Partnership for After School Education


September 15, 2016

YWCA of NYC Programming for High School Girls, Femmes or Gender Non-conforming Youth

The YWCA of New York City is hosting programs for high school girls, femmes or gender non-conforming youth interested in leadership, social justice, STEM, activism, the arts, building their network, and/or making a difference in their community. Programs include IGNITE! Girls Giving Fellowship, Amplifying Multiple Leadership (AMP), Geek Girls, and 5 - 6 week intensives focused on building new skills including journalism and podcasting, music production, and photography. For more information, view an online brochure.

September 15, 2016

New York City Middle School and High School Admissions Directories

It's admissions season for New York City fifth and eighth grade students. The 2017 NYC Middle School Directory is available online by district. See the admissions timeline, research middle school programs, and find 12 choices for the Middle School Application. For student's applying to High School, there is now a new, online interactive NYC School Finder as well as a 2017 NYC High School Directory to find 12 choices for the High School Application. Visit the NYC Department of Education website to learn about enrollment options, fairs, and deadlines.

September 15, 2016

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards​ for Teens

Through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, teens in grades 7 - 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Additionally, this year, the Scholastic Awards and New York Life Foundation have created a special partnership to encourage bereaved teens who have personally experienced a loss through the death of a close loved one to create original works of art or writing that explore their responses to grief. The award will provide six students with $1,000 scholarships. The call for 2017 submissions is now open. Visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website to learn more about local guidelines & deadlines.