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Apr 23 2014

2014 Summer Programs for Youth

Members

Summer is approaching and that means fun opportunities for teens and tweens across New York City to make and learn! Youth from ages 8-18 will find excellent summer programs offered by Hive NYC Learning Network members and our partners across the city. So whether you’re looking to level up leadership skills, build out an art portfolio, connect with and learn from industry professionals in design and gaming, or just meet new people, check out the list below. Many of these opportunities are free (except where noted) and in most cases you can apply or register online.

Click the links to find out more including dates and registration details:

Map Free City Summer TRaC at ArtsConnection – Explore the arts world of NYC in different neighborhoods all over the 5 boroughs.

Pizza and Movie Night at ArtsConnection – Delicious pizza, ice cold soda, endless discussion and FREE tickets to the best arts events in NYC

Forward Thinking: 3D Printing at Brooklyn Museum – A hands-on 3D printing art class.

BCAPteen Media Leadership Project at Brooklyn Public Library – 6-week program for teens based in new media, communications, and youth leadership.

DIY: Makerspace Wednesdays Tech Edition and Teen Tech Time at Brooklyn Public Library – Gaming, blogging and more fun tech activities.

Documentary Filmmaking at The Babel Project – Exploring New York City through documentary filmmaking!

Musical Exchange at Carnegie Hall – A global online community for young musicians.

CoLab at CultureHub – A series of intensive workshops focusing on a variety of art forms and creative technologies in Lower Manhattan.

Digital Design and Urban Investigation with Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) – Collaborate with your peers and a practicing designer to make a work of art that explores how the city works!

PRO-TV Summer Media Intensive (SMI) at DCTV – A six-week, intense filmmaking experience.

Bronx Art Collective Visual Art Intensive at DreamYard Project – Learn visual art fundamental skills and concept.

Creative Arts Summer Camp at DreamYard Project – Explore visual and performance arts, critical thinking and media literacy in the Bronx!

Digital.me at DreamYard Project – You + Digital media + arts = Awesome!

Fashion Intensive at DreamYard Project – Learn to express yourself through design and sewing!

The ACTION Project at DreamYard Project – Change your community through the arts!

Free Summer Digital Camp at Exposure Camp – Learn code and game design!

College Bound Summer Program at Girls Write Now– Get one step closer to the job and school of your dreams!

gadgITERATION with Parsons Design+Tech, The Brooklyn College Community Partnership at BCAL, MOUSE – Free Electronic Tinkering Workshops for Novices, including Free Lunch

Summer Camp at Global Kids – FREE summer camp for middle school students in Brooklyn

NYC Haunts with Exposure Camp, Global Kids, The Point + Brooklyn Museum – Creating geolocative games based on local issues.

Summer Leadership Institute at Groundswell – A summer jobs program where youth artists create monumental murals across NYC.

Scaling the Impact Summer Lab @ The Lab for Robotics Education – Build robots. Make the future.

Teen Producers Academy Summer Intensive at Maysles Documentary Center – Connecting young people to the resources and support they need to become active storytellers and creative participants in digital media

Film in Action Summer Camps at Maysles Documentary Center – An interactive film club for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch

Junior Filmmakers Summer Film Intensive at Maysles Documentary Center – Fun and engaging opportunities to learn about documentary films and work in teams to make a short documentary.

In the Making at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Free Hands-On Art Classes for NYC Teens!

RECyouth Summer Institute with NYC Parks and Recreation – A free multimedia training program for youth age 14-17.

Middle School Computer Camp at NYC Parks and Recreation Computer Resource Centers – A free, six-week program offering digital imaging, game design, web design, app design or robotics.

Green Teen Program at NYC Parks and Recreation – Youth learn how to make a “green” positive impact in their local community.

Digital Photography Summer Camp at NYC SALT – Introduction to Digital Photography Camp

Summer Reading Contest at New York Times Learning Network – Weekly contest; teens can choose any NYTimes piece they like.

NEXT Academy with New York Urban League – EXperiential Technology Academy for 8th graders.

Youth Voices Summer Program at New York City Writing Project, Institute for Literacy Studies, Lehman College – Youth Voices Summer Program 2014 for Students and Teachers

Summer Filmmaker Lab at Reel Works – A free, 4-week writing and filmmaking intensive workshop for teens aged 14-20.

