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ExpandED Options Student Application

In ExpandED Options you will participate in a credit-worthy apprenticeship to prepare you to work with kids over the summer. In the apprenticeship you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of a field
  • Learn how to instruct and coach groups of young people
  • Have the opportunity to practice teaching after school
  • Have the ability to earn a paid summer internship

Do I qualify for ExpandED Options?

To be selected for ExpandED Options, you must be enrolled in a participating high school and:

  • Be 16 years or older by July 1, 2020 for non-lifeguarding programs
  • Have an interest in working with elementary and middle school kids
  • Have an interest in your apprenticeship subject
  • Be able to commit to attend the spring apprenticeship training and summer internship work schedule

There is no prior experience necessary.

What is the time commitment?

  • Depending on the apprenticeship, ExpandED Options will meet a few times a week after school or on weekends.

What do I get for successfully completing the spring apprenticeship?

  • 1 elective credit, art credit, or physical education credit OR hours towards a CDOS credential.
  • Potential placement in a paid summer internship

What does the summer internship involve?

  • Interns will be placed at summer camps around NYC
  • Internship training begins in late June and internships last 6 weeks, depending on the site
  • Interns will work 25 hours per week
  • Interns will earn a minimum hourly wage of $15 for the summer internship.

Only students who successfully complete the apprenticeship will receive a summer internship.



See how ExpandED Options can expand your high school experience