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After School Programs

Join our unique opportunities at the Museum and in the community

Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s After School Program is a free, year-round program that serves elementary and high school students. This interdisciplinary program has offered unique learning opportunities at the Museum and in the community for over 25 years.

ELEMENTARY (GRADES K-5)

Children in BCM’s daily K–5 program explore arts, culture, and STEM themes guided by our exceptional Museum Educators. Each week, children receive a unique museum experience as they interact with our exclusive collection of over 30,000 museum objects. This program is located at P.S. 189 located on 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum After School is supported by the Department of Youth and Community Development of the City of New York.

Program Schedule

Monday–Friday, 3–6pm and some school holidays and breaks.

Registration & Contact Information

Enrollment for the 80 students summer camp slots will be done by lottery. Applications will not be selected based on a lottery and not on a first come, first served basis. Sibling preference will be given to the sibling(s) of a selected applicant. Applications will be available August 2016.

For more information, please contact Kwame Brandt-Pierce at kbpierce@brooklynkids.org.

 

HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12)

Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Teen Council Summer Program

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Teen Council is dedicated to providing Brooklyn teens with their first job experience and supporting them in their transition to the working world through artistic development workshops and an enriching museum internship program.

During the summer of 2017 the Teen Council will focus on documentary film and
photojournalism as a way to explore advocacy through art. In a series of workshops
teens will learn about photography, journalism, digital photo editing, and curate their own exhibition while also learning about local politics, cultural institutions, and the many forms that advocacy can take on to impact our community. The Teen Art and Advocacy Council will meet on Wednesdays 4-6pm July 5th to August 9th. The museum internship days will take place Tuesdays-Sundays (depending on assignment) from July 5th- August 13th.

Applications are being accepted May 3rd-June 9th.

Drop off completed paper applications at the front desk of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum located at:145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213 during public hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-6pm.

If selected for follow up you will be required to attend a group interview on one of the following days and times:

•WEDNESDAY JUNE 21TH 4PM
•WEDNESDAY JUNE 21TH 5PM
•FRIDAY JUNE 23RD 4PM
•FRIDAY JUNE 23RD 5PM
•SATURDAY JUNE 24TH 12PM
•SATURDAY JUNE 24TH 1PM

Who Should Apply?
High School Students between the ages of 14- 18 years with an interest in…

• The arts
• Museums
• journalism
• science and nature
• building leadership skills
• working collaboratively to successfully complete a project
• organizing and planning fun events at BCM’s

Benefits to participating in Teen Arts And Advocacy Council:

• Develop professional skills by working alongside museum professionals
• Participate in fun art and research projects
• Earn a Stipend and build your resume
• Receive letters of recommendation for college and other professional opportunities
• Exhibit your art and projects at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
• Work collaboratively with other teens and professional artist.
• Learn more about your community and the history of Brooklyn

APPLICATION IS DUE JUNE 9th at 11:59PM

If you have any questions please email: oduverney-gaspar@brooklynkids.org

Download Application Here or Apply Here