Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood and will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations. All programs will be full day, in-person experiences that will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and follow State health and safety guidelines. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.
All programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. All locations will have access to testing, nursing support and a telehealth call center.
Summer Rising Grades K-8
Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.
All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.
Summer Rising High School
Summer Rising High School is a chance for all high school students to make up previously failed courses, complete courses in progress, and participate in academic acceleration. Students will also be able to engage in important career readiness opportunities, like the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and Learn to Work (LTW).
High school students will have access to academic and social emotional supports designed locally to meet the unique needs of older students. High schools will design programs that meet the needs of their school communities and are based on student feedback. Programs may be in-person or remote, depending on the subject area and community needs.