Pratt Young Scholars

Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! If any students or their parents have questions, they are encouraged to call us at the number below. We will be pleased to answer their questions about the program.

CALENDAR: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM–1:30 PM ; Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM–4 PM


Tel: 718.636.3654 | Fax: 718.230.6876

Deadline March 2

ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering)

ACE (Architecture, Construction,Engineering) is a free afterschool mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. Students are mentored by successful architects, construction managers, and engineers who meet as a team at mentors’ offices twice a month during the school year for two hours after school. During the program, students learn what it is like to work in the design and construction industry and develop a pseudo design project tailored to their interests. Sessions include hands-on activities, use of design software, office tours and field trips to construction/project sites. At the end of the season, students present their pseudo design project to industry leaders, mentors, and peers.

Registration is now open for students and mentors for the 2019-2020 season! For more information, please visit our website at

ART READY- Smack Mellon’s Professional Art Mentorship Program

Smack Mellon needs volunteers! If you have a specific area of expertise or skills you can offer us, let us know. We will try to match your skills with our needs. Volunteers are also needed to help out with special events and ongoing projects. Email a letter expressing your interest and skills to us at:


Check out the website to learn more about it:

Teen Programs at Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Teen Programs give New York City high school students the opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art with contemporary artists, educators, and their peers.

Open Studio for Teens. Select Fridays, 4–6 pm

Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free, drop-in artmaking program at the Whitney on most Fridays. Bring your works-in-progress or create a special project designed by Whitney Education staff. Projects are inspired by the Whitney’s exhibitions and explore various techniques, materials, and subject matter. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome.

February 7, 14, 28

March 13, 20, 27

April 3, 24

May 1

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby. Program will take place on Floor 3.

Questions? Email

Learn more about teen programs at

Smack Mellon’s Professional Artist Mentorship Program

Mellon’s Professional Artist Mentorship Program is  designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students will meet a wide range of artists from emerging to well known and be mentored by professional artists.

Eligible for 10th-Y2


Check out the dates  and fill out an online application here

DEADLINE:  October 11, 2017


Address: Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth St. Brooklyn.


New York City Department of Design and Construction

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), will offer a summer internship program for forty talented NYC high school students to work full-time, in-house, at DDC.
The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. The program is structured to enable students to gain exposure to the many careers in the built environment and to learn about what it takes to build New York City. It is a unique opportunity to prepare students for the growing demands of the job market.
Assignments may include AutoCAD (computer-aided design) drafting for students interested in architecture or engineering, Internet research, word processing, spreadsheet creation, and other clerical work. Students work for six weeks, five days a week, in a program that combines hands-on work and educational programming.

NYC School Construction Authority: Summer Internship Program

SCA’s Summer Internship Program (SIP) recruits talented NYC public high school juniors/seniors for a six-week internship with various SCA business partners, organizations and associations.

The internship is designed to expose students to the sponsor firm’s core business operations. Students work alongside professionals on a variety of administrative and more advanced hands on assignments. Students spend four days a week working at their sponsor firm and the remaining day of the week attending career development workshops and activities designed to help them succeed academically, personally and professionally.

Program Highlights:

  • Students receive career experience and mentoring.
  • Students attend career development workshops on business etiquette, business communication, financial planning, and college planning.
  • Rising seniors who successfully complete the six-week program receive one HS credit.
  • Students intern 30 hours per week from the first week in July through mid-August.
  • Students are paid a minimum wage salary.

Details can be found here:

New York School of Interior Design

Pre-College Programs
Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the course introduces students to interior design and helps them explore career possibilities. Taught by a team of New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) faculty, students attend lectures by design professionals, demonstrations of architectural drawing and digital media, and talks about color and materials.

Taking full advantage of NYSID’s prime location in the nation’s design capital, field trips to contract and residential firms, design museums, and notable sites are included. The mentored design studio component will enable you to develop skills in a relaxed atmosphere and produce a project that can be added to their portfolio.

For details visit

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Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming.  

The Teen Design Fair 
An annual Fall event held in New York City and Washington, D.C., the Teen Design Fair is a special opportunity for teens who want to learn about design careers from National Design Award winners and others working at the top their fields in fashion, interaction, communications, architecture, and more. Meet Tim Gunn and other celebrity design professional!

DesignPrep is a series of FREE programs, including workshops, studio and college visits, that focuses on all design disciplines from fashion and architecture to product design.

The Scholars Program
A part of DesignPrep, the Scholars Program is an intensive design experience that includes portfolio development, professional skill building, college trips, studio visits, paid internship placements, and other unique opportunities for teens interested in preparing for college and careers in design. 
Digital Badges
As part of DesignPrep, teens can earn digital badges. These digital credentials are based on the design skills and knowledge gathered during any one of DesignPrep’s free programs; they can be shared with friends and teachers, and help with college applications.


For details on all programs, visit