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New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities--from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low cost programs listed here are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day. The list is not exhaustive and we welcome new listings.

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What

Sign up for help with homework or writing in general. Drop-in tutoring available on sundays only.

Who

There is a limited amount of space for students and the programs prioritizes returning students, students who need academic support, and families that demonstrate financial need.

Details

2 locations available:
Sunday through Thursday 3:00-5:30pm
826NYC Secret Library behind the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company
372 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Accessible via F, G, R stop at Fourth Ave. and 9th St.

Monday through Thursday 3:00-5:30pm
826NYC Satellite Location in the Williamsburg Library
240 Division Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Accessible via the J, M, Z stop at Marcy or the G stop at Broadway

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Parents, if you are interested in registering your child for tutoring in Park Slope, please complete the following application: Park Slope AST 2017-2018 Application. If you are interested in attending only the Sunday program, you may come by the Park Slope location any Sunday between 3:00 and 5:30pm to register your student(s).

If you would like to register your child for tutoring in Williamsburg, please complete the following application: Williamsburg AST 2017-2018 Application.

Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Humanities, Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
Who

Students of color in 4th-9th grade

Details

Students with at least a B+ average who are ranked in the top 10% of their class are eligible to apply. Candidates must apply one year in advance.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applying to ABC is an 18-month process. Applications are available starting in February

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

Teams of students and mentoring firms are assembled to meet throughout the school year at firm offices. The students plan and design projects mirroring "real world" conditions. Students gain useful skills and contacts. To get information about registration, contact the New York office.

Who

High school students

Details
Cost
Appears to be free
How to Apply

Registration opens in mid July

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science, Math
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Children between 18 months and 12 years old

Details

Drop in for story time, museum exploration, register for a class, or participate in other activities. Call 212-650-2217 or email familyprograms@metmuseum.org to learn more

Cost
Drop in programs are free, classes may have a fee
How to Apply

Check online for upcoming events. Many are first come, first serve

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Students in grades 7-12

Details

Submit your art and writing in 29 categories for the chance to earn scholarships or have your works exhibited or published. About 2,000 students earn national awards, including more than $250,000 in scholarships

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Deadlines range from December 15 through January 15, depending on your region

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts, Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

High school boys of underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Details

Participants receive hands-on, project-based instruction in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, web development, and design. 40 students are selected each year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in March

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Grades 9-12, exploratory classes
Grades 10-12, research classes

Details

Students researchers learn about stars, trees, evolution, genetics in classes that meet for six weeks twice a week after school. Mid-December deadline; also check out the low-cost Exploratory Classes on genetics, astronomy and more

Cost
Science Research classes are free, but teens must submit grades and Regents scores
How to Apply

Applications are due online on an ongoing basis. Applications open in November for semester beginning in January.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School
Who

Asian American and immigrant students in 6th to 12th grades

Details

Mentors help with schoolwork, English, college prep in addition to playing sports, exploring the city, and participating in group events. Academic programs include reading support, test prep, and college prep. Lowcost academic programs include SHSAT and SAT prep.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Mentees are accepted on a rolling basis but interviews are generally scheduled during the main recruitment period, July– September. http://www.apexforyouth.org/students/

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep, Sports
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Rising High school seniors

Details

Interns work under the guidance of Apollo Theater staff in various departments such as Production, Programming, Marketing & Public Relations, Community Outreach, and Events Management. Interns receive a bi -weekly stipend. Interns work Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

September

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

10th and 11th grade students with good grades

Details

Research experience in engineering, cyber security, robotics and molecular design fields. Only 36 students accepted; earn $500 upon completion

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Online applications are due in late February

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

Old Masters, new eyes! Guided by museum educators, young minds contemplate artworks, explore historical connections, and expand their understanding of the visual arts through conversations in the galleries.

Who

Middle school students

Details

Middle School program meets in Entrance Hall.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Register in advance of the date of each session at www.frick.org/ahc

Contact students@frick.org for more details.

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends
What

Hands-on art marking and art education workshops for children aged 1-15

Who

Chldrens Musuem of the Art's Teaching Artists Program

Details

Held from 5/27 – 9/30, 11:00 AM – 3 PM. For more information, visit www.govisland.com.

Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-kindergarten
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school sophomores and juniors

Details

Get a crash course in design and learn about how the museum works while developing leadership abilities and community engagement. Internships will be awarded to students based upon their interests, abilities and potential to benefit from the experience.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
What

An arts program that includes painting, dance, drama, writing, music, sculpture, photography and other creative outlets year round

Who

Children between the ages of 6-13

Details

Children learn to express themselves and gain confidence through art while engaging with adult role models. Students must enroll through one of Free Arts NYC’s community partners: http://www.freeartsnyc.org/about/community-partners/

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Location
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Low-income and minority students in grades 7-12 with good grades

Details

Hands-on, lab-based earth science, engineering, or biology class for 4 weeks during the summer taking place everyday from Mon-Thur in July, as well as Saturday workshops during the school year. Minimum grade point average of 80, NY State resident for minimum of 12 months; check eligibility (hyperlink: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/step/eligibility.htm)

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Pre-k -Adult

Details

Programs include preschool play sessions, soccer and basketball for children, planting, arts and more. Filter the event calendar by desired age groups to find the right program.

Cost
Most events are free, with the exception of swimming
How to Apply

Ongoing, for many events registration is not required

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Teens age 13-17

Details

The program is set on our campus of six amazing cultural institutions: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Twenty spots available.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due mid-March

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Title
Who

Students currently in 6th grade who attend NYC public schools where more than 75% of the student body is eligible for free/reduced lunch

Details

Students study challenging math at a conveniently located Manhattan school. Program staff will meet students at drop-off points in neighborhoods across NYC and take them on the subway to the program. Lunch will also be provided.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact info@beammath.org or call 888-264-2793 for application details

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Low-income and minority students in grades 7-12 with good grades, who attend middle or high school in Community School District 13, Brooklyn

Details

Take math and science classes, participate in group research, and prepare for the PSAT and SAT/ACT. Students also work with mentors on career and college exploration

Cost
$350 for the summer session
How to Apply

Applications are due in March

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Students grades 4-12

Details

For grades 4-8 there are recreational activities during the day in a camp format. In the afternoon and evening there are sports programs for teenagers. Show up to the program of your choice, check the PSAL site (psal.org) for specific programs, locations and times.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No application necessary

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
What

A hands-on field science program aimed at restoring New York harbor and educating thousands of young people about the ecology and economy of their local marine environment.

Who

All students, educators, parents, and citizen scientist that want to improve our ecosystem.

Details

Learn how and why oysters are a keystone species, perform water quality testing, data collection, and marine life identification. Contact restore@nyharbor.org to request a presentation at your school and sign up at http://billionoysterproject.org/training/ for restoration education training

Cost
Sliding scale (from $100) for both individuals and institutions. All donations above minimum costs are tax deductible. Exemptions from the fee can be granted.
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

The BMCC STEP Program is a pre-college enrichment program, that offers free summer and after school STEM academic, robotics, and research classes to limited-income high school students.

Who

NYC HS students who meet the economic eligibility requirements.

Details

BMCC STEP runs for three sessions every year. (rolling admission)
Fall (October – December): 10-12 weeks on Fridays, 3:30 - 7p
Spring (February – May): 10-12 weeks on Fridays, , 3:30 - 7p
Summer (July – August): 5 weeks Monday through Thursday, 10a – 3p

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Complete all aspects of application found here: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/research/page.jsp?pid=1262&n=Join%20BMCC%20STEP

Grade Level
High, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math, Science, Academic Prep
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

Highly motivated low-income 6th grade students can apply, program continues through college

Details

College students teach promising middle & high school kids math, reading, writing and science to help them get ready for college. Take enrichment classes, visit museums, and work with mentors on various issues including high school and college placement. The application process includes teacher recommendations, student & parent essays, interview

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The admissions process begins in January with a family information session and ends in May

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students currently in 7th grade at NYC public schools where more than 75% of the student body is eligible for free/reduced lunch

Details

Live on a college campus in upstate New York and study new and interesting math while also doing fun activities. Transportation is provided to and from the camp at the beginning and end of the three weeks.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact info@beammath.org or call 888-264-2793 for application details

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
What

At Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), you'll get to experience an environment unlike any other. You'll live on a college campus in upstate New York, surrounded by nature as you study new and interesting mathematics taught by the best instructors from across the nation. You'll also enjoy games, sports, and optional field trips like hiking and stargazing.

Who

NYC students who are in either the sixth or seventh grade at the time of application.

Details

The program is three weeks and free. We'll also provide a bus from New York City to campus at the start and back at the end.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Students must complete an eligibility form to apply.

Applications are due late February.

Admissions are competitive: this is a camp for seventh-graders who think they might like math, like solving puzzles, and want to see what else is out there.

Contact info@beammath.org for more information.

Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Every age, including adults

Details

Take a scavenger hunt; explore nature through art. The gardens have much to offer beyond classes: pot a plant or touch composting worms at a drop-in family workshop

Cost
Sliding scale scholarships based on income
How to Apply

Register for the classes online. Application deadlines vary depending on the date of the program

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Elementary school children

Details

Children participate in culture, art and STEM programs, with hands-on lessons using museum materials. Selection by lottery.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application must be completed by May 2nd to be included in the lottery

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts, Science, Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Late elementary, middle and high school students

Details

Visit Brooklyn museums, parks, the zoo: meet a python, make a film, pet a chinchilla. Lots of walking

Cost
Sliding scale scholarships based on income, full tuition is $695
How to Apply

Online registration opens in December.

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Science, Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children between the ages of 6 and 17

Details

Take classes in painting, printmaking, photography, or 3D printing. There are two 4-week sessions during the summer, as well as a weekend session that meets every Saturday for eight weeks.

Cost
$177 per course, or $165 for members. Scholarships are available
How to Apply

The deadline for summer programs is in April, but if classes are still open registration continues.

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Girls in grades 9 or 10

Details

Three part program: 120 hours of coursework across three classes, 9-month paid internship, career and college colloquium.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in early July

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

Teens ages 15-17

Details

Master an aspect of techonolgy, learn job skills, work with kids at the camp and also work on technology projects.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for application dates

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Current sophomores

Details

Students of African-American descent or interested in African American culture.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April.

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children ages 3-12 and their families

Details

Exhibits include a bug viewer and activities about magnets, sound, and mirrors. The Center also offers research, report, and homework help

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

N/A

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

Workshops on reporting and journalism.

