NYPD Explorers

The Law Enforcement Explorers program provides young men and women from the city's diverse communities with an introduction to a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program often results in strengthening ties between the community and police. Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for diversity and human dignity through training, involvement in community service projects, and other Exploring events. There are programs in multiple departments, including the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

  • Eligibility: All Students
  • Program dates/times: Flexible based on students schedule
  • Application Deadline: Rolling

Usher's New Look Leadership Academy

Do you want to meet Usher?!?! Usher's New Look Leadership Academy focuses on four pillars: Talent, Education, Career, and Service. Participants will develop essential leadership and career skills through this four year program. 

  • Eligibility: 9th Graders
  • Application Dates: MANDATORY Info Session during your lunch period on 10/18



Brooklyn Academy of Music

Arts and Justice

Students examine the intersections of social justice and the arts in this unique interdisciplinary program. Through workshops in theater and creative writing led by BAM teaching artists, participants explore important issues affecting their communities while also developing critical thinking skills. The program culminates with the performance of an original theater piece created by the students, open to friends and family at the BAM Fisher.

In this program, students: Engage in self-expression and collaboration through creative writing and research; Develop an original theatrical presentation to share and perform at the BAM Fisher; Attend events and discussions with invited guest speakers

  • Eligibility: All students
  • Program Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30pm from Jan 8—Mar 29, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 10th 

Dancing into the Future

Teamwork, commitment, and self-confidence are the central tenets of this intensive dance workshop. Students at all levels learn a variety of movement styles and work collaboratively to choreograph a dynamic dance piece.

In this program, students: Attend live dance performances; Learn diverse styles, like African dance and Bollywood; Create an entirely original dance piece to perform for friends and family at the BAM Fisher; Work creatively with a team; Learn expression through movement

  • Eligibility: All students
  • Program Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm
  • Application Deadline: December 8th

Brooklyn Interns for Arts & Culture

High school juniors develop college readiness and gain real-world work experience over the course of a year and a half in this paid internship program at BAM. Over the course of the program participants gain valuable skills, like creating a resume, having a successful job interview, and public speaking and presentation skills. Interns participate in weekly career development workshops, work under the supervision of a BAM employee in BAM’s administrative offices, receive one-on-one mentoring, and attend Q&A lunches with executive staff. Additional professional development will be provided offsite at the Manhattan law offices of Proskauer and Rose LLP.

  • Eligibility: 11th Grade
  • Program Dates: Feb 21, 2018—Jun 4, 2019
  • Application Deadline: November 23rd



Futures and Options, Internship Program

During the school year, students in The Internship Program participate in paid internships; they work between 12 and 15 hours per week at a New York City business, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Additionally, interns receive ongoing support from Futures and Options staff and attend regular work-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips.

  • Eligibility: Ages 16 or older, 11th & 12th grade
  • Program dates/times: 12-15 hours per week after school
  • Application Deadline: October 10th

STEP at NYU School of Medicine

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Do you love science class? Do you love technology? Then this three semester program is for you! NYU School of Medicine identifies and recruits diverse middle school, high school, and college students who may be interested in pursuing medicine and the biomedical sciences. The Science and Technology Entry Program seeks to cultivate diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math by increasing the numbers of racially underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who apply for college and medical school. This school year & summer students will take STEM classes at the New York University School of Medicine, and participate in SAT prep courses. Next fall, students will be mentored by a medical student!

  • Eligibility: 10th & 11th Graders
  • Program Dates: In the spring, SAT preparation courses take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00PM to 7:30PM, with two daylong Saturday sessions. During the summer, the program runs from Monday through Thursday, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, for four full weeks. During the fall semester, scholars meet with medical student mentors or attend scientific research workshops once a week, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
  • Application Deadline: November 1st


Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. 

Exploring is broken up into three separate programs: Business, Law Enforcement, and Fire and Emergency Services Exploring. Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Business programs vary in length, and are often single session programs or weekly sessions for a month. Because most programs only consist of short programs are in incredible opportunities to explore, and get an inside look at, different career fields. They are provide a great opportunity to network for the future! 

November Business Exploring Programs

Grassi & Co. - Business and Accounting

Grassi & Co. is the 75th largest accounting firm in the country, and the 18th largest in New York. They specialize in accounting, auditing, and tax services. Recognized by Accounting Today as one of the best Accounting Firms to Work For, Grassi & Co. employs Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Financial Planners, and Certified Construction Professionals, in addition to several other qualified professionals. Come and receive real-world career experience in Business and Accounting by working professionals!

Dates: Thursday, October 26th From 4:30-6:00 PM (following sessions on 11/2 and 11/9)


STV Inc. - Building Construction, Architecture, and Engineering

STV is a leading, award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services. STV is consistently ranked among the country's top 25 firms in education, corrections, highways, bridges, rail and mass transit. This program is designed to give students an overview of the many career options in the building industry! Program Includes discussions with various professionals, tours and networking opportunities!

Dates: Thursday, October 26th and Thursday November 2nd From 4:30—6:00 PM


Richmond County District Attorney’s Office - Law

The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is inviting students to get an inside look at the variety of careers within the office. The program will include learning about the Grand Jury, the Detective Squad, victim advocacy, and the comfort dog, the video unit, and the line-up room. The program will also feature lectures by various assistant district attorneys.

Dates: Wednesday, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, December 6th, and 13th 4:30—6:00 PM


Kimpton Hotels - Hospitality

Kimpton Hotels are a series of New York City boutique hotels as distinctive as the city itself. Staff are on the top-top of their responsibilities while treating guests to chic amenities. You are invited to explore two Kimpton Hotel locations. On November 8th you will be touring The Muse Hotel, a luxury hotel located one block from Times Square and the Broadway Theater District. On November 14th you will be welcomed at Ink 48, which has a more modern appeal and sits on the West side overlooking the Hudson River. Hotel staff will guide you on tours of the elaborate facilities and demonstrate their daily tasks and responsibilities. Come ready to ask your questions about the various departments and careers within the field of hospitality.

