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2015 Youth Conference

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Thank you to all the young people, organization and agency representatives and community members who participated in Brooklyn Community Board 14’s 8th Annual Youth Conference on April 29th, 2015 at the Brooklyn College Student Center! The event was packed with excellent program information, job, internship & volunteer opportunities, health and family services for young people, aged 12-19, along with great workshops! Anyone who missed the event, can take a look at the organizations listed below and can contact them directly for more information about their programs and other opportunities. See you at the 9th Annual Youth Conference – March 31st, 2016 at the Flatbush YMCA!


Read descriptions below about what each of the great participating organizations will be offering to conference participants this year. Click on each organization’s name to visit their websites and find out more about their resources, training programs, jobs, internships & volunteer opportunities!

  1. Atlas DIY
    As an incubator of education, empowerment and community for undocumented youth and their allies, Atlas DIY offers many youth opportunities including college preparation programs, legal help and internship opportunities.
  2. Black Girls Code
    Offering workshops and events to introduce girls of color to computer programming and other career opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM.)
  3. Board of Elections
    Poll-Worker Job Applications and Voter Registration Forms for teens 18 years old and up.
  4. Boys’ Club of New York
    Programs for boys & young men including After School Program activities, College Access & Career Access Programs, Internships, Athletic Programs including Basketball, baseball, & fitness classes, Summer Programs, Academic Support, Recreation and Trips.
  5. Brooklyn College – Office of Admissions
    Offering information and resources about Brooklyn College and on-campus programs.
  6. Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
    Free teen-friendly support services and information about healthy relationships and the dynamics and warning signs of a dating violence.
  7. Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center -SUNY
    College Preparation; Career Training Programs; College Connections information.
  8. Brooklyn Museum
    Paid internships for high school students who are interested in the arts.
  9. Brooklyn Music School
    Brooklyn Music School offers year round extensive music & dance programs, as well as summer classes and community-based programs. Performance opportunities are offered throughout New York City.
  10. Brooklyn On Tech
    The Tech Flex Scholars Program is a yearlong enrichment experience for Brooklyn high school juniors and seniors that provides students with the resources needed to excel in today’s techno-centric society & inspires them to be next generation of tech thought leaders. The program offers scholars access to academic, professional and leadership opportunities in the field of technology and pairs them with mentors from leading companies such as Shapeways, Foursquare, JPMorganChase, General Assembly and MTV.
  11. Brooklyn Public Library
    Educational, Career, and Recreational library programs and services for youth and their families.
  12. Brooklyn-Queens NOW
    Students can learn about the rich 40-year history of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and find out about the many internships and volunteer opportunities that are available.
  13. Brooklyn Smoke Free
    Brooklyn Smoke-Free allows students to participate in public health policy. Students will develop creative initiatives to help educate peers and community members. The ultimate goal of this statewide program is to help reduce the number of youth smokers in our communities by using one of the best voices to combat the issues – the YOUTH voice.
  14. Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    Volunteer opportunities with local emergency response teams and information about personal & family disaster preparedness.
  15. Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services
    Free classes offered on subjects including parenting, domestic violence, anger management and job readiness.
  16. Center For Court Innovation
    Teenagers, ages 14-18, are invited to be part of a youth-led Board focused on researching public policy issues within New York City that affect teens. Throughout the year members focus on developing skills to help them further excel in school and everyday life, such as public speaking, note taking, college readiness, policy analysis, and writing skills.
  17. CodeNow
    Computer programming for high school students, taught during free weekend workshops at local tech companies where students receive instruction from industry leading software engineers.
  18. Computer Science and Technology for Urban Youth (CSTUY)
    Offering a month-long immersion program in computer science and programming for high school students at St. Joseph’s college. Opportunities also available to participate in other school year programs including Saturday morning “hacking sessions” and a hackathon.
  19. Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
    Opportunities to enroll in a volunteer youth FBI program and to participate in weekend COPO youth programs.
  20. Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
    Resources & Information about Internships for young people.
  21. Exploring NY
    Career-focused, after-school program for students ages 14-20. Exploring NY partners with a diverse group of NYC-based businesses that host programs catering to students interested in those respective fields and providing excellent opportunities for community engagement, professional development, and resume-building.
  22. Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
    Information on FDNY High School & FDNY Youth Development Programs.
  23. Flatbush Development Corporation
    Summer employment opportunities including counselor positions at FDC’s summer camp programs; Year-round volunteer/internship opportunities for special events and community and youth outreach;  Workforce training workshops.
