Partnership for After School Education

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January 15, 2019

The INCLUDEnyc Fair for Young People with Disabilities

The INCLUDEnyc Fair is New York City’s largest activities fair for young people with disabilities, where families can meet face-to-face with summer camps, afterschool, weekend, arts, sports, social, and recreational programs. Taking place on January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, the Fair promotes inclusion and access for young people with disabilities by hosting a wide variety of programs all in the same space. The venue is fully accessible and the event is free to attend. Children are welcome and attendees do not need to register. Organizations who wish to participate as a vendor can register online.

January 15, 2019

Free Spring Arts & Leadership Classes for Young Women in the Bronx

New Settlement's Program for Girls & Young Women offers free classes for girls ages 11-Young Adult after-school, evenings and Saturdays. Prospective participants are invited to attend an orientation, with or without a guardian, on January 23, 2019, 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm at 1514 Townsend Ave, Bronx, NY 10452. Classes begin the week of January 23 and include dramatic writing and performance, leadership, STEM, hip-hop dance, college access, performance poetry, adventure learning trips, a Spring Break Arts Intensive, and more. Young women in high school may earn a stipend for some classes. Download and enrollment packet in English or Spanish. Contact Joy Leonard, (718) 716-8000 x119 or, for more information.

January 15, 2019

Spirit of Anne Frank Awards Scholarships

Each year, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect hosts the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards (SAFA) to recognize worthy students, educators, citizens, peacemakers, and role models who uphold Anne's ideals of hope, justice, and equality. High school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four-year college in the fall can apply for the Anne Frank Center SAFA Scholarships. Prize amounts and the number of awards available vary by year, but typically include multiple scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 as a stipend towards an accredited college education. Award winners are recognized at the annual awards ceremony held in New York City in June and given the opportunity to remain engaged as a Youth Ambassador with the Anne Frank Center USA. The submission deadline is March 1, 2019. Apply online.

January 15, 2019

Awards for Youth in Foster Care

Youth Communication is sponsoring an award to celebrate the achievements of New York City youth in foster care. Ten young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in late May 2019. The prize money can be spent however the winner likes, although it is recommended that it be spent on education-related activities. Anyone born in 1998 or later who is or has been in the New York City foster care system is eligible. Applicants must write two essays to enter this contest, and can be nominated by any adult (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, youth workers, religious leaders, foster parents, or biological parents). Application deadline is March 8, 2019. Apply online or download a flyer and application.

January 15, 2019

​Cooke Young Scholars Program

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities. The application deadline is March 14, 2019 12:00 pm EST. Download a flyer.

January 15, 2019

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR is inviting students around the country to create a podcast and compete for a chance to win a grand prize and have their work appear on one of their programs. The contest is open to educators with students in grades 5 - 12. Podcasts can be on any topic, must be 3-12 minutes long, and not include music. Students can work with a class or extracurricular group to make their podcasts and will need the help of an educator to submit their podcast as the entry form is open to educators only. Submissions are due March 31, 2019.