How to Join TASC's City Scholars in New York City

The City Scholars program is a Saturday job-training and leadership program for motivated teens who are interested in working with younger children. The After-School Corporation (TASC) runs this program at Thomas Edison High School in Jamaica, Queens and Benjamin Banneker High School in Fort Green, Brooklyn. This program is open to all high school students throughout the 5 boroughs.


Teens meet throughout the year to participate in high-energy workshops run by young adults, and interactive, hands-on training activities specially geared to this age group. The teens learn about child development, conflict management, serving as role models and public speaking. They also prepare to become community leaders through training sessions that focus on community-building and service-learning projects.


City Scholars gives teens opportunities to utilize their leadership skills through community service projects that the students plan and implement. Each project involves a service to younger kids in out-of-school time settings.


The benefits of joining City Scholars include: • Stipends • Transportation (Metrocards) to and from all program activities • Meals at all training workshops • Community Service Hours (upon approval from your high school) • Extracurricular activities for college applications • Exclusive access to the City Scholars Job Bank linking you to jobs and volunteer opportunities

Steps

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    1. Go to http://www.tascorp.org/section/what_we_do/program_support/youth/city_scholars to learn more about both City Scholars and TASC.
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    Print out the City Scholars Regional Enrollment form (http://www.tascorp.org/userfiles/file/common/forms/dycd-tasc_enroll.pdf)
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    Fill out the DYCD Participant Enrollment Form
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    Fill out the Emergency Medical Form
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    Fill out the Photo / Video Interview Consent Form
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    Fill out the Evaluation Consent Form
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    Have your parent of legal guardian sign each of the 4 forms
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    Fax your application to (646) 943-8800 or email it to Cityscholars@tascorp.org (**If you email this, don’t forget to make sure the forms are signed first!)
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    Wait to be contacted by a City Scholars Coordinator within 48 hours.
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    Attend the next City Scholars workshop! The Coordinator will let you know the date.

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Categories: Leadership and Mentoring