  24. Global Youth Connect
    Teen Cross-cultural leadership programs, Human Rights education and activism, volunteering opportunities, career counseling.
  25. Grace Institute
    Opportunities available to participate in the Young Professionals program (ages 18-24) which includes paid on-the-job training, as well as the Free Business Skills Training Program with Job Placement assistance.
  26. Groundswell Murals
    The Summer Leadership Institute offers paid summer jobs for youth interested in researching, designing and painting a large-scale mural with a social justice theme.
  27. HABNET (Haitian-American Business Network)
    Internships, Career Training, Business and Youth Entrepreneurship programs & resources
  28. HEAT Program (Health & Education Alternatives for Teens)
    Offering information on volunteer opportunities & youth events, along with teen health information including HIV/AIDS Prevention & Safe Sexual Health resources.
  29. Housing Works
    Information about housing options for homeless youth, Primary Care Services information, dental services, mental health services referral information, drug treatment program information and STD/STI screening referrals.
  30. HRA Office of Child Support Enforcement
    NYC’s Human Resources Administration provides family-centered resources and services to enhance the quality of life of all New Yorkers.
  31. Italian American Civil Rights League (IACRL)
    IACRL opportunities include a Summer Youth Employment Program (Earn up to $1440 in 14 weeks); Free Employment Training; Free Customer Service Certification for 17-21 year olds; Work Readiness Programs; Pre-Worksite Internship Prep; Supportive Services Referrals.
  32. JumpStart
    Offering volunteer positions with NYC Jumpstart Summer Program (Applicants must be 18+) and the Brooklyn College School-Year Jumpstart Program.
  33. Kiddie Science
    Teen entrepreneurship program encourages young people to pursue their dream of establishing their own business, specifically a non-profit organization in the state of NY. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how to articulate their goals & passions and turn them into a mission statement that can guide the establishment of their own business.
  34. Kingsborough Community College / Project RISE
    Yearlong program, Paid work experience, Internships, Metrocards, Urban Farm Experience, Job Placement, College/Career counseling and support, Earn up to 5 College Credits, Full KCC Student Privileges.
  35. Medgar Evers College
    College Admissions & Program Information.
  36. National Grid
    Internship opportunities for high school students (junior year through college.)
  37. National Youth Organization of Pakistan (NYOP)
    NYOP youth group programs include language study, Conflict Resolution, Music & Cultural programming, Academic support & BRICK (Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Communities & Knowledge,) which hosts a 3-week Urdu Language Summer camp in August.
  38. NEW (Nontraditional Employment for Women)
    A free seven-to-nine week training program for women interested in blue collar careers. Upon graduation women are placed in union construction apprenticeships, facilities maintenance jobs, positions with public utilities and transportation careers.
  39. New York Aquarium-WCS
    For teens interested in wildlife conservation, science, education, and public speaking, the NY Aquarium is seeking teen volunteers (aged 15-19 yrs. old) to be discovery guides.  Discovery Guides help staff exhibits, teach visitors about marine conservation, and assist at events and education programs. As a docent or discovery guide, teens have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world and join a family of fellow volunteers, staff, and wildlife experts who share a passion for our natural world.
  40. No Kidding (HRA/OCSE Program)
    Job opportunities & free workshops for other youth organizations, plus teen pregnancy prevention information & resources.
  41. NYC College of Technology
    Find out what City Tech’s programs & resources including College Now courses.
  42. NYC Commission on Human Rights
    Teaching young people about their rights under the NYC Human Rights Law as it pertains to discrimination based on age, race, national origin and disability. Also providing information about how to protect yourself from & the consequences of cyberbullying & sexual harrasment.
  43. NYC Department of Education – District 79
    ALL students can achieve at high levels and succeed in college and careers. Guided by this belief, District 79 helps students under age 21 who have experienced an interruption to their studies to graduate from high school, earn a high school equivalency diploma, build the skills to succeed in post-secondary opportunities, and gain the social-emotional skills necessary to become confident and productive members of society. District 79 has high school equivalency programs (formerly GED), programs for court-involved youth, drug counseling programs, programs for student parents, and more.
  44. NYC Office of Emergency Management
    Information on emergency preparedness for teens and information on how to stay informed and involved with emergency management in NYC.
  45. NYC Votes
    Register to vote (over 18 years old) & get information about the importance of civic engagement and how teens can get involved.
  46. New York City Police Department (NYPD) Explorers
    Teens can participate in the NYPD’s Career Explorer Program and Crime Safety programs.
