Category: Beyond the Classroom

Add STEM to Your Summer Plans

NYC’s K–12 public school students can participate in FREE science and STEM-based camps, internships, and college credit-bearing courses this summer. Apply by April 6!

Spend Your Summer in the City

NYC families with students in grades K–12 can apply for placement into Summer in the City programs that will run from July 5–August 15.

Get PAID This Summer with SYEP

NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides City youth, aged 14–24, with paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Send in your application by March 30, 2018!

Dedicate Spring Break to Science

NYC’s K–8 students can apply for exciting science and STEM programs taking place during Spring Recess (April 2–6). Apply by February 27, 2018!

Allied and Proud🌈

The DOE recently held its first-ever Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Summit for City students. Check out our photos from this LGBTQ-themed event!

NYC’s Zoos Need YOU

Are you 14–26 years old and want to work in NYC’s zoos and aquarium? Register today for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Youth J.I.V.E. event on February 10!


Remember: all library fines charged to City kids and teens before October 19, 2017, have been automatically cleared!

We Have Liftoff

The DOE’s Space Center is one of NYC’s most exciting learning spaces for students in grades K–12. See how this facility takes STEM learning to new heights.

Time to Build Your Leadership Skills

NYC public high school students in grades 10–12 can join the DOE’s Service in Schools Leadership Institute during Spring Recess. Apply by February 15!

Become an Animal Care Intern This Spring Break

This Spring Recess (March 30–April 6, 2018), NYC high school students in grades 10–12 can become animal care interns at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center. Apply by February 9!