Partnership for After School Education

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June 14, 2017

Girls Write Now Personal Statement Workshops for NYC High School Girls

Girls Write Now (GWN) is offering free personal statement workshops for New York City high school girls from any of the five boroughs entering grades 10-12 Fall 2017. Personal Statements A-Z on July 11, 2017 focuses on crafting a powerful college essay in the student's own voice and style. Essay Editing Sessions on July 13 or July 14, 2017 are one-to-one sessions with a professional writer where students get feedback and editing tips on their essay drafts. Visit the GWN website for complete details and to register.

June 14, 2017

Eyebeam Digital Day Camp

Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp (DDC17) invites 15-20 public high school students to join them for two weeks this July for their youth art and technology summer intensive. During DDC17, students will work alongside artist-educators and engage in hands-on workshops focusing on software, hardware, tools, careers in the field, and social topics around this year’s theme of Power. The camp runs on weekdays July 3 - July 14, 2017 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Participating students earn a $10/day stipend paid at program’s conclusion. Applications are due June 20, 2017. Apply online.

June 14, 2017

Free Virtual Business Consulting from Taproot

Taproot is piloting a new online program, Virtual Office Hours. Virtual Office Hours is free business consulting from experts in business strategy, marketing strategy and management, human resources, and information technology. Sign up online and Taproot will match you with an expert to diagnose or brainstorm around a business challenge. This opportunity has limited availability and is open to New York City community-based organizations that are child or youth focused.

June 14, 2017

Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids' Development

Join Common Sense and Makers for a panel and the release of a groundbreaking new research report - Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids' Development on June 20, 2017 from 4:30 pm 6:30 pm. In today's 24/7 media world, children are flooded with messages about how they should look, talk, and act. Television and movies play a powerful role in framing their sense of what's "acceptable" and what isn't. The panel discussion will explore how media affects children's gender-related beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors and will introduce an innovative assessment tool to evaluate media through a lens of gender awareness and child development. This is a free event but space is limited. Preregistration is required. Questions? Contact Tali Horowitz at 212-315-2674 or

June 14, 2017

Brooklyn Community Foundation's Invest in Youth Grant Program

Brooklyn Community Foundation's Invest in Youth Grant Program supports organizations working to ensure that young people, ages 16 - 24, in Brooklyn have the opportunity and agency to achieve social and economic success. The Letter of Interest submission deadline for organizations not currently funded through Invest in Youth is July 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Grants will range between $20,000 − $50,000, with the majority of grantees receiving general operating support. Organizations not based in Brooklyn may apply for program support for their Brooklyn-based work. Register for the June 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm application clinic and information session.