The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping.
Already, thousands of students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience.
CLARIFY (City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth) is a paid, 10-week vocational training program for New York City high school students that teaches the essentials of writing and reporting the news, with an emphasis on covering public civic meetings. Interns work closely with City Limits staff to write about issues affecting their communities and have the chance to earn a byline and see their stories published on the site. Click here to read some of our previous interns’ work.
The introductory reporting program is open to students of all learning levels, with no previous journalism experience necessary. To be eligible, applicants must be in high school and reside within New York City. They should have an interest in writing and current events and should be curious about the world around them.
Interns will be expected to complete up to six hours of work per week, including attending mandatory group sessions at City Limits’ offices in Harlem on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants who perform successfully in the program will be paid a $750 stipend.
Start date: Sept. 28
Meets: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 10 weeks
Deadline to apply: Sept. 12 at midnight
To apply, please complete and submit an online application form.
The New York University High School Law Institute (“HSLI”) is a student-run organization that serves talented and motivated high school students throughout New York City. Alongside our sister program at Columbia Law School, we offer free, yearlong academic programming in constitutional law, criminal law, mock trial, and moot court on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Ideal HSLI students are those who recognize the impact of the legal system, wish to learn more about how it concretely impacts society, and are preparing themselves to serve and advocate for others. While there is no expectation that our students apply to law school or pursue a legal career, we do expect that they apply themselves diligently to their studies in high school and beyond.
Courses are taught by teams of current NYU Law and undergraduate students. Teachers receive thorough training prior to class and receive ongoing support throughout the year. They are also provided with detailed curricula created by veteran HSLI instructors and board members that are scaffolded to support high school student understanding. Each lesson contains discussion questions, background information, classroom activities, and homework assignments that can be tailored to fit each student’s interests.
The Possibility Project’s model program integrates training in the performing arts disciplines—acting, improvisation, dance, movement, voice, singing, and playwriting—into a creative process that allows youth to explore their experiences and identities in relation to the social forces shaping their lives.
Through our programs, youth participants discover their personal narrative at the center of these buffeting forces and use the “safe space” of the rehearsal room to mediate conflicts and learn to work together to achieve a common goal and shared vision. They develop their “voice” on important personal and social issues and gain critical communication skills, bringing a new perspective to their families, friends, and communities and working to effect positive change. And, they build a critically important community together to address their challenges and support their aspirations.
To achieve these outcomes, participants in each program work together to achieve two shared goals: 1) write, produce, and perform an original musical theater production about their lives and ideas for change, and 2) design and execute a community action project that makes an impact on an issue of concern to them in their communities.
Each program is led by a team of young people, called the Production Team, working in collaboration with each program’s Artistic Director and professional artists. All four programs follow a model timeline of activities with adaptations made by Production Teams according to the needs of the youth they are leading.
There will be an audition at Fannie Lou on Wednesday September 19th.
October 8, 2019 - June 11, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30PM
Open to all students who will be in the 9th through 12th grades in Fall 2019.
Students in the Career Essentials program attend one orientation and thirteen weekly two-hour workshops, each held in an office in the Financial District. Participants in the program learn how to professionally interview, present information to a group, behave in a professional environment, manage their time, and create an effective resume. Each student also participates in two career exploration field trips that give them a chance to learn about different industries and network with professionals who are willing to share career advice and insights from their own lives.
Career Essentials affords students an opportunity to learn and form relationships with other students from all five boroughs. Students will receive a small stipend upon successfully completing the program.
Accepted students will attend the program from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays this spring from late October to January. The program is open to all high school students in There are 100 total placements available for this fall.
Applications for Career Essentials are due September 27th.
Through this rigorous afterschool program, 60 students from schools throughout New York City annually earn academic credit, or receive stipends, and meet the Common Core Standards as they learn to produce a documentary on a subject of personal interest and community relevance. They devote 3 hours a day, 3-4 afternoons per week for 15 weeks during the semester, or 6 weeks during the summers, to the research, planning, shooting and editing of their social issue documentary.
