Free Specialized High Schools Admission Test Prep



8/19 Event: 2nd Annual The Voice of Bedford-Stuyvesant

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3/25 Event: Blue 1647 Girls Tech Challenge


3/28, 4/15, 4/27, deadlines: Scholarships and Summer Programs

Penguin Random House is offering $22,500 in scholarships for High School Seniors at all NYC Public High Schools to submit written and drawn graphic novel stories.

The deadline to submit stories for review is extended to March 28, 2016 and is an excellent opportunity to encourage students that have artistic talent to be published and earn money toward college!

FREE “Graphic Novels Now!” workshops are available to teachers and students at their schools from now through Monday, March 21, 2016. They only need to complete the Workshop Form and send it to

GenCyber CS4CS Summer 2016 Deadline: 04/27

The GenCyber CS4CS Cyber Security summer program for girls at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is helping to close the gender gap in STEM. Introduction to female industry role models and hands-on learning in programming, virtuous hacking, and digital forensics will expose participants to new educational and career paths.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering is proud to announce a free, three-week program: GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women. The full-day program, GenCyber CS4CS is one of several national summer programs supported by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency providing an introduction on the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed in order to apply. We are looking for young women currently in high school, living in the NYC area, who can commute daily to our downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU’s Information Systems and Internet Security Lab is a national leader in cyber security research and education. With mentorship by women, GenCyber CS4CS provides a unique opportunity for high school women to be introduced to concepts and career opportunities in the exciting field of Cyber Security.
Applications are due by April 27th, 2016, 5PM.
Program Dates: Weekdays, Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, July 22nd.
Time: 9AM to approximately 3 or 4 PM, depending on the day’s activities.
For program details and application instructions, please go to Questions? Email:

AHRC New York City Deadline: 04/15

Do you have a brother or sister with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)? Do you know of a brother or sister of a person with I/DD who is in school studying an area related to I/DD? If so, you or they may be eligible for the nineteenth annual Helen and Jack Gorelick Sibling Scholarship! To access the application, click on the link below:

2016 Gorelick Scholarship Application

Applications are due April 15, 2016. Final applicants will then be interviewed in April or May, and the award will be given at the AHRC Annual Meeting on June 6, 2016 in New York City!

If you have any questions, you can call AHRC’s main line at 212-780-2500 and ask to speak with Jesse Backe.

Youth Connect March 2016 E-blast

Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Now Open!

Apply now for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)! 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.

Apply online at; if you have any questions you can call Youth Connect at 800-246-24646 or call 311.

Do you want to help young New Yorkers fulfill their potential?

SYEP provides over 6,500 employers with interns and entry-level employees each year. Youth work up to 25 hours per week for six weeks with the goal of building on their individual strengths and incorporating youth development principles.

Visit: for more information on how to become a worksite.

YouthBridge-NY Fellowship

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Applications for the 2016-18 YouthBridge-NY Fellowship class are now open! The heart of YouthBridge-NY is its two-year Fellowship program, where high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds participate in intensive trainings on leadership and diversity.

For more information, visit:

Latino College Expo

The Latino College Expo is hosting its 26th Annual College Fair (noon to 3:00pm) preceded by the Annual Leadership Summit (8:00am to noon) for freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are affiliated with program agencies, high schools and community-based organizations. This educational event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 8:00am-3:00pm at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

For more information, visit:

LYFE is a NYC Department of Education program that supports student parents’ transition into parenthood by providing free high-quality childcare, supportive counseling and academic guidance. With over 30 locations across the 5 boroughs, student parents have the option to choose a LYFE site close to their home or school, to receive all that LYFE has to offer to families.

To learn more about LYFE, visit


The New York County District Attorney’s High School Internship Program is a rigorous six-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system. For 27 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, private and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. They are currently accepting applications from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns are paid a $150 weekly stipend.

For more information and to apply, visit:


Get paid to be part of an amazing internship that promotes restorative justice and civic engagement, and involves teen promoting restorative justice in the legal system. Engage in exciting community benefit projects throughout all five boroughs and receive community service hours while exploring more of NYC. Service your community, make lifelong friends and gain work experience.

For more information, visit:


Teen Career Connection is a signature program of the West Side YMCA where high school students gain the opportunity to explore exciting career fields in some of New York City’s top organizations through an eight-week paid internship.

For more information, visit: or contact Greg Mateo 212.912.2665 or Dominique Atkinson at 212.912.2666.


Ever wonder how games and apps are created? Better yet, ever wanted to create your own? Apply to CodeNow’s programming workshop to work with professional engineers and learn how to code!

Deadline to apply is March 16th. For more information, visit:

Planning your ‪spring break? Students in grades K-12 can apply now to attend exciting science and ‪‎STEM enrichment programs being offered during spring break!
Deadline to apply is March 11, 2016:


Come meet with employers and learn more about specific industries, careers, and organizations at the 2016 CUNY Big Apple Job & Internship Fair Friday, April 22, 2016 11AM – 2PM

For more information, visit:


DYCD offers dynamic professional opportunities with excellent benefits.

To view all current openings, visit


NYC Service targets volunteers to address New York City’s greatest needs by mobilizing the power of volunteers to impact six areas: Strengthening Communities; Education Excellence; Economic and Workforce Development; Health and Well Being; Environment; and Emergency Preparedness and Response.

For information on volunteer opportunities in your area, visit:


Did you know that one in five kids in the U.S. has a learning or attention issue related to reading, writing, math, organization and focus?
If you are struggling, or your child is having difficulties in school or social situations but you aren’t sure how to get help, visit

Weekend Events for August 21-23, 2015

TBHC Farmers Market

THE VINCENT GARDNER QUINTET Trombonist, Vincent Gardner, is a performer, composer and educator. He is a graduate of the prestigious Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Florida. Vincent is the lead trombonist for Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra lead by Wynton Marsalis. He has released four albums under the Steeplechase record label.   Gardner performs frequently with his own groups throughout the United States. In addition, Vincent has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Saturday Night Live Band. He has also performed with such artists as Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath and Clark Terry.

Contact: See Vincent Gardner on Facebook

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Every Saturday

Washington Park between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues Brooklyn, NY

STEM Career Panel

Cumberland 2015 Health Fair


Brooklyn Flea – Fort Greene

Every Saturday through November

Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School 176 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Apostolic Faith Mission

Zion Shiloh Baptist Church

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market
Saturdays through December 23 from 12-6pm
Trilok Fusion Arts at 143 Waverly Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Dean St Block Assoc

All movies are screened at Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NYmovienight_schedule_2015_web1

8/22 Event: STEM Career Panel and Back to School Readiness Program

STEM Career Panel

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams believes that getting kids started on their career path early is important.  STEM careers are in high demand; therefore it is imperative that we make our children aware of these career options. Preparing children and high school students now makes sure they are gainfully employed in their future.

In conjunction with Black Girls Code and YWCA of Brooklyn, we will host The STEM Career Panel and Back to School Readiness Program, a discussion with professionals and experts in the STEM field to talk to students ages 10 to 17 about why it is important to study STEM related fields. The goal of this program is to inform children on a specialized field of studies that will lead them on a successful career path.  These teachings will also be supplemented with giveaways of back to school supplies, so that when the day is completed the kids are given both the mental and physical tools needed to have a prosperous school year.

The STEM Career Panel and Back to School Readiness Program will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street on Saturday, August 22nd  with registration opening at 9:00 AM and the program ending at 12 PM. Refreshments will be served.

I ask that you share this information and enclosed STEM Panel Attendee Form with your networks. RSVP is required by August 14th.  Thank you