Partnership for After School Education

Issue 138

February 15, 2017

Apply to the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth, ages of 14 - 24, with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including Arts and Recreation, Educational Services, Financial Services, Healthcare/Medical, and Hospitality/Tourism. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

February 15, 2017

27th Annual Latino College Expo & Youth Leadership Summit

The 27th Annual Latino College Expo & Youth Leadership Summit takes place March 18, 2017 at New York University. The event brings together over 100 public and private colleges, universities, and community based organizations and offers seminar sessions for both students and parents. The Youth Leadership Summit runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by the College Fair until 3:00 pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended.

February 15, 2017

National High School Design Competition: Good For All​

Cooper Hewitt’s second annual National High School Design Competition: Good For All is now open. This years' challenge is to design something that will improve a community’s access to healthy, fresh foods. Ideas can take many forms: a product, a campaign, a space, an experience, or even a system. The design competition is open to all teens, ages 13 - 19, who are high school students in 9th - 12th grades anywhere in the United States. The entry deadline is March 20, 2017. The winning design will be featured at Cooper Hewitt during National Design Week (October 14–22, 2017), at the Target Fenway store in Boston, and on

February 15, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program provides students with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school. Young scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor, funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year, internship and study abroad opportunities, and educational resources including books and technology. The application deadline is 12:00 pm EST, April 5, 2017.