Partnership for After School Education


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

Step Up New York

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.

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.

February 17, 2021

Voicing Our Future Youth Survey

Citizens' Committee for Children's YouthAction members are calling on all New Yorkers ages 14 to 24 to complete a citywide survey of young people to make sure that the next Mayor and City Council understand and prioritize youth voices. They will use the data they collect from the survey to advocate for a youth agenda during the 2021 citywide elections and to create a transition plan for the new administration that centers youth voices. To participate, text YOUTH to 877-661-5647 or fill out this google form. Youth will receive a $5 gift card for completing the survey.

February 17, 2021

College Board BigFuture Days

College Board is launching its inaugural BigFuture Days, a regional series of free virtual college fairs for high school sophomores and juniors to help connect them with hundreds of colleges, admissions officers, and current college students. BigFuture Days are designed to give students a tailored experience to establish connections with colleges and take action on important college planning tasks, like building a college list and identifying scholarships to apply for. BigFuture Days Northeast will take place on March 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

February 17, 2021

Acting and College: Here are the FACTS!

Acting and College: Here are the FACTS! is a 3-part video series that demystifies the college audition process. Created by Brittany Adebumola (Opening Act Alum, B.F.A. Acting, Syracuse University 2020) and produced by Opening Act, this three-part video series is informed by Brittany’s first-hand experience as a NYC public school student navigating the complicated journey to a B.F.A. Acting program.

February 17, 2021

Blueprint Info Session

Blueprint at Community Access is a Supported Education program offering services grounded in the belief that mental health struggles do not preclude a successful education. They provide services to adults 18 years and older who live in New York City and have a history of mental health conditions. Blueprint is designed to support current students and students who plan to enroll in a high school equivalency, vocational, or college program in the near future (within the next six months). People interested in support can request a meeting. No official referral is required.

February 01, 2021

Which SUNY Are You?

Youth and their families are invited to join SUNY for Which SUNY Are You?, an online group information session. Participants will have the opportunity to explore The State University of New York campuses, academic programs, application and admissions process, financial assistance, the Excelsior Scholarship and more. During the session, you will also be able to send questions via live chat. Registration is open for the next session on February 10, 2021 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Learn more about upcoming dates and sessions.