Summer Workshops at Tech Kids Unlimited – Teaching technology to kids who learn differently

The Academy at Urban Arts Partnership – An advanced art and leadership program for high school students.

Urban Word LIVE: Steal Back The Poetry at Urban Word NYC – week creative writing intensive workshop for teens aged 13-19.

Girls Rock! Camp at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls – A music and mentoring camp for girls.

More details on summer programs:

Map Free City Summer TRaC at ArtsConnection

  • Located at 520 8th Ave. Ste. 321, New York, NY 10018
  • Program runs July 8 – July 31st, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2-4:30pm *with additional evening events at least once a week. Times are subject to change depending on event schedules.
  • Intended for High School students (entering 10th – graduating 12th grades)
  • Apply here. Deadline is June 15.
  • Categories: Arts

This summer, ArtsConnection is offering another edition of their special 4-week intensive Summer TRaC: MAP FREE CITY.

This July, participants will attend events and performances in the visual and performing arts; meet professional artists, performers, and writers; navigate NYC; critically respond to art; and publish content to ArtsConnection’s online publication, the High 5 Review.

The program is FREE and snacks are provided. And, thanks to the generosity of program funders, Metrocards (to and from workshops/events) will also be provided!

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Pizza and Movie Night at ArtsConnection

  • Located at Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave (Lobby/Atrium), New York, NY 10022
  • First Friday of the month at 5pm
  • Intended for High School students only
  • Categories: Film

Three choices. One vote. Mob rules! After the film, as always, we talk it out. Those are the sacred rules for HIGH 5’s PIZZA AND A MOVIE NIGHT.

Every month, teenagers gather at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, from 5:00 – 8:00, to watch movies, talk movies, and eat pizza. All for free. Anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL is welcome to join us. You just need to RSVP on Facebook or by emailing info@high5tix.org.

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Forward Thinking: 3D Printing at Brooklyn Museum

  • Located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Every Saturday from July 5-August 23 from 1-3pm
  • Intended for ages 11 – 13
  • Categories: DIY/Making

Move into the world of art and technology by creating your own and collaborative works of art with 3-D printing. Investigate natural and constructed 3-D forms using museum collections, work with an artist and a 3-D modeler, and produce a large-scale work with fellow students. This course includes two field trips, one of which includes presenting the final work at Maker Faire New York in late September.

Find out more or register online. Deadline to register is June 22.

BCAPteen Media Leadership Project at Brooklyn Public Library

  • Located: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Program runs from June 30 – August 8
  • Intended for ages 13 – 17
  • Applications due April 1st, 2014. Check back next February for info on 2015!
  • Categories: Digital Media, Film, Leadership

Learn skills in filmmaking, new media, communications, and youth leadership while becoming an expert in the 6 BCAP partner institutions: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and Prospect Park Alliance.

Meet creative and motivated teens from across Brooklyn and beyond, go behind the scenes and meet professionals from different career paths at our 6 partners.

Use your new skills and interests to create a final project that will give back to your community. Stipend available for ages 14+.

Application deadline has passed but check out the Brooklyn Public Library website for future opportunities.

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DIY: Makerspace Wednesdays Tech Edition at Brooklyn Public Library

  • Located at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • June 25th from 4:00pm-5:00pm; July 30th from 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Intended for students in 6th grade and up
  • Categories: STEM, Design, DIY/Making, Games/Game Design

Work on Maker projects like 3D printing and Lego Robotics in the Info Commons Training Lab. No registration is required.

Teen Tech Time at Brooklyn Public Library

  • Located at one of BPL’s 60 library locations
  • Dates/times vary–check calendar for details
  • Intended for tweens and teens
  • Categories: Coding, Games/Game Design, STEM

Come for tech-related activities, like gaming, blogging and LEGO Mindstorms! No registration is required.

Check Calendar for dates, times and locations.

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Documentary Filmmaking at The Babel Project

  • Located:
    Workshop A: Friends Seminary School, 222 East 16th St, New York, NY 10003
    Workshop B: Grace Church School, 86 4th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
  • Program runs July 7- August 8, 2014
  • Monday – Friday from 2 – 5pm
  • Enrollment is closed
  • Categories: Film, Digital Media

Teaching documentary filmmaking as a tool to supplement common core literacy standards for humanities with students from The Go Project. Students will work in crews to produce 5-7 minute documentaries exploring New York City history and its contemporary impact.