Who

Children ages 8-18

Details

Learn to conduct research, do interviews, edit, and other reporting skills. Check out the Children’s PressLine Youtube page.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Grades 2-8

Details

Month long summer insitute for children to get hands on experience in learning how to explore and care for NYC's aquatic habitats. To learn more about this free program call 212-360-3327

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Brooklyn, Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Middle school girls

Details

After school program incorporating science, technology, games, and field trips and daily field trips throughout July to the city’s parks and waterways for hands-on activities related to ecology, biology, zoology, botany. Preference to girls from Long Island City and Astoria, contact (212) 360-2788 or kcasey@cityparksfoundation.org for more information

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in June

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

Children ages 8-14

Details

Children receive instruction on proper running technique as well as health and wellness tips and are introduced to different elements of track & field.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications due before program starts in the fall and spring

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Middle school students

Details

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Detective Keith Williams Recreation Center. Check each individual site for specific program schedules. To learn more about this free program call (212) 360-2746

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens
Subject Area
Science, Arts, Sports
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

Multi-media/technology after school & summer program at five sites throughout the city

Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Learn all aspects of production after school or during a summer institute. Teens can earn school credits.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing. Students must contact the recreation center where the program is housed.

Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts, Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children ages 6-17

Details

Learn to play golf with CityParks Golf for free, with free use of equipment at all lessons.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for availability

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children ages 8-12

Details

During each session participants receive technical instruction, and then players are split into teams for "street style" games. Program meets 2x weekly during the summer. Apply by location.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website, availability depends on location

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

High School Rising Seniors

Details

Monday- Thursday July 13th to August 13th (10am-3pm) at several locations in NYC (Hostos, LaGuardia, Kingsborough and Medgar Evers) . Applications are on a rolling basis. You can fax, email or mail your application and transcripts.. Participants will receive student metrocard, lunch and application scholarship for CUNY online application

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

June

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
Who

Classes are geared towards 11th and 12th graders

Details

Explore areas of interest not covered in school and get academic credit for high school or college. Students have access to Hunter libraries, computer labs, tutoring centers and cafeteria

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Fall applications due early June, spring applications due in December

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
Who

Public high school students

Details

Improve your high school performance and get a head start on college through academic courses, campus tours, cultural events, and scholarships. Students may receive college credit for some courses.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application deadlines depend on the type of course or activity and on the application procedures of a particular campus’s College Now program

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
What

Columbia University Facilities and Operations is offering paid internships for high school students living in the local community looking to gain real work experience before graduation. Previous work experience is a plus, but is not required.

The paid internships begin on July 10, 2017 and end on August 18, 2017.

Please note that in accordance with New York State Law, all applicants must be able to provide an employment certificate (also called "working papers") before they begin work if selected for an intern position. Interns will be paid New York State minimum wage.

Who

High School students

Details

In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit a completed application form along with a cover letter. If you wish, you may also include a copy of your resume. You will be able to upload your cover letter and resume at the end of the application form.

Cost
FREE
Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Smart high school students from NY, NJ, CT who live within a 75 mile radius of the Columbia campus

Details

Teens pick from over 30 classes taught by science researchers and attend from Sept-May. Competitive but once you get in, you can return all three years, application includes a 3 hour entrance exam

Cost
FREE ($30 application fee)
How to Apply

Applications are due March 1st

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends
What

A free program that introduces students to the fundamentals of design through hands-on workshops and internships with design professionals for five semesters during the school year and summer

Who

Students in 10-12th grades

Details

Learn about portfolio development, professional skills, college trips, and studio visits. Sophomores attend a week long design camp while juniors and seniors are placed in paid itnernships. Juniors receive a stipend of $750 and seniors $1,500

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application opens in the fall for sophomores

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school sophomores and juniors

Details

Work in groups, attend lectures, and participate in workshops and labs. Sophomores may choose to participate in a second internship at the end of their junior year

Cost
$3,100 plus $50 application fee. Up to 100% financial aid is available to those who qualify
How to Apply

The application is due in March

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science, Math
Schedule
Summer
What

Students from all over NYC are invited to apply for this highly competive program where students have the opportunity to take classes at Copper Union, participate in field trips and creative writing workshops. Must be interested in art or architecture.

Who

NYC Public High School Students

Details

Classes are held from October to April, and every Saturday from 10-5.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

The deadline to apply in 2017 is September 20th
Applicants must fill out the program application and can deliver the application to the program office or mail the application at
The Saturday Program
Cooper Union
30 Cooper Square 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003

If accepted, students will be contacted.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends
Who

High school students

Details

Schmooze with math geeks in workshops like “Surprising Probabilities,” “The Math in Money,” and “Wireless Communications”. Open to all but register to be sure to get in

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website in late March/early April for sign up link

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends
Who

High school students finishing 11th and 12th grade

Details

Hands-on workshop exploring the basic circuit blocks that make up all the interactive devices we use. Held at the NYU-Tandon campus in Brooklyn.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application due at the end of June

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

A 60-hour course for high school students to build interactive devices

Who

High school students (some workshops for middle-school students)

Details

Hands-on, lab-based demonstrations, experiments and projects related to circuitry, electronics, mechanical systems, robotics, and other STEM disciplines. Middle school workshops listed under the "workshops" tab.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

New students start by February

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

Make art. Make friends. Explore New York City's contemporary art world. Meet artists, curators, and art workers. Exhibit your work in a professional gallery space.

The CUE Teen Collective is a free, after school program designed for NYC high school students interested in art careers.

Who

High school: 10th and 11th graders.

Details

Participants meet on Thursday afternoons from October through May to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The 2017 application deadline is September 28, 2017. The program begins on Oct. 12.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Participants meet weekly during the school year to explore their ideas and build skills through theater games, improv, scene work, rehearsal, critical reflection and group discussion. Each spring, high school participants present a full production of their original work; middle school participants present their original work three times a year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis. An application form may be found on the website, so apply early

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

High public school students from underserved communities across NYC

Details

Past subjects of documentaries include youth violence, overcrowded schools, homophobia, and environmental pollution. Students earn school credit or stipends by attending the workshop at EVC’s facilities for 3 hours, 4 afternoons each week.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Different deadlines for academic vs summer program

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Arts
Schedule
After School, Summer
What

Please join us for a special intergenerational reading adventure for 3rd and 4th graders and older adults.

Who

The program is ideal for youth who need extra encouragement to reach for a book and spend time discussing books. Nurture your child’s natural love of reading and chatting through a variety of fun and creative intergenerational activities.

Details

The group will read aloud a few books over the course of 14 sessions and discuss the major themes of the books respecting other’s differences and the value of kindness. Great food and art activities will follow.

Wednesdays, September 13 - Jan 17, 2017
4:00-5:30pm

DOROT
171 West 85th Street
off Amsterdam Avenue

2017 Dates: (NOTE: ROLLING ADMISSION until Oct. 16, 2017)
September 13 (orientation for youth, no seniors attend)
September 27
October 4, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6, 13, 20
January 3, 10, 17

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Apply on our website as soon as possible. Only 12 spaces are available for youth. Parents need a pre-phone interview. For more information, please contact Shai Rosenfeld at srosenfeld@dorotusa.org

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Arts, Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
What

Share your love of the game, play chess with seniors
and help build intergenerational connections
across the chess board.

Who

For 6th - 12th grade students, must commit to all sessions, understand the game of chess, understand the different chess pieces and how to move them.

Details

Students and DOROT Seniors will get to know each other and play chess together. Chess Masters will demonstrate different strategies at each session. Refreshments will be served.

“One of the best things about playing chess with Mr. B
is how excited we are to see each other.” - Zach, age 13

Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm - must commit to all sessions

September 18 - orientation for youth, no seniors attend
September 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Apply now by registering on our website.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
After School
What

With three programs and two locations, DOROT's Summer Teen Internship is making an impact in the lives of older adults.

Teen interns volunteer with a diverse group of socially-conscious peers to connect with older adults and provide assistance. The internship is designed to provide students with a minimum of 92 hours of community service. Deliver meals and birthday cakes, teach computer skills, cook and dine with seniors, plan intergenerational trips to local museums, and more.

Watch this video to view a day in the life of a DOROT Teen Intern.

Who

High school students entering 10th grade through graduating seniors

Details

Teens will help to bridge the generation gap and alleviate social isolation for seniors through friendly visits, birthday deliveries, computer tutoring, and much more. In addition, Teen Interns will have the opportunity to take part in an Intergenerational Theater Program, Documentary Film Making, Cooking & Dining with a Senior, and Intergenerational Photography. There will be 18 students chosen for each session.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Early online application submissions are highly encouraged for admission to this competitive program. The application opens in December and the deadline to apply is May 15th. For more information and to apply, go here.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
What

DREAMChasers is a free test prep and mentoring program for the 2018 NYC Specialized High SchoolTest.

Who

7th grade students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds

Details

DREAMChasers is a free test prep and mentoring program for the
2018 NYC Specialized High School Test for 7th-graders.
Students will receive:
  ·  11 months of tutoring from Khan’s Tutorial;
  ·  Weekly tutoring on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings;
  ·  Over 300 hours of free test prep
  ·  A student mentor;
  ·  A professional mentor;
  ·  Career development opportunities.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 10, 2017
Diagnostic exam date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

Dream Yard Art Center's Middle and High School Program empowers young people to be confident, creative leaders through artistic development, digital literacy, academic enrichment, and a commitment to social justice.

Who

Students enrolled in middle or high school.

Details

DreamYard Art Center Middle and High School Programs offer programs in such topics as Fashion, Dance, Music, Test Pep, Poetry, and Arts.

How to Apply

See http://www.dreamyard.com/art-center/ for more details or find applicatons linked below:
-Middle School Applicaiton
-High School Application

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Arts, Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
What

Dream Yard Art Center's MINIs program is designed nto introduce children, enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade to a range of art classes. The youngest learners rotate through 8-week sessions in dance, theater, visual art, filmmaking,and more.

Who

Children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Details

See http://www.dreamyard.com/art-center/ for more details or find applicaton (linked here)).

