Youth Lead

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The NYC Youth Lead Summit engaged youth from across NYC on issues and projects under the umbrella of civic engagement! Our goal was to elevate the work that young people are doing in their schools, communities, and online, and to encourage more youth to take action. Visit the DYCD Facebook page to view photos from the event.

Spring Into Health

A mother and smiling baby talking to staff at the DYCD welcome table.

DYCD, in conjunction with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), NYC Health + Hospitals, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and The Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) on Youth hosted over 40 Spring into Health events across the City. These community gatherings engaged, encouraged, empowered, and exposed residents to an array of holistic services. Thank you to all our partners, attendees, and vendors! To view some of the highlights, visit our Facebook page.

Volunteer & Internship Program

The New York City Department of Probation (DOP)’s Human Resources Volunteers/Internship Program (HRVIP) is a year-round program designed to provide highly motivated individuals an opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals. Volunteers and interns obtain hands-on experience in fields that are compatible with their abilities, career goals, and college requirements. If you would like more information about DOP HRVIP, please call (212) 510-3843/3856.


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Be BRAVE Against Bullying
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT)’s BRAVE campaign aims to combat bullying in our schools. Short for Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education, the BRAVE campaign provides educators, parents and students with the tools, knowledge and support to be proactive in confronting and stopping bullying. There is online help available, from background information to lesson plans—see the Resources page. The BRAVE campaign provides a hotline (212-709-3222, M-F 2:30pm -9:30pm) for students, who also can text BRAVE to 43961.


Family Reimbursement Program
Formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, ADAPT Community Network is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Its Family Reimbursement program provides funds to individual with disabilities and their families. These funds cover the cost of goods/services that are not obtainable through other sources. For more information, visit the official ADAPT Community Network website.

Education Programs 📖

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City Year
Build your career and network while working in high-need schools. City Year is looking for highly passionate and motivated professionals who believe in their mission. If you’re interested in joining their highly skilled team, and believe a small group of people can change the world, visit City Year’s official website for a list of openings or reach out to Hannah Gerone at 646-452-3638 or

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The Knowledge House
Start your journey to a lucrative career in Data Science for FREE. Join the Knowledge House’s six-month part-time program to land a job this summer in one of the most sought-after fields in tech! For more information, visit the Knowledge House website or email:

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Marcy Lab School
The Marcy Lab School is launching a program for recent high school graduates (ages 18-22) designed to prepare them for entry level software engineering jobs. Students will train at Lab full-time for one year before being placed in an apprenticeship and then a full-time job with one of its hiring partners. For more information, download the Web Development one-pager.

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Community Fire Academy
What is the Brooklyn Park Community Fire Academy? Get a behind-the-scenes look and understanding of how your fire department works. The Community Fire Academy is a way to teach and show everyday folks how the Brooklyn Park Fire Department works daily. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion.


SMEL is Hiring

Do you love to work with children and young adults? If you answered yes, Stimulating Minds through Entrepreneurship and Leadership (SMEL) is a youth-driven organization that is hiring! SMEL offers after-school and summer camps programs for NYC youth. Open positions include:

  • Group Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Activity Specialist
  • Data Specialist
  • Assistant Program Director
  • Program Director
  • Security Guard
  • Maintenance
  • Education Specialist
  • Tutor

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to indicating the position of interest. In the subject field of e-mail, please include your “First/Last name - position title.” For example, John Doe - Activity Specialist.

Grace Institute

Grace Institute is one of only three workforce development programs in NYC focused solely on women and is unique in its commitment to training for administrative jobs that provide opportunities for advancement. They offer two workforce training programs that provide training in administrative, communication, and technical skills. For more information, visit the Grace Institute website.

NYC Web Development Fellowship

The Tech Talent Pipeline is excited to launch the NYC Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy. Offered free of cost to eligible applicants, the NYC Web Development Fellowship program will prepare New Yorkers to launch a new career as a front end, backend or full stack web developer.


Teens Take the Met!

Grab your friends and take over The Met for the night. Drop in on Friday, May 31 for teen-only activities across the Museum, including art making, performances, music, and more. Free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Met Museum official website.

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Youth Kayaking

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse for free kayaking sessions from June to August. Want to go kayaking for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty? The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse has walk-up kayaking each week from June to August on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park website.

Pioneer Works

Join Pioneer Works every second Sunday throughout the year for a free series of events that engage disciplines through live music, food, artist’s open studios, and interactive programs.

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