Musical Exchange at Carnegie Hall

  • Located at 881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
  • Intended for ages 13 – 25
  • Categories: Film, Digital Media, Music

Participate in groups and musical projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall, Blog about your musical experiences and inspirations. Share video and audio of your musical performances and original compositions. Get feedback and guidance from peers, educators, and performing artists. Learn more or sign up.

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CoLab at CultureHub

    • Located at 47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
    • Program runs from July 7 – July 18
    • Media Performance: (10a-1p) Develop a genre-defying mash-up of performance and computer generated visuals.
      art_hacks: (10a-1p) Create interactive visual art or the next big app sensation.
      Machinima Studio: (2p-5p) Make movies using video games and computer animation.
      Beat Lab: (2p-5p) Make, mix, and remix original beats.
    • Deadline to apply May 2: www.culturehub.org/colab
    • Categories: Arts, Film, Digital Media

CoLab is a series of intensive workshops focusing on a variety of art forms and creative technologies in Lower Manhattan. The series offers 4 exciting new modules for your youth : Media Performance, art_hacks, Machinima Studio and Beat Lab.

Each of the modules will provide a unique and fun opportunity for young artists to connect, ideate, prototype, and pilot their own projects. Under the mentorship of a diverse team of professional artists and digital media technologists, participants will learn to create and innovate in a dynamic, hands-on environment, engaging in the creative process from inception to execution.

The program is open to emerging artists ages 15 – 20 and is FREE of cost but you need to apply before May 2nd at www.culturehub.org/colab

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Digital Design and Urban Investigation with Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

  • Located at Hostos College 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
  • Program runs July 7 – August 7, 9:00-2:00, Monday -Friday
  • Intended for 10th – 12th graders
  • Categories: Design

Urban Investigations are project-based curricula that enable high school students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works, using collaborative research and design. CUP partners with College Now at Hostos College in the Bronx on Urban Investigations that help prepare current high schoolers for college. Students can apply through Hostos.

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PRO-TV Summer Media Intensive (SMI) at DCTV

  • Located at 87 Lafayette Street, NYC 10013 (btwn Walker and White Streets)
  • July 7 through August 14th; Mon – Thurs., 11AM-5PM
  • Intended for ages 14 – 22
  • Categories: Film, Digital Media

This 6-week intensive is for young people interested in the learning the art of film-making. Participants collaborate with a professional Teaching Artist and a group of their peers to create a short narrative, documentary, or experimental film, which is screened to the public at the end of the summer. The SMI Youth Producers receive training in film-making and media arts, media literacy, video production and edition, and storytelling through digital video production. In the past, they’ve visited industry institutions like Panasonic and Soundtrack Studios (NY), live studio recordings of television shows, and have had special guests join for workshops. Many SMI Youth Producers often go on to join DCTV’s year-long Media Fellowships.

SYEP application deadline: Friday, April 25th, 2014. DCTV regular application will open Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Apply here.

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Bronx Art Collective Visual Art Intensive at DreamYard Project

    • Located at 1085 Washington Ave @ 166th St, Bronx, NY 10456
    • Program runs July 14 – 25, 10am to 4pm
    • Intended for High School Students (rising 9th through rising 12th graders)
    • Categories: Arts

Participants will practice basic visual art techniques using a range of media from collage to drawing to oil painting. The program will culminate in a final exhibition of the work.

Contact Allison Torres at atorres@dreamyard.com or 718-588-8007 x 218 or stop by the DreamYard Art Center for a registration form. Registration is first come, first served and spots fill up quickly. Learn more at the Bronx Art Collective’s Tumblr.

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Creative Arts Summer Camp at DreamYard Project

  • Located at 1085 Washington Ave @ 166th St, Bronx, NY 10456
  • Program runs August 4 – 15th
  • Intended for rising 5th and 6th graders only
  • Categories: Arts, Activism/Social Justice

Spend 2 weeks with DreamYard learning Visual Arts and Performing Art skills as we become critical thinkers and take ACTION through the lens of Media and Technology! Find out more about DreamYard Project’s K-5 programming here.

Contact Hector Rivera at hrivera@dreamyard.com or 718-588-8007 x 216 or stop by the DreamYard Art Center for a registration form. Registration is first come, first served and spots fill up quickly. This camp costs $50/week.