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
What

A summer program that focuses on academic enrichment and creative pursuits

Who

Middle school students of working families

Details

Participants pursue literacy and STEM-enrichment activities, along with projects in theater, music, creative arts and recreational activities, plus planned trips and community explorations. Programs are open from 8 AM to 6 PM. Several program sites, see program directory href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/downloads/pdf/2014Middle_School_Enrichment_Program_Site_List_6-2514v1.pdf">here

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Pre-enrollment deadline is in June, Regular enrollment is in July

Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Math, Arts, Science
Schedule
Summer
What

The Elementary Program provides students in grades K-5 with an intensive year-round academic curriculum and enrichment activities to ensure they develop the knowledge, critical-thinking, and social-emotional skills to succeed in school and to meet any opportunities and challenges they may face.

EHTP also provides a range of counseling services and support groups for students and their families, and offers school admissions sessions to help students identify, apply, and gain admission to middle schools of their choice.

Additional activities include:
Field trips to museums, films, and community events
One-on-one Saturday Homework Help from 10 to 11:30 a.m. is available for scholars who would like additional support with homework, reading, or other academics as needed.

Who

K-5 students

Details

The program meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 – 6:15 p.m. The K-4 program is based at 340 East 104th Street (between First and Second Avenue). The 5th grade program is located at 2053 Second Avenue (between 105 and 106th Street).

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Click here to access application.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Math, Arts, Science, Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Afterschool program: students in grades 3-5 with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. Summer program: students entering 4th grade.

Details

After-school: 1 hour twice a week instruction. Summer program provides 4 week, one-to-one tutoring using the Wilson Reading System® at the Museum of the City of New York. Also includes museum activities. Preference to students receiving free and low cost lunch.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

After school: Email info@everyonereading.org. Summer Program registration is in the spring.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep, Humanities
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Teens volunteer in the Everett Children's Garden for 125 hours, at which point they can become Advanced Explainers, which can lead to more accomplished positions and paid opportunities. Free Metro Cards and free entry for family and friends

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Students may apply three times a year after attending an open house. There are open houses in February, May, and September

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Grades K-12

Details

Teams pick an invention, research it and imagine how it looks in the future; past winners designed a crime fighting laser and a futuristic newspaper. Website is busy and wordy, check sample projects for a quick peek

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Projects must be submitted by February 1st

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

A 2-week summer camp for minority students

Who

Middle school students from typically underrepresented groups

Details

Do science experiments, go on field trips and learn about lots of different scientific topics. Participants sleep over at college campuses, different sites listed here: http://www.theharrisfoundation.org/sitecontent/983/2016-camps/category/466/embhssc-universities.aspx

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Online applications are posted in February

Grade Level
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Title
Who

NYC Teens

Details

Eyebeam is a member of the Hive NYC Learning Network, a project by the Mozilla Foundation, to facilitate programs and workshops in meemoo and other creative digital tools. Teens can sign up for workshops such as Playable Fashion and Rap Research Lab..

Cost
Varies, mostly free
How to Apply

For more information about learning programs, please contact Erica Kermani, Director of Education at erica@eyebeam.org. You can also stay updated and see what program participants are creating by following on tumblr

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

Families who fall under the federal poverty guidelines, students aged 13-19

Details

Gain access to over 71 museums, botanical gardens and zoos, and a subscription to Family Time, a quarterly borough-by-borough listing of cultural attractions. Only families with a child enrolled in participating early childhood programs may receive a Family Pass

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

N/A

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students interested in news careers

Details

Learn about reporting, video editing, photojournalism, interviewing, and audio production. There are limited spots available, so apply early.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in September

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
What

This paid summer internship gives high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about ecology in an urban setting. Throughout the summer, interns gain hands-on field experience and participate in a dynamic, field-based course. Guest speakers, field trips and special projects contribute to an immersive and rewarding summer.

Who

10-12th grade students with good grades

Details

Small crews spruce up woodland paths & remove invasive species in July and August. Earn an hourly wage and take a free class at Lehman College

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in late March.

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students in grades 8-10 enrolled in Children’s Aid Society's Bronx-based community school programs

Details

Students spend equal time each session on drawing and painting, developing their visual style and creating a range of artistic ability. The program accepts about 45 students each school year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact Neil Waldman at (914)949-5257 to learn how to get involved

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Ages 4-11

Details

One Saturday a month, RSVP beforehand.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

RSVP online before the event.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School, Summer
What

Five free summer camps in Fishkill, NY for children of different ages that include sports, crafts, and leadership activities

Who

Children between the ages of 9-15 from low-income families

Details

Have fun at summer camp while learning to develop self-confidence, independence, and teamwork skills. About 3,000 children attend a Fresh Air Fund camp each summer

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Attend an open house in January to start the application process

Grade Level
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities, Arts, Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Rising 6th and 7th graders

Details

Campers will be immersed in hands-on activities and laboratory experiments designed to increase genetic literacy, encourage critical and creative thinking, and spark interest in the field of biotechnology. Specific info on Harlem location: https://www.dnalc.org/harlemdnalab/. Application includes 2 essays and teacher's letter of support. How to apply: https://summercamps.dnalc.org/

Cost
Tuition $495
How to Apply

Early June

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school girls

Details

An introduction to the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science, no background knowledge of the topics required. Fourty eight students are selected to attend, and will receive a small stipend at the end of the program to cover transportation costs.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in the end of April

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

The Fellows Program is a 30-month, college-level, pre-professional immersion in cinematic storytelling and production training for New York City high school students.

Students receive instruction from leading filmmakers and industry experts, including Amy Adams, Lee Daniels and Spike Jonze at our South Bronx Post House. Each year students visit live sets, studios and screen their top films at prestigious venues like Lincoln Center. First-year students culminate by writing two Thesis Film scripts, selecting one to shoot in a foreign country (past students have shot films in Tokyo and London) and one to shoot at The Frick Collection in NYC.

Who

Applicants must be ages 14-18. This is a 30-month commitment.

Details

The Fellows Program is an intensive and challenging program requiring an exceptionally high level of commitment from all participants. In addition to the 30-month class schedule students and instructors oftentimes spend weekends and evenings at GFS when additional time is necessary. Do not apply to this program if you are bound to any prior summer engagements. Perfect attendance is mandatory. The value of your experience depends on maintaining great dedication to our program and your fellow GFS filmmakers.

How to Apply

NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017-2019 FELLOWS PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED.

Contact Derrick Cameron:
718.589.5470 or dcameron@ghettofilm.org

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

6-12th-grade middle and high school girls

Details

Field trips and classes in robotics, web design, mobile apps; presentations by more than 50 speakers, workshops, demos from female engineers and entrepreneurs. Clubs year round, summer program in the summer

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications available in early February

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Girls in grades 9-12 in NYC public schools

Details

Girls work with professional mentors, have access to college prep and get the opportunities to develop their skills as writers.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in June

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

The Beacon Program offers ballet classes for middle schools girls and boys. The program prides itself in preparation for High School auditions.

The program is each Tuesday and thurseday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Who

youth ages 11-18

Details

The Beacon Program is located at 154 West 93rd Street, and is the site to after school, summer camp, and recreational activities for youth and adults.

Cost
$10
How to Apply

Applications on the Goddard Riverside Community Center website.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Youth-High School

Details

If you are interested, please email G.R.C.C. Beacon at beacon@goddard.org or give a us a call at 1-212-866-0009.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

By May 15th

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Students in 11th or 12th grade or with a high school diploma or GED

Details

Program provides 1-to-1 college counseling for 11th and 12th graders, support to help college students persist through graduation, and scholarship and internship opportunities and visits to college campuses. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday afternoons (2:00pm-3:30pm). The program provides a resource center with up-to-date materials and internet access

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
What

Various summer internships relating to math, science, engineering, and technology

Who

High school students, including recent grads, with a GPA of at least 3.0

Details

HYPERLINK "https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/" Search for internship opportunities here. The National Space Club Scholars Program is one internship offered and provides a stipend of $1,800 for the 6-week program. Some internships take place at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, but others are available in different locations, including the HYPERLINK "http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/nycri/"New York City Research Initiative

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications may be submitted between November and March

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
What

A 2-week summer residential program in various U.S. locations.

Who

High school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Details

Learn about the science behind robot design and operation. The program is run in conjunction with NASA

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Deadlines vary depending upon the program.

Grade Level
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Grades K-8

Details

Rich summer experiences and learning opportunities for youth. Camps are structured to offset summer learning loss, incorporating both enrichment activities and outdoor recreation in the programming.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact individual locations for application details

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Bronx, Brooklyn
Subject Area
Academic Prep, Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Ages 6-14

Details

The camp encompasses recreational sports and dance, engaging art activities, weekly field trips, special events, academic enrichment, breakfast and lunch, and much more.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact the program nearest to you for more information

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Brooklyn, Queens
Subject Area
Arts, Sports, Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
What

GO Project provides critical academic, social and emotional support, starting in the early elementary years.

Who

We serve K-8 students who are the most at-risk of academic failure—those who are 1-2 years behind their peers in reading and math, and those who are facing other difficulties at school or at home.

Details

GO Project provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

Tip:
A year-round and year-to-year commitment is required for participation in the GO Project. This includes participation in GO Summer, a five-week full-day program and GO School, a seven-month, half-day Saturday academic program during the school year.

Cost
$80/year; scholarships available
How to Apply

Rolling admission. Email info@goprojectnyc.org for more information.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Ages 10-18

Details

Read music, play an instrument, perform in community concerts

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Register online in the fall or at Minisink: 646 Malcolm X Blvd.

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Participate in test prep, academic classes, and social and personal development activities to prepare for high school and college. Activities take place after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

The Harlem Educational Activies Fund is a youth development and academic prep non-orofit orgnazion offering a multitude of programs for middle school students and beyond from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Who

HEAF serves 5-11th grade public school/parochial school students from underserved areas.

Details

Students must have a minimum GPA of 80% and have scored 3 or 4 on the NYS standardized tests(applicable only for 5-8 graders). They must show leadership potential.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

When applying, you must send your child's most recent report card and Math and ELA Scores(if they are in grades 5-8). After completing the application that can be found on the webste: you can apply online, or fax the application forms to 212-663-9736, or send it by mail to HEAF Admissions 2090 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10027. The final step in the application process is a in-person interview.

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Brooklyn, Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Title
What

An award-winning, critically acclaimed web magazine produced by teens across NYC during school year

Who

Students between the ages of 13-21

Details

Learn about journalism, technology, and leadership skills by contributing to an online newspaper. For more information, call 212-222-4681

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

High school sophomores and juniors

Details

Learn what steps to take to become a physician or health care provider. The program is designed to serve the needs of minority students interested in careers in science and medicine.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in November (Nov. 20 in 2017 for 2018 program)

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School
Who

Lower East Side Residents and other New Yorkers

Details

Tutoring and college prep year-long. Offers SAT prep, college counseling, community tutoring, college trips, summer bridge program and more

Cost
Varies
How to Apply

Varies by appointment and program

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Experience dance, music, theater, film and visual art in New York City for $5 a ticket. For every student ticket an adult can get a $5 ticket too.

