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May 22, 2024

Lights on Afterschool Poster Contest

The 2024 Lights On Afterschool poster contest is officially open, and the Afterschool Alliance team is looking for any artwork that represents the spirit of afterschool programs. The artwork does not have to be created specifically for the Lights On Afterschool poster contest, but it must represent afterschool. This is a great opportunity for an afterschool program to gain national recognition for the opportunities it offers. The winning artist will be featured on the website, blog, and a national press release, and their afterschool program will be credited on the poster in addition to receiving the grand prize of $500.  Read the rules and guidelines, then submit artwork by June 15, 2024 by mail or electronically. 

May 22, 2024

Youth for Equity and Solidarity (YES) Council Applications

The Youth for Equity and Solidarity Council (YES Council) is the NYC Commission on Human Rights’ council of young leaders, between the ages of 14 and 18, who are interested in working on human rights issues in New York City. These young leaders advise the Commission on how to expand engagement with young people and help guide youth programming and events by providing feedback on workshops and trainings, informing the Commission of issues and incidents related to bias and discrimination, and planning youth-related events. Commission staff support youth council members with trainings and other opportunities that help to build their advocacy and organizing skills using a human rights framework. Submit applications by June 30, 2024 via their online form.  

May 16, 2024

2024-25 Youth Food Advocates Program

Youth Food Advocates (YFA) is a 10-month internship program for young people who are interested in systemic change in New York City food systems, with a focus on school food. The YFA internship is ideal for young people interested in becoming school food experts, gaining advocacy skills for a better school food system, learning about and improving NYC food policy, and making an impact in their school communities and citywide. This year, YFA youth leaders have conducted a citywide research project to gather feedback on the school food menu, testified before NYC Council, presented their research results and recommendations to audiences across the city, published a newsletter, and so much more. Submit the online application by June 15, 2024

May 9, 2024

Reel Works Summer Filmmaking and Workforce Readiness Programs

Reel Works’ free intensive filmmaking and workforce readiness workshops support and prepare New York youth with essential insights and skills needed to make films or work in the media industry. Reel Works students receive hands-on training, learn from professional filmmakers, and use professional equipment to make festival-worthy films. This summer, Reel Works is hosting three opportunities: The Dual Language Documentary Lab, through which students tell stories of family heritage, women’s empowerment, or mental health in English and Spanish, The Supported Experimental Filmmaking Lab, through which neurodivergent students explore experimental filmmaking, and The Career Lab, through which students learn about careers in media making. Check out each application link for dates, deadlines, and info session opportunities. For questions, reach out to with the subject: Filmmaking Application. 

May 9, 2024

Youth Digital Civic Hub

Want to promote youth civic engagement? Check out the Youth Digital Civic Hub, a platform created by youth, for youth to bridge the gap between civic education and youth engagement. Current features include an Opportunity Board, highlighting internships and volunteer opportunities from local organizations and a Power Map, identifying local elected officials, as well as a 2024 Election Portal and a Civic Glossary. You can learn more about the project’s vision and direction through this recent Chalkbeat article. Check out the site with the youth in your program and submit opportunities and events at your organization.

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