Partnership for After School Education

November 01, 2018

New Edition - FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students

The Center for New York City Affairs has published the fall 2018-2019 edition of their popular guide for high school students who are applying to college and beginning their all-important quest for financial aid, FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them). The guide is particularly useful for first-generation, immigrant and low-income students. The latest edition is now available in English and nine other languages.

October 18, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum​'s Dimensional Wallcoverings Workshop

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, on October 24, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, is hosting a free workshop, Dimensional Wallcoverings. In this hands-on workshop, high school and college level students will explore dimensional wallcoverings with designer Jill Malek to design a tactile wallpaper for a boutique hotel. Jill has had her work appear in many high-profile global interiors, including The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Resort Casino, The Victoria Secret dressing rooms worldwide, Bliss Spas, Bloomingdales, the sets of Jessica Jones Netflix, Gossip Girl, and Billions. This is a free program but pre-registration is required.

October 18, 2018

Youth Leadership Council Application Now Live

Currently enrolled, New York City high school students (ages 14-21) are invited to join a NYC Service Youth Leadership Council (YLC). YLCs address crucial City issues and catalyze authentic change in communities across all five boroughs through a combination of policy, practice, and/or advocacy service. Councils are run in partnership with schools, City agencies, and community-based organizations throughout NYC, and need high school students to share their stories, passions, and ideas. Youth do not need the best grades or prior leadership experience to join today and make a difference. By joining a YLC, students will have the opportunity to team up with other young New Yorkers and develop the tools and skills to put their ideas into action. Reach out to NYC Service at for further information. Apply via the YLC online application.

October 02, 2018

​2018 STARS Citywide Girls Initiative College Fair​

The New York City Council-funded STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, is hosting a free college fair, 2018 STARS Citywide Girls Initiative College Fair. Open to all middle and high school girls and gender non-conforming youth in New York City, the fair takes place October 16, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at The High School of Fashion Industries. Meet with representatives from 35+ college, university, and support organizations. The event includes raffle prizes, including two $250 scholarships. Download a flyer.

October 02, 2018

Big Apple College Fair

The 2018 Big Apple College Fair takes place on October 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Javits Center, Manhattan. This free college fair offers attendees the opportunity to speak with over 200 college admissions representatives from New York State and as far away as California, Canada, and England, to name a few. In addition, the Big Apple offers a raffle for all high school seniors to enter. Ten lucky students will get a $2500 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded every year of their four years of college as long as they hold a 3.0 GPA. No registration needed to attend. Please come early as doors will close after 3:45 pm. Download a flyer.

October 02, 2018

Applications Open for Teen Internships at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is accepting applications for two paid school-year internships for teens at Central Library and the neighborhood branches. Build personal, professional, and creative skills; earn a stipend, volunteer credit hours, and resume-boosting experience; and have fun and meet other teens from across the city. Through Youth Council & Urban Art Jamm teens plan and host BPL's largest teen event of the year, bringing teen artists and performers to the stage of BPL's Grand Lobby. Applications due October 15, 2018. Librarians of Tomorrow (LoT) helps teens to build professional skills, experience careers in libraries, and participate in innovative, hands-on projects, working with a mentor. Apply ASAP.

September 20, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum​ Free Teen Programs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers free teen programs throughout the academic school year to high school students. October offerings include: Design Fest on October 13, 2018 where audiences of all ages are invited to play designer, learn new design skills, and explore the museum; Teen Design Fair on October 16, 2018 where teens learn about design careers and education opportunities from National Design Award winners and jurors, professional designers, and college representatives; and Design Scholars, a program offering hands-on workshops with professional designers, design studio visits, and college tours. Applications for both semesters of the Design Scholars program are reviewed on a rolling basis.

September 20, 2018

Forwards' Free Coding Workshop for High School Girls

Forwards, the R Foundation task force to advance the participation of women and other under-represented groups in the R community of statistical computing and graphics, is hosting a free coding workshop for high school junior and senior girls on October 27, 2018. Participants will learn about data science as a profession and be introduced to coding in R through an investigation of real-world data involving NYC transportation systems. Application deadline is September 28, 2018. Visit the workshop web page for more information.

September 20, 2018

Free Arts & Leadership Program for Girls & Young Women in Southwest Bronx

New Settlement Apartments' Program for Girls & Young Women offers free classes for girls - ages 11 - young adult - after-school, evenings and Saturdays. Prospective participants are invited to attend an orientation with or without a guardian, September 20, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at 1514 Townsend Ave, Bronx, NY 10452. Classes begin the week of September 24, 2018, and include dramatic writing & performance, leadership, STEM, Hip-Hop dance, Healthy Relationships + College Access (G.O.A.L.), performance poetry, adventure learning trips, and more. Young women in high school may earn a stipend for some classes. Download Enrollment Packet or Formularios de inscripción en español. Contact Joy Leonard at (718) 716-8000 x 119 or for more information.