Digital.me at DreamYard Project

  • Located at 1085 Washington Ave @ 166th St, Bronx, NY 10456
  • Program runs from July 21 – August 1
  • Intended for Middle School (Rising 7th and 8th graders only)
  • Categories: Arts, Film, Digital Media, DIY/Making

Digital.me introduces participants to the basics of digital literacy including navigating Mac computers and the web, editing digital photos and audio, and finding inspiration online. Get a taste of last year’s program on the Digital.me Tumblr.

Contact Allison Torres at atorres@dreamyard.com or 718-588-8007 x 218 or stop by the DreamYard Art Center for a registration form. Registration is first come, first served and spots fill up quickly.

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Fashion Intensive at DreamYard Project

  • Located at 1085 Washington Ave @ 166th St, Bronx, NY 10456
  • Program runs from August 4 – 8 at 10am to 4pm
  • Intended for High School Students (rising 9th through rising 12th graders)
  • Categories: Fashion, DIY/Making

In this five-day intensive, participants will learn fashion and design concepts and how to speak back to the world using their style. Participants will learn basic pattern making and sewing techniques, as well as how to look at other designs to inspire their creations and look at the fashion world more critically. Follow DreamYard’s Tumblr for fashion inspiration.

Contact Allison Torres at atorres@dreamyard.com or 718-588-8007 x 218 or stop by the DreamYard Art Center for a registration form. Registration is first come, first served and spots fill up quickly.

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The ACTION Project at DreamYard Project

  • Located at 1085 Washington Ave @ 166th St, Bronx, NY 10456
  • Program runs July 7 – 31
  • Intended for High School (Only rising 9th graders)
  • Categories: Arts, Activism/Social Justice, Leadership

Do you care about your community? Do you want to become a leader? Do you love the arts? Then the ACTION Project is for you! The ACTION Project is DreamYard’s four year arts and activism program. Participants start as rising 9th graders and continue in the program until they graduate high school. Each year the ACTION Project chooses a social issue they care about and they use the arts – poetry, visual arts and theater – to raise awareness and make a difference. The program offers leadership development, college counseling, and paid internships in your junior and senior years.

Here is an example of a recent campaign the young people did against gun violence: https://www.facebook.com/dystv

This program requires an application. Contact Allison Torres at atorres@dreamyard.com or 718-588-8007 x 218 or stop by the DreamYard Art Center for an Application Form by May 20th. Applicants will be called in for interviews before gaining admittance into the program.

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Free Summer Digital Camp at Exposure Camp

  • Located at 116 West 1st st, Mt. Vernon, NY
  • Intended for teens grades 8 – 12
  • NYC Haunts Mobile App Design runs July 7th – 11th
  • Game Design Camp runs July 14th – 31st
  • Categories: Coding, Games/Game Design

Free summer digital camp for teens in 8th – 12th grade. At NYC Haunts Mobile App Design Camp you can learn to code with the program Taleblazer, tell stories, uncover local mysteries, playtest the game with your friends, and spread the word about issues you care about. The Game Design Camp will teach you what it takes to become a game designer. Learn how to code using BETA or SCRATCH to build digital games. The camp will end with a community arcade for others to come and play your games.

Register at exposurecamp.org

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College Bound Summer Program at Girls Write Now

    Sessions:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop: June 11, 3:45 – 6pm at Morgan Stanley
  • College Essay Writing Workshop: July 9 OR July 16, 10:30am – 3pm at Girls Write Now, 247 W 37th St New York, NY 10018
  • One to One College Essay Editing: July 23, 10-4pm at Girls Write Now 247 W 37th St New York, NY 10018
  • High school girls in grades 10-12 for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Categories: Writing

This summer, get one step closer to the job and school of your dreams! Attend one or more College Bound Summer Workshops with Girls Write Now to get ahead on your application process. Receive cover letter and resume help from the pros at Morgan Stanley, develop a top-notch college admissions essay in your own voice and style, and get personalized editing advice from professional writers.

