Partnership for After School Education

December 02, 2020

Coding, Gaming, and Website Creation

Tech Kids Unlimited is partnering with NeON Arts this fall/winter to offer a workshop series for neurodiverse students aged 16-24 interested in digital arts and technology. The program, Coding, Gaming, and Website Creation, will meet Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 6:00PM, December 16, 2020 - April 21, 2021. Participants reflect on their own identities and challenge their assumptions by learning how to code, create games, and make personal websites. The deadline to apply for this program is December 8, 2020.

November 16, 2020

Reel Works Teen Film Making Fellows Program

Reel Works is hosting a virtual information session on November 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm about their Fellows Program. This is a mandatory information session for those interested in applying for the Reel Works Fellows program and an RSVP is required to get the Zoom link. Reel Works Fellows is an intensive, year-long training program for talented young artists to specialize in a filmmaking discipline and create portfolio pieces for college and career success. Fellows choose a craft and are paired with a professional mentor to deepen their study while collaborating to create original short films. Paid media internships, job shadowing, and masterclasses with leading craftspeople help Fellows build portfolios and create personal education and career plans. This program is open for all NYC youth to apply.

November 16, 2020

Virtual Culture

This fall, Virtual Culture is offering over 50 free and low-cost classes in dance, art, theater, STEAM, music, writing, and activism, from some of the greatest performers, artists, and cultural organizations in the world. These organizations are serving NYC youth with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with world-class artists, musicians, and writers through virtual offerings. Check out their full catalog of classes, programs and internships.

October 15, 2020

Train & Earn Program

United Activities Unlimited's Train & Earn program provides contextualized career training, education guidance, work readiness skills development, internship, wrap around services for support, and a guaranteed job upon completion of the program. Their 14-week training program prepares youth ages 16-24 for a career in environmental services through classroom training, followed by a 6-week hands-on experience in a professional environment. For more information, contact Christina Tadros,

October 01, 2020

Youth Action Council

The Osborne Association Youth Action Council provides youth between the ages of 15-18 who have a parent in prison or who just came home with a fun and challenging experience that will allow them to become a leader in their community. The Youth Action Council meets every Thursday from October-June from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Contact Diana Archer, Program Coordinator, at or 718-637-6582 for more information.

October 01, 2020

Online History School

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is offering free courses this fall for elementary, middle, and high school students through their Online History School. Each course includes presentations, hosted live on Zoom, exploring topics relating to Hamilton and the Founding Era, AP United States History, the history of voting rights, and women who made history. Sign-up is open and students can begin taking courses as early as the first week of October.

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.