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Extended Deadline! The 2015 New York City Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Are Available Until April 24, 2015.

You still have time to apply for the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) which is open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14-24. The deadline to submit applications is now Friday, April 24, 2015.

Summer Youth Employment Program

SYEP provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:

Government Agencies • Hospitals • Summer Camps
Non-Profits • Small Businesses • Law Firms
Museums • Sports Enterprises • Retail Organizations

SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth. To learn more click here. For online application, click here.

Application Information Session
Taking Root: Strengthening STEM in Afterschool

2014 summer fun guide

Taking Root: Strengthening STEM in Afterschool (Strengthening STEM) is a program designed to set a foundation to fundamentally expand the capacity of afterschool programs to provide STEM programming. At this information session PASE will provide an overview of the program and timeline, review requirements and eligibility, and answer questions about the program and the application process.

Download the program overview and application here. Please bring a copy of the application with you to the information session. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Take a Moment and Enter the Freedom of Expression Contest.
What Civil Rights Issues Impact You, Your School, Community or Country the Most?

More than 50 years ago, the civil rights movement reached its peak in the fight for racial justice and equality for all. From sit-ins to speak outs, marches to mass demonstrations, Americans expressed their outrage about current conditions, and their dreams for a more equal society.


Choose a topic — racial justice, LGBT rights, women’s equality, immigrants’ rights, equal access to education, freedom of speech or something else. Then make some noise. Let New York City hear your voice, and tell the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) what civil rights issues impact your generation the most… Contest open to NYC youth, 10 to 21 years old.

The NCLU wants to know what issues matter to you most.

Cash prizes! No topic is off limits. All mediums are accepted.

Deadline to submit is Friday, May 15, 2015.

To SUBMIT ONLINE, email your entry to contest@nyclu.org.

To SUBMIT VIA MAIL, mail in your entry to:
NYCLU Contest
125 Broad St., 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

One of the most popular festivals in town, this amazing (but very crowded!) family favorite features block after block of fun, including bouncy houses, games, face painting, arts and crafts, contests, a soft play area specifically for toddlers and much more. There's also tons of entertainment, like performances by Broadway shows such as Wicked and Les Miserables, stilt walkers, magicians, popular kiddie bands and an appearance by the Rockettes. If your kid is curious about what happens behind the scenes on film shoots, head to the Tribeca Studios Backlot where they can see what it takes to work on a real set, learn how to create animation on a phone or tablet, or pose like a star on the red carpet. Click here for more information. FREE.

Sakura Matsuri, the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture
Saturday, April 25—Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (BBG), offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. Taiko Drumming • Cosplay' Workshops • Wagashi Sweets • BBG Parasol Society and More! Children under the age of 12 are free. Click here for more information.

Visit the Staten Island Children's Museum

Founded in 1974 and located in a historical setting on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, the Staten Island Children's Museum offers 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits as well as a 4-acre East Meadow, and a picnic and performance pavilion.

The mission of the Staten Island Children's Museum is to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children, to recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and to demonstrate vividly that learning can be exciting and fun. Weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, ages 1 and up.
Click here for more information.


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