Cost
$5 a ticket
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students who go to school or are homeschooled in NYC

Details

Use 3D scanners and printers to scan, print, assemble and analyze mammal bones from the museum's behind the scenes collections and understand how these forms diversified and adapted to their environments.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for application date, best to apply before the summer

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students who go to school or are homeschooled in NYC

Details

Learn about the astronomy and planetary sciences on display in the exhibit halls through interactive, hands-on activities and experiments.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for application date, best to apply before the summer

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students in grades K-12

Details

Get help with every area of the NYC schools curriculum including live, online assistance. The library site is also affiliated with the teacher’s union Dial-A-Teacher, a helpline that allows students and parents to talk directly with a city teacher Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm: 212-777-3380.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

N/A

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Online
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

10-12th graders in NYC or the Tri-State area with good grades and an interest in science and lab research

Details

Work with a mentor and do independent lab research. Great for those interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in March

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

The program teaches photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking with the goal of fostering self-esteem, community development, and social change. Students have access to a classroom/studio, black-and-white darkroom, and gallery.

Who

ICP at THE POINT is a year-round collaboration between the Intenratioanl Center of Photography and THE POINT CDC in the South Bronx.

Details

ICP at THE POINT offers 10 and 5-week courses. See program website for details.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Visit: thepoint.org/photography
Call: 718-542-4149

Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students in grades 6-12

Details

Research problems that interest you and work on solutions to those issues using video games, podcasts, and blogs. There are different Labs for middle and high school students. Contact Education Coordinator at your nearest branch to sign up.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan, Bronx
Subject Area
Humanities, Science
Schedule
After School
What

Are you a college student looking for something fun to do this summer, or do you know someone who is? MoMath is now accepting applications for summer 2017 internships for current college students. Improve your interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, learn valuable job skills, plus have a great time meeting new and interesting people, including top members of the mathematical community.

Who

College Students

Details

Please note that internships are unpaid

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

MoMath is currently accepting applications for summer 2017 internships

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Ages 13-19

Details

Participants choose classes that interest them on topics ranging from collage to sculpture. No experience necessary; a letter of recommendation is required

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in January for Spring classes and in June for Summer classes

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

8th and 9th grade girls who attend NYC schools, especially from low income communities

Details

Sea life, aviation, astronomy & more at the Intrepid Museum. The Intrepid also offers HYPERLINK "http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Education/Camps/Camp-SOSI.aspx"one-week camps during school breaks. Metrocard and lunch provided.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in March

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

A free, non-denominational, two-week program giving high school students the opportunity to develop research skills, work with historical material and explore behind-the-scenes operations

Who

Rising high school juniors or seniors

Details

Students will learn how to shape research projects, evaluate pieces of historical evidence and pursue their own academic interests. Students will complete a modest independent research project that speaks to the theme and/or to their own family history.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in June

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Rising 6th- 8th graders

Details

Campers learn how science, technology, engineering and math help the Queens Zoo to build exhibits, care for the wildlife collection, and teach visitors. Application includes 2 essays and teacher's letter of support

Cost
$425 for non members, $375 for members
How to Apply

July

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students in grades 11-12 from Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

Details

Workshops are held Saturday morning, beginning August 1st. Apply early, seats are limited

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Spring

Grade Level
High
Location
Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Children who enjoy playground activities

Details

Introduces children to physical activity in a fun, non-competitive environment. Kids in Motion staff lead four to seven hours of free activities for children per day, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, board games, water games and more! Head to a listed playground during indicated hours of operation.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No registration required, just show up

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
What

Students rehearse and play with New York Pops musicians. Five full scholarships available.

Who

Middle school students

Details

Rehearse and preform with the New York Pops, five students will receive full scholarships to a summer music camp.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website

Grade Level
Location
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students at least 16 years old

Details

Participate in lectures and hands-on demonstrations that relate to microbiology, genetics and other scientific areas. Students must be nominated by a teacher or community leader in order to apply.

Cost
FREE, students will be eligible to receive up to $250
How to Apply

Applications are due in December

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School
Who

High school students

Details

Take classes in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and design and design your own start-up. Students must commit to completing all assignments and building a prototype within the prescribed 30 day period

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Subject Area
Science, Math, Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Low-income high school juniors with good grades

Details

Juniors will build their leadership and writing skills, while preparing for standardized tests and receiving college advising.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for application details

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
What

Lets Get Ready is a free nine-week college prep program that offers admissions counselling, SAT prep, and assistance with all aspects of the college admissons process. The program offers post-enrollment mentoring from trained college students to students from disadvantaged areas.

Who

High school seniors and juniors from low income areas

Details

The 9-week programs are offered during the fall, spring, and summer.

Cost
Free
Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC, Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students in grades 1-2 and 11-12

Details

High each children how to read 2-3 afternoons each week at NY public libraries. Teens who complete the training may apply for a paid internship tutoring first and second graders at an after-school program at the library. Contact the Education Coordinator at your nearest branch to sign up an elementary or high school student.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, High
Location
Manhattan, Bronx
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
After School
What

The Long Island City YMCA will offer FREE youth flag football and Teen soccer leagues.

Who

Youth Flag Football:
-Boys and Girls
-Ages 8-12

Teen Soccer
-Boys and Girls
-Ages 13-17

Details

YouthFlag Football League:
-Season Begins 10/8/17
-6-game minimum plus playoffs
-Sunday evening games
-Game play only - no practices
-Mandatory Assessment (choose one):
-9/16/17 at 10 am
-9/17/17 at 10 am
-Assessment and games at Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd (Between 40th and 41st)

Teen Soccer League:
-Season Begins 10/8/17
-6-game minimum plus playoffs
-Sunday evening games
-Game play only - no practices
-Mandatory Assessment (choose one):
-9/17/17 at 6 pm
-9/24/17 at 10 am
-Assessment and games at Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd (Between 40th and 41st)

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Mandatory assessment - dates listed above.

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

BAM Education partners with Mark Morris Dance Group to present this free workshop series designed especially for teenage dancers and choreographers. Three artists featured in BAM’s 2017 Next Wave Festival lead these immersive workshops, taking participants through their creative process.

Who

High School students with at least two years of dance training as well as previous choreographic experience.

Details

This free after school program meets on select Saturdays in October and November 2017 at Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Ave).

How to Apply

Application: Sep, 22, 2017

All students must complete an online application and interview to be considered; there will be no audition. Participants must commit to participating in all workshops and attending all performances (BAM covers the cost of performance tickets).

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts, Sports
Schedule
Weekends
Title
Who

Grades K-6

Details

Drills range from times tables to telling time to graphs. Drills go on and on without pause, use a timer to self-pace

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No application, program ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Online
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Black, Latino and Native American 9th-graders

Details

Helps put students on track for possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Rigorous and competitive with an 11 percent acceptance rate; about 110 scholars participate

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in mid-December (in 2017). Process is lengthy and competition is keen, so start early.

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Late Elementary, Middle, and High school students (5th-11th grade)

Details

Students work alone and on teams to solve multi-step math problems. Give the entrance test a try, those who score reasonably well are accepted

Cost
$200/semester; $300/year; refundable after the first class
How to Apply

Entrance exams must be submitted by mid-September, registration forms (requiring notarization) are due by the second week of class

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends
Who

High school juniors and seniors

Details

Learn about health professions through mentoring sessions, workshops and field trips. Attend weekly mentoring and program sessions, with a longer session on Saturdays.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact the Program Manager at (212) 534-2432 for more information.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan, Staten Island
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

Participants will learn digital skills ranging from coding games to creating digital 3D art enabling them to build confidence using a computer and other technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. You cannot drop your child off, a parent or a legal guardian MUST stay with their child at all times.

Who

Ages 6+

Details

Multi-day camps (each camp has 4 sessions which last for 2 hours per day, 8 hours in total) and single day camps (90 minutes – 2 hours) are offered.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Registration MUST be completed via the website, http://microsoftstore.com/newyork

Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle
Location
Out of NYC, Citywide
Subject Area
Arts, Science
Schedule
Summer
What

The NYC Department of Education and Lincoln Center Education collaborate to offer a free, two-week program to prepare middle school students for screened high school arts program auditions.

Who

Student entering grade 8

Details

Participating students are promising NYC DOE public school students. The program aims to provide equity and access in preparation for auditions. Accepted participants are offered the following:
-Free breakfast and lunch while the program is in session
-An MTA student metro card

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Admission to Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is by online application and audition/screening. Students may apply and audition for one studio only.

visit the NYC DOE website for more information.

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

Rising high school seniors

Details

Take calculus, physics, natural science, and humanities courses in addition to one hands-on elective. Around 70-80 students from across the country are selected for the program each year

Cost
FREE, students pay transportation costs to and from NYC
How to Apply

Apply between November and February

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science, Math, Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Rising high school juniors or seniors, or students with College Now experience

Details

Participating students put their experience to use as they debate and vote on a piece of legislation during a “stated meeting” in the Council’s actual chambers in City Hall. This is a College Now program, so students must first apply to College Now.. This is a College Now program, so students must first apply to College Now.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in September

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
Who

High school juniors and seniors

Details

Earn 3 college credits by taking a class in accounting, business, criminal justice, culinary arts, allied health professions, hotel and restaurant management, marketing, web design, and information technology. Students who complete the program are eligible for freshman scholarships if they choose to attend Monroe for college.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Registration takes place in September for the fall semester and January for the winter semester

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
Who

NYC public high school students of all backgrounds

Details

Attend bimonthly after school seminars February through June to prepare for summer program. Work at the Museum full-time during the summer, leading tours and learning about the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational elements of museum work. Apprentices are paid for their participation.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in November

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

High school and college students

Details

Learn about community health issues and take tours of health facilities and health professions schools. Earn 40 hours of community service.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact the program manager, Angela Banfield at abanfield@msiahec.org or call 212-534-2432 to find out more.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan, Staten Island
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

Two-week intensive program during the school year and summer which immerses students in the practices of playwriting, acting, and filmmaking. There are additional 3T writing workshops in the fall. Write a play, story or screenplay and hear it read by professional actors--and it all happens in just three consecutive Thursdays (fall 2017). 3T is a free, after school creative writing program for public HS students sponsored by Naked Angels Theater Company.
Website

Who

New York City high school students

Details

The program is limited to 12 students, accepted on a first come, first served basis. Students must apply online.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications due late June for summer program; late November dates for fall workshops.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Anybody who loves nature

Details

Participate in citywide volunteer tree-planting and tree-care workshops, Learn how to identify weeds and remove them. Look for volunteer opportunities through the NAV Program at the Parks and Recreation Department website

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Register online for specific volunteer opportunities at least a day in advance

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students who are immigrants or children of immigrants.

