Summer Rising Application

The K-8 Summer Rising application portal is now open! Apply between April 17 and May 1, 2023.

Borough President Appointees

Below is the link the for the Borough President Appointee application. The application DEADLINE for Bronx Appointees is June 15, 2023.

Bronx candidates will adhere to but not be limited to the following requirements:

  1. Candidates will be interviewed by the Borough President’s team.
  2. Selected Borough President Appointees must sign an Expectations and Code of Conduct.
  3. Appointees must attend a MANDATORY onboarding orientation.
  4. Appointees will be required to attend ongoing Professional Development training and workshops offered by the Office of the Bronx Borough President.
  5. Appointees must attend training and workshops offered by F.A.C.E.

Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard

Try out for a chance to become a lifeguard for summer 2022! Visit for more information.


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. Visit for more information.

Bronx Youth Council

The Bronx Youth Council, comprised of students from across the Bronx, teaches advocacy skills, gun violence facts and laws to young people from all over the Bronx who are provided with the opportunity to become peer leaders and advocates for change in their own communities.  The students who join the Bronx Youth Council return to their community of residence with skills and determination to end gun violence and prevent the spread and use of illegal guns. The youth advocacy, expertise and momentum created by the Bronx Youth Council will be a tremendous vehicle to bring about change borough wide since members of the Bronx Youth Council come from all different areas of the Bronx. We want to educate the Bronx community about solutions for reducing illegal guns and gun violence. Please click on the above link for more information.

Bronx Children’s Museum

The Bronx Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit institution conceived in 2005 and incorporated in 2008. The Museum seeks to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and the diversity and richness of their surroundings, as well as the world beyond.

Bronx Directory of Youth Services

This directory contains information about:

Youth Service Providers (YSP) – Organizations with after-school, recreational, cultural, job/skills training and other programs.
Mental Health Providers (MHP) – Organizations that offer different types of mental health treatment, including individual counseling, family counseling, case management and substance abuse.
Teen Health Free Clinics (THFC) – Health clinics that provide free health care for teens such as STD and HIV testing, birth control, pregnancy tests, and gynecological services.
Parent Resource Center– Center that provides parents of youth with family support services.

Parks Department Programs and Recreational Centers

Information on: Accessible Programs, Fitness Programs, Recreation Centers, Youth Sports Programs & Clinics, Swim Programs, Teen Programs , Summer Day Camps and much more . Please contact your borough recreation office for more information about Parks Department programs at (718) 430-1825 or (212) 360–3300.