The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP)

Taking place at The Rockefeller University for two weeks in August to participate in a free course about the brain. Go here for more info/app: We will offer a challenging and lively class aimed at introducing students to neuroscience. Metrocards and food will be provided throughout the program. We seek motivated, mature, and inquisitive students, irrespective of previous scholastic achievement or interest level in science. We’re not necessarily looking for “straight A” students; we’re looking for distinctive, curious students—whether they’re shy or outgoing. Applicants will be screened and a subset will be contacted by the SNP directors to arrange an interview. - Students: How to get Nominated: Interested students should approach a teacher or mentor to nominate them for the program. Note that you must also fill out the student application in addition to getting nominated. Links to the application form and nomination form above.

Please contact us at with any concerns or if you do not have someone to nominate you.

DEADLINE: March 23rd

Intrepid Museum’s 2020 GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive program

Available for 9th grade female students!!!

The no-fee Summer program provides 50 students with STEM-based hands-on learning, social and leadership development. For 6-weeks the students are engaged in a STEM-based curriculum that challenges and develops scientific and critical thinking, problem-solving skills, group and team dynamics and professionalism. Through STEM based fieldtrips and on-ship mentorship sessions, students leave the program with an increased awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM fields and careers.Students can obtain the application and supplemental materials at our website:

Student Application Help: Also new this year, we are offering application help, as we recognize there are households without access to desktop computers, high-speed internet, a scanner, etc. Current 9th grade students can register here to attend a free workshop led by GOALS alumnae to assist them with their paper or online application at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Mail paper applications or teacher recommendations postmarked on or before March 16, 2020 by 5:00pm EST to this address:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Attn: Shay Saleem
One Intrepid Square, Pier 86
West 46 Street and 12 Avenue
New York, NY 10036

In an effort to encourage all girls interested in the sciences to apply, we would like to offer two, no-cost opportunities:

Contact: Shay Saleem,

Sponsors For Educational Opportunities- Free Program

SEO Scholars is a life-changing opportunity. We look for motivated students who are curious, enthusiastic and determined to attend a four-year college. We also look for those who have the capacity for higher achievement yet have not had the opportunity to attend a school where they receive the academic preparation needed for competitive college admissions and success.

9th grade public high school students in New York City & San Francisco only
Students with at least a 70% GPA (New York City) or 2.0 GPA (San Francisco)
You do not have to be a U.S. Citizen. We do not, however, accept international students.

Completed Application Form
Most Recent Report Card
Teacher Recommendation
Short Response and Applicant Essay
Proof of Family Income
Questions? NYC students can write to San Francisco students can write to

Ready to Apply?

Yleana FREE SAT Summer Prep

The Yleana Leadership Academy, founded in 2013, is excited to welcome our students’ applications for our tenth and eleventh sessions in 2018! Our program, in the form of a three-week sleepaway summer SAT program on a college campus that mixes the best of SAT prep with traditional summer fun. We want our program to be accessible to both higher achieving students and those who might begin with lower scores and grades.


Room, board, all books and materials, and free transportation to and from the campus will be provided. It is open to 80 rising seniors (40 per session) whose organizations have partnered with us


For more information visit: 

Or use this form to get in touch with them.

The Youth Justice Board


A public policy program for high school-aged youth run by the Center for Court Innovation, is seeking young people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to participate in a youth-led focus group on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The focus group will run from 12:00 – 2:00pm, and will be held at 520 8th Avenue on the 18th floor. Youth must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and have personal experience with homelessness or housing instability.  

Call or text the program at (408) 391-2010 or to register.  Previous focus group participants have found it to be a rewarding experience, and the information from focus groups has been invaluable in getting the voices of young people into policy conversations.

For their participation, focus group participants will receive pizza, a $15 Visa gift card, and a round-trip MetroCard, as well as the knowledge that their voices are being heard.  Interested youth must contact us at (408) 391-2010 or by March 24, 2017.  

Hunter College STARTALK Honors Chinese Program

Summer 2017, June 29th-August 1st

This Summer 2017 program for high school students is free of cost, however students have to pay for meals and transportation to Hunter College or field trip sites.

A) Summer Session (Non-credit)- open to 10-15 students with no prior Chinese background.

