youth jobsLooking for scholarships or work opportunities? Here’s a list of some great opportunities with upcoming deadlines! If you’re interested in applying and need some extra help, come by the Mediation Center or call us at 718-773-6886.


  •         Youth Communication’s Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care – ( – Deadline: March 6

Youth Communication is now accepting entries for its 17th Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care. The goal of this essay contest is to promote a more positive image of NYC foster youth among agency staff, youth workers, and the general public. There are five prizes of $1,000 each and ten prizes of $500-$700 each.

  •        Kohl’s Young Volunteer Scholarship Program – ( – March 13

       Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers (ages 6 to 18). Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,500 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

  •         National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program – ( – Deadline: March 15

NACME’s Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African American, American Indian, and Latino high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship winner receives a $2,500 award to be used to support college tuition.

All Star Code’s 2015 Summer Intensive Application is now live! The All Star Code Summer Intensive is a six-week program that will be held in NYC July 6 – August 14. Throughout this unique program, students will code mobile apps, work with robots, and learn game design; engage with inspiring facilitators, tech professionals, and mentors; master programming and computer science concepts; and participate in field trips to some of the most innovative tech companies in NYC.

Breakthrough New York is a college success program committed to getting high-potential, low-income students to and through four-year colleges. The 16-year-old organization recruits sixth grade students each year, and those selected begin Breakthrough New York the summer they complete their sixth grade.

  •         2015 Police Commissioner for a Day Citywide Essay Contest – (APPLICATION ATTACHED) – Deadline: March 20

This contest is open to all New York City students in grades 9-12 only. Each participant must submit an essay on the topic that has been selected by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton which is: “What do you consider the most problematic issue confronting New York City youth in 2015? How would you address this issue if you were Police Commissioner for a Day?”


RECYouth is a multimedia extracurricular program where you’ll learn video and audio production, photography, and graphic design while encouraging your creative expression. Learn to use digital tools and professional software to create and edit footage, recordings and photos.

  •         The Experiment in International Living – ( – Deadline: March 5 (Financial Aid Application); April 15 (Application for Admission)

The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and they are currently accepting applications for interns!

  •       YouthBridge 2-Year Fellowship   – ( – Deadline March 15

YouthBridge is now accepting applications from current 10th graders interested in joining the next cohort of Fellows. The heart of YouthBridge-NY is its two-year Fellowship program, where high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds participate in intensive trainings on leadership and diversity. Throughout the first year of the program, first-year teen Fellows participate in skill-building workshops and team-based learning opportunities; second year Bridgers are immersed in experiential learning opportunities and mentoring with successful professionals.

  •       Fresh Air Fund – Free Summer Camp   – ( – Rolling Admissions

Each summer, 3,000 New York City youngsters attend five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York, where they enjoy outdoor activities, make new friends, learn to swim, play sports, and unlock their limitless potential. Camps are open to youth ages 8-15. To apply, call the Mediation Center at 718-773-6886 to schedule an appointment to complete registration forms.