Free Leadership Academy

PowerPlay NYC advances the lives of girls through sports, helping them grow physically, emotionally and academically stronger.

The SuperSTARS Leadership Academy is a high-impact, year-long, FREE leadership development program that prepares high school young women in NYC for college and the workforce through a structured, girl-centered approach focused on three key areas: sports/physical fitness, college access, and career/life skills development. 

The Academy kicks off with a six-week intensive summer session where girls participate in a variety of sports, develop workplace and life skills and learn about the college process. During the school year, girls gain access to activities to build their life and leadership skills through attending monthly workshops. Our other school year commitments include the opportunity to grow as mentors and leaders by participating in our peer coach program working with our younger after-school participants or to benefit from having a mentor who will help guide them in areas of networking, resume building, college application requirements, and more. 

We’re looking to accept students that will be entering 9th to 12th grade in the Fall of 2021. 

Summer Program Dates: July 6-August 13, 2021
Time: M-Th 9am-4pm, F 9am-1pm

Program will be hybrid with some sessions will be in person and others virtual. In person sessions will follow current local guidelines for safety. 
School Year Dates: September 2021-June 2022 

Monthly after school workshops
Please apply here

Manhattan Film Institute

This summer the Manhattan Film Institute is back and stronger than ever. They are a boutique summer filmmaking conservatory which creates 25 short films in two weeks. 

They only take 12 high school students in this competitive program and who will work side-by-side with industry professionals making films with 40 additional actors and directors, many of whom are experienced in the industry.

This year’s summer program dates are July 11th – 25th, 2021.

Learn more about our program and apply.

*This year they are offering two full directing scholarships to students of Asian descent. These scholarships were donated to help raise the visibility of Asian voices and stories in film.

LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies

Live Out Loud presents Behind the Scenes with Playwrights Horizons

In partnership with a variety of companies, Live Out Loud invites students to connect with a panel of LGBTQ+ professionals, hear their stories, and learn what it’s like to be out and proud at work. Through the Behind the Scenes program, LGBTQ+ youth meet and learn from adult role models from our partner company, and engage in fun activities specific to that company’s mission and values.

Date and time: Apr 29, 2021 03:15 PM on Zoom

Space is limited, so register now!

Virtual Youth Summit

Are you passionate about the environment, community organizing, access and equity issues, STEM, the arts or something else? Have you done interesting work or volunteering in these areas? Share your passion with your peers at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s 2nd Virtual Youth Summit! 

The Intrepid Museum’s Youth Summit Aspires to:

  • Provide an environment that promotes conversation, development and engagement for New York City youth to address the issues that matter to them.
  • Increase confidence in teens and youth that they have the power to make change in their communities.
  • Engage cultural institutions, academia and industry leaders in conversation and support for teens and youth.

The 2021 Virtual Youth Summit will be held June 12th. 

To present at the Intrepid Museum’s 2021 Virtual Youth Summit, please contact: youthleadership@intrepidmuseum.org

For more information about the Youth Summit and to see some of what last year’s Summit was like, please visit the Youth Summit Web site.

Saturday Workshop Series

Special Saturday Workshop Series for 9th Graders!

WHAT: Virtual Saturdays with Hook & Eye Theater
WHEN: March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10am-12pm
WHY: PPAS 9th Graders have been working with this creative and energetic program for 8 years and it ROCKS!
WHO: first come, first serve–the first 25 9th grade students to show interest in committing to all 4 workshop dates will receive a link to join a special Google Classroom
HOW: email Mrs. Sale at msale@ppasshare.org beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23rd; put your Humanities teacher in the subject line

Join us for some virtual theater-making!  In our four workshops you’ll be exploring theater-making techniques on your own, in pairs and as an ensemble.

Over the course of four sessions we’ll explore how to create imaginative characters and scenes, how to collaborate with other writers and performers over Zoom, and together we will build an entirely new and original piece of theater, which can be recorded and shared. 

You can find out more about Hook & Eye Theater at www.hookandeyetheater.com

Questions? Email Mrs. Sale directly msale@ppasshare.org 🙂   

Free Masterclass for Teens

Teens Write Comedy for Television

Monday, February 1, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Teens Write Comedy for Television with award winning comedic playwright and television writer, Sarah Congress. Everyone loves a good romcom, but it takes two to tango! Tune into Sarah’s masterclass for teens on developing comedic characters, and start this heart month off with a bang. Think about your favorite comedic character and come ready with a pen/pencil to start!

Register Here!

Online College Fair

From College Fairs Online:

College Fairs Online is still hosting our biggest virtual college fair yet for your region with around 100 colleges. Students can research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home or school, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now.  Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don’t miss it! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online now to www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the US Northeast region fair scheduled for the week of December 14th-19th. We will send reminder emails to the students when the fair starts. 

Tamara Pendleton
Founder, College Fairs Online 
www.collegefairsonline.com
tpendleton@collegefairsonline.com

Free Masterclasses

We highly recommend The Knowledge Project’s Masterclasses. They are open to all 6th–12th grade students and adults. The teachers are excellent; these classes are a treat!

REGISTER

Day 1: Monday, October 26 from 6 – 7pm
“Scary and Spooky: Write a Scary Halloween Scene.”
Led by Sarah Congress, TV writer & playwright Coach. With Q/A
Learn to write a silly horror flick scene.

Day 2: Tuesday, October 27 from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
“Who, Me, Write? Yes You can!”
Led by David Tabatsky, prolific Author, Writer, Teacher, Coach with Q/A
Jump “write in with the fun of writing, from self-expression to polished essay.

Day 3: Wednesday, October 28 from 6 -7 pm
“The Language of Music, Music of Language.”
Led by Baghir, versatile World Musician, Teacher, Coach, With demo and Q/A
Learn about the gift of music, a world language.

Day 4: Thursday, October 29 from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
“An Art Tour: Modern Art through an African American Lens.”
Led by Virgie Bonhomme, Art Historian, Writer, Coach. With Q/A
Learn more about movements, cultures, and styles.

Day 5: Monday, November 2 from 12 noon – 1 pm
“Design Your Startup: Idea to Product.”
Led by Sneha Krishnan, Entrepreneur, Product Designer, Writer, Coach. With Q/A
Transform your ideas into profit, sustainable and to scale.