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Computer Resource Centers Teen Programming

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Teen digital learning workshops offer you  the opportunity to develop your digital skills, collaborate with your friends on a social media project, help you create a resume to get your first job, show you how to prepare for college applications, or study for your GED. 

RECYouth

RECYouth, for teens ages 13-17, offers video, audio, and graphic design classes that develop your technology skills while allowing you to express yourself. You can use various software and tools in the CRCs to talk about your community, share an important issue in your life, or just have a chance to be creative about things that you’re interested in.  Email us at recyouth@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

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Teen Classes

General teen classes offer opportunities for you to develop your technology skills as well as receive financial, academic and career guidance in the form of entrepreneurial training, college prep, and resume writing.

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NYC Sparx

Due to a generous gift from the Butler Foundation, beginning in July, CRCs at St. Mary’s will host a free pilot program for approximately 30 girls, ages 12-17 from the Bronx  in STEAM oriented project-based learning, with a focus on choreography, movement, the physics of dance, kinetics, and math. Please contact sparx@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Girls First Digital Studio

As a participant in the NYC Hive Learning Network, beginning in July, 2015, CRCs will collaboration with the New York Hall of Science as we lead girls through the entire process of computational design - from conceptualization to prototyping to production. The overarching goal of this program is to develop and test a computing and digital technology education program that can be used effectively with underserved female youth, and to expose these girls to female professionals who work in STEM fields and/or with digital media. This program begins July 10th at Al Oerter recreation center for approximately 30 girls on Friday mornings from July 10th to August 14th.  Contact us at (212) 255-3066 or at crc@parks.nyc.gov to request an application. Registration begins June 1, 2015.

Green Teens

Help us become a greener agency! Work with our architects and urban planners to promote sustainable practices, infrastructure, and design. If you are interested in being a "Green Teen," please email us at Green.Teens@parks.nyc.gov.

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