Details

Participants will attend a series of workshops on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. this spring and volunteer at nonprofit organizations that serve immigrant communities. Applicants from households with less than $57,033 in income will be prioritized for spots within the NAYLC program.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
What

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office high school internship program is for students who are interested in a five-week program working with the DA's office and learning about criminal justice and public service. To qualify, students must live or attend school in Brooklyn.

Who

The program is open to qualifying sophomores, juniors and rising seniors who must be able to commit to the entire duration of the program.

Details

To apply, students are required to submit their most recent school transcripts, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation and evaluation forms from either a teacher, coach or mentor, and also a 300-word typed essay (12 pt. font and double-spaced) on why they are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and what impact they think it will have on their future personal and professional endeavors.

Cost
Interns receive $150 weekly stipend.
How to Apply

Applications are due in April.

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school who live or attend school in Manhattan

Details

Applicants must commit to attend the entire six-week program from Monday-Friday.

Cost
Interns receive $150 weekly stipend.
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Students learn mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum and improve reasoning and problem solving skills. NYMC is not a tutoring or test prep program and is best for kids who are comfortable with math

Cost
Fees range from $195-$295; financial aid is available
How to Apply

Join the email list to receive registration announcements

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan, Queens
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Rising 9th graders and parents

Details

Experiential technology program comprised of two summer learning academies with student (6 week) and parent (4 week) tracks. Student track is 3 days/week and parent track is 1-2 evenings/week

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in June

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

Free camp with arts, STEM programming and physical activity

Who

Grades K-8

Details

Summer camp through the NIA, housed mainly in Brooklyn public schools. Contact individual program directors for more information.

Cost
Most sites are free.
How to Apply

Pre-registration in April

Grade Level
Location
Brooklyn, Staten Island
Subject Area
Math, Arts, Science, Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Current juniors who are at least 16.

Details

Students discuss global topics with professors.

Cost
Application fee $50 and $150 enrollment deposit
How to Apply

Applications are due in January

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students over the age of 16.

Details

Six-week summer internships; 150 students accepted.

Cost
Paid internships.
How to Apply

Applications are due in April, but after March you have to fill out two application forms instead of one

Grade Level
High
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Title
What

NYC GREAT! (Girls Reaching Every Apex Together) is designed to provide experiences that support the development of leadership and communication skills in young women who are currently attending high school

Who

The program enrolls young women in 9th grade or older, attending Bronx high schools (districts 7-12).

Details

Students who are selected are expected to participate in three Saturday student conferences.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Email NYCGreat@schools.nyc.gov for updated information

Grade Level
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Children in middle school and high school

Details

Program includes tutoring, study skills improvement, high school and college entrance exam prep, character development, community service learning projects in addition to sports and arts activities. Locations in Bronx and Yonkers. Choose a summer camp site, then follow the instructions to obtain an application for the site of your choice.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

June

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep, Sports, Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children between the ages of 6-13

Details

Benefit from sports instruction and arts curriculums including geometric art, environmental collage, story-telling and banner design. Enjoy field trips to Yankees and Mets games, museums and theatre performances. Choose a summer camp site, then follow the instructions to obtain an application for the site of your choice. Locations include Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

June

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts, Sports
Schedule
Summer
Title
Who

Children of all ages

Details

Visit art galleries, public theaters, libraries, gardens and more after consulting this comprehensive listing. Search organizations by location and type of activity

Cost
FREE (though some of the organizations might not be)
How to Apply

N/A

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Ages 1.5-Adult

Details

Free swimming lessons through the NYC Parks department for all ages. Selection for the program occurs through a lottery system. There are four summer sessions and there is a lottery for each session, you may register for up to three sessions.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Register before the start of the session(s) you want to apply for to be out in the lottery

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Youth of various ages, program depending. Free for youth under 18

Details

The Parks Department offers programs including baseball, cycling, golf, football, track, and more. The programs are free with a recreation center membership, and memberships are free to those under 18. Register for a membership at a recreation center near you to begin signing up for programs.

Cost
FREE (for those under 18)
How to Apply

Ongoing, program dependent

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Elementary and middle school students

Details

Serious “Common Core” learning in the AM, sports, dance, art & field trips in the PM. Families like the work-fun balance. Priority is given to students who attend the participating schools.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

You may enroll as late as July, but capacity is limited so apply early

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Brooklyn, Bronx
Subject Area
Arts, Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
What

Citywide program to provide students in grades 2-10 with free STEM instruction. There are two sites per borough, one for elementary school students and the other for middle and high schoolers. The program focuses on bringing high-quality STEM education to high-needs students and runs for four to five weeks.

Who

Grades 2-10

Details

Students apply to the program by borough, and applications are available in mid-May. Students from Renewal Schools, as well as English Language Learners and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Within each borough, applicants will be selected for the program randomly. Breakfast, lunch, and metrocards provided

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Apply by mid-May.

Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Ages 5-18

Details

Free tennis lessons through NYJTL throughout the year. There are many sites throughout NYC but registration must happen in person and the student must be present.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing registration (no one is turned away)

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

Bridge Up is a NYPL initiative that provides long-term mentors for its participants, daily academic support, access to innovative learning opportunites that fostor acadmeic independence, critical thinking, and success outside of the classroom,etc. The program offers many field trips, and special events.

Who

9th-11th graders

Details

Students must be committed to attending the program every week, and have an open mind. Eighth-graders are expected to attend 4 days/week and ninth-graders are expected to attend 3 days/week.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Fill out the application at https://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/bridgeup_student_application_0.pdf and submit his/her application to the BridgeUp Fellow at one of the participating NYPL locations listed on the website.

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
Who

Children 10-14

Details

Involves directing music-videos and filmmaking

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

Various ages

Details

Programs include a paid internship program for young people between the ages of 17-21, which includes classes in English, math, computer training, and GED preparation. The Opportunity Knocks program provides five weeks of business skills training before matching participants with an 11-week paid internship. OBT has several locations throughout Brooklyn.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Children between the ages of 5-8 from families at or below the New York State poverty line

Details

Receive weekly private lessons on violin, viola or cello, chamber music and orchestral training; High quality instruments are provided if needed. Students are selected based on an interview with the parents and a trial lesson/ informal interview with the student..

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Children in 1st-8th grade

Details

Students are introduced to the basics of drawing and painting, instrumental music, dance, performance poetry, and theater arts, and chess. For information on registering contact education@palnyc.org.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

Children in K-8th grade

Details

Program engages students in educational, cultural and recreational activities, many with a focus on STEM. Special projects include citywide essay contests, monthly workshops, and events that encourage parental involvement. For information on registering contact education@palnyc.org

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep, Science, Math
Schedule
After School
Who

Students of color in grades 5-7

Details

Students participate in a 7-week summer program in addition to weekly Wednesday and Saturday classes. About 6,000 students are nominated each year for about 125 spots.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The admissions process lasts an entire academic year, starting with student nominations in the fall and ending with notifications in the spring

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Incoming high school seniors from low-income backgrounds, with excellent academic records and a desire to pursue a career in journalism

Details

Attend classes taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times or the Washington Post; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design your own newspaper. About 35-40 students from around the country are accepted each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in February

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Title
Who

Elementary school children

Details

Participate in free art classes at various library locations across NYC. Classes offered at these locations: http://projectart.org/branches/ .

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No application is necessary

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students aged 10-21 with an average familial income of less than $10,000

Details

The program serves underserved youth throughout the country with chapters in areas ranging from New York to Chicago to Texas. The goal is to help every student reach their academic potential and give them the opportunity to attend a four-year college. Go to the "contact us" page to refer a student or express interest.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students who are interested in the natural world or environmental issues

Details

RCC participants work on environmental restoration in Forever Wild sites and gain experience working with the Urban Park Rangers. Participants may go on exciting field trips including canoeing, overnight camping and more. The program occurs one day a week, on a school day afternoon for 2 to 2.5 hours.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

There are two sessions each year (fall and spring), apply before session of choice

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School
Title
Who

Fourth graders of Black and Latino descent from the Bronx

Details

Students hone their organizational, academic, and social skills before they matriculate to prep school and continue to receive support throughout high school. Only 20 students are admitted each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in February.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Ages 0-23 with and without disabilities

Details

Children learn social skills and language development is stimulated by playing together with age-appropriate toys and reading/listening to stories together.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No application necessary

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Children between the ages of 14-17

Details

Learn to use digital tools and professional software to create and edit footage, recordings and photos. There are four sessions each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Who

High school juniors

Details

Students will spend six weeks at MIT participating in STEM classes, executing research, and working on wirtten and oral supports of their findings

Cost
FREE (Travel not included)
How to Apply

Applications are due in January

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students 16 or older enrolled in a NYC public school

Details

Students work closely with mentors and get experience with scientific research. Students must be nominated by a teacher in order to participate

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students 16 or older

Details

Students work closely with mentors and get lots of experience with scientific research. Stipends may be available for students experiencing financial hardship

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in January

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

On Saturdays from May 27th to September 2nd, Bronxites can enjoy free canoeing and sailing on the Bronx River. Canoe rides take place every Saturday from 1-6 pm in Hunts Point Riverside Park. Sailing will take place on August 12th and September 10th from 1 to 5pm. Lifejackets are also provided at no charge.

Who

Bronx residents

Details

Rowing: Saturdays 1-6pm from May 27 till September 2
Sailing: 1-5pm Saturday, June 10, Saturday, August 12, Sunday, September 10

Cost
Free
Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
What

The Safe Haven West Side Basketball League was designed to give
neighborhood children a safe, supervised recreational activity during the winter
months. From early December to mid-March, games and practices are scheduled
on weekends in public school gyms located on the Upper West Side.

Who

Boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who are full-time students in public, private or parochial schools in District 3 are eligible to join the Safe Haven West Side Basketball League.

Details

Weekend games and practice December-March; another session begins in the spring.

