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Brooklyn Community Board 14’s 9th Annual Youth Conference was held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4-7 PM, at the Flatbush YMCA (1401 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.) Thank you to the over 70 organizations and hundreds of young people who attended the event and made it our biggest success yet! We will host our 10th Annual Youth Conference in Spring 2017 for New York City residents, ages 12-19, looking for volunteer opportunities, internships, summer jobs, community-based programs and more. See you in 2017!


Read descriptions below about each of the great participating organizations & what  they 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! More organizations will be added as they register for the event. Check back often for the latest updates!

  1. All Star Code
    Opportunities for full-time employment in the tech industry, mentoring, industry exposure & computer science training for young men of color.
  2. American Born Children Development Education Fund (ABCDEF Kids)
    Programs include multicultural events, American history, children’s study group
  3. ASA College
    College admissions & career development programs.
  4. Atlas DIY
    Atlas: DIY provides access to legal services, learning opportunities and leadership development for immigrant youth.
  5. Barclays Center
    Youth internships, job & career training opportunities in the sports entertainment field.
  6. Black Girls Code
    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.)
  7. Board of Elections
    Poll-Worker Job Applications and Voter Registration Forms for teens 18 years old and up.
  8. Boy Scouts of America – Greater New York Councils
    Boy Scouts of America teaches character development, leadership skills, physical fitness, community service and citizenship, featuring 8 different programs for students to engage in diverse activities.
  9. Boys’ Club of New York
    Information on our Career placement and College access program.
  10. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
    The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of community programs, benefits, resources and opportunities and a job bank for young people to avail themselves of to secure gainful employment.
  11. Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center – SUNY
    College Preparation; Career Training Programs; College Connections information.
  12. Brooklyn Museum
    Paid internships & art-making classes for teens at the Brooklyn Museum.
  13. 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.
  14. Brooklyn Public Library, Midwood Branch
    Information for teens about volunteering, internships, library materials, programs, and services for young adults.
  15. Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    Volunteer opportunities with local emergency response teams and information about personal & family disaster preparedness.
  16. CAMBA
    CAMBA will provide education about teen dating, healthy relationships, sexual assault & violence prevention, along with information about programs and resources.
  17. Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc
    Information on small businesses that may need Summer Interns.
  18. Catholic Charities Fatherhood Man-Up Program
    Career Opportunities and free parenting, domestic violence, anger management and job readiness workshops.
  19. Center for Economic Workforce Development / Kingsborough College
    CUNY Fatherhood Academy information. Workshops about parenting, personal development, employment, economic stability, education & college enrollment.
  20. Community Healthcare Network’s Teens P.A.C.T
    Peer Leader Position Applications, Teen Health Awareness & Reproductive Health Services, Free condoms.
  21. Computer Resource Centers (CRC) – Parks and Recreation
    The Department of Parks & Recreation’s Computer Resource Centers offer free city-wide digital media education program for teens with both year-round programming and intensive summer programs. Teens receive training & access to resources allowing them to produce their own projects using video, audio, graphic design, photography, and game design technology.
  22. Council of People’s Organization (COPO)
    Information about Spring 2016 Youth Career Fair & Career Training Opportunities.
  23. East Flatbush Village, Inc.
    Volunteer opportunities, Teen Internships, Summer Job opportunities, Teen Workshops, Youth Mentorship, Cultural Enrichment Programs & Youth Sports programs.
  24. Exalt Youth
    Exalt offers youth, ages 15-19, who’ve been involved in the criminal justice system opportunities for success & development through a three phase program involving training, paid internships & career prep.
  25. Exploring Program
    Career-focused, after-school program for students ages 14-20. Exploring NY partners with a diverse group of NYC-based businesses, nonprofits & law enforcement agencies & teaches community engagement, professional development, and resume-building.
  26. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Office of Recruitment & Diversity
    Information on FDNY High School & FDNY Youth Development Programs.
  27. Flatbush YMCA
    The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization promoting positive values,  through programs that build mind, body and spirit, with a focus on youth.
  28. Generation On
    Community service, volunteer opportunities, youth clubs, leadership training and scholarship programs.
  29. Girl Scouts of Greater New York
    Girls-only leadership & personal development program focused on career development, STEM, environmental leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, healthy living & more.
  30. Goodwill NY-NJ
    Paid Youth Internship Program for Youth ages 16-24 years old who are out of school/out of work.  Opportunities are available throughout the 5 boroughs and in various sectors, including IT, healthcare, Security, Maintenance, Social Assistance.
  31. 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.
  32. Habitat for Humanity NYC
    Office internships & a variety of volunteer opportunities available.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