They develop real-world 21st century skills as they collaboratively learn to ask hard questions, examine evidence, search for solutions, and make their voices heard through fact-based arguments and artful storytelling. All youth participants present their final work and answer audience questions at a premiere public screening in professional venues and present evidence of their learning based on EVC rubrics to a panel of teachers, media professionals, and family members in portfolio roundtable.
Students new to EVC attend the Basic Workshop and more experienced and returning students attend the Advanced Workshop where mentors help them with college applications, internship and job opportunities. We are proud that EVC graduates have gone on to work at a range of media companies including the ABC, New York Times, PBS’s POV series, Hispanic International TV Network, Bloomberg News, BET, History Channel, CNBC, Nickelodeon and the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
EMPOWER FELLOWSHIP -- weekly 2 hour commitment (4:30-6:30)
Empower focuses on self awareness, identity development, and leadership training as a foundation for social justice and advocacy. Empower operates off of the notion that we, ourselves, must take an active role in our own growth. Through Empower, young people will go through a variety of hands-on activities, a lab component, self-reflection, and life planning skills. This program requires a weekly 2-hour commitment once a week (most likely Tuesdays). For any questions reach out to [email protected]. To apply and for more information, click here.
FACILITATION BOOTCAMP -- Tues & Wed 5-7PM
Facilitation Bootcamp is a training that will support youth in strengthening their facilitation skills. After completing the training youth will graduate into the role of a YA-YA Facilitator. YA-YA Facilitators will be offered opportunities to facilitate around the city in schools and community based organizations that request YA-YA Network workshops as well as a monthly YA-YA opportunity called People's Playlist! For more information please email [email protected]. To apply, click here.
EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE LIAISON -- weekly commitment
Youth will get the opportunity to strategize, resist, collaborate, and #MakeSomeNoise as we launch our campaign together. Come support our presence with the Dignity in Schools coalition! If you are hoping to do some real hands-on political action and community organizing, look no further! For any questions reach out to [email protected]. To apply, click here.
Teen Programming at THE POINT CDC promotes active healing. THE POINT programs are mission-driven, transformative, asset-based, leadership bound, safe and caring. Young adults from 13-21 years old can register for one or multiple free workshops throughout the year leading towards college and professional careers in the arts, activism, education and more.
For more info on THE POINT's Teen Programs and how to sign up to be a part of the fun, email Freddy Sanchez at [email protected] or call (718) 542-4139 X.129.
ICP @ THE POINT
Black & White Photography
A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches youth students the fundamentals of black-and-white photography. Students have access to THE POINT’s onsite black-and-white darkroom and Vantage Point Gallery. Registration ongoing. 10-week course, four times a year.
Pre-Teen,(ages 9-13) Mondays or Tuesdays 4:00-7:00 pm
Teen,(ages 14-18) Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm
Open Lab, Fridays 3:00-6:30 pm (For teen students only enroll in the program)
CIRQUE DU VIE
THE POINT’s Social Circus workshops offer young people 13 years and up an opportunity to learn a variety of circus disciplines including aerial, juggling, acrobatics, tumbling, clowning and more, all while building valuable life skills! As a part of THE POINT’s Cirque du Vie troop.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
BLANK PLATE CULINARY ARTS
THE POINT’s Blank Plate program introduces teens to Culinary Arts. Blank Plate is the creative culinary program that’s changing a neighborhood, one plate at a time. Young chefs learn food safety & handling, preparation techniques, plating, new recipes and how to prepare a large community meal and design a Hunts Point event for No Beef Thursdays!
Starting day TBA
4:45 – 7:30 pm.
With the guidance of our Teaching Artists in Residence, Teens and Young Adults will have an opportunity for mentorship and professional development from a working artist. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop new artistic techniques, create and present new work and be ready for High School and College Portfolio review. Participants will learn artistic techniques such as illustration, sculpture, printmaking, painting, composition and more!
6:30 – 8:30 pm
OPEN HYDRANT THEATER
(Audition required and ongoing) This is an exciting, professional, not-for-profit theater ensemble based company for adults and children serving Hunts Point and The Bronx.
