NYC Summer Quest is a free, five-week, full day summer learning program that provides elementary and middle school students with fun, hands-on enrichment experiences while strengthening their academic skills. DOE teachers and educators from community-based organizations collaborate to offer students Common-Core aligned instruction, enrichment activities, sports and recreation, and field trips. Last summer, 90% of parents surveyed reported that NYC Summer Quest was a good balance of fun and learning, and 90% of parents would recommend the NYC Summer Quest program to other parents.
For Summer 2013, the program will be offered in 11 schools in Community School Districts 7, 9, and 12 in the South Bronx. The following Bronx schools and community-based partners have been selected to offer the program:
PS 5 Port Morris/LEAP (Learning thruogh an Expanded Arts Program)
PS 153 Jonathan D. Hyatt/YMCA of Greater New York – Bronx
PS 179/BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
PS 63 Author’s Academy/BELL
PS/IS 218 Rafael Hernandez Duel Language Magnet School/BELL
CS 211/Children’s Aid Society
CS 300 School of Science and Applied Learning/Good Shepherd Services
JHS 162 Lola Rodriguez de Tio/Oasis Children’s Services
South Bronx Academy for Applied Media/Partnership with Children
Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science/Wingspan Arts
IS 313 School of Leadership Development/Oasis Children’s Services
All elementary and middle school students attending public school in Districts 7, 9, and 12 are eligible to sign up through July 11,2013. Capacity is limited. Priority enrollment is offered to students who attend the schools listed above.
If your child attends one of the schools listed above, contact your school principal or parent coordinator to learn more and to apply. If your child attends an elementary or middle school in Districts 7, 9, and 12 and you would like further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a six-week program open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14-24 – and the application is available now. We highly encourage District 8 youth to apply to SYEP because of the one-of-a-kind work experience they can receive in a variety of jobs, ranging from government agencies, community-based organizations, private sector businesses and more. Last summer, DYCD employed around 30,000 teenagers and young adults and placed them at 5,677 work-sites. Click here to download the paper application in PDF; and if you have questions, you can download the 2013 SYEP FAQ here as a PDF.
How can you get more involved in your child’s education? In what ways can schools and the community work together to provide resources to young people and their families? Boys & Girls Harbor is hosting its inaugural educational panel to discuss these and other topics on Thursday, October 18, at 6 PM.
Boys & Girls Harbor’s Education Partners: Parents, Schools, and the Community will have an impressive roster of panelists including seasoned educators, New York City politicians, representatives from community-based organizations, and parents. This year’s panel will be moderated by Harbor Executive Director Dr. Thomas Howard and will address critical issues and challenges facing today’s parents. Panelists include: Margaret Harrington, Ed.D., education consultant and Harbor Board member; Paula Martin, Executive Director of Harlem Center for Education; Jeanne Mullgrav, Commissioner of the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD); Kelly Smith, Harbor parent; and Lew Smith, Founder and Director of the National Principals Leadership Institute
Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this important conversation!
WHO: Boys & Girls Harbor
WHAT: Education Partners: Parents, Schools, and the Community Panel
WHEN: Thursday, October 18 at 6 PM
WHERE: The Heckscher building, 1 East 104th Street