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gadgITERATION with Parsons Design+Tech, The Brooklyn College Community Partnership at BCAL, MOUSE

  • Located at Brooklyn College Arts Lab (BCAL), Brooklyn College, 301 Roosevelt Hall, Brooklyn, 11215
  • Program runs for Middle School July 15, 16, 17 – 10am – 3pm – Apply here
  • Program runs for High School July 22, 23, 24 – 10am – 3pm
  • Categories: DIY/Making, Digital Media,

gadgITERATION is a series of hands-on, student directed design workshops that encourage a creative and artistic engagement with technology through a focus on the intersection of technological and design literacies.

More info at gadgiteration.org

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Summer Camp at Global Kids

  • Located at The School for Human Rights (Wingate Campus), 600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Program runs July 7th – August 1st, Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
  • Intended for 6th – 8th graders
  • Categories: Activism/Social Justice

Global Kids is running a FREE summer camp for middle school students in Brooklyn this summer from July 7 – August 1. A few spots are still open, so contact kednel@globalkids.org for more information.

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NYC Haunts with Global Kids + Brooklyn Museum + Exposure Camp + The Point

  • Located at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, New York, NY 11238
  • Program runs from July 16 to August 7
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
  • Located at Exposure Camp, 116 West 1st st, Mt. Vernon, NY
  • Programs run from July 7 – 11 from 10am-3:30pm
  • Register here
  • Located at The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474
  • Program runs July 14 to August 5
  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 1pm – 3:30pm
  • The Point’s program is not open to the general pool of teens in the city since they are taking students from Summer Youth Employment
  • Categories: Games/Game Design, Coding

What stories get left behind when people pass on? What ghosts are haunting your neighborhood? This summer, get outside and explore the “unfinished business” of your community by creating a game for phones and tablets with Global Kids and the Brooklyn Museum, Exposure Camp, and The Point! Learn to code with the program Taleblazer, tell stories, uncover local mysteries, playtest the game with your friends, and spread the word about issues you care about.

Interested high school aged students can email olp@globalkids.org with their name, age, the school they attend, their home and cell phone number (if available), and the location (Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn or Exposure Camp in Mt. Vernon) that they would like to apply for. Learn more or register for Exposure Camp here.

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Teen Producers Academy Summer Intensive at Maysles Documentary Center

        • Located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10027
        • Program runs July 7 – August 15
        • Intended for ages 14 – 18
        • Deadline for Applications May 2nd
        • Categories: Film, Digital Media

The Teen Producers Academy was first launched in 2006. We are committed to connecting young people to the resources and support they need to become active storytellers and creative participants in digital media. Under the guidance of film professionals, youth are taught documentary filmmaking techniques using an approach that emphasizes direct observation and personal experience. Our goal is to provide participants with a thought-provoking and transformative experience in creating moving and honest films about subjects important to them and their communities. True to the philosophy of Maysles Films, our instructors are committed to filming with a faith in reality and commitment to truth.

Find out more details about the program here. To Apply: Download the APPLICATION & email completed form to education@maysles.org
If you have trouble downloading the form, notify education@maysles.org and one will be emailed to you. Deadline: Friday, May 2

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Film in Action Summer Camps at Maysles Documentary Center

        • Session 1: Adventures in the City runs August 18 – 22, Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 3:30PM
        • Session 2: Superheroes and Heroines runs August 25 – 29, Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 3:30PM
        • Located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10027
        • Intended for ages 7 – 11
        • Categories: Film, Digital Media

Film In Action is a year-round interactive film club for children (ages 7 – 11) to begin thinking critically about what they watch, but also to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual Disney fare. In this 8-session program, we will screen powerful films from around the world related to the theme of Imagination discussing the films in a dynamic, active environment punctuated by popcorn and movement-based activities. Read more about the two different summer sessions here.

Cost: $400 for Summer Camp Session 1, $400 for Session 2
($50 off for signing up for two sessions, 20% off with Maysles Family Membership)
Scholarships and payment plans available, must submit a SCHOLARSHIP FORM along with your APPLICATION to education@maysles.org.
Deadline to Apply: Rolling until all spaces filled

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Junior Filmmakers Summer Film Intensive at Maysles Documentary Center

        • Located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10027
        • Program runs August 18 – 22, Mondays – Fridays from 9AM – 3PM
        • Intended for ages 10 – 13
        • Categories: Film, Digital Media

The Junior Filmmakers Program gives students (ages 10 – 13) fun and engaging opportunities to learn about documentary films and work in teams to make a short documentary. Under the guidance of film professionals, students learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking including an approach that emphasizes direct observation and personal experience, working with HD cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro editing software, and an introduction to integrating Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator into their final films. The 5-day program culminates in a public premiere of the students’ films at The Maysles Cinema, and a personal meeting with Albert Maysles to discuss their artistic vision and a career in film. Find out more about the program here.