  47. Office of City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
    High School students can join Students Taking Action Today (S.T.A.T.) The 2015 S.T.A.T. youth summit will be Saturday, May 16th. Join now to get involved! Student 18-19 years old can apply for internship opportunities at both the Legislative & District Offices. Interns work in constituent services, community outreach, event planning and on initiatives such as Participatory Budgeting, along with legislative, budgeting and communications matters.
  48. OMG Photography
    Scholarship information, Free Prom Dress and Suit Giveaway, Youth Leadership and Business classes.
  49. Opportunities  for a Better Tomorrow
    Sign up for the Young Adult Internship Program, which includes a Paid Internship, Work Readiness Training and Job Placement. Additional programs include Clerical Skills Training, Medical Administrative Assistant Certification, High School Preparation, High School Equivalency Degree completion program, Computer training & College Access services.
  50. Osborne Association
    Services & programs for children with a currently or formerly incarcerated parent (or parental figure.) A family‐focused approach to help youth realize their full potential. Programs include Youth Action Council Program (leadership program for teens,) Youth Experience Success Program (life skills program for teens) & Monthly Activities.
  51. Other Side Intercultural Theatre
    Internships for girls (ages 14-22 years old.) Workshops & Programs for girls (8-14 years old.) Drama & storytelling-based programs designed to empower girls, inspire leadership and develop community.
  52. Project SAFE of Lutheran Family Health Centers
    Internship opportunities, appointments for our teen health clinic, and sexual health materials.
  53. Prospect Park Zoo-WCS
    Find out about the Zoo’s Summer Volunteer opportunities & Urban Ecology Research internships for the academic year and summer 2016.
  54. RecYouth – Parks and Recreation Computer Resource Center (CRC) Program
    RecYouth is a free city-wide digital media education program for teens (ages 14-17) offering year-round programming, along with a five week intensive summer program. Teens receive training & access to resources allowing them to produce their own projects using video, audio, graphic design, photography, and game design technology.
  55. Reel Works
    The Reel Works Lab is a free after-school film making workshop that matches NYC teens one-on-one with professional filmmaker-mentors to learn how to create original short documentaries. Each fall and spring, 14 talented teens & 14 professional filmmakers are selected for a six-month workshop where students learn writing, storytelling, basic camera, lighting, sound and Final Cut Pro editing software. Films created in The Lab have been seen by over 8 million viewers worldwide, have earned five Student Emmys and have been featured on CNN, World News Tonight , the Oprah Winfrey Show and each week on NYC-Life. In 2008, The Lab was honored at the White House by the President’s Council on the Humanities as one of the top arts programs in the country.
  56. SCO Family of Services – Brooklyn Drop-In Center
    SCO’s Drop-In Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth offers shelter assistance & information, counseling, Job search assistance, housing and benefits assistance, family mediation, homework help and more.
  57. Seek Find Fashion Guide
    Sign up for a teen writing program called Pen & Paper, which will be hosted at the Brooklyn Public Central Library this summer. Teens will have the opportunity to develop their writing and have it published in various magazines and publications in New York City.
  58. Sesame Flyers
    Sesame Flyers offers tutoring, safe and nurturing spaces for children to play during the summer, youth-led community service activities, job readiness programs, case management and counseling for families in crisis, GED and computer technology programs, along with celebrations of the rich traditions of Caribbean nations as the eleven-time winner of the Large Band category in the West Indian American Labor Day Parade.
  59. Shorefront Y Summer Day Camp
    Apply for a job as a Summer Camp Counselor. Teens will spend an unforgettable summer working in a team creating a great environment for the Y’s camp community. Camp counselors are encouraged to express their individuality, personality and talents as they lead daily activities with their groups. The summer is an exciting combination of trips, special event days and overnights that requires a fun, energetic and responsible staff.
  60. St. Francis College
    Information about St. Francis College, admissions requirements, and college readiness in general.
  61. Tell Every Amazing Lady (TEAL)
    TEAL’s mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for ovarian cancer.
  62. Teens P.A.C.T. (Positive Actions and Choices for Teens)
    Peer Leader Job Applications, Safe Sex Materials, Variety Condom Packs, Information on Community Workshops for Teens.
  63. THEO Program- SUNY Downstate
    Teen Internships and Youth Employment opportunities, in addition to health materials.
  64. UberAcademic
    Full-time Summer Camp Job Opportunities for Teens.
  65. Year Up New York
    Year Up is an intensive, one-year program that combines hands-on skill development, college credits, and internships at some of America’s top companies, preparing students for success in careers in IT or Financial Operations, and in higher education.

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Topics: Youth Services Comm.