Partnership for After School Education

Issue 231

March 10, 2022

Applications open for Octavia Project Free Summer Programs

The Octavia Project Summer Institute is a free summer program inviting young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth ages 14-18 to use science fiction to build connections between STEM and the arts in their daily workshops. Their five-week-long program will be held in-person in Brooklyn from July 5, 2022 – August 4, 2022. Applications are also being accepted for their Summer Camp for middle school students. The Octavia Project Summer Camp is free and open to all young women, trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming youth who will be in grades 6-8 next school year. Participants will create, explore, take field trips, and have fun in daily workshops that combine science, tech, art, and writing! Camp will be held in person at the Urban Assembly Institute in Downtown Brooklyn from July 5, 2022 - July 28, 2022. The early bird deadline to apply for both programs is April 5, 2022. Applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis until April 30, 2022.

March 10, 2022

Girls Rise Up

Join STEM from Dance's Girls Rise Up program and experience an unforgettable three weeks exploring what is possible in STEM. Participants will learn introductory coding, create an imaginative dance performance, and hear from inspirational women in STEM. Leap into this summer experience to broaden creativity, boost confidence, and build up problem-solving abilities. Girls Rise Up takes place July 5, 2022-July 22, 2022. Learn more and apply by April 30, 2022.

March 10, 2022

Awards for Youth in Foster Care

This year, Youth Communication will award 10 young people from New York State with prizes of $1,100 each. Each entrant is required to be nominated by an adult (which could be a teacher, mentor, agency staff, youth worker, religious leader, foster parent, birth parent, etc.). The nominator must write a short recommendation. And the entrant must write two short essays (less than 500 words each). One essay is on how the writer helped someone else. The other is on a topic of their choice. Any current or former foster youth in the New York State foster care system who was born in 2001 or later are eligible. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022.

March 10, 2022

One-Day Virtual Teen Health Conference

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's Project STIQ is holding their next open session, a One-Day Virtual Teen Health Conference featuring their Be Proud! Be Responsible! curriculum, on March 12, 2022, from 10:00AM - 5:00PM. Youth ages 11-17 who live or attend school/programming in East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, or North Corona are invited to attend. Youth who complete the conference are eligible to receive a free $40 Amazon gift card. Registration is now open.

March 10, 2022

Girls Who Code Summer Programs

Girls Who Code offers two free programs in the summer: the Summer Immersion Program and the Self-Paced Program. The Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a live, virtual, 2-week introductory computer science course where participants learn web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry through incredible company partners. In addition to a completely free program, they offer grants up to $500 and tech support for qualifying students. The Self-Paced Program is a 6-week flexible computer science course for eligible students who prefer not to adhere to a set schedule. Self-Paced Program participants can choose to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity. Students will also have the opportunity to build community through weekly live advisory sessions and Girls Who Code activities. Registration for both programs is now open.

March 10, 2022

Riley's Way Call for Kindness

The Riley's Way Call For Kindness offers young leaders the chance to participate in a dynamic leadership development fellowship and win up to $3,000 in funding for a project of their own that inspires kindness and strengthens their local, national, or global communities. Young people are invited to submit projects tackling anything from equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections within their school or community. The 2022 special topic will consider ten projects specifically focused on mental health; recognizing this critical issue has been amplified by the pandemic. Learn more and apply by April 1, 2022.