Summer Rising Grades K-8 Programs      

Summer Rising is New York City’s free school-based summer program for any City child in grades K–8. Summer Rising will integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe supervised, and enriching ways. These programs will provide a bridge to the next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. Students will address unfinished learning while being provided avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.
To apply now, please take the following steps:
  • Step 1 – Create an account here
  • Step 2 – Search for a program near you here
  • Step 3 – Complete the application and submit 

Gender Justice: Dismantling Social Hierarchy         

We the Youth Advisory Council will lead another great live interactive discussion, this time on Gender Justice, the systemic redistribution of power, opportunities (resources), and access for all marginalized people. This youth-led event will look at harmful structures of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and patriarchy that have stifled the freedom for people to be who they choose to be, where they want to work, how much they are compensated, and where they can live safely without the burden of bigotry and inequality. Tune in as we hear from young people that are “finding the freedom to no longer allow others to decide how we are defined or place us in societal cages that hinder our abilities".
Join us live for the 6th We the YOUTH, You the People Virtual Youth Town Hall. “Gender Justice: Dismantling Social Hierarchy”  
Wednesday, May 12th, 5 PM–7 PM

Amplify Your Voice. Improve Our City Survey

Stop scrolling and USE YOUR VOICE and HELP decide the Community Safety Recommendations for the NYC Youth Agenda. By taking this survey you automatically are entered into a raffle to win a DELL Laptop!  

DYCD Community Moms Celebration     

The NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) invites you to join us as we celebrate our 2021 DYCD Community Mom awardees. Our #DYCDCommunity Moms campaign celebrates mothers and other caretakers who provide inspiration and support to families and communities. These community moms—whether volunteers, mentors, teachers, community leaders, healthcare staff, essential workers, caregivers, aunts, sisters, or mothers—dedicate their time and energy to the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our city, and we hope you'll help us celebrate them this May 13th.  Click here to RSVP

Hire NYC Youth Today!     

The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation's largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. SYEP participants are highly motivated and talented NYC youth between the ages of 16 and 24 interested in pursuing careers in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. By becoming an SYEP worksite, you will help shape the future of NYC's workforce.  


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