Partnership for After School Education

Issue 217

April 01, 2021

Octavia Project Free Summer Institute 2021

Applications are now open for the Octavia Project's 2021 Summer Institute. This free six week program is open to young women, non-binary, and trans youth between the ages of 14-18 to bridge their love of science fiction, writing, art and technology. Workshops will run from July 5, 2021 - August 12, 2021 in Brooklyn. If safety regulations do not allow for in-person programming, they will hold a hybrid or virtual institute for summer 2021. The early application deadline is April 3, 2021 after which they will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until May 15, 2021.

April 01, 2021

Awards for Youth in Foster Care

Youth Communication sponsors The Awards for Youth in Foster Care to illuminate the strengths of New York City foster youth among agency staff, youth workers, and the general public. Ten young people will be awarded prize money at a ceremony in fall 2021, ideally in person. The prize money can be spent however the winner likes, although it is recommended that it be spent on education-related activities. Any current or former foster youth in the New York City foster care system who was born in 2000 or later can be nominated by any adult (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, youth workers, religious leaders, foster parents, and biological parents). Your complete entry, including the entry form, two essays, and adult recommendation letter, must be submitted or postmarked by May 15, 2021. Learn more and apply.