Partnership for After School Education


February 21, 2020

2020 Global Kids Annual Youth Conference

Global Kids' annual youth-organized and youth-led conference will be held on April 8, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Hunter College. This year's conference theme is gender equity and will bring together over 500 young people from public schools and youth organizations for workshops on topics such as gender dynamics in the workforce, LGBTQIA+ rights, sexual exploitation, marriage and family life, health outcomes, and more. Plenary sessions will feature speakers and creative performances, and participants will develop strategies to create change on these important issues. The conference is a free full-day event. Registration is now open.

February 21, 2020

2020 Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, is again offering the Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to five outstanding, college-bound NYC high school seniors, one from each borough. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate strong academic achievement alongside meaningful support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning or Queer (LGBTQ) community. All NYC high school seniors are eligible to apply, and each application must include two essays and one letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2020.


February 21, 2020

Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge

The Education Reimagined Young Filmmakers Challenge invites young people to produce and submit a short film based on the theme: What if “school” as we know it didn’t exist? Winning submissions will be screened and an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2020. The screening will be the culminating event of a three-day, city-wide celebration on Unleashing the Power of Young People. The producer of the Best Overall Film will receive $250 and, along with one guest, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. This nationwide challenge is open to anyone 18 and under, and submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2020.