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College Information and Fairs
FAFSA Workshop at Brooklyn Public Library
Are you struggling to complete the FAFSA and don't know where to start? Good news! On Tuesday, February 25th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Central Library in Room 216, the Brooklyn Public Library will be offering a free FAFSA workshop. Teens, along with their parent and/or guardian, will receive one-on-one assistance to complete the FAFSA. They must register for the workshop in order to attend. For more information and to learn how to register, see this flyer.
How to Fill Out the FAFSA Step-by-Step
Are you worred about filling out the FAFSA (also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? See How to Fill Out the FAFSA Step-by-Step for free advice.
FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)
Check out this guide for the answers to the most commonly-asked questions about the FAFSA!
NYC College Line
Do you have questions about college? Look to NYC College Line for application and admissions procedures, how to pay for college, and how to succeed!
Contests & Competitions
Write a Play! New York City Playwriting Competition
If you consider yourself a writer, consider sending in a submission for the Young Playwright's Inc. playwriting competition. Scripts need to be postmarked on or before March 1st. For more information, including guidelines, visit their webpage.
Poetry Unites Contest
Has a poem changed your life? If so, this contest (open to all ages) is for you! Write a brief (600 worlds or less) essay about how the importance of that poem to you. Four chosen essays will be selected to be featured in a series of short film profiles and posted on the web. Winners will also receive an invitation to a film screening in October 2014. More information, including guidelines, can be found on the flyer. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.
Brooklyn Youth Media Festival: Concrete Stories
Submissions are now open for the Brooklyn Youth Media Festival. Guidelines and additional information are on their webpage and the deadline for submission is April 6th.
Programs & Internships
American Museum of Natural History - Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) Intern MEEP is a rigorous academic internship program within the American Museum of Natural History's Education Department. MEEP interns are responsible for developing and presenting themed tours to visiting camp groups, and engaging visitors of all ages at educational touch carts in various Museum halls. The program provides on-the-job training, and exposure to science and museum related careers. - Must be 18-21 years of age by June 2, 2014
- Must be available to start June 2, 2014, and work weekdays 9:30am-2:30pm from June 2, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Applications must be submitted by 03-16-2014. For complete information and application, click here.
Saturday Academy at New-York Historical Society
Register today for a free, 6-week program for students in grades 8-12. The program will be held on Saturdays starting March 1st, and includes classes on American History as well as SAT prep! More information can be found by viewing the flyer. The deadline for registration is February 24th or when classes fill to capacity.
New York State Summer School of the Arts
Pre-professional summer training programs for NY State high school students interested in arts and entertainment! Programs include ballet, theatre, visual arts and more. See the flyer for more information. To apply, visit this webpage. Application deadlines vary for each program.
Global Kids Internships
Gain experience at an educational nonprofit in fundraising, communications, program development or administrative assistance. Interested applicants can send their resume along with a cover letter to email@example.com. Click here for more information.
Brooklyn Green Teens
If you're between the ages of 13 and 17 and interested in earning community service credits while helping the environment, consider joining Brooklyn Green Teens! For registration and more information, click on the flyer for this ongoing program.
Rubin Museum of Art Teen Programs
The Rubin Museum of Art offers many fun, unique teen programs throughout the year. To learn more, visit their webpage!
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
Check out the current list of programming at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls! Visit their webpage to find out more information and sign up to rock out!
Brooklyn Museum Internship Programs
The Brooklyn Museum has various internship opportunities through out the year. Find more details and applications here.
Youth Programs at Cooper-Hewitt
Applications are now available for the youth programs at Cooper-Hewitt. Learn more about the programs here.
American Museum of Natural History After School Programs
Are you interested in the sciences? If so, consider applying for the American Museum of Natural History after school program! Applications and additional information can be found here.
The Ranger Conservation Corps
Calling all teens interested in nature and the environment! The Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) allows you to earn community service hours during either the spring or fall. Click here for application information, or call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC) and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.
High School Information
NYC High School Application Process
Gearing up toward applying for high school? This link has information to help you navigate the process.
High School Admissions
Do you have questions about the admissions process for NYC high schools? If so, check out the NYC Department of Education's choices and enrollment high school page! For more information, you can call 718-935-2399 or email HS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov .
New York City has public high schools with every imaginable theme, a dizzying array of application requirements, and charter schools galore. Choosing from one of NYC's over 400 public high schools can be a real task. How do you decide where you go to school? A group of NYC public high school students, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP), and teaching artist Douglas Paulson investigated the high school application process and made a website to help break it down to middle school students, parents, and guidance counselors.