    Programs for students, ages 8-19, teaching personal, professional & academic skill development, grounded in ancient and contemporary African traditions.
  37. Iris House
    Iris House offers Safer Sex education, kits and condoms, along with youth services and community service opportunities.
  38. 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.
  39. Just As I Am (JAIA)
    JAIA’s Youth Council offers empowering self development workshops and events, leadership training and community service opportunities.
  40. Kings Theatre
    Career training opportunities, entertainment & community events.
  41. Legal Outreach, Inc.                     
    Offering legal and educational programs to facilitate the pursuit of higher education.  The Law and Justice Institute (LJI) is a five-week program for rising ninth graders that seeks to inspire students to strive for academic excellence and to pursue careers in the law.
  42. Luna Park
    Luna Park, an amusement park in the heart of Coney Island, has many fun summer job opportunities for teens available at the largest theme Park in NYC.
  43. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
    Offering afterschool programming for youth ages 6-18yrs old. For only $5, each member receives homework help, tutoring, creative arts such as dance, drama, fashion and fine arts, in addition to a robust sports and fitness program, music studio and character and leadership programs. Boys & Girls club is a safe place for children to learn, grown and have fun.
  44. Medgar Evers College Now Program
    Dual enrollment and college-readiness programs for NYC 11th and 12th grader students.
  45. National Youth Organization of Pakistan & the Alliance for Pakistan and Urdu Studies at NYU
    Offering a youth internship program, skills training programs & a language program.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. New York Historical Society
    Summer programs include the Student Historian Internship program (for rising 10-12 graders as well as matriculating college freshman), the Scholar Program (rising 9-12 graders) and the  fall Saturday Academy which provides free SAT prep to all students.
  49. New York On Tech
    Career development, mentoring and support for students interested in the field of technology.
  50. No Kidding (HRA/OCSE Program)
    Job opportunities & free workshops for other youth organizations, plus teen pregnancy prevention information & resources.
  51. NYC Bar Association’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion
    The Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program is an intensive program providing summer internships & legal career training.
  52. NYC College of Technology
    City Tech admissions information, programs & resources including College Now courses.
  53. NYC Commission on Human Rights
    Information on NYC Human Rights Law pertaining interns, pregnancy, gender identity, credit check
  54. NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services         
    Information on the civil service exams, jobs and internship opportunities within city government.
  55. NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
    Resources & Information about Internships for young people.
  56. NYC Emergency Management
    Emergency preparedness information.
  57. NYPD Explorer Program
    Community Service, Youth Leadership, Personal Development & Career Training programs.
  58.  NYPD Office of Recruitment
    NYPD offers many jobs both in the Uniform Field (click for info) and Civilian Field (click for info) for all different age brackets, in addition to a high school program and paid college-based programs.
  59. 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.
  60. Osborne Association
    Services, programs & support for children of incarcerated parents.
  61. Peace Islands Institute     
    Information about theYoung Peace Ambassadors Academy, a Free Global Studies program for NYC public high school students.
  62. Police Athletic League                 
    Offering summer employment, recreational activities, homework help, trips to colleges, amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, help with college application process, and more.
  63. Powrplnt Digital Art Collaboratory
    Free 6-week digital media courses for teens in web design, photo, video and music production, and digital software.
  64. Project SAFE of Lutheran Family Health Centers
    Internship opportunities, appointments for our teen health clinic, and sexual health materials.
  65. Prospect Park Zoo – WCS
    Find out about the Zoo’s Summer Volunteer opportunities & Urban Ecology Research internships for the academic year and summer 2016.
  66. Reel Works
    Reel Works provides free, after-school filmmaking and media programs, internships, and a fantastic community and network for youth interested in film and television. Programs offer 1-to-1 mentoring, authentic intellectual and artistic experiences that translate to the workplace, and a platform to share their stories both in real time and online.
  67. South Bronx Job Corps
    Job training, skill development & job placement assistance.
  68. St. Francis College
    Information about St. Francis College, admissions requirements, and college readiness in general.
  69. THEO Program- SUNY Downstate
    Teen Internships and Youth Employment opportunities, in addition to health materials.
  70. viBe Theater Experience                                             
    Free, intensive music & theater program for girls who write, create, publish, direct & perform collaborative works.
  71. Vision Transformation Firm
    Personal Development Programs & Success Coaching for Teens.
  72. WE Schools Program
    The WE Schools program empowers youth to make a difference in their local and global communities, identify career goals, develop leadership skills and increased academic and civic engagement.
  73. Youth Justice Board – Center For Court Innovation
    A yearlong youth leadership & civics afterschool program encouraging student research, policy development, interaction with local government and advocacy.

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