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College Information and Fairs

How to Fill Out the FAFSA Step-by-Step
Are you worried about filling out the FAFSA (also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? See How to Fill Out the FAFSA Step-by-Step for free advice.

FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)
Check out this guide for the answers to the most commonly-asked questions about the FAFSA!

Financial Aid Information
Additional resources for your Financial Aid quest!

Countdown to College: Tips for Parents
Helpful advice to get teens prepared for college.

Finding Money for College
Advice from BPL's Business and Career Library on how to find money for college.

Scholarships and Money for College
Links and resources for scholarships and free money!

Applying for College
This page will give you everything you need to know when applying for college, submitting your application and applying for financial aid!

Internet Resources for Colleges and Schools
The ultimate referral list for colleges and schools!

NYC College Line
Do you have questions about college? Look to NYC College Line for application and admissions procedures, how to pay for college, and how to succeed!

I want to go to college, but I don't know where to start!
Check out "Your Children Can Go to College. Yes They Can!". It's a handbook for immigrant parents, students, and educators to find different resources on higher education. Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Bengali and Haitian Creole.

Contests

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Video Contest
Do you enjoy making short films and reading books? If so, make a video about a Newbery Award-winning book and submit it for The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival video contest! More information, including tips and tricks, rules for the contest and previous winners, can be found by clicking here. The deadline for video submissions is December 20th, 2014.

YCteen Essay Contest
Are you a writer between the ages of 14 and 19? Would you like to get some money for one of your essays? Then enter the YCteen Essay Contest! All of the prizes, rules and the essay question can be found on the website. The submission deadline is Friday, October 3rd.

Programs & Internships                                   

Technology Service Corps
Technology Service Corps provides young adults intensive training in computer fundamentals, network administration, database administration, website development, as well as professional development skills in a 7 week technology based internship with some of the premier corporations and non-profit organizations in NYC. We have recently partnered with the Cisco Networking Academy to provide their IT Essentials Curriculum to our students. Students completing the course are prepared to take their A+ certification. The entire program, including certifications is free. For complete information, click here.

Tech Flex Scholars ProgramAre you a teen interested in pursuing a career in a technology field and entrepreneurship?If so, Brooklyn On Tech is currently recruiting for their Tech Flex Scholars Program! You must be a junior or senior at a Brooklyn high school and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The application must be filled out by September5, 2014 at 11:59pm.

New York State Summer School of the Arts
Pre-professional summer training programs for NY State high school students interested in arts and entertainment! Programs include ballet, theatre, visual arts and more. See the flyer for more information. To apply, visit this webpage. Application deadlines vary for each program.

Global Kids Internships
Gain experience at an educational nonprofit in fundraising, communications, program development or administrative assistance. Interested applicants can send their resume along with a cover letter to internship@globalkids.org. Click here for more information.

Brooklyn Green Teens
If you're between the ages of 13 and 17 and interested in earning community service credits while helping the environment, consider joining Brooklyn Green Teens! For registration and more information, click on the flyer for this ongoing program.

Rubin Museum of Art Teen Programs
The Rubin Museum of Art offers many fun, unique teen programs throughout the year. To learn more, visit their webpage!

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
Check out the current list of programming at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls! Visit their webpage to find out more information and sign up to rock out!

Brooklyn Museum Internship Programs
The Brooklyn Museum has various internship opportunities through out the year.  Find more details and applications here.

Youth Programs at Cooper-Hewitt
Applications are now available for the youth programs at Cooper-Hewitt. Learn more about the programs here.

American Museum of Natural History After School Programs
Are you interested in the sciences? If so, consider applying for the American Museum of Natural History after school program! Applications and additional information can be found here.

The Ranger Conservation Corps
Calling all teens interested in nature and the environment! The Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) allows you to earn community service hours during either the spring or fall. Click here for application information, or call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC) and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.

Summer Youth Alternatives 2014
Even more internships, volunteer opportunites and mentoring programs compiled by NYC's Department of Youth & Community Development: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/downloads/pdf/Summer_Youth_Alternatives2014.pdf

High School Information

NYC High School Application Process
Gearing up toward applying for high school? This link has information to help you navigate the process.

High School Admissions
Do you have questions about the admissions process for NYC high schools? If so, check out the NYC Department of Education's choices and enrollment high school page! For more information, you can call 718-935-2399 or email HS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov .

New York City has public high schools with every imaginable theme, a dizzying array of application requirements, and charter schools galore. Choosing from one of NYC's over 400 public high schools can be a real task. How do you decide where you go to school? A group of NYC public high school students, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP), and teaching artist Douglas Paulson investigated the high school application process and made a website to help break it down to middle school students, parents, and guidance counselors.