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Fall 2023 Programs

Maker Work-Based Learning Opportunities
The programs in the table below are run through Maker in collaboration with our partners and will be updated weekly. 
Please reach out to [email protected] with questions about any Maker programs.
Opportunity  Description Pay Schedule How to Apply Deadline
BBBS BenLabs Professional Opportunity Day We will visit BenLabs to learn about how AI and content development are changing online marketing and media. N/A October 5th (During School) Fill out this Form October 2nd
Junior Achievement NYC Job Shadow We will visit Payoneer and participate in career exploration activities with staff who work in software engineering, sales, customer service finance, and more.  N/A November 9, 2023 (during school) Fill out this form October 11th
Stadium Goods Worksite Tour and Workshops In this 2 part session we will be visiting the market center where SG does intake on new items (we will even test your ability to spot fakes vs authentic sneakers!) and then look at the retail space and discuss their branding and retail strategy N/A November 7th (Election Day) 9:00-12:00 Fill out this Form October 27th
Winter Youth Employment Program (WLG)
The WORK LEARN GROW PROGRAM (CareerReady WLG) creates a true year-round program where youth strengthen work readiness skills, explore careers, and receive academic support, including opportunities to earn college credits and inform plans for post-secondary education.
This fall, SYEP students will have the opportunity to take college-level courses via Kingsborough Community College and earn a stipend. The course will be credit-bearing and available for youth on track to graduate.  These courses will be combined with paid DYCD led internships that begin in December.
This program is designed to be flexible enough to allow students to complete their school day and work after school/weekends.
1. Learn and Earn (9 weeks): Get ready for online college-level courses starting in October 10th until December 2nd 2023. Youth will also explore careers in engaging sessions. 4 hrs weekly. Earn a total of $510 and a college credit while learning. 2. Internship Time (15 weeks): From December 4th to March 23rd 2024. Youth will work in-person or hybrid for 12 hrs weekly and get paid $15.00 per hour, up to $3,400 after taxes. *Youth can only do the internship if they finish the course part. Depends on course/internship schedule
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for the program, youth should meet the following criteria: 1. Enrolled in SYEP 2023. 2. Currently attending school and aged between 16-19 by October 10th.
October 1st
Turner Construction Workshop and Site Tours COMING SOON        
Gotham Park Branding Internships COMING SOON        
High School Heroes for future Teachers COMING SOON        
More opportunities coming this fall!          
Other Opportunities 
The programs below were shared with us by organizations in our network, but we do not run the application process. Reach out directly to them via the purple buttons below each opportunity if you have questions.
9th Grade: SEO Scholars
This program is a free, eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate.
SEO Scholars are committed to their personal growth, building successful futures, and creating a more equitable society for generations to come. 
Starting in the ninth grade, we provide rigorous academic instruction, quality mentorship, and individualized advising, to ensure that our Scholars are admitted to competitive colleges, and experience a rich and rewarding college education. 
When a student joins SEO they must commit to the following:
  • Weekday: One day of after school in-person classes (T-Th)
  • Saturday Academy: Three Saturdays a month of in-person classes
  • Summer Academy: Five weeks of in-person Summer Academy (July-Aug)
DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council
The NYC Public Schools (NYCPS) Office of Energy & Sustainability’s Youth Leadership Council (NYCPS Energy & Sustainability YLC or YLC) empowers diverse high school students to increase inclusive and impactful sustainability and climate action across NYC schools and communities. 
Please contact Kailyn Fox at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP) Community Network
The Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP)'s community network aims to bring together AAPI and allied youth to discuss the experiences and issues most relevant to AAPI young people. Through the community network, students will be able to understand their own identities and find a community where they can thrive and feel like they belong! 
Students in the community network would also have an opportunity to work on a project that focuses on community advocacy. 
The community network will start on Saturday, 10/6, then the first and second Saturday of every month,  7-8:30 PM on Zoom. 
Join if you are a high school, identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander, and want to learn more about the AAPI community. Yes, you will earn community service hours. 
10th Grade Workplace Mentoring at American Express with Big Brothers Big Sisters
The BBBS workplace mentoring program is a great way to get matched with a Big who will help with college and career preparation! Fill out this form to begin the application process. See below for more details or email [email protected] with questions!
Brooklyn Library Librarians of Tomorrow Internship Program
Librarians of Tomorrow is an innovative, hands-on internship program for 10th-12th grade students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library careers. We seek committed and enthusiastic individuals who are ready to learn, work, and help others!
Why Join?
Build your academic, college, and career readiness skills with support from a mentor
Work behind the scenes on developing cutting-edge programming and projects
Receive a stipend, volunteer service hours and resume-building experience
Meet other likeminded teens from across NYC
Make a difference!

What You'll Do
Complete 20-30 hours of training and field trips focused on library, college, and career skills and 70-80 hours of hands-on work experience for a total of 100 hours
Create a capstone project based on your special interests that connects to the Library's mission
Assist with a variety of library programs, events, and projects
Welcome people to the library and provide customer service

Interest in libraries and helping people
Enrolled in a NYC high school in 10th-12th grade
Available 3-6 hours a week during out-of-school time from November 2023 through June 2024
Moderate to high level of English fluency (bilingual a plus)
Signed consent of parents to engage in 100 hours of intern service during out-of-school time
Climate Action Leadership Program
The Climate Action Leadership Program (CALP) is the Climate Museum's  youth-focused volunteer, education, and climate action program for high school students passionate about advancing a livable, just, climate-safe future. CALP members are 9-12th graders who are seeking pathways into climate engagement (no previous climate experience required and climate beginners warmly welcomed). Flexible time commitment.