Food Camps for Kids

Does your child love food? or cooking? If your child is a chef in training then look no further for seasonal or year-round food camps for kids.


6/1 deadline: Free Summer Art Courses for NYC Teens

MoMA In the Making: Summer 2016

Free hands–on art courses for NYC high school students. MoMA provides all materials, food, studio space, and more. Each course meets three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and culminates in a teen art show of participants’ work.

Applications are due June 1, 2016. Please note: these courses are available to New York City residents only. No experience necessary!

E-mail for more information.

Applications and information is available at

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.

***PRESS RELEASE*** Council Member Cumbo Applauds the De Blasio Administration for Restoring Funding for Summer Youth Programs


Office of New York City Council Member

Laurie A. Cumbo


May 29, 2015

BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Youth Services Committee Member, applauds the De Blasio Administration for the restoration of our youth summer programs. Yesterday, the Mayor’s Office announced a funding restoration for summer programs and a reinstatement of 34,000 slots for our youth. The outcome came on the heels of a rally that took place earlier in the day, on the steps of City Hall, with dozens of advocates; community based organizations and elected officials. Together, we galvanized efforts, stood firm, and demanded restoration.

“It is important that we make sure that our children have adequate recreational programming during the summer. Viable summer programs that help shape our youth and build character will and should always be a priority, because they are our future. As a Member of the Youth Services Committee I am devoted and dedicated to making sure that our children have somewhere that is not only a safe place to go, but also a place that provides educational and recreational services that will help our children succeed. I would also like to applaud the Mayor for restoring at least 275 summer youth program slots in the 35th District, which includes Fort Greene Preparatory Academy (50 slots), IS 340 (50 slots), and Ingersoll & Atlantic Cornerstones(175 slots),” said Council Member Cumbo.

For decades, our city has placed a great deal of money into crime-reducing initiatives; but we must now re-focus our energies and efforts to ensure that our young people are provided with a safe and positive environment in which to blossom. As part of our city’s public safety strategy, we must maintain robust investments in our youth and keep summer programs operating and flourishing for years to come!

Council Member Cumbo would also like to extend thanks to everyone who made this victory possible, including the Campaign for Children and the many other youth advocates and colleagues who helped make this achievement possible.


 New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo represents the 35th District, which covers Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. She serves as Chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues and a member of several committees: Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Finance; Higher Education; Public Housing; and Youth Services. Council Member Cumbo is also a member of the Women’s Caucus; the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus; and the Jewish Caucus.