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Columbia University: Science Honors Program
Now in its 66th year, the Science Honors Program (SHP) selects 350-400 students from the tri-state area each year to attend enrichment courses in science and mathematics at Columbia on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.
Applicants must now be in the 11th, 10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional ability in science and mathematics. 
  • Each applicant will be asked to do the following:
    (1) Submit an online application, with an associated $50 application fee (waivers are available in case of financial hardship).
    (2) Submit an electronic copy of their official transcript directly to the SHP.
    (3) Request that a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit an online recommendation letter.
    (4) Take a two-hour online entrance examination to be administered on various weekend dates TBD during the first half of June.
Please visit the link above to learn more about SHP or click here for program flyer
Deadline to apply: March 27th, 2024
Volunteer Opportunity: Long Island Children's Museum
Long Island Children’s Museum is looking for volunteers!
Each day at the Museum is different, but every day is filled with fun and rewarding opportunities that also develop important job skills. LICM volunteers, work alongside trained staff, to help with guided tours, public programs and theater events. Do you have excellent communication and people (especially “little people”) skills? Can you work independently and as a team member? Come join us!
When: Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm during the school year. Open daily over the summer.
Who: Students must be at least 14 years old
Where: 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
How to apply: All interested students can complete and submit the online volunteer application  or scan the QR code that is affixed on the flyer to complete the application on their phone. Once the application is received and reviewed,  I will reach out to schedule a face-to-face interview with them.
Contact: Karoll Joseph (She/her), Community Engagement and Events Program Director, Long Island Children’s Museum 516-224-5844
St. Francis Hospital - Pathway to Nursing Event
When: March 19, 2024
Time: 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Where: The Dematteis Center
             101 Northern Blvd.
             Greenvale, NY 11548
RSVP to pre-register To: [email protected]
Phone: (516) 277-4856  - Walk-Ins are Welcome
Please view flyer here
In lieu of their Spring in-person presentation, they have provided a short video to view. Please click here
Long Island University Forensic Science Interactive Crime Scene Reenactment 
Led by Professor Francis Harten, Director of the LIU Forensic Science Program and Former NYPD Crime Scene Detective 
Date: Wednesday: Feb 21 @ 5:30 PM
Where: Long Island University, Post Campus, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY Winnick House, Great Hall 
For more information, click here for program flyer
Molloy University Shadow Days: The School of Business
This is the perfect opportunity designed specifically for high school seniors to explore our program. You will attend classes in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing or Entertainment & Sports Management. After class you will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and spend time with our Business Ambassadors to learn more about clubs, activities, and internship opportunities!
When: Tuesday, February 20, Wednesday, March 20, or Tuesday, April 30
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Who: HS Seniors
RSVP via QR code on flyer, or to: Tina Masiello | [email protected] | 516.323.3077
Columbia University: Columbia Engineering's 2024 Science Honors Program
The Columbia University Science Honors Program (SHP) is a highly selective program for high school students who have a strong interest in the sciences and mathematics. Courses are primarily in the physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, and computing sciences; and instructors are scientists and mathematicians who are actively engaged in research at the University. During the past few years, the SHP has offered the following courses:
* Students will need to be able to bring a personal laptop for these courses.
When: The SHP holds classes at Columbia from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Saturdays throughout the academic year.
Who: HS students in 10, 11 or 12th grade
For more information, click here or Informational Flyer
Deadline to Register: March 27, 2024 (Letters of recommendation and transcripts are due by April 10th)
Rx Experience at Wilkes University
Students considering a major in pharmacy can learn more at Rx Experience, a four-day virtual camp, offered by Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. High school students will get a behind-the-scenes look at pharmacy through educational sessions and fun, hands-on lab activities, all from the comfort of their own home! We'll send everything students need for lab activities and hands-on learning. Additionally, high schoolers will learn how to prepare for and apply to the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, get a glimpse at life as a pharmacy student at Wilkes and hear about the variety of rewarding career paths available to pharmacists.
When: The camp will be offered once a week, via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, March 13 to April 3.
Space is limited!
Click here for more information & to register
Vaughn College STEP Program: Science & Technology Entry Program Hybrid Saturday Academy 2023-2024
At Vaughn College, we offer the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), a New York State grant which is a free program for eligible participants. Students must be in 7th-12th grade, NY residents, and economically disadvantaged, or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian. If economically disadvantaged, we need proof of income via tax documents, but if applying via ethnicity we do not income status. 11th and 12th graders have the option to take our STEP courses and/or college credits. Students can meet with a tutor virtually after school for homework/test preparation. 
Course Offerings:
  • Basic Flight
  • Advanced Flight
  • SREM Design with 3D Modeling
  • Basic Coding with Special Topics
  • Soft Skills
Enrichment Services Provided:
  • Tutoring
  • College Credit Courses available to 11th 7 12th grade students
  • Workshops
Who: 7th - 12th grade students
For more questions, please contact [email protected]
Click here for calendar & to apply 
Deadline: Rolling Basis but students are encouraged to apply prior to 9/29/23
Backyard Players and Friends: Volunteer Opportunity
Backyard Players & Friends is an inclusive, arts-based community program, open to the public for participants age 14 and older. We work to give every person a space so that together we can share ideas and experience openness, joy and creativity. We believe that through inclusion there is diversity and strength. Our program seeks unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation.
We are always looking for volunteers who are eager to engage and support our growing program and would like to offer our program as a volunteer opportunity to your students. 
For more information, please click here
Siena College: College Talk Tuesday
Siena is offering college search help every Tuesday night this fall. Your students, and their families are welcome to join us for video chats on affordability, finding the perfect major, essays, applications, financial aid and more. 
For more information, click here
Volunteer Crowd: STEM Volunteer Internships for Students

Click here to learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities in the STEM area

Click here for volunteer opportunities in CTE (Career and Technical Education)

Click here for additional volunteer opportunities



Long Island Volunteer Center