Opportunities for Our Students
Apply by 4/19 for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!
Full STEAM ahead this summer! Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September 2022 can apply now to attend FREE enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC and get their hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering kindergarten through grade 9 in September 2022 can apply for camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September 2022 can apply for STEM courses and internships. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!
Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; The Battery Conservancy; UrbanGlass and Wave Hill.
Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.
Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Tuesday, April 19. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.
Student Working Papers
Interested in applying to SYEP for the summer? Thinking of getting a job on your own?
See Dilyon for assistance in obtaining your working papers first.
Even if you are not interested in working, it is good practice to get them.
If you are aged 14-17 you will need an employment certificate, also called working papers, in order to hold a job in New York State.
This rule covers:
- High school graduates
- Minors who work for their parents
- Minors who do industrial homework
Working papers are divided into two age groups (14-15 and 16-17):
14-15-year-olds - Your working papers are blue. If you are 14 and 15 years old, you are issued these working papers because you are not allowed to work in a factory.
16-17-year-olds (in school) - Your working papers are green. The difference between 14-15 year old working papers and 16-17 year old working papers is that you are allowed to work in a factory. You cannot work around certain machines, do construction work, help on a motor vehicle, clean, oil, wipe, or adjust belts on machinery.
16-17-year-olds (out of school) - Your working papers are peach. If you are 16 to 17 years old and are not in school or are leaving school for full time employment, you will need these working papers. You are allowed to work in a factory, cannot work around certain machines, do construction work, help on a motor vehicle, or clean, oil, wipe, or adjust belts on machinery.