Cost: $600 (20% off with Maysles Family Membership)
Sliding scale, but must submit a SCHOLARSHIP FORM along with your APPLICATION to education@maysles.org. Payment plans available.
If you have trouble downloading the form, notify education@maysles.org and one will be emailed to you.
Deadline: Rolling until all spaces filled

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In the Making at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

            • located at 4 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
            • Program runs July 8 – August 14
            • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10am – 1 pm OR 2pm – 5pm
            • Intended for High School Students aged 13-19
            • Categories: Arts, DIY/Making, Games/Game Design

Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! MoMA provides all materials, food, and transportation costs. Each course meets three times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for six weeks, and the season culminates in a Teen Art Show of participants’ work at the MoMA.

Courses for Summer 2014 are:
Artistic Elements: Creating Art Using Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire
Under the Spell of Mysterious Forces: Magic, Illusion, and Performance-Based Art
CLICK@MoMA: Babycastles Arcade—The Return!
Sculpture Boot Camp: An Intro to Making Everything… and More

Apply online at teens.moma.org. Applications and letters of recommendation are due by Monday, June 2.

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Summer Leadership Institute with Groundswell

  • Located at 540 President Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Start Date: Monday, July 7th, 2014 Program runs 6 weeks to August 15th, 2014
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9am – 4pm
  • Intended for ages: 14 – 24
  • Categories: Arts, Leadership

Each summer 75-100 teens work with Groundswell artists over a seven week period to create large-scale public art in their communities. Each project is led by two professional artists. The artists guide the mural team through the process of learning mural history, developing a design and painting a mural.

Call or email Jules at 718.254.9782 or jules@groundswellmural.org to set up a time to visit our studio for a short interview and to fill out the SYEP application. Interviews begin March 24. Learn more.

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Scaling the Impact Summer Lab @ The Lab for Robotics Education (LaRE)

  • Located at Amplify’s Brooklyn office: 55 Washington St, Brooklyn NY, 11201
  • Program runs on Saturdays 12pm – 5pm from June 21st to August 9th, 2014
  • Intended for students who are enrolled in High School at the time of the program.
  • Categories: DIY/Making

Each session in The LaRE will be a hands-on learning experience in robotics with an emphasis on learning by doing. Starting with the first session, students will start building a robot and then proceed to learn Arduino programming to bring their robot to life. The LaRE will provide the same equipment used by professional engineers all around the world.

The classes will teach the basics of computer and electrical engineering, but will also focus on how to break down complex engineering problems. By the end of the summer, students will have been responsible for designing and creating a sophisticated autonomous robot, beginning with the concept and working through to creation. Visit their website for more information.

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RECyouth Summer Institute with NYC Parks and Recreation

            • Runs in all five boroughs at eight different Computer Resource Centers
            • Located at Chelsea Recreation Center: 430 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
            • Located at McCarren Play Center: 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
            • Located at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center: 128 Pitt St, New York, 10002
            • Located at St. John’s Recreation Center: 1251 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
            • Located at Sunset Park Recreation Center: 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
            • Located at St. Mary’s Recreation: 450 Saint Ann’s Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455
            • Located at Hansborough Recreation Center: 35 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037
            • Located at Al Oerter Recreation Center: 131-40 Fowler Ave, Flushing, NY 11355
            • Located at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center: 85 Bradhurst Ave, New York, NY 10030
            • Program runs from Monday, July 7th to August 23rd, 2014 (Check specific center for exact dates/times)
            • Mondays through Fridays from 12:00 – 5:00pm.
            • Intended for ages 14 -17
            • Categories: Film, Digital Media

Each summer over 100 teens work with RECyouth media production experts and college interns over a seven week period to develop their storytelling, documentary, graphic design, audio production and journalism skills. Program culmination includes a screening and gallery exhibition of youth graphic design, documentary shorts, narrative shorts, PSAs, and press-corp event pieces. Students visit museums, relevant exhibitions, and gain solid digital media arts production skills, qualifying them for portfolio development workshops during the subsequent fall.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however early registration is encouraged. Please email recyouth@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 255-3066 for a current RECYouth class schedule and to request an application. Learn more.