  • First 3 weeks consist of face-to-face sessions on Hunter College campus
  • Face-to-face time consists of traditional classroom time and one-on-one class with native Chinese speakers
  • Last week is an Online Session: at the student’s home
  • Last day of the summer session, students return to the Hunter college campus for their final assessments

B) Optional Post-Summer Session starts at the end of August(Post summer Session can be taken for credit for select 11th and 12th graders; non-credit for others)

Students who complete the summer session are eligible to apply. 11th and 12th grade level students with an outstanding performance will be awarded a scholarship to take a 3-credit college-level course.

Application form available on:

For questions, call (212) 396-6724 or send an email to

NY Needs You ANY Fellows Program

The America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students.  The program has four components:

  1. Intensive Career Development: ANY follows a best in class curriculum focused on professional skills, career exploration, college completion, and personal growth. The program provides 28 full-day workshops over the course of two years.
  2. One-on-One Mentorship: Each student (Fellow) is matched one-on-one with a mentor (Mentor Coach). These pairs complete 220 hours of mentoring over two years. Mentor Coaches provide industry insight and connections as well as help Fellows set goals and stay on track academically and professionally.
  3. Robust Networks: Fellows interact with thousands of diverse professionals through workshops, Career Days (on-site employer visits), and internship/job opportunities at companies. These opportunities allow Fellows to grow their professional, academic and social networks.
  4. Holistic Support: ANY supports Fellows in overcoming personal and academic challenges, such as transfer support for Fellows enrolled in community college. The program also provides up to $2,000 in grants and in-kind contributions over the two years, including business attire.

To learn about eligibility requirements or to apply for the Fellows Program, please click here.

MCC Theater Youth Company

The MCC Theater Youth Company is a free, after-school program for New York City high school students interested in developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. Within a creative, challenging, and supportive environment, teenagers from five boroughs participate in weekly workshops (Labs) led by professional theater artists.

The Youth Company is split into three distinct groups: the Acting Lab, the Playwriting Lab, and the Ambassadors.

Acting Lab students meet every week with professional actor/director Jen Shirley to develop skills in voice, movement, monologue and dialogue. The year culminates with the annual spring production of UnCensored.

Playwriting Lab students meet every week with professional playwright Lucy Thurber to develop skills in dramatic writing. In the spring, students write individual short plays, the best of which are produced by professional actors and directors in July/August during The FreshPlay Festival.

The Ambasssadors meet weekly with Director of Education, Carrie Azano, to learn about how a theater runs through conversations with MCC Staff members, other theater companies, and artists involved with mainstage productions. Ambassadors assist as producers for UnCensored and On the Fly.

The Youth Company 2016-2017 has been selected and we will not be holding further auditions until next fall of 2017.

To be added to our mailing list for information on all future events and opportunities, please email

For more information, visit

NYC Ladders for Leaders

Jobs and Internships:

The NYC Ladders for Leaders program, a component of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), provides professional internships to NYC youth between the ages of 16 and 21. This competitive process differs from the traditional SYEP model in that it requires applicants to submit an application to one of several community-based organizations (CBO) serving the five boroughs. Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question, and resume. Once participants have been selected, they are engaged in 30-hours of pre-employment training designed to teach essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette. Interviews for summer internships are scheduled by our partnering CBO’s in a variety of industries from the public and private sectors. Final selections for the six-week internship are made by our partnering employers.

Additional Information:

Phone: 1-800-246-4646


Reality Check | Student Engagement (NYC Smoke-Free)

Reality Check, our student engagement and youth action component, is a student led, adult supported, statewide program for youth between the ages of 13 through 18 to address tobacco control initiatives. Students who join NYC Smoke-Free’s Reality Check program  participate and lead activities and events to help expose the tobacco industry and reduce the number of teens that initiate smoking.

With NYC Smoke-Free Reality Check, students will…“>

  • Develop leadership skills with opportunities to work with peers across the state
  • Become stronger public speakers
  • Build confidence and enhance teamwork skills while meeting new friends
  • Engage legislators on issues that affect youth across the country
  • Find a safe place to explore interests and utilize talents to advocate for a cause
  • Discover a world full of fun experiences and new activities
  • Fulfill service requirements to attract perspective colleges/universities
  • Create multimedia projects that are used to educate their communities and the nation.

For more information, visit