3/21 deadline: Discovery Guide Volunteer Program

Based in our Education Department at the New York Aquarium, Discovery Guides are seasonal volunteers (14 – 21) who receive training in customer service and basic interpretation. Discovery Guides focus on a select group of visitor experiences and, in turn, gain experience with teaching, leadership, public speaking, and learn about animals and the wild places they inhabit!

Discovery Guides who successfully complete the program will be eligible for other volunteer opportunities at the New York Aquarium.

Participants must be 14 years old and have graduated from Middle School at time of submitting application to participate.

Volunteer opportunities for Summer 2018 are here!


4/30 deadline: PowerPlay NYC’s SuperSTARS Leadership Academy


2/22 Event: BIG Blackbirds Basketball + Summer Camp Open House

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This Thursday at the Steinberg Wellness Center (161 Ashland Place) is the biggest game of the LIU Men’s basketball season; at 7pm the Blackbirds face arch-rival St. Francis Brooklyn. At stake: a trip to the Northeast Conference playoffs. This is a do-or-die game, and we need ALL our fans to come out and support the Blackbirds!

We have our final men’s game of the regular season on Saturday, February 24th—2pm against Sacred Heart.

Please feel free to join us for any of these games; just bring a copy of the attached flyer to the Will Call table in the lobby of the Steinberg Wellness Center.

Also on Saturday, The Children’s Academy has the second of three open houses for our summer camp. Please join us from 11am – 1pm on the LIU Brooklyn campus to meet summer camp staff and take a tour of our facilities.

Faculty will be on hand to discuss our six-week summer day camp offerings that include architecture, capoeira, cartooning, chess, Chinese, circus arts, hip-hop, karate, moviemaking, origami, product design, Spanish, theater arts, swimming and yoga as well as week-long Blackbird Sports Camps in baseball, basketball, flag football fitness, soccer and swimming.

For more information, call 718-488-1364, or email us at ChildrensAcademy@liu.edu


3/16 deadline: Summer Youth Employment Program


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. SYEP also offers workshops on job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Online applications are available from now via the DYCD website. Updates will also be posted to DYCD’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram sites. For more information, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect (1-800-246-4646).


3/10 Event: Summer Youth Resource Fair

Summer Youth Resource Fair


7/8 Event: Children’s Art and Dance Workshop



July: NY Extreme Hoops Basketball Camp

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