The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.
Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life.
NGC Code: Breaking into Tech is a 12-week program intended to develop confidence and a strong understanding of the technology lifecycle for youths between the ages of 14-18.
Young people will engage In a four-phase curriculum.
There will be an event at NGC on October 7th at 5 pm, where youth will participate in a group interview to potentially be selected for the program.
SEO Scholars is a free, eight-year academic and leadership program that gets motivated public high school students to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate. 100% of Scholars are accepted into four-year colleges, and this fall, over half of our Scholars in the Class of 2019 are attending a tier 1 school.
SEO looks for highly motivated Scholars who will contribute to the program with character, commitment, and grit and can also grow academically and professionally. We accept applications from any New York City public high school student with a minimum GPA of 70%. We already have over 1000 Scholars representing over 120 schools across all 5 boroughs, and we’d like to add your school and your students to our growing and thriving community.
SEO’s comprehensive, 8-year program includes:
This 2.5-year curriculum includes a range of classes in the Parsons Pre-College Academy as well as in the Summer Intensive Studies program, complemented by weekly activities and field trips that expose the Parsons Scholars to the wide range of college and career opportunities within the arts. In addition to faculty and staff, the Scholars are supported by a dedicated team of Undergraduate Mentors– many of whom are Parsons Scholars alumni or have an interest in education and community engagement– who share insight on their own transitions into college.
The Parsons Scholars Program is a need-based scholarship, which includes all costs associated with the 2.5 years of the pre-college program. Applications are accepted from 10th graders every October and students are notified by January.
The Youth Power Pipeline is a youth driven training program created to bridge the experience gap within the social justice movement of young adult New Yorkers 17-21, regardless of previous experience.
The Youth Power Pipeline aims to provide critical resources, mentorship, and learning opportunities to 10 youth/young adults at risk of aging out of youth-specific programming or otherwise in need of gaining leadership experience by creating a viable pathway to the food justice movement via skill-building workshops and networking with various stakeholders in the landscape. The Youth Power Pipeline will increase the integration of youth power within current Just Food projects - in particular, the 2020 Just Food Conference and the Youth Justice Track.
Expanding the Walls is an eight-month photography-based program for high school students. Participants work with a diverse group of arts professionals to explore issues related to community, history, and culture while learning the basics of photography in a regimen of art workshops, discussion groups, and field excursions.
What will these next eight months bring for Expanding the Walls? Every Tuesday and Saturday, we will meet to create art, engage in discussion, and embark on excursions, all while learning the basics of digital photography.