Partnership for After School Education

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March 16, 2017

The Art & Science of Effective Youth Programs: A Groundbreaking Conversation to Promote Social Emotional Outcomes For Youth

The Art & Science of Effective Youth Programs takes place on April 24, 2017 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center. This symposium will engage youth development practitioners in conversations about how to strengthen social emotional learning (SEL) for youth based on recent findings from a large-scale, national collective impact study conducted by Algorhythm, with the support of Youth INC and News Corp. The goal of this symposium is to examine the four key drivers of success in promoting SEL, bring these data to “life,” lifting up our collective strategies and tips for success. RSVP is required.

February 01, 2017

West Side YMCA's Teen Summer Paid Internship

The Westside YMCA's Teen Career Connection is an eight-week comprehensive paid summer internship program, providing NYC youth an unparalleled opportunity. Teens go through two weeks of intensive professional development, followed by six weeks of hands-on learning experience at an organization or business matched to the student's career aspirations. Teens are matched with a professional who serves as their mentor throughout their time in the program. Along with a $1,500 stipend, teens receive an additional $300 stipend to spend on professional attire. For important dates, further details about the program, and the application, visit the Teen Career Connection website. Application deadline is March 12, 2017.

February 01, 2017

NYUSPS Aspire Program - Applications Available for High School Sophomores

The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program for high school students from underrepresented communities in the New York metro/tri-state area, who will be first-generation college students. Students apply as sophomores for a summer intensive, July 30 - August 4, 2017, and continue to attend Aspire sessions throughout high school. Each student is paired with a mentor for the duration of the program for online and in-person meetings. Admitted students receive a program scholarship that covers tuition, housing, and meals for the one-week summer intensive. For more information, please contact The application deadline is March 13, 2017.

February 01, 2017

Apply Now! BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project

The Brooklyn Public Library's BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project is a 6-week, full-day summer program for teens blending digital media and communications, personal and professional skills, and youth leadership through the lens of filmmaking. Over the course of the summer, 20 teens earn a stipend and volunteer hours while becoming knowledgeable on the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program's (BCAP) six cultural institutions and theme, producing creative work that reflects their interests, and contributing back to the BCAP community. This year's theme is More than Meets the Eye: Uncover the incredible world around you! Visit the BCAPteen webpage for more information and to apply. Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

February 01, 2017

Special Invitation from The Opportunity Network: Career Fluency® HQ Launch Event

The Opportunity Network is excited to share an invitation to an exclusive launch event for an exciting new tool Career Fluency® HQ. Career Fluency® HQ brings the highest quality, ready-to-teach college success and career readiness content into your classroom. Through this free online resource, you get access to OppNet’s dynamic training and instructional content, including Career Fluency® lesson plans, videos, how-tos, handouts and other tools needed to translate lessons into interactive and experiential classroom workshops. Experience Career Fluency® HQ before it launches live to the public February 8, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, for a demonstration of how you can use this resource to enhance your college and career readiness offerings. Breakfast will be served. RSVP for this event today.

February 01, 2017

Leaders Training for Work Readiness Curriculum

Youth Communication (YC) is hosting a Leaders Training for their new work readiness curriculum, On My Way, on February 15, 2017 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in New York, NY. On My Way strengthens the social and emotional skills that young people need to succeed at work: including self-awareness, decision-making, and communication. The work readiness skills in On My Way are presented through true, personal stories told by New York City teenagers— all developed in YC's rigorous teen writing program. The teens in your program will recognize themselves in YC's teen writers and immediately trust them. Starting with true stories by fellow teens helps discussions about effective communication, conflict resolution, and other soft skills feel less abstract and more concrete. Seats are limited and registration is required. For pricing structure and info click here.

February 01, 2017

National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize​

The National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize will award $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community they serve. In addition, the Foundation will recognize four projects, which will receive honorable mention. Applications are due end of the day February 28, 2017. If you have questions, contact Benjamin Samuel at or 212-685-0261.

February 01, 2017

Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge

The Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation launched Science Everywhere, an initiative to catalyze math and science learning beyond school walls, in partnership with As part of the campaign, the foundations are providing nearly half a million dollars to match donations from the public to creative, hands-on project ideas submitted by teachers that inspire students to explore math and science outside the classroom. At the end of the challenge, a panel of judges led by astronaut Leland Melvin will award five $5,000 prizes to the teachers who come up with the best ideas. Teachers interested in applying can visit the Science Everywhere page. Teachers can submit project ideas through March 24, 2017. Members of the public interested in supporting a project can visit this page. Winning teachers will be announced September 5, 2017.