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Extracurricular and Summer Opportunities

New York City is filled with opportunities – paid and unpaid – for our students to engage in outside of school. Listed here are organizations and programs that offer young people the chance to engage in alternative ways.

This list will be updated on an ongoing basis, so we encourage your families to check back often.

*SOF does not endorse any of these programs or organizations*



School Year Programming (paid and unpaid):

ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY (Architecture, Construction and Engineering)

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

BioBus Harlem

Black Girls Code

Brooklyn Museum Art Classes

Brown Science Scholars: Bridge Up Stem

City Kids

Collectiv3 (Fashion and Design)

DiscNY: Ultimate Frisbee League NYC

Educating Adventures Limited (Snow Careers)

Field Biology Internships

Girls Write Now

HK Makers Lab/Harlem Biospace Hypothekids

High Line Teens

International Center of Photography – Teen Academy

New York On Tech- Tech 360

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance- Environmentor & Shore Corps Programs

Rockefeller University Lab Jumpstart

Reelwork Teen Films

Rocking the Boat

Row New York

Science Research Mentor Program(SRMP)

Spring 2019 Internship at YCteen Magazine

Squash RX

Stella Adler School of Acting

The Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)

Urban Bar Code Project

Wave Hill WERM program (ecology research)

Whitney Museum of Art- Teen Programs


Summer Programs: (paid and unpaid)

All Star Code

Arts Connection

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

BioBus Harlem

Bronx Zoo: Project True

Brooklyn Navy Yard Internships

Children’s Museum Summer Art Colony Internship

Cooper Union STEM program


CUNY HIRES Program (Earth Systems Science & Engineering)

CUNY College Now Stem Research Academy


DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program

Fordham’s Pre-College Program

HEAF: College Quest High School Enrichment

Lloyd Sherman Scholars CEYE Program

NYC Urban Ambassadors Program

NYC GREAT! Program

NYU ARISE Program (science & engineering)


New York Botanical Garden

New York Historical Society: Tech Scholars

NYC Urban Debate League

New York City Department of Design and Construction

Pace University’s Summer Scholars Institute

Paley Center for Media

PRATT Young Scholars

Rockefeller University Lab Jumpstart

Stella Adler School of Acting

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

YCteen Magazine Internship


Resource Organizations:

The Door (Counseling, SAT prep, Art programs)


One-Time or Short Term Opportunities:

3T Writing Workshops

Black Girls Code

Genspace/ Biorocket Program

Stella Adler School of Acting


Volunteer Opportunities

Battery Park City Parks

Breakthrough New York

NY Cares


Surfrider Foundation

VISIONS – Services for the Visually Impaired