Cost
$150 full price; partial & full scholarships available to players in elementary or middle public schools and to Special Needs Champions Division.
How to Apply

Apply by late October/November for session beginnng in December.

Grade Level
Elementary, High, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends
Who

High school students 16-18 years old

Details

Learn to use equipment and technologies to guide museum visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts, specimens, and the laws of physics by working with museum staff and engaging with scientific content. Intended to build off the museum's After School Program. Preference will be given to those who have completed two museum courses in life sciences, astronomy, or earth and planetary sciences, but all are encouraged to apply.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in early April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

Students in grades 8-12

Details

Attend courses on topics ranging from photography in America to the history of the labor movement. There are a limited number of spaces reserved for students who live or attend schools in East and Central Harlem.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by early October for fall sessions.

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Students in grades 7-12

Details

Student work is exhibited, published, and presented to a national audience. About 2,000 students earn national awards, including more than $1.5 million in scholarships.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Submissions are due in December

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

A free 26-week pre-college black studies program on Saturdays

Who

Students between 11-18 years old who are of African descent

Details

Learn about the histories and cultures of the African Diaspora through film screenings, cultural arts performances, research projects, and field trips. One-hundred students are selected to participate each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in September

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
Who

Students in grades K-5

Details

Various week-long sessions held during school breaks to explore hands-on science, from video game creation to toy making. Check out the HYPERLINK "http://nysci.org/schools-out-innovation-camp-registration/" for the application

Cost
Sessions cost between $175-$350
How to Apply

Register online until the sessions are filled. Apply early

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students in 11th or 12th grade. Only students who attend Title I high schools may apply for paid positions during the school year.

Details

Explore museum careers, connect with museum staff and gain professional skills in paid and unpaid internships. No prior experience or specific knowledge of art history necessary to apply.

Cost
FREE, paid internships include $1,000 stipend
How to Apply

Applications are due in September for school-year program and in April for the summer program

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students who have completed at least 9th grade. Many labs require students to be at least 16-years-old.

Details

Work as an apprentice in a Department of Navy laboratory for eight weeks.

Cost
New students receive a stipend of $3,300 for 8 weeks; lodging and meals not included.
How to Apply

Applications are due in early December.

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Low-income and minority middle and high school students in grades 7-12 with good grades

Details

Take math and science classes, participate in group research, and prepare for the PSAT and SAT/ACT. Students also work with mentors on career and college exploration

Cost
$350 for the summer session
How to Apply

Applications are due in March

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Who

14-25 year olds currently enrolled in high school or college in NYC

Details

Must commit to one year of volunteering before applying for a year round paid position of 7-20 hours/week to explain exhibits. Selection not based on grades but interview and application; visit the Explainer's trainee page http://nysci.org/explainer-trainee/ to learn more

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

NYSCI generally hires three times a year and expects a commitment of at least one year, applications due in December, April, and August

Grade Level
High
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
What

Weekly after-school clubs during the school semester, 3:30-6 pm.

Who

Students in grades K-5

Details

Cool chemistry, edible science, dissections, water science activities and more. Register early for popular classes

Cost
Some are free, others cost $250-$275 per semester, scholarships available for Corona residents in zip code 11368.
How to Apply

Register online until the sessions are filled. Apply early

Grade Level
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
After School
Who

Rising 6-8 graders

Details

Make "smart cities" model, learn physics with parachutes, test the pH of the water, explore city transportation. At the Brooklyn campus most recently, location appears to change depending on the year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

NEW for summer 2017—thanks to generous support from National Grid, the Center for K-12 STEM Education is pleased to announce the launch of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Science of Smart Cities (ieSoSC). Applications are now open for students entering 9th -12th grade in September 2017. Created as a follow-up experience to our Science of Smart Cities program, ieSoSC is an opportunity that offers 5 weeks of intensive STEM instruction and mentoring on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Downtown Brooklyn campus in technology and engineering skills, design and prototyping, built around real world ‘smart city’ applications and research.

Primarily (but not exclusively) intended for students that previously completed Science of Smart Cities, ieSoSC will show through hands-on projects, instruction and activities how to take coding/computer science, engineering and technology skills to another level by applying those skills to advanced smart cities ideas. Participants will work with our graduate and undergraduate student-experts in increasingly sophisticated hands-on programming and engineering projects.

The program incorporates time devoted to concepts and processes related to entrepreneurship and design thinking. During the second half of the program, participants will form 4-person teams and apply their new skills and knowledge in engineering, technology and entrepreneurship to ideate, research/document, prototype and present a device(s)/app that use sensors; programming; data collection, analysis and reporting; and, wireless communication technologies and protocols, in an ‘internet of things’ approach to a “smart cities design challenge” that creates a product that could be used by municipal agencies, the general public, businesses and/or other user groups.

During the design challenge phase, high school participants will work in their teams with our graduate and undergraduate student-instructors. These instructors will assist with all aspects of the work, helping to resolve technical challenges, providing input and feedback, and otherwise coaching and mentoring participants through the prototyping and presentation processes. Each team will have a small budget for materials and equipment, and participants will receive public presentation training using improvisation techniques through a partnership with Irondale Theater.

The program culminates for each team in a public presentation at which engineers, urban planners, business people and other smart cities experts hear from participants about their idea, prototype, and how it is intended to be applied to solve a real world problem or challenge.

Who

Students entering 9th-12th grade in September 2017

Details

Program runs full days (approximately 10am to 5pm), five days a week

Our campus is located at 6 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn

ieSoSC is free to attend, thanks to support from National Grid

Lunch, snacks are not provided. Students must bring their own food or have money

Transportation/MetroCards not provided

Please watch your email around the notification date (students and parents/guardians)–if you are accepted to the program a prompt reply will be required

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Early application deadline: April 28, 2017
Notification on or around: May 5, 2017

Apply Online: http://engineering.nyu.edu/k12stem/sosc/application/iesosc-application/

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
Summer
Title
What

Three-week summer day camp for budding engineers

Who

Grades 3-6. Students must be at least 8 years old.

Details

Build gravity cruisers, gliders and solar-powered cars; sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers. Families like the work-fun balance.

Cost
FREE, $50 registration fee.
How to Apply

New student registration opens in February.

Grade Level
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students from all five boroughs

Details

Improve your musical skills and learn to express yourself artistically as well as perform throughout the city. Sign up for an audition online.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

You can sign up for an audition any time through the online form

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
Who

High school students from low-income public high schools in NYC

Details

SEO provides three major programs: the Career Program, the Scholars Program, and the Alumni and Philanthropy Program. Apply in 9th grade.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in December

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Children in grades 2-12 and receive free or reduced-cost lunches

Details

This program is equipped with an extensive resource center, a well-stocked library, and computers. Must contact the program to register at 212.799.2369 x303

Cost
Price ranges from $40 - $120, payment plans are available
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
After School, Summer
What

STEM From Dance is a Mathematics and performing arts program that uses dance to grow the number of under-represented minority girls who are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) college-ready.

Who

Girls from underserved communities.

Details

STEM from Dance aims to give all girls equal access to the resources needed to attain economic stability and long-tern career success, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Cost
Free
How to Apply

To apply, contact info@stemfromdance.org or fill the form on the STEM from Dance website.

Grade Level
High
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students in grades 9-11 with good grades

Details

Take summer classes in science, math, English, engineering, and computer programming. Participants may receive one elective high school credit, free breakfast, lunch, public transportation, and textbooks for those eligible

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science, Math
Schedule
Summer
What

The S.T.E.M.ulating Minds Summer STEM Camp is designed for middle and high school students who need a little extra help in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For the past 5 years The Parris Foundation has provided FREE STEM Camp's offering extended learning opportunities in:

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
Science: Earth, Life and Physical Sciences (Including Physics & Chemistry)
Tech/Engineering: Robotics, Programming, Arduinos/Electronics

At our summer program, we work with students on Interactive Math, Coding, STEM Lessons, Educational Games and more...

We are happy to report that (on average) assessment scores improved upwards of 20 points! Yes, two letter grades! Additionally, our metrics show that the average percentage of growth increased by 83% overall.

Who

Middle and High school students

Details

Our FREE Summer session will cover both Math & Technology. Applications should be submitted on or before Saturday July 8th.

Note: several participants from previous sessions will be joining us as part of our continuous improvement lifecycle thus space is limited and applicants should follow-up quickly.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply
Grade Level
High, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math, Science
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

NYC public middle and high school students

Details

The Student Art Program sends open calls for thematic exhibitions for students to showcase their artwork. There are eight exhibition opportunities a year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Check website for submission deadlines

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

The Student Historian Program is a comprehensive internship and youth development program that provides students with vocational and academic training, public speaking and leadership skills, and an increased understanding of American art and history. Through object- and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world. The summer program runs from July -August. Historians meet twice per week, and interns must commit to attending every session.

Who

10th, 11th, and 12th, grade students in the Tri-State Area.

Details

Application for summer program opens in February and is due in March (note: teacher recommendation is required).

Cost
Free
Grade Level
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
After School, Summer
What

Plus Pool has teamed up with the New York City Housing Authority to offer free swimming lessons to kids aged 8-13 in the East River, Washington, Wilson and Lexington houses.

Who

The swim classes are directed by the aquatics center's director, Warren Perry,and taught by GoSwim.

Details

The next seven class program that teaches basic swimming skills will begin on July 17th at thw Convent of the Sacred Heart Athletic Center on the Upper East Side.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Contact 718-707-7771

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
What

Free summer camps at Randall's Island Park for children from neighboring communities who are part of Community Organizations

Who

Boys and girls ages 6-12

Details

5-week long camp with activities such as tennis, golf, horseback riding, soccer, and nature lessons at our Urban Farm and wetlands. Priority admission given to children within neighboring communities surrounding Randall's Island Park. Any Community Based Organization is welcome to apply to bring children to our summer camp, only children that belong to Community Organizations may attend. Contact alex.moran@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due by end of June

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan, Queens
Subject Area
Humanities, Science, Sports
Schedule
Summer
What

Six-week internship with the Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center

Who

Juniors or seniors in high school, freshman or sophomores in college who live or attend school in the Bronx or Westchester.

Details

Students are introduced to a variety of careers in the health field and learn about health issues in their communities via lectures, field trips and other health-related activities. Apply with a resume, unofficial transcript and recommendation letter.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Interviews in April after application is received.

