Educational Programs & Resources

Educational Resources

Book Suggestions for Black History and the Black Experience

To help kick off Black History Month, the DOE has put together some book suggestions regarding Black history and the Black experience that families and educators can read aloud or assign to their students in grades 3K–12 throughout February and beyond.

Summer Programs

Growing Up NYC's Summer Programs

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Looking for more ways to keep your family active and healthy this summer? Check out summer programs below, or visit the Coronavirus Updates page or the Summer Guide on Growing Up NYC. 

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Summer Resources

Families with kids of all ages

Growing Up NYC Summer Guide

Find free indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages, the latest guidance on COVID-19 health and safety, and more. 

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Summer programs

SYEP Summer Bridge

This virtual program gives youth ages 14–21 the chance to learn new skills, explore careers, and earn money this summer. Youth ages 22–24 can the Youth Connect hotline at 800-246-4646 to learn more about program eligibility. Learn more or apply online now. 

City Limits' Youth Journalism Internship

City Limits, a nonprofit news outlet founded in 1976, is currently accepting applications for its CLARIFY (City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth) journalism internship for the summer of 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in media, writing and/or civic issues.

Please note: due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 crisis, City Limits is preparing to operate this summer’s internship remotely if needed. A final determination will be made at a later date, and accepted applicants will be notified at that time.

City Limits interns will be trained in the essential tenets of reporting and news writing, including research, interviewing, investigative techniques, media ethics, story structure, photojournalism and more. They’ll get a chance to meet and hear from guest journalists as well as take field trips to professional newsrooms across the city (these will be conducted virtually, if needed). Participants will work on locally-focused news stories about important New York City issues, with the goal of getting those stories published in City Limits. Click here to read some of our previous interns’ work.

Dates & hours: Interns will work approximately 20 hours per week, from Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who perform successfully in the program will earn a $1,000 stipend.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must reside within New York City, and be entering either their junior or senior year of high school (11th and 12th grades) or their first year of college in the fall. They should have an interest in writing and current events, and should be curious about the world around them.

Questions? Email


Jeanmarie Evelly
Deputy Editor & Youth Program Manager
8 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027
646-693-4459 ext. 466