Mayor Adams, Schools Chancellor Banks and the Department of Youth and Community Development Announce Opening of Summer Rising Enrollment

  • Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2022

NEW YORK – This morning, Mayor Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks and the Department of Youth and Community Development announced that enrollment for Summer Rising will be open on the Department of Education website today, April 25, beginning at 8:00 am ET.

“Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes new opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and thrive,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Summer Rising will turn our city into a classroom, addressing the COVID-19 learning gap while also reigniting the joy of learning through hands-on educational experience. Together, as a city, we have an opportunity for our students to have an engaged summer — let’s seize the moment.”

“Given the challenges of the last couple of years, I am so excited to kick off enrollment for Summer Rising for what will be one of the most important summers our students will have,” said Schools Chancellor David C. Banks. “This is a real opportunity for students to return to the joy of learning by engaging in rigorous academic programming while also getting out beyond the four walls of their classrooms and experiencing all our city has to offer.”

“DYCD’s community-based organizations will be rising to the moment of this historic summer by providing young people with even more opportunities for fun, learning, and social-emotional growth,” said DYCD Deputy Commissioner for Youth Services Susan Haskell. “Working in partnership with our funded providers and DOE, DYCD is proud to be part of this unprecedented and life changing expansion of summer programs for youth who are in grades K-8.”

Summer Rising is a free program administered by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) that will connect 110,000 elementary and middle school students to fun, culturally-relevant, hands-on experiences to strengthen their academic, social, and emotional skills.

As previously announced, six weeks of programming for middle schoolers and seven weeks for elementary school students will be available in July and August.

To enroll, parents should visit nyc.gov/SummerRising. Spots are limited, so we encourage families to apply as soon as possible to secure a seat at their preferred summer location. Any NYC student currently in grades K-8 is eligible. Students in DOE or charter schools will need their 9-digit student ID number to enroll. The enrollment portal will also list the DYCD-funded Community-based Organizations (CBO) working with that site. Families who need support completing the application should contact the parent coordinator at their school.

After enrolling, parents will receive an email confirming their child’s Summer Rising seat. Parents and families should contact the parent coordinator at their school with any questions or email summer@schools.nyc.gov for more information.

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