Grade Level
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Juniors or seniors in high school, freshman or sophomores in college who live or attend school in Manhattan or Staten Island

Details

Internship placements in hospitals and community-based health organizations, exposure to health careers and community health issues.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact the program manager, Mayra Leon, at 212-534-2432 or mleon@msiahec.org for more information.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan, Staten Island
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students ages 14-18

Details

It is a very small camp with only about 30 students, there are lectures and activities.

Cost
Free, but travel costs not included
How to Apply

Check website foro 2017 signup.

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students enrolled in a NYC public school who are at least 16 years old

Details

Attend lectures, visit research laboratories, dissect brains, design experiments and more. All expenses are covered including metrocards, meals and school supplies.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Students start in the 2nd grade and continue until they are placed in high school

Details

Students study language arts, math, and science and attend a 6-week summer program. The program admits 250 promising low-income public school students each year from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are available in January

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends
Who

7th graders who might like math and are in 75% free lunch schools, must be recommended by a teacher

Details

Students will live on a college campus in upstate New York and study new and interesting mathematics taught by the best instructors from across the nation. Students will also enjoy games, sports, and optional field trips like hiking and stargazing. 80 applicants are chosen. To apply, all students must complete an interview. Bus transportation is provided to and from camp

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Contact them for information on next steps at spmps@artofproblemsolving.org

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
What

A summer program at 12 colleges in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, including NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University.

Who

High school students over the age of 16 and college undergraduates.

Details

Get experience doing lab research on NASA-funded projects. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and a B average in all math and science courses.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in March and must be completed online: "https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm".

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students 16 years or older

Details

Learn research techniques and critical thinking skills through laboratory work, lectures and coursework. Each student is individually matched with a scientist mentor.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in January.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
What

Free soccer classes to children, 6 years and under

Who

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations

Details

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. during the months of June and July at Calvert Vaux Park at the intersection of Shore Parkway and Bay 46th St. For more information, contact Sara Gambino at 718-259-2828.

Cost
Free
Grade Level
Elementary, Pre-kindergarten
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
Who

Recommended for ages 8-14, some sites allow kids slightly older or younger

Details

Parks department staff train kids in sports that include baseball, basketball, flag football, futsal, lacrosse, soccer, speedminton, track, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. It's a drop-in program but registration is recommended - contact the coordinator on the event listing to do so.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Registration not necessary, voluntary registraion with site coordinator

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Summer
What

The People's Theatre partnered with Fort Tyron Park Trust will be running free theatre workshops in Fort Tryon Park. The workshops were developed to teach children concepts how to play, project, and collaborate.

Who

Open to all elementary aged children

Details

Theatre Fun in the Sun classes will be held on July 25th and August 1st and 8th from 10-11:30 a.m. at Payson Playground, located at the corner of Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue.
There will be a three-day mini-camp that will be held from August 14 to 16 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

For more information, visit www.ptp.nyc or call 646.398.9062.

Grade Level
Elementary
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24

Details

Participants work up to 25 hours a week for six weeks, earning $7.25 per hour. Job sites are spread out across all five boroughs and include government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, museums, nonprofits, small businesses and retailers. Participants are selected through a lottery

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
Who

Children between the ages of 10 and 16

Details

Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in June

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
What

One year long, girls-only leadership development program program that includes a summer academy, an internship and a mentorship program

Who

Rising 9th through rising 12th grade girls

Details

Students will learn workplace skills, participate in sports and fitness, college prep, group projects, one-on-one advisories, field trips, and internships. Each participant accepted to the program receives a scholarship covering tuition and all field trips but are responsible for their own travel expense to and from the Summer Academy and their lunch

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May

Grade Level
Location
Brooklyn
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students ages 12-27 who live or attend school in Manhattan

Details

Students choose from among one-to-one advising, workshops, homework help, tutoring, academic classes, internships, field trips, and special events. Over 750 students participate in the program each year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due one month prior to the start of each term—in September and January

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

Teachoo provides exercises and videos for learning 9th to 12th grade math.

Who

Children above 13 years old

Details

Topics range from Real Numbers and Polynomials to Vector Algebra and Integration.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Go online and begin

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Online
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Incoming high school juniors and seniors

Details

Explore the roles of citizen journalist, digital artist, and educator, 25 students are selected each year. As of 2016 the program is on hold due to staffing shortages, but email NMAFAteenPrograms@si.edu for updates.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application is due in February

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

7th-12th grade students depending on the program

Details

Work with artist mentors to build portfolios, visit museums and art galleries, or complete internships at Free Arts NYC headquarters. Students must enroll through one of Free Arts NYC’s community partners.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application deadlines vary by program.

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

NYC Teens

Details

Has many programs, some 3-6 months long and others are one-day events. Additional services as well..

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Varies by program

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Online, Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students from New York and New Jersey

Details

Attend weekly seminars and performances where kids learn how to evaluate and write about what they see. There are six 10-week sessions every year, each limited to 12 students

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in February

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Teenagers throughout the city

Details

Work in small groups to identify community issues and develop policy proposals. Program is supported by the New York City Council, and each council member may nominate five students to participate. Register in person at individual YMCA locations, listed here: https://register.ymcanyc.org/programs/FP?branch=

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application deadlines vary by YMCA branch

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Young women in high school and college

Details

Build leadership skills by working with accomplished female leaders in the fields of law, business, politics, government, the nonprofit sector, and academia. The 2-week program is followed by ongoing mentoring for participants

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

There are two rounds of applications. The first is due in April and the second in June

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Boys between the ages of 6-21

Details

Participate in computer classes, attend summer camp, get homework help, and receive dental services at the Boy’s Club. The club has a location in Flushing, Queens and two in Manhattan.

Cost
$5 a year
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan, Queens
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students 16-21 years old

Details

Learn about finance, culture, and communications while improving your public speaking skills and learning to write a resume. All students who graduate from the program are placed in paid summer internships at sponsoring companies.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Rolling admissions

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

A free ballet and musical theatre summer program

Who

Children between 12 and 18 years old

Details

This summer program aims to fortify emotional, physical, psychosocial, and artistic growth and development through dance. Performances have included Hunter Colleges, Jacob Javits Center, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Parent/ legal guardian of the child must call 212-582-1941 to schedule auditions.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Write a 700-1000 word essay about an elected official who chose to do what is right rather than what is easy to enter this contest. Winning essayists receive awards totaling up to $10,000, and the first place winner is invited to accept the award in Boston.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Submissions are due in January

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Students in grades 5-12

Details

Get homework help, take college prep classes, work with a counselor, prepare for high school admission and participate in a variety of other enrichment activities. Students from West Harlem are given first consideration. About 260 students participate in the program each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing. Request an application by emailing libertyleads@bankstreet.edu

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
What

The Lower Eastside Girls Club is a community center for girls from the Lower East Side. The center runs various amounts of programs in the arts, stem, leadership, entrepreneurship, wellness for girls from 6th-12th grade. Its vision is to provide its girls with the tool needed to build their future. Girls Club also runs several social venture businesses, the Art+Community Gallery, La Tiendita Fair Trade and Girl Made Gift Shop at the Essex Market, the Farm Girls Community Farmers Market, and the Sweet Things Bake Shop that offer job training and employment for its teens. The organization has recently built New York City’s first and only Girls Club facility- a state of the art $20 million 'green building' that will be able to better serve the hundreds of girls in the community.

Who

6th-12th grade female students from economically disadvantaged areas in Lower Manhattan.

Details

To apply or inquire for further information, call 212-982-1633.

Cost
Free
Grade Level
High, Middle
Location
Bronx, Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts, Science, Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Grades 1–8

Details

Eight, independent week-long sessions with hands-on math workshops. Cool math you don’t learn in school

Cost
$860 for one week, with discounts for multiple weeks, extra $100 for early drop off or late pick up (financial aid available)
How to Apply

Applications available starting in December

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Contest topics include national and international conflicts. The writer of the top essay receives a $2,500 prize, a trip to Washington D.C. that includes meeting the secretary of state and a full tuition paid Semester at Sea once the student is in college.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Submissions are due in March

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Every year more than a thousand students compete. Winners of the NYCSEF will represent Team NYC at the "https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef" to compete to win more than $4 million in awards

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application deadline is in December, and the preliminary round of competition is in March at The City College of New York

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

There are programs for elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the 5 boroughs

Details

The Debate League provides free tournaments, resources for debaters, debate teachers and coaches, and comprehensive debate education to all NYC schools and students. To join the Debate League, sign up as a student or a school at the League’s website.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students from all over North America

Details

Solve linguistic problems from dozens of the world’s languages at contests hosted at various sites listed on the NACLO website. No prior knowledge of particular languages or linguistics is necessary.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Register online prior to the event in which you intend to compete. Some events allow walk-ons

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide, Out of NYC
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Who

Seventh graders of Latino and African American descent from public, parochial, and charter schools in NYC

Details

Oliver Scholars staff supports the scholars with high school admissions, SAT prep, and college tours among other activities. There is a rigorous admissions process including an open house, a standardized test, and interviews.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application process begins in the fall when students are nominated to participate in the program. They are then invited to attend an open house, and then an interview in April. Decisions are made in May

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Preference will be given to senior-level students who cannot reapply for the program

Details

The Perry Initiative partners with medical centers, universities, and high schools to host Perry Outreach Programs for young women in high school, college, and medical school. These day-long programs are held at different locations nationwide throughout the year. Participants perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field. The Perry Initiative will review all applications, and students will be admitted based on the quality of their essays

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Varies on program and location

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends
What

Paid social justice training program

Who

Teenaged youth

Details

THE POINT’s teen community leadership group A.C.T.I.O.N. engages stipend youth activists three times per week from the community who work to identify social and environmental justice issues facing Hunts Point with the goal of developing ongoing youth-led solutions. A.C.T.I.O.N. members receive training in three core areas of leadership, media and environmental policy. The program provides strong academic support throughout the school year and assists with summer internship placement for all A.C.T.I.O.N. participants.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application due early October.

2017-18 application due October 10, 2017.

Find the application here: https://thepoint.org/programs/application/

Contact Rebecca Rosado at rrosado@thepoint.org or (718) 542-4139 x.128 for more details.