Contact: Luis Cardenas or Sarah Rosenberg at 718-542-4139 X.175 or [email protected]
Learn how to sing with confidence and with proper technique while learning to read music from all kinds of genres including pop, musical theater, and classical, in a fun and engaging environment where you will develop a love for singing.
6:30PM-8:40 PM slots
All-Styles-Performance Class. A choreography based class for the beginner to an experienced teen or young adult dancer designed to prepare for a Latin Performance. The choreography in Salsa, Bachata, Folk, Reggaeton and more!
FREE FOR TEENS
Adults ($10, or bundle of 5 for $48):
Absolute beginner Latin Workshop - A workshop based class that is geared for the absolute beginner of Latin Dance to embrace the most basic movements.
Zumba® fitness, Zumba®Step, aqua-Zumba®, Zumba®kids, Zumba-gold® and -Toning® - Latin based fitness classes that incorporate easy to follow moves with hidden cardio and resistance interval training. So much fun no one feels like its a workout!
YLC members create solutions for:
For a full list of active YLCs and the issues they’re working on, visit the YLC Application.
Creative Lab offers teens an introduction to the many facets of the creative industry. Youth and mentor pairs meet monthly, to visit artists’ studios/museums, participate in professional development workshops, and build visual literacy. Teens work to build communication, networking, resume writing, interview and digital literacy skills. Over school breaks, teens visit top creative companies, meet employees, learn about their jobs and the paths they took to get there.
2019 companies include:
In 2009, NYTW created Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop as a way to foster meaningful dialogue among artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds and generations. Mind the Gap workshops are held twice per season at NYTW, as well as in residence at multiple community partner locations around New York City.
Mind the Gap is a free workshop in which half of the participants are elders ages 60 and up and half are teenagers ages 14-19. Over the course of 10 sessions, participants work in pairs to interview each other and write plays inspired by their partner’s personal stories. Each workshop culminates with an invited presentation in which participants’ work is read aloud by professional actors. NYTW holds sessions of Mind the Gap in the Summer (July-August) and Fall (October-December).
The Schomburg Teen Curators Program is a unique after school art history and curatorial program that enrolls up to 30 high school students each year. The year-long tuition-free program uses art education to increase the historical and cultural literacy of teenagers and promotes their intellectual and professional development through curatorial projects and aesthetic engagements with the Schomburg and other cultural institutions.
Each year the program culminates with a student-curated exhibition featuring their artwork alongside archival materials researched during the year within the Schomburg Center's five divisions. Through these processes students are exposed to behind-the-scenes work of museums and libraries (eg. collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting) and the pathways to professional careers in field.
CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 Teen Curators Online Application
DEADLINE: Friday, September 27, 2019
From October 2019 through June 2020, the Schomburg Teen Curators will be immersed in aesthetic and academic experiences with the Schomburg’s collections through intensive art object study, art historical research and writing, archival presentations, living artist interviews, community programs, docent tour-giving, and hands-on curatorial and exhibition work. The Schomburg’s program allows teens to integrate their scholarly research into artistic endeavors by incorporating manuscripts, sheet music, letters, and other paper and audiovisual media into teens’ artistic and curatorial projects and by encouraging Teen Curators to produce and present multimedia exhibitions at the Schomburg Center, in the community, and in their schools.
Teen Curators meet for a minimum of 5 hours each week — two afternoons each week and occasional Saturdays. At the conclusion of the program year in June, Teen Curators host their own exhibition opening unveiling their work and engaging the public in discussions about their personal development progress and professional aspirations.
Discovery Days: Tuesdays, 3:30–6:00PM
Discovery Days are designed for whole-group instruction and activities. Discovery days will primarily take place at the Schomburg Center, but field trips to museums and galleries may also be organized on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Curator’s Studio: Thursdays, 3:30–6PM
Curator’s Studio time is envisioned as a required supervised study period for Teen Curators, who will make a commitment to attend Thursday Studios each week to advance their study, planning, and group work. Alternatively, Thursday sessions are also used as additional Discovery Days for group instruction.
Saturdays: 10–1:30PM or 1–4:30PM
Teen Curators will occasionally take field trips to local museums and galleries to advance their art studies.