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BCAPteen Media Leadership Project

About

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is pleased to announce this exciting new program for Brooklyn teens and BCAP alumni. BCAPteen is a...

6-week, full-day program for teens ages 13-17, with a stipend.*

Teens become experts on the six BCAP partner institutions, while learning skills in new media, film, communications, and leadership. Our home base is BPL Central Library's beautiful new Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons learning lab.  Only 20 spots are available this year, and teens must submit an application.

Applicaton

Click below to download the application form and instructions.
Deadline for applications is April 1st. If mailing, please postmark by 3/25.
 
pdf application (print, fill in by hand, and send back via scan/email or fax)
Word application (type in the document and email back)
 

Who Should Apply?

Teens ages 13-17 with an interest in...

  • Learning about topics like photo, film, journalism, and new media
  • Exploring 6 awesome cultural institutions in the heart of Brooklyn
  • Being a leader for kids, peers, and the community
  • Setting goals for your future and achieving them
  • Being creative, having fun, and meeting teens from across the city
  • Committing to doing this for 6 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
  • Earning a stipend* (ages 14+ only)

Basic Info

Dates: June 30th - August 8th, 2014

Plus...

  • Orientation: Saturday, June 14 9am-3:30pm
  • Reunion / Video Release Party: Saturday, November 15
  • BCAPteen runs concurrently with BCAP Summer Camp
  • Participants are expected to attend every day to earn their stipend

Time: 9am-3:30pm

  • One-hour lunch break
  • Early drop-off 8-8:45am with a sibling in BCAP Summer Camp

Stipend: $300*

  • Participants ages 14+ are eligible to earn a stipend totaling $300 contingent on excellent attendance.
  • Participants age 13 may participate in the program at no cost, but are not eligible for a stipend.

Location: BCAP Cultural Campus

Staff & Educators

BCAPteen is coordinated and supervised by our BCAP Summer Camp Directors. Daily activities are facilitated by two experienced, talented, and FUN educators who specialize in media & communications, and working with teens. Two talented young adult interns will also be helping with the program. Last, participants will interact with experts at our 6 partner institutions, representing a variety of departments and career paths.

BCAP educators and interns participate in a week of specialized training, including health & safety, positive community-building, bullying prevention, disability inclusion and special needs, teambuilding strategies, curriculum development, and more. All staff undergo background and reference checks, and a selective application process.

Want to work for BCAPteen? Check out our jobs and internships page.

Valuing Diversity 

BCAP Adventures come from backgrounds as diverse as Brooklyn itself! We welcome teens from all cultures, economic backgrounds, and family structures. We believe that one of the best ways to learn about diversity is by building friendships with diverse groups of people. We build a sense of community centered on common interests, respect for differences, learning, and having fun!

A detailed program information packet will be available for download in March.