Green Teen Program at NYC Parks and Recreation

  • Located at Al Oerter Recreation Center: 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355
  • Located at Hunts Point Recreation Center: 765 Manida Street, Bronx, New York 10474
  • Located at St.Mary’s Recreation Center: 450 St Anns Ave, Bronx, NY 10455
  • Located at Faber Park Field House: Faber Street & Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Located at St. John’s Recreation Center: 119 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
  • Categories: Activism/Social Justice

The Green Teen Program engages teens to become stewards of their local parks and recreation centers. Green Teens learn how to make a “green” positive impact in their local community and encourage the public to recycle. Students work directly with parks urban planners and graduate level environmental designers in the conceptualization of parks open spaces

If you are interested in being a “Green Teen,” please email Green.Teens@parks.nyc.gov. Interviews begin May 1st, 2014. Enrollment is open until June 15th, 2014. Learn more.

Digital Photography Summer Camp at NYC SALT

  • Located at 214 West 29th Street Suite 1401, NY, NY 10001
  • Program runs July 14 – 18th, Monday – Friday, 9a – 3pm
  • Intended for ages 12 – 14
  • Categories: Photography, Film, Digital Media

NYC SALT is a nonprofit photography program for inner-city teenagers. They are offering an introduction to photography summer camp with 15 openings for middle school-aged students with an interest in digital photography. The camp will be for five days and will conclude with a gallery show of work produced.

Please email Alicia Hansen at alicia@nycsalt.org for details.
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Middle School Computer Camp NYC at NYC Parks and Recreation Computer Resource Centers

  • Located at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center in the LES 128 Pitt Street
  • Located at Hansborough Recreation in Harlem W. 134 St., Lenox Terrace Pl. Manhattan
  • Located at Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing, Queens 131-40 Fowler Avenue
  • Located in Sunset Park on 7th Ave and 43rd St. 4200 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
  • Located at Williamsbridge Oval in Flushing, Queens 131-40 Fowler Avenue
  • Program runs July 7th through August 15th from 4-6pm
  • Categories: Digital Media, DIY/Making, Games/Game Design

Youth are invited to apply for this 15-hour per week summer program with a focus on engaging middle school youth in a range of daily workshops and creative problem solving exercises.

Deadline for registration is June 15th, 2014. Contact crc@parks.nyc.gov for more information or visit their website to learn more.

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Summer Reading Contest at New York Times Learning Network

          • Located anywhere
          • Program runs June 13th – August 15th
          • Intended for ages 13 – 15
          • Categories: Writing

Teens are invited to talk about, “What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?” every week this summer. Every Tuesday the NY Times will choose winners from among the submissions. Readers can pick articles or videos, photos or graphics on any topic they like. Find out more about the contest and the rules on the NYTimes blog or in this PDF.

Credit: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Credit: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

NEXT Academy with New York Urban League

  • Located at NYUL Harlem Office: 204 West 136th, New York, NY 10030
  • Program runs July 7th – August 14th, 3 days a week from 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Intended for incoming High School Freshman
  • Applications due June 13th. Apply here
  • Categories: STEM, Coding

The NEXT Academy is a community STEM engagement program comprised of two summer learning academies with a parent and student track.

Students will:

  • receive an overview of popular STEM fields
  • engage in experiential technology labs
  • Learn to code using JAVA
  • explore STEM based careers
  • explore entrepreneurial options
  • learn information about college and career choices
  • visit premier technology companies

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Youth Voices Summer Program at New York City Writing Project, Institute for Literacy Studies, Lehman College

  • Located at New York City Writing Project, Institute for Literacy Studies, Lehman College, CUNY250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468
  • Program runs from July 7 – 24, Mondays – Thursdays, 9am – 1pm (For teachers, extended hours: Mon & Wed 9-3)
  • Intended for ages 14 – 20
  • Application Deadline: June 16, 2014. Apply here.
  • Categories: Writing, Digital Media

The Youth Voices Summer Program is a partnership between the New York City Writing Project and BronxNet TV.

STUDENTS: Use new technologies and publish your own digital stories, poems, essays, music and videos on the Youth Voices social network! This is a no cost fellowship program providing breakfast and MetroCards.

