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Beyond the Classroom

Parent category for all posts that pertain to NYC public school families and educators, but concern opportunities, events, and locations that take place outside the classroom.

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Gain a Winning Edge with PSAL’s Summer Sports and Fitness Program

High school students: it's time to start training for your next PSAL season! This summer, all New York City students entering grades 9–12 in September 2023 can sign up for any of PSAL's High School Summer Sports and Fitness Programs taking place at participating sites! Learn more about PSAL's new summer training program, and register today for any of the two training session periods scheduled this summer!
July 11, 2023
Adult woman hand-feeding a younger child and laughing.
Beyond the ClassroomFeaturedHealth & WellnessNYC Services

Free Summer Meals for NYC Kids Until September 1

From June 28–September 1, 2023, select NYC public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks across the five boroughs are offering free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old and under. Learn more about the DOE's Free Summer Meals program, and find service locations near you with our Find a Meal Location search tool or by texting "NYCFood" to 304-304 (Message and data rates may apply).
July 10, 2023
Girl in pink shirt cocking her right arm back to throw a paper airplane while she's standing in the middle of a park
Beyond the ClassroomFeatured

Opportunities for Students (May/June 2023)

From college prep programs and virtual field trips, to career conferences, NYC students have access to several outstanding learning opportunities as we head into the summer season. Learn more about some of the great programs, events, and activities available for NYC students in grades 9–12 over the next several weeks, and see how students can be a part of any of them today!
May 19, 2023
Group of six young people and one older person around a table and a laptop with hands outstretched in celebratory fashion.
Beyond the ClassroomFeaturedStudent Opportunities

NYC Students: Get PAID This Summer Through SYEP

Between now and April 14, 2023, NYC residents who are 14-24 years old and are legally allowed to work in the U.S. can apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the nation's largest youth employment service! Learn more about SYEP, and apply today for your chance at obtaining an entry-level job in a variety of industries across the five boroughs! But hurry; applications are due by April 14, 2023!
April 11, 2023