Student Opportunities

Opportunities for students:

Student Poll-worker (paid position, 17-year-old or older)

  • Support our democracy and learn about the election process first hand

  • Earn up to $600

Learn more or apply at:


Opening Act after School Theater Program:

Ever think about being an actor or actress – or just want to be on stage?

Then check out Opening Act’s after-school theater program that meets virtually every

Monday from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM on Zoom!


The program – run by actors and teaching artists from Opening Act, an outside theater organization – meets every Monday through May.


Join and you’ll get the chance to learn a lot about acting and have a huge amount of fun. You don’t need to have any acting experience or think you have talent (trust us – you have talent). All you need is to be curious. Check the program out, try it for one class, and if you think it’s for you, sign up. Opening Act looks forward to seeing you!”


For more info, email, with your name and school  us your name & school, and they'll be in touch!


OR, Join Zoom Meeting on Mondays at 4pm.


Meeting ID: 924 0846 0344

Passcode: 030184


YVote Forums

Deadline: ASAP

Event: September 2020-May 2021

Contact: Sanda Balaban/917-543-8350

2020 is a big election year in the United States and we need students to be part of it. Join YVote to be part of a youth social change movement organized around voting-and holding elected officials accountable-for issues you care about like inequality, criminal, climate, gender, immigration, and racial justice. YVoters can choose from two tracks of online forums to be part of this fall: the monthly Activist Track or the biweekly Leadership Track where students are eligible to receive a stipend. Both tracks meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00pm.  Learn more and and apply.


Next Generation Politics Civic Forums

Deadline: ASAP

Event: October 2020-May 2021

Contact: Sanda Balaban /917-543-8350

Are you interested in participating in conversations that emphasize multiple perspectives with civic-minded teens from schools across the city? Apply to become a Next Generation Politics Civic Fellow for the 2020-21 school year. Students will participate in an online Sunday Civic Forum series in the fall and an optional cross-school Civic Action Internship in the spring. Learn more and apply.


Wingspan Arts: Arts Online!

Deadline: Rolling

Event: September 21-November 20, 2020


In response to COVID-19 and the growing need for structured, enriching educational opportunities, Wingspan Arts is proud to launch a new series of programs. Wingspan Arts offers meaningful arts experiences both in and out of the classroom. Arts Online aims to supplement distance learning, but can also provide the structured engagement families are seeking during this pandemic. Learn more and register.




Join the Business Exploring Program to find out about various careers.

These career workshops are all done VIRTUALLY. This is a great way to talk to people in different industries. Make connections!Here are the upcoming workshops:

• Port Authority of NY&NJ (Science/Technology/Engineering) Tuesdays 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 @4-5PM

• M&T Bank (Finance/Business/Stocks/Accounting) Wednesdays 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 @4:30-5:30PM

• Law Enforcement Exploring Scenario Series (Law Enforcement) Thursdays 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17 @6-7PM

• Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Law/Government) Thursdays 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/5 @4-5PM

• Credit Suisse (Accounting/Law/Business) Wednesday 10/21 @4-5PM

• Queens District Attorney’s Office (Law/Government) Wednesday 10/21 (Open House) @5-6PMINTERESTED?


For more information on our Business Exploring programs, please check out our Program Calendar. We will be updating this calendar every time we add a new event. You can subscribe to receive notifications by hitting the subscribe button on the top right hand side of the calendar.


"a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ+ youth to connect through literature and pop culture"


It seems like this program will meet weekly in a virtual space. I know of Shea Martin through Twitter and other online spaces and they are great. The application for this is due October 5th and it's just this short Google form. I'm going to send to a few students who I think may be interested. 





The Youth Activist - Youth Allies (YA-YA) Network provides training and leadership experience to the next generation of activists in the movement for social and economic justice. YA-YA is a youth-driven, citywide, anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the LGBTQ+ community. We provide free (and often with stipend) core training to young activists.


Interested in becoming the leader you've always wanted to be? Apply to Empower

YA YA network activists apply


Photoville Education Month 

Virtual Student and Educator Programs
Weekly through October 2020
Register now! 


Join us for a series of education programs for young people and educators throughout October. All programs are free, but pre-registration is required. For student programs, registration is open for groups or individuals. NYC students will receive preference, but as capacity allows, students nation and worldwide are welcome to attend.

Virtual Youth Photo Panel


Attend a virtual photo panel featuring young people from ICP Community Programs, Bronx Documentary Center, NYU Future Imagemakers, and many NYC Public Schools. The youth photographers, featuring young people from ICP Community Programs, Bronx Documentary Center, NYU Future Imagemakers, and many NYC Public Schools. will share their work, and discuss why they pursue photography and what it means to them.

THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER: Thurs Oct 8 | 10 AM – 11 AM; Thurs Oct 15 | 3 PM – 4 PM; Thurs Oct 22 | 10 AM – 11 AM; Thurs Oct 29 | 3 PM – 4 PM

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Middle school and high school students


You will receive a confirmation at least 2 weeks before your session to confirm your participation.

Photoville Festival Online Sessions

September 17 - November 29, 2020

All of the exciting and insightful commentary and community that you’ve come to expect from Photoville’s talks and workshops will be available from the appropriately socially-distanced comfort of your own home!



On-Demand Artist Talks

Responding to educators’ need for creative content to help with digital learning, we were excited to be able to commission 12 artists in partnership with our friends at PhotoWings, to create online artist talks that expand on their lesson plans in our free education resource library. We hope these artist talks bring inspiration and creativity into your classroom and your home!