TEACHERS: Work alongside students and teachers to learn more about using technology for curriculum, inquiry and authentic publishing!

Learn more about the program of apply on their website.

*Six teachers will be given a $600 stipend or three tuition-waived credits in Education to join twenty students.

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Summer Filmmaker Lab at Reel Works

  • Located at 540 President St #2f, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Program runs from July 8th – 30th on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 4pm
  • Intended for ages 14 – 20
  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 13th, 2014
  • Categories: Film, Digital Media

Summer Lab students work with a writing mentor to create original spoken-word poetry and then turn their poems into original short films.

During the course of four intense, exciting weeks, you will have the opportunity to explore the worlds of poetry/spoken word, video production and editing. Combining these elements, the final product will be unique to your own voice and vision – this is your chance to experiment and think outside the box!

Find out more on the Reel Works website. Application deadline is June 13th! Apply here.

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Summer Workshops at Tech Kids Unlimited

        • Located at 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
        • Located at Pace University at 163 Williams St, New York 10038
        • Located at The JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York 10023
        • Weeklong Workshops running from July 7th to August 8th from 10am to 4pm, Monday-Friday
        • Inteded for kids with special needs Ages 9-17
        • Categories: Film, Digital Media, STEM, DIY/Making

Create amazing things with technology by being exposed to software and programming—and learn 21st century tech skills. Each week consists of 15 students with a high 2:1 instructor ratio. Workshops include: experienced tech and teachers, guest lecturers by people in the tech field, free time to experiment with technology, field trips, socialization and more! A social worker is also on staff to assist students with social and emotional skills strategies. Sign up for one week or all!

Cost: $495 per week. There are a limited number of financial scholarships. For more information about the programs visit Tech Kids Unlimited’s website. To register, please email: beth@techkidsunlimited.org

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The Academy at Urban Arts Partnership

  • Located at 21 Howard St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013
  • Mondays through Thursdays during July and August
  • Intended for high school students
  • Categories: Arts, Leadership, Coding, Games/Game Design, Design

The Academy is a state-of-the-art facility that instills artistic, leadership, and academic excellence within high school students, positioning them as agents of change in their communities and preparing them for their next step in life, be it college or career. Programs include Coding & Game Design, Music Production, Hip Hop Dance, Digital Video, Spoken Word Poetry, Theatre and Photography+Design. Apply online or learn more.

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Urban Word LIVE: Steal Back The Poetry at Urban Word NYC

  • Located at 242 W. 27th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
  • Program runs April 15th – July 17th 2014 on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm
  • Intended for ages 13 – 19
  • Categories: Writing

Steal Back The Poetry is taught by Mahogany Browne. This artist wordshop is intended to re-introduce our original voices into a world of literary inspirations. How to edit, mold and sculpt your poems inspired by innovative artists into a masterpiece that can stand on its own merit. 8 weeks of living learning and getting that good work!

More details and registration can be found on their website.

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Girls Rock! Camp at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

  • Located at Blue School, 241 Water Street, New York NY
  • Session 1 – July 14 – 19 /// Session 2 – July 28 – August 2
  • Intended for girls ages 8 – 18
  • Categories: Music, Writing

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls’ summer day camp, Girls Rock! Camp, is an intensive, 6-day program featuring instrument instruction, workshops, songwriting/band practice, live performances by visiting artists, and a showcase concert. Campers receive two hours of instrument instruction each day in small groups organized by skill level and age. All classes are taught by volunteers. On the first day, campers form bands, and during daily band practice, campers write music and lyrics collectively, assisted by band coaches. Campers also attend workshops on topics ranging from songwriting to sound engineering to self-defense. At the end of the week, bands perform their original song at a showcase concert.

Final deadline is May 2. Details and application.

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Welcome to the Summer 2014 HiveNYC AWSMfinder!

There are tons of fun opportunities this summer for teens and tweens across New York City to make and learn. Search the topics that interest you most using the filter on the left. Then click on the pink pins for more details about individual programs and how you can get involved.
Whether you’re looking to level up your leadership skills, build out an art portfolio, connect with and learn from industry professionals in design and gaming, or meet new people, you can explore this interactive map to find something awesome to do this summer. Many of these opportunities are free (except where noted) and in most cases you can apply or register online.

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