Bronx Teens

Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard

  Summer might seem far away, but the vision and swim exams to be a lifeguard for NYC Parks are coming up! If you or your teenager are interested, the first step is to take the NYC Lifeguard Qualifying test. Once completed, then the training program begins. Below is more info on the upcoming qualifying test in December and the two Bronx locations.   The NYC Lifeguard Qualifying Test All

Application Deadline Extended for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

  The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development has extended the application deadline for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to ­Friday­, ­March­ ­31­, ­2017. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Applicants will be selected via lottery system. If you are between the ages

Free Photography Classes at The Point CDC

  International Center of Photography (ICP) at THE POINT A collaborative program with the International Center of Photography, ICP at THE POINT teaches youth students the fundamentals of black-and-white photography.   ICP at THE POINT was a 2005 President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Coming Up Taller Award-winner. Click here for ICP @ THE POINT blog. Fall 2017 Semester Dates: (October 2nd to December 14th) Monday- Pre-Teen I Tuesday- Pre-Teen I Wednesday- Teen II Thursday – Teen II No Classes on October 9th & 31st

Applications for Fresh Air Fund Summer Experiences Now Open

  The Fresh Air Fund, which will be entering its 141st summer of serving New York City children from low-income communities by giving them experiences of a lifetime- free of charge. Boys and girls learn about new places, participate in cultural exchange, and go on a journey of self-discovery. Host families from along the East Coast and Canada volunteer to take in participants along with sleep-away camps in upstate New

Nickelodeon's 2016 HALO Awards

If your kids haven’t already marked it on your calendar, Nickelodeon will be hosting its 2016 HALO Awards on Sunday November 27th at 7pm. The show, created and hosted by Nick Cannon, stands for Helping And Leading Others and honors four young community leaders who are changing the world. The one hour musical event features performances and guest appearances by some of Nickelodeon’s coolest stars. This year, viewers can see Jason Derulo,

Vote for Bronx High School in Auto Shop Challenge

Photo: For the second year in a row, Quaker State has challenged high schools across the country to participate in their Quaker State “Best in Class Challenge.” The challenge is a 6-week automotive education competition where shop classes across the country are given the task of tuning, restoring and customizing a pre-owned car into a pristine, creative representation of their school. Now, the competition has been narrowed down to 55 semi-finalist schools,

Paid Internship for Teens at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for an eight-month paid internship. Increase your knowledge of the arts, learn video production skills, and improve your resume. The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Teen Council offers dynamic experiences with contemporary art and culture to urban youth through an intensive after-school program for teens. Structured around video production, artist interviews, and exhibition curation, this year-long paid internship provides teens with an


Registration is open for two summer intensives that allow middle school students to explore New York City’s green spaces and waterways. Both programs are free but require submitting an online application for enrollment. Space is limited. COASTAL CLASSROOM FREE SUMMER INSTITUTE Based at Kaiser Park, Coney Island, this five-week summer intensive offers a wide-range of hands-on opportunities and field experiences designed to explore diverse aquatic habitats throughout New York City. Learn

President Obama Visits the Bronx to Launch My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Press Release: US Congressman Jose E. Serrano joined President Barack Obama, other elected officials, advocates and public figures in the Bronx, NY at the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper’s Alliance, a new non-profit that will build on the work of the White House’s My Brother’s Keepers initiative to expand opportunity for men of color. The organization will be led by Joe Echevarria, former CEO of Deloitte LLP, who was