Grade Level
High, High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

The Point After-School Program offers after school programming in the following areas:
-Literacy
-Homework
-Photography
-Social Circus Arts
-Visual Arts
-Dance
-Music
-Environmental Stewardship
-Theater

Who

K-8th grades

Details

The program includes:
-School Pick-up
-Light Snack
-Homework Help
-Leadership Building
-Academic/Social Goal Setting
-Service Learning

Cost
$275 for school year, with $50.00 non-refundable deposit.
How to Apply

For more information, contact:
Isabel Figueroa
718-542-4139 x 129

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Humanities, Math, Arts, Science, Academic Prep
Schedule
After School
Who

High school students

Details

Students are grouped in multicultural teams called “posses” and apply to top-tier universities and colleges nationwide through the program, earning full college scholarships if admitted. Students are identified through a unique evaluation method designed to identify young leaders who might be missed by traditional admissions criteria.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The recruitment process takes place between September and December

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

Do you believe that words have the power to change the world? Do you feel passionate about issues of justice and right and wrong? Writing empowers us to speak our minds and advocate for freedom. It also enables us to understand other perspectives and empathize with all different kinds of people. In this workshop, we will learn about political writing and create our own work using a variety of genres and techniques, including collage, found text, satire, editorials, posters, cartoons, zines, and good old-fashioned poems, stories, and essays. Using writers like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Claudia Rankine as models, you will learn how your own individual experiences connect to the wider political world around you -- and how to approach difficult subjects with joy and courage. Bring your passion, opinions, and determination to make the world a better place. Snacks will be provided, but students should bring a bag lunch.

Who

Ages: 10-15

Details

DAY AND TIME
Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm

DATES
08/07, 08/08, 08/09, 08/10, 08/11

READING DAY AND TIME
Friday 8/11@ 12:30 - 1:30

TEACHER
Monica Wendel

CLASS SIZE
10

HOMEWORK
none

LOCATION
178 Bennett Avenue (189th street)

Cost
pay-what-you-can
How to Apply
Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

NYC public school students entering grades 8-12

Details

Major in dance, theater, instrumental music, vocal music, film, string orchestra, or the visual arts. Students who complete the program in good standing may receive ½ unit of credit to apply towards an elective arts credit or a Regents diploma..

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The online application is due in February, and auditions are held in March

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

The program runs from 7th grade until college placement, apply in 6th grade

Details

TEAK prepares students to thrive at the nation's selective high schools and colleges, and ensures that students graduate from college ready to pursue their goals and positively impact the world. Only 30 students are accepted each year.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Application information sessions are in November/December. Students may only apply in the fall & winter of 6th grade.

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school juniors and seniors in the NYC metro area (including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester)

Details

Learn to report, write stories, shoot photos, live in an NYU dorm, get college advice, and create your own multimedia website and print paper. Twenty students are selected to participate.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application is due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Summer
Who

Teens in public school

Details

Workshop is organized around a selected text and includes daily visits from guest artists in performance, movement, writing, and video. Students are individually mentored by Wooster Group associates. For more information contact Kaneza Schaal kaneza@thewoostergroup.org.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

End of March

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Title
Who

Grades 5-9

Details

Math games and exercises to boost lagging skills; kids earn fake dollars to win prizes for good work. Tutors don’t help with homework. Students work exclusively on Top Honors exercises

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing, first come first serve

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Weekends, After School
Title
What

A free guide to the new 2017 SHSAT

Who

7-8th grade students

Details
Cost
FREE
How to Apply

No application necessary

Grade Level
Middle
Location
Online
Subject Area
Humanities, Math, Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Various ages (pre-k through adult)

Details

Search UNH’s member neighborhood houses to find one near you that offers the program you want. UNH works with 400 neighborhood houses and community centers throughout the city each year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students in 9th and 10th grades may apply and continue through high school graduation

Details

Get after-school homework help, take Saturday enrichment classes, and participate in the residential UB Summer Academy at Columbia University. About 195 students participate each year

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due one month prior to the start of each term—in September and January

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

All ages (families)

Details

Explore various NYC locations with the Urban Park Rangers. Activities such as camping, hiking, fishing and canoeing are offered. Events that require registration have a lottery system to choose participants.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Not all events require registration, for those that do registration is onging (best to register by 10 days before an event)

Grade Level
Pre-kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Sports
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Title
Who

Middle and high school students

Details

Explore the written and oral traditions of poetry, rap and hip-hop forms, song lyrics, and writing for political/social change. Winter, spring, summer, and fall workshops available; apply online.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Anytime. Sign up for as many workshops as you like online

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan, Brooklyn
Subject Area
Arts, Humanities
Schedule
After School
What

Two week weather camp

Who

Rising 10th-12th graders

Details

Learn about meteorology by launching weather balloons, going inside the radar dome, and going camping. Only 6-12 students are selected

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May.

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Learn about meteorology by launching weather balloons, going inside the radar dome, and going camping. Only 6-12 students are selected

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in May

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school juniors and seniors interested in science and medicine

Details

Teens participate in anatomy labs, meet doctors and med students, and receive college application help. Lunch and money for transportation included

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or its equivalent

Details

Students will learn to explore the theory of numbers by asking thoughtful questions, working out examples, looking for patterns, making conjectures, and finally, proving their results. About 20 mathematically gifted high school students are selected; participants will be provided with free room and board, but are responsible for their own transportation to and from Williams College.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in April.

Grade Level
High
Location
Out of NYC
Subject Area
Math
Schedule
Summer
Who

Incoming 6th-12th graders

Details

High school students put on a play and a musical, and middle schoolers write and produce an original work. Participation in the program is by audition only.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application for the summer program is due in January. After your application is received, someone will contact you to set up an audition

Grade Level
Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Summer
Who

9th-11th graders with good grades

Details

14-month program to test the water, canoe the Bronx River, hike Black Rock Forest, design a research project and take college classes. Earn $1700, 30 hours of community service, and potential high school credit.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are due in early April

Grade Level
High
Location
Bronx
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Weekends, Summer
Title
Who

Ages 6 to 18.

Details

Lots of programs, workshops and locations across New York.

Cost
Sliding scale.
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Title
What

Write for YCTeen magazine.

Who

New York City high school students ages 15-20

Details

YCTeen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people's lives.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Apply online by Sept. 29, 2017.
You may also apply by mail: By mail: YCteen / Youth Communication, 242 38th Street, 6th fl., New York, NY 10018 or by fax: 212-279-8856

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends, After School
What

Our NASA MAA program offers engaging, hands-on and fun science activities for children currently in 1st -10th grades. Catch the excitement and engage in STEM activities including StarLab (star gazing), Flight Simulation, Robotics, Mindstorm EV3, Lego, Wind Tunnel, GPS, space mathematics, Liquid Nitrogen ice cream making, Astronaut training, cool Chemistry experiments, NASA STEM education pipeline activities, etc.

Who

children currently in 1st -10th grades

Details

*No classes on February 18th, 2017 due to the school closing.

-On the first day, please arrive by 8.15 am in AC-3D01 for the program orientation and classroom assignments.
-NASA MAA also provides STEM-related information via Family Café and parents/caregivers are highly encouraged to attend workshops and seek out STEM opportunities or relevant information for their kids.
-An overarching goal of the Family Café is to empower parents/caregivers to value strategic importance of STEM education and significance of an early involvement as it relates to future education and career option for their children.
-Light refreshments are available for the participating parents/caregivers.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply
Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Queens
Subject Area
Science
Schedule
Summer
Who

Young adults between the ages of 16-24 who are unemployed and not currently enrolled in school, GED or employment assistance program

Details

Attend workshops on job readiness, interview techniques, and more. Plus receive one on one job and academic counseling. Earn up to $2,500 during the 14 week internship, with 9 months of follow up services after.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
High
Location
Citywide
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

High school students

Details

Explore the art of playwriting by attending theatrical performances; meeting with playwrights, directors, producers, and cast members; and writing your own play.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

The application is due in October

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
After School
What

A paid summer employment program

Who

Young people between the ages of 14-21

Details

ECDO also provides educational/employment counseling, job readiness skills, on the job training and referrals. Participants get paid $7.50/hour in the summer program

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications are available starting in April

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Academic Prep
Schedule
Summer
Who

High school students

Details

View exhibitions, work with artists on studio art or writing projects, and take field trips to different museums. Students receive metro cards to cover the cost of transportation and the art supplies used in their projects, and the more accomplished internship is paid..

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Applications for the fall semester are due in August, and those for the spring semester are due in January

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts, Humanities
Schedule
After School
What

The Youth Justice League (YJL) is a youth-led group based at Community Food Advocates. Specifically, the YJL will serve as active youth leaders in the campaign for universal free school lunch in New York City’s public schools, but membership in this group will also include the opportunity to learn about other social justice issues and develop youth leadership.

Who

The YJL is ideal for high school level youth who want to learn about social justice, policy advocacy, and how to carry out policy campaigns as a way to create systemic change in New York City.

Details

YJL members will participate in workshops, trainings, guided lessons, and collaborations with other youth within YJL and other youth-based groups in the City. In addition to learning about policy advocacy, through hands-on experience, members will also have the opportunity to develop specific skills such as leadership, public speaking, research and writing, policy analysis, presenting testimony, meeting with policymakers, social media strategizing, and working in coalition.

Cost
Free
How to Apply

Students must apply by February 23. Applications can be submitted via email, mail, online, or in person.

Grade Level
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Science
Schedule
After School, Summer
Who

Ages 14-21

Details

Students are introduced to the theater culture of NYC and go through trainings focused on ensemble building. There are three sessions offered a year - fall, spring and summer. Fall and spring classes are during after-school hours and on Saturdays, and the summer session is a four-week intensive.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Apply before your session of choice

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Arts
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer
Who

Students in grades 4 and up

Details

Learn about history, geography, famous people, events, and almost every imaginable topic through stamp collecting. Sessions are held on Saturdays once a month.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

Ongoing

Grade Level
Elementary, Middle, High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities
Schedule
Weekends
What

The Girls Initiatives at the YWCA reflect our core belief that empowered girls become empowered women. Designed to inform, engage and inspire girls in New York City to become self- advocates, the goal of our Girls Initiatives is to ensure that every girl gains the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue the education, career and life options of their choice.

Who

Self-identified young women and gender non-conforming youth between the ages of 14 and 18.

Details

The Girls Initiatives are FREE programs open to ALL high-school aged (14-18) self-identified girl and gender non-conforming youth in New York City. There is NO ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT. Programs will be held at the YWCA - Girls Initiatives located at 500 West 56th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Cost
FREE
How to Apply

All applications are available through the Girls Initiatives website.

Contact pislam@ywcanyc.org for more information.

Grade Level
High
Location
Manhattan
Subject Area
Humanities, Science
Schedule
Weekends, After School, Summer