Strong Swim Foundation Swimming Classes, for details: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/shop/classes/ and financial aid: http://swimstrongfoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/
Mohawk Day Camp has summer job openings for high school juniors, seniors, and college students. We are looking for camp counselors as well as swim staff. There are also many assistant positions available in our camp programs: arts and crafts, mountain biking, pioneering, cooking, sports, robotics, drama, dance, tennis, photography, ceramics, and more.
PowerPlay’s SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) is a year-long youth development program that offers high school girls the chance to: Develop body and mind through sports, healthy living activities and advisories; Deepen critical skills in writing, technology and networking for success; Build a portfolio of real-world work experience, service learning, mentorships, and prepare for college applications Earn a $750 scholarship!
For more information: https://www.powerplaynyc.org/superstars-leadership-academy/
The Peter Westbrook Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that uses the sport of fencing to enrich the lives of young people from underserved communities in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 1991 by legendary sabre fencer and Olympic bronze medalist Peter Westbrook, the foundation is committed to empowering participants with essential life skills.
Academic Enrichment Program
The Academic Enrichment Program provides subject tutoring, homework help, and standardized test prep (e.g., SAT and SHSAT). A team of college students, graduate students, licensed teachers, and educated professionals staff the program. We accept youth from grades 3 through 12 to participate.
Saturday Fencing Program
The Saturday Fencing Program is the pillar of the Peter Westbrook Foundation. Held weekly from 9am to noon, it offers beginner, intermediate and advanced fencing instruction. PWF provides all necessary equipment and prior skills are not required or expected.
After School Leadership Program
Each year, a group of 30–40 PWF athletes who show remarkable talent and motivation are chosen for our After School Leadership Program. Participants adopt a professional training regimen of four to six days per week, which is designed to prepare them for domestic and international competitions. All athletes are awarded scholarships to defray the costs of equipment, fencing club memberships, coaching, and competition fees. Program members must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are required to volunteer as coaches and mentors during the Saturday Fencing Program.
For more details, visit http://www.peterwestbrook.org/
Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. One team explores Mount Baker, an site ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. The other team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier.
To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by the Alaska program start date, and no older than 18 on the North Cascades program end date.
For more information, visit: http://girlsonice.org/
About applying: https://www.inspiringgirls.org/about-applying
Run for the Future, is a New York Road Runners (NYRR) girls’ summer running program that teaches young women the lifelong skills of running while helping them earn money to put towards college, is now accepting applications. Participants meet three times a week in July and August to train with NYRR coaches towards completing their first 5K, learn about healthy lifestyles, and participate in two community service projects that address health barriers affecting their communities. Participants who successfully complete the 8 week program are eligible for a one thousand dollar scholarship for college. All NYC girls entering their senior year at a public or parochial high school are eligible to apply. We highly encourage girls with little or no running experience to apply.
If you’re interested in applying to next year’s NYRR Run for the Future program,fill out this survey and you’ll receive a notification when the 2017 application opens.
For more information and how to apply, please click www.nyrr.org/run-for-the-future
National Student Leader Conference (NSLC) provides students with the opportunity to experience life on a college campus; develop essential leadership skills; and explore a future career through exciting simulations, exclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.
Leadership is the key to success in every profession and at the core of every NSLC youth leadership program. At the NSLC, you will enjoy innovative and fun leadership workshops where you will both learn and apply essential leadership skills including: Team Building, Ethical Decision Making, Time Management, Goal Setting, Public Speaking, and Conflict Resolution.
Youth Leadership Programs:
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management
- Education & the Classroom
- Forensic Science
- Intelligence & National Security
- International Diplomacy
- Journalism, Film & Media Arts
- Law & Advocacy
- Mastering Leadership
- Medicine & Health Care
- Political Action & Public Policy
- Sports & Entertainment Management
Programs take place in New York City, DC, Chicago, San Francisco
View Details here: www.nslcleaders.org/youth-leadership-programs
Camp programs offer youth opportunities to experience camping through both overnight and day camp. The Y offers day, specialty and sleepaway camp in NYC’s five boroughs and upstate New York. For details, visit http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/l/camp
SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY:
- Teen Swim — New York City’s YMCA has been teaching kids how to swim for more than 150 years.
- Lifeguard Training and Certification — The Y offers classes to teach you how to become a certified lifeguard.
- Sports — Youth sports programs include – baseball, basketball, boxing, flag football, general fitness & exercise, gymnastics, squash, racquetball, handball, tennis, kickball softball and volleyball.
- Teen Dance — We offer tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, ballroom or a combination of and the majority of our Y branches.
- Games & Recreation — We host teen centers and board game sessions to help neighborhood kids find new friends and a second home at the Y.
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP:
- Teens Take the City — Teens Take the City is a dynamic leadership development program that offers NYC teens the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get involved in issues affecting them and their community.
- Y Afterschool — The Y runs more than 100 quality afterschool programs throughout in the city out of our branches and in New York City public schools.
- College Preparation — From touring colleges together with teens from the neighborhood to filling out necessary paper work, Y teen staff can help get you take charge of the college application process.
- Tutoring — Homework help and learning center is available at select Ys.
- Leaders Clubs — Teens improve their individual leadership and social skills while also experiencing new ways to give back and grow as human beings.
- Youth & Government — Youth & Government lets young people experience how our nation’s democratic process works from the inside out. Starting with issues that stir their passions, teens learn to debate public policy, write legislation and (simulate) taking over the State Legislature in Albany.
To view a full list of YMCA Teen Programs, visit https://ymcanyc.org/programs/kids-family/teen-programs. To get involved in the programs listed above, please contact your local branch and ask for the teen director.
The GGRD Junior Derby league is the place for any girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 17 years interested in learning the sport of roller derby and working on skating and derby skills. We welcome all skill levels, but ask that you are able to comfortably stand in your skates and make it around the track without holding on to walls or people.
The GGRD is holding three different 6-session series, at $125 per series:
Saturdays 1-3pm. Sept 8 – Oct 20, excluding Oct 13.
Advanced girls GGJRD team practice. Focus on contact drills, packwork, bout scenarios, strategy, and scrimmaging.
Tuesdays 5-7pm. Sept 11-Oct 16.
Advanced skill session, for girls who completed a basic skating / derby session and are comfortable with contact drills and basic skills.
Thursdays 5-7pm. Sept 13-Oct 18.
Basic skating and derby skills, working toward readying skaters for contact and bouting after practicing safe starts, stops, falls, and skating form.
For details click here: http://www.gothamgirlsrollerderby.com/about-ggjd/