops from July 5, 2023 - July 21, 2023 or July 31, 2023 - August 16, 2023. Applications are now open.

April 27, 2023

The Pathways Fellowship

An initiative of ExpandED Schools, the Pathways Fellowship provides aspiring teachers of color with the support they need to succeed in the classroom. Over the course of 10 months, fellows sharpen their foundational teaching skills through mentorship, workshops, and a paid practicum in afterschool. The program is open to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates who completed their degree within the last three years. Applications are now open.