The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is now accepting applications for its upcoming Junior Scholars Program, now entering its 13th season! The FREE program selects 100 Metropolitan New York young people, ages 11-18, to participate in a uniquely designed pre-college black studies program at their location. It is built on an inquiry-based and project-based approach to learning about African American history and the global black experience and runs from October 24, 2015 – May 14, 2016 on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. This may seem like a long way off – as many of us are still scrambling to finalize summer plans - but NOW is the time to apply! Your junior scholar will want to get his/her bid in early to be considered for this dynamic program!
The Schomburg’s Junior Scholars engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, attend weekly college-style lectures and presentations, tour New York cultural and historical sites, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from the library’s vast collections, exhibitions, and resources. The program is unique in that it is one of the only opportunities middle and high school-aged students in the New York area have to engage in structured, in-depth learning about black history while, at the same time, building binding friendships, and exploring marketable skills. The sessions culminate in May with an annual Youth Summit.
You have until September 30th to apply but, early submission is encouraged. For more information or to download an application, CLICK HERE. For questions, email SchomburgEd@nypl.org or call 212.491.2207.