Dates: The Muse Hotel: Wednesday, November 8th 4:30 - 6:00 PM Ink 48: Tuesday, November 14th 4:30-6PM


Signature Theatre - Theater/Production

Interested in Theatre? If so, then join the Exploring Program at Signature Theatre for unprecedented behind the scenes access! Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre is the first theatre company to devote an entire season to the work of a single playwright. They offer a groundbreaking program designed to make theatre affordable and accessible to all by offering $25 tickets to every seat at every performance. Learn about careers in set production, lighting, read scripts, see what goes into making a show come to life!

Dates: Thursdays: November 9th and November 16th (4:30 until 5:30 PM)


American Management Association - Job Readiness

Interested in gaining valuable skills to prepare yourself for college and the world of business? If so, the Young Adult Leadership Program of American Management Association (AMA) powered by Operation Enterprise® invites you to take the first step to success! This job and college readiness program will include workshops on resume writing, interview skills, networking skills, business etiquette, and projecting a positive professional image. Each student will have an opportunity to look over their resumes with an AMA Manager and to partake in a mock interview. This program is beneficial for any student interested in continuing to college or looking to begin a career after high school.

Dates: Tuesday, November 14th, 21st, 28th at 4:30—6:00 PM


Gina Gibney Dance - Dance & Performing Arts

Interested in Dance, on stage and behind the scenes? Join the Exploring Program at Gibney Dance! Founded in 1991, Gibney Dance is a trailblazing organization whose mission is to bring the possibility of movement where it otherwise would not exist. Through three interrelated fields of action— Center, Company, and Community Action— Gibney Dance is “Making Space for Dance” in studios, on stages, and in underserved shelters and schools. Gibney Dance’s two centers in lower Manhattan offer 3 performance spaces, 16 studios, and a robust roster of classes, professional development programs, and community outreach opportunities.

Dates: Tuesday, November 14th OR Tuesday, December 12th 4:15 - 6:00 PM


Gerstein Fisher - Finance/Investment Management

Interested in Finance and Investment Management? If so, join the Exploring Program at Gerstein Fisher! Gerstein Fisher is an investment management and advisory firm that manages investments on behalf of individuals, families, and institutions. Gerstein Fisher continues to innovate practical solutions to real-life investor challenges, drawing on a deep understanding of both market dynamics and investor behavior. Come learn about careers in financial planning, consultation, and investment management!

Dates: Tuesday, November 14th, 21st, 28th 4:30—6:00 PM


Penguin Random House - Publishing & Writing

Interested in Publishing and Writing? If so, join the Exploring Program at Penguin Random House! This publishing company is a recent merge between Random House and Penguin Group. They publish adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital books. They employ more than 10,000 people globally across 5 continents and publish 15,000 new titles annually. Learn from the publishers that produced books such as Game of Thrones, Fifty Shades of Grey, and many more. Discover all the careers involved in creating a book!

Dates: Tuesday, November 28th & Tuesday, December 5th 4:30—6:00 PM


Eastern Consolidated - Real Estate

Interested in a Career in Investment, Real Estate Development, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Advisory? This is your invitation to join New York Exploring at Eastern Consolidated. Founded in 1981, Eastern Consolidated is a full service commercial real estate company that is consistently ranked as one of New York City’s top brokerage firms. This three session program will provide insight into the fields of investment, real estate development, entrepreneurship, and capital advisory. This program will interest students who enjoy business and are looking for fast paced, lucrative careers.

Dates: Wednesday, November 15th, 29th and December 6th from 4:30— 6:00PM.


Steward Partners - Business, Finance, and Wealth Management

Interested in Business and Finance? Join the Exploring program at Steward Partners! Come and see what it takes to have a career in business and finance. Steward Partners Global Advisory is an employee owned, full-service independent partnership, catering to family, institutional and multigenerational investors! This program will provide students an overview of careers in wealth management and business. Students will make valuable connections and learn what they can be doing now to ensure a successful path in finance.

Dates: Tuesday, November 14th, 28th, December 5th, 12th and 19th From 4:30—6:00 PM


Dewberry - Engineering

Interested in Engineering? Join the Exploring program at Dewberry a large multidisciplinary firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. Sessions Include: Session 1: Structural Engineering: Construct your own bridge! Session 2: Water Resources Engineering : Build your own H2 0 Filter! Session 3: Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineering: Build your own wireless power device!

Dates: Wednesday, November 15 From 4:30—6:00 PM (Following Sessions on Nov. 29th and Dec. 6th)


Silvercup Studios - Theatre/Media/Production

Interested in TV/Film Production and Entertainment? Silvercup Studios is one of the largest film and television facilities in New York City! Located in Long Island City, the studio has been in operation since 1983. With its iconic sign visible from the East River, Silvercup Studios has been home to famed television productions including HBO's Sex and the City and The Sopranos, 30 Rock, and Gossip Girl. Current productions at Silvercup’s facilities include Quantico, Girls, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Younger, Friends from College, Z and Time After Time. Silvercup has also hosted dozens of major motion pictures, including When Harry Met Sally and The Devil Wears Prada, and hundreds of commercials.

Dates: Wednesday, November 15th, Tuesday, November 21st, Wednesday, November 29th (From 4:30 - 5:30 PM)


Don't see something you're interested in? Stop by the Enrichment Office (located in the main office) and we'll work with you to find the perfect program for you!