September 11th this year demands more than a moment of silence. What do your students know about 9/11? Be inspired with a variety of meaningful approaches to bring this local history into your classroom. The 9/11 Tribute Center offers free online resources and personal conversations with those who were there that communicate the resilience and compassion of people helping each other as our city rebuilds. This new toolkit will be released in early September and available here.
Best Buddies invites NYC principals, teachers, and students to start a Best Buddies chapter in their schools. The Best Buddies club model celebrates social inclusion by building friendships between students with and without disabilities. Club members organize meaningful activities and service projects and gain lifelong skills through their friendships. School partnerships are available throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Registered clubs gain access to extensive Best Buddies resources including local and national trainings, networking events, and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about Best Buddies International.
Third Street Music School Settlement is offering all New York City public high school students the opportunity to audition into the school's acclaimed performance ensembles—Orchestras, Glee Choir, Rock, Jazz & Concert Bands, Guitar, Piano and Chamber Music. In its 120th Anniversary year, Third Street is reserving 120 spots in its ensembles for NYC public high school and city college students who demonstrate the musical skills and commitment to participate. The fee is $120 for the entire school year, and financial aid is available. Public high school seniors in 2014-15 who participate in this ensemble program will be eligible to apply to the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship at Third Street, which will offer three $20,000 college scholarships for students entering college in the fall of 2015. Visit the audition page to complete an audition form and sign up for one of the scheduled dates, September 14 and 19.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid internships to students in grade 11 or 12 at NYC Department of Education Title I high schools. Interns will get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, exhibition design, and more. They will also develop professional skills, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments. Students do not need prior experience or specific knowledge to apply – just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art! For more information and to link to the online application, please click here.